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Donora’s Stan Musial Dies At Age 92

January 21, 2013

Hall-of-Famer Stan Musial, a native of Donora, Pennsylvania died Saturday at the age of 92.

Musial passed away at his home in Ledue, Missouri, a suburb of Saint Louis.

Musial played for 22 Major League seasons, all with the St. Louis Cardinals, and made the National League All-Star team 24 times in an era in which baseball held two All-Star games in the same year on a few occasions.

He held 55 baseball records when he retired in 1963 after having won seven NL batting titles and being named Most Valuable Player three times.

An outfielder and first baseman, Musial finished with a .331 career batting average and 475 home runs.  He never struck out fifty times in any one season.  In 1948, Musial homered 39 times, falling one round-tripper short of winning the Triple Crown.  Until Pete Rose passed him in 1981, Musial held the National League’s career hits record with 3,630.

The Cardinals won three World Series championships with Musial as a member of their team.

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