The Man. What a nickname. Can there be a better one? Stan Musial was one of the best baseball players in the history of the game and pretty much defines what it means to be a St. Louis Cardinal. A 1969 Hall of Fame inductee, a 3 time MVP, and a 24 time All-Star, he was consistently great for so long, that sometimes his name can get lost in when mentioning the all-time greats – don’t make that mistake. Musial didn’t just fade into the sunset after his playing career, but proved in his post playing career that he was as good of a man as ball player. A great Musial quote?
“You wait for a strike, then you knock the shit out of it.”
So simple, so great.
Baseball is a little worse off today. Rest in peace Stan.