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Stanley L. London
Stan London
Born(1925-12-05)December 5, 1925
DiedJune 8, 2020(2020-06-08) (aged 94)
Alma materWashington University
Basketball career
Career information
High schoolSpringfield
(Springfield, Illinois)
CollegeWashington University (1944–1948)
Career history
As coach:
1948–1949Washington University (assistant)

Stanley L. London (December 5, 1925 – June 8, 2020)[1] was an American doctor who worked with St. Louis Cardinals players beginning in 1956. The Springfield, Illinois, native became head physician for the team after I. C. Middleman died in 1968.[2] He held this position for 29 seasons and became the team's senior medical adviser in October 1997. London was also team physician for the St. Louis Hawks for 11 seasons.[1]

London received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis[1] in 1949. He was a fellow in the American Board of Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.[citation needed]

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Athletic career

London was a top amateur athlete, playing American handball, baseball and basketball.[3][4] He played both college baseball and college basketball at Washington University,[5][6] where he was named "Uncanny Stanley" for his performances.[7] He was the first inductee into the Missouri Handball Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, the Washington University Hall of Fame,[1] and the Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame.[8]

Coaching career

London served as an assistant coach for Washington's basketball team during the 1948–1949 season.[9] In March 1949, he was named the head coach of Washington's baseball team for the remainder of the season.[10]

Personal life

His brother was Norman Sidney London, a locally famous St. Louis attorney, who died on March 1, 2014.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d Rick Hummel (12 June 2020). "Longtime Cardinals team physician Stan London dies at 94". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 13 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Name London Card Physician". The Belleville News-Democrat. 26 September 1968. p. 19. Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via access
  3. ^ Jack Herman (22 February 1984). "Dr. Stan London: Healer of local athletes". St. Louis Jewish Light. p. 11. Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via access
  4. ^ Robert L. Burnes (27 February 1957). "Remember Stan's famed fake?". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. p. 2B. Retrieved 13 November 2022.
  5. ^ Jack Hemstock (1 February 1944). "London sizzled in prep career, boils for Bears". The St. Louis Star and Times. Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via access
  6. ^ Robert L. Burnes (23 February 1948). "Story-a-minute department". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. p. 17. Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via access
  7. ^ "Stan London to coach Bears' Nine until graduation time". The St. Louis Star and Times. 11 March 1949. p. 29. Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via access
  8. ^ Jack Herman (18 December 1985). "Sporting surgeon slides into 4th hall of fame". St. Louis Jewish Light. p. 23. Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via access
  9. ^ "New Hilltop coach". The St. Louis Star and Times. 28 September 1948. p. 20. Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via access
  10. ^ "Stan London given job of coaching Bears' Nine". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. 11 March 1949. p. 22. Retrieved 13 November 2022 – via access
  11. ^ Michael Sorkin (5 March 2014). "Norm London dies; famed attorney defended brewery heirs and mobsters". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 13 November 2022.

Further reading

  • St. Louis Cardinals 1987 Media Guide
  • St. Louis Cardinals 2001 Media Guide

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