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Author Giglio, James N., 1939-

Title Musial : from Stash to Stan the Man / James N. Giglio
Published Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 345 pages) : illustrations
Series Missouri biography series
Missouri biography series.
Contents Growing up poor in the "home of champions" -- Rickey's farm -- Rookie supreme -- Pennants and wartime -- Return to glory -- A troubling year -- Career year and near miss -- Player of the decade -- Anatomy of a superstar -- Aging superstar -- Keeping busy -- Hometown roots
Summary "Musial: From Stash to Stan the Man is the most comprehensive assessment of baseball legend Stan Musial's life and career to date. Musial, better known as Stan the Man, was born in 1920 to a Polish immigrant father and a second-generation Slovak mother in Donora, Pennsylvania. As a youth, however, he went by the nickname Stash, which his closest friends have continued to call him." "In this first scholarly biography of Musial, James N. Giglio places the St. Louis Cardinal star within the context of the times - the Great Depression and wartime and postwar America - and the issues then prevalent in professional baseball, particularly race and the changing economics of the game. Giglio illuminates how the times shaped Musial and delves further into his popular image as a warm, unfailingly gracious role model known for good sportsmanship and devotion to family." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-334) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Musial, Stan, 1920-2013.
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team) -- History.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001023365
ISBN 0826213367 (alk. paper)
0826263135 (electronic bk.)
9780826213365 (alk. paper)
9780826263131 (electronic bk.)