Stan Musial Dies: Former Cardinals Hall Of Famer Passes At 92
Stan Musial has died at the age of 92. Musial was a Cardinals Hall of Famer who spent his entire MLB career with the St. Louis team.
Musial’s death was announced through a press release on the Cardinals website on Saturday evening. In the press release, the Cardinals announced that Musial, who spent 22 years with the team, died at his home in Ladue on Saturday evening
William DeWitt Jr., Chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals, stated of the former baseball player:
“We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family. Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball. We join fans everywhere in mourning the loss of our dear friend and reflect on how fortunate we all are to have known ‘Stan the Man.’ “
Musial was the first player in Cardinals history to have his number retired. He was also a first-ballot Hall of Fame selection in 1969. He was named on 93 percent of the ballots.
He was a three-time National League MVP and won seven NL batting titles. He also played in 24 All-Star Games and completed his career with a .331 batting average.
St. Louis Today notes that Stan Musial’s family members were present for his final days after the former baseball player’s health deteriorated. He was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other health problems in the past few years.
Musial’s beloved wife Lillian, whom he was married to for more than 70 years, passed away last May. A bronze statue was erected outside Busch Stadium and now resides on the newly-dedicated Musial Plaza. The inscription reads, “Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here stands baseball’s perfect knight.”
Our condolences go out to Stan Musial’s family as they mourn the loss of this iconic man.