Phil's St. Louis Cardinals Scrapbook (MLB)
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Stan "The Man" Musial; Ozzie Smith; Kenny Boyer; Albert Pujols; Chris Carpenter; Adam Wainwright; Yadiar Molina; Brian Roberts; Paul Kanarko; Ichio Susuke; Josh Hamilton; Carl Crawford; Colby Rasmus; Skip Schumacker; Brendon Ryan; Ryan Braun; Chase Utley; Bob Gibson; Ron Santo; Billy Williams; Ryne Sandburg; Willie Magee; Steve Carlton; Jim Palmer; Brook Robinson; Henry Aaron; Tommy Herr; Ted Simmons; Tony Gwynn; Lou Brock; Mickey Mantle; Matt Holliday; Ernie Banks
Why I am a fan:
Baseball is a thinking mans game. There are so many possible outcomes for every play. The game is played until a final outcome is decided. The game is like a ballot.
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A Cardinal Winner!
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About Me
 
 
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63 year old male living in the Chicago land area (currently living in Aurora, Illinois), but still a life long St. Louis Cardinal fan. Go Redbirds! Peace
Height: 6'
Weight: 290
Bats: R
Throws: R
Schools: Crete- Monee HS, Crete, Illinois, graduated 1966 University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, graduated 1970
Relationship Status: Free Agent (Single)
Kids: 40 year old son; 32 year old son
Occupation: Retired
Companies: AT&T for 23 years; Burnett Consulting 4 years; Discount Records 12 years
Places I lived: Park Forest, Illinois (suburb of Chicago), Champaign, Illinois, born in St. Louis, Mo
Greatest Moment in Sports:Mark MacGuire's 70 Home Run
Greatest Event in Sports:Bob Gibson's ERA in 1968
Greatest Athlete of All Time:Stan "The Man" Musial
Greatest Coach of All Time:Tony Larussa
Most Fanatical Moment:Waited all night in line to get tickets for a Rolling Stones concert.
My Sports Superstitions:Don't step on the foul lines; Kick 3rd base when leaving & coming on the field; Point bat toward pitcher before each pitch
Most Disappointing Sports Moments:The Cardinals World Series loses in 1977, 1975 & 1968
Fantasy Skill Level:I no longer play Fantasy Sports. I played Fantasy MLB for 6 years & won 2 Championships out right & tied for 1.
Sports I Play:Bowling, Swimming
Nickname:Drifty
Current Skill Level:Grinder with some power; smart heads up player
Highest Organized Level:Semi-pro Baseball
Athletes I've Played With/Against:Several Minor League players, & 2 guys who went on to play Division 1 basketball as starters. 1 at The University of Illinois & 1 at Southern Illinois University. I coached baseball for 30 years & had 4 players who had a cup of coffee in the Majors & several players who were career Minor League & College players; plus 2 guys who had a career in the NBA.
Sports Trophies/Awards:4 League Championship trophies as a player; 16 League Championship trophies as a coach; 2 MVP trophies as a player in a Tournament; 2 MVP Team Trophies
Career Highlights:Hitting a Grand Slam HR to win the district Championship game my Senior year in High School.
Career Lowlights:Striking out 4 times in Conference Championship game Junior year.
Sports Injuries:4 dislocated shoulders; bone chips in right elbow; later in life arthritis in both knees, right elbow & right shoulder
Games I Usually Attend:Baseball
Greatest Sporting Event I've Attended:The game in which Stan Musial got his 3000 hit.
Sports People I've Met:Stan "The Man" Musial; Ozzie Smith; Yogi Berra; Early Wynn; Jersey Joe Cunningham; Jim Landis; Kendall Gill; Craig Hodges; Ron Kittle; Carlton Fisk; Tom Brennan; Ernie Banks; Ron Santo; Muhammad Ali; Dick Butkis; Kenny Holtzmen; Steve Trout; Kenny Boyer; Bob Gibson
Sports Figures from my Hometown:Kendall Gill; Craig Hodges; Steve, Pete & Jason Stanicek; Tom Weighus; Larry McCarron
Most Prized Sports Possessions:My Stan "the Man" Musial autograph
Sports Trading Cards:I no longer collect sports trading cards.
Athlete Autographs:Stan "The Man" Musial; Ozzie Smith; Adam Wainwright; Colby Rasmus; Chris Perez; Early Wynn; Jim Landis; Jersey Joe Cunningham; Yogi Berra; Ron Santo; Billy Williams; Bob Gibson; Kenny Boyer; Tom Brennan; Ron Kittle; Carlton Fisk; Ernie Banks; Steve Trout; Bruce Sutter; Ken Holtzman; Tom Pacoric; Don Drysdale; Kendall Gill; Craig Hodges; Bobby Hull; Stan Mikita; Tony Esposito; Bobby Orr; Muhammed Ali
Favorite Sports Collectibles:A Carlton Fisk autograph game used broken bat
Dream Sports Job:Coaching in the Major Leagues after playing in the Majors.
Favorite Jerseys:None
Favorite Ballgame Foods:Hot Dogs; Peanuts
Beer of Choice:I don't drink beer
Favorite Sports Announcers:Jack Buck; Joe Buck; Mike Shannon; Bob Costas; Harry Carey; Jack Brickhouse; Al Hrbosky; Milo Hamilton; Skip Carey; Chip Carey; Tim McCarver; Joe Gareollga; Vin Sculley; Ron Santo; Chuck Gowdy; Jim Palmer; Thom Brennan; Tom Pichoric; Don Drysdale
Least Favorite Sports Announcers:Ken "Hawk" Harrilson; Jimmy Piersal; Darrin Jones; Howard Cossel; Tony Kubek; Joe Morgan; Don Sutton
Favorite Sports "Experts":Peter Gammons; Ken Rosenthall; Joe Magraine; Harold Reynolds; Mitch Williams
Favorite Sports Movies:Bull Durham; Field of Dreams; Eight Men Out; The Monty Stratton Story; The Lou Gehrig Story; It Happened One Spring; The Final Season; A League Of Their Own; Hoosiers; The Rookie; The Natural; The Dizzy Dean Story; The Longest Yard (original)
Favorite Sports Books:Eight Men Out; The Natural; Ball Four; The Bronx Zoo; The Boys of Summer; Million Dollar Muscle; The Sensation; North Dallas Forty; Semi Tough; The Iowa Baseball Conspiracy; Jim Brosnon's book
Favorite Sports Websites:St. Louis Cardinals; St. Louis Cardinal Scout; MLB Baseball
Video Game Skill Level/ Playing Style:I don't play video games.
Favorite Sports Video Games:I don't play video games.
Non-Sports Hobbies and Interests:Reading; Listening to music; Watching TV & movies;
Movies:Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid; Mash; The Sting; Jesus Christ Superstar; Godsspel; My Fair Lady; South Pacific; It's A Wonderful Life; The Longest Day; Saving Private Ryan; The Windwalkers; The Right Stuff; Pearl Harbor; Avitar; The Star Wars Series; The Indiana Jones Series; The Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Head; Hard Day's Night; Yellow Submarine; Cars; Up; Wallie; Dancing With Wolves Apollo 13; The Day The Earth Stood Still(original); The Forbidden Planet; The War of the Worlds (original), Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Rookie, Eight Men Out, The Natural
TV:Bones; All the Law & Order Shows; All the CSI Shows,; All the NCIS Shows; The Closer; Burn Notice; Royal Pains; Rizolli & Isles; Memphis Beat; Blue Bloods; Eureka; Warehouse 13; Mash; Quantum Leap; Kung Fu; Cold Case; The MLB Network; The Sci-FY * History Channels; Band of Brothers; Ken Burns Baseball & Civil War Documentaries; Tom Hanks NASA Story
Music:50's/60's/70's Rock; 60's Garage Rock; Psyhcodelic Rock; Folk Rock; Folk; Blues; Classic Jazz; Regaee; 60's/70' R&B; Classical; Dixie Land; Country
Video Games:None
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