Stan Musial collected his 3,000th career hit on May 13, 1958. The historic moment occurred in Chicago at Wrigley Field. Stan was left out of the line-up in hopes that the achievement would come in St. Louis, but with the Cardinals trailing by two, manager Fred Hutchinson called upon Musial in the sixth inning. He hit a pinch double off Moe Drabowsky. The following day Musial was honored at Sportsman's Park in pre-game ceremonies and provided fans with another thrill -- a home run in the first inning.
Stan Musial retired as the National League's all-time hits leader with 3,630 career hits. Did you know that the Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum has 1,417 artifacts relating to Stan Musial in their collection? Easily the most of any Cardinals player! This picture shows a display case at the Cardinals Hall of Fame circa 1995..
Lillian Musial experienced many wonderful things as the beautiful wife of the greatest Cardinal of them all, Stan "The Man" Musial. The team traveled on a Good Will Tour to Japan in 1958 to play a series of exhibition games. As a result the museum collection includes this stunning floral-patterned kimono, noted as "from the Lillian Musial collection." To see more on Lil Musial, click here