January 19th, 2013 at 9:37 PM ^

In a 162 game schedule, Stan Musial would have hit for an average of .331 with 25 home runs and 104 RBIs, as well as 194 hits and 104 runs with an OBP of .417 and an SLG of .559. To add, 22 seasons and a .989 fielding percentage overall, including over 12,000 putouts. An incredible player by any standard really and a great representative of the game. RIP Stan Musial.


January 19th, 2013 at 9:44 PM ^

He had a 5 hit game once while he was injured, he only swung the bat 5 times that game. I forget if it was his shoulder or something else in his arm, but it hurt him to swing, yet he played through it, waited for the right pitches, swung 5 times, and put 5 in play. That's something I doubt will ever be seen again.


January 20th, 2013 at 12:29 AM ^

I was also a little surprised at this, especially with Earl Weaver passing the same day.  These aren't just stars, these guys are way up on the list of all-timers.  I suppose the WWL figures it won't mean much to the current viewing generation.

UM Indy

January 19th, 2013 at 10:12 PM ^

My dad taught his granddaughter in class at Wittenberg University.  Stan came to her graduation, signed balls and pictures, a true gentleman.  His stats are just jaw dropping.  One of the greatest ever.


January 19th, 2013 at 11:11 PM ^

in Cooperstown. My friend was with his young son and wanted to get something signed for himself and his son but did not really have anything on him at the moment. Being the kind and generous class act that Stan was known to be, Stan gave my friend his personal address and told him to send him as much stuff as he wanted to get signed. My friend mailed off a couple of baseballs and a few cards and, sure enough, in a few weeks he received a package from Stan with a personal letter and all the things he mailed off to Stan signed, as well as a few extra items Stan Musial threw in.  


January 20th, 2013 at 1:55 AM ^

As a huge Cardinals fan and a St. Louisan I was surpised and really glad to see a thread on this.  Stan the Man was and is a legend.  One of the best baseball men of all time.  We'll miss him on opening day