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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:14 pm 
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A sad day today.
Stan Musial was the icon of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was 92 years old. One of the greatest players in Major League Baseball History. He was also a good human being who lead an exemplary life and was revered by millions. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing him play in person many times. He ranks right up there with Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.
He will be remembered...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:37 pm 
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That's too bad. If it happened on a week day I'd have known. Thanks for the information. Mr. Drummond (Conrad Baines <sp?>) died the other day. What a week...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:46 pm 
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He was my Father's hero.
We used to listen to The Cardinal games, on the radio,
when I was a child ( before we had TV).
He played for The St. Louis Cardinals, for 22 years ( I think)
and was never ejected from a game.
One of the greats.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:46 pm 
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RIP

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:50 pm 
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Hi,

Bad weekend for Major League Baseball, as former Orioles manager Earl Weaver also passed, on Friday at age 82. Mr. Musial was the consummate good sport, while Mr. Weaver said of himself “On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived.’“ Regardless of their differences, may both these fellows find a wonderful stadium wherever they are today. Rest in peace, gentlemen!

Rick C

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:13 am 
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He was my boyhood hero and I got to see him hit his last home run. St Louis is a better place for Stan Musial being there......

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:26 am 
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Stan was long retired when I first started listening to baseball on the radio. It was actually before my TX. Rangers played. I used to listen to WLS Chicago on AM and would catch the Cubs everyonce in a while. I heard alot about Stan while listening to these games in the 60's.

I sure don't think you can compare Ted Williams to Stan, just two very different types of man. Ted was an ass., he was the manager of my Rangers for a year. Ass.

Stan was a great ball player and a great man. RIP, your baseball and life friend.

Karl


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:06 am 
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Stan grew up here in SW PA. He graduated from the same High School that I did. One of my good friends in High School was a relative of Stan's. This area is ripe with wonderful stories about the heritage Stan left. He was an amazing baseball layer and an equally impressive man.

I think I'll take a run this morning down on the trail the winds past Stan Musial field in Donora.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:29 am 
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I got to see him play a few times. A great baseball player and an even better man ! RIP

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:53 am 
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Truly a very classy guy, not to many like him anymore, maybe Cal Ripken Jr but not many come to mind. RIP Mr. Musial.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:14 pm 
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I remember some years ago someone asking a Waren Spahn how he pitched to Stan Musial. He replied - Throw him your best stuff and then pray he doesn't hit it too far over the fence.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Musial gave his son batting advice:
Don't over swing, just try to meet the ball and it will still travel far.
One Saturday stan hit 5 home runs in a double header.
When he returned home his son met him at the door and said:
Wow, Dad! You were really just meeting the ball today!

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