Stan Musial (1958 – Topps #476)

Stanley “Stan” (The Man) Musial played his entire career (22 years, 1941-’63) as a first baseman and outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and was, arguably, the best “pure” hitter in the Major Leagues. (I always thought Ted Williams was a better hitter). Stan also was my Dad’s favorite player. This three-time National League MVP, (1943,’46 and ’48) spent 1945 with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon his return in 1946, he helped St. Louis to a World Series title, his third with the Cardinals. Musial amassed a career total of 475 home runs and a total of 3,630 hits. He was named to the N.L. All-Star team 20 times. Stan The Man was a 7-time N.L. Batting Champion and a 1969 inductee into baseball’s Hall Of Fame, his first year of eligibility. He was voted to the Major League’s All-Century Team in 1999. After his playing days, he continued a career in the Restaurant business.

Stan Musial 1958 Topps #476

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One response to “Stan Musial (1958 – Topps #476)

  1. This ball player was as good as any player can be. He is one of the few that was “off the charts” in EVERYTHING he did! I do not have any words to type about him as no player in my estimation was any better-maybe as GOOD as-but not any better! PG 11/12/14

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