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Musial Going Strong at 41

July 8, 1962 - There is no doubt about it now, and it is a great pity: at the age of 41, Stan Musial is just about washed up. He struck out on a wild pitch in the eighth inning today. And this after he had looked so good hitting three home runs in a row against the Mets. “Yeah, I looked terrible on that one,” Musial said with a grin after St. Louis had routed the Mets, 15-1, with a furious display of power. “The only time I tried for a homer today was the time I looked bad!” Musial’s slugging paced St. Louis’s 16-hit barrage that also included homers by Bill White, Fred Whitfield, and Bob Gibson, the winning pitcher. Gibson limited the Mets to three hits. As for the Mets, the more said about them, the worse. In the fourth, the Cards scored five unearned runs on three throwing errors by Met infielders. An infield bobble in the ninth led to two more unearned runs.


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