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Stan Musial An American Life

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ISBN-10: 0345517075

ISBN-13: 9780345517074

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Vecsey

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When baseball fans voted on the top twenty-five players of the twentieth century in 1999, Stan Musial didn’t make the cut. This glaring omission—later rectified by a panel of experts—raised an important question: How could a first-ballot Hall of Famer, widely considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, still rank as the most underrated athlete of all time?InStan Musial, veteran 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 Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. More than just a chronological recounting of the events of…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.27" wide x 7.97" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Prologue: 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
Pennant Race
Meet Me at the Fair
The Mahatma of the Midwest
Old Navy Buddies
The War
Checks All Over the Bed
A Visitor on the Train
BestSeries Ever
Stanley the Scout
The Strike That Never Happened
Stanley and the Kid
The BigThreee
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
Stanley Runs the Team
Stanley Goes to a Reunion
The Polish Connection
The Face in the Crowd
Stanley's Statues
More Funerals
Upstaged Again
Epilogue: Here He Comes Now