Musial, Stan

Musial, Stan

▪ American athlete
byname of  Stanley Frank Musial,  also called  Stan The Man 
born Nov. 21, 1920, Donora, Pa., U.S.

      U.S. professional baseball player who, in his 22-year playing career with the St. Louis Cardinals, won seven National League batting championships and established himself as one of the game's greatest hitters. He retired after the 1963 season with a career batting average of .331. At the time of his retirement, his totals of times at bat (10,972), hits (3,630; surpassed in 1981 by Pete Rose), and runs scored (1,949) were second only to those of Ty Cobb, and his total of runs batted in (1,951) was exceeded only by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; all were records for the National League. (Later, Hank Aaron set new records for times at bat, runs scored, and runs batted in.) Musial set a major league record with 1,377 extra-base hits. From 1952 to 1957 he played in 895 consecutive games, a league record until 1969.

      A left-handed batter and thrower, Musial began his professional career as a pitcher but developed a sore arm and switched to the outfield while still in the minor leagues. In the 1940s, Musial, Terry Moore, and Enos Slaughter formed one of the finest offensive and defensive outfield combinations in baseball history. Musial also proved adept at playing first base. When his career as a player ended, he became an executive of the Cardinals. In 1969 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Known for his unfailing graciousness, Musial became one of the most popular U.S. professional athletes.

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  • Musial, Stan(ley Frank) — born Nov. 21, 1920, Donora, Pa., U.S. U.S. baseball player. Musial played his entire career for the St. Louis Cardinals (1941–63), starting as a pitcher but switching to the outfield and ultimately to first base. A left handed batter, Stan the… …   Universalium

  • Musial, Stan(ley Frank) — (n. 21 nov. 1920, Donora, Pa., EE.UU.). Beisbolista estadounidense. Jugó toda su carrera en los St. Louis Cardinals (1941–63), primero como lanzador, luego como jardinero y finalmente en primera base. Bateador zurdo, se convirtió en uno de los… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Stan Musial — noun United States baseball player (born in 1920) • Syn: ↑Musial, ↑Stanley Frank Musial, ↑Stan the Man • Instance Hypernyms: ↑ballplayer, ↑baseball player …   Useful english dictionary

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