Little League International Mourns the Passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver

 >  Little League Online  >  Media  >  News Archive  >  2013  >  January-April  > Little League International Mourns the Passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver Little League International Mourns the Passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver Little League International Mourns the Passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Little League International mourns the passing yesterday of two greats of the game: Stan Musial and Earl Weaver. Mr. Musial was one of Little League’s greatest friends, and one of the greatest baseball players in history. He was a driving force, along with his late friend Ed Piszek, behind Little League establishing a regional center in Kutno, Poland — part of a lifelong passion for supporting Polish-American causes. The two stadiums at the Little League European Region Training Center in Kutno are named for Mr. Piszek, who founded Mrs. Paul’s Kitchens, and Mr. Musial. “More than just a great baseball player, Stan Musial was a great humanitarian,” Steve Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “We are all fortunate that he was a friend of Little League for so many years.” Starting out as a pitcher, Stan Musial transitioned to the outfield, and the rest was history. He ended his career with a .331 batting average and as the National League’s career best in RBI, games played, runs scored, hits and doubles. He played his last game nearly a half-century ago, yet currently ranks fourth in total hits, behind only Pete Rose, Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron. Despite the fact that he was devastating to National League pitchers (1,815 hits at home, and exactly the same number of hits on the road), Mr.
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