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The Man

Steve18 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 12:50 PM
Me too, bro...Learned to bat switch because of Stan being left handed...Corkscrew worked fror him..A man of pure class..he was a peacemaker, very kind to the black players when they entered the game, and there was nobody he would not chat with...even the "enemies"...He denounced players that came out against racial change in the National League.. Pure class..

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.