Stan Musial

MLB Legend Stan Musial Full Name: Stan Musial
Nationality: American

Profession: MLB Legend
Why Famous: "Stan the Man" was a Major League Baseball outfielder on the St. Louis Cardinals for 22 seasons, from 1941 through 1963, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. With 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 on the road, he also is considered to be the most consistent hitter of his era. He was named the NL MVP three times and won three World Series championship titles.

Born: November 21, 1920
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: January 19, 2013 (aged 92)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1940-05-25 MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

Historical Events in the Life of Stan Musial

  • 1941-09-17 Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4
  • 1943-11-11 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP
  • 1948-12-02 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP
  • 1949-07-25 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1
  • 1952-01-16 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
  • 1952-09-29 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
  • 1954-05-02 Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 1955-06-03 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR
  • 1957-06-12 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)
  • 1957-06-28 Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team
  • 1958-05-13 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits
  • 1962-04-13 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record
  • 1962-05-19 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431
  • 1962-09-02 Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place
  • 1963-08-12 Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year
  • 1963-09-10 Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
  • 1963-09-29 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs
  • 1967-01-23 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards
  • 1969-01-22 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1969-06-29 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)
  • 1973-08-18 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
  • 1981-06-10 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
  • 1981-08-10 Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record

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