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Stan Musial

Stanley Frank Musial (; born Stanisław Franciszek Musiał; November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013), nicknamed Stan the Man, was an American baseball outfielder and first baseman. He spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and most consistent hitters in baseball history, Musial was a first-ballot inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969, and was also selected to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 2014.

Musial batted .331 over the course of his career and set National League (NL) records for career hits (3,630), runs batted in (1,951), games played (3,026), at bats (10,972), runs scored (1,949) and doubles (725). His 475 career home runs then ranked second in NL history behind Mel Ott's total of 511. His 6,134 total bases remained a major league record until surpassed by Hank Aaron, and his hit total still ranks fourth all-time, and is the highest by any player who spent his career with only one team. A seven-time batting champion with identical totals of 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 hits on the road, he was named the National League's (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times and led St. Louis to three World Series championships. He also shares the major league record for the most All-Star Games played (24) with Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.

Musial was born in Donora, Pennsylvania, where he frequently played baseball informally or in organized settings, and eventually played on the baseball team at Donora High School. Signed to a professional contract by the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher in 1938, Musial had arm problems and performed erratically on the mound for two seasons. On the recommendation of minor league manager Dickie Kerr, Musial was converted into an outfielder and made his major league debut in 1941. Noted for his unique batting stance, he quickly established himself as a consistent and productive hitter. In his first full season, 1942, the Cardinals won the World Series. The following year, he led the NL in six different offensive categories and earned his first MVP award. He was also named to the NL All-Star squad for the first time; he appeared in every All-Star game in every subsequent season he played. Musial won his second World Series championship in 1944, then missed the entire 1945 season while serving in the Navy.

After completing his military service during the war, Musial returned to baseball in 1946 and resumed his consistent hitting. That year he earned his second MVP award and third World Series title. His third MVP award came in 1948, when he finished one home run short of winning baseball's Triple Crown. After struggling offensively in 1959, Musial used a personal trainer to help maintain his productivity until he decided to retire in 1963. At the time of his retirement, he held or shared 17 major league records, 29 National League records, and nine All-Star Game records. Ironically, in 1964, the season following his retirement, the Cardinals went on to defeat the New York Yankees in an epic 7-game clash, for St. Louis' first World Series championship in nearly two decades (a team which included future Hall of Famer Lou Brock performing what would have likely been Musial's left field duties). In addition to overseeing businesses, such as a restaurant both before and after his playing career, Musial served as the Cardinals' general manager in 1967, winning the pennant and World Series, then quitting that position. He also became noted for his harmonica playing, a skill he acquired during his playing career. Known for his modesty and sportsmanship, Musial was selected for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. In February 2011, President Barack Obama presented Musial with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award that can be bestowed on a person by the United States government.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Sunday, November 21, 1920
Place of Birth
Donora
Age
100
Star Sign

The November 21, 1920 was a Sunday under the star sign of . It was the 325 day of the year. President of the United States was Woodrow Wilson.

If you were born on this day, you are 100 years old. Your last birthday was on the Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9 days ago. Your next birthday is on Sunday, November 21, 2021, in 355 days. You have lived for 36,534 days, or about 876,833 hours, or about 52,610,038 minutes, or about seconds.

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News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 21, 1920

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Date: 21 November 1920

Merges with Bklyn Section of N T Community Centre and United Neighborhood Guild

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Date: 21 November 1920

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GREEK PLEBISCITE FIXED FOR NOV. 28; Constantine Promises He Will Remain Abroad Till the Result Is Known. FRANCE WARNS PREMIER Also Advises England That the Return of the Ex-Monarch WouldBe "Intolerable."

Date: 21 November 1920

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Date: 22 November 1920

Copyright, 1920, by The New York Times Company. Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Date: 22 November 1920

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Date: 22 November 1920

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Date: 21 November 1920

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Date: 21 November 1920

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Date: 21 November 1920

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YALE TEAM TAKES CROSS-COUNTRY RUN; Eli Freshmen Have Margin of Seven Points Over Princeton.

Date: 21 November 1920

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