Stan Musial is featured on the cover of this week's SI. (Source:

Stan Musial graces the cover of Sports Illustrated

Joe Posnanski of Sports Illustrated examines the quiet greatness of Stan Musial years after his career. It is a must read. Cards fans should certainly keep an eye out for the magazine on newsstands in St. Louis. It is the seventh time he will be featured on SI’s cover, but the first that he will be the lone player.

Once dubbed baseball’s Perfect Knight, the greatest Cardinal of them all played his entire career with quiet brilliance and boundless good will. Today The Man remains a vibrant, vital part of baseball in St. Louis and a model of grace for the game

Alex, here at Redbird Rants, found some of the same themes in his research for this article.

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  • Ron Tate

    Growing up in southern Illinois, ny family always traveled to St. Louis to see the Cardinals and, more specifically, for me to see Stan Musial. Frankly, when he retired from the game baseball, for me, lost its lustre. The game now
    has a bunch of prima donns’s who make obscene salaries, but lack any of the dignity Stan brought to the game,

    Thank you SI, for your great tribute to the great Stan Musial. Ron Tate, Destin, Florida 850-687-0811

  • Tom Marshall

    My grandma took in boarders when I was growing up in the 1950s. One of them was a gentleman who was probably in his 60s at the time. He had seen some of the old ballplayers, Cobb, Hornsby, Ruth. In his opinion there was only one “real ballplayer” at that time (1950s): Stan Musial.