Musial was a smash hit in Poland, where his father was born. In a Warsaw restaurant he engaged in a harmonica-accordion duet with the house musician and played for hours, to the delight of the Polish crowd, which was unaware of his fame as an athlete. On another occasion he played at the home of Czeslaw Petelski, a film maker, who reacted by offering Stan a role in a Polish movie. "We'll film part of it in Chicago," he promised.
"Aw, look, I'm no actor," said Musial, grinning. "I'm just a cowboy."
Edward F. Murphy, the man who applies Shakespeare to sports, went to the races with the Bard, who sounds as though he had a bet on McKenzie Bridge last Saturday in the Belmont:
"Hark, what good sport is out of town to-day!" Troilus and Cressida.
"Now is the day we long have looked for." The Taming of the Shrew.
" 'Tis a lucky day...and we'll do good...." The Winter's Tale.
"I must go with you to Belmont." The Merchant of Venice.
"The gates are open...." Henry VI (Part III).
"I have a way to win...." King John.