hopefully Musical was because of his harmonica playing, but it was Musial. RIP, my brother got to know Stan's daughter
you can fix your post unless you meant musical
Incredible and ironic stats for Stan the Man who was truly an icon (from the AP article):
"In all, Musial held 55 records when he retired in 1963. Fittingly, the accolades on his bronze Hall plaque start off with this fact, rather than flowery prose: ''Holds many National League records ...''
He played nearly until his 43rd birthday, adding to his totals. He got a hit with his final swing, sending an RBI single past Cincinnati's rookie second baseman - that was Pete Rose, who would break Musial's league hit record of 3,630 some 18 years later.
Of those hits, Musial got exactly 1,815 at home and exactly 1,815 on the road. He also finished with 1,951 RBIs and scored 1,949 runs."
My post was directed to everybody; I just replied to the most recent post which was yours.
Speaking of which, that's cool you had an opportunity to watch one of the all-time greats play ball. From all accounts, it seems like Musial was an even better person than a ballplayer (which says a lot considering he held 55 records when he retired.)
"He played nearly until his 43rd birthday, adding to his totals."
That can't be true. Haven't we decided that the career goes downhill quickly after 30?Lol!
even with all the accolades he STILL was underrated
Take a look at his 1948 season. He led the league in virtually EVERY offensive stat
His carrer K's (or lack thereof) are the most amazing thing. For a guy who had power, and lots of it, striking out so infrequently is to me the most impressive thing.
A friend of mine who is a baseball expert just told me something interesting. Stan played 22 years and was in 24 All-Star games. See 1959-1962 :