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Old 01-19-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Sad Day in Baseball

One of the greatest Managers, Earl Weaver passes away, and the Greatest Hitter in National League history, Stan Musial goes out too.
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:( most of the pups on here probably don't recognize the names
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Earl Weaver remains a legend and one of the most beloved sports figures of all time here in bmore. Amazing for a guy who never played a game to be right up there with brooks, cal, Jim, and Johnny U. I'm too young to have seen him manage - was born his last season - but watching the videos and everything I've read really shows why he was so great, and that era of baseball so great. Growing up with "corporate" baseball, I would have loved to been a part of it during the golden age with guys like Earl.
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i read Weaver's book on managing many years ago. he was practically the forerunner of today's 'sabermetrics'. He liked to have a leadoff hitter walk at least 70 times and have a .400 OBP.
His famous phrase: "Pitching and Three Run Homers"

as for Musial, career stats like, .331 career avg, .417 OBP, .559 SLUG, 475 HRs, 725 Doubles, 3,630 HITS(same number in home and road games!), 1,951 RBIs

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:35 PM   #7
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it's strange, Weaver was only in his early 50s when he retired the first time, and after 1985 never came back.
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