And a two-time Triple Crown. He finished his playing career with a. The highest of all time. His career batting average is the highest of any MLB player whose career was played primarily in the live-ball era. And ranks tied for 7th all-time with Billy Hamilton.Born and raised in San Diego. Williams played baseball throughout his youth.
After joining the Red Sox in 1939, he immediately emerged as one of the sport's best hitters. In 1941, Williams posted a. 406 batting average; he is the last MLB player to bat over. He followed this up by winning his first Triple Crown in 1942. Williams was required to interrupt his baseball career in 1943 to serve three years in the United States Navy.
Upon returning to MLB in 1946, Williams won his first AL MVP Award and played in his only World Series. In 1947, he won his second Triple Crown. In 1957 and 1958 at the ages of 39 and 40, respectively, he was the AL batting champion for the fifth and sixth time.Williams retired from playing in 1960. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. On July 25th of 1966. In his first year of eligibility.
Williams managed the Washington Senators. Franchise from 1969 to 1972. He hosted a television program about fishing, and was inducted into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. Williams's involvement in the Jimmy Fund.
Helped raise millions in dollars for cancer care and research. In 1991, President George H. Presented Williams with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The highest civilian award bestowed by the United States government.He was selected for the Major League Baseball All-Time Team. In 1997 and the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Born Stanislaw Franciszek Musial ; November 21, 1920 - January 19, 2013 was an American professional baseball. Veteran of World War II. He was a Major League Baseball.
For 22 seasons, from 1941 through 1963. Nicknamed "Stan the Man", Musial shares the MLB record for the most All-Star Games.
Played (24) with Hank Aaron. And is widely considered to be one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. He compiled 3,630 hits. (ranking fourth all-time and most in a career spent with only one team). With 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 on the road, he also is considered to be the most consistent hitter of his era.
He also compiled 475 home runs. During his career, was named the National League. S (NL) Most Valuable Player.
(MVP) three times, and won three World Series. Musial was a first-ballot inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Musial was born in Donora, Pennsylvania. Where he frequently played baseball in both informal and organized settings, eventually playing on the baseball team at Donora High School. Signed to a professional contract by the St.
Louis Cardinals as a pitcher. In 1938, Musial was converted into an outfielder. Prior to his major league debut in 1941. Noted for his unique batting stance, he quickly established himself as a consistent and productive hitter.
In his first full season, 1942, the Cardinals won the World Series. The following year, he led the National League in six different offensive categories and earned his first MVP award.
He was also named to the NL All-Star roster for the first time; he would appear in all the All-Star games (MLB had two games from 1959 to 1962) in every subsequent season he played. Musial won his second World Series ring. In 1944, then missed the entire 1945 season while serving with the United States Navy. On his return to baseball in 1946, Musial resumed his consistent hitting. That year he earned his second MVP award and third World Series title.His third MVP award came in 1948, when he finished one home run shy of winning baseball's Triple Crown. After struggling offensively in 1959, Musial used a personal trainer to help maintain his productivity until he decided to retire in 1963. At the time of his retirement, he held or shared 17 major league records, 29 National League records, and 9 All-Star Game records. In addition to overseeing businesses, such as a restaurant both before and after his playing career, Musial served as the Cardinals' general manager. In 1967, winning the pennant and World Series. He also became noted for his harmonica playing, a skill he acquired during his playing career. Known for his modesty and sportsmanship, Musial was selected for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. In February 2011 President Barack Obama. Presented Musial with Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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