ON STAN’S ANNIVERSARY, SANO, BROXTON, AND DAVIDSON HAVE 15 HAT TRICKS

JULY 28 1963: STAN THE MAN WHIFFS THREE TIMES FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME IN HIS CAREER

On July 28, 1963 in the first game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field, Cubs pitcher Dick Ellsworth struck out Stan Musial three times in Stan’s three at bats, the first time looking and the next two times swinging. Ellsworth pitched a complete game seven-hitter in the Cubs 5-1 win. Ellsworth struck out 10 Cardinals including Gary Kolb who took Musial’s place after Stan left the game after six innings. Musial sat out the second game also won by the Cubs, 16-11.

It would be the only time ‘Stan the Man’ whiffed three times in a game during his remarkable 22-year, 3026 game, career.

On August 12, less than two weeks after that game, the 42-year-old Musial announced he was retiring.

Here are 11 players who have struck out 3+ times in game at least 11 times this season:

Results
Rk Player #Matching AB SO Tm
1 Miguel Sano 15 62 49 MIN
2 Matt Davidson 15 62 48 CHW
3 Keon Broxton 15 64 46 MIL
4 Joey Gallo 13 49 40 TEX
5 Eric Thames 12 51 39 MIL
6 Wil Myers 12 51 39 SDP
7 Chris Davis 12 49 38 BAL
8 Cody Bellinger 12 52 38 LAD
9 Trevor Story 11 44 35 COL
10 Mike Napoli 11 45 35 TEX
11 Khris Davis 11 44 35 OAK
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