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Posted: 2/15/2013 2:02 PM

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bicyclemike wrote: That's pretty cool about Musial wearing number 19 for a brief stint in the Spring of '42.

Another Cardinal who I've seen pictured in an unusual (for him) number is Curt Flood. There is a photo of him wearing number 42, which Topps uses as the small black and white photo on his 1963 card.

I've always assumed Flood wore number 42 when he first came to the Cardinals, and at some point early on switched to the familiar number 21.

I seem to recall Gibson wearing a different number early in his career, too.

What's interesting, also, is the number of guys who wore particular numbers after their "owner" left the team but before the number was retired.  For instance, Joe Garagiola wore Dizzy Dean's #17, as did Carl Warwick.  #17 wasn't retired until 1974 or 1975, IIRC.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 2:26 PM

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What made Musial far more unique is wearing #6, then #19, then back to #6. The middle step had pretty much been lost in time.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:29 PM

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Domeboys wrote: What made Musial far more unique is wearing #6, then #19, then back to #6. The middle step had pretty much been lost in time.

That *is* weird.  The closest analogy I can think of is when Matheny switched fron #22 to #44 after Will Clark came aboard late in 2000, then back to #22 after Clark retired.  But that was voluntary, of course.
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Posted: 2/17/2013 4:12 PM

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Posted: 2/19/2013 6:43 PM

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Bill Livinsgston posted a nice story on the Plain Dealer site this evening about Musial the man and "a poem written about him will be read by Garrison Keillor Wednesday morning on NPR's "The Writer's Almanac."
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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:15 PM

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Thanks, Jennifer.  I'll not be awake yet for the almanac, but for those who will be it sounds pretty terrif.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:31 AM

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Here is a link to the audio. After clicking "listen" Keillor's reading of the Musial poem starts at about 2:30.

writersalmanac.publicradio.org/
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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:45 AM

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Thanks for the listen. I like how the author admits that "knowing my Dad it is probably not even true". The great thing about a true American legend is that it is not necessary for it to be true in order for the story to strike a chord. It does not seem to even matter. Like the Paul Bunyon poem. Does anyone care that it is not real?

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Posted: 2/20/2013 8:54 AM

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Yeah, I used to read Casey at the Bat to my kids for a bedtime story and my oldest son says he was about 10 before he realized it didn't really happen. But by then he was hooked as a baseball fan.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:10 PM

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IIRC, while "Casey" never really existed, the character is based on Mike "King" Kelly, a very popular ballplayer of the day.  Kelly is the guy credited with necessitating such rules as the ball-must-be-dead-before-a-player-substitution rule (the first one that came to mind).  That rule was passed when an opposing player hit a popup towards the bench, where he was sitting (having not started that day).  "Kelly now catching!" he hollered and caught the ball.

The poem also points out how disgraceful ballplayers and fans considered striking out to be in those days.
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Posted: 3/28/2013 6:49 AM

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The Cardinals released the patch to be worn on the left sleeve of the uniform this season. The background will vary to match the uniform color.


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Posted: 4/10/2013 11:34 AM

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Memphis also announced they will be wearing the same Musial patch on their home whites this season.

Derrick Goold shares another Stan logo to be used on game balls and in other ways this weekend.
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Posted: 4/11/2013 12:58 PM

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For those interested in buying a special Musial baseball, Stan The Man Inc. has them for sale.

Edit: And the 2013 Stan the Man jersey patch is now available for $20 at the Busch Stadium Team Store.
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Posted: 5/13/2013 2:28 PM

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Just came by this photo of Stan and Willie Mays.

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Posted: 5/13/2013 3:22 PM

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What a great picture!
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Posted: 5/13/2013 4:29 PM

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What a great picture!

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Indeed, Mudville! Albeit a different kind of excitement, this pic of Musical & Mays generates the same kind of fulfillment as looking at a picture of Playboy's Miss March of'88 and Miss June of'99 standing side by side.
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Posted: 5/13/2013 6:10 PM

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Great photo! Reminds me of that 1963 Topps card "Pride of N.L." In fact, I would bet this was taken during the same photo-op as the background looks the same as the one on the card.

1963 Topps Set Break #138 Willie Mays/S.Musial EX MINT
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Posted: 5/21/2013 3:35 PM

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Posted: 5/21/2013 5:21 PM

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blingboy wrote: Stan's house is on the market.

http://www.realtor.com/realest...24_M72958-42094

That is some NASTY looking wallpaper in that bathroom photo!

Tough times don't last long but tough people do -

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Posted: 8/21/2013 11:52 AM

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