It’s been a sad week for baseball fans as former St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial passed away on Saturday at the age of 92 and will have a public visitation scheduled for Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
Musial–or Stan “The Man” as he was referred to throughout his career” was always one of the most popular players in the game back in the day as he spent 22 years with the Cardinals from 1941-1963 and even appeared in the All-Star game 24 times–which is beyond impressive for any player involved with professional sports. There’s no question Musial will always be remembered as one of the greatest of all time considering he finished his career with 3,630 hits (fourth all time) to go along with three MVP awards and three World Series titles.
As mentioned a few days ago, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the St. Louis organization decided to honor Musial in some sort of way for the 2013 season on their uniform considering what he meant for the game of baseball. As for the Cardinals, there’s no question this team will be one of the top contenders in the National League once again in 2013 after falling just short of the World Series last year.
Plus, if St. Louis did manage to win the World Series for the second time in three seasons in 2013–what better way to honor one of the greatest players of all time in Musial than to win a championship in the Hall of Famer’s honor?
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