Sure they’re asking about $1.8 million. But hey, Stan Musial used to live there.
In a posting on realtor.cοm, the Ladue home of “The Man” and his wife, Lillian Musial, has been listed for sale.
Built in 1962, the 5,300-square-foot, 10-room home has four bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths, and a concrete swimming pool. The home sits on a three-acre lot at 85 Trent Drive.
Brian Schwarze, one of Musial’s grandchildren, said his fondest memories of the house were “all the times I played catch with (Musial) down by the pool.
“Not that long ago, I kind of tried to compute how many times I’d been there, and it’s eerie how close it comes to 3,630,” Schwarze said, referencing the number of hits Musial amassed in his career.
It is not, however, the home in which Musial lived when he was amassing his numbers on the ball diamond. During his playing days, Musial lived in the St. Louis Hills section of southwest St. Louis.
“I believe they moved into that (Ladue) house in 1967, when he was the general manager” of the Cardinals, Schwarze said.
Musial died Jan. 19 at age 92. He had been in declining health for several years. Lillian had died in 2012.
The home is listed with Laura McCarthy Real Estate, and Joan Schnoebelen is the agent.
“The house has technically been on the market for more than a month,” Schnoebelen said. “They always intended to sell it. But there was a lot of memorabilia that needed to be moved out of it, so I hadn’t been actively promoting it.”
Schnoebelen said she would begin to show the home after Memorial Day.
Musial is considered the greatest player in Cardinal history. He played his entire 22-season career with the Cardinals, from 1941-63, and is the franchise leader in virtually every offensive category.
A .331 lifetime batter, Musial played on three world championship teams — 1942, 1944 and 1946 — and won three National League Most Valuable Player awards.
Musial was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.