Personal Life

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    Shortly after starting his major league career, Stan enlisted in the Navy for WW II duty in the Pacific.

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    Stan and his family on a break from spring training with the Cardinals in St. Petersburg, FL.

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    Stan switching to a golf club from a baseball bat to clown around with some friends in Florida.

  • Stan the Man BBQ Sauce

    Stan and his wife, Lil, enjoying the company of friends on the old Anheuser-Busch tour bus.

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    Stan had a very successful career as a restaurant and hotel operator after his baseball career. His restaurant in St. Louis, and hotels in Florida and St. Louis were successful and he spent his post-baseball years involved with their operation and entertaining fans.

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    Stan loved to play the harmonica at events to entertain his fans. This photo was taken at the Baseball Hall of Fame where he often performed “Take Me out to the Ballgame” for the crowd.

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    Stan’s fame in baseball enabled him to meet some of the leading figures in politics, sports, entertainment and religion. He is pictured here with Pope John Paul II whom he met on one of his several trips to his native Poland.

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    This is the only known picture of Stan and Lil’s original barbecue sauce being used. (How often do you take a picture of your barbeque grill ??) His son-in-law and others were gathered for a 4th of July celebration.

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    Stan was a mainstay of the St. Louis sports community after retirement and often attended various functions and dinners with friends. Here he is with Jack Buck and other St. Louis sports legends.

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    Stan enjoyed attending charity events with his family and is pictured here with his wife Lil, four children (Dick, Gerry, Janet and Jeannie), and their spouses (Sharon Musial, Dr. Marty Schwarze, and David Edmonds).

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    Stan was awarded the Medal of Freedom at the White House by President Barack Obama for his accomplishments on the field, and legacy of being a humanitarian and leader in his community.