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Stan Musial dead at 92 - PHOTOS

8:45 AM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
  • Stan Musial with bat on shoulder infront of the batting cage before an early circa 1960's Major League Baseball game. sMusial played for the Cardinals from 1941-63. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
  • Stan Musial holds his bat on his shoulder and smiles for this photo prior to the start of a Major League Baseball game circa 1962. Musial played for the Cardinals from 1941-63. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
  • Stan 'The Man' Musial raps out a hit in Sportsmans Park circa 1943. (Photo Reproduction by Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Hall of Famer Stan Musial before throwing out the first pitch at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial on July 16, 1997 in St. Louis. Musial is shown during a discussion with Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres about the art of hitting. (Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial slides into home plate to score a run as Boston Braves catcher Ernie Lombardi (1908 - 1977) struggles for the ball during a game, 1942. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • Former St. Louis Cardinals' player Stan Musial leaves the field after being honored during a ceremony prior to the Cardinals playing the Tampa Bay Rays on May 18, 2008 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Rays 5-4. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
  • Stan Musial, announcing his retirement from baseball. (Photo by Robert W. Kelley//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinals' slugger Stan Musial at a sporting goods fair at the Hotel New Yorker. (Photo by John Peodincuk/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinals player Stan Musial reading the newspaper with his wife and children. (Photo by Francis Miller//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
  • A statue of Stan Musial from the St. Louis Cardinals sits outside of Busch Stadium before the start of Game Three of the NLDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 10, 2009. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinals player Stan Musial sits for a portrait. (Photo by Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinals player Stan Musial in action during a game. (Photo by Francis Miller//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
  • Former St. Louis Cardinals player Stan Musial greets members of the St. Louis Cardinals in between innings against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium on October 2, 2010. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
  • US President Barack Obama awards the 2010 Medal of Freedom to National Base Ball Hall of Famer Stan Musial during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2011. (Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial (C) waves to te fans after receiving his World Series ring from manager Tony LaRussa #10 during a ceremony before the game against the New York Mets at Busch Stadium on April 3, 2007. (Photo by Scott Rovak/Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Famer Stan Musial waves to the crowd before game 1 of the NLCS between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 9, 2002 at Busch. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • Bob Lemon, Stan Musial and Fergie Jenkins attend the 1997 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Clark Sports Center on August 3, 1997 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Tomasso Derosa/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Barack Obama (L) presents Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial the 2010 Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House February 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to twelve pioneers in sports, labor, politics and arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • Hall of Famers (L-R) Bob Gibson, Stan Musial and Lou Brock during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2011. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  • MLB Hall of Famer Stan 'the man' Musial throws out the first pitch before game three of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 26, 2004 at Busch Stadium. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton(R) shows his batting stance to former St. Louis Cardinals baseball great Stan Musial (L) in the Oval Office 06 May, 1993. Musial presented Clinton with the bat and some other memorabilia. (Photo credit LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US President George W. Bush greets St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame players Red Schoendienst, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith and Stan 'The Man' Musial after Bush threw out the ceremonial 'First Pitch' at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, 05 April 2004. (Photo credit LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Hall of Famer Stan Musial attends the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on July 31, 2005 at the Clark Sports Complex in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
  • St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial sits with his wife, Lillian, before he tears down the number six on the countdown clock representing 6 games left of the regular season on September 14, 2005 at Busch Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  • Actor Kevin Costner (R) shakes hands with baseball legends Stan Musial (C) and Willie Mays (L) at the start of the 70th Baseball All-Star Game 13 July 1999 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo credit STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Stan Musial gets his harmonica ready to sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 31, 2005 at the Clark Sports Complex in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    
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Stan "The Man" Musial is a baseball legend and Hall of Fame first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals. Musial played 22 seasons for the Cardinals from 1941 to 1963. A 24-time All-Star selection, Musial accumulated 3,630 hits and 475 home runs during his career, was named the National League's Most Valuable Player three times, and was a member of three World Series championship teams. Musial also served as the Cardinals’ general manager in 1967, when the team once again won the World Series. He died January 19, 2013 at the age of 92. (All pictures courtesy Getty Images)

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