Stan Musial began the 1950’s by posting a .350 batting average before participating in the 1950 All-Star Game….where in fan balloting he was the National League’s # 2 choice…..as he had the longest hitting streak of his career during the 1950 season….with a 30-game stretch that ended on July 27. With the Cardinals falling 14 games out of first place by September, manager Dyer used him at first base and all three outfield positions…..when new Cardinals manager Marty Marion led the team to a 3rd-place finish in 1951….while Musial was named The Sporting News Major League Player of the Year. In a 1951 Life Magazine interview with baseball legend Ty Cobb, he said of Musial….“No man has ever been a perfect ballplayer. Stan Musial, however, is the closest to being perfect in the game today…. He plays as hard when his club is away out in front of a game as he does when they’re just a run or two behind.”
It was for these reasons and more that this song was composed in the 1950 with music and lyrics by two brothers from Centralia, Illinois….which was not too far from St. Louis…..as the brothers were Chuck and Bob Loomis….who performed this rendition seen in the video herewith.