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Stan the Man was one of the greatest baseball players to set foot on the field and he wore a Cardinals uniform his entire career. With a lifetime batting average of .331 and 475 career home runs, Stan was loved by Cardinals fans and respected by opposing teams. Growing up in the coal fields of Donora, Pennsylvania, Stan was determined to overcome poverty and make it to the big leagues. When a debilitating injury stopped his pitching career, Stan didnít give up. He became one of the greatest and most consistent hitters in the history of the game and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
His practice, perseverance, and positive attitude have made his story one of American triumph. This book introduces a whole new generation to the gentleman athlete who was known for his kindness and honesty. Young readers will be inspired to be like Stan and work hard to achieve their dreams.
Stephanie Bearce is an award-winning author of books for kids. She loves playing history detective, learning about amazing people, and sharing their stories with children. When she is not writing or researching, Stephanie loves to travel the world and go on adventures with her husband, Darrell.