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Stan Musial : an American life / George Vecsey.

Vecsey, George, (author.).

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 796.357 Vecsey George (Text) 22960000373448 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch B MUSIAL (Text) 0530009495330 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - St. George Main Library B MUSIAL VEC (Text) 30018003976699 Adult Biography Available -
Lancaster - Lancaster Branch 796.357 VEC (Text) 30553102789601 Adult Non-Fiction Storage -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780345517067
  • ISBN: 0345517067
  • ISBN: 9780345526441
  • ISBN: 0345526449
  • Physical Description: xi, 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books : [2011]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Morning in Florida -- The do-over -- Lucky Stanley -- The old master -- Stanley hits -- The stance -- A hand on the shoulder -- Lukasz and Mary -- Invitation to lunch -- How Donora got its name -- Mentors -- Lil -- Takeoff -- Pennant race -- Meet me at the fair -- The mahatma of the midwest -- Old Navy buddies -- The war -- Checks all over the bed -- Jubilee -- A visitor on the train -- Best series ever -- Boat-rocker -- Stanley the scout -- The strike that never happened -- Stanley and the kid -- The big three -- Bad air -- Family life -- Day off in Chicago -- Prime time -- Stanley gives an interview -- Temper, temper -- And some bad times -- On the hustings -- Better pants -- When the times changed -- Old folks -- Fender bender -- Retirement -- Stanley runs the team -- Hometown -- Stanley goes to a reunion -- The Polish connection -- The face in the crowd -- Stanley's statues -- More funerals -- Upstaged again -- Here he comes now.
Summary, etc.:
Sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of prestigious biographical treatment previously afforded to his more celebrated contemporaries. More than just a recounting of Musial's life, this is the definitive portrait of one of the game's best-loved but most unappreciated legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside, worked with, and covered "Stan the Man" over his nearly seventy years in the national spotlight. Stan Musial never married a starlet. He didn't die young, live too hard, or squander his talent. There were no legendary displays of temper or moodiness. He was merely the most consistent superstar of his era, a scarily gifted batsman who compiled 3,630 career hits (1,815 at home and 1,815 on the road), won three World Series titles, and retired in 1963 in possession of 17 major-league records. Away from the diamond, he proved a savvy businessman and a model of humility and graciousness toward his many fans in St. Louis and around the world.--From publisher description.
Subject: Musial, Stan, 1920-2013.
Baseball players > United States > Biography.
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team) > History.
Topic Heading: Popular Reading.

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