Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stan The Man

Gene.  Roy. The Duke.  Mr. Dillon.  My heroes all.  But the truth be told, my heroes have not always been cowboys.

Mother of revJohn:  Who's your favorite ball player?
revJohn (before the rev):  Stan Musial.

ESPN calls him the most underrated athlete ever

Bob Gibson called him "the nicest man I ever met in baseball."

Facts:
  • Stan had 3,630 hits in his career; 1,815 at home and 1,815 on the road.  That's consistency.
  • Stan never struck out 50 times in a season. That's amazing.
  • Stan was NEVER thrown out of a major league game and he played from 1941 to 1963.  That's almost unbelievable!
Now Joe Posnanski, for my money, the best sports writer in the business, has written a fantastic piece for Sports Illustrated on Musial.  Do yourself a favor.  Click here and read about a great athlete and a great person.

"Whaddya say!  Whaddya say!  Whaddya say!  


I say Stan is still a hero to me.

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