Is There Baseball In Heaven?

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Stan ‘The Man’ Musial Passes Away at 92

The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Saturday that legendary left-handed batter Stan “The Man” Musial, a Hall of Famer, passed away at the age of 92. Musial was one of the best hitters to ever play the game. He was a World War II veteran.

Cardinals Chairman William DeWitt Jr. said in a statement that Musial was the “most beloved member of the Cardinals family.”

“We have lost the most beloved member of the Cardinals family,” DeWitt said. “Stan Musial was the greatest player in Cardinals history and one of the best players in the history of baseball.”

His Hall of Fame biography reads:

After 22 years as a Cardinal, Stan Musial ranked at or near the top of baseball’s all-time lists in almost every batting category. The dead-armed Class C pitcher was transformed into a slugging outfielder who topped the .300 mark 17 times and won seven National League batting titles with his famed corkscrew stance and ringing line drives. A three-time MVP, he played in 24 All-Star games. He was nicknamed The Man by Dodgers fans for the havoc he wrought at Ebbets Field and was but one home run shy of capturing the National League Triple Crown in 1948.


This gives me a chance to tell my favorite baseball joke:

Two old baseball players, Abe and Sol, sit on a park bench feeding pigeons and talking about baseball. Abe turns to Sol and asks, “Do you think there’s baseball in Heaven?”

Sol thinks about it for a minute and replies, “I dunno. But let’s make a deal — if I die first, I’ll come back and tell you if there’s baseball in Heaven, and if you die first, you do the same.”

They shake on it and sadly, a few months later, poor Abe passes on. Soon afterward, Sol sits in the park feeding the pigeons by himself and hears a voice whisper, “Sol… Sol… .”

Sol responds, “Abe! Is that you?”

“Yes it is, Sol,” whispers Abe’s ghost.

Sol, still amazed, asks, “So, is there baseball in Heaven?”

“Well,” says Abe, “I’ve got good news and bad news.”

“Gimme the good news first,” says Sol.

Abe says, “Well, there is baseball in Heaven.”

Sol says, “That’s great! What news could be bad enough to ruin that?”

Abe sighs and whispers, “You’re starting tonight.”


Rest in peace, Stan.

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15 Responses to Is There Baseball In Heaven?

  1. swanspirit says:

    Earl Weaver too R.I.P.
    He said “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

    • myiq2xu says:

      They are both before my time. I heard about them watching baseball but I don’t remember them.

      • swanspirit says:

        Earl Sidney Weaver (August 14, 1930 – January 19, 2013) was an American professional baseball player and manager. After playing in minor league baseball, he retired without playing in Major League Baseball (MLB). He became a minor league manager, and then managed in MLB for 17 years with the Baltimore Orioles (1968–1982; 1985–1986).

        Weaver’s style of managing was summed up in the quote: “pitching, defense, and the three-run homer.” He did not believe in stolen bases, hit and run plays, or sacrifice bunts. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

        • swanspirit says:

          http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/quoweav.shtml

          A manager’s job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.”

          “A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don’t know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me.”

          “Bad ballplayers make good managers, not the other way around. All I can do is help them be as good as they are.”

          “Coaches are an integral part of any manager’s team, especially if they are good pinochle players.” Source: Winning! (Earl Weaver, 1972)

          “Don’t worry, the fans don’t start booing until July.”

          He was a character .

  2. votermom says:

    Good catch by Tony lee

  3. HELENK says:

    may these two RIP and thank both of them for all the summer afternoons of fun and joy for many people

  4. driguana says:

    Stan Musial was a true hero to those of us who played Little League baseball back in the day!

  5. elliesmom says:

    My dad used to take me to the ball game a couple of times every summer. It was during “Ted Williams” era at Fenway Park, and I am very fortunate to have seen some of the greatest ball players of all time. I just can’t get as excited about the current crop of ball players, and I’m not sure what’s different.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I spent years between the NY Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, then moved to Washington Senators country. A great time to be a baseball fan :)

  6. HELENK says:

    http://beforeitsnews.com/pictures/2012/03/amazing-wwii-homefront-kodachrome-photos-1947166.html

    really good pictures of the homefront during WW2
    the real rosie the riviter and others

  7. myiq2xu says:

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    Prayers for the families.

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