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Midwest Sports Fans:
Stan Musial, by any measure one of the greatest ever to play the game of baseball, died yesterday at his St. Louis-area home. He was 92.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed Musial as a pitcher in 1937, but he didn’t spend much time on the mound.
In his 22 seasons with the Cardinals (from 1941–1963, taking a break to serve in the Navy in 1945), “Stan the Man” compiled 3,630 hits, a career batting average of .331, and a career OPS of .976.
Musial played in 24 All-Star Games* (tied for most all-time with Willie Mays), won 7 National League batting titles and 3 National League Most Valuable Player Awards, and led the Cardinals to 3 World Series titles. In 2010 he won a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He also played a mean harmonica.
Here is Musial in 1997 leading an audience in a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”:
* * * * ** Musial was able to play in 24 All-Star Games in 22 seasons because there were two All-Star games in 1961 and 1962.
Stan Musial, playing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch at a San Diego Padres game (AP Photo/San Diego Padres/Joel Zwink)
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the family of Stan Musial has made the following funeral and public visitation arrangements for the Cardinals Hall of Famer.
A public visitation is planned for Thursday, January 24th from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis. The public visitation is the opportunity...
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Hall of Fame ballplayer Stan Musial, who spent his entire career with the St. Louis Cardinals, died on Saturday at the age of 92.
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Legendary St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder and Baseball Hall of Famer, Stan “The Man” Musial passed away of natural causes at age 92 according to his official twitter page.
Stan the Man passed peacefully at home at 5:45 pm tonight of natural causes. Life will never be the same without baseball’s perfect knight.
— Stan Musial (@stanthemaninc) January 20, 2013
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Mike Matheny first encountered Stan Musial about two decades ago, watching the Hall of Famer draw a harmonica out of his jacket with an impish grin and captivate yet another crowd.
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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.
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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.
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