Stan "The Man" Musial, one of the
greatest hitters to put on a major league uniform. Stan was a left handed
hitter and played the outfield and first base for the St. Louis Cardinals
his entire career. He had 3,630 hits and exactly half were at home, the
other half on the road. He led the National League in batting 7 times and in
doubles 8 times. Eighteen of his twenty two seasons saw him bat over .300.
He was a three time Most Valuable Player and a was a twenty time All
Star. He was a durable player and had an 895 consecutive games
played streak from April 15, 1952 to August 22, 1957. After the 1963
season, he announced his retirement and was later honored in each park
around the league. He later became the Vice President of the St. Louis
Cardinals franchise. Stan was a fine gentleman and a model of
consistency during his major league career.
St. Louis Cardinals 1941-1944, 1946-1963
(1945 - Military)
Stan Musial: The Model of Consistency