Stan Musial had a noteworthy, Hall of Fame career, but the ballplayer known in St. Louis and beyond as “Stan the Man” was revered just as much for his demeanor off the field as he was for how he played on it.
Musial roamed the Cardinals outfield in the days when ballplayers mingled more with the common folk, but even among those who were more likely to interact with fans, Musial took it to another level. He was an active part of the St. Louis community and built a reputation through his playing days and in the years after for being a stand-up guy.
Musial seemed like the kind of man whom everyone would love to have as their uncle or grandfather, and a peak into Musial’s longtime St. Louis house confirms that he was just as reserved and old-school when it came to home décor as he was everywhere else. Musial’s $1.795 million home in no way rivals the palaces of modern sports stars, but it does confirm the suspicion that Musial was the decent, no-frills guy that everyone thought him to be.