Baseball Mourns The Passings Of Stan Musial & Earl Weaver
Major League Baseball, along with the entire world, lost two legends on Saturday, with the deaths of two Hall of Famers, outfielder Stan “The Man” Musial, and manager Earl Weaver.
Stan “The Man” Musial
Musial, who won seven National League batting titles, and was a three-time Most Valuable Player, passed away at the age of 92, at his home in Ladue, Illinois.
Musial played all 22 of his MLB seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, from 1941-1963, was named to 24 All-Star teams, with baseball holding multiple All-Star games for a few season, and also won seven batting crowns.
The Cardinals won three World Series titles in the 1940’s, with Musial leading the way.
Musial, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969, finished with a .331 career batting average, collecting 3,630 hits, 475 home runs, and 1,951 RBI’s.
Weaver, who was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1996, died during a Caribbean cruise at the age of 82.
Weaver managed the Baltimore Orioles, from 1968-1982, and again, from 1985-1986, guiding that franchise to four World Series berths, including a 1970 title.
Other than that 1970 World Series Championship, Weaver’s teams accumulated five 100-win seasons. six American League East titles, and four pennants.
In 17 seasons, Weaver had 16 winnings season, going 1,480-1,060. His .583 winning percentage ranks fifth among managers who served 10 or more seasons in the 20th century.
Weaver will forever be remember as one of the more feisty managers the game has ever seen, and some of his confrontations with umpires. He was ejected from 91 games over the course of his great career.