Saturday, January 19, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinal icon and baseball hall of fame outfielder passed away Saturday night.
Stan Musial, a giant in the St. Louis community and the baseball world for more than half a century, died Saturday at his home in Ladue. "Stan the Man passed peacefully at home at 5:45 pm tonight of natural causes. Life will never be the same without baseball's perfect knight," his grandson, Brian Musial Schwarze said via Twitter Saturday evening. Musial was 92 and had been in poor health in recent years. Musial, who entered baseball's Hall of Fame in 1969, played 22 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, amassing 3,630 hits and 24 All-Star Game appearances in a career full of superlatives. Said the Cardinals in posting word of Musial's death: Musial, father of three daughters and a son, was unpretentious, untroubled, friendly and folksy. The…
Saturday, April 28, 2012
This year's inductees include those who made an impact on amateur baseball locally as a player, as coaches or as umpires. Sometimes, they've done all three.
It might have felt like the Sheraton Westport Chalet was something like a field of dreams Thursday night in Maryland Heights. For one night, people of all ages came together to honor the past, present and baseball future during ceremonies for the 39th annual St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame inductions, which also included the presentation of the first Jack Buck Media Award, the Bob Broeg Award and the Bob Burnes Award. Also honored were local finalists for the Hall's Future Stars Award. Check out our photo gallery to find out more about the winners, including some familiar faces for people from St. Charles County to Parkway Schools as well as the St. Louis Cardinals.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
John Rooney, who broadcasts every Cardinals game with Mike Shannon on KMOX, shared his baseball wisdom with Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce this week, in person.
The silky smooth voice of the Cardinals' radio announcer came with John Rooney to Chesterfield's Doubletree Hotel Wednesday as keynote speaker of the city's Chamber of Commerce. Chamber member and Logan College of Chiropractic official Tom Keller arranged the headliner. Rooney was preaching to the choir during his time at the podium, with a critique of plays, players, competition, teams and leagues—but not managers. Someone asked about current Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. "Baseball—we've all been around it, we all know a little bit about baseball—so we can all manage," Rooney quipped. Rooney described how he believes La Russa takes the team losses hard. "You'd have to scrape him off the floor with a spoon," Rooney said, after a tough …