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Two different baseball greats

January 21, 2013 - Burt Angeli
Baseball lost two greats Saturday with the passing of St. Louis Cardinals slugger Stan “The Man” Musial and fiery Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.

None other than Ty Cobb was a big fan of Stan Musial.

“No man has ever been a perfect ballplayer,” Cobb said in a Life magazine article. “Stan Musial, however, is the closest to being perfect in the game today.

“He plays as hard when his club is way out in front in a game as he does when they’re just a run or two behind.”

Weaver, back in 1986, said: "On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.' "

Incidentally, Musial collected 3,630 career hits — 1,815 at home; 1,815 on the road



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