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LAST TIME AROUND WITH STAN
Theodore M. O'Leary
October 07, 1963
In late August one of baseball's most remarkable men began his final swing through the National League. A touching but cheerful report on the end of a fabulous career
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October 07, 1963

Last Time Around With Stan

In late August one of baseball's most remarkable men began his final swing through the National League. A touching but cheerful report on the end of a fabulous career

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When Musial came to bat in the first inning, it was exactly 2:25. He took the first pitch by Cincinnati's Jim Maloney and trotted over to give the ball to Sid Keener. "I'll put it in the Hall of Fame," Keener said. Musial then struck out.

In the fourth, Stan singled to center field. In the sixth inning, with Curt Flood on second and the score tied 0-0, Musial singled sharply to right, driving in Flood. Young Gary Kolb went in to run for him, and Musial trotted off the field for the last time. It was 3:47. He had ended his career as he had begun it in St. Louis in 1941, with two hits.

In the clubhouse he pulled off his shirt and hung it up. Then he patted the No. 6 and the name MUSIAL lettered across the back. "Pal," he said, "you're all right. If I do say so myself."

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