Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stan Musial 90

November 21st, Stan Musial turned 90 years old. The St. Louis Cardinals legend ranked at or is near the top of baseball’s all-time lists in almost every batting category. He won seven National League batting titles and three MVPs. Stan the Man spent 22 seasons with the Cardinals leading them to three World Series titles. We have just added “Stan Musial, baseball’s perfect knight” to our collection. This book by the Post-Dispatch tells his story from childhood to baseball through archival photos. We also have his 1964 autobiography and the new bestseller by Wayne Stewart. After all of this time, those of you fortunate enough to have see him play or to have listened to those broadcasts on summer nights, can still picture him, like we picture no other. He is America’s greatest living sports hero, a declaration based on more than statistics, an affirmation endorsed by those who have played with him, know him, met him. Baseball has only one “perfect warrior”, one “perfect knight”. He is the one and only “Stan the Man”.

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