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Discussion: Softball Legend Stan Harvey has passed away......

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Jan. 6, 2012
Hank Kosmala
1 posts
Softball Legend Stan Harvey has passed away......
Howards Furniture #29 Stan Harvey has passed away.
Got to know Stan during Taylor Bros Home-run Derby’s. Was amazed how graceful, this giant of a man, swung the bat. It was the first time I had seen “the man” and I was in awe. His stance, his picture perfect, long extending sweeping swing, his power, they are all so memorable. Oh yes, he won that Home Run Derby. Don Ardnt was his pitcher. Now there both with the Lord and we all know what there doing up there, taking BP. Stan “the man” Harvey wasn’t only an incredible softball player, He was a damn good man.
Rip my ole friend; it was an honor to have played against you, it was a bigger honor to have known you. Hank
Jan. 6, 2012
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
What a player will never forget Burlington NC in 1983 when i first got to see Howards, Stan and Don were two of my favorite players after that weekend, only behind my hometown players. Rest in peace #29, wow what a squad god has, of course unbeatable like himself.
Jan. 6, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Tool, I am assuming Loya is catching for that squad.
Jan. 6, 2012
Ho
235 posts
I also remember watching STAN and the rest of the HOWARD's team playing at Firestone Stadium in Akron. What a stud he was.

I even bought a HOWARD FURNITURE bat that I still have..now swinging a Miken, I don't know how in the heck I was ever able to swing that Silver Howard Firniture bat with the green writing that was a 36oz -34.

It is sad to see the legends leave us. It is because of them that we are all playing today.

Will say a paryer for him and his family tonight.

Ho
Jan. 6, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2734 posts
What a loss! I played against Stan and Don several times, the most memorable was at the Pic O' Dixie in Chattanoonga, probably 1978. I hit a long hr against Howards and as I rounded first Stan did an exagerated double take at me. I'm sure it was his way to compliment me on the hr, especially since I was probably 6" shorter than he.
I'm thankful every day that I am still able to play.
Jan. 6, 2012
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Stan the man, rest in peace big man you and big Don can hit some now like the old days with Mr. Howard is watching.
He will be missed by many a true gentleman of the game and a great guy to talk about the game. It was a honor to have known you will be praying for the Harvey family for their loss
Jan. 7, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
I played against Stan several times when he played for Howards Furniture, he was never too busy to talk softball.Softball World has lost another great one..RIP my friend. Prayers go out to his family and all his many friends.......

Kenny
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