RIP Stan Musial

Stan Musial played for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a Hall-of-Famer, but he also was a Navy Sailor based in Pearl Harbor in 1945, assigned to a unit that helped with ship repair:

Sailor Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinal outfielder and 1943 National League batting champion, received approval of his Navy discharge papers on Feb. 26, 1946. However, he doesn't know when he will actually be discharged. Navy has said it will be on March 15 or later. He is standing beside sign at Philadelphia naval base, advertising his baseball school for sailors.

Sailor Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinal outfielder and 1943 National League batting champion, received approval of his Navy discharge papers on Feb. 26, 1946. However, he doesn’t know when he will actually be discharged. Navy has said it will be on March 15 or later. He is standing beside sign at Philadelphia naval base, advertising his baseball school for sailors.

Stan the Man passed away at 92 this weekend. RIP Shipmate. Thanks for your service.

7 thoughts on “RIP Stan Musial

    • I am slow on this one. As a Dodger fan, I sort of ignored it. Then I learned Stan was a Sailor. I like him more now. . .

  1. One of the greatest players ever in The Game that gets the least ink or attention. . Hard to find a page in the record book without his name on it. Preacher Roe said the way he pitched to Stan was to throw him 3 wide ones & then try to pick him off first. Saw him get his 3000 hit when I was a little boy at Wrigley. 2nd game of a DH. (Thnx Grandpa) THE Man on many different levels – Stan, too. ~)

  2. I have always liked him and always heard good things about him when I was growing up. Atlanta didn’t have a major league team then and we pulled for any NL team. Sadly there are very few men of his caliber playing today.

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