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An ode to one of the greatest hitters who ever lived, Stan The Man from Donora, Pa. As only Gene Collier could do it:

"To get your baseball mind around the way Stan Musial hit, to embrace the utter relentlessness of his prowess, it's instructive to think of another Willie, of the late Wilver Dornell Stargell, the first-ballot Pirates Hall of Famer. Mr. Musial was the arithmetic mirror image of Stargell in that each hit exactly 475 home runs, except that Mr. Musial's batting average (.331) was some 50 points higher, with roughly twice the doubles and three times the triples.
Such are the differences between the truly great and those few who are assuredly among the greatest. Some 17,000 men have played Major League Baseball. Five drove in more runs than Stan Musial."

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As poor as the Steelers ground game was in 2012, it's only going to get worse.
Here's my story in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
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