Stan Musial has died. Musial, one of the best players to ever play the game of baseball passed away today, Jan. 19 at the age of 92. The Hall of Fame outfielder spent his entire 22-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The news of Musial's death was released by his family earlier today. According to the Musial family, he died "peacefully at home" on Saturday of "natural causes."
St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, Jr. released the following statement regarding the death of Musial:
"We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family. Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball.
"The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to Stan's family, including his children Richard, Gerry, Janet and Jean, as well as his eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. We join fans everywhere in mourning the loss of our dear friend and reflect on how fortunate we all are to have known 'Stan the Man'."
Stan "the man" as he was known, finished his incredible career with 3,630 hits, 475 home runs and a .331 batting average. Add to that, Musial won seven National League batting titles and was selected to 24 All-Star games.
They don't make 'em like Musial anymore.