Letters to the Editor

January 30, 2013

Stan Musial was an inspiration and a real human being

Close to the end, Bob Costas, a good friend of Stan Musial agreed to recite a eulogy at his funeral. Years before, he wrote this about Stan the Man for ESPN: “He didn’t hit a homer in his last at-bat; he hit a single. He didn’t hit in 56 straight games. He married his high school sweetheart and stayed married to her, never married a Marilyn Monroe. He didn’t play with the sheer joy and style that goes alongside Willie Mays’ name. None of those easy things are there to associate with Stan Musial. All Musial represents is more than two decades of sustained excellence and complete decency as a human being,”

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