(KPLR)- It has been one year since the greatest Cardinal of all-time passed away. Stan Musial died on January 19, 2013 at his home in Ladue. He was 92 years old.
Musial, nicknamed “Stan The Man”, played his entire baseball career, 22 years, with the Cardinals from 1941-1963.
His accomplishments are numerous. A three-time MVP, he played in 24 All-Star games. Musial was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1969. But he was as much known for his love for and dedication to the city of St. Louis.
When President Barack Obama presented Musial with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor for contributions to society, in February 2011, he said: “Stan remains to this day an icon untarnished, a beloved pillar of the community, a gentleman you’d want your kids to emulate.”
The St. Louis Cardinals and much of Major League Baseball honored the memory of Musial throughout the 2013 season.