Recently Mr Stan Musial passed away after living a long and hopefully prosperous life. He is well known as a fan favorite and one of the greatest baseball players ever. You don't get the nickname 'the Man' by mistake!
It was also during the 1946 season that Musial acquired his nickname of "The Man". During the June 23 game against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Bob Broeg heard Dodger fans chanting whenever Musial came to bat, but could not understand the words.
Later that day over dinner, Broeg asked Cardinals traveling secretary
Leo Ward if he had understood what the Dodger fans had been chanting. Ward said, "Every time Stan came up they chanted, 'Here comes the man!'" "'That man,' you mean", Broeg said. "No, the man", replied Ward. Broeg mentioned this story in his Post-Dispatch column, and Musial was thereafter known as Stan "The Man".
The people gave him the nickname!
Anyways, at the previously mentioned card show, I picked up an auto of his. I understand he signed a lot in his later years but this auto was clean and affordable.
Despite the lack of logos, I still like the old timey picture.
Hope everyone had a good weekend!
Thanks for reading!