The St. Louis Cardinals have lost a legend. Stan "The Man" Musial passed away Saturday evening with his family by his side. He was 92 years old.
Musial was a 24-time All-Star, a three-time National League Most Valuable Player, a seven-time N.L. batting champion, and was instrumental in helping the Cardinals win three World Series titles in the 1940's. A .331 career hitter, Musial finished above .300 in 18 of his 22 seasons in the majors.
He holds the franchise record for almost every offensive category and is regarded throughout baseball as one of the all-time greats. His 3,630 hits rank Musial 4th all-time, he is 6th all-time in RBI with 1,951 and he ranks 28th on MLB's all-time home runs list with 475. He was named a member of the All-Century team in 1999 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Musial played his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969, the first year he was on the ballot.
Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak says Stan Musial set a precedent for the franchise.
Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak says Stan Musial did just as much off the field as on for St. Louis.
The Cardinals have set up a memorial site around the Stan Musial statue located oustide of Gate 3 at Busch Stadium and a memorial page has been set up on the team's website. You can view that page here: http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/stl/fan_forum/stan_musial.jsp
Stan "The Man" Musial was 92 years old.