Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stan Musial, 1921-2013: R.I.P.

A legend passes.

Stan Musial was simply known as "The Man."

That's where the Hall of Famer stood in the annals of the St. Louis Cardinals, the National League's most successful franchise, and in the hierarchy of Major League baseball.

Musial, 92, died Saturday, the second baseball icon to pass away in less than 24 hours. Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died Saturday morning.

Musial had battled Alzheimer's disease in recent years and was under hospice care.

Musial was one of the greatest. Even Ted Williams, no slouch himself as a hitter, once confided to his son that he thought that Musial was a better player.

1 comment:

Rev. Paul said...

He was my hero when I was a boy, and when I grew up, that didn't change.