My First Game at Sportman’s Park

My First Game at Sportman’s Park

And there he was, Blasingame playing second base for the Cards!  Next to him on the infield was Stan Musial, playing first base.  As a 7-year-old, I didn’t know all the players yet, but I sure recognized Blasingame and Musial.

Fergie Jenkins – A Baseball Hall of Famer with a Hockey Player’s Mind

Fergie Jenkins – A Baseball Hall of Famer with a Hockey Player’s Mind

His favorite sport growing up was hockey. As a defenseman, Fergie wasn’t afraid of getting into a scrap or two.  During one such game, the local baseball scout that turned Fergie into a pitcher attended his hockey game and wanted to know one thing, “why are you so violent?” and Fergie’s response, “because I’ve got to protect my goalie!”