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WhiteSox5187
01-19-2013, 07:10 PM
Dead at age 92.
http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/stan-musial-dies-at/article_663ad0b8-d8fb-5cdd-8fd3-8f397f7a263a.html

chicagowhitesox1
01-19-2013, 07:13 PM
Sad day for baseball. RIP Musial. One of the greats of alltime.

DoItForDanPasqua
01-19-2013, 07:15 PM
It's especially difficult when a great, classy player like Stan The Man dies.

RKMeibalane
01-19-2013, 07:20 PM
One of baseball's greatest hitters and foremost ambassadors, a true legend.

:rip:

We'll miss you, Stan.

DumpJerry
01-19-2013, 07:22 PM
Oh my. Should we do a wellness check on Hank Aaron?

LITTLE NELL
01-19-2013, 07:25 PM
Great player and a credit to the game. Shook his hand and got his autograph in 1957 at Wrigley.

palehosepub
01-19-2013, 07:37 PM
I cant think of a better combination of HOF talent and HOF charachter. My father was a White Sox fan but Stan Musial was always his favorite player.

Great player great man.

Southsider101
01-19-2013, 07:37 PM
Pure class and great humility. Today's players need to take note.

thomas35forever
01-19-2013, 07:43 PM
RIP Stan the Man. Baseball will miss you terribly.:(:

tstrike2000
01-19-2013, 08:06 PM
RIP Stan, one of the all-time greats.

Bucky F. Dent
01-19-2013, 08:18 PM
There was no finer gentleman who played the game.

DSpivack
01-19-2013, 08:59 PM
What a legend.

Golden Sox
01-19-2013, 09:09 PM
In 1960 the Cardinals were in Chicago playing the bad guys on the Northside. After the game Stan Musial came to our Little League tournament in Bucktown at Churchill Field. He stayed for the games and stayed as long as possible signing autographs. Most people today probably can't believe he did all of this without charging any type of fee. He signed autographs for anybody who wanted one. It's hard to believe that I still remember that so many years ago. Then again how many times does a HOF Baseball Player come to a neighborhood Little League Tournament? He was definitely The Man.

DoItForDanPasqua
01-19-2013, 09:18 PM
In 1960 the Cardinals were in Chicago playing the bad guys on the Northside. After the game Stan Musial came to our Little League tournament in Bucktown at Churchill Field. He stayed for the games and stayed as long as possible signing autographs. Most people today probably can't believe he did all of this without charging any type of fee. He signed autographs for anybody who wanted one. It's hard to believe that I still remember that so many years ago. Then again how many times does a HOF Baseball Player come to a neighborhood Little League Tournament? He was definitely The Man.

He remained that way for the rest of his life. You can buy a signed baseball or whatever on his website, but if you wrote a letter to his business, they would send you a free signed postcard. My understanding, from various message boards, is that it was authentic.

Viva Medias B's
01-19-2013, 09:48 PM
Listening to KMOX, with the Blues game on, the announcer pointed out that on this night the Blues won 6 to 0 for No. 6.

RIP Stan the Man

Best. Cardinal. Ever.

Railsplitter
01-19-2013, 10:33 PM
Oh my. Should we do a wellness check on Hank Aaron? Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, and Whitey Ford as well.

BigKlu59
01-19-2013, 11:12 PM
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..

BK59

chicagowhitesox1
01-20-2013, 12:20 AM
Pretty amazing that he had 1815 hits at home and 1815 hits away for his career.

LITTLE NELL
01-20-2013, 06:36 AM
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..

BK59

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.

Golden Sox
01-20-2013, 06:43 AM
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.

Railsplitter
01-20-2013, 07:07 AM
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

johnnyg83
01-20-2013, 09:36 AM
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.

eastchicagosoxfan
01-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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."

slavko
01-20-2013, 10:10 AM
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.

eastchicagosoxfan
01-20-2013, 10:52 AM
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. :scratch:

wilburaga
01-20-2013, 11:15 AM
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.

DSpivack
01-20-2013, 11:20 AM
Musial was about 3 weeks shy of his 72nd wedding anniversary. Wow.

SI1020
01-20-2013, 12:03 PM
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.

wilburaga
01-20-2013, 12:14 PM
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.'

RKMeibalane
01-20-2013, 05:13 PM
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I can't watch this without tearing up.

Lip Man 1
01-20-2013, 08:50 PM
One of the best ever. And more than that a classy man and a tremendous representative for the game itself.

Lip