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Old 01-19-2013, 10:33 PM
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Oh my. Should we do a wellness check on Hank Aaron?
Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, and Whitey Ford as well.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:12 PM
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RIP Stanley...You and Ted made swinging from the left side of the plate an art few have been able to imitate...24 All Star games in an era of greats..Yes, Stan was the MAN... Broke alot of hearts on the Northside along the way..

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:20 AM
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Pretty amazing that he had 1815 hits at home and 1815 hits away for his career.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:36 AM
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RIP Stanley...You and Ted made swinging from the left side of the plate an art few have been able to imitate...24 All Star games in an era of greats..Yes, Stan was the MAN... Broke alot of hearts on the Northside along the way..

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Will never forget his 3000th hit, it came against the Flubs on May 13th 1958. I didn't go to school that day because I had a bad cold, anyway I watched the game on WGN, Stan wanted to get #3000 at home and did not start the game but he did pinch hit in the 6th inning and hit a line drive for a double off the wagon gate in leftcenter at Wrigley off Moe Drabowsky.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:43 AM
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A forgotten part of history was former White Sox pitcher Dickie Kerr (he pitched on the 1919 White Sox team) was the manager of Stan Musial in the minor leagues. Kerr was the one who turned Musial into a full time player. Musial was signed as a pitcher and Kerr thought he was a better hitter than a pitcher. A few years later after Musial made it into the Big Leagues with the Cardinals he bought Kerr a house to show his appreciation.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:07 AM
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A forgotten part of history was former White Sox pitcher Dickie Kerr (he pitched on the 1919 White Sox team) was the manager of Stan Musial in the minor leagues. Kerr was the one who turned Musial into a full time player. Musial was signed as a pitcher and Kerr thought he was a better hitter than a pitcher. A few years later after Musial made it into the Big Leagues with the Cardinals he bought Kerr a house to show his appreciation.
Stan named a son Richard Kerr Musial
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:36 AM
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I was lucky enough to meet him at a wedding in St. Louis some 12-13 years ago.

He played harmonica with the band and danced ... shook hands with everyone and could not have been more gracious.

RIP, Stan.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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R.I.P. Stan "The Man Unusual" Musial. As a fellow Polish American, I always held "Stash" in extremely high esteem. I always liked Musial more than his contemporary, Williams. While Williams would talk for hours about hitting, I thought Musial summed up hitting pretty well.

"You wait for a strike, then you knock the **** out of it."
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:10 AM
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R.I.P. Stan "The Man Unusual" Musial. As a fellow Polish American, I always held "Stash" in extremely high esteem. I always liked Musial more than his contemporary, Williams. While Williams would talk for hours about hitting, I thought Musial summed up hitting pretty well.

"You wait for a strike, then you knock the **** out of it."
Stan was "The Man." Pitcher Dan Stanhouse, an oddball, was "The Man Unusual." The Man indeed.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:52 AM
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Stan was "The Man." Pitcher Dan Stanhouse, an oddball, was "The Man Unusual." The Man indeed.
I swear I've heard Musial with the same moniker. Maybe just in my own head.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:15 AM
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Funny that two HOFers pass on the same day, one noted for his fierce confrontations and frequent ejections, while the other was never thrown out of a game. Takes all kinds to make a sport.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:20 AM
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Musial was about 3 weeks shy of his 72nd wedding anniversary. Wow.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:03 PM
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What is there to say? Stan Musial lived a long productive life, but it's still tough for this 62 year old baseball fan to say good bye. If you got to see him play you were lucky. What an unorthodox batting stance but he just hit the hell out of the ball, even into his early 40's. He really was The Man. RIP.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:14 PM
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What is there to say? Stan Musial lived a long productive life, but it's still tough for this 62 year old baseball fan to say good bye. If you got to see him play you were lucky. What an unorthodox batting stance but he just hit the hell out of the ball, even into his early 40's. He really was The Man. RIP.
In the Times obit for Stan, ex-Sox pitcher Ted Lyons is quoted comparing Stan's corkscrew batting stance to 'a kid peeking around the corner to see if the cops are coming.'
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:13 PM
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I can't watch this without tearing up.
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