A Sad Day For Baseball: Another Great Passes

Earlier today, Babe Ruth Central wrote about the passing of Hall of Famer and Baltimore Oriole manager, Earl Weaver. Tonight, BRC is sad to announce the loss of another Hall of Famer, Cardinal great, Stan “The Man” Musial. Musial spent his entire 22-year career ((1941-1963) with St Louis. He was an amazing hitter, posting an impressive .331 batting average, 475 home runs and 3,630 hits and establishing 55 records when he retired from baseball. He won 3 MVP awards (1943, 1946 and 1948), 3 World Series Titles (1942, 1944 and 1946) and was elected to the Hall of Fame his first time on the ballot in 1969. Just as important, Musial was a true gentleman of the game. He’s likely the most popular and appreciated St. Louis Cardinal ever and was selected for the All Star game every year of his career. He was greatly respected by players and fans throughout the Majors and actually acquired his nickname, “The Man” from the rowdy, passionate fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 2011, Musial received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Stan “The Man” will be greatly missed by baseball fans.

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