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The Man

coveyrise Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 9:56 AM
I watched Musial play on TV when I was a kid. I always loved to hear Dizzy Dean announce games in which Musial was playing. I batted right handed but tried to copy Musial's swing. His hand/eye coordination and the perfect timing of his wrist break right at impact made him a hitting threat even into his later years. I was never able to match it exactly but it did improve my hitting. A lot of today's players would benefit if they did the same.
coveyrise Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 9:58 AM
Once when Stan Musial was asked what was needed to have a long successful career in the Major Leagues he replied, "Just be sure you always bat at least 300."

DUH! With so many of today's players batting 200 or less I'd say that's pretty good advice.
latebloomer Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 11:52 PM
To be fair, though, modern hitters almost always face a fresh pitcher in the last half of a game, and often two.

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.

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