January 19, 2013

Baseballs Perfect Knight ..RIP

This evening St. Louis, the baseball world and the universe lost one of the greatest players in the history of the game, one of the greatest ambassadors of  that game, a man who served his country in time of war, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and one of the finest gentlemen to ever walk the earth.


Stanley Frank "Stan" Musial (November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013)
"Here stands baseball's perfect warrior. Here stands baseball's perfect knight"..  
(Ford C.. Frick, Commissioner of Baseball, at Musial's retirement ceremony, September 29, 1963)


Photo taken by me on October 18, 2012 (Game 4 of the 2012 NLCS) during what was ultimately Stan's final Busch Stadium farewell 

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