Musial, Stan

Stanley Frank Musial
Born: November 21, 1920, Donora, Pennsylvania
Died: January 19, 2013, Ladue, Missouri
Bats: 
Left
Throws: 
Left
Played For: 
St. Louis Cardinals (1941-1944, 1946-1963)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1969
Biography: 

After 22 years as a Cardinal, Stan Musial ranked at or near the top of baseball's all-time lists in almost every batting category. The dead-armed Class C pitcher was transformed into a slugging outfielder who topped the .300 mark 17 times and won seven National League batting titles with his famed corkscrew stance and ringing line drives. A three-time MVP, he played in 24 All-Star games. He was nicknamed The Man by Dodgers fans for the havoc he wrought at Ebbets Field and was but one home run shy of capturing the National League Triple Crown in 1948.

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Induction Speech

 

Did You Know: 
that on May 2, 1954, Stan Musial hit a record five home runs in a doubleheader against the Giants, including two round-trippers off future Hall of Fame pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm?
Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight.
Ford C. Frick