My dad. Ed Turek. appparently played baseball against you in Hawaii while you were both in the military. You led the life that maybe my dad would have, if he would have signed that minor league contract that he was offered. Again, his parents urged him to marry and get a job because to them baseball was recreation. His parents were Polish immigrants too, first generation in the US, and the grown kids were expected to work and give their earnings to the family unless they were getting married. So many times I think my dad had regrets for not following his dream. Thanks for letting us live our dream through your life! My dad was a real decent guy just like Stan. A genuine gentleman and good role model for young men. I picture my dad welcoming Stan in heaven and they are playing baseball together. Of course you know, my dad was also a left handed first baseman! I guess they will have to take turns out on the field! Wishing your family peace and comfort from reading all of these wonderful memories of your dad and messages from admiring fans!