Stan Musial headlines St Louis Cardinals all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

Stan Musial headlines St Louis Cardinals all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

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More than 70 years before Aloe Blacc’s hit single “The Man” was released, there was a prodigious singles hitter that earned the same moniker playing baseball in the National League. Stan “The Man” Musial’s hitting prowess helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to three of their eleven World Series wins.

Born in Donora, Pennsylvania, Musial was signed by the Cardinals as a pitcher in 1938, but made his MLB debut in 1941 playing the outfield. At the time of his retirement in 1963, the three-time MVP held or shared 29 National League records.

CARDINALS ALL-TIME ROSTER

In 22 years with the Cards, Musial amassed 128.1 WAR (wins above replacement). The franchise’s next biggest WAR contributions on the all-time roster came from second baseman Rogers Hornsby (91.4) and first baseman Albert Pujols (86.4).

Stan Musial leads St Louis Cardinals all-time roster by WAR

Here we present the entire Cardinals lineup constructed entirely by choosing the player with the team’s highest WAR at each position, including a rotation of three starting pitchers and one reliever.

UPDATED September 9, 2018

CATCHER: TED SIMMONS

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Wins Above Replacement: 44.8

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FIRST BASE: ALBERT PUJOLS

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Wins Above Replacement: 86.4

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SECOND BASE: ROGERS HORNSBY

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Wins Above Replacement: 91.4

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THIRD BASE: KEN BOYER

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Wins Above Replacement: 58.0

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SHORTSTOP: OZZIE SMITH

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Wins Above Replacement: 65.6

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OUTFIELD: STAN MUSIAL

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Wins Above Replacement: 128.1

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OUTFIELD: ENOS SLAUGHTER

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Wins Above Replacement: 50.3

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OUTFIELD: CURT FLOOD

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Wins Above Replacement: 42.2

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PITCHER: BOB GIBSON

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Wins Above Replacement: 81.9

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PITCHER: HARRY BRECHEEN

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Wins Above Replacement: 38.6

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PITCHER: DIZZY DEAN

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Wins Above Replacement: 38.5

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RELIEF PITCHER: LINDY MCDANIEL

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Wins Above Replacement: 11.2

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2018-09-09T10:35:27+00:00 September 9th, 2018|

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