First edition of Staying In Step by Evans J. Casso, inscribed to Stan Musial. Octavo, xiii, 159pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. Illustrated dust jacket, near fine, light wear at edges. Inscribed to baseball Hall of Fame player Stan Musial by Joseph Maselli: “Stan Musial / To one of the greatest in all fields. Joe Maselli. 12-18-1990.”
Comments: Stan Musial was a Major League baseball player, playing first base and outfield for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941-1963. He is considered one of the most reliable hitters in baseball history, being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969. During his tenure with the Cardinals, he was named the league MVP three times and helped lead the team to three World Series Pennants. In 2011, shortly before his death, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He passed away in 2013.