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#1 LarryN

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

Baseball has lost two greats today. :(

http://espn.go.com/m...ial-dies-age-92
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#2 NCBirdfan

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

Baseball has lost two greats today. :(

http://espn.go.com/m...ial-dies-age-92

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#3 Aclobat

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Stan the Man. What a sad day in the baseball world.

#4 Jeebus

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

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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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

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

#6 Jeebus

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

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.

#7 prairieaug

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

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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#8 johnpolitics

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

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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