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The Resource Stan Musial : an American life, George Vecsey

Stan Musial : an American life, George Vecsey

Label
Stan Musial : an American life
Title
Stan Musial
Title remainder
an American life
Statement of responsibility
George Vecsey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of prestigious biographical treatment previously afforded to his more celebrated contemporaries. More than just a recounting of Musial's life, this is the definitive portrait of one of the game's best-loved but most unappreciated legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside, worked with, and covered "Stan the Man" over his nearly seventy years in the national spotlight. Stan Musial never married a starlet. He didn't die young, live too hard, or squander his talent. There were no legendary displays of temper or moodiness. He was merely the most consistent superstar of his era, a scarily gifted batsman who compiled 3,630 career hits (1,815 at home and 1,815 on the road), won three World Series titles, and retired in 1963 in possession of 17 major-league records. Away from the diamond, he proved a savvy businessman and a model of humility and graciousness toward his many fans in St. Louis and around the world.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vecsey, George
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.M8
LC item number
V47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musial, Stan
  • Baseball players
  • St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team)
  • Musial, Stan
  • St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team)
  • Baseball players
  • United States
  • Musial, Stan
  • Baseball players
  • St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team)
Label
Stan Musial : an American life, George Vecsey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morning in Florida -- The do-over -- Lucky Stanley -- The old master -- Stanley hits -- The stance -- A hand on the shoulder -- Lukasz and Mary -- Invitation to lunch -- How Donora got its name -- Mentors -- Lil -- Takeoff -- Pennant race -- Meet me at the fair -- The mahatma of the midwest -- Old Navy buddies -- The war -- Checks all over the bed -- Jubilee -- A visitor on the train -- Best series ever -- Boat-rocker -- Stanley the scout -- The strike that never happened -- Stanley and the kid -- The big three -- Bad air -- Family life -- Day off in Chicago -- Prime time -- Stanley gives an interview -- Temper, temper -- And some bad times -- On the hustings -- Better pants -- When the times changed -- Old folks -- Fender bender -- Retirement -- Stanley runs the team -- Hometown -- Stanley goes to a reunion -- The Polish connection -- The face in the crowd -- Stanley's statues -- More funerals -- Upstaged again -- Here he comes now
Control code
ocn676726668
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 397 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780345517067
Lccn
2011003271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019588096
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)676726668
Label
Stan Musial : an American life, George Vecsey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morning in Florida -- The do-over -- Lucky Stanley -- The old master -- Stanley hits -- The stance -- A hand on the shoulder -- Lukasz and Mary -- Invitation to lunch -- How Donora got its name -- Mentors -- Lil -- Takeoff -- Pennant race -- Meet me at the fair -- The mahatma of the midwest -- Old Navy buddies -- The war -- Checks all over the bed -- Jubilee -- A visitor on the train -- Best series ever -- Boat-rocker -- Stanley the scout -- The strike that never happened -- Stanley and the kid -- The big three -- Bad air -- Family life -- Day off in Chicago -- Prime time -- Stanley gives an interview -- Temper, temper -- And some bad times -- On the hustings -- Better pants -- When the times changed -- Old folks -- Fender bender -- Retirement -- Stanley runs the team -- Hometown -- Stanley goes to a reunion -- The Polish connection -- The face in the crowd -- Stanley's statues -- More funerals -- Upstaged again -- Here he comes now
Control code
ocn676726668
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 397 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780345517067
Lccn
2011003271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019588096
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)676726668

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