Two notable people from Major League Baseball passed away on Saturday–former Saint Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial at the age of 92 and former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver at the age of 82.
Musial, was a seven-time batting champion in 1943, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1957. In 1948, Musial had a career best batting average of .376. Musial was also a three-time National League Most Valuable Player award winner, three-time World Series champion (1942, 1944 and 1946) and an amazing 24-time all-star, where he shares the record with Willy Mays.
Musial, who played his entire career with the Cardinals from 1941-1963, is fourth all-time in Major League hits with 3,630 behind only Pete Rose, Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron. He is also third all-time in doubles with 725 behind Tris Speaker and Rose.
Weaver, meanwhile managed the Orioles from 1968-1982 and then again from 1985-1986, winning 1480 games over that stretch. Weaver, who led the Orioles to a World Series championship in 1970, opposed small ball, and rarely bunted the baseball.