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Quote:It was a voice that could sail above the grunge barrage of Soundgarden, with an attack to rival the band’s churning guitars; it was also a voice that gave modest acoustic ballads an existential gravity. At the bottom of its nearly four-octave range, Mr. Cornell’s voice was a baritone with endless reserves of breath and the seething tension of contained power.

Mr. Cornell could have used that remarkable instrument and his rock-star looks to play the standard heroic frontman: a chesty, cocky figure like two of his obvious influences, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Paul Rodgers of Free. But he came from a later generation, one that had grown up on punk iconoclasm as well as metal virtuosity and that was far too self-conscious for the old rock machismo. As the main songwriter for Soundgarden — both on his own and supplying lyrics and melodies for other band members’ riffs — Mr. Cornell helped forge grunge: rock that used all its power to question rather than to exult.

Each in its own way, the leading bands of grunge — Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains — found commercial traction with music that sabotaged older assumptions about rock. There was still plenty of aggression in the music, but it was directed inward as much as outward. 


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/arts/...voice.html
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Some of those who may not like the more abrasive, grungy stuff might like this country/bluesy number a little better.  This song is from 1992.



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Watch  it while you can. I suspect it may get taken down:






Wow, he was vigorous. Hard to imagine this was a man mere hours away from death.

I'm OK for a 50something ... actual, above average ... but he might as well have been 10 or more years younger than 52 biologically.
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Last baseball player to have been on a team that won a World Series against the Chicago Cubs. 


Edward Frank Mierkowicz (March 6, 1924 – May 19, 2017), nicknamed "Butch" and "Mouse," was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played four seasons with the Detroit Tigers (1945, 1947–48) and St. Louis Cardinals (1950).

Born in Wyandotte, Michigan, Mierkowicz was the son of a factory worker who made gaskets. He lettered in three sports at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte and caught the eye of legendary Detroit scout, Wish Egan, during a high school baseball game. But upon graduating from high school, Mierkowicz was called up by the Army in 1942. Mierkowicz was discharged after contracting rheumatic fever and was signed by Egan and the Detroit Tigers. Mierkowicz played in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1944 and in Buffalo in 1945.

At the end of the 1945 season, with the Tigers in a pennant race, Mierkowicz was called up. He played in 10 games in his rookie season, batting .133 for a Tigers team that won the 1945 World Series. Mierkowicz stayed with the team for the World Series and was put in as a defensive replacement for Hank Greenberg in the 9th inning of Game 7.[1] Mierkowicz did not bat in the Series but he received a World Series ring in his rookie season.[1] In 1946, Mierkowicz spent most of the season in the minor leagues with Buffalo, but he did play in 21 games with the Tigers, batting .190. In 1948, he appeared in 3 games. He finished his major career on April 19, 1950, with the St. Louis Cardinals. He struck out in his one and only at bat for the Cardinals. Mierkowicz continued to play professional baseball until 1957, including stints in Cuba, Mexico, and the Sacramento Solons of the Pacific Coast League in 1955. After his baseball career ended, Mierkowicz worked for 24 years at a waste treatment plant in Wyandotte, Michigan. He retired in 1984.

He said his Major League career "was like a cup of coffee but no cream" but added that "God gave me the ability to play ball. Made a pretty good living. We didn't make a lot of money, but it was a lot of fun."[1]

With the death of Virgil Trucks in 2013, Mierkowicz became the last living Tiger to play in the 1945 World Series and the last player to have played against the Cubs in a World Series until 2016.[1] There are no living players who played in an earlier World Series for the winning team.

Mierkowicz passed away May 19, 2017.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Mierkowicz
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(05-20-2017, 12:35 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: Last baseball player to have been on a team that won a World Series against  the Chicago Cubs. 


Edward Frank Mierkowicz (March 6, 1924 – May 19, 2017), nicknamed "Butch" and "Mouse," was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played four seasons with the Detroit Tigers (1945, 1947–48) and St. Louis Cardinals (1950).

Born in Wyandotte, Michigan, Mierkowicz was the son of a factory worker who made gaskets. He lettered in three sports at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte and caught the eye of legendary Detroit scout, Wish Egan, during a high school baseball game. But upon graduating from high school, Mierkowicz was called up by the Army in 1942. Mierkowicz was discharged after contracting rheumatic fever and was signed by Egan and the Detroit Tigers. Mierkowicz played in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1944 and in Buffalo in 1945.

At the end of the 1945 season, with the Tigers in a pennant race, Mierkowicz was called up. He played in 10 games in his rookie season, batting .133 for a Tigers team that won the 1945 World Series. Mierkowicz stayed with the team for the World Series and was put in as a defensive replacement for Hank Greenberg in the 9th inning of Game 7.[1] Mierkowicz did not bat in the Series but he received a World Series ring in his rookie season.[1] In 1946, Mierkowicz spent most of the season in the minor leagues with Buffalo, but he did play in 21 games with the Tigers, batting .190. In 1948, he appeared in 3 games. He finished his major career on April 19, 1950, with the St. Louis Cardinals. He struck out in his one and only at bat for the Cardinals. Mierkowicz continued to play professional baseball until 1957, including stints in Cuba, Mexico, and the Sacramento Solons of the Pacific Coast League in 1955. After his baseball career ended, Mierkowicz worked for 24 years at a waste treatment plant in Wyandotte, Michigan. He retired in 1984.

He said his Major League career "was like a cup of coffee but no cream" but added that "God gave me the ability to play ball. Made a pretty good living. We didn't make a lot of money, but it was a lot of fun."[1]

With the death of Virgil Trucks in 2013, Mierkowicz became the last living Tiger to play in the 1945 World Series and the last player to have played against the Cubs in a World Series until 2016.[1] There are no living players who played in an earlier World Series for the winning team.

Mierkowicz passed away May 19, 2017.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Mierkowicz

Really cool that he headed back to his homeboy turf after the Sacto stint. I bet he got a nice pension after the late career waste treatment gig.
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(05-19-2017, 09:23 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Watch  it while you can. I suspect it may get taken down:






Wow, he was vigorous. Hard to imagine this was a man mere hours away from death.

I'm OK for a 50something ... actual, above average ... but he might as well have been 10 or more years younger than 52 biologically.

I understand that he committed suicide, so physically, there was probably nothing wrong with him.
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(05-22-2017, 07:43 PM)The Wonkette Wrote:
(05-19-2017, 09:23 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Watch  it while you can. I suspect it may get taken down:






Wow, he was vigorous. Hard to imagine this was a man mere hours away from death.

I'm OK for a 50something ... actual, above average ... but he might as well have been 10 or more years younger than 52 biologically.

I understand that he committed suicide, so physically, there was probably nothing wrong with him.

I have known of people committing suicide as a response to such excruciating, degrading conditions as pancreatic cancer.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, V.i


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