Home - by BigFurHat - January 19, 2013 - 20:29 America/New_York - 17 Comments
January 19th, 2013
First Earl Weaver and now Stan the Man–RIP
Stranded in Sonoma
One of my father’s favorite players. Rest in peace, Mr. Musial. You really were The Man.
Sweetest swing in baseball. And a genuine good guy. RIP.
Preacher Roe said the way to pitch to Stan Musial is to throw four wide ones and then try to pick him off at first base.
The greatest baseball player – in every sense of the word – I ever saw play. Thanks for the memories Stan.
Should have left him and taken Lance Armstrong. Just did some reading on him, had know idea him and John Wayne were best friends.
really? the guy met and married his high school sweetheart, went straight into the bid leagues and played for the love the the game. married 72 years with many kids, grandkids, great grandkids.
what a story. and the fact he was friends with the duke.
would love to know what his salary was back then.
One of the best ever (in baseball AND life), R.I.P Stan.
reddecaesari, Didn’t mean to get you riled up. I guess why that seems so amazing to me is that Wayne was a football guy. Played with Ward Bond. You don’t often see them cross sports like that. Especially back then. No question Stan was a class act. You read about sports today and you need to just shake your head in discussed.
Stirrin the B.S.
One of the last of the genuine good guys. His statue stands tall outside of Busch Stadium. R.I.P. Stan THE MAN.
Two in one day.
Growing up, Stan the Man was a constant source of “educational inspiration” from my dad.
January 20th, 2013
bubba saw stan play when bubba was a child. bubba hopes he rests easy. He earned it.
bubba says we’re losing all the good ones.
Snowball the Sourpuss
He was also very good friends with Jackie Robinson and helped guide him through the newly – albiet begrudingly – integrated MLB. Read what Jackie has to say about his old friend Stan. Says a hell of a lot about this man’s character.
True American icons are dying off. Today Stan the Man would be Stan the Person.
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