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Standing outside the Cathedral Basilica as thousands filed inside to pay their respects, Stan Musial's grandson was thankful.
''Just seeing all this,'' Brian Schwarze said, ''and I got to play catch with him.''
''I mean, he was my grandfather. But I really do believe I'm starting to understand somewhat what he meant to the whole community,'' he said.
Many visitors seemed to treat Thursday's six-hour public visitation as if it was Stan the Man's final game day, decked out in team attire and ignoring bitter cold for the chance to get one last glimpse.
In an open casket, Musial was clad in the red jacket he and other Cardinals Hall of Famers wore for special occasions, a harmonica in his pocket and a red tie dotted with tiny Cardinals.
The same tie that retired high school teacher Randy Pierce proudly pointed out he was wearing, too.
''My wife for my last birthday gave me a big photo of President Obama giving...
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ST. LOUIS Thousands of Cardinals fans braved frigid temperatures and long lines to pay their final respects to baseball legend Stan Musial Thursday afternoon.
And it would have taken a lot more to keep them from seeing the man that most of them never even had the opportunity to meet.
Musial, a Hall of Famer who spent his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals, died Saturday...
Friend of the program and 101 ESPN producer Chris Files made this yesterday from the memorial service of Stan Musial.
I though it was good, so I'm posting it here.
ST. LOUIS The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced details regarding the public visitation for Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial that will take place Thursday, January 24th from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis.
The visitation is open to the public and provides fans the opportunity to offer prayers and condolences...
It's been a few days, but the stories of Stan Musial are still coming in.
One of the gems unearthed this week was included in the story below from NPR, in which Harray Caray calls Musial's last hit.
The whole piece is worth a listen, but the money clip starts @ 1:53 in.
FOX Sports Midwest is scheduled to re-air the tribute to Stan Musial, “Remembering Stan Musial” twice in the upcoming weeks.
The initial re-air dates are below:
• Sunday, January 27 – 9:30 p.m. CT
• Tuesday, January 29 – 9:00 p.m. CT (or immediately after MVC)
You can check out six clips from the show below:
Video: Remembering Stan the Man: Part 1
Public Visitation Will Be Thursday 2PM – 8PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
ST. LOUIS, January 23, 2013 – The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced details regarding the public visitation for Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial that will take place Thursday, January 24th from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in...
ST. LOUIS - A stranger approached Stan Musial's grandson Andrew Edmonds during the Hall of Famer's public viewing Thursday, with tears running down his face.
"Your grandpa's best attribute," the man said, "was that he made nobodies feel like somebodies."
The thought was shared by many Saturday as friends, family, former teammates and many who never...
A tribute to Stan Musial and Earl Weaver.
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Legendary baseball player Stan Musial, who died last week at the age of 92, will have his legacy honored by the NHL’s St. Louis Blues this Sunday, who will wear practice jerseys with Musial’s #6 before their game against the Minnesota Wild.
Blues will wear Musial #6 jersey in warmups Sunday in honor of the great Stan Musial. Jerseys auctioned to benefit Cardinals Care/14 Fund...
Secaucus, NJ, January 23, 2013 – MLB Network will air a special MLB Network Remembers: Stan Musial show tomorrow, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Hosted by MLB Network’s Bob Costas and Tom Verducci, the one-hour special will look back at the life and professional career of the great Musial, who passed away this past weekend at age 92. The special will feature new interviews...
It’s been a week since St. Louis (and the Baseball World) lost Stan “the Man” Musial. I told Russ when I found out that I wasn’t surprised (his health had been going south for a while) but I was in shock. A week later, and it’s still a little surreal.
Russ did a good job already looking at what Stan meant to baseball. I’m going to tell everyone what he meant to St...
For the first time in history, the Baseball Hall of Fame lost two of its members on the same day.
Last weekend, former Oriole manager Earl Weaver and former St. Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial both passed away, and memories of the two washed over those that had followed the careers of the pair of icons.
I had seen Weaver manage and had met Musial and both events left an impression...
There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with this weekend. Every Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we will help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key storylines to follow this weekend are...
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FOX Sports Midwest is scheduled to re-air the tribute to Stan Musial, "Remembering Stan Musial" twice in the upcoming...