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Stan Musial - An American Life

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? In Stan 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 Musial's life, this is the definitive portrait of one of the game's best-loved but most unappreciated legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside, worked with, and covered "Stan the Man" over the course of his nearly seventy years in the national spotlight. Stan Musial never married a starlet. He didn't die young, live too hard, or squander his talent. There were no legendary displays of temper or moodiness. He was merely the most consistent superstar of his era, a scarily gifted batsman who compiled 3,630 career hits (1,815 at home and 1,815 on the road), won three World Series titles, and retired in 1963 in possession of seventeen major-league records. Away from the diamond, he proved a savvy businessman and a model of humility and graciousness toward his many fans in St. Louis and around the world. From Keith Hernandez's boyhood memories of Musial leaving tickets for him when the Cardinals were in San Francisco to the little-known story of Musial's friendship with novelist James Michener-and their mutual association with Pope John Paul II-Vecsey weaves an intimate oral history around one of the great gentlemen of baseball's Greatest Generation. There may never be another Stan the Man, a fact that future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols-reluctantly nicknamed "El Hombre" in Musial's honor-is quick to acknowledg

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

12h 10m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:27


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:43


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:54


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:05


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:29


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:20


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:59


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:27


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:31


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:11


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:22


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:09


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:56


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:17


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:49


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:43


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:42


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:27


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:12


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

01:11


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:13


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:02


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:45


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:29


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:19


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:53


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:26


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:17


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:01


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:02


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:49


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:16


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:29


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:43


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:35


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:16


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:32


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:16


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

00:23