Stanley Frank Musial wore No. 6, the first number retired by the Cardinals franchise. Upon his retirement on Sept. 29, 1963, Musial held 17 major league records, 29 National League marks and nine All-Star Game records. His career highlights include:
Played in a record 24 consecutive All-Star Games and hit an All-Star record six home runs.
Set a National League record for most years (17) and most consecutive years (16) batting .300 or better (50 or more games).
His 22 years as a Cardinal, covering 3,026 games, established an N.L. record for most seasons with one club.
Established major league records for most seasons leading his league in doubles (eight) and in extra-base hits (seven).
Holds National League marks for most seasons leading the league in runs scored (five), in triples (five) and in fewest strikeouts (four).
Hit five home runs in a May 2, 1954, doubleheader vs. the New York Giants, setting the major league mark for most homers in a twin-bill.
Games (3,026), at-bats (10,972), runs scored (1,949), hits (3,630), doubles (725), triples (177), home runs (475), runs batted in (1,951), extra-base hits (1,377), walks (1,599), total bases (6,134)
1943, 1946, 1948: Most Valuable Player in the National League
1946, 1951: Major League Player of the Year from The Sporting News
1950s: Player of the Decade from The Sporting News
1957: Sportsman of the Year from Sports Illustrated
1957: Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, given to players who best exemplify Gehrig's character
1961: Best player of the last 15 years from Sport Magazine
1962: Comeback Player of the Year, when he hit .330 at age 41, finishing third in batting average
1964: Named chairman, President's Council on Physical Fitness by President Lyndon B. Johnson
1968: Larger-than-life-size bronze statue of Stan The Man unveiled outside Busch Stadium
1969: Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, receiving 93.2 percent of the vote - the third-highest percentage after the Hall's inaugural class was enshrined in 1936.
1999: Cavalier Cross of the Order of Merit, the Polish government's highest civilian award
2011: President Barack Obama awarded Stan Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States highest civilian honor, for his lifetime of achievement and service.
PLUS: He is a member of baseball's All-Century Team, the Polish National Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame and sports halls of fame in Missouri and St. Louis.