Sunday, January 20, 2013


Cardinals superstar Stan Musial has died, at age 92.

Orioles long-time manager, Earl Weaver, at age 82.


rinardman said...

Wow, that's deep.

Paco said...

Heavy. I'm glad I "hit the nail on the top"; works much better than hitting it on the pointy end.

Yojimbo said...

Plain titanium rings or bust.

kc said...

I think that guy's comment is in my string, waiting to be approved. You got him first!

JorgXMcKie said...

I had the great good luck to grow up north of St Louis with an uncle who was a big baseball fan. He had no children, so he took me several times to see the Cardinals [even though he was a Cubs fan -- we lived on that Cards/Cubs line that tended to depend on which radio stations you could get] in the 1950s.

Stan Musial was undoubtedly on the the top ten best hitters of all time and should probably only maybe rank behind Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth for all around ability. And he played 22 seasons [one out for WWII] and all but one he had a great hitting year.

In old-timers games in the 1970s, when he was in his 50s, he was still lining them off the outfield wall.

On top of that he just may have been the best-liked player by other major leaguers ever. He was a major player in fully integrating the Cardinals.

He was, in every sense of the word, a gentleman. May he rest in peace.