Musial sets standard with five home runs in doubleheader
Musial would go on to have an average year for him – hitting .330 (one point below his career average) with 35 home runs, 126 RBI and NL highs in runs scored (120) and doubles (41).
Ironically, in the stands that day in 1954 was Nate Colbert, an eight-year-old Cardinals fan who would tie Musial’s record on Aug. 1, 1972. In a doubleheader against the Braves that day, Colbert – the Padres’ first baseman – hit five home runs and drove in 11 runs.
By that time, Musial was already a Hall of Famer – having been enshrined in Cooperstown in 1969.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
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