That season, he hit.418 and earned All-District V honors. In 1956, Musgrave signed with the Baltimore Orioles. He played one season of minor league baseball, spending time with the Aberdeen Pheasants, Lubbock Hubbers, and San Antonio Missions, before being called into service by the United States Air Force.
Musgrave served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1961 as a pilot with the Strategic Air Command.
Musgrave grew up in Columbia, Missouri, earning high school All-American honors as a quarterback while leading David H. Hickman High School to a state championship. He died on June 17, 2012 at his home in Hoboken, New Jersey.