Stan “The Man” Musial

Stan “The Man” Musial was a star with the St. Louis Cardinals for 22 seasons and was the first National League player to win three MVP awards.  Musial led the Cardinals to the first three straight pennants and the World Series championship as a rookie.  That year, he hit .315.  He won his first MVP award in 1943, leading the league with a .357 average, 220 base hits, 48 doubles, and 20 triples.  He led the league in hits in 1944.  Musial had good power and was a great singles and doubles hitter.  Stan the Man won six slugging titles, and he hit five homeruns in a double-header in 1954.  His unique batting stance and keen eye resulted in seven batting titles.  Musial’s career batting average was .331, and he had 475 homeruns and 3,630 hits.

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