Saturday, January 19, 2013

RIP Stan The Man

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.

Most of Stan's glory days happened before my birth or memory, but our Dad's raved about him which was unusual for an out of town player.

If Pete Rose hadn't perfected the swinging bunt, Musial would still be in the top 3 of real players who could hit a ton and then some.  Musial's 3630 hits place him just behind Hank Aaron, two seasons behind Ty Cobb, and real men watched the game of baseball to see the bat being swung not pushed as if by a street cleaner's brush.

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