Re: Congratulations Stan Musial
Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I know I'm quibbling, but Ted Williams had a helluva lot more to hang his hat on than a .406 season.
Williams had the military years in the middle of his career, but I think that career would compare very favorably to Stan the Man.
I don't think Mike was dissing Ted Williams or anything...just pointing out the fact that Stan Musial didn't have a note-worthy stat that stood out among others and was something fans pointed to. Williams was obviously a once in a lifetime player, but hitting .400 does tend to be what people comment about first in regards to him.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.