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Saturday August 19th 2017

‘Stan Musial’ Archives

Stan swings away…..

Stan swings away…..

Musial was a crowd pleaser wherever he played....looks like it was probably a full house for this game on a St. Louis summer afternoon in 1961.........

The last day….before and after!

The last day….before and after!

Stan's last game was at Busch Stadium on Sunday, September 29th, 1963....here he strikes a pose with Kenny Boyer...and one for the many photographers both local and from around the country who came to see Baseball's Perfect Warrior. Stan went 2 for 3, drove in a run and went out with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds...two singles [...]

On deck and waiting……….

On deck and waiting……….

Stan the Man on deck at the reopening of the Polo Grounds to the expansion New York Mets on April 11, 1962...Opening Day for both teams...and a great day for Musial. Stan went 3 for 3, hit a double, scored a run and was a standout in the Cardinal's 11-4 win. Check the stands along right field...only 16 thousand showed up for a new team and to [...]

Stan the Man…still the man!

Stan the Man…still the man!

Less than 10 days from the end of a 22 year career as a Redbird, Stan Musial singles against the great Sandy Koufax for one of only 4 Cardinal hits in a 4-0 loss to the Dodgers on September 17, 1963....remember that crucial series? The Dodgers came to St. Louis only a game ahead of the Cards with 10 to play, but swept all 3 games to all but [...]

September 29th, 1963…It’s over…

September 29th, 1963…It’s over…

Well done, baseball's perfect warrior!!

The end of an era…Number 6 says goodby in style…

The end of an era…Number 6 says goodby in style…

September 29th, 1963...Busch Stadium...retiring Cardinal's great Stan Musial accepts congratulations from his wife Lil during pre-game ceremonies honoring the Cardinal legend...Musial, with his teammates lined up behind him and along the third base side of the field, had just been presented a neckerchief from the Boy Scouts of America. Soon he [...]

The Man meets THE Man!!

The Man meets THE Man!!

The Cardinals Stan Musial shakes hands with President John Kennedy in the Fall of 1962. In less than one year from the date of this meeting, Stan would be retired and JFK would be etched in history. Musial would later serve President Lyndon Johnson in the role of national physical fitness adviser, a position created by LBJ to promote fitness among [...]

Stan Musial

Stan Musial

We hope to have a section soon of pictures of Stan Musial...the greatest Cardinal to ever wear the birds on the bat uniform...we'll add as quickly as possible, but for now let's start with these two from his final year of 1963..........