Saturday, January 19, 2013

Earl & Stan...RIP

What a sad day for baseball.  Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Earl Weaver both passed today.  Weaver died at age 82 and Musial died at age 92.

Both men were beloved by their respective organizations.

Musial was known as a lifelong Cardinal and an icon with the fans of St. Louis.  He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.  Over the course of his career, Musial collected 3,630 hits while slugging 475 home runs.  He is largely regarded as one of the best ballplayers to ever tug on a uniform.

Weaver, on the other hand, was never a great ballplayer.  He gained his fame and recognition by the fans of Baltimore by serving as their manager for seventeen seasons.  Weaver was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 after winning 2,540 games with the Orioles, the only team he ever managed.  The Orioles won the World Series in 1970.

Rest in Peace, gentlemen.


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