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Stan Musial

Stan Musial, who died Jan. 19 at the age of 92, was one of the greatest ballplayers in major league history. But his singular genius as an athlete derived not...

Sport: A Saint with Money

As the chartered DC-6 roared down the runway, bound for St. Louis, the atmosphere inside was glum enough: the staggering Cardinals had just dropped a...

Sport: Man in a Slump

Those horrible little imps who badger bewildered ball players were after Stan Musial. They lock-stepped up & down his bat and chanted in his ear: "You're in a...

Sport: That Man

(See Cover) The Hatfields and McCoys of baseball were at it again; for the fifth time in nine years, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers were in...

Sport: Two Old Pros

Tommy Henrich and Stan Musial, at the moment baseball's leading indispensable men, are alike in temperament and talent—except that Musial cannot sing.* Both...

Sport: The Nine Old Men

When the St. Louis Cardinals were wallowing around in seventh place early this season, experts had no trouble suggesting why. For one thing, Outfielder Stan...

Sport: The Fans & Stan

St. Louis had never heard the sad sound before. Last week, after watching First Baseman Stan ("The Man") Musial go hitless in four times at bat, after watching...

Bill Me Later

As it heads off to recess until September, Congress has put only 22 bills on President Obama's desk, which is only 22 more bills than I've put on his desk. Those...

Baseball: A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose

To the annoyance of a great many and the appreciation of a great many more, baseball takes some time to play. No specified amount of time, like 30 sec. in the...

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