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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...

Campaign 2000: Diamonds Are for Bush

Walk into George W. Bush's office in Austin, Texas, and you can't miss the baseballs. Nearly 250 of them, collected since Bush was a child, fill two wooden cases...

Living Life by the Numbers

For 26 seasons, no one has been depressed to know that there was a baseball player who lived his life according to the numbers, who kept statistics in so many...

Sport: Series Heroes Require Introductions

In an inspired pairing, St. Louis assigned Stan Musial and Moe Drabowsky last week to throw out a first ball at the World Series, something to do with their...

Sport: Ten Hits in One Day!

For the first spring in memory, HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Ariz., does not seem to be laughing at the Chicago Cubs. The place still brims with pensioners, but fewer...

Baseball: The Grand Old Arm

It was the second inning at Milwaukee's County Stadium, and the old man on the mound stared coldly at the old man in the batter's box—the Braves' Warren Spahn,...

Baseball: At Twice 21

A couple of 42-year-old greats made news in the young man's game of baseball last week, one by bowing to the years, the other by defying them. > St. Louis...

Sport: Remarkable Rookie

In the batter's box, he coils into a carbon copy of St. Louis' Stan Musial. His stance is closed, his right knee is slightly bent, and he scowls at the pitcher...

Baseball: Which Honor to Choose?

It would take a pretty good imagination just to dream up a scene of glory like that in San Francisco's Candlestick Park last week. As one, 30,000 fans leaped...

People: Feb. 3, 1967

Yet another Kennedy book is in the works. Bobby Kennedy Jr., 13, the clan's Clyde Beatty, is collaborating with his brother Michael, 8, on The Great Slaughter,...

Baseball: Mays in May

They say it can never be done again. In 1941, Boston's Ted Williams batted .406 for the season, and no one in either league has come close since. There are too...