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Stan Musial

Stan MusialAKA Stanisław Franciszek Musial

Born: 21-Nov-1920
Birthplace: Donora, PA
Died: 19-Jan-2013
Location of death: Ladue, MO
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: St. Louis Cardinals

Military service: US Navy (WWII, Seaman 1st Class, 1945-46)

Superstar outfielder and first-baseman for the St Louis Cardinals of the 1940s and '50s, though he actually started in the minor leagues as a pitcher. Won seven National League batting titles, three Most Valuable Player awards, and led the Cardinals to three World Series championships as a player and a fourth as General Manager in 1967. Lifetime batting average: .331, with 475 home runs, 1,951 runs-batted-in. Fielding average: .984 in the outfield, .992 at first base.

Also worth noting: Musial was married to his childhood sweetheart for more than 70 years, with four children and zero scandals. His friend Willie Mays said, "I never heard anybody say a bad word about him -- ever."

Father: Lukasz Musial
Mother: Mary Lancos Musial
Wife: Lillian Suzan Labash (b. 1920, dated 1934-40, m. 25-May-1940, d. 3-May-2012, four children)
Son: Gerald Ashley Musial
Daughter: Janet Musial Schwarze
Daughter: Jean Musial Edmonds
Son: Richard Musial ("Dick")

    High School: Donora High School, Carroll Township, PA (now Ringgold High School)

    President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Consultant (1964-67)
    Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity
    National League MVP 1943
    National League MVP 1946
    National League MVP 1948
    Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 1957
    Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1963
    Baseball Hall of Fame 1969
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011
    Changed Name to Stanley Frank Musial (1926)
    Polish Ancestry Paternal
    Czech Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis, Tonsillitis, Prostate Cancer

    St. Louis Cardinals General Manager (1967)
    St. Louis Cardinals Vice President (1963-66)
    St. Louis Cardinals 1941-63 (excluding 1945; military service)

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