Stan Musial (1920–2013) was an American professional baseball player
and Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Major League Baseball
outfielder and first baseman on the St. Louis Cardinals for 22 seasons,
from 1941 through 1963. Widely considered to be one of the greatest
hitters in baseball history, with 3,630 career hits, Musial ranks fourth
all-time and first in a career spent with only one team. He hit 475 home
runs during his career and was named the National League's Most Valuable
Player three times. In 1946 he earned his third and final World Series
title, despite missing the entire previous season serving with the navy.
He shares the major league record for the most All-Star Games played
(24) with Hank Aaron and Willie Mays, and was a first-ballot inductee
into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969. He was also known for his
harmonica playing, during and after his playing career, and for his
modesty and sportsmanship. Musial was selected for the Major League
Baseball All-Century Team in 1999. In February 2011, President Barack
Obama presented Musial with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of
the highest civilian awards the US government can bestow.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Musial>
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A day after William V, Prince of Orange (pictured), fled the
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Approximately 50 tons of TNT exploded at a munitions factory in
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A magnitude 6.8 Ms earthquake struck northern Himachal Pradesh,
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northern Hungary, killing 42 of the 43 people on board.
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