The St. Louis Cardinals may have lost the 2013 World Series to the Boston Red Sox, but in the Gateway City, there’s always plenty of off-season solace to be taken in the organization’s many accomplishments over the decades and its many All-Star players.
That includes Stan “The Man” Musial, the greatest unsung Hall of Famer to play the game. No matter what happens in the future, St. Louis will always have Stan the Man and the legacy of quiet greatness he brought to the game.
Musial passed away in January at the age of 92. He moved from his humble beginnings in Pittsburgh to his adopted home of St. Louis in 1948, when the Cardinals drafted him. He never left, and his homes continue to be a kind of shrine, second only to the real shrine of Musial: a statue outside Busch Stadium.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch pointed out that in 1948, when Musial batted .376, hit a career-high 39 homers and was the National League MVP, he moved into a brick bungalow in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood in southwest St. Louis and lived there for about five years with his growing family. Now that house at 6529 Mardel Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109 (pictured above) is for sale.
Built in 1939, the house has undergone some remodeling but retains the original hardwood floors and bathroom tile. The current owners set the list price at $179,900 back in June but are now asking $159,900 after several price cuts and one near sale.
Musial’s ‘last’ home
Meanwhile, the Cardinal legend’s longtime residence sold over the summer.
The traditional brick mid-century at 85 Trent Dr, St. Louis, MO 63124 fetched $1.6 million after it was originally listed for $1.795 million.
Built in 1962, the home spans 5,286 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. A large foyer, checkerboard marble floors and French doors in the living room are interior highlights, while a patio and in-ground pool sit on the home’s 3 acres.
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