As I traveled to St. Louis last Saturday and drove around Busch Stadium, many thoughts stated to race through my mind about a great St. Louis Cardinal baseball player. Often, on my way home from high school, I'd plug my transistor radio into my ear and listen to a Cardinal baseball game. And the sound of the crowd made me want to be there.
He was nicknamed "Stan The Man," and he played with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1946-1963. He was one of the greatest hitters of all times and a consistent hitter which is what Cardinal fans loved. In his baseball career he hit 475 home runs and tied the All Star selection lists with Willie Mays. A 3x National League Most Valuable Player he was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.
Last Saturday, at 93, his funeral was held in St. Louis where thousands of fans paid tribute to this great man at Busch Stadium. Surely, his presence in baseball will be missed.
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