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1 posted on 01/19/2013 6:01:43 PM PST by bd476
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During the recent days of sports scandals, Stan Musial was a real hero, an untarnished one.

God Bless him and his dear family and friends.


2 posted on 01/19/2013 6:05:34 PM PST by bd476
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He is maybe the last of the stars from an era when baseball was truly the American pass time.

I grew up in the 50s and can remember when just about any town of any size at all had a professional baseball team. It was good baseball too.


3 posted on 01/19/2013 6:08:18 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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Thank you Stan for giving us many years of great baseball.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 6:08:30 PM PST by doc1019
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Amazing guy. Before my time, really, but I remember being very young and learning about him as one of the all-time greats. I knew he was still with us, but I also knew his time must be coming. Now it has.

RIP

5 posted on 01/19/2013 6:08:46 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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One of the delights of my youth was watching Stan the Man Musial at bat in many All Star Games with his unique stance. Rest in Peace, Stan Musial




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7 posted on 01/19/2013 6:10:44 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Thank You, Mr. Musial

RIP

8 posted on 01/19/2013 6:11:37 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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10 posted on 01/19/2013 6:14:10 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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Not many heroes of my Summers Past are left.
Although a die hard Brooklyn Dodger fan in the midst of NY Yankee and a smattering of NY Giants fans, I still held a lot of respect for many of the opposition, particularly “The Man”.

He was married 71 years.....and USN Vet, missing the 1945 season.

RIP as you join the other ‘Boys Of Summer’.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 6:22:21 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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90 things to love about The Man

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/things-to-love-about-the-man/article_12a02ef7-b9d3-5cec-91f8-843d44412f13.html

Sad Regards

alfa6 ;>}


18 posted on 01/19/2013 6:25:57 PM PST by alfa6
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sad ping


19 posted on 01/19/2013 6:26:16 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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Not a baseball fan ... was it 82 or 92?
In the scheme of things it doesn't really matter ... I'm hearing/reading 82 ... which was it?
23 posted on 01/19/2013 6:33:35 PM PST by BluH2o
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Hat tip to one of the greats.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 6:36:41 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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A piece of my youth is now gone. May he join the others in the field of dreams, to play his game forever.


25 posted on 01/19/2013 6:37:04 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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Baltimore Oriole Manager, Earl Weaver died of heart attack today at the age of 82.

Earl Weaver
30 posted on 01/19/2013 6:58:03 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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This is what Bill James wrote about Musial in his first edition of THe Historical Baseball Abstract:

“The image of Musial seems to be fading quickly…. It doesn’t seem that the image is very sharp, that anybody really knows what made him different…

“What he was was a ballplayer. He didn’t spit at fans, he didn’t get into fights in nightclubs, he didn’t marry anybody famous. He hustled. You look at his career totals of doubles and triples, and they’ll remind you of something that was accepted while he was active, and has been largely forgotten since: Stan Musial was one player who always left the batter’s box on a dead run.”

In that book he rated Musial ahead of Williams as the best left-fielder of all time, although he did reverse that decision in the second edition without much explanation. I would rather have had Musial on my team than Williams.


32 posted on 01/19/2013 7:06:37 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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Last year I read a book about Stan Musial called Stan The Man. I do remember as a 10 year old kid seeing the Braves and Cardinals play an old timers game in 1971 and I saw on the cardinals side Stan Musial, Dizzy Dean and I think Ducky Medwick and Frankie Frisch were there as well in addition to old time Braves like Eddie Matthews and Spahn and Sain. From what we know no one had a bad word to say about Stan Musial although I geuss he and Joe Garogiola kind parted ways after a testy business relationship. May he RIP.


41 posted on 01/19/2013 7:35:03 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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I saw him play at Wrigley Field. God bless him. No finer man ever stepped into the batter’s box!


42 posted on 01/19/2013 7:35:45 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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Tears running down my cheeks ...


48 posted on 01/19/2013 8:31:58 PM PST by sushiman
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Growing up in Brooklyn in the '50s, my friends and I went to Ebbetts Field as often as we could to see our beloved Dodgers. There were a few players from other teams that we respected...none more than Stan "The Man."

When I visited ST. Loo for the first time in the 1980s, the first thing I did was get to his statue outside the stadium.

RIP.

50 posted on 01/19/2013 8:33:39 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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92.

not bad for a guy that endorsed Chesterfield cigarettes and Hamm’s beer!


54 posted on 01/19/2013 8:41:39 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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