So I clicked on the Cardinals' franchise link and, low and behold, find that Stan Musial is their career WAR leader. What a surprise, huh? But we you stare at Musial's B-R page for just a bit, all the bold (league leading) numbers just jump out at you. His post WWII years were incredible in the variety of ways he dominated. In '46, '48 and '49 he led the league in doubles, triples AND OBP. He had done it in '43, too. Four different times he led the league in doubles, triples and OBP. I wonder if any other player has done it once? Musial won the MVP in '46 & '48 ('43, too) and finished 2nd from '49-'51. Interestingly, while he led the league in nearly every other category at least once (excepting SB's and K's), he never led it in HR's.
In '48, his best season ever (and one of anybody's best seasons ever), Musial went .376-.450-.702 in 698 PA's. He K'ed just 34 times. The year before, in 678 PA's, he K'ed only 24 times. Cody Bellinger nearly got to that number in one 7-game series.
Mike Trout, on the very short list of the best RH hitters ever, has never had a full season below 168 OPS+. He's 6 for 6. Mays had a nine year run where he never went below 156. Aaron had 10 straight years without going below 151.
Musial, hitting from the left side, had an 11 year run where he dropped below 164 only once.
He truly was "The Man."