Ty Cobb once called Stan “The Man” Musial the closest thing to a perfect baseball player. Indeed, few can match Musial’s accomplishments on the field. During his 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, Musial won seven batting titles, three MVP awards, three World Series championships, and went to 24 All Star games (two contests per year were played from 1959 to 1962). No wonder Musial is generally considered the greatest player ever to take the field for the Cardinals, although current first baseman, Albert Pujols, may one day give Musial a run for his money.

Thanks to his longevity, Musial’s career cut across several eras. He played in the same seasons as stars like Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron, and his records are every bit as impressive.


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Belleville Historical Society dedicates trivia night to founding member
Belleville News Democrat, March 29th

Besides the outfield, what other two positions did Stan Musial play in his 22 years with the St. Louis Cardinals? 6. What is the name of the restaurant Paula Deen started in Savannah, Ga.? 7. In a 2004 hit, country artists Big and Rich urged listeners...Read more

Reaching the magical .400 can still be accomplished
Murfreesboro Post, March 28th

In the National League, Stan Musial hit .376 in 1948, Rico Carty hit .370 in 1970, Joe Torre had a .363 mark in 1971 and Jeff Bagwell hit .368 in 1997. Tennessee great Todd Helton hit .372 in 2001, Barry Bonds likely cheated his way to a .370 mark in...Read more

You can't cover the transportation beat without a few bumps in the road
STLtoday.com, March 28th

Many of you entered the name of the late Cardinals great Stan Musial, for whom the bridge was ultimately named (along with the memory of U.S. military veterans). But here's a confession: I have done my level best to mask my amusement when people here ...Read more

From our archives: Bridge worker disappears after fall from St. Louis structure
STLtoday.com, March 28th

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the Post-Dispatch on March 29, 2012. The Missouri approach to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is now named for Andy Gammon. ST. LOUIS • A carpenter working on a new Mississippi River span fell ...Read more

Hit the road for culture and fun in Cape Girardeau
STLtoday.com, March 28th

“Mississippi River Tales” by Chicago artist Thomas Melvin tells Cape's history through colorful panels that look almost three-dimensional, and the “Missouri Wall of Fame” by Melvin and Margaret Dement honors famous Missourians such as Stan Musial, ...Read more

With a great view of the St. Louis skyline, homeless camp digs in deeper
STLtoday.com, March 27th

Then fall arrived and killed the vegetation, laying bare the camp right at the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge off-ramp onto Tucker Boulevard. There are 19 people who live there today, according to Bergman, who acts as the manager and fire marshal...Read more

Keeping core: Cagey stories
The Recorder, March 27th

The information booth inside Roger Dean Stadium was stacked with free copies of Baseball America programs for the day's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros cost $6 and St. Louis Cardinals T-shirts were selling for between $25 and ...Read more

Pro baseball: Tulsan was involved in crazy play with Stan Musial at Wrigley Field
Tulsa World (blog), March 17th

As the argument continued, Musial kept going to second base. Third baseman Alvin Dark ran to the backstop to get the ball, which was in the hands of the field announcer and a bat boy. Dark threw to second base, where shortstop Ernie Banks was covering...Read more