One of the greatest baseball players of all time spent his entire career as a St. Louis Cardinal. While he could have easily earned his famous nickname based solely on his performance between the lines, Stan “The Man” Musial earned his moniker by being an exemplary person. He was the epitome of class, the type of proud player who refused to take money from the team that he felt he hadn’t earned. At a time when baseball is being battered by cheats, liars, and overwhelming greed, it’s comforting to reflect on Musial’s legacy and know that there are real men out there who stand for something more than themselves.
Thank you Stan Musial for what you have done for the Cardinals, St. Louis, and baseball.