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Stan Musial died last night. He was truly one of the greats. Here is a short piece from fangraphs:
Did not get to see a lot of Stan The Man except in All Star games, and it always felt like Willie and THE MAN against Mickey and THE SPLENDID SPLINTER.Classic baseball, a CLASSIC MAN.
Stan Musial was my hero, my mentor & my friend. The consumate baseballer and gentleman.True Greatness has passed on & I will miss Mr. Stan terribly.
I only saw Stan in two games: one at Yankee Stadium in 1960 and the other at the Polo Grounds in 1962. He hit 4 home runs in those 2 games. I wrote up my recollections in this article here:southerncrossreview [dot] org/73/mellet-musial [dot] html
Back in the days of no Rangers, Musial was the favorite player of my dad and granddad. My dad and I recounted good memories of Stan last night and his first game he ever went to as a kid seeing Musial, Mays, and McCovey all go deep in 1 inning. RIP.
Earl Weaver passed away too.
@JV. I saw a lot of Weaver and very little of Musial. If I recall Weaver had a box of index cards for his players and opponents that he used to great success. His strategy of pitching, defense, and 3 run homers, not to mention his adherence to platoonong, reformed field management.
The opposite of Musial, he cursed, argued, chain smoked in the dugout, and with what seemed like an endless procession of pitchers, achieved incredible success.
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