Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 1/19/13
ST. LOUIS - Stan "The Man" Musial, who played his entire 22-year major league career (1941-63) for the St. Louis Cardinals, died this evening at his home in Ladue, Missouri surrounded by his family. He was 92. The origins of The Man nickname fit the profile he earned among the opposition. A Cardinals traveling secretary relayed a story to Bob Broeg, a late St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter, about Brooklyn Dodgers fans mumbling, Here comes the man again, when Musial approached the plate at Ebbets Field. He was a paradox in the batters box, someone with a swing that could break hearts but a gentlemanly demeanor that could uplift them. With that gift, Musial turned Major League Baseballs record book into a personal time capsule. In 22 years with the Cardinals, he ranked first or near the top of all-time lists in each offensive category. He won three World Series titles, three MVP awards and seven National League batting titles. He batted better than .300 in 17 consecutive seasons...
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