Happy Birthday David Freese!!!
Happy Birthday Chris Carpenter!!!
Still the biggest badass.
Happy Birthday Jon Jay!!!!
Happy Birthday Mitchell Boggs!!!
Happy Birthday Lance Berkman!!!!
Thank you for the last two years, and especially for that one hit in the bottom of the 10th on October 27th, 2011.
Good luck in Arlington!!
Happy Birthday to Skip Schumaker!!
I hope the Dodgers can love you at least half as much as Cardinal Nation does.
Good luck, Skippy.
Happy Birthday Matt Holliday!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday Matt Carpenter!!!!!!
Stan “The Man” Musial, born 21 November 1920 in Donora, PA.
Simply put, Stan Musical is one of baseball’s greatest living legends. One of the most popular players to ever play on one of baseball’s most popular teams, and in a city where they know how to honor and appreciate baseball.
He played for 22 years, and went to 24 All Star games. That’s how good he was. He played in more All Star Games than years he played in the Majors. Let that sink in. Other players played in more than one ASG in a year. But HE ATTENDED AN AVERAGE 1.09 ALL STAR GAMES A SEASON.
All 22 season were spent in St. Louis playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. He missed a season, 1945, due to military service in WWII with the United States Navy.
Musial won the NL MVP award 3 different times, and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1969 in his first year of eligibility. He finished his career with a batting average of .331, 475 home runs, 3630 hits, 1951 RBI, an OPS of .976 and an OPS+ of 159. Wow. In fact, when he retired he held the National League record for hits. Musial became the first player to play 1,000+ at two different positions, and despite playing in more than 3,000 games was never ejected from one.
Other career achievements include being on 3 teams that won the World Series (1942, 1944, 1946 Cardinals), having his number “6” retired by the Cardinals in 1963 AT HIS LAST GAME, and in 2011 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. There is a statue of Stan Musial outside of Busch Stadium.
However, my favorite thing about Stan Musial is what Bob Costas had to say about him. It is maybe the best thing I’ve ever heard and what I think most people would want to be said about them:
He didn’t hit a homer in his last at-bat; he hit a single. He didn’t hit in 56 straight games. He married his high school sweetheart and stayed married to her. … All Musial represents is more than two decades of sustained excellence and complete decency as a human being.
Happy Birthday Sugar Shane!!!!!
Happy belated (by like..5 minutes) Birthday Daniel Descalso!!!
Happy Birthday Mike Matheny!!!!
Happy Birthday to Adam Wainwright!!!
Happy Birthday Marc Rzepczynski!!!!
Happy belated Birthday Tony Cruz!!!