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Stan Musial, the favorite son of Donora, Pennsylvania, debuted for the St. Louis Cardinals in September 1941. With a year out for World War II military service, he played continually and excellently through the 1963 season. His accomplishments are mind-boggling: 20 seasons as an All-Star; seven National League batting titles (in 1962, at 41, he finished third); 3,630 hits; three National League Most Valuable Player awards; and a first-ballot election to the Hall of Fame in 1969. Beyond all that, Musial has long had a reputation as one of the game’s best ambassadors, approachable as a player and as a retired celebrity. Veteran sports-journalist Stewart—also a native of Donora—relates Musial’s career mostly through anecdotes culled from dozens of interviews with his teammates, opponents, and coaches, as well as current players who’ve been touched in some fashion by him. As related through the interviews, Musial emerges as a fierce competitor, a stellar teammate, and as fine an individual off the field as his public image implied. Informative and enjoyable. --Wes Lukowsky
If you're looking for any new insight into the life of The Man, this is not the book for you. On the other hand, if you want endless quotes from various citizens of Musial's... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Iapoce
While a Ted Williams fan. Stan was easily number two. There is very little doubt that he was the greatest all around TEAM player during my era or even since. Read morePublished 8 months ago by benredbone
Brings you right back and insight into "When Baseball was Fun!"
I would give it to any one who is interested in "character and skill"
Great book my husband really enjoyed this and read it during his weeks in chemo. Stan was one class act of a St Louis Cards playerPublished 20 months ago by Pen Name
Love to read about Stan "The Man" Musial! However, I think the writer could have made the story a little more interesting. Read morePublished 21 months ago by William T. Johnson
Baseball is a piece of Americana, and Stan Musial IS baseball.
Stan retired when I was 5 years old, and I did not grow up to be a ardent baseball fan. Read more
I am now 75 years old, but still love this kind of story. This is a book I would have loved even more at age 15 when I was playing baseball. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Theodore
This was the first Baseball biography I read; after having read it I believe it will for me become later the most important. Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by Gerry