Stanley Frank Musial, known fondly as “Stan the Man” to St. Louis Cardinals fans, has passed away. Musial died on Saturday at age 92 at his home just outside St. Louis, surrounded by his family. The Cardinals announced Musial’s death via a press release after being notified by Musial’s son-in-law.
Musial, who stayed with the Cardinals for his entire 22-year career, had so many batting records, they don’t all fit on his Hall of Fame plaque. There are two statues of him outside Busch Stadium. Musial won seven National League batting crowns, was a three-time MVP, and won three World Series trophies with his team.
“Stan will be remembered in baseball annals as one of the pillars of our
game,” Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson says in a statement. “The mold broke with
Stan. There will never be another like him.”
He is the second baseball Hall-of-Famer to pass away on Saturday. Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver died at 82.