Earl Weaver was a 5-foot-6 rabble rouser whose penchant for quarreling with umpires belied a cerebral approach to managing that has stood the test of time.
Stan Musial was a humble slugger with a funky batting stance who was beloved in St. Louis and respected pretty much everywhere else.
Saturday began with news of Weaver's passing, and by the end of the night Musial had died, too, leaving baseball to reflect on two very different but very distinguished careers.
Commissioner Bud Selig describes Weaver as colorful and loyal, and he says Musial was ``a true gentleman.''
Weaver was born in St. Louis, and Musial became a star there. Aside from that, the two were about as different as a pair of Hall of Famers could be.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages