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Stan Musial

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Stan Musial

Stan Musial gets his harmonica ready to play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 31, 2005.

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Vital Statistics:

Born: Nov. 21, 1920 in Donora, Pa.

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1941-44, 1946-63)

Inducted into Hall of Fame: 1969

Height: 6-0

Weight: 175

Batted: Left

Threw: Left

Primary position: Left field

Career Highlights:

  • Stan "The Man" had a lifetime batting average of .331 and won seven NL batting titles.
  • A model of consistency, he played in 24 All-Star Games.
  • Was NL MVP three times (1943, 1946, 1948). Was one home run shy of the Triple Crown in 1948 (.376, 39 HR, 131 RBI)
  • His 3,630 hits ranks second in NL history.
  • Hit 475 homers and had 1,951 RBI.
  • Won World Series titles with the Cardinals in 1942, 1944 and 1946.

After Baseball:

  • Elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligiblity, getting 93.24 percent of the vote.
  • Released a recording of his harmonica playing, and famously has played at several Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown.
  • Owns a restaurant in St. Louis and is involved in many civic endeavors.
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