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Of Galahad and Quests That Failed
Roger Kahn
August 23, 1976
Stan Musial was—and is—The Man of the hour, but for one black player and the minor leagues, times have been wrong
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August 23, 1976

Of Galahad And Quests That Failed

Stan Musial was—and is—The Man of the hour, but for one black player and the minor leagues, times have been wrong

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"Ebbets Field, Stash," I said. "They should have given you the right-field wall when they wrecked the place. You owned it, anyway."

"What do you think my lifetime average was in Brooklyn?" Musial said.

"About .480."

"It only seemed that way," he said. "Actually my lifetime average there was .360."

I can't imagine Galahad, the perfect knight, as a baseball hero. He was priggish and probably undersized. That doesn't matter. Having Stanley Frank Musial is quite enough.

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