April 28, 2019 at 8:33 am #88976
Settle in with a cup of coffee and read about the journey taken by a very unusual Stan Musial uniform through a war hero and #stlcards minor leaguer to a decorated neurosurgeon and St. Louis native and perhaps to the team HOF museum. @stanthemaninc https://t.co/GcB4TU4Pkp pic.twitter.com/o6Tbf5zKQQ
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) April 28, 2019April 28, 2019 at 1:29 pm #89029gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Interesting story and a good read. I hope you are able to finally solve the mystery.
One thing that stood out to me was the number of affiliates mentioned. Was this in the era when the Cardinals had many many more minor league affiliates than they do now, thanks to Branch Rickey?April 28, 2019 at 2:01 pm #89033
Thanks for reading and commenting.
The peak was just before World War II and if I recall correctly, the Cards had 42 minor league affiliates. They ramped up again after the War, but not to the prior extent.April 29, 2019 at 9:37 pm #892311982 willieParticipantFree
i enjoyed your story about the uniform. i think its going to be really hard to find the truth but maybe you will. look forward to reading more.April 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm #89234bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Back in the ‘40s and in to the early ‘50s most teams had a ton of affiliates. To be one of the 400 major leaguers was truly beating some very long odds.October 14, 2020 at 12:54 pm #144481
An update on a story from 18 months ago about a curious Stan Musial #stlcards jersey. An professional with a light table verified stitching holes from the original no. 6 in the center back. Still unproven, however, is my theory why it was changed to "36". https://t.co/GcB4TU4Pkp pic.twitter.com/Jcr6Syymf8
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) October 14, 2020October 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm #144611bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
A fascinating story keeps going. As a side note, I have a ’48 Bowman Musial rookie. That is a nice card to have. Ironic that it is card #36.October 16, 2020 at 11:25 am #144671PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Certainly Brian has come to the enthusiastic recognition that there is a book in all of this. Maybe even a movie. This project just isn’t a movie about baseball. It is my hope that Brian has the desire to steer this story in the direction that it needs to go?October 16, 2020 at 7:04 pm #144714
Thanks for this great article and research Brian. Have you considered prison baseball teams?
Some are named the Cardinals, I guess, and perhaps they could receive old uniforms?
Or how about overseas teams, like the Lara Cardinals in Venezuaela?
These links are presented as proof of concept only, not real research.
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I suppose then if any of these are possible, that the Musial uni was used as a 36 “somewhere” before it was given to Chalifoux .October 16, 2020 at 8:41 pm #144727October 16, 2020 at 8:50 pm #144729
Or what about military baseball in England, in 1942?
Although no formal military league existed in Britain in 1942, the foundations had been set for the future and the year ended with an elaborate “American Games Day” on October 31, in Glasgow, Scotland. The Glasgow Herald proudly reported, “The gridiron and the diamond will come to Hampden Park today, when a medley of American games will be played by teams from the US forces. There is to be a quarter of football, a five inning game of baseball, and a softball match.” Hollywood actor Edward G Robinson, who was touring American military camps in the British Isles, was among 29,750 spectators who packed into the Hampden Park soccer stadium. Each sport adopted popular team names, and the 1942 World Series contenders – the Yankees and Cardinals – were used by the baseball teams.
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