Stan Musial, one of the greatest players in baseball history and a member of the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, has died, the team said in a statement. He was 92.

The Hall of Famer, known as "Stan the Man," died on Saturday, the Cardinals said.

Musial won seven National League batting titles during his career with St. Louis and was named National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times.

He led the Cardinals to three World Series triumphs in the 1940s.

Musial died at home surrounded by his loved ones, the Cardinals said.

The slugger was so loved in St. Louis that two statues of him stand outside Busch Stadium, the Cardinals' home field.

Musial spent his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals, playing in 24 All-Star games at a time when the majors sometimes held two All-Star games per season.

Musial, who played in the outfield and at first base, retired in 1963 with a .331 batting average and 475 home runs. EFE