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(KMOV St. Louis)   Stan "The Man" Musial dead at age 92. Baseball legends trifecta in play   (kmov.com) divider line 11
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798 clicks; posted to Sports » on 19 Jan 2013 at 8:28 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-19 09:13:26 PM  
2 votes:
RIP Stan the Man. Even Albert Pujols had to bow to his greatness by refusing the nickname "El Hombre" at the time Pujols said: "There's only one 'The Man'"
2013-01-19 08:52:55 PM  
2 votes:
1,815 hits at home, and 1,815 hits on the road; 1,951 RBI's and 1,949 runs scored. Possibly the most balanced great hitter ever, as well as being one of the greatest gentlemen ever to play the game.
2013-01-19 08:30:49 PM  
2 votes:
RIP Stan "The Man"

/Cards fan :(
2013-01-20 03:38:30 PM  
1 votes:
It's very fitting that the best player in Cardinals history was also a super nice and humble guy. St. Louis is such a ridonkulous baseball town, but also just such a decent, genteel Midwestern city. A refreshing break from typical east coast douchbaggery associated with some of its cities, fanbases and players. And I say that as a lifelong east coast guy.
2013-01-20 02:18:30 AM  
1 votes:

SnatchMcGillicudy: What is LOFTON doing on that list? For shame...


Being a borderline HOFer that stupidly got kicked off his first ballot. In other words, not much.

In fact, if we want to focus on Lofton, check this one out:

130 HR
600 SB

Henderson
Morgan
Raines
Brock
Lofton

OR, to back up a step, if we did, say, .298 BA, 600 SB & 115 HR, we get possibly my all-time favorite "dumb list"

Cobb
Lofton

And since Lofton has more HR than Cobb, unlike EVERY OTHER LIST I'VE POSTED, there isn't a guy who is CLEARLY the worst in this one.

(By the way, Henderson's "low" BA lets you do a lot of really dumb stuff with him. 600 SB, 1500 Games and NO MORE than a .280 BA? Henderson, Morgan, Campaneris, Otis Nixon)

In conclusion, small groups of players are fun. Thanks, Tim Kurkjian.
2013-01-19 10:41:40 PM  
1 votes:
As a Musial whose grandfather was from Donora, PA, I say RIP Stan.

Stan lived 2 doors down from my grandfather's family in Donora and was part of the same Polish Falcons Nest as the other Musials. He actually said that my great-uncle Frank was the greatest athlete he had ever seen.

/CSB
2013-01-19 08:51:57 PM  
1 votes:
Can somebody in Montclair go check on Yogi?
2013-01-19 08:51:49 PM  
1 votes:
i blame albert pujols. hes got something to do with this.
2013-01-19 08:45:27 PM  
1 votes:
And he was *still* a St. Louis icon to this day, which says something both about him and about how seriously St. Louis takes its baseball.

As for the third... we've had a manager and a hitter. Sandy Koufax for the tri?
2013-01-19 08:34:44 PM  
1 votes:
Stan the Man. One of the best baseball players ever. Also one of the more under-rated.
2013-01-19 08:29:17 PM  
1 votes:
The best hitter this side of Ted Williams.
 
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