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July 2, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels are wearing a Stan Musial No. 6 patch on the breast of their jerseys for this week's series against the St. Louis Cardinals in honor of the former Cardinals Hall of Fame outfielder, who died Jan. 19 at the age of 92. “Stan was a great player but an even better person,” Angels slugger Albert Pujols, who had a close relationship with Musial during his 11 years in St. Louis, said before Tuesday night's game at Angel Stadium. “He needs to be remembered not only in St. Louis but all over the country.” Musial hit .331 with 475 home runs and 1,951 runs batted in during a 22-year career that spanned from 1941 to '63, and he missed the 1945 season while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Musial was known for his grace and sportsmanship - he was never ejected by an umpire during his career - and he developed a special relationship with Cardinals fans, who nicknamed him, “Stan the Man.” He served for more than 25 years as the team's vice president and general manager and remained closely connected to the team until his death.
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October 20, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Season record: 97-65, National League Central champions. How they got here: Beat Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in division series; beat Dodgers in six games in Championship Series. Last World Series: Beat Texas Rangers in seven games in 2011. World Series championships: 11. Franchise icon: Stan Musial. BOSTON RED SOX Season record: 97-65, American League East champions. How they got here: Beat Tampa Bay Rays in four games in division series; beat Detroit Tigers in six games in Championship Series.
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September 28, 1990 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
It had been more than 41 years since the story based on my telephone interview with Stan (the Man) Musial had created a sensation in Biloxi, Miss., and created headlines nationwide. Finally, last Wednesday, I was getting a chance to meet the great man in person. He showed up smiling for a meeting of the Stan Musial Society at the Capitol Hilton Hotel and even now was mobbed by fans young and old seeking autographs.
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October 18, 2013 | By Bernie Miklasz
Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have shared their views with Times readers during the National League Championship Series. Reality-TV America might not have liked it much, but the St. Louis Cardinals sent Mickey Mouse, the Goofy in right field and the whole Disneyland gaggle of characters back to Southern California to begin their off-season grooming. Main Street America is headed back to the World Series. The Cardinals made surprisingly swift work of ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers in a 9-0 thumping in Game 6, putting an end to the National League Championship Series and the baseball culture war between the two franchises.
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October 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
ST. LOUIS - Matt Carpenter has heard the names and seen the comparisons. His regular season this year was the best by a Cardinals second baseman since Rogers Hornsby in 1925. With 69 runs batted in he is the team's most productive leadoff hitter since Lou Brock. And his 55 doubles broke Stan Musial's franchise record for a left-handed hitter. St. Louis has become caught up in that trip down memory lane, but Carpenter has politely excused himself from making the journey himself.
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September 6, 1998
Although not often mentioned when talking about great power hitters, Stan Musial is near the top of two home run lists. A look: Most career homers by players who did not win a home run title: Stan Musial: 475 Dave Winfield: 465 Billy Williams: 426 Al Kaline: 399 Tony Perez: 379 Most home runs without a 40-homer season: Eddie Murray: 479 Stan Musial: 475 Dave Winfield: 465 Al Kaline: 399 Graig Nettles: 390 Researched by HOUSTON MITCHELL / Los Angeles Times
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September 29, 1989
Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer, is recuperating from surgery to remove a malignancy from his prostate gland.
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April 28, 2005
Hank Aaron 2,297 Babe Ruth 2,204 Lou Gehrig 1,990 Ty Cobb 1,960 Stan Musial 1,951 * ACTIVE Barry Bonds 1,843 Rafael Palmeiro 1,782 Sammy Sosa 1,541 Jeff Bagwell 1,521
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July 23, 1998
Most career home runs without winning a home run title (through 1997 season): 1. Stan Musial: 475 2. Dave Winfield: 465 3. Billy Williams: 426 4. Al Kaline: 399 5. Tony Perez: 379 6. Joe Carter: 378 7. Norm Cash: 377 8. Carlton Fisk: 376 9. Cal Ripken Jr.: 370 10. Gil Hodges: 370 Source: World Features Syndicate
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July 21, 1999
The number of writers not voting for Hall of Fame inductees the year they were elected: Hank Aaron: nine of 415 Ty Cobb: four of 226 Joe DiMaggio: 28 of 251 Stan Musial: 23 of 340 Babe Ruth: 11 of 226 Nolan Ryan: six of 497 Warren Spahn: 64 of 380 Ted Williams: 20 of 302 Cy Young: 48 of 201 Source: World Features Syndicate
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October 15, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Apparently they're going to try to play Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. You know, after the way the Dodgers disgraced the game of baseball and all. Can it ever recover? You know those Hollywood Dodgers, such showboats, such divas. They have a lot of nerve, celebrating the way they do. Getting all excited when they come through in a big moment. Almost like baseball was entertainment or something. Like it was supposed to be fun. Crazy, huh? But no, much of the baseball world was up in arms Monday after getting a look at how some of the Dodgers acted all happy after coming through in the clutch.
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October 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
ST. LOUIS - Matt Carpenter has heard the names and seen the comparisons. His regular season this year was the best by a Cardinals second baseman since Rogers Hornsby in 1925. With 69 runs batted in he is the team's most productive leadoff hitter since Lou Brock. And his 55 doubles broke Stan Musial's franchise record for a left-handed hitter. St. Louis has become caught up in that trip down memory lane, but Carpenter has politely excused himself from making the journey himself.
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July 2, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels are wearing a Stan Musial No. 6 patch on the breast of their jerseys for this week's series against the St. Louis Cardinals in honor of the former Cardinals Hall of Fame outfielder, who died Jan. 19 at the age of 92. “Stan was a great player but an even better person,” Angels slugger Albert Pujols, who had a close relationship with Musial during his 11 years in St. Louis, said before Tuesday night's game at Angel Stadium. “He needs to be remembered not only in St. Louis but all over the country.” Musial hit .331 with 475 home runs and 1,951 runs batted in during a 22-year career that spanned from 1941 to '63, and he missed the 1945 season while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Musial was known for his grace and sportsmanship - he was never ejected by an umpire during his career - and he developed a special relationship with Cardinals fans, who nicknamed him, “Stan the Man.” He served for more than 25 years as the team's vice president and general manager and remained closely connected to the team until his death.
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January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Baseball legend Stan Musial had a request before he passed away recently: He wanted Bob Costas to speak at his funeral. Costas honored that request at Musial's funeral on Saturday, giving an emotional farewell to the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all time. "What was the hook with Stan Musial other than the distinctive stance and the role of one of baseball's best hitters?" Costas said. "It seems that all Stan had going for him was more than two decades of sustained excellence as a ballplayer and more than nine decades as a thoroughly decent human being.
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January 20, 2013 | Keith Thursby
To generations of baseball fans, he was simply "Stan the Man. " Stan Musial, a legendary slugger for the St. Louis Cardinals who came to embody one of the sport's most successful franchises, died Saturday. He was 92. Musial, who had Alzheimer's disease, died at his home in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue, the Cardinals announced. During his 22 seasons, all with the Cardinals, Musial won seven National League batting titles and three most valuable player awards. A career .331 hitter, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969, becoming only the fourth player chosen in his first year of eligibility.
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July 19, 2012 | By Jack Cavanaugh
GREENWICH, Conn. — Three months shy of his 97th birthday, Mike Sandlock, the Dodgers' oldest living former player — and baseball's oldest living former catcher — can still hit a tee shot almost 200 yards and is fit enough to drive himself about four miles to the 7 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church in nearby Stamford. His father did the same with the Sandlock family of five in the 1920s — in a horse and wagon. "We'd all pile in for the 10-minute ride," Sandlock said recently.
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June 5, 2011 | By Mike Downey, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the major leagues; no one less than good ever got that far. Category two is for the exceptional. Category three, well, that is the best of the best. A few are clear-cut; a few are close calls. A hard-core hardball fan will often buzz a point-blank question by the ear of someone who has a say-so in baseball's yearly election to its Hall of Fame.
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August 28, 2006
1. Hank Aaron...2,297 2. Babe Ruth...2,213 3. y-Cap Anson...2,076 4. Lou Gehrig...1,995 5. Stan Musial...1,951 6. Ty Cobb...1,938 7. Jimmie Foxx...1,922 8. Eddie Murray...1,917 9. x-Barry Bonds...1,908 10. Willie Mays...1,903 -- x -- active; y -- played before 1901 --- Source: MLB.com
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