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Stan Musial Biography

The Longshot, Meteoric Rise, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments, Stan The Man, Baseball AmbassadorSELECTED WRITINGS BY MUSIAL:


American baseball player

The greatest baseball player in one of the greatest baseball towns in the United States, Stan "The Man" Musial spent his entire career twenty-three-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals, including sixteen consecutive seasons when he hit .300 or better. Musial was a first-ballot Hall of Famer, one of the best hitters of all time, and one of the game's great ambassadors. A retiring country gentleman who transcended humble beginnings but never completely overcame his stuttering, Musial constantly expressed gratitude and love for the game—and he embodied the straightforward, no-frills attitude of America's baseball heartland. Being a player was far more important to Musial than being a celebrity.


(With Bob Broeg) Stan Musial: "The Man's" Own Story, as told to Bob Broeg, Doubleday, 1964.

Sketch by Michael Betzold

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Famous Sports StarsBaseball