Originally written on Diamond Hoggers  |  Last updated 1/19/13
The Man.  What a nickname.  Can there be a better one?  Stan Musial was one of the best baseball players in the history of the game and pretty much defines what it means to be a St. Louis Cardinal.  A 1969 Hall of Fame inductee, a 3 time MVP, and a 24 time All-Star, he was consistently great for so long, that sometimes his name can get lost in when mentioning the all-time greats – don’t make that mistake.  Musial didn’t just fade into the sunset after his playign career, but proved in his post playing career that he was as good of a man as ball player.  A great Musial quote? “You wait for a strike, then you knock the **** out of it.” So simple, so great. Baseball is a little worse off today.  Rest in peace Stan.
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