Stan Musial: An American Life
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2011
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Checked Out
Description
When baseball fans voted on the top twenty-five players of the twentieth century in 1999, Stan Musial didn't make the cut. This glaring omission—later rectified by a panel of experts—raised an important question: How could a first-ballot Hall of Famer, widely considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, still rank as the most underrated athlete of all time?In Stan Musial, veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of prestigious biographical treatment previously afforded to his more celebrated contemporaries Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. More than just a chronological recounting of the events of Musial's life, this is the definitive portrait of one of the game's best-loved but most unappreciated legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside, worked with, and covered "Stan the Man" over the course of his nearly seventy years in the national spotlight.Stan Musial never married a starlet. He didn't die young, live too hard, or squander his talent. There were no legendary displays of temper or moodiness. He was merely the most consistent superstar of his era, a scarily gifted batsman who compiled 3,630 career hits (1,815 at home and 1,815 on the road), won three World Series titles, and retired in 1963 in possession of seventeen major-league records. Away from the diamond, he proved a savvy businessman and a model of humility and graciousness toward his many fans in St. Louis and around the world. From Keith Hernandez's boyhood memories of Musial leaving tickets for him when the Cardinals were in San Francisco to the little-known story of Musial's friendship with novelist James Michener—and their mutual association with Pope John Paul II—Vecsey weaves an intimate oral history around one of the great gentlemen of baseball's Greatest Generation. There may never be another Stan the Man, a fact that future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols—reluctantly nicknamed "El Hombre" in Musial's honor—is quick to acknowledge. But thanks to this long-overdue reappraisal, even those who took his greatness for granted will learn to appreciate him all over again.From the Hardcover edition.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
05/10/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307934437
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

George Vecsey. (2011). Stan Musial: An American Life. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

George Vecsey. 2011. Stan Musial: An American Life. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

George Vecsey, Stan Musial: An American Life. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

George Vecsey. Stan Musial: An American Life. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2011.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection10
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
c56b20b7-3bc8-b837-367a-b24d1763ff3c
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
May 30, 2018 15:19:19
Date Updated:
Nov 14, 2019 04:25:21
Last Metadata Check:
Nov 14, 2019 04:27:16
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 05, 2019 06:38:23
Last Availability Check:
Nov 14, 2019 04:27:17
Last Availability Change:
Nov 14, 2019 04:27:17
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Nov 14, 2019 04:25:09

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/95F/23F/9B/{95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/95F/23F/9B/{95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780307934413
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307934437
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780307934413
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307934437
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: George Vecsey
title
Stan Musial
dateAdded
2018-05-30T14:59:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=239&titleID=479071
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Nashville Public Library (TN)
          • id: 1351
sortTitle
Stan Musial An American Life
crossRefId
479071
subtitle
An American Life
id
95f23f9b-1017-4070-94a0-333de03dcc30
starRating
3.5

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/95F/23F/9B/{95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/95F/23F/9B/{95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: StanMusialAnAmericanLife-56536
      • partCount: 10
      • fileSize: 349503548
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780307934413
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307934437
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 05/11/2011
      • samples:
            • source: Dedication
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/479071-StanMusial.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/479071-StanMusial.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: StanMusialAnAmericanLife-56536
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 349031231
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780307934413
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307934437
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 05/10/2011
      • samples:
            • source: Dedication
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/479071-StanMusial.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/479071-StanMusial.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=95F23F9B-1017-4070-94A0-333DE03DCC30&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Vecsey, George
      • bioText: George Vecsey, a sports columnist for The New York Times, has written about such events as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics but considers baseball, the sport he's covered since 1960, his favorite game. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game and Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter (with Loretta Lynn), which was made into an Academy Award–winning film. He has also served as a national and religion reporter for The New York Times, interviewing the Dalai Lama, Tony Blair, Billy Graham, and a host of other noteworthy figures. He lives in New York with his wife, Marianne, an artist.
      • name: George Vecsey
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Brick, Scott
      • name: Scott Brick
imprint
Random House Audio
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Sports & Recreations
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2011-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
publishDateText
05/10/2011
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
When baseball fans voted on the top twenty-five players of the twentieth century in 1999, Stan Musial didn’t make the cut. This glaring omission—later rectified by a panel of experts—raised an important question: How could a first-ballot Hall of Famer, widely considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, still rank as the most underrated athlete of all time?
In Stan Musial, veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of prestigious biographical treatment previously afforded to his more celebrated contemporaries Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. More than just a chronological recounting of the events of Musial’s life, this is the definitive portrait of one of the game’s best-loved but most unappreciated legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside, worked with, and covered “Stan the Man” over the course of his nearly seventy...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Stan Musial
fullDescription
When baseball fans voted on the top twenty-five players of the twentieth century in 1999, Stan Musial didn't make the cut. This glaring omission—later rectified by a panel of experts—raised an important question: How could a first-ballot Hall of Famer, widely considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, still rank as the most underrated athlete of all time?
In Stan Musial, veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the kind of prestigious biographical treatment previously afforded to his more celebrated contemporaries Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. More than just a chronological recounting of the events of Musial's life, this is the definitive portrait of one of the game's best-loved but most unappreciated legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside, worked with, and covered "Stan the Man" over the course of his nearly seventy years in the national spotlight.
Stan Musial never married a starlet. He didn't die young, live too hard, or squander his talent. There were no legendary displays of temper or moodiness. He was merely the most consistent superstar of his era, a scarily gifted batsman who compiled 3,630 career hits (1,815 at home and 1,815 on the road), won three World Series titles, and retired in 1963 in possession of seventeen major-league records. Away from the diamond, he proved a savvy businessman and a model of humility and graciousness toward his many fans in St. Louis and around the world. From Keith Hernandez's boyhood memories of Musial leaving tickets for him when the Cardinals were in San Francisco to the little-known story of Musial's friendship with novelist James Michener—and their mutual association with Pope John Paul II—Vecsey weaves an intimate oral history around one of the great gentlemen of baseball's Greatest Generation.
There may never be another Stan the Man, a fact that future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols—reluctantly nicknamed "El Hombre" in Musial's honor—is quick to acknowledge. But thanks to this long-overdue reappraisal, even those who took his greatness for granted will learn to appreciate him all over again.
From the Hardcover edition.
sortTitle
Stan Musial An American Life
crossRefId
479071
subtitle
An American Life
popularity
60
publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFAIAAA2J/products/95f23f9b-1017-4070-94a0-333de03dcc30/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
95f23f9b-1017-4070-94a0-333de03dcc30
starRating
3.5