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Stan Musial
Outfielder
Born: November 21, 1922 (1922-11-21) (age 84)
Batted: Left

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Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 17, 1941
for the St. Louis Cardinals
Final game
September 29, 1963
for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
AVG     .331
HR     475
Hits     3,630
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1969
Vote     93.2% (first ballot)
Stan Musial's number 6 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963
Stan Musial's number 6 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963

Stanley Frank Musial, originally Stanisław Franciszek Musiał, (pronounced Myou'-zee-ull, IPA: /'mjuz.i.əl/); nicknamed Stan The Man, Stash, and The Donora Greyhound (born November 21, 1920 in Donora, Pennsylvania), is an American former player in Major League Baseball who played 22 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941 to 1963. is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... 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Contents

Early life

Musial grew up in the Pittsburgh industrial town of Donora, where he played ball on his highschool team along with Ken Griffey, Jr.'s grandfather [2]. On his 19th birthday, he married Lillian Labash, and they have four children. [citation needed]. Musial remains an idol in the St. Louis area. [citation needed] Musial is also an honorary member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. [citation needed] Musial's "early life" had neither of these facts. City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity (also known as Sig Tau or ΣΤΓ, is a U.S. all-male college social fraternity founded at an unusual hour in the morning on June 28, 1920 at Central Missouri State University (formerly known as Central Missouri State Teachers College) and set up their first house...


Ancestry

His father, Lukasz, was a Polish immigrant; his mother, Mary, was the daughter of Czech immigrants. [citation needed] Musial started his career as a pitcher but after a shoulder injury moved to the outfield in 1940.

Statue of Stan Musial outside Busch Stadium.
Statue of Stan Musial outside Busch Stadium.

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Career

Musial played 1,890 games in the outfield and 1,016 games at first base, but was primarily known for his consistent hitting. The left-hander led the National League in batting average seven times and in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and hits six times each. He won the National League Most Valuable Player award in 1943, 1946, and 1948, and in 1957, received Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" award. He is one of only two players to hit five home runs in one day - he did it in a doubleheader against the New York Giants in 1954 (Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres also accomplished it in 1972). The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ...


His 3,630 career hits made him the NL's all-time leader on that list at the time he retired and second in the major leagues to Ty Cobb. He still ranks fourth all-time, behind Pete Rose, Cobb and Hank Aaron (it was ironically past a second-base playing rookie Rose that Musial's final hit would come). Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was a Hall of Fame baseball player. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ...


Musial's career was perhaps most notable for its consistency. His .331 career batting average ranks 30th; he batted .336 at home and .326 on the road. He batted .340 in day games and .320 at night. Remarkably, Musial had exactly 1,815 career hits at home, and 1,815 hits on the road. When he retired Musial had the most career home runs for a player who never won a single-season home run title. In his September 1941 debut, Musial had two hits; after he got two hits in his final game, 22 years later, a sportswriter jokingly wrote, "He hasn't improved at all."


Musial once said, "I consciously memorized the speed at which every pitcher in the league threw his fastball, curve, and slider; then, I'd pick up the speed of the ball in the first thirty feet of its flight and knew how it would move once it had crossed the plate."


Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine once described his strategy of pitching to Musial: "I've had pretty good success with Stan by throwing him my best pitch and backing up third."[3] Erskine's teammate, Preacher Roe, shared a similar sentiment. He summarized his strategy of pitching to Musial as "I throw him four wide ones and try to pick him off at first."[3] "Once Musial timed your fastball," observed Warren Spahn, "your infielders were in jeopardy." In another story, Willie Mays, then playing for the New York Giants, was receiving instruction from his manager Leo Durocher about how he should prepare defensively in center field for each of the hitters in the Cardinals' lineup. He described the weaknesses and tendencies of the first two hitters, then moved on to the cleanup (fourth) hitter. Mays interrupted to ask about the man in the third slot. Durocher replied, "The third hitter is Stan Musial. There is no advice I can give you about him." Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Carl Daniel Erskine (born December 13, 1926 in Anderson, Indiana) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948 through 1959. ... Elwin Charles Roe (born February 26, 1915 in Ash Flat, Arkansas) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... William Howard Mays, Jr. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Leo Ernest Durocher (July 27, 1905 — October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


It was fans of the Dodgers who gave him his nickname. After several fine hitting performances at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn fans would see him come to bat, and say, "Uh-oh, here comes that man again. That man is back!" St. Louis sportswriter Bob Broeg picked up on this, and Musial was "Stan the Man" from that point on. Brooklyn fans never booed him at Ebbets Field - out of respect. Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. ... Robert William Patrick Broeg Born: March 18, 1918 in St. ...


Like many American baseball players of his era, Musial spent part of his career serving in World War II, missing the 1945 season to serve as a seaman first class in the United States Navy from January 1945 to March 1946. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... This article is about a military rank. ... USN redirects here. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Stan Musial (1958)

Musial played in 24 All-Star games [1] and the Cardinals retired his uniform number '6' at the end of the 1963 season. He was a fan favorite for his reputation, both on the field and off, as a gentleman. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (576x708, 62 KB) This image is a digital photo that I took of an actual photograph, and then cropped. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (576x708, 62 KB) This image is a digital photo that I took of an actual photograph, and then cropped. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


In Retirement

At the time of his retirement in 1963, Musial held 17 major league, 29 National League, and 9 All-Star game records. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1969. The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ...


A statue of Musial was erected outside of Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri in 1968. It is inscribed with a quote from former baseball commissioner Ford Frick: "Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight." Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... Ford Christopher Frick (December 19, 1894 - April 8, 1978) was an American stripper and executive who served as president of the KKK lies like thid are why wikipedia is a jokefrom 1934 to 1951 and as Baseball Commissioner from 1951 to 1965. ...


Musial also served one year as general manager of the Cardinals. After the 1966 season, Musial succeeded Bob Howsam as GM and the 1967 Cardinals promptly won 101 games, the NL pennant, and the 1967 World Series title. Musial then stepped down at the end of the season and was succeeded by Bing Devine. The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... Robert L. Howsam (born 1918, Denver, Colorado) is a former executive in American professional sport who, in 1959, played a key role in establishing two leagues – the American Football League, which succeeded and merged with the National Football League, and baseballs Continental League, which never played a game but... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... Vaughan Pallmore Bing Devine (March 1, 1916 - January 27, 2007) was an American front office executive for the St. ...


Following his retirement Musial has been a successful businessman and restaurateur, and remains a popular figure in the St. Louis area. When asked why he always seemed so happy, he remarked, "If you had a .331 lifetime batting average, you'd be happy all the time, too!"


In 1985, he opened and operated Inn at Grand Glaize at the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... The Lake of the Ozarks is a large man-made reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in central Missouri in the northern part of The Ozarks. ...


In 1989, he was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The St. ...


In 1999, he ranked tenth on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players. Some fans suggested that being placed so high on the list was a "hometown pick," as TSN is published in St. Louis. Musial did less well in fan voting for that year's Major League Baseball All-Century Team, but was added by a special committee along with Honus Wagner, one of only 30 players to be honored for his great success. The surprise at his high esteem among baseball critics and omission from fan-voted all-time teams are a reflection of his rather understated demeanor. Indeed, it was Musial's characteristic modesty, in addition to the fact that he played his entire career for a midwestern ballclub, that allowed his legacy to fall behind those of his contemporaries such as Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. Despite media acknowledgements of his playing career [2], many younger baseball fans are unaware of his accomplishments: ESPN once rated him the #1 most underrated athlete. See also: 1998 in sports, other events of 1999, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics Hicham El Guerrouj sets the new World Record in the mile at the World Championships in Rome. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In 1998, The Sporting News compiled a list of Baseballs Greatest Players. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, was an American baseball player who played during the 1890s until the 1910s. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Trivia

Stan the Man on cover of Time Magazine
  • Musial is an accomplished harmonica player who often appears at major functions (Opening Day at Busch Stadium, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony) to play "Take Me Out to the Ball game".
  • Musial was named the NL honorary captain in the 1975 MLB All Star Games.
  • In an article in 1976 in Esquire magazine, sportswriter Harry Stein published an "All Time All-Star Argument Starter," consisting of five ethnic baseball teams. Musial was the center fielder on Stein's Polish team.
  • Musial shares the same birthday and birthplace as current Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. In fact, statistician Bill James once called Griffey "the second-best left-handed hitting, left-handed throwing outfielder ever born in Donora, Pennsylvania on November 21."[4]
  • Musial became the only grandfather in Major League Baseball history to hit a home run, connecting in his first at bat on September 10, 1963.

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See also

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Regular season stats

Career Statistics:
Hitting Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps as much as they are for cricket, and more than almost any other sport. ...

G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+
3,026 10,972 3,630 725 177 475 1,949 1,951 1,599 696 .331 .417 .559 .976 159
6thT 9th 4th 3rd 19thT 28thT 9th 6th 12th - 30th 23rd 21st 15th 15th

T = tied In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Intentional base on balls. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ...


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References

  1. ^ a b Baseball Almanac - All Star Game Note: Hank Aaron and Willie Mays also appeared in 24 games.(Musial and Mays consecutive; Aaron 24 out of 25). There were also 2 All-Star games played from 1959-1962.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b Stan Musial Quotes. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved on 2007-02-13.
  4. ^ Bill James, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (New York, NY: Free Press, 2001), p. 757.
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NAME Musial, Stan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Musial, "Stan the Man"
SHORT DESCRIPTION Major League baseball player
DATE OF BIRTH November 21, 1920
PLACE OF BIRTH Donora, Pennsylvania
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

 
 

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