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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Stan "The Man" Musial passed away. Not just one of the best ball players the game has seen but a great human being as well. RIP Stan.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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Stan "The Man" Musial dead at 92

Stand Musial, the greatest Cardinal ever has died at 92. RIP Mr. Musial.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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Great ballplayer, great human being.

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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Stan was a real man. I will miss him.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:44 PM   #5
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I am too young to have seen him play but it sounds like he was just as special of a person off the field as he was a player on the field. I will miss seeing him ride around Busch stadium to standing ovations.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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Saw my first game in either 65 or 66, so I just missed him. Shame the commissioner to add him to the all time team when he didn't make the top ten outfielders in fan voting. His stats are ridiculous.

No offense to the President, but even greater shame that he didn't get the Ted Williams response at the All-Star game in St. Louis a couple years ago.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:56 PM   #8
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Earl Weaver died today as well.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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He being Stan, not the President...
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:01 PM   #10
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Earl Weaver died today as well.
yes KBLEE. I wish I would have mentioned that this morning.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:51 PM   #11
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It should be noted he wore #6. And on the night he died the St. Louis Blues scored
6 goals.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 10:01 PM   #12
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Sad day in St. Louis sports history for sure
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:48 AM   #13
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A two-hour tribute to Stan The Man will air tomorrow (Monday) at 8 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest.
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I didn't see him play that I can remember. Dad would tell me stories about all the games he would see. One of Stan's last hr's landed near Dad and bounced over the wall.

He truly was an amazing man on and off the the field.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:55 AM   #14
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The first person arrived just minutes after Stan Musial's death went public and the crowd continued to grow. Soon the group was big enough to block two lanes of traffic, yet nobody seemed to care.

In a moving tribute to the greatest baseball player in the history of the storied St. Louis Cardinals franchise, hundreds of fans gathered near his statue late Saturday night to honor the man some considered a part of their family despite never meeting him.

"Stan I wish I could have met you. #1 Cardinal of All-Time. You will be missed."
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:43 AM   #15
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Sad day in St. Louis sports history for sure
As a Cub fan I'd like to add that Musial's death is, or should be, a sad day for any baseball fan. He was the epitome of the term "class act", both on and off the field. RIP.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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Just a sad day in Cardinal Nation. Opening Day will not be quite the same without Stan taking the lap around the stadium in the bright red jacket. RIP to one of the greatest person and baseball player to ever live!

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:59 AM   #17
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As a Cub fan I'd like to add that Musial's death is, or should be, a sad day for any baseball fan. He was the epitome of the term "class act", both on and off the field. RIP.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:00 AM   #18
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RIP Mr. Musial. Cardinal Nation will miss you.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:00 AM   #19
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As a Cub fan I'd like to add that Musial's death is, or should be, a sad day for any baseball fan. He was the epitome of the term "class act", both on and off the field. RIP.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 02:52 PM   #20
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I did get to see him play. Of course in those days the Cardinals were only on TV once every now and then.

I attended a few games at Sportsmans Park/Busch Stadium. But by that time Stan was very late 30's/early 40's. I did not get to see him in his prime.

RIP Stan. You'll be a 1st ballot inductee into Heaven.
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