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The Man

Bruce2397 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 12:03 PM
I was a big fan of Stan's, growing up in a small town with a Double A affiliate of the Cardinals we heard a lot about him. I had a 33 1/3 lp with an accompanying booklet that gave his lessons on hitting, complete with illustrations---we probably got it for 1.99 plus a fill-up at our local Phillips 66 station... A class act.

Baseball great Stan Musial died over the weekend. He was 92. He will be missed.

In September 2007, I was invited to make a speech to a civic group in St. Louis. I told the person who invited me I would come on one condition: that I could meet baseball great Stan Musial.

"That's no problem," he said. "We are members of the same sports club."

I forget what I said in the speech -- and the audience probably has long forgotten, too -- but I will always remember having lunch with Stan Musial.

Stan regaled me with baseball stories.