The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Saturday that legendary left-handed batter Stan "The Man" Musial, a Hall of Famer, passed away at the age of 92. Musial was one of the best hitters to ever play the game. He was a World War II veteran.
Cardinals Chairman William DeWitt Jr. said in a statement that Musial was the "most beloved member of the Cardinals family."
"We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family," DeWitt said. "Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball."
His Hall of Fame biography reads:
After 22 years as a Cardinal, Stan Musial ranked at or near the top of baseball's all-time lists in almost every batting category. The dead-armed Class C pitcher was transformed into a slugging outfielder who topped the .300 mark 17 times and won seven National League batting titles with his famed corkscrew stance and ringing line drives. A three-time MVP, he played in 24 All-Star games. He was nicknamed The Man by Dodgers fans for the havoc he wrought at Ebbets Field and was but one home run shy of capturing the National League Triple Crown in 1948.
Musial was married
to his high school sweetheart for 72 years. His wife, Lillian, passed away in May of 2012.