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Simon & Garfunkel lamented "where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." Good song, but another figure should have been mentioned.
There was never a greater ambassador, gentleman and talent representing a sport than Stan "The Man" Musial. For the younger audience, this obituary is a good history lesson.
ST. LOUIS Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star with the corkscrew stance and too many batting records to fit on his Hall of Fame plaque, died Saturday. He was 92.
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Thanks, Lou. It's great to remember greatness with class & dignity & humility. May The Man rest in peace.
"Stan the Man" ...sorry passing indeed, another proud son of Western Pa. My father spoke reverently of him as they both were veterans of WWII. The baseball playing Griffys, Ken and Jr also from Donora which lies just down river from New Eagle, home of Joe Montana...must be something in that Monongehela River water...
CITY OF CHAMPYINZ!!!!!!
Truly a sad day for baseball. Earl Weaver and Stan "the man" Musial both gone. He was way before my time but I have seen tons of footage of Musial. My Grandpa (a tigers fan) used to tell me stories about how he could hit anything. At least both these baseball legends had long lives and left their mark on the game. Hats off to both.
Talked with my Dad earlier. He is very much saddened by this passing as Stan the Man was always his favorite. I got my love for the Cardinals from my Dad just as I got my love for Notre Dame. RIP Stan.
Did you notice my tidbit below, titled WIN? I want to assure you that I was pointing at ESPN and the like, not this Blue and Gold.
Sorry to lose Earl Weaver also.
Back before steroids and having to pay fifty-eight million dollar contracts to insure mediocre players will stay with your team more than two years, there were men like Stan the Man who simply played the game with skill and artistry.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
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The man was an icon in St.Louis, and probably never got the credit he deserved. Up there with Williams Mays, Mantle and Joe D. in his era which was the golden age of baseball.
Also, it's really hard to find a word that rhymes with Musial.
He got the credit. Believe me.
RIP Stan. I am lucky to say I saw Musial play several times. Growing up in Milwaukee in the 50's I was a regular (10-15 games a season) at County Stadium with my earliest recollections being 1956 until they left for Atlanta in 1966. For any baseball fans here, just imagine the National league stars I saw in that era, truly the golden age of baseball. Sadly, I hardly watch it anymore.
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