ST. LOUIS The greatest Cardinal of them all has passed away.
Hall of famer Stan Musial, winner of three MVP Awards and holder of nearly all franchise records from his 22-year career with the Cardinals, died Saturday at the age of 92.
Musial, the first player in franchise history to have his number retired, passed away at his home in Ladue, Mo., with his family by his side.
"We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family," said William DeWitt Jr., Chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals. "Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball. The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to Stan's family, including his children Richard, Gerry, Janet and Jean, as well as his eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
"We join fans everywhere in mourning the loss of our dear friend and reflect on how fortunate we all are to have known Stan the Man'."
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