We’ll go ahead and give this week’s ceremonial birthday hat to the one and only Stan Musial, what with the fact that he’s the most popular player ever to wear the Birds on the Bat. But he’s not alone in celebrating a birthday at some point during this Thanksgiving week.
Stan Musial (1920)
Rather than us coming up with a notable tribute to Musial, why don’t we step aside and turn it over to Bernie Miklasz who documented 90 of them
Tripp Cromer (1967)
He racked up 117 total games with the Cardinals from ’93-’95, most of those appearances filling in for an injured Ozzie Smith. In case you’re still in search of a fun fact of the day, try this one – Tripp’s real name was “Roy Bunyan Cromer”. We’re not making that up.
Glenn Brummer (1954)
Most remember when Brummer boldly stole third and then home to win a game against the Giants (or at least remember Jack Buck’s call of the event). To put that scenario in perspective, those two stolen bases made up 40% of his total over a five year career. Needless to say, Brummer had somewhere to be that night.
Joe Medwick (1911)
Considering he did it in 1937, it’s still pretty hard to believe that Joe “Ducky” Medwick was the last National League player to win the Triple Crown. Safe to say that Ducky is ready to pass the torch whenever you’re ready, Albert.
Cal Eldred (1967)
Only three of his 14 seasons were with the Cardinals, but he scored a nice little “special assignment to the GM” spot in ’08. Right or wrong, we’re just pretending this was the George Costanza role in the Cardinals organization.
Roger Werhli (1947)
Anyone who gets themselves the St. Louis Sports Magazine cover standing next to Norm Stewart and The Commish deserves a happy birthday shout out.