On Saturday night, I heard that 2 of baseball’s legends had passed away: Cardinals outfielder Stan (the Man) Musial and Orioles manager Earl Weaver.
Weaver apparently died on a cruise ship while suffering a heart attack. He was 82 years old. Earl never had a “mute” button during a game. When he got tossed from a game (he argued a lot), he said something like “No, YOU are tossed” and did the tossing signal.
Stan Musial died in his Ladue, Missouri home surrounded by his family. He was 92 years old. Musial was a great player all around the field, with the 4th most hits. Only Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, and Hank Aaron have more hits. He is the 2nd best Cardinal in my opinion, because I think Dizzy Dean is better.
This was a sad weekend because one passed on Sunday and the other passed on Saturday. I’m so sorry for the Musial and Weaver family. I’m also sorry for the O’s and Cardinals fans.
My favorite restaurant growing up was “Stan Musial and Biggies” in St. Louis. Imagine going to dinner on your birthday and stan Musial would come to your table and tell baseball stories and give you an autographed photo. And the food was the best in town. Go Cardinals.