ST. LOUIS (AP) – Cardinals fans gave a standing ovation before Thursday night’s NLCS Game 4 to the greatest Cardinal of them all – Stan the Man.
Stan Musial, 91 and battling early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, waved to the crowd as he was driven around the warning track in a golf cart. He paused at the Giants dugout for a handshake from manager Bruce Bochy before stopping in front of the St. Louis dugout, where he shook hands with manager Mike Matheny.
Cardinals Hall of Famers such as Ozzie Smith, Bob Gibson and Lou Brock often appear in red jackets before postseason games.
Musial has long been part of that tradition but missed Game 3, prompting some concern about his health. But he appeared relatively robust during his brief appearance Thursday.
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