Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/19/13
Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial died on Saturday at his suburban St. Louis home. A cause of death was not immediately announced. Stan the Man was the second baseball icon to pass away in less than 24 hours. Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died Saturday morning. Musial won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP, 20-time All-Star, and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s. He finished his career with a .331 batting average and 475 home runs, earning him first-ballot election to the Hall of Fame in 1969. He retired in 1963 as the all-time National League leader in games, runs, hits, doubles and RBI. He became a team vice-president for the next 25 years. He also was general manager in 1967, when the Cardinals won the World Series. In his best year, 1948, he had four five-hit games, hit 39 home runs and batted .376, best in the National League. He also led his league that year in runs scored (135), hits (230), total bases (429...
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