Stan Musial

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Interesting fact about Stan Musial. In 1957 he became the first MLB player in history to have an annual salary of $100,000. In 1959 after a subpar season he went to the cardinals and asked them to cut his salary to $80,000. Imagine that happening today. Noway.

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Side note, I met him once. At an autograph signing during a hall of fame weekend in Cooperstown. I was just a kid at th etime but he was a genuinely nice guy, his manager/handler literally had to push and pull him away from the signing as he wanted to stay and talk, and play the harmonica.

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He had over 3600 hits in his career. Quite the stud. Even finished with 475 HR’s. Pretty dang good career if you ask me.

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@TEXAS10PT said in Stan Musial:

He had over 3600 hits in his career. Quite the stud. Even finished with 475 HR’s. Pretty dang good career if you ask me.

And he missed a few years while in the Navy during the war.

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Yep. Total class act.

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Mantle once said of Stan, 'Stan is a better play than I am, because he's a better man than I am.'

Neat.

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Hank Greenberg was MLBs first $100,000 man

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