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.