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Swap a Stan Musial story today.
If you don’t have one, hear one.
You can’t throw a four-seamer in this city without hitting the glove of someone with one to share.
On the five-year anniversary of the day we lost “Baseball’s Perfect Knight,” find a moment to remember what made him so much bigger than the game.
Leo and Jane Garvin can’t forget their Musial story, because without Stan, there wouldn’t be a Leo and Jane.
The two were hesitant, at first, to share their encounters with Musial. They worried it might come across like they were close friends with him. It’s important, they insisted, to make it clear this was not the case. Acquaintances, more than anything.
In fact, Jane remembers the nerves that gripped her as she worked up the courage to invite Musial to her husband’s 50th birthday party.
And that right there reminds us of Musial’s magic, doesn’t it?
You didn’t have to know him all that well to ask him something like that.
Baseball fans around St. Louis gathered to mourn the greatest Cardinal of them all - Stan Musial, who died on Jan. 19, 2013, at the age of 92.…
He would drop in on a St. Louis University fraternity party and say hello to the boys who ran away from their dates to swarm him. He would flip signed baseballs to kids who helped him and his wife, Lillian, to their car after church. His countless good deeds prompted a local priest to start a file on Musial’s life so his acts could be remembered after he passed.
Stan Musial stories deserve to live on, passed down from generation to generation like the balls he gave away. They should not fade like the ink from a felt-tip pen. They should remain crystal clear, preserved forever like the Musial autographs that were properly spritzed with hairspray.
“He was the symbol of what you would want your child to grow up to be,” said Jane, who is a teacher at St. Joseph’s Academy on South Lindbergh Boulevard. “He was a gentleman. He was kind. He was humble. He was friendly. He was spiritual. He was devoted.”
“If people didn’t like him,” said Leo, “they didn’t like anybody.”
Leo and Jane first met on a double date. The location? Busch Stadium I. The occasion? Musial’s last game, the final of the 3,026 he played. It was Sept. 29, 1963.
Musial rode around the field in a red convertible before the first pitch. “This is a day I’ll always remember,” he said then. He wasn’t the only one.
The Cardinals beat the Reds 3-2. Leo’s ticket cost $1. He still has the stub.
“He got two hits,” Leo said.
There was just one problem.
They weren’t each other’s date.
She, 18, was from Webster Groves. He, 19, was from South City.
A friendship sparked between the two St. Louis University students. They ended up in a lot of the same history classes.
She hated when he would skip, then borrow her notes, then score higher than she did on the tests.
She got over it. They got together.
They married on Nov. 19, 1966. They had five children, including the son they lost. They anchored their faith at the Church of Annunziata in Ladue.
It was this connection to the man who caused their first encounter — and perhaps the fact that Lillian Musial took a liking to the cream-cheese brownies Leo brought to church functions over the years — that inspired Jane to go out on a limb.
She was planning a 50th birthday party for Leo. She was hoping Stan might send a card. Or perhaps make a phone call. Then, in the moment, she grew bolder.
Would he come? It would be the best surprise.
The day was Dec. 30, 1993. Musial, 73 at the time, didn’t just show up. He apologized for arriving late.
“He got out the harmonica and played,” Jane said.
“‘Happy Birthday’,” Leo said, motioning toward his living room while remembering the songs. “‘The Wabash Cannonball.’ He took requests.”
His statue stands outside of Busch Stadium, looking over the Cardinals fans who gather at his feet.
His name is on the awards given annually by the St. Louis Sports Commission to folks who display the compassion and sportsmanship Musial exemplified during his Hall of Fame career.
He remains the shining example of how to maintain class and dignity in the white-hot glare of fame.
It’s been five years since we lost him, but he’s always just a story away.
It was during a recent trip to Boston that a friend of mine from St. Louis introduced me to his co-worker, who happened to be from St. Louis.
This guy had a heck of a Stan Musial story.
Patrick Garvin was a sixth-grader when “the Man” showed up at his doorstep during a birthday party and turned his 50-year-old father into a kid again.
Celebrating the life of Stan Musial
1938: Stan Musial's basketball team
1938----Stan Musial (second from left) on his high school basketball team. Photo taken at the Donora High School gym, courtesy of the Donora Historical Society.
1939: Musial high school photo
Stan Musial senior at Donora High School yearbook (Dragon '39) photo. Comments out by Musial's photo said he was in the "Commercial" program, participated in baseball, basketball, the Monogram Club, Intramural Ping Pong and tennis. "Stan's far more than just an athelete, He's friendly, full of fun, and neat." COURTESY OF THE DONORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1941 - Stan Musial with wife and son in Donora, Pa.
Lillian, Dickie & Stan Musial in Donora, PA. Donora Herald-American/Donora Historical Society
1941: Stan Musial
Stan Musial in 1941 . . . when the Man, just out of boyhood, was called up by the Cardinals and hit .426 in 12 games at season's end.
1942: Musial slides
In this Oct. 3, 1942, file photo, Stan Musial slides into third base after coming from first on Walker Cooper's single in the fourth inning of the third game in Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees. The Cardinals scored scored six runs in that fourth inning, and won the game 9-6. St. Louis won the series, 4-1. PHOTO BY INTERNATIONAL NEWS PHOTO
International News Photo
1942: Sporting News questionnaire
In the Sporting News archives are questionnaires filled out by famous baseball players like Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial. Photo from July 3, 2008, byTeresa Prince of the Post-Dispatch
1942: Stan Musial
Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder starting his first full year in the major leagues, is shown on April 23, 1942, before a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo)
1942: Stan Musial spring training
Here's the published caption on a photo from spring training in 1942: Manager Billy Southworth of the St. Louis Cardinals, left, chats with rookie fielder Stanley Musial of Donora, Pa., at the spring training camp in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Feb. 8, 1942. (AP Photo)
1943: Stan Musial poses at home with wife, Lil,
Stan Musial, St. Louis Cards outfielder and National League batting champion, gets a taste of the dinner to come from his pretty wife, Lillian, at their home in Donora, Penn., Oct. 19, 1943 where Stan has settled down during the off season to ordinary home life and a job as a freight car checker at the zinc works of the American Steel and Wire Co. (AP Photo)
1944: St Louis Cardinals team photo
Members of the St. Louis Cardinals, the team headed for its third straight National League pennant, pose for their official group picture in St. Louis, Aug. 19, 1944. First row, left to right: Marty Marion, George Fallon, George Kurowski, Melvin Jurisich, Fred Schmidt, Augie Bergamo, Johnny "Pepper" Martin, Ken O'Dea. Second row, left to right: Eldred Byerly, Stan Musial, Bob Keeley, Debs Garms, Clyde Ware, Billy Southworth, Mike Gonzales, Johnny Hopp. Back row, left to right: Butch Yatkeman, Blix Donnelly, Ted Wilks, Danny Litwhiler, Ray Sanders, trainer Harrison "Doc" Weaver, Morton Cooper, Max Lanier, Emil Verban, Harry Brecheen, Walker Cooper. Bat boys seated on the ground are Sam Cooper and Bob Scanlon. (AP Photo)
1946 World Series
(From left) Whitey Kurowski, Enos Slaughter, Marty Marion and Stan Musial turn their jerseys around to display the year the Cardinals won their third World Series in the 1940s. (Post-Dispatch archives)
1946: Slaughter Moore Musial
The St. Louis Cardinals outfield, seen March 13, 1946, is back from armed services overseas. Left to right: Enos Slaughter, in service since 1942; Terry Moore, in service since 1942; and Stan Musial, in service since 1944. The trio are said to be the best outfield combo in the National League. (AP Photo/Preston Stroup)
1948: Stan Musial
FILE - In this March 6, 1948 file photo, Stan Musial, outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, poses for a portrait during spring training baseball in St. Petersburg, Fla. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, the team announced. He was 92. (AP Photo/File)
1949 "The Man" in Brooklyn
September 19,1949 -- St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial in Brooklyn. Stan Musial takes a cut in Brooklyn in 1949. "The Man" won seven batting titles with the Cardinals.
1949: Cardinals teammates
FILE PHOTO AUGUST 12, 1949 -- Pitcher Gerry Staley ( Gerald Staley ) gets a handshake from Stan Musial (left) and a pat on the back from Joe Garagiola after a victory.
1949: Stan Musial
Stan Musial, Cardinals outfielder, is presented with the Most Valuable Player of the year by the Baseball Writers Association prior to the Cardinal-Braves game at St. Louis, June 26, 1949. The plaque was awarded for 1948. It was the third time Stan won the honor. (AP Photo)
1952: Stan the man could pitch in
At Sportsman's Park on Sept. 28, 1952, Cubs outfielder Frank Baumholtz swings at the only pitch that Stan Musial threw for the Cardinals in his 22-year-career in St. Louis. The Cardinals catcher is Bill Sarni, and the umpire is Augie Guglielmo. Baumholtz was a lefthanded hitter who switched to the right side for his at-bat against Musial. He grounded the ball to third and reached base on an error. (AP file photo)
1954 Musial & Auggie
March, 1954: Stan Musial gives his boss August Busch, owner of the Cardinals, a tip or two at the Cardinals' spring training camp in St. Petersburg. From left: Stan Musial, Manager Eddie Stanky, August Busch and Red Schoendienst. International Photos
1954 Stan Musial
Stan Musial, holding three bats to indicate that he hit three homers in first game of a double header against the New York Giants on May 2, 1954, eats a sandwich in the dressing room before the start of the second game of double header. Musial had a perfect �4 for 4� and drove in six runs during the game. It was the first time in his Major league career that he hit three homers in a single game. (AP Photo)
1955: All-Star Game
Stan Musial crosses home plate after slamming the first pitch of the 12th inning over right field screen for the game-winning homer in Milwaukee on July 12, 1955. Musial's homer gave the National Legue All-Stars a 6-5 victory. Musial is greeted by jubilant teammates. (AP Photo)
1958: Stan Musial
In this March 1958 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial, with bat in hand, poses for a photo during spring training baseball in Florida. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He was 92. (AP Photo/File)
1958: Stan Musial
Stan Musial stands with manager Fred Hutchinson of Cards during impromptu ceremony at second base against Chicago Cubs at Chicago. Time was called so Musial, who had just made hit No. 3,000, could be photographed, May 13, 1958. (AP Photo/Harry L. Hall)
Harry L. Hall
1959: Stan Musial
Pictured is Stan (The Man) Musial. Picture received Feb. 28, 1959.
1960: Stan Musial, Bing Devine
Cardinals manager Solly Hemus (left), Cardinals great Stan Musial and general manager Bing Devine (right), after Musial announced in September 1960 that he would play at least another season. (AP Photo)
1962: Stan Musial poses with wife Lil and daughter Janet
Stan Musial poses in the Polo Grounds with with wife Lil and daughter Janet after hitting four consecutive home runs in a doubleheader against the New York Mets in September of 1962. Associated Press Photo
1962: Stan Musial with President Kennedy, wife Lil and daughter Janet in 1962
July 12, 1962- President Kennedy greets Stan Musial and his family at the White House. Next to Musial are his wife Lil and daughter Janet. The Cardinal outfielder is holding a picture autographed by the chief executive. photo by UPI
1963 Stan Musial and Ken Boyer
The Captain and The Man: Cardinals third baseman Ken Boyer greets Stan Musial before Musial's final game on Sept. 29, 1963. (Post-DIspatch photo)
1963 Stan Musial retires
1963 photo of Stan Musial. Stan Musial waves to fans during his retirement ceremony.
1963 Stan Musial's last at-bat
Sept. 29, 1963--Stan Musial makes contact, his face registering satisfaction. This is to be the final pitch of his playing career, from Cincinnati Reds' righthander Jim Maloney . The umpire is Al Barlick, the catcher John Edwards . The man got a single, driving home the first run in a 3-2 victory, then was taken out for a pinchrunner. Jack January | Post-Dispatch
1963 Stan Musial's last at-bat
Sept. 29, 1963-The impact causes Stan Musial's protective helmet to bob. This is to be the final pitch of his playing career, from Cincinnati Reds' righthander Jim Maloney . The umpire is Al Barlick, the catcher John Edwards . The man got a single, driving home the first run in a 3-2 victory, then was taken out for a pinchrunner. Jack January | Post-Dispatch
1963: Fans mob Stan Musial's car after his last game
Fans mob Stan Musial as he sits in his car leaving the ballpark after his last game on Sept. 29, 1963. Post-Dispatch photo
1963: Musial and the umps
CINCINNATI - In what is believed to be the first time a team of umpires posed with a competing ball player, Stan the Man Musial met with, left to right, Frank Walsh, Paul Pryor, Fran Secory and Ken Burkhardt, near the umpires' dressing room before today's game with Cincinnati. Musial, in his final National League season, has never been tossed from any game in his 22-year career. AP photo
1963: Stan Musial
Uniform bearing No. 6, Stan Musial's comes off as Stan Musial completes his playing career with St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis on Sept. 29, 1963. The Man was up three times, got two hits in his final game-giving Cards edge over Cincinnati while he was playing. (AP Photo/Fred Waters)
1963: Stan Musial and Mike Shannon
Stan Musial about to retire as a player on Sept. 29, 1963 in St. Louis sits between two possible successors as St. Louis Cards left fielder, Gary Kolb, left, and Mike Shannon, right. (AP Photo)
1963: Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst
9/25/63- CHICAGO- Stan Musial, alltime great Cardinal poses for his former roommate, and now a coach for the Cardinals, Red Schoendienst, during Stan Musial day ceremonies. Stan closed out a brilliant career, as he played his last game as an active player in Wrigley Field. photo UPI
1963: Stan Musial retirement
Oct. 20, 1963 --- 'LOTS OF LAUGHS FOR LIL, STAN. Some moments were poignant, some were funny last night as baseball writers toasted the retirement of Cardinal star Stan Musial. Stan and wife Lillian get a hearty laugh as Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hailed Stan's retirement '...on behalf of the NAACP--National Association for the Advancement of Cub Pitchin' '. Photo by Bob Holt/ST. Louis Post- Dispatch
1963: Stan Musial retirement ceremony
Stan Musial, retiring St. Louis Cards great, looks at panting of statue which will be raised in St. Louis on Sept. 29, 1963. Presentation is by August Busch Jr., The presentation came on the same day Musial marked his final game of a career that begin in 1941. (AP Photo)
1963: Stan Musial's final at-bat
Sept. 29, 1963--Stan Musial awaits what is to be the final pitch of his playing career, from Cincinnati Reds' righthander Jim Maloney . The umpire is Al Barlick, the catcher John Edwards . The man got a single, driving home the first run in a 3-2 victory, then was taken out for a pinchrunner. Jack January | Post-Dispatch
1964: LBJ & Stan
2/14/1964- ST. LOUIS - "One of the great heroes of this country" is how President Lyndon B. Johnson described Stan "The Man" Musial as he appointed him to head the federal physical fitness program. Musial, currently a vice president of the St. Louis baseball Cardinals, succeeds Bud Wilkinson, who resigned recently to run for the U.S. Senate. photo UPI
1964: Stan Musial and autograph hunters
Oct. 5, 1946----Stan Musial, star first baseman of the National League champion Cardinals, is the center of attraction for autograph hunters as he is met by his wife and daughter Geraldine at Union Station, on his arrival from Brooklyn with the Red Bird team yesterday afternoon. POST-DISPATCH PHOTO
1968: Stan Musial at 1968 dedication of statue
Stan Musial, the former great of the St. Louis, Cardinals, wipes away a tear at dedication of a statue of him at the plate in St. Louis on Aug. 4, 1968. The statue was dedicated outside Busch Memorial Stadium with a host of baseball dignitaries and former teammates present. AP Photo
1969: Ernie Banks, Stan Musial
Chicago Cub infielder Ernie Banks, right, lets newly-named Hall of Famer Stan Musial listen to the clock he was awarded for being named "Good Guy" during dinner of the New York chapter of Baseball Writers in New York, Feb. 2, 1969. Musial was one of the St. Louis Cardinals' greatest hitters. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)
1992: Stan Musial
PHOTO PUBLISHED JUNE 14, 1992--- Stan Musial poses near the batting cage at Busch Stadium. Musial played left field, first base, Cardinals, 1941-1944, 1946-1963. Inducted 1969. PHOTO BY WES PAZ/ POST-DISPATCH
1992: Stan Musial
In this 1992 file photo, Hall of Famer Stan Musial jokes with current Cardinals at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla. Photo by Wendi Fitzgerald of the Post-Dispatch
2000: Stan throws out first pitch
In this Oct. 5, 2000, file photo, Stan Musial salutes the crowd prior to tossing out the first pitch for Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium. Photo by J.B Forbes,
2001: Sun shines bright on Cards, fans
MON 4/9/01-At the Cardinal's home opener Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium, Stan Musial rehearses the National Anthem by harmonica with St. Louis Symphony Queeny Pops Conductor Richard Hayman before playing to the crowd. photo by Laurie Skrivan/Post-Dispatch
2002: Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, NY --Hall of famer and former Cardinal Stan Musial takes a mock swing of the bat as he is introduced on stage before Ozzie Smith's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech Sunday at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y. on Sunday. Musial was among 46 past inductees to the Hall of Fame who showed up to help welcome Smith. Photo By David Carson-PD
2002: Jack Buck funeral
THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2002 - Stan Musial enters Busch Stadium for the memorial service of Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck Thursday. PHOTO BY ROBERT COHEN/PD
2003: Stan Musial first pitch
Stan Musial throws the ceremonial first pitch at the Frontier League All-Star game in Sauget in 2003. Musial threw one official pitch in his 22-year career with the Cardinals. (James A. Finley photo/Associated Press)
2004: Cardinals legends
October 5, 2004 - Former Cardinal greats Bob Gibson, Red Schoendienst and Stan "the Man" Musial trade hats before the start of Tuesday's division series playoff game against the Los Angelas Dodgers. Musial tossed out the first pitch. Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2004: World Series between Cardinals and Red Sox
OCTOBER 26, 2004 - Stan Musial shows his swing after tossing out the first pitch before the start of Tuesday's World Series game between the Cardinals and the Red Sox at Busch Stadium ROBERT COHEN/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2005 Musial turns 85
NOVEMBER 21, 2005 - Lengendary Cardinal outfielder Stan 'The Man' Musial celebrated his 85th birthday Monday with a gathering of relatives and friends at the Missouri Athletic Club West, 1777 Des Peres Road, in Town and Country. PHOTO BY ROBERT COHEN/PD
2005: Behind the scenes, legends come to visit
Cardinals Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Stan Musial visit outside the Redbirds locker room during a visit on May 24, 2005 before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Legendary Cardinal players often show up in the bowels of the ballpark, sometimes just to visit. Photo by Robert Cohen,
2005: Cardinals legends chat behind the scenes at Busch
MAY 24, 2005 - Cardinals hall of famers Bob Gibson and Stan Musial visit outside the Redbirds locker room during a visit in May before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Legendary Cardinal players often show up in the bowels of the ballpark, sometimes just to visit. PHOTO BY ROBERT COHEN/PD
2005: Musial with harmonica at Hall of Fame
Stan Musial gets his harmonica ready before singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2005. (Photo by Ezra Shaw)
2005: Stan 'The Man' Musial takes a swing at Busch II's last year
Stan 'The Man" Musial takes a swing as his wife of 66-years Lil sits in the golfcart before taking down the number for the countdown the following the bottom of the 5th inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Wednesday, September 14, 2005. Post-Dispatch photo.
2006: First pitch
Hall of Famer and former Cardinals slugger Stan Musial throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers on Oct. 27, 2006, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Laurie Skrivan | Post-Dispatch
2007: Cards Home Opener
In this April 1, 2007, file photo, Stan Musial watches as players parade in for the home opener. Photo by Chris Lee,
2007: Musial statue unveiled at Lester's
MONDAY 2 APRIL 2007 - Stan Musial, along with his wife Lil at right, celebrate the unveiling of his statue in front of Lester's Sports Bar and Grill in Ladue Monday evening. The statue was designed by artist Harry Weber and it will reside on the restaurant's patio. Lester's opens to the public April 9. Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
2007: Musial turns 87 with a birthday party at Beffa's
WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2007 - Stan 'The Man' Musial turned 87 Wednesday, with a birthday party alongside his grandson Brian Schwarze at Beffa's restaurant in downtown St. Louis. Musial was joined by his close friends for the party. See video of Musial's birthday party at
stltoday.com/multimedia. Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
2007: Stan and Lil Musial await statue unveiling
MONDAY 2 APRIL 2007 - Stan and Lil Musial, married for 61 years, enjoy each other's company behind the scenes before the unveiling of Musial's statue at Lester's Sports Bar and Grill in Ladue. Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
2010: Cardinals opening day in St. Louis
Former Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog, second from right, was honored during pregame ceremonies on Opening Day at Busch Stadium on April 12, 2010. From left are Cardinals Hall of Famers Bob Gibson, Bruce Sutter, Lou Brock, Red Schoendienst, Ozzie Smith, Herzog and Stan Musial.
Robert Cohen, Post-Dispatch
2010: Cards legend Stan Musial's 90th Birthday
In this Nov. 19, 2010, photo, Donna Reed Laster (center), along with fellow staff from the Missouri Athletic Club West, present St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial a birthday cake during an early 90th birthday party for him in the Stan Musial Grill at Missouri Athletic Club West. Musial's grandson Brian Schwarze (left) cheers them on. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford,
2011: Barack Obama, Stan Musial, Bill Russell
President Barack Obama presents baseball hall of fame member, former St. Louis Cardinals great Stan "The Man" Musial a 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. At right is Boston Celtics basketball great Bill Russell, who also received a medal. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Pablo Martinez Monsivais
2011: Stan Musial receives presidential Medal of Freedom
TUESDAY, February 15, 2011 - St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial receives the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Huy Mach
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2011: Stan Musial's Medal of Freedom
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial and his grandson, Brian Schwarze, head to the White House on Feb. 15, 2011, to receive the Medal of Freedom. Photo by Huy Mach,
2012: Cardinals celebrate championship season
Cardinal great Stan Musial waves to fans as he and grandson Brian Schwarze ride into Busch Stadium before the Cardinals home opener against the Chicago Cubs Friday April 13, 2012 at Busch Stadium. Photo by Robert Cohen,
2012: Cardinals celebrate championship season
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny greets Stan Musial during player introductions before the Cardinals home opener against the Chicago Cubs Friday April 13, 2012 at Busch Stadium. Photo by Robert Cohen,
2012: Cardinals celebrate championship season
Cardinal great Stan Musial visits with Red Schoendienst and other hall of famers before the Cardinals home opener on April 13, 2012. (Photo by Robert Cohen /
2013: Reds Cardinals Baseball
Members of the Musial family unveil a logo on the outfield wall during a ceremony honoring former St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial before the start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds Monday, April 8, 2013, in St. Louis. Musial died January 19, 2013 at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
2013: Stan Musial's funeral
Family of Stan Musial lay a wreath at the foot of his statue at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Photo by Huy Mach,
1954: Wally Moon, Stan Musial and Tom Alston
May 2, 1954---Wally Moon, Stan Musial and Tom Alston of the St. Louis Cardinals. On this day, Stan Musial had three home runs in the first game of a double header against the New York Giants. Moon and Alston also homered in the first game, both had a single home run. In the second game, Musial had two home runs. Photo by William Dyviniak/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2009: Musial and Pujols
Cardinals hall of famer Stan Musial (left) and current first baseman Albert Pujols during a portrait session at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. Chris Lee
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