Musial turned 91 yesterday.
I kind of feel badly for him. Although he’s surely one of the all-time greats, the contemporary fans rarely hears his name mentioned in the same breath as a Willie Mays or a Mickey Mantle, even though Musial’s stats are comparable, if not better.
Books on Musial include:
- Stan Musial: Baseball’s Perfect Knight, by St. Louis Post Dispatch, 2010
- Stan the Man: The Life and Times of Stan Musial, by Stewart, 2010
- Musial: From Stash to Stan the Man (Missouri Biography Series), by Giglio, 2001
- Stan Musial: A Biography (Baseball’s All-Time Greatest Hitters), by Stanton, 2007
- Stan Musial: A Biography (Baseball’s All-Time Greatest Hitters), 1964
- Stan the Man Musial: Born to Be a Ballplayer, by Lansche 1994
- Stan Musial: baseball’s durable “man.”, by Robinson, 1963
- Stan Musial: An American Life, by Vecsey, 2011
Here’s a re-rentry, feature Vecsey discussing his book on National Pastime Radio last month as the Cardinals were wining the World Series..