While some hitters with high Batting Averages don’t necessarily elevate that with an appropriate On Base Percentage that was not the case for “The Man”. He was a six time leader in OBP with fourteen seasons over .400 with a career number of .417. In terms of power, Musial was no slouch. While he never would win the Home Run title he would achieve 30 or more Home Runs six times and finished with 475 overall. Musial was also a two time RBI Champion with 10 seasons of three digits while also being an eight time Doubles and five time Triples leader.
Arguably, Musial was the best player in baseball in the 1940’s. He would lead the Redbirds to World Series Championships in 1942, 1944 and 1946 while being named the National League MVP in 1943, 1946 and 1948. He was the runner-up for that award four times (1949, 1950, 1951 & 1957) and he was a 24 time All Star. He retired with a Slash Line of .331/.417/.559, the elusive career 3/4/5!Fittingly, Stan Musial was selected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969 on his first year of eligibility.