By George Vecsey
Veteran activities journalist George Vecsey ultimately supplies this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the biographical remedy he merits. Stan Musial is the definitive portrait of 1 of the game's best-loved yet such a lot unappreciated legends--told throughout the remembrances of these who performed beside, labored with, and lined "Stan the Man" over the process his approximately seventy years within the nationwide highlight. clear of the diamond, Musial proved a savvy businessman and a version of humility and graciousness towards his many fanatics in St. Louis and world wide. From Keith Hernandez's boyhood stories of Musial leaving tickets for him while the Cardinals have been in San Francisco to the little-known tale of Musial's friendship with novelist James Michener, Vecsey weaves an intimate oral historical past round one of many nice gents of baseball's maximum new release.