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ST. LOUIS She was the woman behind the Man. Many labels fit Lillian Lil Musial, wife of the greatest St. Louis Cardinal of all time: Compassionate, caring, a kind soul who taught others to love and live life.
Above all, though, she was Stan Musials biggest fan. It was a devotion that lasted until her death Thursday night at the age of 91 in her Ladue, Mo., home. Her husband was by her side. They were married for 71 years.
She always wanted him to get better or keep doing better, Brian Schwarze, the Musials grandson, told FOXSports.com. She knew when to turn it on with him. It was uncanny how close they really were.
Lil was born in 1920 as one of eight kids to Sam and Anna Labash. Her connection with Stan began when she met the future Hall of Fame player after she attended a Donora (Pa.) Zincs game with her father in 1934. There, she saw 15-year-old Stan pitch for the semi-professional team. She liked his curly brown hair. The greatness he achieved in 22 seasons with the Cardi...
BEST OF MAXIM
In the second inning of Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals game, the club had two stolen bases. The first bag wasn’t much of a surprise, as it was swiped by Tyler Greene. After all, the infielder led the club in 2011 with 11.
Two batters later, however, both Pittsburgh pitcher Erik Bedard and catcher Mike McKenry had to be stunned with Cardinals hurler Jake Westbrook took second...
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman is set to come of the disabled list soon. Who should get demoted to Triple AAA Memphis when Berkman returns? Vote now! - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Cardinals have a good problem in 2012. The roster is deep and talented with a number of players that can contribute in all types of different ways.
On Thursday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals failed to sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. 17 times during the 6-3 loss, a St. Louis hitter was sat down on strikes. Despite pitching just five innings, Bucs starter Erik Bedard collected 11 of the Ks, including a Pittsburgh-record seven in a row.
The 17 strikeouts is just one off the Cardinals’ worst nine-inning showing...
The wife of St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial has died at the age of 91.
The team said Lillian Musial passed away on Thursday.
Lillian Labash was one of eight children whose parents owned a grocery store in McKean, Pa. Lillian and Stan Musial were high school sweethearts who married in 1940.
Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement that the organization...
Right-hander Kyle Lohse failed to join Lance Lynn as St. Louis starters to open their seasons at 5-0.
Lohse was not quite his April self as he allowed five runs in five innings to the Houston Astros on Friday night. However, two of those runs were unearned, and perhaps just one of the five should have scored if the Cardinals' defense had performed better.
On the other hand...
The addition of outfielder Carlos Beltran, who leads the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 with five stolen bases, along with a new approach by manager Mike Matheny, has resulted in the Cardinals swiping more bags at a higher success rate than in past seasons. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will go down as one of the best manager of...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in another installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.”
Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again catch Cardinals radio broadcasts on KXnO as well as...
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Just a few weeks away from returning to Navy duty from St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp, pitcher Mitch Harris hit a physical roadblock Saturday.
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Brian Walton’s weekend report from St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida.
The St. Louis Cardinals were defeated in their weekend series opener at Houston’s Minute Maid Park Friday night.
Quite possibly the most anticipated movie of the year, The Avengers, hits theaters today around the country.
Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who’s who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and...
Brian Walton’s Thursday report from St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida.
ST. LOUIS They could get used to this. Their season is just a month old certainly not enough time to peek past the summer and consider the fall but the St. Louis Cardinals' place atop the National League Central could become comfortable.
Through 25 games, the defending World Series champions have shown little has changed since red-and-white confetti was swept from Busch Stadium...