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On June 20, 2004, Ken Griffey Jr. joined the 500-home run club with a blast off the Cardinals’ Matt Morris in St. Louis, and later shared a hug with his dad at the game. It couldn’t have come on a better day, as it was Father’s Day. (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat for Getty Images)

On June 20, 2004, Ken Griffey Jr. joined the 500-home run club with a blast off the Cardinals’ Matt Morris in St. Louis, and later shared a hug with his dad at the game. It couldn’t have come on a better day, as it was Father’s Day. (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat for Getty Images)

Carson Palmer hands off the football to Rashard Mendenhall during Cardinals training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Carson Palmer hands off the football to Rashard Mendenhall during Cardinals training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The late Stan Musial appears on four regional SI covers this week. The Cardinals legend died at the age of 92. (Bettman/Corbis; Mark Kauffman/SI; Rich Clarkson/SI)


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Stan Musial, pictured here in 1972 with Joe Torre, passed away on Saturday at the age of 92. The Cardinals legend is known for being as gracious off the field as he was on it. (AP)

REITER: Musial a role model for generations of fans

Stan Musial, pictured here in 1972 with Joe Torre, passed away on Saturday at the age of 92. The Cardinals legend is known for being as gracious off the field as he was on it. (AP)
REITER: Musial a role model for generations of fans

Happy 33rd birthday to the great Albert Pujols (pictured here in the 2002 SI Swimsuit issue with wife, Deidre). (Steve Erle/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Albert Pujols

Happy 33rd birthday to the great Albert Pujols (pictured here in the 2002 SI Swimsuit issue with wife, Deidre). (Steve Erle/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Albert Pujols

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa came up way short on the latest Hall of Fame ballot, in which the Baseball Writers Association of America chose nobody for this year’s class. McGwire received just 16.9 percent of the vote while Sosa received 12.5. A minimum of 75 percent is required for induction. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark McGwire | Sammy Sosa
VERDUCCI: Rejection of Clemens, Bonds may be temporary

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa came up way short on the latest Hall of Fame ballot, in which the Baseball Writers Association of America chose nobody for this year’s class. McGwire received just 16.9 percent of the vote while Sosa received 12.5. A minimum of 75 percent is required for induction. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark McGwire | Sammy SosaVERDUCCI: Rejection of Clemens, Bonds may be temporary

Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols are teaming up in Anaheim. The Angels signed the former Rangers outfielder to a 5-year, $125 million deal, making him the latest of baseball’s $100 million men. (Rob Leiter/Getty Images)

ROSENBERG: How Hamilton ended up on the Angels
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Josh Hamilton | Albert Pujols

Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols are teaming up in Anaheim. The Angels signed the former Rangers outfielder to a 5-year, $125 million deal, making him the latest of baseball’s $100 million men. (Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
ROSENBERG: How Hamilton ended up on the AngelsGALLERY: Rare Photos of Josh Hamilton | Albert Pujols

Carl Yastrzemski (8) celebrates with teammates Jose Tartabull (12), George Scott (5) and Dalton Jones (3) after hitting a three-run home run during Game 2 of the 1967 World Series. (Neil Leifer/SI) 

SI VAULT: Yaz, Red Sox battling for pennant (8.21.67)

Carl Yastrzemski (8) celebrates with teammates Jose Tartabull (12), George Scott (5) and Dalton Jones (3) after hitting a three-run home run during Game 2 of the 1967 World Series. (Neil Leifer/SI) 
SI VAULT: Yaz, Red Sox battling for pennant (8.21.67)

On Veterans Day this May 2004 cover featuring the late Pat Tillman feels appropriate. (Gene Lower/Slingshot)

GALLERY: SI’s Veterans Day Covers

On Veterans Day this May 2004 cover featuring the late Pat Tillman feels appropriate. (Gene Lower/Slingshot)
GALLERY: SI’s Veterans Day Covers

The St. Louis Cardinals 1936 team portrait. The squad, known as “The Famous Gas House Gang” went 87-67 and finished in second place in the National League. (Corbis)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals 1936 team portrait. The squad, known as “The Famous Gas House Gang” went 87-67 and finished in second place in the National League. (Corbis)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the St. Louis Cardinals

Willie Mays and Stan Musial pose together at the 1958 All-Star game. (AP)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Willie Mays 

Willie Mays and Stan Musial pose together at the 1958 All-Star game. (AP)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Willie Mays 

Willie McGee makes a catch at the wall to rob Albert Belle of a home run during a 1999 Cardinals-Orioles spring training game. McGee celebrates his 54th birthday on Friday. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)

SI VAULT: McGee having an MCP-type season (9.30.85)

Willie McGee makes a catch at the wall to rob Albert Belle of a home run during a 1999 Cardinals-Orioles spring training game. McGee celebrates his 54th birthday on Friday. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)
SI VAULT: McGee having an MCP-type season (9.30.85)

Pablo Sandoval and the Giants lost the NLCS opening game to the Cardinals on Sunday. According to SI’s Ben Reiter, San Francisco needs to get its starting pitching back on track if they plan to beat St. Louis. The teams face off again on Monday in Game 2 of the series. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

REITER: San Francisco needs giant pitching performance to beat Cards
CORCORAN: Previewing Game 2 of the NLCS | Cardinals have advantage

Pablo Sandoval and the Giants lost the NLCS opening game to the Cardinals on Sunday. According to SI’s Ben Reiter, San Francisco needs to get its starting pitching back on track if they plan to beat St. Louis. The teams face off again on Monday in Game 2 of the series. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
REITER: San Francisco needs giant pitching performance to beat CardsCORCORAN: Previewing Game 2 of the NLCS | Cardinals have advantage

Larry Fitzgerald is unable to haul in a pass from quarterback Kevin Kolb during yesterday’s Cardinals-Patriots game. Despite being the heavy underdog, Arizona outplayed New England and pulled off the biggest upset of the season, downing the Patriots 20-18 in Foxboro. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

KING MMQB: Officiating troubles mount, NFC West rises and more 
BANKS: Snap Judgements on all of Sunday’s NFL games

Larry Fitzgerald is unable to haul in a pass from quarterback Kevin Kolb during yesterday’s Cardinals-Patriots game. Despite being the heavy underdog, Arizona outplayed New England and pulled off the biggest upset of the season, downing the Patriots 20-18 in Foxboro. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
KING MMQB: Officiating troubles mount, NFC West rises and more BANKS: Snap Judgements on all of Sunday’s NFL games

Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. With that in mind, it seems fitting to highlight this cover featuring Pat Tillman, who left a successful NFL career to go overseas and serve in the military. As the headline suggests, remember his name. (Courtesy of the Tillman family)

GALLERY: Remembering Pat Tillman

Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. With that in mind, it seems fitting to highlight this cover featuring Pat Tillman, who left a successful NFL career to go overseas and serve in the military. As the headline suggests, remember his name. (Courtesy of the Tillman family)
GALLERY: Remembering Pat Tillman