Dave Stancliff Hall of Famer: Goodbye To Stan ‘The Man’ Musial: 1920-2013 blogarama.com

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hall of Famer: Goodbye To Stan ‘The Man’ Musial: 1920-2013

musial ap

Baseball’s perfect knight is no longer with us.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals great Stan Musial at 5:45 p.m. time on Saturday evening. Goold says Musial was “surrounded by family” when he passed.

“Stan The Man” — a picture of poise, grace and consistency — tallied 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 on the road over the course of his 22-year major league career. The lifetime Cardinal won three World Series titles, three National League MVPs and was a first-ballot inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.

He has a statue outside Busch Stadium and his No. 6 was retired by the Cardinals in 1963 — the same year that he stopped playing. He was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest honor that the United States government can bestow on a civilian — at the White House in February 2011. Musial was 92. (Source)

No comments: