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Stan Musial
Right fielder & 1B, St. Louis Cardinals 1941-1963

Stan "The Man" Musial is the greatest hitter since N.Y. Yankee great Babe Ruth played in the 1920's. 

Read these stats and judge for yourself..... Musial led the Major Leagues in batting average in five (5) different years and led the NL twice --- a 7-time NL batting champ.  He batted .365 in 1946 and .376 in 1948.  Stan Musial batted over .330 in nine (9) diff. years, including six (6) different seasons above .340 and five different times over .350. In 1948 his on base pct was .450!.

Stan Musial proudly served in the U.S. Military and missed the entire 1945 season due to this service.  Total Bases: Musial led the Major Leagues in five (5) diff seasons.  He led the Major Leagues in slugging pct., four different years and led the National League two other seasons ---- and three times he came in 2nd place. In 1948, Musial slugging pct. was an amazing .702! In fourteen (14) different years his slg pct was over .500 (outstanding). Stan Musial led the Major Leagues in doubles 6 different years and two other years he led the NL only and twice came in second.  In 1944 he whacked 51 doubles and in 1946, he hit 50.

This great hitter retired with a career batting average of .331, an on base pct of .418, and a slugging pct. of .559.  He hit 177 triples, 475 home runs, over 1900 RBI's. Stan Musial has the most total bases in baseball history, his 725 doubles ranked him top in the NL and is the 2nd. highest total in baseball history. Stan Musial is 2nd in the National League with 3,630 hits and in games played 3,026.  He also crossed home plate a remarkable 1,949 during his career!

Stan Musial played his entire career for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Musial performed so many top hitting feats, led the Major Leagues so many times and his batting records in the National League are so numerous that he has to ranked as the best.

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