Find the perfect Stan Musial & Family stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. His home run production is a different story and it is highly unlikely he would have reached 500. It was during the 1946 season that Brooklyn Dodgers fans gave Musial the famous nickname “Stan the Man.”. Chief among them was his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969, his first year of eligibility, and his induction into the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1989. After retiring as a player, he remained with the Cardinals' organization to serve within their front office for which included a stint as general manager in 1967. [38] The Cardinals were in the midst of a pennant race with the Brooklyn Dodgers; in 12 games, Musial collected 20 hits for a .426 batting average. He was initially assigned to non-combat duty at the Naval Training Station in Bainbridge, Maryland. [116] He finished 1957 as Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year". The Musial family would like to thank Stan's nurses, doctors, healthcare workers and caretakers for helping maintain his quality of life until the end. Anderson finally noticed that Musial was trying for second, took the new ball, and threw it to second baseman Tony Taylor. Musial campaigned for Kennedy later that year and became a supporter of the Democratic Party. People who wanted a piece of the estate from Stan 'The Man' Musial paid a pretty penny to get it. Musial, unlike some of his teammates who jeered Robinson, showed true sportsmanship and refrained from such ill-mannered behavior. After struggling offensively in 1959, Musial used a personal trainer to help maintain his productivity until he decided to retire in 1963. [137] Along the way, he established new NL career marks for hits, RBI, and runs scored. ... All Musial represents is more than two decades of sustained excellence and complete decency as a human being. [145] He finished his career with 475 home runs despite never having led the NL in the category. Find the perfect Stan Musial & Family stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Auction of Stan Musial estate reveals much about the Man. And a Visa card from the Private Bank. He was 92. “He always thought it was his honor that people wanted his autograph,” Schwarze said. [97] With the Cardinals falling 14 games out of first place by September, manager Dyer used him at first base and all three outfield positions. [89][90], Anticipating life after his baseball career, Musial began the first of several business partnerships with Julius "Biggie" Garagnani in January 1949, opening "Stan Musial & Biggie's" restaurant. After he retired from playing baseball, Musial stayed in St. Louis and became co-owner of a popular restaurant and a bowling alley. [142] After sweeping a doubleheader on September 15, the Cardinals had won 19 of their last 20 games, and were one game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. TBBC Seeking Badass Packaging Lead - Tampa Bay Brewing Co. PRODUCTION DESIGNER - Portland, OR - Brewery Branding Co, Packaging Plant Manager - Loon Juice / Four Daughters, Assistant Brewer/Cellar Person - Helltown Brewing, Social Media Manager - Hairless Dog Brewing, Colorado Elects John Hickenlooper to US Senate; Recreational Cannabis Legalized in 4 States, BeatBox Maker Future Proof More than Halfway to $1.069 Million Crowdfunding Goal, Brewbound Pitch Slam 12: A Business Pitch Competition for Beer and Beyond, HenHouse Brewing Launches Vote for the Green New Deal IPA, a Climate Change-Driven Collaborative Beer, Anheuser-Busch InBev Appoints Benoit Garbe as Chief Strategy Officer, Portland Cider Co. [171] In 2001, James ranked Musial the tenth-greatest baseball player in history, and the second-best left fielder of all time. [123] Finishing the season in sixth place, the Cardinals embarked on an exhibition tour of Japan, winning 14 of 16 games against top players from the Central and Pacific Japanese Leagues. [147] Even if Musial had hit safely 207 times (the average of his hits in the 2 years before and the 2 years after his service in the navy) in 1945, he still would have been 354 hits short of tying Ty. On the recommendation of minor league manager Dickie Kerr, Musial was converted into an outfielder and made his major league debut in 1941. [52] He finished the season leading the major leagues in hitting with a .357 batting average and led the NL in hits (220), doubles (48), triples (20), total bases (347), on-base percentage (.425), and slugging percentage (.562). He married his high school sweetheart and stayed married to her. “Not only was my grandfather a baseball legend, but he also was a successful restaurateur and hotel owner in St. Louis. The following is a selected list of books, articles, and manuscripts about Stan Musial in the research centers of The State Historical Society of Missouri.