Covering All the Bases

Stan 'the Man' Curtis—a sandlot teammate gave him the moniker as a teenager—was born in 1929 and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, outside the nation's capital. He became a fan of the old Washington Senators who played in Griffith Stadium, then of the fledgling Orioles in Memorial Stadium when he (and they) moved to Baltimore. During three decades with Shell Oil, Stan traveled the country and visited many Major League cities; after retiring, he visited more. A long-time husband, father, grandfather and now great-grandfather, this fan for sixty years lives near Houston, with his wife, Pat. They have full-season tickets to Astros games at Minute Maid Park, where he has thrown out a first pitch.