Stanislaw "Stan" Franciszek Musial, better known as "Stan the Man" Musial, is an example of a true American success story. Stanislaus Musial was born in Donora, Pennsylvania on November 21, 1920 to Lukasz and Mary (Lancos) Musial. Together they had six children: four girls and two boys. Stan's father, Lukasz, was born on October 21, 1890 in Poland. He emigrated to the U.S. on January 30, 1910 at age 16 and became a naturalized citizen on June 1, 1920. Mary Lancos was born in New York in 1897 and was the daughter of Czech immigrants.
On January 19, 2013, one of the greatest hitters of all times passed away. Stan Musial was one of the best Cardinal players in the history of baseball. He had 475 home runs, including a record 5 in a double header. Of all his 3,630 career hits, 1,815 came at home and 1,815 were on the road.
He was a man of a different era, and his records are simply amazing. Another incredible statistic, he was married 71 years to his wife, Lillian. The couple resided in the St. Louis area, where he remained a beloved figure.