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1901 Christy Mathewson becomes the first rookie to throw a no-hitter in baseball history in the modern era. The 20 year-old right-hander, who will hurl another no-hit game in 1905, holds the Cardinals hitless in the Giants' 5-0 victory at Robison Field in St. Louis.

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1962 In the seventh inning of the nightcap of a twin bill split with the Pirates at Forbes Field, Cardinal left fielder Stan Musial establishes a new National League record with his 10,428th time at bat. 'Stan the Man' who will finish his 22-year career with 10,972 plate appearances, surpasses Honus Wagner's mark set in 1917. (Upon further research, the Flying Dutchman gains two additional at-bats.)
1967 Cardinals' pitcher Bob Gibson's right fibula is fractured by a Roberto Clemente line drive during a 6-3 loss to the Pirates. The injury will sideline the Redbird right-hander until Labor Day, but he will recover well enough to allow only three earned runs in three complete World Series game victories over the Red Sox.

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