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Lancaster - Indian Land Branch B MUSIAL (Text) 30553100063355 Adult Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 0878338462 :
  • Physical Description: print
    212 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Dallas : Taylor Pub. Co., [1994]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-208) and index.
Subject: Musial, Stan 1920-2013
Baseball players United States Biography

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 0878338462
Stan "The Man" Musial : Born to Be a Ball Player
Stan "The Man" Musial : Born to Be a Ball Player
by Lansche, Jerry
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When Musial retired in 1963 after a 22-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals, he held some 50 major league and National League records, including seven batting titles, and enjoyed the esteem of just about everyone in the sport (virtually the only negative note about him was struck by some reporters, who found him ``colorless''). The son of a Czech and Polish immigrant couple who was born in Donora, Penn., Musial disappointed his father by not attending college, but he spent so little time in the minors that it became clear he was destined to be a star on the diamond. Married and a father when WW II broke out, he was deferred until almost the end of the war, and so lost little time to the military. Lansche ( Glory Fades Away ) focuses on Musial's doings on the field, telling a story of triumph after triumph, which makes for a solid--if not exactly suspenseful--biography. Photos not seen by PW. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Baseball fans want it both ways: We long for the good old days when heroes were heroes, yet we devour the tabloid-inspired, tell-all autobiographies in which today's stars recount their peccadilloes, sexual and otherwise. Lansche, the author of Glory Fades Away (1991), comes from the old school, and his subject, St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Famer Stan Musial, is a hero from the same school. Musial, arguably the greatest hitter in the history of the National League, spent his entire career with the Cardinals, winning three Most Valuable Player awards and holding--when he retired in 1963--virtually every significant National League batting mark. Yet somehow, incredibly, he's rarely mentioned with greats such as Ted Williams or Hank Aaron or Ty Cobb or even Pete Rose. Maybe it's because--as Lansche repeatedly observes--Musial was a gentleman and an ambassador of the sport. No brawls, controversies, rehab clinics, gambling, babes, or automatic weapons. Stan the Man even got on well with the press. So what does that leave for Lansche to write about? Hitting streaks, pennant races, big games, clutch hits, injuries, playing hurt, and, well, just baseball. It's possible that Lansche didn't set out to write a fluffy, ain't-he-swell biography. Some folks--like Musial--just lead that kind of life. ~--Wes Lukowsky

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