Tag Archives: Stan Musial

The Greatest Hitter Ever May Not Be Who(m) You Think

I (Evander) was in some Hotstove/Grapefruit/Cactus Leagues discussions with friends. One, a mathematician, said he had seen an ESPN claim that the three greatest St. Louis Cardinals were Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, and Ozzie Smith. We love the Wizard of … Continue reading

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Farewell, Moose Skowron

The baseball firmament lost one of its all-time World Series stars. Bill “Moose” Skowron, a fixture at Yankees Oldtimers’ Day for decades following his career, died of congestive heart failure and cancer. Although he made the final out in the … Continue reading

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The Man

I want to thank my writing partner Martin for his dispatch from Finland. I was wondering if he’d give us a Wilsonian allusion: Edmund that is. And he did! . . . Although Martin is The Man, I want to … Continue reading

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Our Old Friend Jason Giambi

Jason Giambi (a player who probably ruined a great career with overuse of steroids), now with the Colorado Rockies, became the second-oldest ever to hit three home runs in a game. The oldest? Babe Ruth? Reggie Jackson? No! The oldest … Continue reading

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