Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stan Musial, RIP -- January 19, 2013

Stan the Man Musial, the greatest Cardinal player, died today.  I don't remember him playing, but I remember people saying what a nice guy and a wonderful hitter he was.  Willie Mays said Musial was always a gentleman "who understood the race thing" and took care of him at the All Star Game.  Brooklyn fans, who hated everyone, gave him his nickname, and appreciated the way he accepted Jackie Robinson and integration.

He served in the Navy at the end of World War II.  

I have never read anything bad about him.  

Earl Weaver also died.  I never really liked his management philosophy, but I liked his quotes and respected his success with the Orioles.

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