Stan Musial

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November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013

Stanisław Franciszek Musial, better known to baseball fans as Stan “The Man,” was a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee and one of the best hitters of all time.  Throughout his 22 year career, Musial batted .331 with 3,630 hits, 475 home runs and 1,951 runs batted in for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a 24-time All-Star, 7-time National League batting champion, 3-time NL MVP and helped lead the Cardinals to 3 World Series titles. Oh, and he took a year off to serve the Navy at the end of World War II. He also played a mean harmonica.  All in all, there are few players in the history of the game that were as beloved to one particular team than Stan was to the Cardinals.  Musial died in his home on January 19, 2013 at the age of 92. Fans immediately swarmed the statue of his likeness that sits outside of Busch Stadium in St. Louis and it became a public memorial.

Burial

Bellerive Gardens – Creve Coeur, MO

Unmarked as of 7/19/2013

Specific Location

In the mausoleum at the back of the cemetery; enter the main doors and walk straight back through the first, large section, past a hallway and into a smaller section of crypts, Stan and his wife, Lillian, are buried on the right in the bottom row about halfway along the wall.

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