Stan Musial

Stan Musial speaks during his Induction Ceremony in 1969. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)Left Fielder

Born: November 21, 1920 at Donora, PA
Height: 6-0 Weight: 180
Threw and batted left-handed
St. Louis N.L. 1941-1944, 1946-1963

"Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight," once proclaimed Ford C. Frick of Stan Musial. After 22 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, Musial ranked at, or near, the top of baseball's all-time lists in nearly every offensive category. The slugging outfielder topped the .300 mark in 17 consecutive seasons and won seven National League batting titles with his famed "corkscrew" stance and ringing line drives. A three-time Most Valuable Player, "The Man" played in 24 All-Star games and was a member of three World Series championship teams. In 1948, he fell one home run shy of capturing the Triple Crown.