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LarryN

Stan Musial dead

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Someone said these things "come in threes."

 

Bobby Doerr, Ralph Kiner, and Yogi Berra beware, the Grim Reaper is stalking the Hall Of Fame.

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Great stat.... 3630 total hits... 1815 at home and 1815 on the road!

 

He played nearly until 43rd birthday, adding to his totals. He got a hit with his final swing, sending an RBI single past Cincinnati's rookie second baseman -- that was Pete Rose, who would break Musial's league hit record of 3,630 some 18 years later.

 

You are the Man! RIP

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Great stat.... 3630 total hits... 1815 at home and 1815 on the road!

 

He played nearly until 43rd birthday, adding to his totals. He got a hit with his final swing, sending an RBI single past Cincinnati's rookie second baseman -- that was Pete Rose, who would break Musial's league hit record of 3,630 some 18 years later.

 

You are the Man! RIP

 

I found another interesting bit of trivia---

 

He once played the National Anthem on the harmonica before a Cardinals game.

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Lifetime .331 BA & hit over 300 18 out of 22 seasons. Oh yeah, BTW he took a year off to fight in WW2. They broke the mold for men like this.

 

RIP Stan "The man" Musial

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He was a really nice guy too. I never recall anyone saying anything bad about him.

FYI- He originally began his career as a pitcher but was not successful.

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