mlboffseason:

As mentioned earlier this evening. Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel.

Once again the St. Louis Cardinals take the lead as the best franchise in baseball by hosting “Stan Musial Harmonica Night” on April 12. Every child twelve and under will receive a free harmonica.

One they maybe they can grow up and play that very same harmonica at Cooperstown.

On Sunday, January 27 the St. Louis Blues all wore Stan Musial tribute jerseys during warmups. 
Source: UniWatch.com
Image from the Flick account of Permanent Record (aka Paul Lukas, aka UniWatch)

On Sunday, January 27 the St. Louis Blues all wore Stan Musial tribute jerseys during warmups.

Source: UniWatch.com

Image from the Flick account of Permanent Record (aka Paul Lukas, aka UniWatch)

As mentioned earlier this evening. Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel.

Stan Musial on What’s My Line

Godspeed, Stan “The Man”.

mightyflynn:

“You know that when I talked about baseball I always told the truth. Well, there was one time when I lied. Whitey Platt, who used to play for the Chicago Cubs, asked me one day what the secret was to my hitting. Well, I thought I’d kid him about it, and I told him that when I was playing in a small park I would hit the bottom half of the ball to give it a rise and when I played in the longer parks I would hit the top half of the ball for line drives. Pretty soon, all the players started coming around asking me my secret for hitting the top half or bottom half of the ball.”


- Stan Musial

Photo: John Rogers archive via Paragon

If it’s possible to say this about someone with the 12th highest career WAR, Musial is underrated. He hit .331 lifetime with 3,630 hits, and 475 of those were home runs. Three MVPs. Twenty All-Star Games. Three World Series rings. 
And yet how many kids would list him on the top ten players of all time? St. Louis, pre-internet, will do that to ya.

mightyflynn:

“You know that when I talked about baseball I always told the truth. Well, there was one time when I lied. Whitey Platt, who used to play for the Chicago Cubs, asked me one day what the secret was to my hitting. Well, I thought I’d kid him about it, and I told him that when I was playing in a small park I would hit the bottom half of the ball to give it a rise and when I played in the longer parks I would hit the top half of the ball for line drives. Pretty soon, all the players started coming around asking me my secret for hitting the top half or bottom half of the ball.”

- Stan Musial

Photo: John Rogers archive via Paragon

If it’s possible to say this about someone with the 12th highest career WAR, Musial is underrated. He hit .331 lifetime with 3,630 hits, and 475 of those were home runs. Three MVPs. Twenty All-Star Games. Three World Series rings. 

And yet how many kids would list him on the top ten players of all time? St. Louis, pre-internet, will do that to ya.

At the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Stan Musial would play “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on harmonica after being introduced. Yes, it was as awesome as you would think.

"Like I say, I haven’t talked to them, but I prefer not to use [El Hombre]. I still have the same respect for him as I had, not just for what he’s done in baseball but for what he did for his country. That’s something you have to appreciate."
- Albert Pujols on being marketed with Stan “The Man” Musial's Spanish moniker.
(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times / February 22, 2012)

"Like I say, I haven’t talked to them, but I prefer not to use [El Hombre]. I still have the same respect for him as I had, not just for what he’s done in baseball but for what he did for his country. That’s something you have to appreciate."

- Albert Pujols on being marketed with Stan “The Man” Musial's Spanish moniker.

(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times / February 22, 2012)