Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 1/25/13
For the first time in history, the Baseball Hall of Fame lost two of its members on the same day. Last weekend, former Oriole manager Earl Weaver and former St. Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial both passed away, and memories of the two washed over those that had followed the careers of the pair of icons. I had seen Weaver manage and had met Musial and both events left an impression on me. Front Row Seats For a Vintage Weaver Eruption I saw Weaver in person when his Orioles came to old Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis. I was attending broadcasting school at the time and had decided to take in a Saturday afternoon game between Baltimore and the Twins. I have no recollection as to who won or lost the game, but I vividly remember the first pitch of that contest. The game was being played during the 1975 season. Cal Griffith still owned the Twins and his reputation for being less than a generous owner was well deserved. The Twins, at that time, were a terrible baseball club and attendance
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