Stan Musial : A Biography Hardback
Part of the Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters series
When Stan The Man Musial retired after 22 years with the Cardinals (disrupted only by a year of service with the U.S.
Navy during World War II), he held 17 Major League records, 29 National League records, and 9 All Star game records.
His unwavering consistency with the bat still has no peer: he hit over .300 17 times in his career, and left the game 2nd all-time in total bases, 4th in hits, 5th in RBIs, and 6th in number of games played.
Despite his extreme production at the plate-achieved, in fact, only after a shoulder injury forced him to drop his duties as a pitcher-he never achieved the fame or iconic status of a Joe DiMaggio in New York or a Ted Williams in Boston; but when he collected his last hit in 1963, he departed with one of the most magical and representative statistics in the history of the game: 1,815 hits at his home ballpark, and 1,815 hits away from home.
His career is a testament to concentration and integrity, and to this day Stan Musial's statistics and legacy place him among the true greats of baseball's pantheon. It has been said that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing in professional sports.
Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters presents biographies on Greenwood's selection for the 12 best hitters in Major League history, written by some of today's best baseball authors.
These books present straightforward stories in accessible language for the student researcher and the general reader alike.
Each volume includes a timeline, bibliography, and index.
In addition, each volume includes a Making of a Legend chapter that analyses the evolution of the player's fame and (in some cases) infamy.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: ABC-CLIO
- Publication Date: 30/08/2007
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9780313336096