Former Giants star Don Mueller dies

Updated: December 30, 2011, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Don Mueller, a two-time All-Star whose hit helped set up Bobby Thomson's famed home run that won the 1951 NL pennant playoff, has died. He was 84.

The funeral home handling the arrangements said Friday that Mueller died Wednesday in suburban St. Louis.

Mueller was a career .296 hitter in 10 years with the New York Giants and two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The outfielder led the majors with 212 hits in 1954.

In the deciding Game 3 of the playoffs ...

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