Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Thursday July 9th 2020

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen…the saddest are these ‘it might have been.’

Perhaps Von McDaniel was a fan of John Greenleaf Whittier…but he had only days to remember high school in 1957 when less than a week after graduation, he threw a two hit shutout against the then NL Champion Brooklyn Dodgers. What a beginning this 18 year old had…winning his first four decisions, pitching 19 straight scoreless innings and posting a 7-5 W-L record in 17 games, including a one hit shutout. That was 1957…by the spring of 1958, however, Lindy’s younger brother developed severe control problems and ended up a short time third baseman in the minors. Here he’s congratulated by infielder Tom Alston and Stan the Man after that Brooklyn Dodger debut.

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