We've heard the trivia many times- Stan Musial and Ken Griffey, Jr. both were born in the tiny borough of Donora, PA. Ken Griffey, Sr. was also a Donora native.
Can we once and for all end the debate about the best player to come out of Donora?
Griffey won one MVP award, Musial won three. Musial had a career OPS+ of 159, while Griffey's was 136. Griffey had more Homers, Musial more base hits. Musial only stole 78 bases in his career, Griffey had 184. Musial won the World Series three times, Griffey never reached the final round of the playoffs. Griffey was a superlative defender at a premium position. Musial was a capable if unspectacular outfielder and first baseman. Musial's career WAR was 128.1, Griffey's was 83.6.
I don't think the debate will end here... but we can say both were all time greats and now both are Hall Of Famers. Congrats to the Kid and the Man.