Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/19/13
Known to many merely as "Stan the Man," Stan Musial, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, died Saturday at the age of 92. The St. Louis Cardinals, the team with whom he spent his entire career, announced Musial's death in a press release, saying that he passed away at home surrounded by his family. No cause of death was provided. A three-time National League MVP and seven-time batting champ, Musial ranks fourth all-time in hits with 3,630. He posted a .331 batting average in his career and swatted 475 home runs. He also appeared in a record 24 All-Star games. Musial stands as one of the most popular players in Cardinals history. He spent his entire 22-year career with the team and helped St. Louis win four National League pennants and three World Series titles (1942, '44 and '46). Musial remained a part of the Cardinals organization after he retired and the team honored him with two statues outside of Busch Stadium. Born Nov. 21, 1920 in Donora, Penn., as the fi...
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