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KMOX Petition to Name New Mississippi Bridge in Stan Musial’s Honor

stan span KMOX Petition to Name New Mississippi Bridge in Stan Musials HonorThe new Mississippi River Bridge is still nameless, although much of Cardinal Nation agrees naming it after Stan Musial would be a great way to honor the beloved baseball player. READ MORE >

Do you think the bridge should be named after Stan Musial? Sign the petition below to share your comments with lawmakers.

Latest News:
McCaskill Endorses Stan Musial Bridge Idea
Missouri State Sens. John Lamping And Eric Schmitt Announce They Are Filing Legislation

NOTE: Petition totals and names are not updated in real time. Check back to see the latest.

Current Total Signatures: 4,764 (updated 1/30/13 at 3:30 PM)

Name City State Why Should Missouri and Illinois come together to name the new Mississippi River Bridge in Stan Musial’s honor?
Jeremy Benton IL
Chris Granite city IL Because he was a great guy and he should have the Mississippi River Bridge named after him….
Craig Saint Peters IL http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/kmox-petition-to-name-new-mississippi-bridge-in-stan-musials-honor/
Andrea St. Louis MO He is a legend and the ultimate role model for respect and achievement. Why the heck NOT?
Jessica St. Louis MO
Steve St. Louis MO Stan Musial represents all of the genuine qualities that you would/ should find within the St. Louis region.
Scott O’Fallon IL Stan is a staple in St. Louis Cardinal history. He deserves the historical recognition as a standing, immortal part of this great city!
Joseph Florissant MO
Colleen St. Louis MO He is a national hero for his behavior both on and off the field. He is someone that led by example, was kind to everyone, and will be greatly missed by millions, especially St. Louis Cardinal fans.
Mary Crestwood MO He was a beloved hero to this are. He gave so much more than he received. Why not honor his memory in this way.
Jim Edwardsville IL
Lily Saint Peters MO In a sense Stan was a bridge. He was a bridge between people and cultures. This would be a honor fit for a Man such as Stan.
BARBARA ST LOUIS MO Have the naming ceremony Busch Stadium on his Birthday Nov 21- he is #8 ESPN Best player of all time-& the world loves you like Mother Theresa!!!
Kevin St. Charles MO Stan eptimizes everything good in an athlete and a person. If we can name a highway after a “juicer” we should certainly be able to name a bridge after Stan the Man!
Linda Imperial MO
Jon Granite City IL Stan represented connections – father and son, white and black, integrity and the great American past-time. Only fitting for the bridge to serve as an icon of this. And correct me if I’m wrong, this bridge would link Brooklyn (IL) and St. Louis, correct? Much like the Brooklyn Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals will forever be linked by Stan the Man. After all, they were the ones to first give him the moniker “The Man.”
Daniel St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a pillar of the Midwest. He bridged the color gap in baseball by leading by example. This would be a lasting honor that would live on for generations and well deserved for Stan.
donald florissant MO
Kathi St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a beloved member of the community. He lived his life with integrity and grace. Naming the new bridge after him would honor his legacy of sportsmanship and honor.
Danya Belleville IL
Chris Manchester MO Stan is well deserving of this honor. He has been the perfect example of greatness and humility. It would be a shame not to continue to recognize this great baseball hero for generations to come. Naming the bridge after Stan would cause many generations of young people to ask about him and learn about the man that many say is the most under-rated baseball superstar of all time.
Carl ST louis MO something we all can agree is good.
chuck carbondale IL A man, who through his individual personal effort, achieved greatness.
Larry Chicago IL Stan Musial was a long-time and honorable representative of the St. Louis area and an undisputed legend of St. Louis sports. I think it is a fitting tribute to him and his memory to name the new Mississippi River bridge after him.
John St. Louis MO It’s a fitting tribute to a man who did so much for the game and touched so many people even after he hung up his glove. Better “Stan the Man” rather than some politician who no one will, or even wants to remember. It’s really just the right thing to do.
Derek St. Louis MO The why is quite clear. Stan is a storied icon in our city, perhaps the greatest icon. In addition, I find memorial bridges to have a special meaning. There are many nationally named bridges all over the US, but few are named after a local icon. I think naming the bridge in honor of Stand the Man would be special
Jesse Alton IL The bridge should be named after Stan Musial because who else represents St. Louis metro better then THE MAN.
David Manchester MO Stan is a veteran, a baseball legend and resident of St. Louis for over seventy years. I cannot think of anyone else more qualified for this honor than Stan the Man.
Matt Sedalia MO As a Cubs fan, Stan Musial represents all that is good with the game of baseball. I may wish the for the Cardinals to go 0-162 each year, but Stan The Man is a true beacon for the game. His name on such a prominent structure is more than appropriate.
Paul O’Fallon MO No brainer, no fiscal cliff, no spending cuts, nothing to argue about. Will finally get something done
Christopher Chester IL The Cardinals have fans on both sides of the river, and it would be a great way to honor a truly respectable sports legend. One who saw beyond the racial divides of his era and treated everyone with decency.
Carol Waterloo IL Besides being St. Louis’s most honored and loved sports figure, he was a good and decent man. Future generations should be reminded of his talant and character.
kevin wildwood MO Stan embodied everything good about our city and humanity. It would be a disservice to not give a little back to a man that gave so much to us.
Myron New Baden IL Because he is the last Great American Hero!!!! Enuf said
Ronald St.Louis MO Cause Stan was the Man.
Wade House Springs MO Stan Musial was far more than a ballplayer. He was a great human being that did just as much off the field as he did on it. By naming the bridge after Musial it would show how much this region appreciated the life of the greatest player to ever wear the birds on the bat. Whoever thought of this should be commended, it is an absolutely great idea that I am glad to put my signature on.
Colin Chicago IL The greatest Cardinal to ever walk the Earth. More so due to the kind, giving, and loving nature of this great man. His contributions to the St. Louis area and to baseball fans everywhere are incalculable. Regards, Colin Lane
todd highland IL
Travis Holts Summit MO
David Saint Louis MO Stan Musial is a St. Louis/southern IL icon, who is eminently worthy to have his name placed on this new bridge.
Dave Florissant MO Because he’s the man. A true St.Louis and MO hero.
Nicholas Saint Charles, MO MO I think it would give a landmark-like feel to the bridge and would be a source of pride for STL. Plus the name has a nice ring to it.
Linda Edardsville IL Because he was an ambassador for fairness and grace.
Janice Holts Summit MO
Mellesa St Louis MO
Ken Florissant MO The fact that Highway 70 was named after Mark McGuire, proves that St. Louis is no stranger to honoring our baseball greats. Stan was the greatest Cardinal on the field, a great man off the field and never clouded with steroids, DUIs, or any of what we’ve come to expect from athletes today. Not naming this bridge in Stan the Man’s honor is a disgrace to Cardinal Nation – who’s more deserving?
Jan St. Louis MO F
Chelsea Peoria IL
kevin st charles MO In this day and age of self serving athletes and celebraties we should all step back and take a look at a man who epitomized self sacrafice for a greater community
Joseph Saint Louis MO He was one of the greatest ball players ever. As Willie Mays said, he never heard anyone say a bad word about Stan, ever. He was loyal to the St. Louis fans his entire life. Now we can be loyal to Stan and get this done.
Jeremy Clayton MO Greatest Cardinal & St. Louis Sportsman ever. Man of great character with tremendous honesty & integrity who exemplifies the Midwestern values that we should value.
Josh schaumburg IL
Kelly Saint Louis MO There doesn’t need to be an answer, it’s self explanatory.
Shawn Saint Louis MO Because it would not only honor Stan’s legacy and career, it would honor the history of the Saint Louis area.
KEVIN BRANSON MO HE IS THE MOST DESERVING.
Charles St. Louis MO We should commemorate people who were good people consistently in all situations. Politicians are great when people are watching but then we always seem to hear otherwise when the cameras are off. All stories about Stan repeat themselves. He’s a great person…, end of story. Summary: We won’t regret it later.
Bob St Louis MO Stan was good to everyone he met and welcomed all to St Louis
Andrew Ballwin MO
Suzanne Bartelso IL Can’t think of a more fitting person for this. Stan’s the best!!
SHEREE BRANSON MO
David St. Louis, MO MO If anyone deserves to be memorialized in this way, it is Stan Musial, based not only on his baseball greatness but because of the quality of his character and the impact he had on this city.
Richard St Louis MO Stan’s memory transcends cities, states, rivers, and time.
Paul Florissant MO
Kris Swansea IL Stan was a great ball player, but he was an even better human being. He didnt have scandals, was a womanizer or a boozer, and he helped integrate baseball by treating minority ball players as equals! He even asked for a pay cut when he felt he didnt deserve all that was owed to him contractually because he felthe didnt deserve it. Class act!!!!
JENNIFER ROGERSVILLE MO
Mary St. Louis MO Naming the bridge in Stan Musial’s honor will celebrate a great St. Louis athlete and a wonderful man, who should be a role model for children and adults alike. Mr. Musial was “Mr. St. Louis” and an asset to our city.
Roger Kirksville MO Both Missouri and Illinois residents in the St. Louis metropolitan area agree that Stan Musial has been one of the most significant and positive representatives of our region during the past century, and he deserves an enduring, public honor of this calibre.
Ken Chesterfield MO No finer person personally and in sports!
Dan Ballwin MO Man of character which certainly trumps any politician or other local dignitary in either state. Yes we have a good rivalry with the cubs but they are 5 hours away and most IL folks around here are Cards fans.
Janet St. Louis MO Stan was not only an outstanding athlete, but a man of high moral standards and integrity, loved and respected by fans on both sides of the Mississippi River.
Jennifer High Ridge MO
Pete Perryville MO
Teresa Nokomis IL He was a good man that set high standards & lived up to them.
Barbara Dorsey IL Why not? Stan was a great man and a good example of a gentleman!
Maria Florissant MO What a fitting, permanent tribute for Stan Musial. He was an honorable and respected man in all aspects of his life. The new bridge should be named in his honor.
Thomas Dardenne Prairie MO He was a baseball hero, and a true American.
Jeff Saint Charles MO Stan Musial represents the best of the region: kindness, respect, hard work, and gentleness.
Peggy Crystal City MO Stan Musial was a good and decent man, he was a phenomenal baseball player, he brought enjoyment and happiness to Cardinal fans and others who weren’t all that involved in baseball. He didn’t carry a bunch of baggage that brought reproach on the game of baseball or on St. Louis or the Cardinals. I can’t think of anyone whose name would be a better choice for the name of this new bridge. Please don’t use my name on air or on the website. Thank you.
Dan Overland MO Greatest baseball player in the Missouri and Illinois area!
Annie Saint Louis MO I think it’s telling that it’s said that a Stan Musial autographed baseball is so common that it doesn’t hold much monetary value. Personally, I can’t think of an autograph I’d value more. Stan was the embodiment of kindness and grace, of loyalty and quiet humility. My dad has always told me ‘you get what you give’, and it’s amazing how well that applies to Stan the Man. Stan gave his all to the game and us fans, which is why we in Cardinal Nation love him so unabashedly. Cardinal Nation extends far beyond the borders of St. Louis and Missouri, and the love for Stan the Man does as well.
Josephine Ballwin MO the best MAN OF ST LOUIS AND ILL. HE HAS A CLEAN RECORD PLAYED FOR THE CARDINALS
Debbie St. Louis MO Stan Musial exemplified the best traits that we hope St. Louis and the Midwest represents to the rest of the nation. He had dignity, grace, humility, loyalty and approachability.
Dan Chesterfield MO
MaryElizabeth Florissant MO Stan played his entire career in one city. After his playing days were over he stayed in St Louis and owned businesses, raised a family and always served as an Ambassador of sorts for region. Naming the bridge, “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” would be a wonderful and fitting tribute to Baseball’s Perfect in Knight.
dennis ballwin MO
Tina St Louis MO He was a great representation of our combined communities. He had integrity, love for the area and showcased what is good about our area. This will be a legacy for generations to come after ours. They will want to look up who he is and how good of a man he was. We need the legacy to continue for the next generations.
Pat Belleville IL
Jeff St. Louis MO Stan was a true ambassador for St. Louis, and what a nice way to honor his memory.
Natasha Saint Charles MO Stan is a local and national icon. Not only was he a great athlete but he was a kindhearted and generous man. He deserves this honor.
Chase St. Louis MO Its time the representatives of Cardinal Nation (on both sides of the river) give Stan the respect he deserves. He was a Philanthropist, Freedom Medal Recipient, Role Model, Baseball Player, and Excellent Human Being. Do the right thing! Name the bridge the “Stan the Man Span.”
Rabeccah Bellville IL He brought our nation together through baseball, why not 2 states?
cindy desoto MO
Steve Glendale MO Stan has been such a great ambassador for the Cardinals, the sport of baseball, and the city of St. Louis. He is timeless and his reputation is spotless. Plus, everybody knows of him.
Mary St Louis MO
Joan Manchester MO Because his is ‘the man'; a man of true honor; so rare; he may be the last. He needs to be remembered for future generations, so when someone asks, who was Stan Musial, we can explain that ‘there was a time when greatness and gentleness, together, actually lived’.
Alan Arnold MO Stan has brought more honor to this region than anyone else, including politicians and other celebrities. We owe it to his memory
ron fenton MO What better way to honor him, and the city that he played in . Many of fans have used that bridge to get to his games too so why not
Anita Fenton MO He was a great, honest, and giving person. Both Missourians And Illinoisans should be proud to have that bridge named after Mr Musial!
Jeff St. Louis MO
Alan Arnold MO He has been my favorite celebrity ever in this area. He was friendly and cared about all fans and non fans, black or white. Just a great man.
Lisa St. Ann MO
Stephanie St. Louis MO
Matt Manchester MO Stan Musial is the consummate representative of the City of St. Louis and Cardinal Nation. His iconic status pre-dates even the construction of the Gateway Arch.
deb st.louis MO Because Stan The Man Musial was St.Louis
Michael Maplewood MO We need to establish ways to ensure that Stan’s legacy lives on well beyond his lifetime. I hope that generations after us cherish “The Man” as much as we do. Naming another piece of St. Louis “scenery” in his honor will work to do just that.
janet fredericktown MO i think the bridge should be named after stan, not only was he one of the greatest ball players but also a great humanaterian
JEANNE FLORISSANT MO What a great way to honor this ambassador to our city. You don’t have to be a Cardinal fan to realize what a contribution he made to the city and the country!
robert st. louis MO to give honor to a near-perfect sportsman and human being.
Diana Florissant MO Stan is non-political (neutral) and the bridge will “bridge” IL and MO together as there are loyal fans from both states which would further seal this bridge. Stan Musial exemplified a man of great humility as well as had love and respect for his fellow man.
Matt St. Louis MO Stan stood for just about everything that is right for the city and the midwest.
Leslie Washington MO
alan glen carbon IL With the Arch in background, it would show how Illinois & Mizzouri are together in the love of good people and good sports!
Scott Hermann MO If McGwire has a highway, Musial certainly deserves a bridge!
Elizabeth St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a great baseball player and a true gentleman. Naming the new Mississippi River bridge in his honor would be a great testament to what he meant to the region and nation for more than 70 years.
Javier Saint Louis MO
Paul St. Louis MO
Terry St. Charles MO It would be a fitting tribute to a true asset for not only St. Louis but for metro area as well as the states of Missouri and Illinois. He was a true Christian gentleman and an ambassador for what is right in society.
Jack Saint Louis, Missouri MO Stan the man was honored and appreciated by everyone in our community and people around the world. While a lot of times these bridges are named after politicians, I believe that Stan had a much bigger impact on our area than any politician ever has.
Adam Valley Park MO
Cassy Bridgeton MO
Tom st louis MO
Angela troy IL Stan Musial is a local hero, a picture of a good, honorable man that kids and adults alike can strive to be like. He deserves a piece of history in his name! Especially more than a politician!
John Maplewood MO What better way to honor a true athlete who clearly understood that his job was not finished once he left the field.
James St. Louis MO A true hero to the area. McGwire wasnt long enough into retirement and he turned out to be a bad idol. But Stan stood the test of time.. IT BETTER BE NAMED AFTER HIM!
Dawn Florissant MO
Fred Maryland Heights MO Stan is a role model we all would do well to emulate. There is no more fitting a tribute to honor his memory,for not only St. Louis, but the nation as a whole.
Austin Chesterfield MO
Victoria Chesterfield MO
Ron Saint Louis MO Stan Musial certainly embodies the best of what we would have the City of Saint Louis represent, – the Cardinals, sports, an elevated human condition. However, I for one have become disenchanted with the politics of naming streets, highways, bridges after individuals. I would opt for memorializing the history of the Saint Louis area in keeping with the world class Gateway Memorial Arch and the historic role of this area. Say the “New Frontier Bridge”. Thanks for asking.
Bill Lake St. Louis MO
Ricky Vandalia IL The new Mississppi Bridge should be named after Stan “The Man” Musial. There is no Icon in St. Louis that represents the City as big as him. Not only is he the face of Cardinal Baseball. He represents everything a person should be. He was loved by all . He respected all on the field and off the field of play. He was down to earth and was larger than life at the same time. He loved this country and served this country during time of war! He the perfect ambassador to represent the City of St. Louis and he should be named after this bridge!
David Eureka MO
John Wildwood MO
Erik Manhattan KS Absolutely….look what he did for St. Louis!! How can you name part of a Highway for Mark McGwire (and later have to retract it) and not name something for The Man!!
Anthony St. Louis MO Why not?
Jennifer Nashville IL Missouri and Illinois should come together more often to accomplish MANY things.
Brad Chesterfield MO Stan Musial is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Since he played decades ago he missed out on making the hundreds of millions of dollars that a player of his caliber would make today. As such, what could be a better tribute than lending his name to a bridge that costs as much to build as he would have made playing baseball today?
Jeri Staunton IL
Michael Saint Louis MO “Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here stands baseball’s perfect knight.” That says it all…..I would go one further and have a very visible number “6” somewhere in the superstructure of the bridge.
Jeffrey St. Louis MO
Sue Saint Louis MO Stan, over the years brought good times and great memories to the people of Missouri and Illinois. He was a person well known and liked in both states.
Jessica Jacksonville IL Stan Musial was not only one of the greatest Cardinals to ever live but he was also a great human being. “Baseball’s Perfect Knight” He should be memorialized in one way or another for all of the wonderful things he did in his lifetime for the people of St. Louis.
Donnie Columbia MO
Marla St. Louis MO Stan the Man was a great uniter of people…fitting to name a bridge that unites two states after him!
Karen O’Fallon IL Stan represents the best in community spirit through his sportsmanship and his love his adopted home in the St. Louis area.
Michael Saint Louis MO To welcome all travelers into the Home of Cardinal Nation, and to be greeted w/ the Memoral of the Greatest player of all times would be an honor to “The Man” !!!
Jim Creve Coeur MO He represents the best of human behavior of the professional athlete, and should be kept in mind as a role model for all who knew of his life.
Rich St. Louis MO Stan Musial is an undeniable St. Louis Hero. Stan enbodies all that is good. High character, integrity and honestly.
James St Louis MO Why Not?
Dan St. Charles MO
Bob St. Charles MO
Keith Dodge City KS Stan has spanned many decades in St. Louis and it would be a nice tribute to name a bridge that spans the Mississippi River. He was loved by all the fans in MO, IL and beyond.
Denise St. Charles MO
Joan St Charles MO
James St. Louis MO
Sue Webster Groves MO Personified the very best in this city.
Laura St. Louis MO Stan Musial did so much for this area and brought many people across the river into the state of Missouri. He introduced people from all over the country to the Baseball Cardinals. May he forever live in our hearts and with the Cardinals Nation.
Barbara Chesterfield MO Stan deserves this honor more than anyone else I can think of.
Mike St Louis MO
mark orange TX i THINK IT SHOULD BE BECAUSE HE IS THE MOST POPULAR ICON OF ALL TIME FOR ST LOUIS. His name stands for pure professionalism and for that his name should appear as the bridges’ name forever.
Erin Wildwood MO
Linda Saint Charles MO Stan was a person who did not see rich/poor, black/white, Missouri/Illinois … everyone was just a potential friend and we all were fans. What better than a bridge that brings us together.
Cale Edwardsville IL
Mark Alton IL Because it would be fitting, something that is lasting, and would honor the man.
Sheila Fenton MO Because Stan is a true American and he is the Best example for our Society to remember. He was kind and Loving. Even when he had bad days, he didn’t pass it onto others, He always smiled at the world and what it had to offer.
Russ Evansville IN
Emily Alton IL Because it would be fitting, something that is lasting, and would honor the man.
KEN SHELBYVILLE IL
Jim Eureka MO He gave Illinois something to cheer about other than the Cubs. All kidding aside – The many stories of his performance on and off-field illustrate honesty, integrity, kindness, patience, commitment and industry resulting in success. Possessing and demonstrating all of those traits in such a public fashion for a lifetime surely singles him out to be worthy of the honor. Plus, he is my mom’s favorite Cardinal.
Matthew Saint Louis MO
joyce Clayton MO Musial, better than anyone else, symbolizes the midwestern valuies that people on both sides of the river have long respected – be they Democrats or Republicans. What better uniter could we find to name this Cardinal Country bridge for than Stan the Man.?
Phil Collinsville IL Because Stan was such a gentleman, a great ambassador of decency and a shining example of what a human being could and should be. Oh and then there’s that baseballl thing!
David Saint Louis MO In the words of Bernie Miklasz: “Musial was the last great American sports hero.”
Eric St. Louis MO
Tim Oakville MO Can’t think of a better representative from ST Louis for ST Louis and it would be eay to refer to the bridge as the SMB.
Larry Foley MO Greatest ballplayer in the history of baseball…fans on both sides of the river and around the country…call the bridge “Stan The Man” bridge. Too cool.
Mimi Belleville IL The bridge should be named for someone who represents the very best of the people in the Midwest. Stan was a kind, gentle man who always made time for others. He gave willingly of his time and made others feel better because of his presence. It would be an honor for the area to have the bridge named for such an individual.
Jim Kirkwood MO They should name the bridge in his honor because he was a class act on and off the field. He meant so much to our communities.
stephen st. charles MO
Stan Madison AL
JOE STAUNTON IL BEST BALLPLAYER, AND HUMAN, HE DOES A LOT FOR THE WORLD!!! ONE GREAT MAN!!
Andrew St. Louis MO
Pat Dardenne Prairie MO Simple reason. Stan served as a model ambassador for the region throughout his lifetime.
Robyn St. Louis MO What better way to honor such a great man? He was a St. Louis institution! Medal of Freedom recipient!
Greg Swansea IL Whether your from Missouri or Illinois it makes no difference because we share something much greater, we are Cardinal Nation. There is no way to repay Stan for all that he has done on and off the filed. This is a very good start. Lets send a stong meesage to Washington D.C. that Missouri and Illinois can work together to accomplish a great thing.
Thomas Forest Hills NY I can’t think of anyone we have in common who deserves it more. I would dearly love to be able to come back to my home town by driving over the Musial Bridge.
Ken Erlanger KY Stan the Man was not only a great baseball player but a great humanitarian as well. We need a solid permanent structure with his name on it so everyone going over the bridge will be reminded what a great person he was.
John Ballwin MO The bridge should be called the Musial Brdige because Stan Musial represented the area so well for so many years. There also would be no danger of naming the bridges after some thug Politician or other Sports figure thay may end up in jail or on drugs.
George Naperville IL
Christopher Wauconda IL Stan embodied everything everyone of us should want be. If we were all just 1/2 the person Stan was, our society would be significantly better as a result.
Matthew Taylorville IL He was the perfect bridge between skill and humility.
Sherry House Springs MO Stan was “The Man”. He is not only associated with greatest game on earth, he is so much more than that. His presence was exhilarating and electrifying. Whenever you would see him on the streets in the community genuinely doing what he could to always help someone or brighten someone’s day. He was a true giver of himself. He gave 120% in all he did. What an honor it would be and fitting to name the bridge after Mr. Musial…as he was the “bridge over troubled waters” for so many on and off the baseball field. He was the light that shined in the darkness. Thank you so much for your consideration. Blessings to you in Jesus’ name!
William O Fallon MO It would be a fitting tribute for Stan!!
Brian Saint Louis MO
Gary Collinsville IL
Richard Alhambra IL Because Stan Musial was a great American and I am sure much more honest and honorable than any politician.
Mark Saint Louis MO Because it’s the right thing to do.
Larry St. Louis MO Stan welcomed players of color as they crossed the bridge into MLB.
Melissa Ballwin MO He was a great st. louis legend and deserves the honor.
jane Collonsville IL I became a Cardinal fan because of Stan Musial. He was one of the greatest players of all time as well as a wonderfully kind, generous, and respected human being. Having played in the midwest, he never received the recognition he deserved. He finally received the Medal Of Honor. He brought so many people together in this region (now called “the Cardinal Nation”), it is not only appropriate to name the bridge after him but it is THE RIGHT THING TO DO!
Steven Florissant MO
Joan Saint Louis MO He is truly a hero. When I hear that no one has a negative thing to say about him I am in awe. He is someone we all can look up to, to emulate. He is a perfect example of how we should live out lives. Can you imagine a world full of Stans – !!!!!!!! That makes me smile. I could go on and on. I love what I read about Lil – When asked if Stan gave her flowers – she said he did but she didn’t need flowers – she said when he smiled at her she fell in love with him all over again. Beautiful!
Tyler Joliet IL No person in the history of St. Louis sports (or all of American sports) has better represented a community than Stan Musial. The bridge could be named after him on the basis of his character and actions in the community alone, without ever taking into account his performance on a baseball field.
Kyle Troy IL This is a no-brainer! Stan’s the man!
Dustin Hartford IL He was a great role model for STL and it would be a great way to honor him.
Richard Wentzville MO
Lynn Salem IL Stan Musial was a hero to generations of Cardinal fans on both sides of the river. He personifies the best of character traits in a public figure.
Diane ST. Louis MO
Doris Wentzville MO
Shaun Granite City IL Name the bridge after Stan the Man because he stayed in the area. For 75 years.
Steve Valley Park MO Why shouldn’t they is a better question.
Allen Belleville IL Stan Musial is one of the greatest humans in the history of St. Louis! His legacy is untarnished and unquestionably fitting for such an honor. He recieved the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and has touched the souls of many natives in the St. Louis / Metro East area. That is more than any individual politican of the area has done. Stan Musial is a legend, and his name should forever be attached to our new bridge.
Linda Cewsterfield MO He is the greatest person to even live and represent St. Louis in everyway.
Laura saint Charles MO He was a great legend in St. Louis history and to baseball. We should be very proud to honor Stan Musial and his career.
Elizabeth ST. Louis MO
Greg Saint Louis MO
Matthew Union MO
Benjamin Florissant MO
Gregory Culver City CA 1. This man brought people together; bridged many people to the city, both states, the region and the nation. 2. He represented greatness and goodness. 3. This good man’s name should live on forever.
Katie St. Louis MO Stan Musial is and always will be a Legend, roll model and one of the Greatest ball players of all times! You do not have to be a Cardinal Fan to admire his talent, his love for the game and all that he did for others. A bridge in his name would show his family, friends and forever fans the gratitude and love we have for him. A true Hero for many and an lasting Icon for all of Cardinal Nation!!!
Bill St. Louis MO
Virginia St Clair MO Stan Musial is a St Louis legend
Jeff Swansea IL
Christine Oswego IL Because Stan Musial was not only a great sportsman and spent a lifetime with the CARDINALS, but because he was the best in being a man, father and giver to his community !
Matt Fenton MO
Scott Portland OR He was much more than one of history’s greatest ballplayers. He was a humanitarian, unassuming and approachable, and an inspiration to several generations of Missourians, Illinoisans and people everywhere. His legacy spans the globe; surely it’s deserving to span the mighty Mississippi.
Don Ballwin MO Great Stan the Man, charity work, caring for others, know the family, all are super.
Klynn Belleville IL he is was a great man that did great things in st. louis.
terri maroa IL Because the Cardinals are a regional team, not just a St Louis team. A wonderful man who gave the region so many happy memories.
Nicole Florissant MO I think that the new bridge should be named in Stan Musial’s honor because he was a very significant St. Louisian and Cardinal. Even up until his passing he continually showed support of the St. Louis Cardinals. He truly is “Baseball’s Perfect Knight” and with St. Louis being such a big baseball town it is only fitting to have something named after him.
Pat Ballwin MO
Erik St. Louis MO because stan musial was a st. louis icon. And he embraced what st. louis is about.
Ron Centralia IL Wonderful person. He unites this whole region. Southern Illinois loves him.
Diane Clayton MO He was a man who was respected by people of both states and all political leanings.
Allison Chesterfield MO
Karl Fenton MO I think naming the new bridge in his honor is a wonderful idea. He did so much for baseball and St. Louis, but was so humble.
Heather Belleville IL To honor and show the type of people we love to be surrounded by in this area. Stan is the greatest Cardinal ever, and one of greatest people to ever live in this area.
Kelsey Barnhart MO Because he was a St. Louis sports icon that embodied the spirit of St. Louis.
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Chuck Eureka MO Tribute to a great American hero that is recognized not only by his adopted city of St. Louis but thoroughly respected by even the most avid Cubbies fan!
Lesa St. Louis MO Mr. Musial was an not only an icon for St. Louis, but for Baseball nation everywhere! He was a true legend and someone all coaches should want out of their players on & off the field. I support the Musial bridge.
Cheryl St. Louis MO this would be a wonderful and generous way of honoring a STL icon!
Donald Jerseyville IL He has done more for the bi-state area than any other organization or person. What better way to honor him than name the new bridge that will link these two states by the Interstates that go by Busch stadium and allowing fans, constituents and visitors to be constantly reminded of all he stood for each time they cross the Mississippi.
jason st peters MO its just plain and simple that he will be the best canidate for the naming of the bridge
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Ann St. Louis MO Because he was the man. Stan the Man
Jason Clinton IL Greatest Cardinal that ever wore the uniform and and even greater humanitarian. ‘Nuff said.
Ryan Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was an inspirational man and a true legend. Although Missouri and Illinois may be separated by a river, this bridge will bring the two together. Just as Musial brought everyone together, as one Cardinal Nation.
Ed St. Louis MO It is easier to say why shouldn’t we name the bridge after Stan the Man. I don’t have a reason not too, do you?
Norm Chesterfield MO For 24 years, people from Illinois and throughout the country came to Missouri, crossing the Mighty Mississippi, to watch baseball’s greatest warrior, baseball’s greatest knight.
Christopher Overland MO I am 25 years old. I am a post 9/11 U.S. Navy veteran. I never got to see Stan play, but my father and grandfather could sure talk up a storm about how great he was. Understanding the life that Stan had, I could only hope people have such a positive view about me when I grow old. I have the utmost respect for his time served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st class, during WWII. From being a first ballot hall of famer to his Presidential Medal of Freedom. Stan was the man. God Bless him and lets honor great men.
tammi o’fallon MO I think it’s only obvious. If you need to ask, then you know nothing about St. Louis.
Debbie Oakville MO The new Mississippi River Bridge should be named the Tan Musial Memorial Bridge to honor a beloved American who brought pride to the Metropolitan St. Louis area. In an age when many athletes are wrapped up in their own lives, Stan never had an ego. He lived his life as an example of a selfless man. While he may be gone, we must be sure his name and history lives on for generations to come.
RICK FLORISSANT MO WHO BETTER TO HONOR THAN A MAN WHO EMBODIED ALL OF THE VIRTUES THAT MANY OF US STILL HOLD HIGH, AND WHO NEVER HAD A HINT OF EVIL IN ANYTHING HE DID IN 72 YEARS IN OUR TOWN? WHO BETTER TO WELCOME VISITORS WHEN THEY ARRIVE AND BID THEM GODSPEED WHEN THEY MUST LEAVE? PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER PROBABLY FEEL THIS SAME WAY. CHICAGOANS PROBABLY DON’T CARE, NOR SHOULD THEY. WE DON’T CARE HOW THEY NAME THEIR BRIDGES. STAN WAS NATIONALLY RENOWNED AND UNIVERSALLY REVERED.
Jim Belleville IL He is what the St. Louis region is all about. A perfect person in all respects.
Jim St. Louis MO Because he is more deserving than any politician.
Joseph Hazelwood MO Stan did more for this community than any politician
Brass St. Louis MO St. Louis does a fantastic job in naming their roads and bridges after people that settled the area and created the foundation for our great city. It’s time to recognize someone that embodies the modern day St. Louis which we continue to build from. A city of thoughtful, honest and respectful people at our core who are passionate about things that matter to all.
mark st.peters MO yes it should be name after him
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Tracy St. Louis MO For everything he did for this city and for baseball as a whole, Stan deserves this honor!
Cheryl Union MO Mr. Musial treated all he encountered with grace and respect regardless of their race, age, gender, or ability. I am so proud and humbled to have seen him play and live as a member of Cardinal Nation. What better way to honor a man who built bridges between people throughout his life?
Laurie O fallon MO Aside from being a great baseball player, Stan was a great American, a true patriot, and a genuinely nice guy. He is a great example of a role model, something we are sorely lacking in today’s society. I think it would be a great way to honor his life & legacy.
Susan St. Louis MO It is sooooo the right thing to do. If anything is a “no-brainer” – this is it!
Lucy St.Louis Mo. 63129 MO Who else? There is no one who deserves it more. His life was one to be honored. He is one man who won’t embarrass anyone.
Judy Chesterfield MO He reached out to everyone regardless of race, age, or political affiliation and was admired by hundreds of thousands of people everywhere.
Jerry Marissa IL Would be the right thing to do
Frederick Brentwood MO Yes, he is an outstanding example for folks in both Missouri and Illinois.
Mark Eureka MO The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. Once every so often, the name fits. This is the case here. Boston fittingly has the Ted Williams Tunnel, and St. Louis must have The Musial Memorial Bridge. To the naysayers, Mr. Musual is much more than just a ballplayer. Stan “The Man” transcended baseball/sport. He fought for our country, our freedom, and for our town [on a baseball diamond]. He and his family made a permanent home here. He devoted his time, talent, and treasure to improving our community and its inhabitants. He brought us ALL together and treated ALL with dignity and honor. A blue collar, hard working, humble, approachable renaissance-man. “The Man”. The Cardinals are the heart and soul of the St. Louis region and the single greatest tie that binds former residents to the area. Why not acknowledge the importance of the relationship fostered between the Cardinals, thanks to Stan and other founding fathers of “the Cardinal way”, and the regions’ residents? Generations from now, residents/vistiors/travelers/and guests can point to the bridge and tell their kids “that bridge is named after the greatest Cardinal of all-time, Stan “the Man” Musial”. I doubt the stories stop there. What a fitting way to connect the past to the present and honor “The Man” that brought us all together and always will.
Rhonda Belleville IL The correct question would be to the lawmakers, why shouldn’t this bridge be named after a legend like Stan the Man?
michele nixa MO It would carry on his legacy for generations, then you should move his statue to greet the folks crossing the bridge, or put it in the middle so both sides could see him. Like the statue in bunker hill Illinois.
Philip Glen Carbon IL Although Stan did not play in big market cities like New York, Boston, or Brooklyn, his style of play and goodwill transcended St. Louis and spread across the United States. Before the advent of the Internet or the 24-hour sports network, sports news spread by word of mouth, like the advent of his nickname “Here comes that man again.” In honor of all that Stan has done for baseball in St. Louis, and across the country, it only makes sense for the new bridge to bear his name.
Lauren Springfield IL Everyone who crosses that bridge should try to live the life that Stan did.
Maurice Columbia MO He represents what is best about the Cardinals, the City of St. Louis, and the Country as a whole.
Charles OFallon IL Stan Musial was a great guy but I hardly think playing a game for a living is important enough to name a bridge after him. How about Lincoln/Truman bridge, or Mark Twain ( that’s even nautical) or Sam Clemons bridge.
Keith Florissant MO Stan gave to our city. Now it’s time to show our appreciation and honor this great sports hero.
Dan St. Louis MO I can give you an example: when Stan died over the weekend, Murphy’s Bleachers in Chicago paid tribute to him…right in the heart of Cubs Nation. If any person could have brought together two of the biggest rivals in sports history, and even deeper than that, rivals in personal humanity…it was Stan Musial.
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Scott Edwardsville IL Why name it after a IL politician who may go to jail? Or a Missouri politician. These people ain’t heroes! They are elected officials. Hell I know about 4000 soldiers that were in Iraq it could be named after. Stan the Man! Hell yes!
Jason Seattle WA Because he is the MAN!
Mel Ofallon MO Because other being a great ball player he was just a great human being.
Greta Calvert City KY He’s a genuine treasure to both states as well as a Hall of Fame player and a national treasure. Stan IS part of the Legend of St Louis and the Cardinals, and people on both sides of the River admired and held him up as The Man.
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Charles Troy MO Stan Musial was an iconic baseball player. He had a ton of fans from both sides of the river. People from Illinois are going to use that bridge to cross the river to watch Cardinal games and look at the statue of Stan the Man.
Terri Florissant MO He is a St. Louis area treasure. Cardinal fans from both sides of the river enjoyed his time on the field.
bob st louis MO What name suits it better?
Janice Breese IL I can think of no one other than Stan to name the bridge after because he epitomizes everything that is good & inspiring.
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Kathi Glen carbon IL Absolutely!
Cindy Maryland Heights MO Stan Name on the the bridge would repsent how strong of a player he was and how strong the STL cardinals fans are too.
Rachel Columbia MO
Eric St. Louis MO The St. Louis Cardinals belong to the Bi-State region. Stan was a hero on both sides of the river.
Debra Edwardsville IL
Karen Millstadt IL Only three words………”Stan’s the Man”!
Ron Danville IL He was an icon to all baseball fans. He played on the team that was the farthest west during his playing career. I believe his nickanme was actually given to him by New York Giant fans. I grew up listening to him on the radio with Gabby Street and Harry Carey. He has been the only super hero in my life.
Heather St. Charles MO Baseball has brought both sides of the river together with a common goal…to enjoy a good time! Stan Musial was a big part of St. Louis Baseball since I can remember. It seems fitting that the bridge between IL and MO be named after the man who played a part in bringing the two states together to share in a love of America’s favorite past time…
Donald Wildwood MO Stan was one of the last pure, true sports heroes we may ever see. Played his entire stint with one team and stayed in and supported that city for the rest of his life. Stan was someone we could all look up to… not like the politicians after whom buildings and bridges are so often named.
Rusty Granite City IL Legend to the community.
Michael Valley Park MO Stan The Man, was such a big part of saint louis history this would make a great Monument of such a great guy
angelita st. louis MO He was a true example of how a human being should live. It will be great to show how a “connection” of people can be made. It will keep his spirit alive forever.
Michael Overland MO Because I said so and I vote your butt in, so do it,
Gregory Denton TX Because the iconic baseball player transcended rivalries and players. As great a player as he was, Musial was a great man. The renaming of the bridge in his honor will add prestige to it.
jon Dallas TX Because Stan Musial is a positive…he was a great baseball player, and an even better man…the city of St. Louis should honor (arguably) the best player EVER to wear a Cardinals uniform.
Dennis Sparta IL Stan Musial did an extreme amout of good for the St. Louis area. It would be much more fitting to be named after him than some politician.
Shannon Ballwin MO He was a respected, honorable man who worked hard and gave back to our community for decades.
Mary Edwardsville IL Stan Musial was one of a kind. Great ball player, great and generous man. He treated everyone like he would want to be treated. He is someone to look up too and I think it would be right and fitting to name the bridge after a St. Louis hero.
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Andrew St. Louis MO Because he is a St. Louis icon that did great things on and off the field… And STL Baseball kicks ass
Robert St. Louis MO Because it is the right thing to do.
melvin manchester MO the bridge is worth of his name
Cynthia Eldorado IL What better way to memorialize such an idol.
Steven St. Louis MO He deserves it.
Jolene Sainte Genevieve MO This is Cardinal Country….it’s only fitting we honor one of our greats…
DAn Wheaton IL He was a true hero and both Missourians and Illinoians loved watching him play and following him on radio broadcasts. He is a sports hero who set a very good example for young athletes, as opposed to those more recent “heros” who have let us down with poor behaviors and the use of drugs.
Ronald Lake Saint Louis MO An honorable man deserves this honor and yes Stan Musial was an honorable man.
Mary Jane Ewing IL Fans in both states know that Stan was the best at what he did. We’re all fans of Stan the Man.
Meg St. Louis MO Because he was an amazing man. Grounded, generous, and goal oriented.
Jewel St. Louis MO Stan Musial was the greatest, kindest, humblest man I’ve ever met. There are not enough words to add superlatives to that could describe his heart. When I was in Hotel Administration out near Lambert, Stan was invited to speak to our employees and their families. He brought and autographed baseballs for everyone in attendance because he knew how much it would mean to us, especially the children. No one asked him to do this; he just did it! Naming the bridge after him would be the best decision any of us could make! Thank you.
Linda Springfield IL There has never been a better ambassador for Missouri or baseball. And Illinois was a fortunate neighbor to that good will. Let Stan Musial and his good name live on forever.
Kathleen Union MO Stan Musial was an American icon and was a an ever-faithful supporter of the great State of Missouri.
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Cindy Ellisville MO Stan Musial was not only one of the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball field, he was also a man of tremendous character. In the days since his passing, story after story has been told that speaks of a dedicated man of faith who loved his family, treated everyone who crossed his path with respect, gave selflessly to the community and represented the St. Louis Cardinals in a way that honored the franchise.
Brad Marion IL Stan the Man. 22 seasons, career .331 average, played/managed in 24 all star games. NO BRAINER!!!
Allen Saint Louis City MO Stan embodied what every person ought to desire to be. He might be the best role model possible and naming a bridge after him is one of the many ways that we should remember, honor, and pass along his legacy.
Lesley Greenville IL He is an institution in these parts and an inspiration to people from all walks of life. Who better to name a bridge after?
michael athens IL Stan was an icon for all that was really right with baseball. No PED’s, no bet’s (although his last hit in the majors was against the Reds and a rookie named Pete Rose retrieved and handed Stan the ball that he hit) and no funny business. He was one of a kind….and so, should be the name of the bridge.
Chris Collinsville IL Because its the right thing to do and its the least we can do to honor a great human being whose influence spans generations.
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DORIS QUINCY IL STAN MUSIAL IS AN EXEMPLARY WELL-KNOWN AND LOVED PERSONALITY who represents what we would all be proud of in the name of the bi-state area. So many people from Illinois as well as Missouri would be hard-pressed to find fault with this gentleman/sportsman/citizen!
Joe Wildwood MO Because just as Stan brought fans together to watch great baseball, the region could use more unifying themes. Politicians more often than not think more of themselves than their constituents.
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Michael St. Louis MO Stan Musial transcended any one team or even the sport he played. He was a model not just of greatness but of generosity and love of country. Naming the bridge after him would not only be a fitting tribute to a man who spent his life enriching the lives of those who live in this region, but — as Interstate 70 binds our country together — exemplified the best our nation has to offer.
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Garrett Saint Charles MO Stan Musial is the heart and soul of the city of Saint Louis. He is a perfect example of the American Dream. A loyal, honest and genuine human being.
Daniel Russellville AR No matter the differences, one thing everyone could come together on: Stan Musial was The Man. If that’s not bridging gaps, I don’t know what is.
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Brian Waterloo IL He was the leading ambassador for the entire region for SEVEN decades. No one is an universally loved as Stan. It’s the least we can do to remember him.
Lindsay Naperville IL Stan Musial did so much for the game of baseball and the city of St. Louis. Just like a bridge, he was a strong person on and off the field and delivered people to a sense of greatness. Stan the man should forever connect two states just as he connected us to America’s past time.
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Scott Chesterfield MO As baseball is to St. Louis, Stan Musial was to baseball history in entirety. St. Louis is known to be “baseball heaven”…let the bridge be named in memoriam of a hero that reflects how much St. Louis is to baseball as he was.
Lauren Steeleville IL Stan the Man welcomed people to St. Louis for years – seems fitting that a bridge named for him would do the same!
Christian Belleville IL For everything that Stan did to enhance and honor this region, I can think of no better honor than having his name grace a construct that is designed to bring both sides of the river together.
Sharon st charles MO Stan the Man embodies the qualities of St Louis
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Sarah Saint Louis MO He is one of the most honorable people in the history of this city.
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Chris bartlett IL Mr. Musial was a great ambassador for the St. Louis Cardinals and for Major League Baseball. But this is only a small, small part of what made him a man worthy of such an honor. He used the clout that being a Hall of Fame athlete gave him, and he used it to make people’s lives better — especially those of children. If that does not make one worthy of having a bridge named in their honor, then I don’t know what does.
Eric Quincy IL With Stan Musial being the most popular and greatest athlete to Play in St. Louis, I think that it is just one way the city of St. Louis can give appreciation to The Man!
Mary Ann Sparta IL Naming the bridge the “Stan Musial Bridge” would make the St. Louis area very proud rather than having some politicians name on it.
Carol Belleville IL
Nicholas Corbin KY In a time when Professional Sports plays so much in our media hyped social lives, why not? Especially putting a positive role model that embodied so many good attributes that lack in the professional field currently today. Whaadoya Say, Whaadoya Say, Whaadoya Say?
Wendy Arnold MO Stan the Man Musial was not just a great Cardinal player, He was a great human being no matter where he went. People all over the country are mourning him right now. Yes, he belongs to Cardinal Nation but he also belongs to the country. This man was and will always be the heart and soul of St. LOuis.
Karen Maplewood MO Because it is the right thing to do. Stan did so much for the Cardinals and the St. Louis area. We need to honor him.
marilyn mansfield TX he was a true American hero.
Michelle Oakwood GA because of who he was, since he cared about everyone and was nice to everyone, even served in the army during world war 2
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Brandon Smithton IL Who else deserves it?
Geoff St. Charles MO What a great way to remember Stan Musial’s amazing life/career/story. I believe it should be easy for MO and IL to come together because many people from both states are Cardinals fans and all baseball fans are Stan The Man Fans.
Gary Florissant MO It would be fitting for someone who brought fans together from both sides of the river.
Pamela Clay City LA He lived the kind of life that deserves recognition!!!! Why not? How many true-life heroes do we have that can be described like this: without scandal, without bias, without regrets???
Bob St. Louis MO It will be a lasting tribute to a man who was a long time goodwill ambassador for the entire St. Louis region. Let’s do something for a change that everyone on both sides of the river can agree upon!
Mary Jo St. Louis MO
stan & barb defiance MO Stan Musial was a man of integrity, generosity, humility, moral values, and sense of humor. In addition to his qualities, he could play the harmonica! He was a bright star for the city of St. Louis. He was the kind of hero we all want for our children to imitate.
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MONancy St. Louis MO Honorable man who excelled in the favorite sport in the area.
Jacob St. Peters MO He embodies the spirit of baseball and is the image of a role model.
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Kenneth Des Peres MO Stan always believed that people should get along with each other.
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Tim Saint Peters MO I think we should name the new Mississippi River Bridge in Stan Musial’s honor because he dedicated his entire life to St. Louis and our country. He was a gentleman, a role model, a hero, and now he is a legend. He will live on in our stories, in our memories, and in our hearts. I bet you couldn’t find one person in the world that has a bad thing to say about Stan Musial. The reason why is because he always did the right thing when no one was looking. He was always looking out for his teammates, his fans, and his family. God Bless Stan Musial!
Jane Virden IL Why not. He was a great man, much beloved by all cardinal fans. A real gentleman on the field and off. It would be a happy thing to name the bridge after him.
tim Columbia IL because Stan the Man never was one to ask for recognition on any of his many achievements, and this would be a great way to recognize one of our cities great trademark civilians. What a way to honor the man, the legend. R E S P E C T. “Traffic is moving just fine today on the Musial Bridge.”
Jean St. Louis MD for the total content of his life he brought honor to our area. I would be proud to have a memorial to hime in the area. The bridge is indeed a fitting memorial. Jean Forson
Michael Barnhart MO Stan Musial is an icon. A man that set the example for what a single person can achieve. He accomplished so much.
Robert St Louis MO He’s the man
Andrew St. Louis MO An honorable man in a world with diminishing honor. He should be recognized in a very profound and lasting manner.
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Becky Roeland Park KS Stan Musial was and always will be Cardinal baseball. Growing up in St. Louis, I had multiple autographs from Stan that he offered up to me whenever I saw him in public. Truly a great guy and an amazing baseball player.
Milton Belleville IL Stan is the most famous person who personifies St. Louis. It certainly shouldn’t be named after any politician that has bilked the “people” out of our hard earned money.
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elizabeth ozark MO Stan the Man IS Cardinals, IS St. Louis!
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Wilma Freeburg IL Stan Musial is the perfect person for that honor, and his name and life has always been without scandal and always with honor and respect.
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Jennifer St Louis MO He means so much to what Baseball is all about and St Louis IS baseball.
Dana Mount Vernon IL Because everytime I drive over the bridge, I will smile at his memory.
Brent Marissa IL If we can (temporarily) name Highway 70 after a fraud like Mark McGwire, this is the least we can do for Stan.
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Judith St Louis MO No scandals, an outstanding baseball record and a MARVELOUS person. His love of community helped ‘bridge’ the Illinois and Missouri community.
Dennis Festus MO Stan was the perfect ambassador for the city of St. Louis for so many decades.
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William Saint Louis MO I cannot think of a better ambassador to this region. Stan was know globally. Everyone who crosses that bridge will have a positive image of the region. It’s not polarizing. Great idea!
Joshua Saint Louis MO
Kyle Englewood FL I lived in west St Louis Co for the first 23 years of my life. I have the bird on the bat tattooed on my, but not a bird, a stadium or even the Wizard dignified the greatness that was Cardinals baseball on AND off the diamond. Please consider the naming of the bridge in honor of one of the greatest St Louisans ever…possibly the best since Pierre Laclede.
Kathy Imperial MO Stan was and is loved by so many Cardinals fans and even non-Cardinals fans. He was a man of integrity all of his life, on and off the playing field, and this would be a great honor to remember him by. He is one of the few true and honest roll-models we have in our world today and will be greatly missed!
Devon Glen Carbon IL What better way to pay tribute to a great man and a great St. Louisan than by naming this bridge after him. He was such a wonderful person inside and out, and it would be a great way to make sure he is never, ever forgotten.
Urban St. Louis MO Because he was great player with an untarnished record and would be a fitting honor to a great baseball legend.
Kathy St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a great ball player and wonderful human being. He was someone everyone can agree on, as a kind and humble human being. He touched this city in a rare way, something that few people will ever be able to accomplish. He connected us all… from Cardinal Nation to Chicago’s North Siders… from the everyday baseball fan to famous musicians who may have never watched a game in their lives… much like a bridge connects two states. There will always be people who disagree with or dislike politicians, philanthropists, businessmen and women, whether for their ideology, work, or personality. But there are very few who can dislike Stan the Man. People will cross the bridge every day. The name will last as long as it does. It should have a name that can unite and please everyone. It should stand as a reminder to what makes our region great. What better name than Musial Memorial Bridge?
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Joshua St. Peters MO Because it’s the right thing to do. Nobody deserves the honor more than Stan.
Angela St. Louis MO He is a positive and honorable person and it was our honor to have been his home town.
Julie Eureka MO No doubt! Name it for the great musial!
John Saint Ann MO It would be nice to honor The Man in some fashion, and since the bridge is still being built, it would make sence to do so here.
Justin St. Louis MO Stan was a true American Hero.
Kelli Panama City Beach FL Because Stan Musial was more than just baseball. Yes he is a baseball legend and we all respect that, but it was his kindness and selflessness that made him the great man that he was. He would give everything he had to help others and not think twice about it. If only there were more people in this world like him! God Bless Him!
andrew carlinville IL Musial was the best Cardinal ever and was a great role model for Cardinal Nation and the world.
Weldon Webster Groves MO He did a lot for St. Louis in private and sports life.
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Roger D. St. Charles MO Stan is someone who deserves recognition for a long time. Remarkable class and excellence!
jerry smithboro IL stan is the bench mark for what all current ball players want to be
Kevin Wildwood MO Musial is the embodiment of St. Louis. Consistent, gracious, grateful, humble and strong. What better person, and what better human characteristics, to honor in naming what will be an iconic structure?
Gerry Glendale MO Becaus Stan was not only a Hall fo Fame athlete but he was also a Hall of Fame person. I wish todays athletes were half as generous as Stan was to the people of Cardinal Nation. He lived a wonderful life and tried very hard to give back for what he received. He will be missed!
stacy smithboro IL just a great american let alone ball player
Laura Belleville IL He’s the face of the St. Louis REGION.
susan st. lous MO He was much more than a great baseball player. He was an example of integrity, generosity, compassion and class.
Brad Webster Groves MO Stan was much more to our community than a baseball player. He was an icon. He gave so much of his time back to the people of St. Louis.
Allan Chester IL Stan Musial was a man who represented everything good about America. His is a name recognized by nearly everyone. He united a large part of the country behind the Cardinals and drew us all together. He was a man who should be honored. He was a humble, quiet, generous man who had only good to say about everyone.
Sue Oakville MO He’s been such a St. Louis icon and such a role model and gentleman.
richard st. louis MO What a class act!
Robert Des Peres MO What better way to welcome people to Missouri and Illinois.
veronica saint charles MO Because he is a great legend!!! He deserves to have a bridge named after him. It should have happened will he was still alive so he could have christened it!
Charles Saint Louis MO As one of his family members said. He united the nation when he played, naming the bridge in his honor would be fitting.
Andrew Fenton MO This would be a lasting tribute to a St. Louis icon. Instead of naming the bridge for a politician let’s get this one right.
phil baltimore MD very good idea. cardinal fun each and every state
Mark Ballwin MO
Jaclyn Belleville IL What better way to honor “The Man” for the example he has set for everyone. His kindness and generosity are matched by none.
Christine Des Peres MO
Lucy Fenton MO He was not only a great ball player but a great human being. He was a St. Louis icon.This would be a great way to honor The Man.
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Deanna St. Louis MO Stan is the best hero we have ever had. For the past 70+ years he has been in our lives. Great man and deserves some honor.
Joe Bellleville IL Stan Musial stood and lived as a model citizens who displayed everything good in our country. Naming the bridge (Stan’s Span) is everything right about the name of the bridge
Chris Edwardsville IL A true sports hero that didn’t use any performance enhancing drugs who remained true to the game and sports in general.
trenton carlinville IL Stan the Man was a good role model and a great ambassador of the midwest and of the world. He is a great person in Cardinal Nation.
Joe St. Charles MO Musial represents the best of St. Louis, striving for excellence, being professional and kindness, all while enjoying life. Everyone entering St. Louis via the Musial Memorial Bridge can be reminded what a difference one St. Louisian can make.
Pat Webster Groves, MO It is simply the right thing to do to honor an outstanding man.
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Steve Colorado Springs CO As a boyhood resident of Metro East during the 1960s, I grew up an enthusiastic member of the Cardinal Nation (though I am quite sure nobody used that phrase back then). Although I am now almost 1000 miles away, I am still a Cardinal fan through and through. Now and then I do get back to my old stomping grounds and would love to drive into St. Louis on the Musial Bridge. He represents so much that is good and honorable about a great midwestern city and a fabulous baseball franchise. This is such a terrific idea: even way out here at the base of the Rocky Mountains, I get a little misty eyed just thinking about it.
Jerry Innsbrook MO No politics, just a great man!
Amanda St Charles MO Stan Musial and family have given so much to the city of St. Louis through great sports memories and philanthropic events, the city should honor his legacy and memory.
Jim Alton IL Because he is the greatest ambassador of baseball and humanity the world has ever seen.
John Godfrey IL Why not. This was a man who was a great leader i the area for many years. Cant think of a better name then STAN ‘THE MAN’ MUSIAL BRIDGE.
Barry O Fallon MO Stan epitomizes the type of community minded, kind person who pulled people together. The new bridge should be a symbol of community and connection like Stan the Man.
Scott Guthrie OK Stan Musial legacy is as large as the Mississippi River itself. His legacy is more than baseball, but as an ambassador, humanitarian and American, a true hero and a man that can be looked to for how to live by.
Kim Nashville IL Stan the Man was an icon in the region.
Dan Ballwin MO Why not??
Penny Hartsburg MO Baseball Town–One of STL’s Best!!!
Sam Chesterfield MO He’s Stan the Man. Any other reason?
Linda St. Louis MO He was “The Man” and should be in honored in this way.
Sharon Florissant MO There would be nothing more fitting than to name the new bridge after Stan Musial.
Anthony O’Fallon MO because he never forgot the Gateway city and has many fans in Illinois as well.
Tom Kansas City MO Perfect way to honor baseball’s perfect knight.
Russell Florissant MO He epitomizes the the strength and character of the new bridge. He spanned several decades in baseball as will the bridge.
eileen sunset hills MO Can you think of anybody else who would be universally approved? I just wish we’d done it when he was alive.
Emily Wildwood MO
Emily Wildwood MO
Bob Webster Groves MO Can’t think of anyone more appropriate to name the bridge after. Great Ballplayer – Great Person!!!
Anthony Fairview Heights IL Stan Musial represents strength, history, and tradition just as the Mississippi rive.
Rich Saint Louis MO For over 70 years Stan helped bring fans from Illinois to Missouri for cards games and it would be the greatest tribute to baseballs perfect knight.
John Belleville IL This is such a terrific idea, I can’t believe it was suggested. Stan Musial is a wonderful example of a true hero and humanitarian. He cared for everyone regardless of politics or race. It would be a travesty to name the bridge after two partisan “yes men.”
wendy Fenton MO To represent the courage, strength and honor he was as a baseball player and a man. Also bridging the gap between generations of baseball players and fans.
Bernie Naples FL
Roberta Belleville IL
Jeremy Ankeny IA Stan Musial is one of the most recognizable figures in all of St. Louis history. The legacy he leaves, apart from baseball, is one of the best men to ever live. Nobody was given as much respect as “Stan the Man” without ever demanding that people respect him.
Robert Naples FL
paul st louis MO
Mark St. Louis MO
Paul Florissant MO Stan Musial is the greatest Cardinal ever to play. An to this day you can’t talk about the Cardinals without mentioning his name.
Andy Saint Louis MO
Kim Florissant MO
ken ofallon IL He was just a very good person who succeeded at his profession and was loved by all.
Gary Belleville IL It would stand as a lasting tribute to the man who gave so much to the St. Louis area and the Cardinals.
Matthew St. Louis MO
Joyce Bellerive MO Naming a bridge after Stan Musial would be very appropriate as Stan was known to bringing Black and White ball players together, he was respected by both. What a legacy, of building bridges in real life in more ways than one.. and Stan did that.
Vernon Florissant MO The best choice
Thomas St. Louis MO Stan represented the best of mid-west values; honesty, loyalty and humbleness. Former State Representative and life long Cardinal Fan Tom
John New Braunfels TX He is one of the greatest people to represent St Louis. He loved the city and the city loved him. What else do you need.
Mary Richmond Heights MO
Cindy O’ Fallon MO Stan the Man was a wonderful example of being a fine gentleman and good sport. When you consider people like the New England coach who refused to be interviewed after the loss to the Ravens, you realize that poor sportsmanship abounds and people like Stan Musial are hard to find. He was the perfect knight and will live on in the hearts of many.
Nick St. Louis MO
Andrew Louisville KY Because Stan was a great man on and off the field.
Brett Highland IL Can you think of another St. Louisian more deserving?
Derrick Mascoutah IL Not only did he span generations of baseball fans, he helped progress racial relations inside the game, lived his life in the way only few have, and what better way to remember his memory than an every-lasting monument such as this.
Ken O’Fallon IL The Legacy of Stan Musial has been here for many years. St. Louis is a a baseball town and we need to honor him.
Valerie Saint Louis MO
Nick Ballwin MO Because it’s Stan “The Man” Musial…enough said
Michael Collinsville IL No better way to fore3ver remember The Greatest Cardinal of all time!!!!!
Leo Kansas City MO Why not honor The Man.
Steve O’fallon MO Putting Stan Musial’s name on this bridge would be just a small example of how ‘STAN THE MAN’ brought people together..
Liz Glen Carbon IL
Ron St.Peters MI Musial Memorial Bridge………Perfect !!
Julie Manchester MO Stan’s legacy as a baseball player has been fueled by his remarkable character and generosity. In a time when celebrity comes too easily and for all the wrong reasons, Stan Musial is a man worth commemorating for future generations.
Angie Mattoon IL Most Illinois residents are Cardinal fans. I personally was born and raised a Cardinal fan, from my Daddy. God rest his sole! He would have loved the fact that Illinois residents were even considered in the voting :)
Keith Collinsville IL Who else???????
Karen Plymouth MI He is a legend. He needs a lasting memorial.
Jordan Saint Louis MO Because he was a great player, Saint Louisan, and person.
Pamela Springfield IL He is the epitome of baseball and why people started coming over the bridge from Illinois to Missouri to watch those great Cardinals play baseball. What better bridge to cross over for games but the Stan Musial Bridge??
Marilyn Salem IL The greatest “man” on both sides of the river! No one better than Mr. Musial.
Lyn Fenton MO A fitting tribute
Mary Glendale MO I think Stan Musial was an ambassador for the game of baseball and the city of St. Louis.
Kim Rock Hill MO Stan was an honorable man. Poised, represented the values of St. Louis
Taylor St. Charles MO He was the greatest ballplayer along with being a great person. He was a genuine person who always treated others with kindness.
Richard Fenton MO Fitting tribute
Colin Saint Louis MO Why would we name it anything else?
Scott Normal IL In this day and age of tarnished heroes and highways that are named for some heroes only to have them changed when revelations surface years later (Mark McGwire highway comes to mind), the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge would mark the life of a true American hero who transcended sports, was the driving force in baseball for nearly a quarter generation, and quite possibly one of the only people I’ve ever known of who lived his life with no/hardly any negative words spoken of him whatsoever. Stan’s 3,000th hit came against the hated Chicago Cubs, so his ties to Illinois are clear as well. As a native Missourian who has lived in Illinois for the past three years, surely both states can get behind this effort and agree to this very, very worthy proposal.
patricia St. Louis MO
mindy salem IL YES PERIOD!
martha st louis MO
Richard Collinsville IL He best represents the area and the best local icon who should be idolized
Donald Hazelwood MO Because not only should he be honored for his exceptional baseball career, he was a great St. Louisian who was a ‘man of the people’ who had time for everyone either to sign autographs or to support any individual who came his way.
Ryan St. Louis MO
Joe Wildwood MO Stan was a great ball player who was loved by all.
Megan Saint Louis MO
Dorothy Chesterfield MO He had MUCH to do with bringing them together.
John Saint Louis MO Because he’s THE MAN. Enough said.
Angie Collinsville IL He was an outstanding citizen!
David Valley Park MO I started a Facebook STAN MUSIAL MEMORIAL BRIDGE page on Sunday 1/20/13 to gain support for this effort. Stan Musial was a symbol about everythihg good in this area, and people on both sides of the river can agree on that. A bridge in his home state of Pennsylvania has already been named after him; Missouri and Illinois need to also give this appropriate honor to a man who adopted us and gave back more than he got.
Richard Collinsville IL He is the best repress the metro area
phyllis woodson terrace MO
Alan Saint peters MO
Floyd Belleville IL
Sandy Fairview Heights IL Stan Musial has made an impact like no other on not only St. Louis baseball fans, but sports fans all over the country. There have been several portions of highways named after other sports figures, so it only seems fitting to name this new bridge in his honor.
Judy Ballwin MO
Chris Lehi UT Growing up my Grandparents lived in Fairview Heights, Illinois. My family would go into St. Louis to see many, many Cardinals games as it was a family tradition. The thought of crossing on the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge brings great pride to this Illinois Cardinals fan.
Tracy St. Peters MO
john edwardsville IL
Kevin Fairview Heights IL Stan Musial has made an impact like no other on not only St. Louis baseball fans, but sports fans all over the country. There have been several portions of highways named after other sports figures, so it only seems fitting to name this new bridge in his honor.
william highland IL He did get the freedom award from the president, who also was il. state senator wouldn’t that be nice if he would sign this petition..
Larry Louisville IL How better to honor such a great human being and Cardinals baseball than to name a bridge in his honor? Stan was such a big influence on so many that he rightfully deserves this honor.
mark fenton MO
Rich Austin TX Stan Musial was more than a major league baseball player. I think he may well have been the first person people thought of when someone said St. Louis. He was a kind and considerate man who always gave his beloved Cardinals the best he had to give. It just seems fitting and proper to name something after this fine man so why not the new Mississippi River Bridge. The Stan Musial Bridge will let future generations of baseball players know who this man was and what he meant to the game.
John Hallandale Beach FL I was born and raised in N. St. Louis county (H.S McCluer North Class of 83), no one represented baseball and the St. Louis area better than Stan The Man. What better way than to remember Stan than naming a bridge after him. He through his life bridged people together. Consider the outpouring of positive sentiment from Cub Nation I think people on both sides of the river would agree with naming the new bridge after Stan Musial would be the correct thing to do. Fifty years, 100 years from now people will be reminded of not only a great St. Louisan but a great man. His nickname was well deserved and naming the bridge after him would also be well deserved.
debra highland IL
b.j. highland IL
b.j. highland IL
robert st.louis CA
Amanda new flornce MO for respect for the best player Stan The Man Musial he will be forever missed
Patrick St. Louis MO Stan “The Man” Musial is an icon not only for his pure swing and passion for the game of baseball, but also for his service to the nation and the dignity with which he treated every person he encountered, on the field or not. Even as a native Illinoisan and a Cubs fan who is currently going to college in the heart of Cardinal country at Saint Louis University, I appreciate all that Musial has accomplished and who he was. He and I even share our birthday, November 21. A bridge connecting Illinois and Missouri would be an honorable way to commemorate the values that “The Man” embodied.
Paul Greencastle IN
Becky Medora IL Why not?
Ann Florissant MO Stan Musial was the greatest Cardinal. He was the head of Cardinal nation. Cardinal nation spread all over the United States, not just in Missouri or Illinois. He spent his career bringing people together – the integration of the races, the help he gave young ball players every spring in training in Florida, the charity work that he did over his lifetime. The stories I read about him often protrayed his to be a peacemaker – the guy that could diffuse a volatile situation. He was a bridge between people. Naming this bridge for him is our way of honoring him and honoring his life work on and off the field. I hope this happens. It will be a proud moment for Cardinal nation.
Jenna Vancouver WA I think it’s obvious why the bridge should be named to honor Stan the Man!
Darron Granite City IL Because “Musial Crossing” sounds better than “The new Mississippi river bridge”.
james st louis MO Because he deserves it.
Clyde HAZELWOOD MO
Dave Quincy IL Stan IS Mr St Louis!!!!!! A great honor!!!! Something needs to be done around the stadium too!!!!
Kyle Saint Charles MO Pittsburgh has the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Boston has the Ted Williams Tunnel. It’s about time the St. Louis region recognizes one of the greatest athletes of all time similarly. Stan’s numbers on the field speak for themselves. But what may be lesser known was his involvement in helping to BRIDGE the divide between white and black players in the years when baseball was first integrated. NONE of us will ever be able to match Stan Musial’s career on the baseball diamond. ALL of us should strive to live the life Stan lived off the diamond.
dan granite city IL Stan The Man was the biggest icon in Mo.&Il.
Richard St. Louis ME Because there is no more deserving a human being than Stan Musial.
Michael Irvine CA Why? It is obvious. Who better? Many Cardinal fans in Illinois so the bridge that touches both MO and IL is fitting.
Elizabeth St. Louis MO He was the finest athlete and the kindest of men. He deserves this tribute as an inspiration to future athletes. He did it on his own and never used enhancers. He was just a genuine athlete, a wonderful man and someone we all admired!
Margaret A. St. Louis MO In the early days of baseball St. Louis was the west in the 2 baseball leagues and Stan was very well-known in New York and elsewhere so he really brought the east and west together. The bridge will also connect the east and west of Illinois and Missouri. He also represents the finest of qualities we want to be reminded of every way in our communities.
Tim Edinburg IL
Eric Edwardsville IL Stan Musial defined what it is to be not only a Cardinal, but a citizen of St. Louis. Over the last few days there has been nothing but praise for Mr. Musial. He was a great player and a legendary man!
Kay Collinsville IL He was great example of how human beings should live.
Christine Edwardsville IL Stan is the MAN! His impeccable character and the countless memories and joy that he has brought to so many demonstrate the fondness which everyone remembers him! It is a fitting tribute for a Medal of Honor Recipient! There is not a more deserving person who has given so much to residents of both sides of the Mississippi River!
Linda Chesterfield MO Because Stan deserves to be honored as he was a very honorable man and role model for all.
Sue St Louis MO
Michael Edwardsville IL Illinois hasn’t had a single politician since Senator Everette Dirksen worthy of having his name honored in such a way. Much better to name the Bridge after a person admired in both states…and that makes “Stan the Man.”
adam st louis MO because stan musial is my baseball hero and in the time of the flukes we need to do this
John Wildwood MO Stan was as good a person off the field as he was on it. He treated his opponents and team mates with respect and has brought more joy to more citizens over many years. He was never kicked out of a game and received The Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama 2-5-11. A true gentleman and a wonderful person. John Horstman,Wildwood,Mo.
Randy Steeleville IL
Christine St. Louis MO I think it should be named after Stan because he was a bridge himself as grandson Brian stated in an interview. A bridge between east and west, but not just that. He was a bridge between the cultures, and a bridge between generations. A legend that will live within our hearts forever. I can think of no one more deserving. A kind and selfless man with a heart as big and as deep as the river that this bridge will span.
Bryan Tampa FL
John Brighton IL He brought the western states to the radio to experience some of the best baseball there ever was! Stan the Man is one of the top 5 All Time All Star Baseball Players! Added to this, he never cheated, cussed, and was a kind soul to all! Its one of the best ideas KMOX has had in years!
Danny Arnold MO
Richard Belleville IL
Lisa Belleville IL
John St. Louis MO He was greatest gentleman.
Margie Saint Louis MO It seems appropriate to honor a sports figure who had integrity as well as talent
Bob Bloomington IN I grew up in St. Louis and when I come back to visit nothing would say welcome home better than the Stan Musial Bridge!
Robert St. Louis MO Stan was a man of great kindness and humility who was blessed with an incredible talent that will be remembered in both Missouri and Illinois. It needs to be celebrated for its uniqueness.
Lisa Creal Springs IL Because he is one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. He did so much for the city of St Louis.
Bob Ballwin MO Great way to honor Stan!
Bob St Charles MO Stan the man was a real gentelman and icon of St Louis. Not only a baseball player, but a community leader.
Elizabeth Fidelity IL Because both IL and MO drivers will use the bridge and there are fans on both sides of the river. Besides, he was a legend in the Baseball world and they always refer to St. Louis as Cardinal Nation, so why not show it to everyone!
bill St. Louia IL
Cindy Shrewsbury MO This is Cardinals Nation and Stan Musial was and always will be the greatest Cardinal of all time.
Donna Chesterfield MO No explanation needed. Just listen to every person who ever knew, met or in any way came in contact with him. Not a single one has a bad thing to say about THE MAN. If recieving the highest honor our country can bestow isn’t reason enough, I don’t know what is.
Joseph Glen Carbon IL Unlike many people today, in sports or otherwise, Stan was a class act! He chose St.L and the Cards for his entire career, even after serving in the war. His feats are still amazing even today. His name would be a very great honor for a bridge into and coming from St. Louis, a city which he clearly loved his whole life.
Kerry Shumway IL
Beverly Shumway IL
Gail Collinsville IL I beleive it would be wonderful to name the bridge after such a great legend and great man. There are no skeletons in his closet so as to not leave a bad taste in your mouth once the bridge would be named after him. Surely you both can come together on this. Do the right thing. Name the bridge after Stan the Man.
Christopher Ballwin MO He is, was, and will always be The Man – a fitting tribute
Liz St. Louis MO “Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here stands baseball’s perfect knight”
Kim Cave Creek MO Just the name the bridge after Musial. Don’t play all the political games. It’s one of the last no-brainer decisions left in this country.
C.W. St. Louis MO Yes, Musial worked for the citizens of both east and west St. Louis in his charitable works. His athletic prowess brought pride to both sides of the Mississippi River. Even Cubs fans had to admire him. I do not think you could find a better person to honor with as much respect as “the man” garners.
Bob St. Louis MO
Bryan Florissant MO The man lived as an ambassador of this town for his entire 70 plus years in St Louis.
Nicholas Saint Louis MO To pay tribute to a Saint Louis legend.
Cindy St. Louis MO Just read the articles about The Man’s life – how he reached out to black players when the color barrier was finally broken, his charitable acts in the community, the way he represents all the is good about sports.
Ray St. Louis MO His character is higher than the arch.
Charles Saint Louis MO He has given us so many great memories. He deserves this tribute.
Michelle Saint Louis MO Stan Musial means a lot to Saint Louis.
Shauna St. Louis MO The St. Louis Cardinals are an icon for the city, & Stan Musial is such an important part of the team’s history. It’s only fitting that we name a new St. Louis fixture after such an important man in our city’s history. We are a baseball town! The best in Baseball Nation w/ the best fans in baseball. What a perfect way to highlight that fact than to name this bridge after Stan the Man!
Toni Saint Louis MO He has done so much for the community. Not just through baseball, but as a wonderful person in general.
Ron Kincaid IL With all the corrupt and morally bankrupt politicians and athletes we are confronted with on a daily basis, it would be a breath of fresh air to see Stan honored in this way!!
Rebecca Wood River IL
tafra belleville IL I consider Stan Musial to be one of the most respected (it not THE most respected!) man in the history of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball organization. He lived an exemplary life both on and off the field and was always involved in giving back to the community. I think it is only fitting that he be honored in a BIG way and naming a bridge after him would remind everyone how much he “bridged the gap” by balancing his personal and professional lives.
Shirley St. Louis MO
Rebecca Wood River IL
Jackie Chesterfield MO If we all could go over that bridge and gain just a little bit of integrity, citzenship and unity that Stan Musial brought to baseball and the State of Missouri and Illinois then we will all die fine upstanding citizens. To be able to cross over the Musial bridge over and over again would definitely be music to my ears. He was called the Man for one reason and one reason only: he was a Man of integrity, honesty and humility. If we millions and millions of dollars then no doubt the Stadium would be known as Musial Stadium but you have to buy the rights. Don’t make this about money.
Michael St. Louis MO In the wake of his death all these wonderful articles about his life and career have sprung up, and few would say he was not an worthy icon to the St. Louis community. Nowadays big name athletes are juicing or leaving or demanding more money or cheating on their wives or getting in trouble with the law, but Stan represents purity in the great sport of baseball, in family life, and in public life. Let’s honor him as a community.
Eric Temple TX
cindi fenton MO He was a Cardinals great! He was great to the team, great to the city and great to the people! We should name it after someone who had brought so many positive things to the city!
Joe Temple TX
jan New Baden IL
Laurie St. Louis MO He as a great guy! He is a great symbol for the area! to keep the memory of Stan Alive!
roy Florissant MO Yes
Gary Sullivan MO Stan was the kindest man, a humble man, an icon for St. Louis. He never used his position, or his money to make himself look more important then anyone else. He would be a fine role model for athletes everywhere in the way he handled himself in the public eye. I think it would be a wonderful tribute to name the bridge after him!
Al Town & Country MO Because Stan Musial has been a true civic asset and ambassador for St. Louis, Missouri and southern Illinois for over 70 years. The bridge connects St. Louis and southern Illinois and therefore we should have primary say in what it is named. Whom else is a better representative of this region than Stanley F. Musial? Whom else is a better is better deserving of this honor? I sure can’t think of anyone–MOST assuredly, no politicians!!
Mike St. Louis MD
Letitia Columbia MO
Bruce St Louis MO It would be a class act for a class act! Stan Musial is baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet!
pat kirkwood MO Name the bridge in honor of a man who truly represented St. Louis on both sides of the river. His honesty, integrity and character shows what St. Louis is all about.
Kathy Weldon Spring MO To name the new bridge the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” would not only be a lasting memory for the people of St. Louis, but a tribute to a good, and loving man; one that our country could use more of these days. He loved visiting the children’s hospitals, playing his harmonica and enjoying life. What more could be said about this man whose career not only allowed him to play exemplary baseball but to become a humanitarian Ambassador known around the world. Stan Musial was the epitome of a role model for young children; he was a devoted family man, a loyal friend and a wonderful husband to his wife of 71 years. It would be a wonderful tribute to a man that made everyone smile no matter where he was.
Harry Bonne Terre MO Stan was recognized as one of the outstanding people from this area. He has been recognized nationally by the President of the United States. Years down the road you will not be disappointed by something coming up in his past. Great Idea!!!!
Maureen Valdosta GA He is an inspiration to all on life, love, and of course, baseball.
Jim Chicago IL Because it is better to name it after him then some dumb politician who nobody knows or cares about.
Juanita Wildwood MO Stan stood for everything that is good in the world. THere is no one who represents St. Louis more than Stan and we should represent Stan by naming the new bridge after him
Kyle Millstadt IL What a landmark it would be around the midwest with Stan Musial name tied to the beautiful bridge on the Mississippi.
Blake Springfield MO
sally Los Angeles CA My mom, Ms. Bea., managed Stan and Biggies Restaurant for 20 years, and he was the kindest, sweetest man in the world. She passed away, but I know she would vote YES. Stan is an example of a world-renowed celebrity who remained a humble soul. She worked there when the Rat Pack hung out there–she would close the restaurant early and have a private party for Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, etc, and it was always a highlight of her career there. She was there when Jack Buck and Joe Garagiolo broadcast from the restaurant, and when the Cardinals won the pennant.
Craig Vernon Hills IL Honors a great American who gave his all to the the entire region for many years!!!
mark columbia IL You certainly wont have to worry about a performance enhancing substance scandal after the fact. (ex Mark Mcguire) Stan was a pure hitter and a nice guy.
Ray Canton IL It would be an honor for both states….
Melissa Springfield MO
Cindy St Louis MO He was a true representative of human decency. In his talent, generosity, and family life. An example of a person we all could take a lesson from……He is well known throughout the United States for these characteristics. I believe when people see his name on that bridge it would bring a smile to their face and memories to their minds. Let’s honor a true hero. A man who served his country, who loved his family, and was one of the greatest players in Americas favorite past time.
Charles Troy IL
Susan Glen Carbon IL He was a true role model for everyone!
Sherrie St. Louis MO Children, and adults, should aspire to grow up to be the kind of person Stan Musial was. He made the world (at least, our local world) a better place! A generous, kind man of character should be well remembered.
Shelia Granite City IL
Bill Bel Air MD I think they should change the name of St Louis to St Musial. Failing that, the bridge is the least we can do to honor one of the greatest men to wear a baseball uniform. We should also honor the man whose integrity and human decency are above question and reflect so well on the city, the state and our nation.
Ellen O’fallon IL Stan was an icon of St. Louis. Respected by all. Touched lives of many people. He came her to play baseball and never left. St. Louis was his city. This would be a great tribute to St. Louis. Even baseball teams in other cities respected the man. I would love to see this happen. He will always be remembered.
Sean Cahokia IL
cathie St. Louis MO
Pete Shiloh IL
Paul Smithton IL great man really good ballplayer
Debbie Florissant MO
Melissa Ballwin MO No other man spanning so many years has impacted this region is such a powerful way. No one says anything ill of the man. What better way to honor him and all he represented than by naming the bridge after him.
Kelly St. Louis MO
Matt Florissant MO It would be good.
Ron St louis MO Stan the Man is one of the few people in the wold that were really honest with the world.
Jody St. Louis MO
Holly Wildwood MO
Ginny sunset Hills MO He was not only a great baseball player but an example of a true gentlemen and citizen.
Amy St. Louis MO
James J. Swansea IL With all that Stan has done and given the entire St. Louis area the last 70 years to name the new bridge in his honor would be just a drop in the bucket for what all he has done for us!
Nick DeKalb IL Stan was a great baseball player and an ever better person.
Margaret Muskogee OK This would honor a true American sports legend
Drew Swansea IL He earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was a great role model for the people of Greater St. Louis
Ginny Arnold MO Stan Musial did so much for St. Louis. It would be a great tribute to a great Cardinal and great man. I can think of no one more deserving than Stan Musial for such an honor.
Julie St. Louis MO MO & IL should come together for a lot of reasons, and Stan would of been just the Man to make that happen. But since he’s no longer with us, let’s honor him for just being “The Man”… A great man, a good man (the kind that are hard to find these days), devoted to God, family, country, Cardinal team, and life in general. “The Stan Musial Memorial Mississippi River Bridge”…kind of has a nice ring to it!
Guy Sullivan MO
Michael Sullivan MO An American hero and St. Louis treasure should be honored.
Alan Highland IL He has brought together fans from both sides of the river together to love the Cardinal francise. Just as Stan brought together fans from Illinois and Missouri so does the Mississippi River bridge. It is only fitting to name the bridge after him.
JACOB GRAITE CITY IL
Sharon New Boston MI Musial is a hero in my family. I grew up in Venice, Illinois, and I rooted for the Cardinals and Musial. My grandfather and I listened to games on the radio, and we were happy when Stan “The Man” hit a home run. My dad took me to my first game in Sportsman Park, and became a lifelong fan. I am older now, and when I visit my family in Troy over the summer, we always go to a game. Would love to go to Busch Stadium or other sights in St. Louis over the Musial Bridge. Musial gave us the gift of enjoyment, as we watched him play baseball. Let’s do something for him.
Laura St Louis MO There’s no one more deserving.
Ed Imperial MO Stan has done more to help St Louis than any politician. Besides, Stan was an honest man and there is no such thing as an honest politician. Reward the Musial family not some politician!
Fix Ferguson MO Stan Musial was an ambassador for baseball in this region. Mr. Musial was beloved by Cardinal Nation as well as baseball fans and regular folks everywhere. Untouched by scandal, Mr. Musial’s accomplishments both on and off the field are still recognized as some of the greatest ever. Stan the Man’s popularity “spanned” decades not only because of his notable baseball feats, but because of his kindness and welcoming nature to both teammates, rookie and veteran, black and white, and fans alike. Naming the new bridge in his honor would not only welcome travelers to the region, but would remind those who cross it of Stan’s greatness and altruism. As St. Louis is the Gateway to the West, the new bridge would be the “Gateway to the Best!”
Amy Rene Columbia MO Stan bridged the gap between so many things (the color barrier, different generations, etc), he deserves to have something named after him that will bridge two states.
Brenda Glen carbon IL
Patti Sullivan MO
Nick St. Peters MO
Patrick Godfrey IL
Gerry Lake Ozark MO He is the perfect roll model.
John St. Louis MO Avoids boring generic names and supports local heritage/culture.
Dennis Godfrey IL
Kristine kirkwood MO
Eric Godfrey IL
Kevin St Joseph MO In today’s world where money and greed rule all, the example of Stan Musial’s life should be an inspiration to aspire to decency and a better society. What better tribute to Stan Musial than to name the bridge in his honor.
Richard St. Louis MO Stan Musial stands for integrity, honesty, and humility. His record is spotless. What better way to honor him in payment for all of the honor he has brought to this region.
Steve Arlington VA
Greg Maryland heights MO
Lauren Belleville IL
Van Winston Salem NC Short answer – Stan IS the Man! Long answer – Mr. Musial gav to the whole area on the field, to his country when needed, and was ALWAYS willing to give to the people that admired him when asked. He gave back so much more than he had to and is a person that people could look at and see how fame and honor did not have to change how to be a good person. A St. Louis icon that deserves the recognition of the entire country and naming the bridge is the very least that could be done.
Charles Palm Bay FL Stan Musial exemplifies the very best of what St. Louis and the metro area stands for. His lifetime of service, excellence and greatness should be memorialized on a very public and visible structure of St. Louis so future generations will know who he was and what he stood for.
Anne Des Peres MD Perfect example of a gentleman why brings everyone together. Name it after someone who has brought the city a good name.
jean st. louis MO because of who he was – a great talent, and role model
roger florissant MO one of the best ever – off and on the baseball dimaond
Tom Marion IL Need to name it after a local legend, or at least some one everybody likes, not a politician.
Traci High Ridge MO
Sew Rolla MO This bridge will connect Cardinal Nation on both sides of the river. This should not be about Missouri and Illinois coming together to name the bridge after Stan. It should be about two parts of Cardinal Nation naming the bridge after Stan.
Joseph Savannah GA Because to those of us who grew up in the St. Louis area he was “The Man”.
Steven St. Louis MO
Chrissy St. Louis MO He was such an amazing man and is a legacy!
martin mattoon IL he was a very good roll model ,and very well like .really 22 years as a redbird says it all.
Jason Kirkwood MO Stan was a true hero.
Michael O’Fallon MO Stan Musial played before the days of the $100 million athletes and he played for the love of the game. He was a tremendous person who called St. Louis home and stayed around long after his playing days. Not only was he one of the best players to ever play the game, but as Whitey Herzog said “You’d have to travel the world far and wide to find a better person.” Rest in Peace Stan the Man, baseball’s greatest knight!
Kristen Saint Louis MO
John St Louis MO Stan should be honored with his name on the New Missippi River Bridge because of who he was, what he did for our community and his self-less unassuming demeanor. His never say no attitude, outgoing personality and accomplishments both on and off the field more than enough reasons for the name Musial to don the new bridge. He truly is an honest reflection of the midwest.
Lisa Kirkwood MO Stan is the role model for St. Louisians
Gwen Wentzville MO He is the Man! A true legend and will always be remembered as the greatest ever!
Mary St Louis MO Stan Musial is the epitome of St. Louis and Major League Baseball. St. Louis has such a rich history of baseball it makes sense to name the new bridge after the greatest part of that history. Naming the bridge “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” (or Stan the Man Span) would be one small way for the city to honor it’s most well-known and loved individual.
Sherri Cape Girardeau MO Stan Musial spent his whole baseball career with St. Louis and was just an all around great guy. He is looked up to by many and had a great reputation and I feel naming the bridge after him is very fitting and a great way to honor him.
Dave Florissant MO Stan bridged the ages !!!
Xavier St. Louis MO He is one of the best players in cardinals history; He played for the cards for 30 years and never left us. This would cement him in the nations history as one of the greatest ball players of all time.
Leonard Granite City IL It would be a great gesture to name the new bridge The Stan Musial Bridge. I endorse it whole heartedly as he was my hero and a million other Illinois fans. I’m sure there are just as many Illinois fans as are Missouri fans. Not only is he the greatest Cardinal, but also, in my eyes, he was the greatest player whoever played the game. Also, he was a great human being, never thinking of himself, but caring for others.
James Maryland Heights MO Stan is the greatest Cardinal ever. Not only was he great on the field, but off the field as well. Our city, and indeed those in Illinois as well, can look to Stan as a role model for our youth. When driving over the new bridge and a child asks who is Stan Musial and why did they name the bridge after him, it simply opens up a whole conversation that do nothing but benefit the child. Stan is truly free from controversery, scandal, and partisanship, and that is certainly rare in this day and age.
Judy Alton IL I can’t think of anyone more deserving. His legacy spans generations. The way he lived his life should be the standard we all emulate. To be reminded of his kindnesses and humility every time you cross the bridge? What a tribute that would be!
Irene St. Louis MO Stan Musial is the heart of St. Louis and the Cardinals, he dedicated his career and retirement to the people of St. Louis. He will always be respected and loved. He deserves to be memorialized by naming the new bridge after him, it will be our area’s way of saying “Thanks” to a great man.
BJ Florissant MO He was the greatest. A friend to all.
Kristine Florissant MO What a better way to honor a very special person that spent his life and career promoting the area and friendship.
Tom Kirkwood MO Mr. Musial embodied an ideal to which we all should strive; he lived a life worth emulating, and not just admiring. I met him several times when I was at CBC with his son and, like everyone who came into contact with him, have never forgotten his friendliness and approachability.
Mary Jude Glen Carbon IL
Joyce Ridgedale MO A true role model and honest to goodness hero!
Jamie Saint Louis MO I can think of no one who better represents Saint Louis than Mr. Musial. Truly, a man for all seasons and for the ages.
John Belleville IL Great idea
Ed Glenwood MO what could be better?
Samuel St. Louis MO He is an awesome baseball player it is the least we could do to commemorate him.
Joe Millstadt IL This is a wonderful idea
Ella Millstadt IL I think this would really neat
Allen Farmington MO
Grace millstadt IL He was a great person naming the bridge after him would be a lasting memorial to him
William Ballwin MO He was a truly outstanding athlete who had no enemies. All who knew him were impressed by his sportsmanship and abilities as well as his amiable disposition.
nancy arnold MO
Kathy Imperial MO Stan Musial shared his kind heart where ever he was, his kindness knew no boundaries. What better man to honor as you cross the Great Mississippi, than STAN MUSIAL a great baseball hero, but more than that, a true gentle man that touched so many lives!
Lynn Centralia IL What a way to honor the true meaning of this man. Someone who did his best to bring all people together.
Mark Centralia IL Stan Musial was loved on both sides of the river
Theo Godfrey IL A proper and deserving tribute to a person of outstanding character. One who represented the Bi-State area with great compassion and charity.
Nicholas Hamel IL A rare indivdual. Someone who brought all people together and made everyone feel important and never turned a kid down for some time no matter how many or how long. Something todays players need to learn.
Danny Festus MO Stan musial is a St. Louis icon his contributions to the cardinals and the city should be acknowledged. As far as my wife and I are concerned the city should rename Broadway stan musical boulevardand Busch stadium should be named for him as well.
Tom St. Louis MO There is no person more deserving of a bridge named in their remembrance than Stan “The Man” Musial. He touched the lives of so many people and represented St. Louis so proudly.
Jennifer Chesterfield MO Stan Musial was a one-of-a-kind type person. Being a great athlete was only a small reason on why people liked him. He had a huge heart off the field. Everyone that I knew that met him had nothing but good things to say about him. No matter what he was going through, we as the public were not able to tell because he would always have a smile on his face. I don’t want to say he “died” because really, his legend will live on forever. Having a bridge named after him is the least our community can do for someone who has given so much to his community.
Leona Mehlville MO Stan Musial’s career was undeniable but his humanity will live on forever.
Barb St. Louis MO
Barb St. Louis MO
Linda Collinsville IL Stan Musial was an awesome player as well as an awesome man. He served his country, never heard a bad thing about him. He definitely deserves this honor.
James Granite City IL Because unlike any politician, he actually deserves to have a bridge named after him. You will not find a more honorable, deserving man.
JOHN ST. LOUIS MO WAY MORE APPROPRIATE THAN SOME POLITICIAN !
Debbie Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was not only a Baseball Hall of Famer, but he has received the Presidential Medal of Honor, and was a truly honorable human being. He reached out to all and treated all people with kindness. He is a perfect example of what we should want this bridge to represent.
vickie fenton MO who else but this great man/ambassador? seriously, who else?
Michelle St. Louis MO He was a great baseball platter and an even better man. His legend should live on .
matt st louis MO because this is cardinal nation
Clayton Belleville IL Why do we have an MLK bridge? What did he do for St. Louis?
Thomas St Louis MO
Steve Wildwood MO #6 The greatest Cardinal of all time!!!!
Ronald St. Louis MO Throughout his career and life Mr. Stanley Frank Musial served as a standard bearer of all that is good in humanity. As a star of the St. Louis Cardinals family he tied the baseball fans of Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri together in seeking the common goal of the success of the Cardinals in Major League Baseball.
Le Manteo NC There is not a better role model now or ever!
Dave Ballwin MO I can not think of a more deserving person in this world.
ben belleville IL nobody cares for polotitions or who the media tells us we should honor. stan musial was idealized and cherished for who he was on and off the feild.
Royal Stae College PA Stan Musial was as much a part of St.Louis as is the Mississippi. Just as the mighty river is a beacon to foster the betterment of mankind, Stan was a beacon of class and generosity that shone on everyone he met.
Neil Sunset Hills MO What better name could you give to a bridge that east cardinal country to west cardinal country? Besides, Saint Louis is the greatest baseball city in the world, and what better way to show it?
Matt Saint Louis MO Best baseball player ever in the best baseball city ever!
Cyndie Beaverton OR Stan was a man who welcomed everyone… it would be a perfect tribute.
Patrick Laurel MD The Bridge being named after Stan would be a way to keep his memory fresh in the hearts of cardinal nation. He was amazing for the team and the city and i cant think of a better way to honor him, his family or his legacy.
Debra Belleville IL Mr. Musial was a man of integrity. I’ve never heard or read a bad word about him. At 92 years of age, if there were any skeletons in his closet they would have come out by now. How many politicians can you say that about??? Mr. Musial wasn’t just important to the St. Louis area, but to the country as a whole! He truly was “The Man”!
Darin McLeansboro IL
Paul Bridgeton MO
Bob Columbia IL
Ken Crestwood MO “Stan the Man” stands for everything good about baseball and life. He is one of the greatest role models that the sports world has ever produced. He stood for graciousness, integrity, modesty, and many other outstanding human qualities. He deserves to have his name preserved in the grand fashion of the new Mississippi River Bridge.
Merle Canton IL There’s no one else who had more friends on both sides of the river than Stan the Man.
Kerry Swansea IL Stan received the congressional medal of freedom, local philanthropist, an set an excellent example of a gentelman.
Dick Mcleansboro IL
Jonathan Marysville OH Because it’s the right thing to do
Barbara ST Louis MO Some years ago, my husband and I attended a political dinner. We were fortunate to have Mr Musial seated at our table right next to me. I was quite obviously pregnant and we had a lovely conversation. When dinner arrived Mr Musial asked to say the prayer before the meal. At the end of the prayer he added a special one for my baby. He was a kind and gentle man and I will never forget meeting him
Jo Ann New London MO A legend; when so many sports heros fail in the area of integrity, Stan Musial stands out! A great way to honor him.
Eric Saint Louis MO Because Stan was the Man.
sandy florissant MO I think there are a lot of Cardinal fans in Illinois and even if not they realize how important Musial was for Baseball. He was one of the greats in all of baseball.
Aaron Glen Carbon IL Who represented St. Louis in such a way to deserve the honor more than Mr. Musial?
Nicholas Ste. Genevieve MO
margie st louis MO
Shawn Edwardsville IL A hero to so many…simply THE MAN!!!
Lisa Belleville IL Because he has done so much for the area. Truly, a great man, the “perfect knight”.
Frank Florissant MO Mr. Musial is the ultimate sports role model. The way Stan lived his life, both on & off the playing field, is the way that every current sports figure should strive to live. Even though Stan Musial’s shoes will be all but impossible to fill. The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge would not only honor him, but it would be a reminder to current & future sports men & women of how they should live as a role model. Frank Petruso Florissant, Mo
Denise Edwardsville IL It would be a great way to honor not only a great athlete, but a wonderful, honorable man. Stan brought such joy to people from both sides of the river.
Pat Saint Louis MO Stan was a player for both MO & IL + many other states, thanks to KMOX radio.
Lori Overland MO
Wayne Belleville IL
Judith Belleville IL Stan is a legend on both sides of the river, I can’t think of anyone more deserving. He was not only a great athlete, but a great human being. And someone we can all look up to.
joshua highland IL With his baseball career aside, Stan was a great man and treated St. louis with the utmost honor and respect. He was a perfect amabassador to St. Louis both in the stadium and out. By naming the bridge after hime we can give alittle bit back to honor him and what he stood for as a person. He is well known for his acts of kindness and gratitude all across this nation. I believe that every single automobile, tractor trailer, Rv that would cross that new bridge would look up and say what a fitting honor for a man that has done so much. Thanks Stan for all your years of service to this great city and to the game of baseball.
Bob Litchfield IL Not a person better to name it after.
Alan OFallon IL It would be a fitting tribute to St Louis’s greatest sports legend.
ROBERT ST LOUIS MO He is the most deserving, and his name will continue on many years to come, such as Babe Ruth.
Jonathan Saint Louis MO
corbett pacific MO I think everyone can agree on the wonderful things Stan brought to the people of the bi-state area. This would be a wonderful tribute to The Man.
Christopher Florissant MO
Chris St Louis MO Great man and a great baseball player in a baseball town.
Daniel Columbia MO Stan was the best of us and he was one of us. No city, state or country had a better ambassador.
Steve Columbia IL Well i think its a absolutely wonderful idea. This is Cardinals Nation here in this area. Stan Musial is a ICON to so many, a HERO to people across this nation. I will never forget all the stories about Stan Musial from my grandfather. and pass those stories to my kids as so many others do as well. I believe we should incorporate some type of a memorial or tribute to #6 on it as well!
Betty Ballwin MO Stan brought fans from two sides (MO & IL) together, supporting Cardinal Nation.
Karl Wentzville MO Great ball player, great person, made St Louis his home for most of his life. Served community well and was always willing to help out the young people. Gave St Louis a good name.
Aaron Morgan Hill CA I think Willie Mays said it best. “He was a true gentleman who understood the race thing and did all he could. Again, a true gentleman on and off the field — I never heard anybody say a bad word about him, ever.”
Gary Saint Charles MO because Stan was the greatest ball player ever , not only was he a good player but a great example of what a player should be
Bob St. Charles MO Absolutely a fitting tribute to a man whose life reflected the values which we all hope to practice…Mr. Musial did just that throughout his lifetime – on and off the baseball diamond.
Lori St.Louis MO I cannot think of another person who would even be in competition with Stan Musial to have a bridge named after him or her. I have never met or heard of another person who has lived as long as he did and not have one person (in the entire world) who could say one bad thing about him. He not only was the best baseball player EVER, but he fought for his country and was one of the most thoughtful/giving people around. I think the most important reason to name the bridge after him is that he didn’t have to die for people to say wonderful things about him. People always shared stories about what a wonderful person he was when he was alive.
Roy Webster Groves MO Stan Musial exemplifies a true roll model. Stan led his life the way many wish they could. He always had time and a kind word for everyone.
Keith Millstadt IL Stan was the epitome of what a husband, father and role model should be as a great athlete and Representative of our City of St. Louis. There will never be another like him…
joseph freeburg IL stan exempifies what st louis is or should be about
Brigitte Saint Louis MO Name the new Mississippi River Bridge in Stan Musial’s honor ~ it is a fitting way to honor a man who brought honor to our area.
amanda st. louis MO what an incredible way to remember such a legend:)
Anthony St. Louis MO The state renamed part of the highway after Mark McGuire, the state should name the bridge after one of the best representatives of St. Louis!
James Lake St. Louis MO
Carl Hardin IL
Margaret Saint Charles MO He was a loyal model citizen of the area besides an unbelievable cardinal player that many looked to even as a mentor.
Jane Granite city IL It would be an incredible manner in which to remember Stan the Man.
Steven Saint Louis MO He represents the best we can be. This is a fitting tribute.
Dennis Maryland Heights MO
Herbert St. Louis MO It only makes sense. Stan has done a lot for this city and country. He Is The Man.
Sherri Montgomery City MO
Michael Florissant MO Because he was a great model and genuine person to the game and had great baseball career. He also kept his roots in St. Louis and is deserving to be remembered by this dedication…….
Karen Saint Peters MO 1. Stan the Man lead an exemplary life filled with service to his fellow citizens. 2. He did a lot to shine the spotlight of the country on our entire bi-state region. 3. Mr. Musial received a high honour from our president and deserves to be honoured at home also.
Sara Affton MO It would just be right.
Jessica Granite City IL It’s an amazing way for the people to honor a man that gave so much to the city of St. Louis and surrounding metro east. He truly is most deserving of this honor rather than any politician names that has been mentioned. He dedicated his life to the people of St. Louis, it’s the least we could do to say thank you!
Gary Granite city IL There should be a permanent remembrance of Stan the Man.
Ruth High Ridge MO Even though the stadium is in St Louis, MO, the Cardinals are the team for Missouri and more than half of Illinois. Stan is not just a St Louis hero, he is a Cardinal hero and represents both MO and IL
Catherine Collinsville IL
Randy Sunset Hills MO Because it is a fitting honor to be given to Stan for being a great citizen of our area, and to keep some croony politican from putting another politicans name on it.
Debbie New Athens IL Because he brought fans together from IL and MO and it would be a great honor for a great man.
Pat Springfield IL Simply because it is the right thing to do. This should be an easy decision for our politicians. They can’t get this one wrong. It is a ‘no brainer.’ Clearly there is no finer individual in either the sports world or the political world deserving of this honor.
Ed Weldon Spring MO
Adam Bridgeton MO He is a local hero!
Maggie Foristell MO
Rose Frontenac MO He is a long standing St Louis icon representing a wholesome sport and being a fantastic athlete.
Mary St. Louis MO We should come together for Stan Musial’s honor because he was a wonderful human being, all time great baseball player and a Cardinal forever. Everyone loved Stan, we want the bridge named for him.
Crystal St. Louis MO Fitting tribute.
Kevin Granite City IL He is most deserving of this honor.
Sheila St louis MO
Donna St. Louis MO Because it would take politics out of the issue of naming the bridge and I can’t think of another person who did more in their lifetime to bridge 2 states together than Stan The Man Musial.
Donald Chesterfield MO Stan Musial brought pleasure and a most honorable persona to the entire St. Louis area for many years as a Cardinal and after. His honesty and superior ability in conjunction with his sense of sportsmanship provided many many persons of the area with a significant role model.
Chris Sherwood AR
Donna Saint Charles MO Because Cardinal Nation is not just Missouri. Cardinal Nation reaches far and wide. Stan was a man of integrity on and off the field. If there EVER was a sports player to call a hero, it would be Stan.
Harvey Dallas TX I grew up in St. Louis, (25 yrs.). Stan Musial has in the past, and continues for the future to represent what is good and decent about this country. He is a person that all generations, past and future can look to as a role mode.
Greg Arnold MO
Jo Ann St. Louis MO
Larry Highland IL I’ve followed the Cardinals since 1948, and Stan was my hero. Naming a bridge after him is appropriate and I hope it happens!
Chuck Gallatin MO If you don’t know the answer to that, I can’t help you!
Robin Saint Louis MO Stan Musial not only represented what a good man stood for, he represented the City of Saint Louis and all the great fans that came to be called “Cardinal Nation”! When a man lives to be 92 and not a soul has ever said one bad word about him-only good, that just about says it all! He loved his wife, famly, friends and all his fans til the day he died – God Bless Stan-The Man-Musial, and may he rest in peace with his lovely wife and our Lord Jesus! Stan loved his home – Saint Louis, Missouri! I say yes x6 to name our lovely bridge after this wonderful man! Thank you!
Jeremiah O’Fallon MO This bridge is used to cross over from the east to the west, and for a long time the Cardinals represented the only baseball to the west. During that time Stan was a hero to many fans far west and south. It would be a huge honor to have a bridge be named after the great Stan the Man. Stan is very important to this city and the surrounding communities and having this bridge named after him would be amazing!
Paul Zeeland MI In a city where baseball is a religion – Stan Musial was god. Anyone lucky enough to have ever met The Man felt blessed to have had the chance to shake his hand. What better way to honor the memory of this great man than to name an enduring symbol of our city for him.
Jeff Booneville MS
Ryan Imperial MO It is very fitting that a bridge be named after Stan “The Man” Musial, connecting Cardinals fans from both sides of the river. No one is more deserving.
Alex Tuscola IL Simply put he’s “The Man”.
Mark Trenton IL
Janet Arnold MO
Jamie Imperial MO
Elaine Fenton MO
John Lake Geneva, WI WI
Kevin Springfield IL Because it would be foolish not to…
Will Columbia IL He deserves it.
Ryan Peosta IA He represented the city better than any man has or will.
Kelly Granite City IL
Elizabeth Cherryville MO He is an icon to the city of St. Louis and the St Louis Cardinals…
Doug Fair Play MO Stan Musial was a great Cardinal, a great man, and a great American. He did more for the game of baseball and the city of St. Louis than maybe any other person of his generation. There’s nobody more deserving of this honor.
Darla Granite City IL Stan was a big part of St. Louis history and did a lot for the community and the City of St. Louis. The very least we can do for him is anything to show our appreciation for the human being that he was. He deserves nothing but the best as that is what he gave all of us.
Harriet St. Louis MO
Justin Jensen Beach FL Because there are a lot of people that live on the east side that say there Cards fans. Maybe a start of unity that was once in St. Louis, MO/IL
Lou Laurel Springs NJ I remember seeing him play here many times in Philly, was greatest thing that ever happened to baseball the best of the best xxLouA
Jeff Belleville IL
Jim Sulphur Springs MO Stan came from PA, came thru IL and arrived in MO…………He loved people, especially the kids with his warmth, humor, harmonica and his gift………….sharing his life with us. Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri joining hands across the river at the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge, the SMB6.
Kevin St. Peters MO Mr. Musial always exemplified honesty and integrity, noble characteristics we should celebrate as shining examples for us all to conduct our lives.
Michael Imperial MO Give me one good reason why you shouldn’t??!!
Matthew St. Louis MO This bridge could only be so lucky as to become, and remain as untarnished as Musial’s name and reputation.
James Waterloo IL Stan Musial is the finest man to ever play the game and is a role model for everyone , not just in sports but in everyday life. He is one of the finest human beings this country has ever produced. “There are no strangers, only friends I haven’t met” is a perfect description of his attitude towards his fellow man.
Carol Florissant MO
Mike Florissant MO
Jon St. Louis MO Because he is the MAN, he was a bridge og sorts in the game of baseball when it was really just the coasts.
Robert Rolla MO A true American Hero what else is needed.
jim st. louis MO he is the most beloved St. Louisian that everyone in St. louis and Illinois could support.
maryann dardenne prairie MO Mr. Musial was a very respectable St. Louisan. Naming a bridge in honor of his memory is one small way to honor his memory.
Linda St. Louis MO The new Mississippi River bridge should be named in Stan Musial’s honor because he exemplifies all that is good about this community. A first round Hall-of-Famer, his baseball career speaks for itself and is unblemished by scandal. In 2011, Stan’s service to our county earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. More than anything, his humor and spirit remain iconic to all of Cardinal nation. As it says on his statue, “Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here stands baseball’s perfect knight.”
Kary wilDwood MO
Norma Millstadt IL Stan “The Man” Musial was a great ballplayer but above ALL he was a very respectable man. We could only be so lucky to have many more ballplayers like him. Honor this man by naming the bridge after him.
Tom St, Charles MO Why shouldn’t the bridge be named after a local hero? It beats the hell out of naming it after some swell headed politician.
bruce st.louis MO because he was humble man admired by many.
Richard Festus MO He’s the spirit of all the good and honorable things in sports. A cornerstone of Baseball history in St. Louis..
Tom St Charles MO It is only right.
Jim O’Fallon IL 500 words is not enough space and honestly is there anyone who doesn’t understand why it should be???
Teresa Denver CO Much like the Clemente bridge that spans into Pittsburgh, Stan Musial deserves to have permanent recognition in the St. Louis area – where his integrity, dignity and kindness have actually grown to overshadow his immeasurable baseball talents. A Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee, his inherent goodness expanded far beyond the limits of a baseball field and should be honored in very public and lasting way.
Chris O’Fallon MO
Eileen Florissant MO
Kathleen Alton IL
TOM OFALLON IL WHY NOT. STAN ” THE MAN” MUSIAL WAS A GENERAL THAT LED HIS TROOPS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES OF BASEBALL FANS EVERYWHERE . AS YOU CROSS IN TO MISSOURI YOU ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS THE GATEWAY TO THE WEST. THE AREA HAS HAD MANY ICONS BEFORE BUT HE WAS THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL. HE WAS A TRUE FRIEND TO EVERYBODY AND NEVER HAD A BAD WORD TO SAY TO ANYBODY. HE WAS THE MOST BELOVED PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES. HE WAS AN ABASSADOR OF SPORTS , OF MANKIND. THERE WASN’T ANYTHING THAT HE WOULD NOT DO FOR THE CITY OR STATE OF MISSOURI OR FOR CHARITY. HE WAS THE KING OF BASEBALL AND OF THE CITY BUT HE WAS HUMBLE ABOUT IT AND A PERFECT UNSELFISH GENTLEMAN . HE WAS LOVED BY EVERYONE EXCEPT OPPOSING PITCHERS .
Jim Alton IL
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Heather Arnold MO Stan Musial was a great example of who a person should be. He was a phenomonal ball player, but his work in the community is what makes him a person to be honored.
Skip St. Charles MO Not only was Stan a great ballplayer and a local hero, but more importantly, he was a man of decency, honor, and integrity – values that are hard to find in this day and age. A true credit to the St. Louis community.
Lorraine Florissant MO Stan has accomplished more in his life, than all of the representatives have put together. I met Stan years ago at his resturant, and he was truley “The Man”.
Tina Eureka MO
Laura Saint Louis MO He was kind,compassionate, and even after the fame, he still had both feet on the ground. This world needs more people like Stan.
Matthew Bolingbrook IL There is no one more appropriate to symbolize this community than Stan Musial. What he means to this city is unmatched by any other. “The Man” is a legend, an icon, a hero, and an inspiration to us all. He will be truly missed, and this would be an outstanding gesture.
Faith San Luis Obispo CA Stan Busial has helped St. Louis in many humanitarian ways over 50 years. Many people come from Illinois to see Stan Musial participate in Cardinal games
Connie Desoto MO Baseball, Americans pass time, brings people together and so do bridges. Musial was a pillar of society because of his dedication to this city, Cardinal nation, the community, and his family. St Louis and the east side connected by a bridge in his honor would be something to be proud of…and he is an icon deserving a place in our history marked by a bridge constructed in the year of his death.
Jill Arlington Heights IL
Ellen Ballwin MO He’s a hero in both states and the world.
Todd O’Fallon IL Stan Musial, was not only a great baseball player. Stan served his country during World War II. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 He has served as a role model for generations of many of our youth. His inspiration and achievements maybe most well known in St. Louis, but span the entire country. What a fitting tribute to a man who was so humble and gracious to the fans who adored him.
Jayne Granite City IL Stan Musial stood for precisely what the Metro area represents. Even taking his outstanding baseball career of the picture, he was a true hero that we can all look up to. Honoring his life by naming the bridge after him will be the perfect way to represent what a class act Mr. Musial was.
Gary Saint Peters MO
Greg Edwardsvill IL Can’t think of a more fitting name.
Paul Saint Louis County MO This is the most appropriate honor that the best fans in baseball can bestow upon the greatest Cardinal to ever wear the “birds on the bat”! No player will ever be held in higher regard than “Stan the Man”! This is an easy call for our elected representatives on both sides of the river!
Lisa Webster Groves MO Because he was a man whose accomplishments on the ballfield were great, but his high moral character was even greater, from a time when role models kept it clean and honest. The ideal American Man.
Ron Belleville IL Mr. Musial was Mr. Saint Louis Metropolitan area for 75 years and always brought honor and accolades to our area. Mr. Musial was a man of the people who did not attempt to avoid being one of us. His baseball prowess ranks among the top 100 of all ballplayers; but his status as an untarnished hero stands almost without equal. He was not always successful, but he did not blame others. He worked hard, played hard, and loved his family and community. Never, absolutely never will anyone be sorry for naming our bridge after a man who so personified our Metropolitan area. As a reader of both the Post and defunct Globe, no one comes to mind except Mr. Musial when I think of very public figures who never had harsh words written about any aspect of their character. Our generation deserves a bridge named after a true gentleman, a patriot, a great ballplayer and a loving man. Let’s do it!
robert swansea IL an honorable, honest citizen/athlete. revered by all-honesty, integrity, fidelity,athletic ability-there will never be another like him. loved by citizens of mo., il, & everywhere else. just no comparison to naming the bridge after a politican who are ALL thieves & accomplished nothing.
Rose St. Louis MO Because Stan Musial is a St. Louis icon, more than any politician every will be! Stan was a class act and always took the time to go out of his way for fans, taking pictures or signing autographs. He is a St. Louis legend and it would be an awesome way to honor him by entering the city on a bridge named after him!!! My son’s name is “Luke Mann” – his is a 12 year old pitcher with a 75 mph fast ball. We sent Mr Musial a photo of Luke when he was at bat, around 5 years old. He signed it “To Luke the Mann” … We will forever cherish it and I know he will even more when he is older!!! PARTING THOUGHT!! – – If Atlanta can have a “Bobby Brown highway” (which is an atrocity!) we better be able to have a Stan Musial Memorial Bridge! No brainer
Thomas Edwardsville IL Something everyone can agree on….honoring an upright and talented great guy.
Steve Belleville IL Stan Musial has done more for this area than any other person in the area. It is a name everyone will use with pride. Unlike the Bernard Dickman bridge (aka Poplar Street Bridge) No one know who Dickman was.
Deborah Troy MO We should feel honored to have been lucky enough for him to stay here after his baseball playing ended. He was Great for St. Louis and Great to St. Louis.
Jared Wood River IL
Thomas St. Charles MO Tell me why it shouldn’t be is the question.
Bernard Saint Charles MO Every one That has ever followed baseball knows WHO Stan Musial was. Even out to the left coast. It would be fitting.
Stephen St.Louis MO It would be a great honor for those living on both sides of the Mississippi River. After all Cardinal Nation has no boundaries!!!!
MARY LOU ST LOUIS MO STAN THE MAN WAS BOTH A FAN OF ILL AND MO AND DESERVES THIS TITLE
Robert Swansea IL Stan was a friend to all. He never let politics or a persons differences distract him was what was right or wrong.
Jennifer Ellisville MO The new bridge should be named after Stan The Man because he was respected across the nation, not just by Cardinal Nation. He was a gentleman and a true American hero!
ann Webster Groves MO Stan is deserving of greater recognition for his lifetime of achievement, both as an amazing person and asnone of the best baseball players of all time.
Cynthia St.Louis MO How fitting to have the bridge named in Stan the Man’s honor!!! He was not only one of the best baseball players to ever play the game but he was able to connect with people from every walk of life in a respectful and friendly way.
marla swansea IL he’s honest, loved, admired, revered, beyond being maybe the best ball player of all time. contrast that to our politicians-in order, crooked, hated, reviled wouldn’t know a ball from a bat!
Vickie Cape Girardeau MO
Jonathan St. Louis MO You can look at any aspect of Stan Musial’s life: his duty in the war, his play on the field, his life after baseball; it doesn’t matter where. When you look, you will see something you like. You will see something to respect. You will see something to aspire to. Given his contributions and his loyalty to the community, it is only fitting that his memory be honored by naming the new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis after him. While we are at it, let’s take this opportunity to rename 6th Street after Musial, too.
Carol St.Louis MO Stan was an honorable man, a World War II vet, a great baseball player, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ‘Nuff said.
matt hillsboro MO Stan Musial was not just the greatest Cardinal player ever. More importantly, he was a wonderful man. When you look at the way he lived his life, he is a great role model.
cody st.charles MO presidential medal of freedom, ambassador of st.louis
Lea Ofallon IL
Leland St.Charles MO
Edmund Fairview Heights IL It’s a no brainer!
kevin st.louis MO
Robert St. Louis MO Stan Musial helped generate better economies for both sides of the River.
Sandra Imperial MO Stan was the Man! He bought a lot of people together in one way or another just like the bridge will
Thomas St. Louis MO He was an exemplary public figure and represented the St. Louis metropolitan area with honor and talent.
Leo Glendale MO Stan is the MAN! Cardinal National needs to show their pride in the greatest player of Cardinals history!
Harsha Ballwin MO
Thomas Collinsville IL Stan Musial is a universal hero and his legacy is a bridge from one generation to another.
Barbara St. Charles MO It would be a great tribute to a wonderful man.
Derek Kansas City MO
Jim st peters MO Stan was a national treasure that we were fortunate to have in our community, naming the new bridge in his honor is a great way to show our appreciation and gratitude to the family that shared him with us.
Ryan Saint Peters MO
Robin Fairview Heights IL
Kim St. Louis MN
Michael Wildwood MO
James Atlanta GA If you seriously need my comments as to why Stan Musial deserves this honor, than neither of you deserve to be Governor.
Jared Yorktown IN
Courtney White house TN
Caleb Milton FL Stan Musial is everything to the city. Cardinals are the main attraction to St. Louis and Stan Musial is the Cardinals. So naming the bridge after him is only fitting.
Jeanne Bonne Terre MO
David Houston TX The Man was an icon that spanned three generations and exhibited all the qualities of not only a fine ballplayer, but a fine human being as well. Let him never be forgot. Let his example shine on.
Daniel South Bend IN The honor of naming the bridge after Stan Musial is as permanent and deserved as the legacy of “Stan the Man.
JR and Rosalie Mexico MO because he was a genuine hero and so well known in baseball. We already have bridges named after a politician, it’s time to honor a man who made the St. Louis Cardinals a national brand.
Phylis Plant City FL There will never be another person as decent as Stan Musial. The Perfect Warrior, The Perfect Knight. His passing is a devastating loss to St. Louis & Cardinal fans. I am a native St. Louisian who watched Stan play baseball. If anyone is deserving of this honor, it is “The Man”.
Jonathan Waukegan IL Stan Musial was an inspiration to generations of Midwesterners, not only by way of his Hall of Fame baseball career, but as an example of what a kind and upstanding human being can and should be. His friendly, crooked smile was always there for all who approached him. He truly was “The Man.”
Judy Saint Peters MO A fitting honor for a true regional hero and role model
Robert Princeville IL Robert Moxley – I think it would be a fitting tribute to the best player to ever play baseball. Also one of the best citizens to call St. Louis home.
Hope Chicago IL
HARRY ELKTON KY
Carol Arnold MO There is no finer representative of the spirit and character of our two states. What a man!!!!
Martha Florissant MO
Ivan Poplar Grove IL You need a reason? He is STAN THE MAN! Nuf said!
Paul Washington MO I’m not sure why you even have to ask. Isn’t it obvious?
Jenny Alton IL Do I really need to answer that?? Just do it!!
Caleb Rolla MO This definitely needs to happen. Something more than just a patch on the sleeve.
Dave Hazelwood MO Stan was a great St Louisan. Possibly the most popular resident of our city ever and perhaps it’s greatest ambassador. Stan was a gentleman always and conducted himself with dignity. He was a quiet leader among players in the integration of baseball. He was beloved by all, honored as one of the greatest ever half dozen practitioners of our national pastime and a recipient of the Medal of Freedom. Stan’s name upon that bridge would be proper recognition for “The Man”. All residents of our region in Missouri and Illinois would be proud to refer to that structure by the name of one of the most popular and honored people ever to call this place home.
Michael Sikeston MO
Dennis Salem MO because of the many years Stan played for the STL Cardinals he was a great Ambassador for STL
Brad Edwardsville IL Stan Musial is such a pivotal figure in the St. Louis sports scene, as well as in the community. It would be an absolute HONOR to have a bridge in his hame!
Patricia Saint Louis MO I liked what his grandson said. As a player on one of the most western teams he connected the west to the east … how perfect when you think of the Mississippi as a dividing river between the East and the West of the United States
Karen Westlake Village CA
Mary Marion IA
Timothy Vevay IN It makes sense!!! If there can be a section of an interstate named after a STEROID USING BASEBALL PLAYER, then Mr Musial should be honored by naming this bridge after him. He did so much for my beloved former hometown how could you not name it in his honor. In fact, it should have been given his name well before he passed.
Chris Las Vegas NV In Stan’s baseball career the broadcasts of the games worked to bring a lot of the Midwest and West together, just as this bridge will do.
Richard Cedarburg WI Because He personified decency, devotion, kindness, honor, and humility, in such a way that He built bridges of appreciation and celebration across multiple generations of baseball fans across all of America. We loved Him! Always will!!
RICK GLENARM IL The site of the new bridge is very close to the bridge I remember my parents using when we came down from Chatham, IL to the old Sportsman’s Park back in the 1950’s (before the Insterstate System). I’m sure many fans from Illinois came the same way. I remember we used to park on Natural Bridge about 2 blocks North of the stadium. We had many picnics in Fairgrounds Park.
Holly O Fallon MO
David Florissant MO It would be awfully hard to beat his value as a Midwest icon. Stan was highly respected throughout the entire country.
dan granite city IL Because he embody what we all should strive to be like
Kristin St. Louis MO Because he was The Man.
Jill St. Louis MO Because Stan the Man was a true local hero who stayed loyal to his team and was a role model not only for other MLB players, but for everyone.
Nell Shiloh IL Stan embodied the love and spirit of unity which is what the Metro area is all about.
Toby Rolla MO
Elaine Collinsville IL Stan Musial has always brought people together, on and off the baseball diamond just as the new bridge will bring together the people of Missouri and Illinois. His name is timeless and he is not only the face of Cardinal Nation but represents the best of St. Louis and the Metropolitan St Louis and Illinois area. So many have traveled east and west to attend Cardinal activties. What could be more fitting than the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge?
Rob Tucson AZ He was such a fabulous ball player, and an even more fabulous man. Having been born in St. Louis and growing up there, Stan was my idol and hero. Name the bridge for him. It’s the least that can be done
Sue Saint Louis MO His legacy has stood the test of time.
Jane St Louis MO Stan Musial deserves to be commemorated not only for his accomplishments in the World of Sports, but also for his service to the community and exemplary status as a role model. He had universal appeal and bridged city and cultural gaps.
Tom Millington TN Stan was always “The Man”. He is one of the few sports men who remained true to the sports and to his fans. A real Hero!
Robert Alton IL There is no better way to unite Illinois and Missouri together than by naming it after Stan Musial, a man who made such an impact on generations of Illinois and Missouri residents. Stan’s legacy is well known in the area, and is recognized at Busch Stadium in numerous places. However, outside of the stadium, there is very little that publicly recognizes Stan and the impact he had on the Cardinals and the region. In my opinion, there is no better tribute than to name something that will be used by millions of drivers after a man that millions love and idolize. Show people coming into the city, not just the ballpark, how much Stan means to all of us.
June Sandoval IL He was a great Cardinal, and a great man…I think it is a wonderful idea to honor Stan the Man in this way!
Micheal Saint Louis MO Stan Musial is one of a very few professional athletes that can be truly called a role model and hero. The grace and dignity he displayed throughout his life serves as a testament to his character. Musial’s story is one that must be shared and celebrated for ages to come, beginning with ths bridge.
Julie Ruma IL
David M Collinsville IL The new Mississippi River bridge will bring people together just as Stan The Man brought people together on and off the field. His name and person are timeless and this honor to such a remarkable, genuine human being will remind us all daily of his positive influence on others in an equall timeless way. He was not only the greatest Cardinal but also a great St Louis icon. His name on the new bridge will be a daily reminder to all of this wonderful gentleman. We were successful with the Flat Stan campaign. Lets do it one more time for Stan The Man
Jim St. Louis MO Stan Musial was St. Louis’ greatest ambassador, as a ballplayer and a gentleman. St. Louis is the nation’s best baseball town and naming the bridge in Stan’s honor would make our pride in his achevements known forever.
Paula Saint Louis MO Stan the Man is a man we in the bi-state area loved and would like to have a lasting tribute to. Naming this bridge after him is the perfect way to show our love and thanks.
Steven Champaign IL
Denise Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was the bridge between sport and life. He demonstrated all that is good about both.
Larry Denver CO Like KMOX and the St. Louis Cardinals, Stan The Man’s popularity and his generosity knew no borders. The river divides the area into 2 states, but it does not divide the fans in the area who are Cardinal fans and fans of Stan Musial. Most of us who, while born and raised in St. Louis in the days Stan played, left town for one reason or another remain loyal Cardinal fans no matter where we are, borders do not matter.
Taylor Saint Joseph MO Stan Musial brought Missourians and Illini together through his outstanding play on the baseball field. What better name for a bridge between the two states.
Tracy Granite City IL Why wouldn’t we honor a St Louis Cardnial’s Great such as Mr Musial in this fashion. After all it didn’t take long to rename a portion of I-70 in honor of Mark Macquire and has he even made it to the hall of fame yet? NO To every end there is a beginning. This is a new bridge and a new expansion into St Louis and I think that the time has come as St Louisian’s ( I was born in St Louis) to honor Stan the Man in this fashion! RIP Stan the Man and be proud that you will live on in baseball fan’s hearts forever!
Daniel Florissant MO
Rob St. Louis MO
Becki St. Louis MO St. Louis will never forget Stan the Man, but it would be nice for the visitors to know how proud we are of him. Not just for baseball, but for the kind of man he was..
joe fenton MO who better to name a new bridge for than baseballs perfect knight??? not many men were as selfless as the man.
Joseph Cottleville MO If Pennsylvania can have a bridge on I-70 named after him, why can’t we? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Musial_Bridge
Janet Ellisville MO Because for much of his 92 years Stan gave so much of himself for this city. He continued way beyond what most would have believed he could, just to give us all a thrill to catch a glimpse of him at Opening Day! This past year it was painfully apparent that he was failing, yet he didn’t let us down…he was there for the fans! This is our opportunity to do the same for him. Lets show him some love!! Another way to look at it is for all the time his family had to “share” him; let’s show them some love too…let’s give him and them this honor St. Louis!!
Tedd Chesterfield AR
Theresa Hazelwood MO Mr. Musial was this area’s classiest hero, a true gentleman and awesome legend.
michele connellsville PA hes the pride of st.louis. greatest cardinal player in history.there will never be another stan musial.
Greg Bloomington IL Mr. Musial was St. Louis. He consistantly brought joy to others without ever asking for anything in return. He did things the right way. He was one of the best baseball players of all time but more impotantly, he was an even a better person!
Linda Marion IL Stan Musial is in the Hall of Fame because of his work ethic and has a Medal of Freedom for his humanitarianism. He is the type of role model we want for our children. With some current athletes in the news for the wrong reasons, any traveler crossing the Stan Musial Bridge would be reminded that Stan was so honored for all the right reasons.
Marilou Swansea IL
Cody Collinsville IL He was a great man. Anyone who knows anything about baseball has heard of Stan the Man. Even me as a Cubs fan thinks he deserves this for everything he’s done.
TONY ST LOUIS MO
Michael Saint Louis City MO
Patty St. Louis MO Mr. Musial was a man of honor and integrity – a man of the people. He was a man that our children and grandchildren can look up to because of his values. A family man, an outstanding baseball player and a shining star to our community.
R.L. Saint Louis MO It is only fitting and proper that we do so. Stan was a great Ambassador for the Midwest and a role model for all to emulate. He was my sports hero of all time.
Sally O’Fallon MO During his life, Stan Musial represented the legacy of Cardinal history, the pursuit of sport, and the meaning of good sportsmanship. These attributes have inspired everyone who knew about him in Missouri, Illinois, and beyond. The new bridge provides not only an opportunity to memorialize the life of this great man, but an opportunity to allow his influence to continue, thereby inspiring future generations! Let’s not lose this opportunity! In the spirit of good sportsmanship, I hope that the these two great states, Missouri, and Illinois, will bridge their differences, by naming the new bridge in honor Stan Musial!
Michael Conway AR
Jon Lubbock TX Stan Musial was one of the most influential men to ever step on a baseball diamond. He’s part of the reason I’m a baseball fan this very day. Not only was he a great baseball player, but he was an amazing man. The states of Missouri and Illinois owe it to Musial’s family and baseball fans in general to name the bridge the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.
Jamie St. Louis MO The new Mississippi River Bridge should be named after Stan Musial, because he always represented St. Louis and the St. Louis Cardinals with class! Since he was a man with such great character, we’d never have to worry about changing the name of the bridge.
Tony Kennett MO
Sam Woodland hills CA Not just people’s sports idol but the epitome of diligence, tenacity and humility.
Richard River Falls WI It’s Stan “The Man” we are talking about. Do you really need any other reason?
Bruce Dardenne Prairie MO There are so many reasons. But, primarily, because Stan The Man’s life was a model for all of us to “bridge” the divides between people. The stories of Stan and how he helped black players be integrated into baseball alone should be enough. The fact is, Stan’s whole life was about always looking for the way to connect people and show the humanity and grace of an individual who just simply made a difference by being who he was. There are so many ways Stan bridged gaps in his life – to name this bridge after him is not only fitting and appropriate, but a perfect metaphor for a life we were all enriched by.
C. St.Louis MO
Travis St. Louis MO Why not? There is a stretch of highway named after an athlete who admitted to steroid use. This man, did nothing but honor St. Louis in all that he did! You always want something like this to have a prestigious name, and Stan the Man is one of the most prestigious names you could use! What better way to honor him, than by putting his name on it, and allowing people to tell the story of Stan the Man, when someone is crossing it and may be curious on who Stan Musial was as they are crossing that bridge!
Beth Orlando FL Stan “The Man” Musial lived the way everyone should and could truly be considered the sort of role model that you’d want your kids to look up to. He was well known through the community and always had a positive influence.
Matthew Springfield IL
Donald Saint Louis MO Simply put, to honor for perpetuity one of the bi-state area’s greatest citizens.
Jairo Bronx NY He is a American Legend and American Hero.
Sandy Collinsville IL My father was a huge baseball fan and Stan Musial was his favorite baseball player. He would be thrilled to see the new bridge named after him. Stan the Man was Mr. Baseball and represents all that is good about St. Louis. Naming the new bridge after him would be a great honor and give positive recognition of St. Louis by all who travel over it.
Christopher O’Fallon IL I think naming the bridge is Stan’s honor is a no brainer. We certainly don’t need another bridge named after another politician, and naming highways after recently retired sports figures, namely “The Mark McGwire” highway was a bit premature without knowing his legacy, also is not a good idea. Stan brought east & west together, and we all know how great a man & person he was, and I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to a great icon that we should all learn from the way he lead his life, and aspire to try to make a difference.
Michelle Granite City IL He’s a legend.
Danny Hillsboro IL So nobody ever forgets the contributions this man made to our community.
Daniel Saint Louis MO
Tommy Fenton MO His resume speaks for itself
Craig Minneapolis MN My family and I used to live in St. Louis back in the late ’80s. Stan “The Man” Bridge or Musial Bridge – whatever you would end up calling it – would be so fitting for this great American baseball town… he deserves it because he was a Midwest legend that is up there in the rankings of the coastal greats… please do this… thank you! – Craig in Minneapolis, MN
Lisa Sandoval IL Perfect way to honor a man who lived a life of such integrity. No where in America is our national pasttime loved more passionately than St. Louis, and nobody represents baseball better than Stan the Man. We should all be proud to cross this bridge!
Scott Everett WA Because he was a gentleman and one of the greatest baseball players ever.
Robert St. Louis MO
Eric 500 Old English Rd. MO He was a role model, an ambassador, an entertainer, a patriot. He was a national treasure loved by millions who never actually met him. He is the greatest Cardinal of them all. Though it was coined relating to his baseball skills, his nickname “The Man” applies in every way.
Robert Saint Charles MO The Cardinal’s may not be what they are today if it was not for “Stan the Man”. He did so much good for Saint Louis, the Saint Louis Cardinals and our nations favorite pass-time.
Clint Florissant MO the man is an icon, a symbol of the st. louis area as well as the nation… a kind man, a good man to all he ever met
sandra st lois MO This was a great Medwest hero who was a hero to over seven generations of mid westerns.
Connie St Louis MO Stan was a bridge, between players and fans, owners and managers. Thousands rooted for him long after his playing days were over. His kindness spanned greater lengths than the Mighty Mississippi. His statue was the meeting place before a ballgame, I gazed at it often waiting for friends. He has earned this honor.
valarie norman OK Because that area is all cardinal nation what a wonderful way to show that we are …:)
Dorothy St. Louis MO He deserves such an honor! What a great gentleman, citizen of St.Louis and great baseball player!
Doug Portland OR What better ambassador for the Cardinals than one of the greatest players to lace up the spikes?
Lynn Lake St. Louis MO He always was and always should be remembered as an icon not only to the city of St. Louis, but I can’t think of a better citizen for the entire state of Missouri.
Karen Benton IL Stan was a complete roll model for many people, not just baseball fans in MO & IL, but through out the country.
Robert Maplewood MO Simply because of what the man meant to the Metro area. Clearly he was just as great off the field as he was on the field and that speaks for itself.
Gary Collinsville IL Why not name it after a great civic leader.
Robert Florissant MO Mr. Musial not only brought together Cardinals fans from Missouri and Illinois but also from across the nation. This would be an admirable way to show our love for ‘The Man’, the legend.
Brigitte St. Louis MO There is no one more beloved to this city than Stan Musial. I think naming the bridge after him makes perfect sense. It allows for his name to live on for future generations.
Madison Heather Arnold MO Why not?
Justin St. Louis MO
Brett Saint Louis MO He is an American icon, recognized as such by every single president from Truman to Obama. A cherished member and one of the most recognizable faces in the history of our great metro area.
Cindy Wayerloo IL What a more honorable tribute for a man who stood strong, displayed integrity and is an icon across the nation. I would feel honored to drive across the Stan “The Man” Musial Bridge. He deserves it!
Kay Morris IL Stan Musial is one of the key reasons for the classy reputation of St. Louis baseball fans. As an “ex-pat” now living near Chicago, I eagerly anticipate any national broadcast of my Cardinals game. Next, I wait for + then relish the out-of-town announcers’ praise for the city of St. Louis + the Cardinals fans.
Brett Glen Carbon IL You couldn’t find a more worthy person to honor, and calling it the “Stan Span” for short is too good to pass up.
Eric Benton IL Stan was a Man who was respected on both sides of the river and all around Baseball for that matter. He and the Cardinals orginization have done so much for both Missouri and Illinois. He deserves this Honor.
Eric Fort Wayne IN
Joan Arnold MO Because of his incredible character, both off and on the sports field.
Carla St. Louis MO Stan was admired and respected no matter what State he came from. He was loved both in IL and MO. What better way to honour him than to have the bridge named after him! It’s time.
John Sunset Hills MO
Vicki Crestwood MO
Scott Fenton MO Stan is an American icon and the most famous person from this area. He is one of the top 10 MLB players of all time but he also found time to defend this country at wartime and was a true gentleman and humble always.
Jerry St. Charles MO
donald wayne city IL stan was just a great guy that i can honestly say in my 60 years of life i have never heard a bad word and many good ones. he always had time for our chrildren and was a great role model
Steve St. Charles MO
John Fenton MO Why? Stan Musial was one of the most famous St. Louisans ever. He embodied everything about what was good in a ballplayer and, more importantly, a human being. If those aren’t qualifications to have something named in your honor then I do not know what is.
Jim Dardenne Prairie MO
Debbie Florissant MO Who better? A man of impeccable integrity, who brought joy to both sides of the river…
William Festus MO Stan Musial Bridged the Gap in Baseball.
Kathie Saint Peters MO Stan was one of the best men ever, not only one of the best baseball players in the history of the game. He lived his life with grace, dignity and kindness. At a time of great civil unrest in baseball during the 60’s, he bridged the gap between his African-American and Caucasian teammates by refusing to go to establishments that would not serve ALL of his team. He was truly a bridge himself, symbolizing why the new bridge should be named for him!
Joni O’Fallon MO
Tim Beaufort MO
Joan Florissant MO Never has there been any one person more respected, trusted and loved in our Metro Area than Stan Musial. The integrity of this bridge is built on hard work and dedication of individuals to getting the job done right – Stan Musial was all this – full of integrity and hard work in his career and after, dedicated to the area and the people, and showing all of us how to do the job the “right way” – respect all people and give of yourself unselfishly throughout your lifetime. The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge – bridging two states for the betterment of our communities.
Debbie Saint Charles MO Stan was an icon and someone everyone should emulate to be like. He crossed bridges, whether it was based on racial relations or personal relations. So who better to name a bridge after that will bring Missouri and Illinios together
Joe Granite City IL I can’t think of a better way to honor the most influential athlete of the city of St. Louis and surrounding metro east.
Zac Columbia MO
Kevin Oakville MO Stan Musial is a local legend whose name is trancendental to most Americans.
Ellen Granite City IL Stan Musial is the greatest Cardinal of all time. He chose St. Louis as his home after his career was over and gave back to the community until the day he died. It is the ultimate tribute for the people of St. Louis and surrounding communities to say thank you to Stan the Man.
Nancy St. Peters MO He brought a wide variety of people together and will be remembered forever in this area most appropriate
jim overland MO Stan had integurity, unlike any of our politicians. Stan was a personal hero of mine.
Vic Manchester MO
Marjorie St. John MO In a region that’s often divided by the river, two things really connect us, our bridges and our Cardinals. It makes sense that this new bridge honor that. Stan’s career was exemplary as was his life. After 92 years there were no scandals, no doping charges, no rumors of extra marital affairs, no craziness. Just a good life lived well, the kind of life we should be honoring.
Barbara Herndon VA I was born and raised in the St. Louis area, and started going to baseball games before I could walk. Stan Musial is the finest example of what an athlete should be…no scandals, outstanding in his sport, incredible work ethic, we could go on and on. He is a sports icon that my son is grateful to have my grandson look up to. Naming this bridge after Stan Musial will put his name and life example in front of even more people than it is already. People in the future (and now) who are unsure of who he was may see his name on the bridge, look him up in the records, and learn what a fine man lived and played and enriched the world by his life.
joan St. Louis MO Stan was a great man and role model, people today should look to his example.
Tony Fenton MO Stan brought people together, just like the bridge will.
Ted St Peters MO Boston named the new tunnel under the bay the Ted Williams tunnel. This would be a similar honor for Stan the Man, who was loved more universally.
Michael Ofallon IL Because he’s a civic icon to the entire St. Louis metro area.
Renaldo Springfield IL Just fitting for a man not only for his baseball prowess but more importantly being a recepient of the highest honor – the Medal of Freedom award.
Shirley St. Peters MO Stan Musial is a person any and all can look up to. I can’t think any any person that deserves it more
Ted O’Fallon MO He was the man.
Linda Kirkwood MO Stan Musial represented all the virtues we endeavor to teach our children. He was modest, self effacing, selfless, kind, humble and generous, to name a few character traits. He showed several generations how to be a role model and a successful athlete without scandal. He was a devoted father, husband, friend. As a teacher, I would direct my Physical Education students to emulate this wonderful man. A simple thing like naming a bridge for this fine individual sends a positive message of what our community stands for. Thank you for considering this.
ROSALIE ARNOLD MO HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND DID A LOT FOR THE ST LOUIS AREA
STAN EAST WATERBORO ME My Mother named me after Stan in 1942 when I was born at St. Lukes Hospital just a few miles from Old Sportsmans Park 5 days after the Cards beat the Yankees in the 5th and deciding game of the World Series. As I grew up I listened to the Cards on KMOX…Stan The Man, Boyer, and all the others. What a memorial that bridge would be to the all time sports hero of St. Louis. I have visited Donora where he was born. That would also be a tribute to all the miners, including his Father, who lost their lives in Donora. My “Man-Cave” is bedecked with many pictures of Stan and the Cards of the 60’s. What a great idea!
Angela St. Louis MO Stan the Man was a great role model for everyone! He was kind, considerate, smart and a sports hero! He was a good man for us and our children to use as a role model!
Sally Cape Girardeau MO Stan Musial is an iconic representative of everything that is good about baseball and about humanity. He has represented the St. Louis area and our country for his entire life. He is certainly deserving of such an honor, and I am proud to be among the people who want to see the bridge named for him.
Doug Saint Charles MO No other person, living or dead, exemplified more all that could be in a person
David Alexandria LA
Richard Shiloh IL Nothing could be more fitting. The Cardinals belong to the region and so did Stan.
Lori Saint Louis MO He was a man who welcomed all. It would be fitting to welcome all who travel this bridge in his name.
Carl Marion IL It would be a great tribute to keep the greatest Cardinal legend alive in our memories and future generations for our area, who love the Cardinals and the St. Louis area.
Joe Union KY This would be a great honor for a great sportsman and human being.
Sharon St. Louis MO Stan Musial was “Mr. St. Louis”. He was a great sportsman and gentleman in every day life.
Mark Jerseyville IL Because of his greatness on and Off the field. Like Whitey says, you could search the world over and not find a man as good as Stan Musial. He was a great representitive for the city and entire area. Most beloved person that I can think of and most deserving of having such a monument and structure to forever remember him by.
william edwardsville IL not only did Missourians benefit from Stan but also the people here in Illinois knew him,by going to the game, spring training, winter warmup and clebrating all the world series with him and the thousands of missourians. This was a true giant in the baseball world,every youngster thats wants to play ball should have to watch the life of this man and see you can achieve greatest without steriods and doing what everyone else is doing.
Pat Ballwin MO Stan Musial was one of the best baseball players ever.
Gary Belleville IL It is fitting. He has done more for St.Louis then any man worthy to have a bridge named after them. Stan Musial Memorial Bridge
Sue Ballwin MO Stan epitomizes all that is right in this world – and what we, as St. Louisian’s strive to be, how we want to be seen by the rest of the country. We are not the city of the greatest fans in the world for nothing – now is the time to step up and show that!
Bill St. Peters MO It would be a fitting tribute to a great man.
Beth Madison AL He bridged baseball from east to west and north to south. Plus, he’s the Man! And my husband is named after him. 😃
John St. louis MO
Christine Salem IL Baseball is what St. Louis is all about. Been a fan for 50 years. Don’t even need to think about this proposal. What a great idea to name the bridge after Stan the Man!
El Belleville IL Because Stan Musial was a great guy who played great baseball for a great team. The St. Louis Cardinals unite both sides of the river, which is what this bridge will do, too. DO IT! :)
Charles St. Louis MO Very simple, it’s the right thing to do.
Jennifer Manchester MO Stan was a wonderful civic leader and deserves to be remembered for generations to come for his accomplishments on and more important off the field.
Alan St. Louis MO
Nancy Saint Charles MO
Robert Mascoutah IL He tried his best to bridge the racial gap in baseball, and he was a great American Icon, why not name the bridge after him.
Diana Saint Peters MO Stan Musial represented the best in baseball and the best in his love of St. Louis. He was beloved by baseball and non baseball fans alike. He lived a life that was without sensationalism or scandal. He should be honored by the bridge being named after him.
Meg Troy MO It would be such a great honor to name the bridge after a truly amazing man…Stan Musial. He brought so much joy to those around him playing the game and after retirement. What a beautiful spirit this man had. I think there shouldn’t be any other choice than to name the bridge after someone that had such an impact on the city of St. Louis and all over the country. He was a true legend and highly deserves this honor.
Jason Arnold MO he was a great man and lived and played with no borders.
Amanda Granite City IL
Kristy Arnold MO was just an overall great man
Leigh St. Louis MO Naming for a politician who won’t be remembered any way is a waste
CID St. Louis MO A St. Louis Icon Loved by all
Kelly O’Fallon IL
Linda Wentzville MO OMG – the reason is so clear. It doesn’t need to be put into words! He was “THE MAN” … and will be remembered forever. As millions of local people and non-locals cross the bridge and read the name they will recite a story about “the man”. It’s a terrific way to honor someone that evokes so many wonderful memories.
Judy Wildwood MO Stan embodied what an American truly is. Whether you’re from Illinois or Missouri, you had to love The Man.
Nicole Saint Peters MO Stan Musial was the ultimate in sportsmanship. athletes today would do well to take many notes from Stan Musial’s behavior both on and off the field. He was an amazing talented athlete who remained humble and kind.
Mary St James MO He was truly a legend! What finer way to honor him in the “Show Me” state!!
Christie Saint Louis MO
Judy Dupo IL Please name the new bridge over the Mississippi River after Stan Musial because he was like a bridge between the East and the West. We need more “bridges” like him to keep us together in the United States.
Sheldon St. Charles MO Simply put, Stan Musial was a great example of the type of person you idolize as a kid and once you met him he lived up to the legend that he was. Stan embraced people and never turned his back on a fan. Far too often we hear of the bad things that people do and not often enough do we hear about guys like Stan Musial. I think it would be the greatest honor to name the new bridge after him. I know that Stan is normally thought of as a St. Louis icon, but if there was any person who would be ideal to represent the bridging of Missouri and Illinois I can think of no better person than Stan Musial.
Sherry Griffin GA What a wonderful way to honor Stan “The Man” Musial. His whole life and team loyalty has been devoted to the St. Louis area.
karen St Louis MO
Kimberly St. Louis MO
John Hillsboro MO
Mikie Steelville MO Why should they, why wouldn’t they!!!!!!!!!
John St. Louis MO There is no other name or person more worthy
Melanie Brentwood MO Stan was a legend and a hero to so many not just in St. Louis, but worldwide. He was also a die hard philanthropist who used his fame to do good works for those who needed help. I can’t think of a better tribute to this great man! I would love to hear “The Musial Bridge” become a part of the St. Louis vocabulary.
Steve Saint Peters MO It is the best thing to do.
Janice Wood River IL what a great honor to bring two states together to honor a man of great character and a great sportsman I believe ti gives so many people an opportunity to be involved in such a important event and the sports world can remeber stan the man and all people can connect with such a person what a great opporunity for all !
Melissa High Ridge MO It would be better to name the bridge after Stan than to name it after a politician!
Sandy Granite City IL Who better to give this honor to?
Shaun Maryland Heights MO Because Stan is the Greatest Cardinal of them all!!!!
Scott Kirkwood MO Go Cardinals!!!!
Casey Ballwin MO It would be the region’s honor to have this bridge named for Stan “The Man” Musial. Wouldn’t it sound great to nickname it “The Man”!
Nebelsick Belleville IL It would be a name everyone should be able to agree upon.
Heather Maryland Heights MO Because Stan is the Greatest Cardinals of them all!!!
Kathryn St. Louis MO Stan the Man will be remembered for all the good in his life, professionally and personally. Anytime anyone thinks of Stan Musial while crossing that bridge their thoughts will be happy and positive.
Heather Maryland Heights MO Because Stan is the Greatest Cardinals of them all!!!
Faye Union MO
Sue Oakville MO The bridge should be named after an outstanding citizen who united people, just as a bridge brings together both sides of the river. Let’s not forget what Stan did in helping break the color barrier in baseball. Please don’t name something after another grandstanding politician!
Suzanne Saint Louis MO Nothing brings together the Metro East & St. Louis regions like the Cardinals. Instead of deciding on a name of someone from MO or IL to name the bridge after (and argue who deserves it more), name the bridge after someone who actual represents the “region”. And when visitors from another state are driving through using the bridge, they’ll actually recognize the name, given it’s national recognition.
Mary St Louis MO This bridge will bring people together, which is what Stan did all his life.
Bev Florissant MO His life was one that truly bridged many things. He spanned peoples, nationalities and generations. It is only fitting that a bridge be named in his honor.
Kelly Chicago IL This would be a great way to honor Stan, who was not only a legend on the field, but a stand-up guy off the field. We should all be striving to live our lives like Stan and this would be a great reminder.
Robert St. Peters MO Because he was/is THE MAN!!!!
Michael Des Peres MO Because Stan Musial is a legend, especially of the St. Louis area. He was also a fine gentleman and a great example of goodness in many ways.
Keven Ballwin MO Who else is a better role model? Just do it and keep the politics out of it.
Vicki O’Fallon MO
J Granite City IL Fitting tribute to this wonderful man.
Derrick Odin IL
Sharon Florissant MO As his grandson said, he brought people together which is the same thing a bridge does.
vicki st. peters MO He deserves it!!
Michael St. Charles MO
Helen Mount Vernon MO
Bruce Lawrenceville IL Stan is a man of impeccable stature in the communities that make up the greater St. Louis area. There is no finer choice to name this bridge.
Sheila St. Charles MO
Mary Ellen St. Louis MO Stan Musial has always been a wonderful role model and ambassador to the Metro area. He was not only an outstanding baseball player and a lifetime Cardinal but also a person that all could look up to. Thank you
Mandy Wildwodd MO
Cathy Winfield MO Stan Musial represented all that is good and honorable in both a public, professional baseball player and as a man. Everyone loved him. He brought people together.
Tracy Charlotte NC Originally from Granite City, IL and I know what Stan Musial means to the community. The sports world has spent years glorifying the liars, drunks, drug users and villians of sports. I think this is an excellent chance to glorify someone who exemplified the right way to live and work. Someone who until the day he died was a person ALL looked up to. My kids are growing up in a world where few can be respected anymore In sports or anywhere). Let there be something that stands, as families cross the river – and kids in the car ask “Mom, Dad – Who was Stan Musial?” – that will be a reminder of the person that once was – and something to give us something to tell our kids about that reflects how they should want to be…A reminder of what STILL can be the good in this world.
Jack Carlinville IL Because he was, is and always will be “The Man”
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Terrence Whitewater WI Not only was Stan one of the greatest athletes in sport history, he was an icon of St. Louis for over 60 years, a fantastic example and a great humanitarian.
Russ St Charles MO Stan Musial was loved by everyone in the geographical region, thus, by memorializing him with naming the bridge, he would be “bridging” the metropolitan area together!
Jim Cedar Hill MO He did great things for both states
Alan St. Louis MO A tribute to a man who walked this planet with the integrity that every one should strive to be like. Make this bridge a symbol of morality and who better to represent that than Stan. St. Louis being the gateway to the west Stan was the gateway to the west for baseball.
Carl Kirkwood MO In contrast to the many public figures who force themselves upon us and then end up greatly disappointing us, a daily reference to the Musial Bridge will remind us that it is still possible to be successful, humble and good for an entire life.
Kyle St Louis MO He is a legend in baseball and a hero to St Louis fans. Truly a role model for today’s athletes.
Erin Alton IL Stan Musial had a huge influence on the city of St. Louis and the Cardinals. Although Stan and the Cardinals are more influential in Missouri, southern Illinois is a huge part of Cardinal nation! Stan is a hometown hero and naming a bridge in honor of him should have already been done. This is the perfect opportunity to remember one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
kevin collinsville IL Great player, great man, Stan the Man
Gerald Rolla MO Mr Musial was not only a great ballplayer but also a great individual that did much to support the St Louis area……he never wavered from his love and support for Cardinal nation or the greater St Louis area.
Barbara St. Louis MO Stan was more than an outstanding ballplayer. He lived his life by the Golden Rule, was a strong influence on his teammates when the league integrated, and was an excellent example to all for his entire life.
Kim Manchester MO
Mary Saint Louis County MO This man was the best and in tribute to him this would be a wonderful thing
William Bethalto IL The St. Louis Cardinals are THE hometown team in my part of Illinois. They are “regional” and as much an Illinois team as they are a Missouri team. Stan Musial was a hero to me as I grew up. A bridge named for him that connects Illinois and Missouri, would be fitting. He was and always will be “The Man”.
Mike St Louis MO There is no better example of how a human being should conduct themselves throughout their life here on earth. It would serve our country well if everyone would attempt to follow in Stan’s footsteps. The culture of our country has been eroding for years.
Ed Minneapolis MN Originally of Alton, IL. I grew up idolizing Stan Musial. He was as near perfect as we’ll ever see.
Georiga St. Louis MO He truly was a connection between east and west in our area in his career in baseball. A true gentle man who had a gift playing baseball and had a gift of enjoying his fans. What a better way to honor him than to have his name forever engraved in the area where he spent most of his life and professionally playing ball for the St. Louis Cardinals. There is no one else or anything else as appropriate for this honor.
Catherine St. Charles MO Stan Musial was and is an ambassador for St. Louis. I can think of no one more worthy of this honor.
Bryan St. Louis MO Like Stan Musial did in bridging kindness between baseball and his personal life so should we connect Missouri and Illinois in the spirit if commeraderie.
Toby St. Louis MO Stan will not only be remembered as one of St. Louis’ greatest baseball players, but also for being humanitarian and a classy, all-around wonderful man. Nothing says St. Louis like Stan the Man! RIP! You will always be loved in St. Louis!
Louise Glendale MO
Nick St. Louis MO Stan the Man is one of the finest individuals that has walked this earth. He was St. Louis, it is only fitting that someone coming into the city should be greeted by the man who would have greeted someone the same if he was still alive. Also for a man that has done so much for this city, we can never repay him enough. It is only fitting that we recognize and remember this man that is the face of St. Louis, and the face of this baseball town’s great team.
Scott Clayton MO he was an icon for the region for such a long time
Carla Marine IL
James Oakville MO There is no better person that demonstrated character and poise like Stan Musial. Honoring him with this would be a great example for this city to demonstrate to the world!
Kathleen St. Louis City MO Stan Musial was the epitome of Class, he was kind and generous to a fault.
Tara Alton IL
Lynda Belleville IL He’s an icon. There was no better ambassador for the area. He was an athlete that kids could look up to. He didn’t have an scandals in his life & showed everyone his pride in being a lifelong Cardinal player. He showed us fans respect & earned our respect just by being himself. It would be a fitting tribute to a legend.
Anthony St. Louis MO Growing up in Springfield, IL and driving down for games all the time and meeting at Stan’s statue are fond memories for myself and my family. It would be great for future generations in Springfield and other areas of IL to be able to drive across the Musial bridge on the way to the ball game. I now live in St. Louis and I hope that both states can agree this is great tribute to The Man for everything he did for the entire region for 70+ years.
Eric O’Fallon MO Stan Musial’s contributions and achievements in life cannot just be summarized by his remarkable baseball career. Rather, some of Stan’s more incredible feats came off the baseball diamond as a kind-hearted husband, family man, and person. Stan dedicated his entire life to the service of his family, to the Cardinal organization and its fans everywhere, to residents of St. Louis young and old on both sides of the Mississippi, and therefore, to essentially all of us. And, he did this with incredible warmth, laughter, sincerity, and a humble heart. While Stan may not have been born here, he most certainly chose to live here and he embraced both this town and its diverse people. And, that’s the kind of lasting image that deserves to be remembered symbolically by this bridge. This bridge over the mighty Mississippi is a symbol of Stan’s connections with organizations of all kinds from athletic to charitable. It’s a symbol of Stan’s cross generational span, and it’s ultimately a symbol of all the lives that he reached and impacted. So why should we come together and name this bridge after a guy like Stan Musial? Simply put, nobody brought this entire Midwest region together, bridged diverse groups people together, bridged and brought so many lives together, and in doing so interwove his or her way into our hearts quite like Stan the Man! And, the way in which he did this and conducted his life that’s what should be treasured and remembered amongst us. Stan wasn’t just the ‘perfect knight’ of the St. Louis Cardinals and of all baseball. No, Stan was the ‘perfect knight’ we all needed – regardless of what side of the river we called home.
Deborah St. Louis MO
Susan New Bloomfield MO
Debby Walnut Hill IL He’s an Icon around this area and he has an unblemished reputation, unlike most politicians.
James Arnold MO Because of the amount of people he brought to the region over the years. If it wasn’t for Stan then the Cardinals would not be what they are – the biggest local attraction!!!!
Michael Ogallala NE Without question Stan ” The Man ” Musial was one of the greatest examples of true sportsmanship ever. He was a role model both on and off the field. A true embassador for the City of St. Louis
Wendell Jennings MO No name is more synonymous with St. Louis than Stan Musial. Stan “The Man” Memorial Bridge would be a great name. He has a bridge named after him in his home town of Donora, Pa. Now lets name a bridge for him in the city he loved and spent most of his life.
Steve Cottleville MO
Joe Caseyville IL He did it without being under the influence of drugs……..
Nita Granite City IL Mr. Musial contributed to the St. Louis area community through charitable means and conducted himself with dignity and respect. And Im not even a baseball fan.
Mark Chesterfield MO This is the perfect honor for the perfect knight of baseball and Cardinal’s Nation.
Janice Columbia IL A MAN FOR ALL AGES!
Rose Webster Groves MO What an honor for a man who never sought out honors for himself. A man of good moral standing, who never met a person he didn’t like, who welcomed all as equals. No politics involved…Stan deserves this.
Penney St. Louis MO He deserves it!!! He brought Missouri and Illinois together for the love of the game. BASEBALL!!!!
Charlotte Saint Louis MO The bridge should be named after Stan Musial to acknowledge what a great person he was as well as a baseball hero.
Nancy Sappington MO Stan Musial has been a legend in this part of the country for quite some time. I think this is a fitting way to honor one of history’s greatest baseball players who also, by all accounts, also happened to be one of history’s greatest gentlemen.
Martin 1836 Santa Paula Street saint Charles MO 63303 MO Stan was what the Midwest is about he never turned his back on anyone and always had time for the children and the charities. In this day and age when finding a person to look up to is far and few between Stan The Man Musial is the person that generations will talk about, stories can be told to children and grandchildren . He is as close to a Hero as some of us will ever get. Stan will always and forever Be the MAN there will be no Other.
Ellen Collinsville IL Stan Musial was not only a great baseball player but also a great man who treated everyone like they were his equal.
Ruth Belleville IL Even though I am a Cubbies fan, I believe the new bridge should be named after Stan Musial because not only was he one of the greatest baseball players ever, he was an all around great man. He had a family, he was married to his wife for 72 years and loved and adored all of his family and fans.
Michael Palmyra MO Not only was Stan Musial a great cardinal, he became a great Missourian.
Jan Imperial MO This is the least we could do for our hometown hero!
Mike Sparks NV What other person has done more to bring honor and respect to St. Louis than Stan Musial? In a time when so many sports heroes are spoiled or stain images with their behavior, his reputation has stood the test of time. And because of the reach of Cardinal Nation through the audiences touched by the powerr of KMOX, that appeal has reached well beyond the boundaries of st. Louis.
Susan St. Louis MO Because he should be remembered for a very long time. He was a great person and deserves the recognition.
Todd Waterloo IL
Jerry Ballwin MO He is loved and respected not only in St. Louis but also in the entive midwest and south covered by the KMOX signal during his career. He was not only a great ballplayer but also a great main without a single blemish on his record.
Lois Breese IL He’s “The Man” to honor.
Kathy St. Louis MO
Joy Saint Louis MO Because of who he was. He was not just a ball player, he was a sincere and giving human being. There was a note left at his statue that sums it up… “if every man was like STAN THE MAN, this world would be a better place.” Thank you.
Bettie Weldon Spring MO He was an Ambassador for Good, for all the nation—for once, everyone do the right thing legislators!!!
Jeff Maryland Heights MO He was a civic treasure, and deserves every honor possible!
Pat St. Charles MO Mr. Musial was dedicated to the St. Louis area for 70 years. He has been an incredible supporter of the St. Louis area! He and his wife, Lil helped Covenant House, St. Louis, MO raise $4,500,000. Who else in our area has been awarded the Medal of Freedom, only the best in the USA receive this award! This is a no-brainer, the new Mississippi River Bridge needs to be name the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.
Jill Shrewsbury MO Stan was the kind of athlete that all athletes hope to be and the kind of man that all men should be. He was a man for others in his quiet way.
Karen Fredericktown MO Because the St Louis/Metro East baseball fans are all part of the Cardinal Nation. Stan Musial is a great, humble player who represents all that is good in St Louis, in the Cardinals, and in baseball! He brought the Illinois Metro East Cardinal fans over to see the Red Birds fly!!
John Fenton MO Why not?
Grady Saint Ann MO
carol cuba MO the cardinals have bridged our communities,so this bridge would honor the greatest cardinal,call it the “stan musial bridge” and during traffic reports call it the #6
Stephanie Saint Peters MO There are fewer and fewer positive role models left in the world today and Stan Musial stands for courage, loyalty, determination, and honesty! He gave so much to our community, thousands of people would have gladly crossed the bridge to see him play!
Nancy St. Louis MO
Becci Affton MO
Dean St. Louis MO I currently live in Rochester, MN. I am 48 years old. I spent my first 45 years living in St. Louis. Stan Musial is without a doubt the greatest Cardinal player ever. I also believe he is right up there with the Babe, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays and a very select few others like Honus Wagner as one of the greatest of all-time.
Jared St. Louis MO Mr. Musial is the greatest St. Louisan and Cardinal to ever live. He’s changed so many lives and given his fans so many great memories, yound and old. I remember my father telling me stories when I was a child and i’ll be sure to pass my experiences with Stan on to my children. In a city with so much potential and also it’s fair share of problems, lets stand together and do something we can all be proud of. Name the new bridge after St. Louis’s greatest citizen…
Jim St. Louis MO Stan Musial lived by the golden rule. “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”
Jonathan St. Louis MO There are very few universally beloved figures, and even fewer that are locally based. Musial Bridge would honor the region’s favorite pastime and one of its finest members.
Mary Troy IL Yes, the new Mississippi River Bridge should be named in Stan Musial’s honor. He was a wonderful representative for our entire metropolitan St. Louis area.
Jerry Perryville MO The greatest Cardinal, Ambassador for the region, and Man, anyone could hope to meet. I think this say’s all that needs to be said as to why “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” is the perfect name. If the nation recognizes his contributions, shouldn’t the region? The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor and bestowed to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. Though individuals may be honored for singular acts of momentous import, it is generally offered for a lifetime of service or at the conclusion of a distinguished career. I would love to be welcomed to the city if not by “The Man” himself at least by his name. Who could make you feel more welcome then Stan Musial himself.
Kim St. Louis MO Stan Musial is a great role model standing for respect, hard work, community involvment and patriotism for his country.
Nancy Kirkwood MO Stan Musial brought honor, accomplishment, integrity, and fame to our area through his feats on the playing field as well as through his good citizenship. Not only was he the finest ever to play the game in St. Louis, but he led his life in an exemplary manner off the field. He wasn’t just an athlete; he served as a tremendous role model for those who came after him. Stan personified that which is known as “the Cardinal way”.
George Winfield MO I am fortunately old enough to have seen Stan Musial play. It amazes me and speaks volumes about Stan’s character as a man, that 50 years after he quit playing several generations of fans who never had that good fortune still revere his accomplishments both on and off the field.
Greg St Louis MO First and fore most Stan was a great person, giving everythig he could to all communities around the country his entire life. Second, one of the greatness baseball players of all time who wanted to be a role model for future generations and show our children the right path in life. Enough said!
mark st. louis MO Stan thrilled so many people, from both sides of the river, for so many years. a man to never be forgotten
Sheryl St. Louis MO It’s a fitting tribute to a great human being.
CECELIA PERRYVILLE MO MR. MUSIAL WAS A GOOD PERSON IN EVERYTHING HE DID AND WE SHOULD HONOR MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM.
Tracey Alton IL Stan Musial is iconic to St. Louis, it would be advantageous to the City of St. Louis to name the bridge in honor of the last Stan Musial!
Ross St. Louis MO
Jim Springfield IL An example for all of humankind to follow. Great role model for kids (and adults): honest, dedicated, loyal, fair, humble, etc., etc. Worthy to be remembered and honored for generations.
Mark Glen Carbon IL
Sarah St. Charles MO Stan “The Man” Musial was an iconic fixture to baseball in both Missouri and Illinois, home of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kelly Chesterfield MO
Phillip O’Fallon MO Stan is a great example of not only a great baseball player but more importantly a great example of a human being and how we all should treat each other. I can imagine driving over the bridge and telling my son and grandchildren how Stan treated everyone and how he set an example for all of us to follow. The bridge would be a terrific reminder of how we should try to live our lives.
Kristin St. Louis MO
Matthew Gray Summit MO
Kayla St. Louis MO Not only was Stan Musial a phenominal baseball player, he was an even better man. What better person to represent these two states?
Brian Alton IL Stan the Man embodied the uniquely Midwestern virtues that our city stands for better than anyone else.
Wayne Steelville MO Because he was more honorable than most lawmakers.
Othaniel St. Louis MO Stan would love to hear “traffic is moving on the Stan Span”!!!!!
David Imperial MO This is a Great Ideal !!!
Amanda Florissant MO The name Stan Musial, means a lot to St. Louis and the surrounding cities. We had a Mark McGuire part of the high way, and Stan the Man is definitely more sentimental for the St. Louis area, and would mean the world to the Cardinal Nation. Stan wasn’t just a hero for the older folks, but also to the younger generation. I am in my 20s and I was very saddened by the loss. I can’t imagine Opening Day being the same without him…. RIP Stan!
kathleen belleville IL Who better could it be named for ?? I can’t think of anyone.
Charles Belleville IL The greatest reason of all is we all loved Stan Musial. Also, he was one of the greatest humanitarian icons of this area. Plus…this is Cardinal Baseball Country!!!
Jeremy Saint Louis MO Naming the bridge after Stan Musial will be far better than naming it after a politican.
Stacy Oakville MO Stan the Man belonged to every baseball fan who cherishes the game…especially those of us in Missouri and Illinois.
Carolyn Saint Louis MO
Pauline St. Louis MO Everyone loved Stan – he was the home town boy no matter where you called home.
Cedric Fenton MO To honor this true gentleman and sportsman.
Stefanie O Fallon MO This would be a great honor for Stan! He’s one of the most baseball players of all time, so let’s use this as an opportunity to show that St. Louis is honored to have had him as one of our own Cardinals for his entire career!
Brian Wood River IL He represented all of us. He was ours and baseballs icon. He was what is good in Baseball.
Lisa Florissant MO
Bonita St. Louis MO Stan has a wonderful legacy in this part of the country; no politician from either side of the river really measures up to his background; and naming the bridge after Stan Musial sort of confirms this region as the Cardinals base. I think it’s a fantastic idea!
Betty Crestwood MO Stan was a great ballplayer and a gentleman, he deserves to be remembered with his name on the Missouri/Illinois bridge.
Kathy House Springs MO Stan Musial is and will always be one of the greatest baseball players in this area. He was such a honest hardworking man who always gave back to his fans and to charities. Who better to represent this bridge!
Dawn Maryland Heights MO His legacy needs to be honored…simple as that
Greg Saint Peters MO Stan Musial carried himself, on & off the field, in a way that most of today’s athletes never attempt to do. The Cardinals are not my favorite team, but there is no denying what “The Man” means to St. Louis & it’s fans, & deservedly so.
Tom St. Charles MO
Mary Hazelwood MO
Rachelle Granite City IL He was an awesome person who gave back so much so the city of St. Louis.
Cheri Hillsboro MO
Laura Florissant MO Who better to name the bridge after but a man with honor and loyalty to a city that loved him. Everyone who follows baseball at all knows who Stan the Man is. All of Cardinal nation near and far love him and cherish what he has meant for the area, and has fond memories of him.
Carol St. Louis MO I mistakenly hit submit before I was done writing; however, you should be able to find my comments. Feel free to share. Stan Musial was a wonderful humanitarian to whom we owe many accolades. Regards, Carol Sholy
Tiffany St. Louis MO
Denise Fenton MO Stan was not only a great player for a team the whole region cheered for, but he was a classy guy. Way better than naming the bridge after some politician.
Jenny Arnold MO The STL Cardinals are a bridge between MO & IL. Stan the Man is a great representation of the community and should be honored.
Brian Wentzville MO
Greg Columbia IL Stan Musial lived a life we would all be proud of and this bridge will become a loving memory of a life well lived.
Chris St Louis MO Stan Musial has a sterling character and, for many, represents the best of human nature. He is a figure to be admired and we can be proud he chose to continue to live in the St Louis area after his retirement. That says a lot for our community and values. We would do well to honor him in this way.
Kenneth St. Charles MO Stan Musial is one of the most honorable St. Louisans to have ever lived. The Cardinals were the western-most MLB franchise when he was playing the game and connected the eastern U.S. to the west through sports. So it is fitting that a bridge connecting the east to the west would be named after this great man.
Pam St. Charles MO Stan Musial was a great ambassador for St. Louis and the St. Louis Cardinals. His lifelong commitment to St. Louis and all of baseball should be honored. I urge you to please consider naming the Mississippi River Bridge after Stan Musial.
katie arnold MO
Donna Belleville IL Mr Musial is deserving of the new Mississippi River Bridge named in his honor because of the way and why he lived his life.
John Glendale MO
Mary Ellen St. Louis MO He was a St. Louis legend and a real role model. He was a man of outstanding moral character. I think we should take it one step furter and paint the bridge Cardinal RED.
maureen saint louis MO Stan Musial has fan clubs all over the US. He is a Hall of Fame player recognized all over the country. There are no ugly rumors about him and no one has a beef with him. He is baseball’s perfect knight and his name is a perfect name to be memoialized by the bridge. His name will be the first or last thing you will see as you go over the bridge very near Busch stadium.
Gina Ballwin MO Stan Musial…… enough said!
Lisa Fenton MO For the example he showed on and off the field…
Jim Troy IL Because Mr. Musial was a great advocate for the entire metropolitan St. Louis area. He could have lived anywhere in the USA however, he spent the past 70 years of his life being an incredible ambassador for the metropolitan area. He received the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor bestowed on only the best in the USA! That bridge needs to be named in honor of Mr. Musial, my suggestion, the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge ;-)
Sheri St. Peters MO Stan was a positive role model for kids and adults alike. What a wonderful way to celebrate the life of Stan and to honor his memory. There is and will only be one “Stan the Man”.
Norman Potosi MO good man
Blake Springfield IL He’s the man. Duh.
Helen St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a great asset to the area. Remembering him in such a way would be one of the best things this city/state could do. He dedicated his life to our area so we should dedicate our area to his life.
Sue Fenton MO We as citizens of this wonderful region are honored to have Stan Musial as a part of our history. Now is the time to honor him by naming our regions new bridge after him.
Nicole Creve Couer MO Stan Musial is an icon for the St. Louis Metro Area. He contributed so much to the community and we should pay homage to his life – both personally and professionally. Stan was one of the greatest players to play for one of the greatest teams in baseball, so we need to dedicate this bridge to him, Cardinals baseball, and its great fans.
Rosemary Steelville MO Who better?
Laura Fairview Heights IL
Dustin Troy MO Because Stan (the man) Musial was the face of St.Louis Sports and the bridge will be the new St.Louis
Tanya Ballwin MO He was loved by so many through generations of baseball fans. One in a million!
Tyller Fenton MO I think he is one of the great legends of Missouri. He is a great man and he is a part of our history.
Lisa St. Louis MO Because Stan was a bridge between people, regardless of color, creed or gender. He was the kind of person we should all strive to be to bridge the gaps between all of us, politically, economically and socially.
Michael Saint Charles MO The new Mississippi River Bridge will be the newest connection between the Missouri and Illinois sides of Greater St. Louis. It only seems fitting that the bridge be named for a cultural icon that has connected the residents of these two states for generations. Stan Musial is the Cardinals, but he was more than just baseball. During his playing days he brought fans together. I’ve read stories of how he brought teams together during the integration of baseball. Upon retiring, he brought fathers and sons together because he was a common icon they could share. And throughout his life, his philanthropic efforts helped reconnect wayward children with their families and communities. We could name our bridge after a politician, a religious leader or even an entertainer. But politics, religion and morality do more to divide our diverse region than unite it. By bestowing the name ‘Stan Musial’ on the new bridge, we are ensuring that a great man and civic icon will bring generations of Illinois and Missouri residents together.
michelle Fenton MO
Hal Grand Blanc MI It would be appropriate to name the bridge after Stan Musial. His name will always be associated with the St. Louis area and a reference to Mr. Musial as you enter and leave the city would be an very nice salute to the man who epitomized the spirit of St. Louis.
Leslie St. Louis MO Naming the bridge after Stan Musial would be a wonderful tribute. It would keep Stan’s name and memory in the present. As people drive over the bridge everyday, they will be able to tell their children of the man who was Stan Musial…of his honesty, his intregity, his kindness. It will help to be a reminder for all of us that we should live our lives as Stan lived his.
Doug St. Louis MO Gentlemen, This is a no brainer. Let’s honor Stan the Man! Sincerely, Doug McElvein KMOX Radio
Marjorie Kirkwood MO He is the gentleman of St. Louis and what a fitting honor for such a great St. Louisian.
cindy st. louis MO He is a legend and deserves to be memorialized!!!!
Pat Osage Beach MO There aren’t many people in St Louis who have put St Louis on the map like “Stan The Man”, there should not be any question wheat her or not to do it.
ARINTHA GRANITE CITY IL BECAUSE HE WAS A VERY VERY GOOD MAN.
Annabel Kirkwood MO He’s a baseball legend who’s brought honor and meaning to our city.
Charles St. Louis MO Stan The Man embodies a Midwestern friendliness and concern for community that we should celebrate. During most of his career, St. Louis was the westernmost MLB city; so a crossing of the Mississippi as a tribute to him seems fitting.
Dan St. Louis MO Stan connected people from East to West. He connected generations of baseball fans, and taught people how to play the game the right way. He has left a permenant mark on the people of St. Louis, the Metro East and the World with his basebal prowess, and more importantly his kindness to the rest of humanity.
Kellen Farmington MO Amazing how one man can still bring a city together!
Donald Wentzville MO
Almalee Florissant MO One of greatest players ever to play the game. He deserves the honor.
Deborah House Springs MO HE WAS AN AMAZING MAN WHO DID SO MUCH FOR OUR CITY THAT I THINK IT’S THE LEAST WE COULD DO FOR HIM
Tom St Louis MO The bridge should not be named for Stan Musial. It should be named for John Hartford. Hartford’s connections to the region and the river make him the best candidate for naming the bridge. Put his name on the stadium and the ballpark village.
Ashley St. Louis MO
Jim Saint Louis MO It would honor a truly deserving individual whose contribution the the area is still being discovered.
Nina St. Peters MO
Lori Edwardsville IL
Megan St. Louis MO Because the man was a legend, and he was a genuinely good person.
Andy St. Louis MO In today’s world, far too often those that we tend to look up to, athletes included, fail to measure up to anything resembling someone that should be held in such high regard. Stan Musial, as anyone can tell you, by all measure was the kind of person that all should aspire to be. And for this region to have such a man to be able to shamelessly look up to and hold up as an example of what a true man should be, is a great gift that Stan bestowed upon us. Sure, the numbers Stan put up in his baseball career are awesome and among the best ever. We can and should be proud that we Cardinal fans are able to boast about having such a great ball player having played for us. But the kind of unselfish, caring and gentle man that Stan was for his whole life is truly worthy of us remembering him and cherishing him as a St. Louisan, a Cardinal, and a regional treasure to be proud of
Stella Union MO
Kimberly Godfrey IL Stan Musial was one of hte greatest baseball players of ANY era. He is one of the few players to which no scandal has been attached. He was as great of a man off the field as on it. I can think of no one more deserving of the honor, which, in my opinion is WAY overdue!
Alan St. Louis MO Stan connected with people and the bridge connects people.
Robert Saint Louis MO There is no finer example of a truly honorable man. The whole region should be honored to name the bridge after Stan.
Tara OFallon MO Do we really have to tell the politicians why this should be done? I hope not, or we are in worse trouble than I ever imagined.
Linda St. Charles MO because it is stan the man…. who better?
Linda Florissant MO Stan Musial’s life and actions were what the MO & IL people already show to the out of town fans when in town visiting.
AL ST. LOUIS MO Stan is a legend!!! Enough said.
roger kirkwood MO Stan represented all things honorable both on and off the baseball field. He deserves this tribute.
Susan Godfrey IL What better way to honor the greatest and classiest baseball player and pillar of Cardinal Nation and the entire St. Louis community!
Dale St. Charles MO Stan Musial is one of the biggest reasons St. Louis and the surrounding area love the Cardinals baseball organization. Since I was a child my family was a Cardinals family. My late grandmother could tell you the names of the players even though she could barely see the television. She adored Stan Musial and compared most current players with him. Stan Musial is not only a St. Louis icon but an Illinois icon as well, evident by the sign outside Wrigley field remembering him.
Bonnie High Ridge MO He was The Baseball GREAT the one and Only
Clayton St. Louis MO Because Stan Musial represented all that is good in the Midwest, not just St. Louis. He didn’t just play baseball, he showed how people should live. The people of New York gave him his nickname! He is recognizable as a great American.
matt hazelwood MO He is a legend in both missouri and illinois not to mention every other state as well. I think that would be a good way for everyone to show there appreciation and love for the man and the game. We are the best fans in baseball let’s keep it that way and show them what we are all about. STAN THE MAN MEMORIAL BRIDGE.
Tommy St Louis MO
Stephanie Hazelwood MO
Stephanie Edwardsville IL
Eric Pasadena Hills MO Stan was and always will be The Man.
Kathy Collinsville IL
Jeremy Troy MO Stan is a well know and well respected icon of the st.louis area, and it be a nice tribute from the cardinal fans to honor his memory with something large like this new bridge.
Sarah Saint Peters MO Stan isn’t just a STL hero, he’s our country’s hero. If you don’t want to name the bridge after him because of his Cardinal legacy, do it to honor his legacy for serving this country. 4 words: Presidential Medal of Freedom. You can’t argue with that.
Kim Wildwood MO
James Osage Beach MO No player in the history of baseball exemplified the integrity, honor, class and positive attitude that Stan did. He defined what a celebrity role model for kids should be. And our State and the City of St. Louis was blessed to be called his home. Jim Divincen, Lake of the Ozarks
Diane Manchester MO There are Cards fans in both Missouri and Illinois.
Molly Wildwood MO
Constance St. Charles MI Stan Musial was one of the last remaining true gentlemen of baseball. A wonderful athlete and never arrogant about it. I became a fan when I was very young, watching him play at Sportsman’s Park on north Grand Avenue. I don’t believe anyone ever had a negative thing to say about him.
Steve St. Peters MO What better representative of St. Louis could there be? He was more than a ballplayer, he was the complete gentleman. He is a source of STL area civic pride, even if you’re not a baseball fan. Also, it would follow the pattern of other famous names used on bridges in the area (Boone, Clark, etc). It’s just one more way to keep his legacy alive for future generations.
Molly Wildwood MO
Kathryn Ellisville MO
Perry Denver IL Stan Musial bridged talent, integrity, generations and connected with prople of all cultures and geographies. Just ask the hundreds of Cardinals who played during his years in St. Louis.
Jerry St. Louis MO Who has done more for the image of the St. Louis region over the last century. Stan is the natural, non political figure we all need to remember and work to emulate. I applaud those who have hatched this naming idea. No person can have higher credentials. What other Medal Of Freedem winner, from this region, can outclass Stan The Man! I recommend they move without haste to make this happen.
Mary Manchester MO He served our country well. He always made us proud whether on the field or not.
Shannon Granite City IL Stan Musial is a legend. He was everything good. An outstanding athlete and person will great morals. a pillar of the community, and such a big part of St. Louis and the metro-east are for so long. It would be a great way to show our appreciation for such a great person.
Melody Imperial MO I’m as impressed by Stan’s integrity as his ability as a player. What an example! When our children and grandchildren ask, “Who was Stan Musial?” we can tell them what a great man he was–on and off the field. He is the kind of celebrity we want future generations to emulate! I’m sure Cardinal fans from both sides of the river would agree.
Carrie Xenia OH Because we love him!
TERRY GRANITE CITY IL He is the most loved & respected person in the by-state area. The first thing you see people do when his name is spoken is, even before a topic is stated, smile
Amy St. Louis MO I think it would be a great tribute to someone who was without a doubt a wonderful human being. He was someone to be proud of and a person that you would be proud for your child to emulate. He stands for the values that are slipping away today.
Stefanie St. Peters MO
DON OAKVILLE MO
Mary Webster Groves MO Stan Musial wasa fantastic baseball player, but more importantly he was a great man who was loyal to our home. Cardinal Nation covers Missouri and Illinois.
Mary St. Louis MO
Ryan Belleville IL
Dachelle Maplewood MO Stan Musial is a sports icon for this region. He is one of the greats that helped make baseball what it is here in St. Louis.
Sue High Ridge MO A man who brought together people and was someone for children to look up to no blemishes in his career or life.
Stephanie St. Louis MO TWO WORDS – CARDINALS NATION!
Steven Overland MO Cardinals fans from both sides of the river are known as the best fans in baseball, and Stan is a big reason why Cardinals fans are as dedicated and respectful as they are. Despite all the issues we deal with as a city, it seems that our love of the Cardinals is what holds us together.
Teresa Fenton MO He was ambassader for the city and a friend to all
William Saint Louis MO It is time to honor goodness as part of greatness.
Duane Dardenne Prairie MO He was a great American.
Donna Imperial MO The questions is “Why Not”? Can you think of any individual with unblemished character and held in such high esteem.
Don Swansea IL So much better to have the bridge be named after a non-politician who did good things for the sake of human beings and not worry about getting re-elected.
Mary Edwardsville IL Stan has been an Icon in both states for so many years, without any question as to his charcter and honesty. He has helped others in the Metro area for many years. What a better person to honor in this way.
Trudy Affton MO Because Stan bridged across generations, cultures, races, economic barriers, fan loyalties..he was a true compassionate human-being.
Jill Chesterfield MO We should honor Stan Musial by naming the new Mississippi River Bridge because Mr. Musial was a St. Louis hero, a life-long resident of St. Louis who gave immeasurably to the community and an exemplary human being.
Terry Maryville IL
April Wood River IL
John Peoria IL Because when you think St. Louis and the area you think of the Cardinals and Stan Musial.
Ray Fairview Heights IL No doubt a great, great, ball player, father, husband, team-mate, all those things. But NO!
Nick Thompsonville IL There would be no greater way for Missouri and Illinois to show their commitment to building and improving infrastructure in the Saint Louis area than to dedicate the new Mississippi River bridge to a man who represented the finest qualities of a Saint Louis sportsman and, in fact, of any man today. In naming this bridge after Stan Musial, Missouri and Illinois could stand together to display the spirit of teamwork and cooperation that Musial himself championed for so long.
Barb Collinsville IL
Paul Saint Louis MO The east side of Illinois is part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. I have many friends and relatives from cities like Granite City, Fairview Heights and Waterloo that come to the Cardinals games all season long and will most likely use the new Mississippi Bridge to get to those games. A river does not stop any of them from cheering on the Cardinals and particularly from honoring #6, Stan the Man! Its only logical that this bridge should honor him!
tiffney dupo IL Because Stan was and is what it is to be the face of not only a franchise but a city.
Deborah St. Louis MO Because Stan Musial was what a role model should be.
Trisha O’Fallon MO Legend…. Shame it couldnt of happened when he was still alive.
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Matt Ofallon MO He was loved by everyone.
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Laura House Springs MO Baseball’s perfect knight, baseball’s perfect warrior – and he is the definition of a true American Icon. Read about his past, it’s incredible. Not to mention his kindness to black people in the game when nobody else wanted them around, he was a person of the people
Rich Hermitage TN to bring a proud and positive message at a much needed time…
Brandon St. Louis MO He represents everything good about the city that you would want people to know about.
molly wildwood MO
Mary Peoria IL For generations the Cardinals and St. Louis have gone together. My family is no exception – I’m a Cradinal fan and my dad was a huge Cardinal fan. And when you think of the Cardinals you think of Stan Musial.
dan belleville,il IL Why Not?????
Beth University City MO He was a good man and a great role model for citizenship. We need more men and women like him. Naming a bridge after him is totally appropriate. Thank you.
Ruth Carlinville IL Stan was a great ambassador for both states. Most everyone knows who Stan Musial is and was. He brought together all walks of life from the rich to the poor to baseball fans and ones who were not.
Sherry St. Louis MO He was more that just a baseball player. He was bigger than life off the field as well. He gave so much his whole life to everyone. What a way to always remember him to name this bridge after him.
Riley St. Charles MO Stan Musial was a great citizen and he was a great ambassador brought positive attention to St. Louis.
Annie Edinburg IL
Ryan Saint Louis MO Stan is a Saint Louis icon and this would be an amazing tribute to his legacy.
Adam Louisville KY Because
Edna St. Ann MO
Eliene Cahokia IL The Stan the Man Bridge
Linda H Bartlett IL It would be a great way to honor the man!
Chris Chesterfield MO No one embodied what a Great American (sports figure)should try and be then Stan Musial. He served out country in WW2 and has always been a pillar of our society. He is and was the greatest player in Cardinals history.
Dan Troy IL For everything that Stan did and for the values for which he stood.
Paul F Bartlett IL He was a great baseball player- a legend. It would be a great tribute to the man.
Katy Saint Louis MO
Mary Edwardsville IL Stan Musial has done more for St. Louis than any other individual in history. This is the least we can do to honor him and remember him.
Ray Cahokia IL Stan Musial Memorial Bridge
Linda St Louis MO
Stephen Trenton IL an was a stateman both for baseball and the region. His only agenda was to improve both and make people happy, mneed a better reasopn?
Kristi Saint Charles MO
Chauncey Myrtle Beach SC
Greg New York NY
Linda Arnold MO Stan was an awesome public figure we can all be proud of. He has no skeletons in his closet; which is unusual nowadays!
Janice Florissant MO Stan the Man is not only a St. Louis icon, he is a nationwide baseball hero. Dedicating this bridge would honor his name and all the positive things that Stan stood for! He could have played anywhere. But once he found his place with the Cardinals, he knew he was home. With all the Cardinal fans in the bi-state area, dedicating our new bridge to Stan the Man would be honoring Cardinal Nation and the Musial family.
larry fenton MO
Jason St. Louis MO As a Cubs fan, I can honestly say that Stan brought enjoyment to baseball fans on both sides of the river for more than two decades, and he did it the right way. He played hard, played fair and played with dignity. He was a roll model to be emulated; athletes today could learn a thing or two by trying to live up to The Man’s legacy.
Walter St Louis MO Because it makes so much sense.
HOLLY SAINT LOUIS MO Stan Musial is one of the greatest people anyone could have ever met, and what a great tribute to someone who meant so much to the city of Saint Louis, than to be reminded of him every time you cross that bridge. I wish we could all try to be more like Stan each and every day, and maybe seeing the bridge will help us try to be better people.
vicky Maryland Heights MO To honor this great man!
Janet Belleville IL He is such an icon all over the world. It makes much more sense for him to represent the Cardinal Nation with this honor. We have plenty of politican names everywhere.
Kim Lake Saint Louis MO A gentleman and Medal of Freedom honoring; a perfect choice!
Mary Affton MO Stan Musial is a STL icon, not only because of his accomplishments in baseball, but also through his service to the community and generosity of spirit. His legacy will be everlasting. Naming the bridge after him is not nearly enough to give back, but still an admirable way to honor is memory.
Dan Lake St. Louis MO
Suzanne Cottleville MO He’s a true roll model and model citizen.
Tracy St. Louis MO Stan the Man was the Bridge to Baseball not only in Missouri and Illinois but all over the world.
Knneth Affton (St. Louis) MO
Marcia Chesterfield MO Stan Musian was a wonderful person who exemplifies all the best in humanity. He deserves to be honored by naming the bridge after him.
Gregg Kirkwood MO Because Stan connected with the baseball and with people. He was a bridge to fans and what St.Louis ans aspired to.
Jason Festus MO
Doug St. Charles MO Who else would it be named after???
Joan St. Louis MO Great person and roll model for the youth as well as we adults!
Becky Lawrenceville IL He was a wonderful, upstanding citizen that deserves to be honored for all he has done.
Chuck Edwardsville IL It is the right thing to do.
Janet Collinsville IL Stan Musial demonstrated all that was good in this world and his name on the bridge between Missouri and Illinois would be a great tribute to hands reaching across the waters.
Cindy Saint Charles MO It would be a nice tribute to a great man!
Elizabeth Saint Louis MO
JUDY FLORISSANT MO HE HONORED US WITH HIS SPORTS AND SERVICE AND WE CAN HONOR HIM.
chuck Litchfield IL Because of the integrity, honor, and decency of the man who has brought happiness to millions of Americans.,,mostly Cardinal Nation ,but he was a great person off the field as well, giving to charity and giving his time to everyone especially ill children. For once there is something both sides of the river can agree on, and both Party’s. Fans of the Cardinals live all over the world, but especially in Illinois and Missouri. PLease name the bridge THE STAN MUSIAL BRIDGE….
Amanda Belleville IL Because Stan wasn’t just Cardinals baseball, he was baseball. Because he was an excellent example to children; those of his time, those of our time, and those of the future. He modeled an excellent work ethic, good sportsmanship, faithfulness to his family, and good living. He served our country in the military, as well as the city of St. Louis in baseball. Stan represented the best of humanity, and he deserves to be remembered in this, and many more, ways!
jake st louis MO Stan was not only one of the very best baseball players of all time, he was an outstanding citizen, father, role model and ambassador for St. Louis for over 70 years! His decision to stay and work in St. Louis the rest of his life after a “Hall of Fame” career is probably unprecedented in sports. Of course longevity and consistentcy mean an aweful lot too. Truly a great American who also served his country in the military. Finally, he dedicated his life to serving others and providing enjoyment for all he came into contact with his entire lifetime.
Cathi Florissant MO Stan Musial has done for Baseball more than any other player in the past 50 years. He brought diversity between the players. Stan’s feeling was “Can’t we just be nice to one another”… Cathi Uskiwich Florissant, MO
mary glen carbon IL He was an outstanding ballplayer, man and citizen. He helped “bridge” the gap during the integration of baseball. As we still struggle with equality among all, it would be a constant reminder of what we should all strive towards.
Miranda Chesterfield MO
Michael Eureka MD Stan Musial’s life spanned the river and touched lives on the Missouri as well as the Illinois side.
Cheryl Kirkwood MO
Terry St. Louis MO Stan Musial is an excellent person to have a bridge named for him, it will not only honor him each and every time someone see’s or crosses the bridge but it will be a bond, joining Missouri & Illinois. We could be very proud of the bridge.
Leo Ladue MI A wonderful man and Cardinal ball player ans so gracious.
Patricia Imperial MO Stan Musial was a very good man. He deserves to have the new Mississippi River Bridge named after him. I remember when I was a little girl and my dad and I would watch the cardinals and he would loved good ole Stan the Man. It was a fun time watching the cardinals with my dad. I miss those days. Stan Musial is one of a few that still believed in living a good life. He was certainly a great role model. We do not have many of them anymore.
Nathaniel Brighton IL Name this bridge after Stan Musial not because it’s the right thing to do, but because The Man was and is St. Louis’ Greatest Son. It’s time for this country to start naming landmarks after athletes that weren’t complete and raging a-holes.
Carol St. Louis MO Just because….
Scott Saint Louis MO
Laurinda O fallon IL because he was a great man not just a great ball player. He was always a class act and brought pride to St Louis
MarLean Ladue MI One of the great man who was so willing to share his time with many who loved him
Gerald St. Louis MO Stan epitomized everything good and honorable in this area and deserves to be memorialized for future generations of both states and the nation.
Brian Fenton MO A class act man deserves a class act honor
brenda chesterfield MO He was a roll model for both young and old. A true American who honored his Faith,Family and all Mankind.
Kristi Florissant MO
Brooks Ofallon IL Great man, brought honor to st louis
mary st peters MO Mr Musial lived his life without any barriers. this would be a sign of how our two great states could be joined together without any barriers.
Linda O’Fallon MO Because Stan’s accomplishments as an athlete & the quality of his life-style as a family man & humanitarian are such an unusual combination these days that I believe make him a person who should be remembered by generations to come.
Kevin Arnold MO As a 3rd generation fan in the Cardinal Nation, What better way to send off/honor our Greatest loyal player/person in St. Louis history !!!!!
Frances St. Louis MO He is St. Louis
Luke O’Fallon IL Tribute to a man of ethics and character.
JoAnn Maryland Heights MO Because he’s the “MAN” and there will never be another one like him!!!
Sarah Collinsville IL Not only was Stan Musial possibly the Cardinals best player ever but he was an amazing man. He led a life of service, visiting sick children in area hospitals and signing autographs for many people.
Judith Fairview Heights IL Stan Musial has been a true role model for generations of not only Cardinals’ fans, but for people in communities on both sides of the river.
Marc Shiloh IL Both Missouri and Illinois benefitted from the illustrious career of Stan Musial. It is only appropriate that we name this span that joins two great states. It also will remind travelers of our high regard for Stan, his accomplishments, his humanity, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Todd Highland IL
Maggie Affton MO It would be a fitting tribute to a wonderful man.
Brian St. louis MO He is a true American Icon that will never be forgotten. Who else connected so many people in the Midwest. The span of Stan the Man.
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Krista Ballwin MO Because he was a kind man and a man of the people who “built bridges.”
Thomas Saint Louis MO Stan, a member of the ‘Greatest Generation’, represented all that is good about humanity, Saint Louis, and the great game of baseball.
John St Louis MO He is an icon from baseball and he was a good person
Denise Chesterfield MO
Bob Green Ridge MO Because he is the most iconic figure in sports in the history of the St. Louis area. He was also an honorable man. Would you name it after some questionable politician or a person who deserves the honor such as Stan Musial? It is a no brainer for me.
Shirley Lebanon IL Stan Musial is a GOOD person, a credit to the human race. He is admired by baseball fans as well as those of us who just know the name. There can be no better person to honor by having the bridge named for him
Ruth Raytown MO Stan Musial was the ultimate gentleman and sportsman. He carried himself with integrity on and off the field. He certainly was beloved in St. Louis but was loved and respected throughout the nation.
Barbara DeSoto MO The Man was a favorite of the entire Metro area, which includes the East Side. He will always be remered as a great man as well as the best ball player ever. Honoring him with naming the bridge after him will put his name on something used by Missouri and Illinois. The nation holds him in high esteem as noted by receiving the highest medal the nation can give to a civilian.
Carol St. Louis MO I think it would be an excellent honor for Mr. Musial. He was such a gentleman and was known for building bridges between people.
tim hermann AK integrity!!!!!!!!!!
Adam St. Louis MO
jOHN sT. lOUIS MO Stan Musial brought Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri together in the most positive ways more than anybody.
heather st charles MO The bridge didn’t have a name anyways and why not name it after a legend from our city? I say do it!
Stephanie St. Louis MO Stan was proof that someone could be successful in a sport honestly, stay loyal to his humble roots and never forget the little guy.
Sharon Fenton MO Stan is Mr. Cardinal. He was always assiable tothe fans. A super person.
Peter St. Louis MO Stan Musial was more than just baseball. He was an incredibly inspirational man. He brought teams, families and towns together. Everybody loved Stan the Man; what better way to honor one of the greatest people to ever live than with his name on a bridge. A bridge is meant to unite two different places. Stan did that for baseball and in his daily life.
Ben St Peters MO
Eula Mascoutah IL Is there, in all honesty, a better name? Here’s a sports figure that lived up to our ideals of what a hero should be. He was real, he loved the game, he led with his heart and was a role model we could look up to inspiring us to never quit. I for one, want to see his name out there for all to see.
Hal Springfield IL Stan The Man spanned generations of fans with a combination of talent, class and dignity unsupassed by any professional athlete or common man. His name should be a lasting memorial associated with the new span connecting the two states where so many of his fans have lived.
Deborah Florissant MO
Eric Winter Garden FL Stan Musial’s professional career and personal life demonstrated bridge-building. He was a uniter, the best example of which was his welcome of Jackie Robinson into Major league Baseball.
Betty Webster Groves MO
Michelle Sterling VA Dear Governors Nixon and Quinn, Although I don’t live in Missouri anymore, I am still and always will be a life-long Cardinals fan. Stan Musial was a wonderful man. Please honor his memory and name the new bridge after him. This is a no-brainer. This should not be a political decision, it’s just the right decision. Thank you. Michelle Ladd
George Ballwin MO I can’t think of anyone who deserves the honor more than Stan Musial.
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William Fenton MO Stan was more than a baseball player he was an icon for St. Louis and our country. It would be the least St. Louis could do to honor such an outstanding citizen.
Diana St. Louis MO
James Webster Groves MO
Nancy Collinsville IL Stan brought pleasure to millions of fans in IL and MO and throughout the nation. A humble man who always did his best to bridge the gaps in life … what better way to honor him. Name the bridge after him!
Jim Addison IL A classy bridge can only carry the name of someone with class. “The Musial Bridge”. A great bridge,over a great river, named after a great man.
Michael Jennings MO He was a St. Louis icon, and one of the greatest Baseball players of all time. Also his contributions tot he community outside of baseball. Having been awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. As Bob Costas said of Musial, “Musial represents is more than two decades of sustained excellence and complete decency as a human being.”
CORINNE KIRKWOOD MO
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Sandy Fenton MO Stan is/was our special treasure – he deserves this honor. Stan spent his life drawing people together – this bridge can bring our states together. He was a STAR baseball player & an even better human being!!!!
Ken Saint Louis MO
Jolene St. Louis MO
Howard Maryland Heights MO
Marie St. Louis MO
Sandra St. Ann MO It would be a fitting tribute to “The Man” who brought baseball fans together over many decades. He is a legend and a hero to baseball fans everywhere.
Tim House Springs MO Because I cannot think of a more fitting thing to do.
Megan Edwardsville IL Stan’s presence in Cardinal Nation has been a part of my entire life, I am 27. Stan’s contribution to the city of St. Louis, Cardinal Nation and baseball fans around the world can not be put into words. Grateful, honored, come to mind. I am a Cardinal fan for eternity and Stan will live on in my heart with or without the bridge being named for him. I think it is one of the many, many ways we can show our appreciation for a wonderful man. His legacy deserves to live on…and on and on…
carrie st louis MO because he is a legend
Jon St. Charles MO Stan brought people together from both sides of the river for many years. He should be able to continue that tradition with the new bridge.
Beverly St. Louis MO What a fitting honor it would be to name that “span” across the river after “Stan the Man.” I will refer to it as “The Stan the man SPAN!” What a wonderful citizen of the community he was. He spent his entire career as a St. Louis Cardinal, thrilling those of us old enough to have had the pleasure of watching him during his MARVELOUS years of playing baseball here. He remained in the area, making public appearances even as he aged, and entertaining us with his harmonica on top of it all. He was so generous with his autograph for anyone or any charitable organization he encountered. His career and lifetime were honorable without any controversy. It would truly be fitting to use his mane for this bridge.
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Andrew Leasburg MO He earned the Respect.
Kathleen St. Louis MO
Kay Roodhouse IL He was the epitomy of what a sports figure and a person should be and lucky for us he was a St. Louis Cardinal.
Jenelle Saint Louis MO
Mark O’Fallon MO He has to be the best ambassador for this area of Missouri and Illinois.
Amanda Florissant MO
David Maplewood MO It’s a name that will be known for years, whereas, obscure politicians like Bernard Dickmann are quickly forgotten after just a few years.
Kit Edwardsville IL I was lucky enough to meet Stan Musial and he was very gracious, down to earth and funny!! I have always thought how wonderful a person he was as throughout his life he was constantly approached by fans when out in public, and on that day Stan took the time to talk with me and he made me laugh. He was so loved by all of Cardinal Nation and beyond. There will never be another like Stan Musial…..truly one of a kind.
Daphne Steelville MO He deserves the recognition!
Elizabeth St. Louis MO This is not only a Missouri or Illinois recognized personality, this is an American icon who can be respected and deserves to be honored in this manner.
Jim Saint Louis MO
Sharon Ballwin MO Outstanding athlete and role model…all through his life!
Pat Leasburg MO Because he’s helped both States!!
judy st. louis MO Stan Musial was a good guy. a regular gentleman. good son, husband, father, friend a wonderful man who played baseball and loved his country and served mankind. st. louis was a better place because of him. RIP
Leslie Chesterfield MO What better way to show the world the goodness of a man, the greatness of a man, a team and a city?
Susan LaPorte IN Because Stan the Man Musial has been a huge part of the area for an extremely long time. Even though I am a Cub fan, I grew up in Central Illinois, and had family in the Metro East. I remember hearing my dad tell me stories about Stan (and taking me to the OLD Busch Stadium). It would be a great honor, and much better than naming the bridge after something that has less meaning to the entire area.
Christina St. Louis MO Because he is a St. Louis legend!
Joe Springfield IL If you can think of someone else more deserving, go for it.
Steve Fenton MO To unite Cardinal Nation between Mo. and Ill.
Gregory Chesterfield MO Forever memorializes The Man, whose outstanding reputation reflects favorably on the entire area, and synonymous with all the good qualities of St. Louis and the entire Midwest area. Lest we forget.
Neil Jacksonville IL A better question would be; Why not? There is no plausible response to why not!
Susan Saint Lousi MO He is a legend in St. Louis and our history and one of the most respected men in baseball. Our fans are known for being the best fans in baseball and we are united in agreeing St. Louis needs to do something in return for all Stan Musial has given this city.
PEGGY ST. CHARLES MO HE WAS A GREAT REPRESENTATIVE OF HUMANITY AS WELL AS SPORTS.
DENISE ST LOUIS MO He was a great humanitarian.
Eric Ballwin MO The new bridge should be named The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. Stan was a man of great integirty ans honor. Every Saint Louisian should strive to live their life as Stan did. He is a True American Hero and Role model!
Don Godfrey IL
Joseph St. Louis MO Because kids still need heroes and adults still need role models.
chris st. louis MO Stan embodied all that is true, honorable and good in St. Louisans. Travelers crossing the bridge would be well-served to learn more about his habits and exemplary life, that they, too may embody his ideals.
John Edwardsville IL
JoAnn O’Fallon IL Stan Musial was a great ballplayer, but more than that, he was a good man. The kind of man we all can (and should) look up to. He showed it every day of his life. He deserves it.
Tim Dardenne Prairie MO He was a neat guy.
Elaine Imperial MO To honor his legacy of being the most respected man in baseball history as well as his accomplishments on the field. This man of the Midwest was able to bring together the whole country by excelling in his field. No one can deny his greatness in the field of baseball and in his generosity of spirit to all he met.
Jason Belleville IL Stan was a legend among legends. If Stan was still alive he would have seen this as the greatest honor bestowed on him. Naming the bridge after Stan would allow his name to live on in peoples every day life’s and preserve his legacy.
Dale Olivette MO Perfect name for a perfect gentleman. The Musial Bridge would be known from coast-to-coast and border-to-border. I like it. After all – St. Louis is known for beer and baseball – not necessary in that order.
DIANA ST. LOUIS MO Better to be named after someone who was admired and looked up to!
Mary Crestwood MO Because Stan was a person who represented the best in human nature. He can easily be a role model for our youth and adults alike. He makes people who think about him have smiles on their faces.
Frank Creve Coeur MO Stan Musial was a personal model for all of America. I would consider Musial-Banks bridge too.
kenneth Overland MO
Nathan Granite City IL You can name a highway after a different former Cardinal, you better be able to name something better after a true Cardinal and a truely great man. Stan the Man forever!
Dan St. Louis MO 1) A great American 2) As Ernie Banks, Stan is beloved by all Cub and Cardinal fans and baseball fans everywhere 3) Greatest Cardinal ever and in the elite few of the greatest in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Jill Brighton IL My brother was named after Stan Musial, why not a bridge ;)
steve springfield MO Name someone more deserving. Time’s up. No one but Stan has earned this honor. On second reference we can call it The Man bridge. The Man Span!!!!
Mark St. Ann MO
Michelle Fenton MO Stan is baseball and St. Louis. Mr. Baseball. Thank you for the memories!
Sarah Sandoval IL It would be something St. Louis and surrounding areas can be proud of. It will bring the communities together.
Dan Fenton IL
DON Florissant MO No better man chould be chosen as a symbol for bringing together a community. His commitment to his fellow man is a sterling example of The Perfect Knight. Both states, MO/IL have many folks who loved Stan and rightly so.
Armen Chesterfield MO Stan’s the MAN!
PJ Wildwood MO Stan Musial is probably the most respected public figure this area has known during the lifespan of most residence. In my 60 years, I have NEVER heard a single negative comment about him. He is truly a role model for our youth. I can’t think of a single person more deserving of this honor
Kathleen St. Louis MO Mr. Musial is an outstanding example of great citizenship. He deserves to be honored!
Tom Saint Louis MO Stan was a pillar of strength who represented the Best of St. Louis. He bridged the gap between people of diverse backgrounds. When you think of St. Louis…you think of The Arch, The Cardinals, Stan Musial and Jack Buck, foremost.
Gary Trenton IL He was the prime example of an excellent role model, on and off the field.
David Chesterfield MO Because Stan Musial is NOT a political figure. He represents a very positive memory for all people on both sides of the river and he helped to bring all types of people into this region to watch baseball.
joan Edwardsville IL Because not only was he a great baseball player, but a great all around person, which has been said many times. Stan was THE MAN!!
Jack Wentzville MO Nobody brought more good will and happiness to Missouri and Illinois residents than Stan The Man!
Lydia Batchtown IL I didn’t have the chance to see Stan the Man play, or meet him, but I didn’t have to because I know what a good man he was. He is a legend, a pillar of the community, and he will always be remembered. Jack Buck, another great Cardinal legend, as a section of Highway 40 named after him, so Stan should have something also.
Judy Dardenne Prairie MO He was what every man should strive to be.
pat collinsville IL
Linda St. LOuis MO Stan Musial lead a life with dignity and grace, and his name should be remembered. He was a role model on and off the field.
Edwin Crestwood MO
Jenny House Springs MO Stan the Man was an icon who made his home here in St Louis. I can’t tell you why other bridges in the area are named what they are, other than the obvious ones like Poplar Street bridge and the JB bridge. If the bridge is to represent the St Louis area (including Illinois), then why not name it after an area icon?
Teresa St. Louis MO All Time Best Baseball PlayerT
Bob Staunton IL He was a class act and had a great positive influence on the region. The best thing is that the honor would be bestowed not only for his being a great baseball player, but more so because he was a great man. We need to honor more people for that than their athletic accomplishments.
Cory St. Louis MO
Edward St. Louis MO Stan was the best. He deserves it.
Jaclynh St. Louis MO It would be a nice thing to do :)
kevin saint louis MO
Scott St, Charles, MO Baseballs perfect warrior, baseballs perfect knight
christine saint louis MO
Debbi Bloomington IL Because Stan brought us all together not only through baseball but how he lived his life. He continues to remind us on lifes priorities. I would love to see his name on this bridge when I make the journey down to St. Louis to see Cardinals baseball!
Brent Springfield MO
James Hatfield PA Stan Musial was the quintessential baseball player, citizen, and man. He embodied everything that fans loved, and he was the standard that people aimed to be in life. His numbers do not lie, and his commitment and dedication to the game, the wife he married, and the city of St. Louis will never lie. The least we can do is commemorate him in the city he knew and loved.
Mike Belleville IL
Bill Scottsdale AZ One of the greatest ball players ever, and a great human being. My idol starting in 1941. There will never be another Stan “The Man” Musial. It would be a great honor for Stan and the fans who loved him so.
Michael Ellisville MO Not many people deserve the title “Hero”. Stan Musial did just that for over 70 years. His contributions to the St. Louis region (on both sides of the river) cannot be exaggerated. He was everything we would like our children to be. We lost a great one, and he very much deserves to be remembered in this way. Stan Musial was a blessing to us all. He is loved and he will be missed. Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick said it best at Stan’s retirement: Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here Stands baseball’s perfect knight. Stan deserves this, for he was just as big off the diamond as on; he will forever be Stan the Man.
Don Eureka MO For once we have something the politicians can do that is positive. Don’t screw this up!
Kathryn Imperial MO Stan was America’s Midwest – not only as an athlete, but more importantly, a gentleman.
David Springfield MO Great idea
Susan Saint Charles MO Stan is the Man and the entire country is in mourning. He brought people together with his dynamic personality.
DAN BALLWIN MO
Diana St. Charles MO He was a real stand up guy that epitomized Cardinal Baseball and St. Louis. He loved the game, the city, and his country. Hey… if the President thought he deserved the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he most certainly deserves a bridge or highway named after him in his home town.
Brian Steelville MO
GEARY EAST PEORIA IL There certainly is no better name for it…………..
Brian Brighton IL Stan was a legend in Cardinal nation both on the field and off.
Jim Saint Louis MO and to placate the Cub fans, you can have the “Ernie Banks Exit Ramp” on the Illinois side…
John St. Louis MO The two things that Missouri and Illinois have in common is Cardinal baseball; no Cardinal is more deserving than Stan the Man.
Ross Saint Ann MO
Cheryl Florissant MO Both Missouri and Illinois have the perfect opportunity to come together to honor both the greatest baseball player from the region and also the perfect citizen and contributor to the bi-state area. I have grown up with “Stan the Man,” and he has always been my hero. We have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to have him (and Jack Buck) in our lives.
Margaret Bridgeton MO Stan, not only is loved as a Cardinal, but as a great citizen of St. Louis. I can remember coming home from Ozzie Smith’s induction into the Hall of Fame and Stan and his family were on our plane. Red was on the same flight also. When we arrived in St. Louis, they opened the curtain between first class and coach, and Stan played his harmonica for everyone. It was so great, and just topped off a wonderful baseball weekend. There just won’t be another Stan the Man. No matter which way you might travel on the bridge, seeing Stan’s name will bring wonderful memories to folks, whether from Missouri, Illinois or any other state.
William Florissant MO There has been no one who ever meant more to any community’s sports teams. His performance on the field was superior and his life in service to the community was something to truly admire. He simply was “The Man”.
Delores Shiloh IL After all the years Stan gave St. Louis….moot point.
Ron Wildwood MO It would be a great memorial to a great person!
David St. Louis MO Stan Musial was an amazing human being, on and off the field. He was an ambassador for the city of St. Louis, for the Cardinals organization, and for humanity. Good luck finding anything negative about him. He brought people together, which is essentially what this bridge will do. If he was deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, then surely he is deserving of having this bridge named after him as a small token of our appreciation of all he did for this community, region, and frankly this country.
Danny Creve Coeur MO Far beyond being a great Cardinal mainstay for so many years, Stan Musial was just one of those nice people who gave back to the community and was approachable. Absent scandal and playing the game when “salaries” were more reasonable, he was a humble and just plain decent human being who was/is respected nationwide. I am not an avid fan of baseball but still have the greatest respect for this man who had nothing but a positive effect on St. Louis and the surrounding area(s). There are SO many individuals who have been honored with bridges, roads, and buildings, etc. named after them, who did little other than placing themselves amongst the influential elite, rarely wandering outside of that small circle … certainly not of the role model character status enjoyed by Musial to the bulk of the people. Thunbs up from me to naming the new bridge after a true St. Louis legend!
cynthia st. louis MO There are many fans from IL and MO who enjoyed years with Stan why not unite the two states with this gesture. I think Stan would be honored that his kindness was very noticed and to know we will try to make a difference in all of our lives.
James Fairview heights IL Stan Musial was a great ballplayer and an even greater man. When he played baseball the St. louis Cardinals were the farthest team west. It seems fitting that a bridge named after Mr. Musial would link the east to the west. The timing of his death seems to make it a perfect fit. Thanks, Jim Wolf
Kristin St. Louis MO We know he was great. There’s no way something bad could come out about him now. Plus, it sounds cool… “the Stan Span”
Genevieve Maryland Heights MO Stan gave so much to St Louis and he was a honest good man who never forgot his fans, he never left St Louis to find more riches elsewhere like so many other ball players, he contributed much to our city to help make it a better place and everyone knew who he was, Stan The Man ! Yes name the bridge after this fine gentleman
Marilyn B. St. Louis MO Why not choose someone who is beloved by everyone, a man with of the highest moral standards, a man who loved people and had no bias — this is Stan Musial! He welcomed everyone to St. Louis with a big smile — let’s continue to let Stan be our best ambassador!
Victoria Saint Louis MO When you hear Missouri you think of the Cardinals. When you hear St. Louis Cardinals you automatically think of Stan Musial. There is no other individual who deserves this more than he does.
Richard St. Louis MO People all across our country (and the world) have known and loved and respected the great “Stan the Man”. St. Louis is known as “The Gateway to the West” and our national pastime is, of course, baseball. It would be fitting that the Interstate 70 bridge crossing the Mississippi with a view of the Arch and skyline be named for this great representative of our city!
Byron St. Louis MO Stan Musial is ultimate name of St. Louis.
Susan Florissant MO Stan Musial was both a great athlete and human being. His legacy should be remembered into the future as a great role model for athletes, citizens, fathers and everyone. By naming this bridge after him, this legacy will be constantly in the forefront. He was a bridge in opening the color barrier in baseball so it makes sense that his name should be on a bridge uniting Missouri & Illinois.
Michael Glen Carbon IL
Caitlin Collinsville IL Stan Musial is a St. Louis icon. He has contributed so much to this city and I believe we should honor him by contributing to his legacy.
Robert St. Louis MO It is a small, but fitting honor to a great man beloved by so many in the metropolitan area and an example to young and old – much better than naming it after some politician.
Solomuna St. Louis MO
Nicholas Florissant MO
Kathy Imperial MO Because Stan the Man is Mr. St. Louis! The epitomy of baseball, the Cardinals and all St. Louisians young and old!
michelle florissant MO he deserves it.
Stephen P. St. Louis MO
Al St Peters MO
Pat O’Fallon MO He is a legend and the ultimate role model for respect and achievement.
B. Saint Louis MO It’s the right thing to do.
Dave Marville IL Stan Musial touched the lives of many people across the nation. He was a good man with a good heart.
Christa St. Louis MO Stan Musial is a decent human being who brought great honor to our city and country.
Kate Clayton MO
Jeannie Florissant MO I hear so many wonderful compliments and stories about Stan Musial, mostly from the news. He has done some extraordinary things on and off the field. I think it would be one of the best ways for St Louis and East St Louis to honor this man, THE MAN, STAN THE MAN.
Michael St. Louis MO This would be a perfect choice!
Mickie Weldon Spring MO Because he’s “The Man”.
Barb St Charles MO
Travis Granite City IL
Stephen Arnold MO Because “Stan the Man” instired both.
Marty & Sue O’Fallon MO We feel that the new bridge spanning the Mississippi river between Missouri and Illinois should be named in honor of Stan Musial because he was an honorable man. Perhaps over the years more people from southern Illinois and Missouri and other states, have enjoyed watching Stan Musial play ball, or heard about his playing records more than any other player. We all know and have heard nothing but good things about this good man. What other reasons do we need? Thank you!
Rebecca Kirkwood MO As the new bridge will serve to help St. Louis area residents better connect across state lines, Stan Musial connected St. Louis area residents and beyond not only during his playing years, but continues to do so even after his passing.
David Lake St. Louis MO A true ambassador for the Greater St. Louis area for 70+ years. Always a gentle man, a most gracious host, a perfect knight. Dear friends in Jefferson City and Springfield you cannot go wrong with this wonderful opportunity. As the Arch approaches its 50th Birthday what a better way to welcome visitors than by crossing over the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” with appropriate red and white signage. Thank you for your consideration.
Michael Belleville IL Due to the abundance of fans on both sides of the river and just for all he has done for baseball and for the area.
Jeffrey Belleville IL Anyone but a politician. With all the politics in our lives today we need something that goes beyond. “Baseball” Stan is a great example of how that works. RIP
Shelly Belleville IL He was a upstanding man and a wonderful baseball player.
Katie Ballwin MO He was a man of character. While he was blessed with talent on the baseball field, his character overall on and off the field is something that has made him so beloved.
Denise St. Louis MO He is an icon of the city as well as baseball itself. He always participated in everything he was able to with a grace & humbleness that you just don’t see anymore. RIP, Stan the Man!
John Columbia IL Stan Musial’s life has brought far grearter honor to both of our states than many of our so-called “leaders”. There would be little argument from right or left that a Musial Memorial Bridge would be a as Jack Buck would say ” That’s a winner!”
Brian Lake Saint Louis MO “The Man” was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, owner of countless MLB records and an icon of the St. Louis community for decades – naming a bridge after him is the least they could do. They should name the stadium after him!
julius sunset hills MO Stan is every thing that St. Louis should project. A true legend.
James Charleston IL Because he was St Louis’s greatest sports icon, if not one of the greatest icons in St Louis period.
Ed Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was the benevolent ambassador of good will and is unequaled as a canidate to receive this honor.
Nigel St. Louis MO He is the best so it is only fitting.
Nancy St. Louis MO Stan united both sides of the river with a love for baseball. There are many fans on both sides of the river, that have a common love for Stan the Man….There is no politician that had the ability to unite and make people smile better than Stan.
Tim Florissant MO Stan was a one of a kind gentlemen. Why wouldn’t we want the center of this country to unite with this bridge being named after him? This represents class, dignity, and pride connecting the bi-state region of Missouri and Illinois. Stan represented the “connection” of life and purity. I don’t see why there really needs to be an explanation box. This is a no-brainer.
George Belleville IL The statue isn’t enough!
Lynda Alton AL an obvious choice – it would forever keep his legacy alive as a role model to future generations. Plus, it would never have to be renamed due to scandal, as Stan Musial was the real thing – sterling character and ability. Tired of politicians getting these honors simply for bringing the people’s money back to the state.
Sandra Villa Ridge MO It is only fitting that the area pay tribute to such a gracious, deserving, and talented man.
Floyd Florissant MO Stan Musical is the most prolific person to be identified with the St. Louis/Illinois area and deserving the admiration of both areas.
Michele Troy MO Stan Musial was a great ball player on the field and an even better man off the field. We should celebrate that. When people from all over the country pass over that bridge and their kids see the name and ask who was Stan the Man? Nothing bad can come from that. Hopefully, they will research him and find out the incredible things he did during the course of his life to be bestowed with such a great honor and maybe even be inspired to aspire to that greatness in their own life.
kristine granite city IL St. Louis, Mo is the “Gateway to the Midwest”. This corridor (Bridge) is the entrance to this “Great City”. Our Great Knight, (Stan the Man) iconically, bridged many gaps in our society and will (Would) be bridging more. Go Cards!!
Jacob Owensboro KY Stan Musial was the embodiment of good sportsmanship, kindness and generosity. The new I-70 bridge is a great way to honor him.
Brad St. Louis MO As much as “The Man” meant to St. Louis and the surrounding areas, it is only fitting that a bridge spanning two of the multiple states that make up Cardinal Nation be named in his honor. He is and remains an icon and was simply a treasure and what a great way to honor his memory by name the new bridge after him.
George Alton IL A perfect choice – Cardinals fans on both sides of the river can agree on this.
Connie St. Charles MO Because not only was he a great baseball player but an even better model of a wonderful human being. A man to be looked up to and emulated. A good hero figure.
James Herrin IL Stan was a hero to generations of Americans. Not just Cardinals fans but baseball fans across the US.
Lester Saint Charles MO
Susan Creve Coeur MO I remember when Stan the Man played baseball at Sportman’s Park, and I have been a fan ever since. A bridge named in his honor is fitting in a city that loved him so much.
Karen Dardenne Prairie MO Yes, no better representative of the midwest than Stan Musial.
Becky Saint Louis MO Why would anyone disagree?
Willie Saint Louis MO Even after his death, Stan continues to represent the best of St. Louis. What better way to be welcome commuters, visitors, etc. than taking a ride over a bridge that may remind each person of ‘The Man’. Besides, we don’t have any mountains to create a local version of Mt. Rushmore. He’d already be up there.
Callie Kirkwood MO He was a great man who represented everything good about St. Louis!
Steve Winchester IN I cannot think of a finer person to name this structure after. The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge sounds great to me. It will keep the memory of a fine man into future generations who need to know who he was and moreover what his was. Long live the memory of Stan Musial!!!!!!!!
Rob Highland IL No one better embodies the spirit of St. Louis.
Jim Brentwood MO He was such a good, honest person, never touched by scandal of any kind. I can’t think of any reason that anybody on either side of the river could object to it being called the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge”.
Niel St. Louis MO Taxes and state pride set aside, if there is one thing St. Louis and Metro East residents agree on is they are both die-hard Cardinal fans. And as the last few days have shown, Stan Musial was the face of the Cardinals. ‘Nuff said.
Stacy Glen Carbon IL Mr. Musial was an icon in both Missouri and Illinois. It would be a fitting, lasting tribute to The Man to name a bridge that spans from Missouri to Illinois after him. He was truely a gentleman and I can think of no one else as deserving of the honor.
Jim Washinngton MO GREAT MAN.
Lisa Belleville IL Stan “The Man” Musial is the most well known and most well loved person in the St. Louis area. He was loved all over the country but in Missouri and Illinois, he was a hero to so many. He did so much for this area and didn’t ask anything in return. And just thinking in baseball terms alone, how many players stay in one town with one team? Very very rare. And he chose to stay in St. Louis. The best way to honor such a great man is make sure he is always remembered by naming something huge after him. Name the bridge after Stan The Man!!!
Tracy Mascoutah IL Stan Musial played on the first team West of the Mississippi which symbolizes the early Westward movement similar to that of the Gateway Arch. This is a no-brainer!!!!
Steve St. Louis MO
Cory Columbia MO Stan the Man was awesome. He needs a bridge. Enough said.
Bobbi Litchfield IL He is a baseball icon
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Martha St. Louis MO
Jason Ferguson MO Cardinal fan to the core, it was instilled in me early on that this was a man to revere. A living, breathing legend who was a tremendous source of pride to so many who called this region home. I got to meet him once while caddying at Glen Echo country club when I was about 14. I knew he would be there and had brought a Cardinal jersey and some baseballs to the course that day with the hope that he would sign some or all of them. He did more than that. Several other caddies and various other employees had gathered around his car seeking autographs. He just began signing everything. Then he pulled out a harmonica and began playing. He asked us several questions and carried on a conversation with us. Nothing too deep, he just asked if we played ball and so on. I wasn’t expecting this to be as easy as it was. I couldn’t believe he was so approachable and seemed to genuinely care. It was as if we were all grandkids he hadn’t seen in a long time. As an impressionable young teenager, I was blown away. I will never forget that day. In the years since, I’ve heard nothing but similar stories from those who have had the opportunity to meet him and be around him if for only a couple minutes. The man was truly larger than life and as a symbol of all things good, his legacy should live on in every way possible. A bridge named after him seems pretty appropriate to me in its symbolism. Not sure if anyone has ever connected this region quite like he has and will for a long time to come. Jason H. Ferguson, MO
Leslie Parkesburg PA Stan Musial was a great baseball player but also a great Midwestern man. He joined people in his kindness and manners. He was a bridge between people. Let the Mississippi Bridge be a symbol of the beliefs he held in his actions as a human being!!
MICHAEL ST LOUIS MO
Catherine St. Louis MO Stan Musial is a hero to not only Cardinals nation, but all of Major League Baseball.
Paul St. Louis MO To honor the greatest Cardinal of them all.
Jack Springfield IL Stan was an adopted native of the St. Louis area. That includes Illinois and neighboring states. He gave it all for the team and for the entertainment of the many Cardinal fans fron these states and much of the United States. “STAN MUSIAL BRIDGE ” it must be!!
Adrienne St Louis MO Stan Musial has been an exemplary representative of the St Louis area in particular and the Midwest in general for many decades. Naming a bridge after him would appropriately recognize and give credence to what he has done throughout his life. There has never been a negative word about him by anyone at any time. This cannot be said about everyone. Recognize the goodness of the man.
Ralph Fengton MO
Linda Fenton MO
Elizabeth St. Louis MO Because he is a great ambassador for the region, cardinals baseball, and an excellent humanitarian.
Richard Sunset Hills MO
Frank St. Louis MO It’s the least we could do for such a great man
Randy Chatham IL Stan the Man explains it all !!!! I am a die hard Cardinal fan and I know several Cub fans that feel the same as I do. He was a great ball player but most of all a GREAT PERSON !!!
Aaron Granite City IL He was a great ambassador for the St. Louis area. He received the Medal of Freedom which is the highest civilian honor to be bestowed by the federal government.
Kara Sunset Hills MO
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Becky Fenton MO
Cathy Saint Louis MO
Daisey Sunset Hills MO
Cathleen OFallon IL Stan gave a lot to the city. people on both sides of that bridge respect him, and watched him play. I dont no any one that doesnt recoginze his name and atleast know he played baseball, even if they dont watch or keep up with the sport.
Rose Sunset Hills MO
Ann Columbia IL Stan was a great man as well as a great athlete. He was loved by everyone. He is much more deserving of a bridge named in his honor than some politician who never cared about anyone other than himself
SUSAN FLORISSANT MO Mr. Musial is a baseball legend and was a hero on and off the field. He was a true role model for all generations.
Ron Valley Park MO Stan is the MAN!
Troy Concord Village MO
Barb St. Louis MO Why not? A great visual way to honor the life and legacy of Stan the Man!
Kelly Concord Village MO
Sydney Concord Village MO
Bernie O’fallon MO His name or ‘nickname’-Man symbolizes his influence, impact, and many will remember his kindness, generosity, unselfish moods to all.God had his hand on Stan through out his life. He did not teach religion or Christianity, but lived it daily in his walk on and off the diamond. The money , well his 22 years as a player generated millions of fans to the park and the revenue in Missouri and illinois, perhaps could have paid for the BRIDAGE. In closing, many motorists in the future who did not know him, but the name “here comes the man” will give remembrance why I believe it is a “shoo in ” to use his name.
Samantha Concord Village MO
MARY ST.LOUIS MO tHERE WOULD BE NO GREATER COMPLIMENT TO A PERSON WHO GAVE SO MUCH TO HIS ADOPTED CITY.
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Larry Oakville MO
Jennifer St. Louis MO
Kimberly Oakville MO
Carol Chesterfield MO Because there are just as many Cardinal Fans in Illinois, just across the river, as there is in Missouri. Everybody loves him.
Mark Wentzville MO Because I want to hear his name every day on the traffic report :)
joe fenton MO He not only was a great baseball player but also a great man!!!!!
Brittaney Oakville MO
Dan Marthasville MO He was not only a great ball player, but he was also an outstanding St. Louis citizen.
Mitchell Oakville MO
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Laura Saint Louis MO Because he was a wonderful person who truly represented the spirit of St. Louis!
Sue Fenton MO He deservies it for being a great person and ballplayer
Stephanie St.Louis MO
Daniel St. Louis MO
Chris Fenton MO
Wade O’Fallon MO He was a gentleman, a sportsman and he united the region as the Ambassador of Cardinals Baseball. He has been an important philanthropist and serves as the best role model for aspiring and current professional athletes. His charities benefit youths of all ethnic backgrounds, and he showed all of us the potential of the human heart for charity, good will and compassion! Who could possibly be a BETTER candidate for this honor?
Mary Jo Highland IL Stan Musial was a great example of how we should all live our lives. He was courteous, honorable and always gave back to the community he loved.
Mary Baldwin IL Such a small way to acknowledge such a great man.
Richard Florissant MO It is only fitting and just for this endorsement. No other person would be able to warrant this distinction other than Stan Musial_- the cities greatest resident
William St. Louis MO Stan is the only one worthy of the honor.
Rebecca Fairview Heights IL Stan Musial has been an incredible inspiration to Cardinal fans and individuals across the world. His dedication to his family, baseball, and our country throughout his life was nothing short of incredible. Stan Musial was responsible for making the STL Cardinals into the wonderful franchise they are today and is a cornerstone in St. Louis history. It would be an honor to MO & IL residents to name the new bridge after Stan Musial. ~Rebecca
Jennifer Collinsville IL
Sherry Greenville IL Stan is the epitome of honor and greatness in a world where corruptions runs wild. He honored St. Louis for all these year, we should do the same for him. Let his legacy be the bar for other athletes to shoot for.
Rebecca Granite City IL He brought nothing but honor to our fair area. He was an inspiration to so many not just men, but women and families alike. He lived his life with integrity and honor nothing can repay what he has done for us, but it would be wonderful to honor his memory with a bridge.
Dave Wildwood MO
David Coffeen IL Because hes an awesome human being to be around He loves the cardinal fans!!!!
William Saint Louis City MO Why Not? Stan Musial was a gentleman living a humble, but magnificent life. He had love and respect for Saint Louis and the area, find a ball player today that has done what he did for the Cardinal Organization, and the Saint Louis area. He made Saint Louis his home and was loved by everyone who knew him. Thank you Stan Musial. He honored us with his life and it should be our pleasure giving him this honor. Stan Musial Memorial Bridge
CAROLE CHESTERFIELD MO TO honor Stan “The Man”
Charles Independence MO
Keith Saint Louis MO From what I understand, he was one of the first pro baseball players to welcome the African American players, once baseball became integrated. He is one of the greatest St. Louis legends ever. What better tribute and legacy can we give him.
Taylor Irvine CA Great way to Honor a great man
Kathy St. Louis MO Classy way to honor a classy guy, who never forgot the fans who loved him.
Monica Independence MO
Christine Richmond Heights MO The new Mississippi bridge should be named in honor of Stan Musial for many reasons. As an athlete, he consistently excelled with grace and prowess. His talent on the field is amazing and the awe that was, and is, felt when considering it is very well deserved. But the reality is that is just a small part of the story. Stan Musial became an icon, and while today’s “icons” are fitted with tilted halos and ruffled wings, Stan lived his life without a hint of scandal or impropriety because that was the kind of person he was. On the field or off, he was truly an ambassador for St. Louis. Always eager to greet the fans, he did so without any impatience. If you note the diverse group of people making statements of sadness at his passing; people from the sports world, the civic world, the business world and the entertainment world – everybody loved Stan. I even read an article that said he was friends with John Wayne! Let’s get people talking about someone who really should be regarded as an icon or hero. A man who loved his family and was devoted to them instead of someone getting caught. A man of faith. A man who didn’t have to think about what the good thing to do would be because it came naturally to him. This is a man who, when it wasn’t popular considered the “right” thing to do, reached out to players of a different race to make sure that they felt comfortable and let them know they had a friend. I can think of no one who deserves this honor more.
Kimberley St. Louis MO
Jerry Saint Louis MO Stan was the Man!
James St. Louis MO
Howard Mountain View CA As a St. Louis native, I know how much Stan Musial meant to the city and what a positive example he set for all. The naming will be yet another way to perpetuate Stan’s memory.
Sue St. Louis County MO The new bridge should be named in Stan Musial’s honor because he is a local hero and a national treasure. He lived his life as a selfless man, only interested in helping others. He remained in St. Louis throughout not only his baseball career, but for his entire adult life. He truly loved St. Louis and St. Louis truly loves him.
David Affton MO Not only has Mr. Musial earn this honor for reasons too numerous to list, it make perfect sense. He is more a St. Louis icon than the Gateway Arch, in my opinion.
Terry Bethalto IL In this day and age we have all seen how difficult it is for anyone in the public eye to be squeaky clean and not let fame or fortune change them. Stan did exactly that for 92 years ! He was as solid as the concrete it takes to build that bridge ! It better be a first class bridge if its going to bear his name ! There will never be another Stan “The Man” Musial !
Melissa St. Louis MO He represents the best of all of us and is an aspirational figure in our region and beyond.
Cindy Swansea IL We were so quick to name a stretch of road after Mark McGwire and now I can’t even stand to hear his name. Raising 3 boys watching his career, what a disappointment. Stan Musial is a perfect example of what all athletes should strive to attain. Naming the bridge after THE MAN will help continue his legacy and what he means to Cardinal Nation.
Donald Jacksonville IL Stan Musial was a great individual that should be remembered for eternity. What better way to express this remembrance than to name the link between Illinois and Missouri over the greatest river in these United States of America.
Michelle Granite City IL Stan Musial was a wonderful man who fully embraced the St. Louis Metropolitan area. He was known for being a gentleman and a wonderful baseball player. What better way for Cardinal Nation to celebrate in his honor!!!
Theresa St. Charles MO
Jason Bismarck ND For all of Stan’s baseball accomplishments, he was an even greater human being off the field. He was the true example of what all people should strive for!
Richard Los Osos CA I don’t think we can honor “THE MAN” enough, ! He was a hero and icon to so many, young and old. Someone that St.Louisans should honor, revere, and remember.
Shirley Bonne Terre MO
mitchell saint louis MO Stan Musial was the greatest cardinal ever as well as one of the greatest baseball players ever. He was also a great icon that commited his life to the city of St. Louis. He gave of himself and risked his life to fight for our freedom in WWII and was a recipient of the Presidential medal of honor.
Stephanie Arnold MO He was and has been an icon in St. Louis. He played ball for the right reasons and was the only player ever to stay with the same team (the Cardinals) for is entire career. He was a wonderful person and St. Louis will miss him terribly. It would be an honorable thing to name this in his memory.
Kathy St. Louis MO He was a great man as well as a great ballplayer. One of the last remaining heroes.
Joe St. Charles MO In 1954, as a 13-year-old boy down in Alabama, I became a Cardinal fan and discovered Stan Musial. From that point on I followed his every at bat in the box scores and kept up with his increasingly impressive statistics. On the day he retired in 1963, I sent a check for $10 to the Stan Musial Testimonial Fund that paid for the statue that is presently located at Musial Plaza at Busch III. I still jokingly tell people that I commissioned it. I have been a resident of the St. Louis area since 1985 and during this time I have been periodically frustrated by the lack of a significant recognition of The Man within the city. Mark McGwire had his name on I-70 for awhile until his bloom fell off the rose. Jack Buck, deservedly, still has a plaque along I-64. Numerous politicians’ names adorn buildings, streets, and parks around town. When Busch III opened, the block that borders Gate 3 was named for Stan, but even the Cardinals’ Web site still refers to it as 8th Street. It is high time, although sadly belated, that this oversight is corrected. I make a motion that the new bridge over the Mississippi be named for Stan Musial. Whadaya say?
Justin Jonesboro AR Stan Musial was more than just a baseball player. He was a great humanitarian. A veteran of World War II. A role model in every essence. He was one of the last true sports heroes. If anybody deserves the honor of having this bridge named after him, it would be Stan. Please honor this great American and name the bridge after him.
Gail Carlinville IL St. Louis is first and foremost and baseball city. With fans on both sides of the river. The Cardinals are rich with tradition and no one exemplified that more that Stan. He was also the ultimate gentleman and a perfect example and role model for the everyone. No one deserves this more than Stan Musial.
SUSAN BELLEVILLE IL
Bob Des Peres MO
Jeanne O’Fallon MO Stan Musial made it clear throughout his career that he never wanted to leave St. Louis. It was not about the money like we see with players today, where money and fame is everything. It was all about the game, the sport, and the team. How many people (especially politicians) can you name that felt like they did not do a good enough job one year and wanted to return some of their salary? Stanley Frank Musial is bigger than the Cardinals. He’s bigger than St. Louis. He’s bigger than Missouri. He’s bigger than the Illinois Metropolitan area. Fans still come today from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, out-state Illinois, and Iowa to watch our beloved Cardinals. He gave people more than baseball. He gave them respect, honor, and honesty. People driving over the Stanley Frank Musial from other states and even from Illinois and Missouri will know the person the bridge was named to honor. How many will know the people the Costello/Clay bridge or most any other person/people (except for August Busch) the bridge could be named for? And, can they claim to have as much integrity as Stan? I don’t think so. That makes the choice very simple. Stanley Frank Musial it is.
dan st. louis MO because the arch doesn’t need a new name.
Warren Kirkwood MO He was one of the greatest players in history. The rivaly between the cardinals and cubs is a good rivaly and they appreicate baseball just as much as we do. This would be a huge honor for a man who was completely about one of the greatest baseball franchises in history. It makes sense for us to all come together to and celebrate this mans honor by naming a bridge after him if not more.
Stephani Louisville KY I don’t understand why this is even a question. There is NO better person to deserve this honor. What a man!!!
Michael Union MO Stan Musial was one of the last sports Icons that did what he did by all natural means, no drugs, no artificial inhansements, he worked hard and did things right…. He was, simply put, a nice guy that set a good example for me, and generations to come.
Greg Creve Coeur MO Simply because Stan stood for everything that is right with the world.
patty carlinville IL
Bobby Millstadt IL For everything he represented.He was a mans man.There will NEVER be another one like him.R.I.P.
Thomas House Springs MO Stan was as great ball player and an even greater man. His relationship with St. Louis was a rare for athletes, even rarer today. I can think of no one who better personified St. Louis like Stan Musial. Humble, down to earth, hard working, loyal, and many other words describe both Stan Musial and St. Louis. If there is a better name to use for this bridge I can not think of it
Linda Oak like MO
Carrie Belleville IL
Wanda Arnold MO Because when you think of St. Louis, you think of Stan Musial. He was all about St. Louis and should be honored with a memorial bridge.
sue fenton MO he is the greatest man this area has ever had. he deserves this honor.
Jack St. Louis MO He was the greatest baseball player there was and he greatness should be recognized by naming the bridge after him
Natalie Belleville IL
Bryan Springfield IL Since it would be impossible to re-name the city itself after arguably it’s greatest citizen, I think it’s only right to name this bridge in his honor. It’s a small thing the community could do to honor his legacy. Additionally, I would hope it would be possible to paint the bridge red, and keep it maintained to honor this great Cardinal and fantastic St. Louisan.
Cheryl st Louis MO Because he deserves it and he has did so much for St Louis!!!!! Everyone knows who he is from here to ten buck two.
Tim Wentzville MO I think that if the bridge is named after Stan Musial it would serve as a daily reminder as to the type of person that we should all strive to be every day.
Susan St. Charles MO Stan Musial was not only one of the greatest baseball players of all time but more importantly the way he lived his life epitomizes how an honorable and truly upstanding human being should behave. Every time someone crosses that bridge, he or she will remember the Cardinal Nation’s “perfect knight” and what he stood for!
Cheryl OFallon IL
mike glendale MO
Tim Lemay MO Stan symbolizes the best of the St. Louis region, can’t think of a better person to name the bridge after!
Terry Ann Warrenton MO He was a Veteran and a very good example of a Baseball Great for people everywhere.
Christine Wildwood MO
Amy Arnold MO Words are unnecessary to explain what an inspiration Stan Musial is, both on and off the diamond.
James OFallon MO Stan Musial was a shining ambassador for this region for 70 years. He asked nothing of Saint Louis but gave everything! What a fitting tribute to this fantastic St. Louisan and likely the only name both leaders in MO and IL will ever agree on.
Herb Wildwood MO
Jerry Florissant MO ABSOLUTELY. Stan deserves nothing less & much more!
Myrna Chesterfield MO
Jim Fredericksburg VA Stan Musial represented outstanding sportsmanship on and off the baseball field. His legacy grows larger when compared to the majority of today’s athletes who play only for the money and personal fame. He embodied the goodness of and loyalty to St. Louis and of course, in particular the Cardinals baseball team. Finally, baseball purists outside St. Louis recognize his true greatness in all categories of the game. He is a St. Louis icon and naming the new bridge after him should be a unanimous decision.
David Arnold MO Stan Musial was a representation of the area, and most likely gave the first good representation of the Cardinals to the world. Baseball is prominent in this area and by naming the bridge in his honor, it shows everyone that true American heroes are rewarded and respected. This man stayed with one wife, took less money to stay with one team, and fought in World War II to just begin with his accolades. When people drive over that bridge no matter which way they are heading, the name will ring in the person’s head reminding them of his success, the Cardinals success, the city of St. Louis, and invoke a sense of pride within them.
Charles Chesterfield MO
Timothy Crestwood MO Finally a chance to name something of significance for a person who made a significance! Let’s get it right this time and not name the bridge after someone who eventually turns out to be a bum!
Mary Kay St. Louis MO The bridge will link Missouri and Illinois. Stan Musial was the ultimate Cardinal and the Cardinals are the baseball team of St. Louis and Southern Illinois. Musial represents all that is good in sports and is an outstanding role model for kids. Naming the bridge after him would make a lot of people very proud and should draw little, if any, criticism.
Deborah Springfield IL Whose name would be better to join these two great states? Just as he joined the entire region let’s name this bridge after this truly outstanding man.
Mary St. Louis MO Because he was a man of very high character, which is not as easy to find in the world today and he is a wonderful ambassador of St. Louis.
Judy St. Charles MO There is no politician or any other person deserving of the naming of the new bridge other than Stan the Man. What an honorable gentleman with a stellar career in baseball.
Steven Staunton IL It’s our bridge and we shall choose the name.
Jennifer St. Louis MO He was an inspiration to us all. He should be remembered for generations to come!
Clare Oakland MO
ALLAN WELDON SPRING MO
Karl St. Louis MO
JARED PERRYVILLE MO MUSIAL SERVED AS BRIDE TO THE PAST FOR FANS UNDER 60 YEARS OLD. HE WAS OUR LINK TO A TIME WHEN BASEBALL PLAYERS WERE AMERICA’S HERO’S AND HIS LIVED HIS LIFE AS AN INSPIRATION AND STUDY IN KINDNESS AND COMPASSION
Terry Festus MO Stan not only had fans on both sides of the river , but all over the country there is no one more deserving .What a great way to honor the MAN.
Brad St. Louis MO
Gregg Lindenhurst IL Stan Musial exemplified more than just baseball in every aspect of his life. He married his high school sweetheart. Did great things for the local community and his citizenship is an inspiration to everyone both Missouri and Illinois. Musial Way bridge is the perfect name to honor Stan the Man.
Keely Chesapeake VA Stan the Man was a beautiful person, inside and out. He was not only brilliant on the field, but off the field as well. He never refused an autograph. He loved his fans more than anything and I think we need to do this for Stan. For the fans. For his family. For the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sylvia St. Charles MO He Loved this City and we loved him, He was hero he fought in the war and he was proud of cardinal nation!!!!!
Sheila Granite City IL Just to give honor to such a great man!
Andrew St. Charles MO He is an American icon that has shaped the game of baseball. This shows our respect towards a great man and what he accomplished in his life.
Patricia St. Louis MO Stan is the best!!!!!!!
Sameep O’Fallon IL
S Belleville IL It would be named after a great man and a great baseball player. He was synonymous with the St. Louis region! He’ll be missed
Kyle Collinsville IL Baseball is a very big part of the United States and an even bigger part of the St.Louis community. With a nickname like “Baseball’s Perfect Knight,” I don’t think you need to say much else. It’s a perfect name that would compliment the game, the city, and our love for both.
Mark Columbia IL
Chris Godfrey IL Stan Musial is the person who could BRIDGE the states of Illinois and Missouri. Even Cub fans could agree that he was “the man”.
Linda St. Louis MO Everyone in the greater metropolitan St. Louis area (which would include both MO and IL) should be more than willing to name the new bridge in honor of Stan Musial. The bridge would be rock solid, just like Stan was throughout his life. Like his grandson Brian Schwarze said, he helped unite the East with the West when he became so famous playing for the Cardinals, the Western-most team at that time. He was the most honorable, kindest, fairest, wonderful man, and it would be a great and lasting way to honor him. Pittsburgh has the Roberto Clemente Bridge; St. Louis should have the Stan Musial Bridge.
Linda Alton IL Stan was quite an ambassador to the City of St. Louis! His “hometown” personality makes him a perfect choice for naming the bridge…..he was a friend to the common man and could walk among the famous! Stan, The Man, lives in the hearts of millions! Naming the bridge after him seems to be a natural choice and I would much rather see that than a politician!
lori high ridge MO He was a true local hero and generous man. That is rare to find anymore.
Mike Saint Louis MO Stan Musial, the Saint Louis Icon, needs to be remembered, the bridge would be the ultimate everlasting item to preserve his name in Saint Louis
Sarah Desoto MO
Randy O’Fallon MO I can think of no one else as deserving of having his name attached to a regional landmark.
Lois Pana IL Stan was such a wonderful person, so many years our cardinal, Mr. St. Louis and many other things, just a delightful person.
Dale Imperial MO He was an honorable person, and a ball player.
Tom St.Louis MO
Kurt St. Charles MO With pleasure I would love to see Stan the Man’s name on the new bridge!
James Fairview Heights IL If they named it for Stan Musial, maybe people, especially announcers like Brennan and Blome and politicians like McCaskill would learn how to pronounce his name. It is Musial not Musual. I have to change stations every time I hear Brennan say Musual.
Mike Cedar Hill MO Stan Musial was my hero growing up and I know for a fact that he was the role model of many others as well. If anyone deserves this, it is Stan The Man. I don’t think the question is why should we name the bridge after him, the question becomes is there anyone more deserving of this honor besides Stan Musial? I can guarantee that there is not. Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here stands baseball’s perfect knight.
MaryPat St. Louis MO He came to St Louis, played baseball his whole career. He was a great role model. He was a war hero.. family man.
Barbara OFallon MO Because he is a legend and has made St. Louis proud
Sherman Saint Louis MO The meek shall inherit the Earth… a bridge is close enough.
David St. Louis MO Why not?
Frank Villa Ridge MO Honors a great man and his memory and is not political.
Damon Springfield IL The cardinals and Stan Musial have given so much joy to both Illinois and Missouri, I can think of no better way to remember Mr Musial and the accomplishments of his career as a lifetime St Louis Cardinal.
Sally Saint Peters MO Stan has long been an icon for the St. Louis metropolitan area and a good will ambassador, We as citizens can do no greater honor to his legacy. Keep Stan’s memory and his story alive.
Anna Millstadt IL
David Boonville MO Mr. Musial was as classy as the city of St. Louis is. It was be terrible to not name the bridge as a constant tribute to his professionalism and what he brought to the city. He is definitely the standard for current and future Cardinal’s players need to strive to be.
raegan O’Fallon MO Why Not????
Kathleen Hazelwood MO I can’t think of a single person more fitting to name the bridge after. He was a true hero and integral piece of our culture and history. I am proud to live in the city that had Stan Musial.
Stan Ruma IL Because he was not only a great baseball player but a great human being who gave back so much to his community. Who would be more deserving of such an honor.
Angela Los Angeles CA I grew up in Missouri, attended many baseball games at Busch, have been a lifelong fan of the Cardinals and adore Stan Musial. Seems fitting that Musial be honored with his name on a bridge, as he was an ambassador for St. Louis, baseball, and humanities, connecting with all people in his 92 years on this earth.
Debbie Saint Louis MO I don’t know of any other human being, especially one who was so famous, that no one has an unkind thing to say about him. No one! His kindness, generosity, and class are an example for us all to emulate. May his legend live on with a bridge name so that we never forget how we should strive to be. My kids know how great a guy he was, and someday, my grandchildren will, too. A hero on and off the field.
Mike St. Louis MO Exemplifies American values
Charlene Edwardsville IL Uh, it’s a no-brainer……
Mary Kay Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was a hero in every sense of the word regardless of the side of the river where you live or what baseball team is your favorite. The entire Saint Louis area should be proud that Stan chose to call us home. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to The Man who gave so much to us!!
Brittany Chesterfield MO
Don Belleville IL
Kendra Sandoval IL Stan Musial exemplifies what a role model is. He played the game of baseball and lived his life with class, dignity, and a loyalty to the city of St. Louis and the Cardinals that has never been seen again.
Jeanne Fenton MO
Kimberly Freeburg IL
Laura Imperial MO Stan lived for 92 years as the embodiment of a great athlete and person. He was admired not just in St Louis, but nationwide.
stephen st louis MO He was the MAN. He is the MAN. And he will always be the MAN.
Linda Saint Louis MS Stan Musial is THE most beloved Cardinals player and was a great citizen. He did some much for the area, and is loved by so many. It would be a fitting tribute. Let’s make it happen!
Kelsey Kansas City MO I’ve loved baseball my whole life. And it amazes me no matter where you move, vacation, end up in this world you will meet someone who loves baseball just as you do. Now you may be talking to a Cubs fan, or god forbid a Reds fan, but no matter what the passion of baseball brings people together just like bridges do. The idea of naming the bridge after political representatives is not the greatest ideas, as it is my opinion that politics can sometimes burn bridges and that’s bad karma.
John Saint Peters MO simply because stan deserves it.
Jessica Sandoval IL
William Freeburg IL
Billy Florissant MO Stan Musial is as much a part of St. Louis (Missouri and Illinois) as just about anyone I can think of. This would be a great and lasting Memorial in Stan Musials honor for generations to come.
Joe St. Louis MO To say the least Stan was a one of the greatest baseball players of all time. In addition he has been a great citizen of St Louis and the U.S. I grew up watching Stan play ball and besides been a great ball player he was a great example for kids on and off the field. He contributed to many charities as well.
Kyle Saint Louis MO He was a legendary player and icon as well as a star in the community as well. Why not honor him?
Paula University City MO Stan Musial adopted St. Louis as his own and was a wonderful addition not only to our area but to the nation.
Barbara Springfield IL Stan Musial has been my hero since I was a child. I was at the ballgame when he retired and rode around the stadium. He deserves all of the accolades he is receiving. What a hero. I have never heard a mean comment about Stan the Man.
Jessica Phoenix AZ
Josh St. Louis MO
Carol St. Louis MO
Tina Edwardsville IL I grew up in Missouri and now reside in Illinois, as many St. Louis Cardinals fans do. We are all fans regardless of the state in which we are located. Naming the bridge after Stan Musial is a great way to honor the memory of the beloved, greatest Cardinal ever!!
Robert Swansea IL In an era where heros often fall short, Stan stood out from the rest. He was a world-class baseball player and an even better human being. His impact on the St. Louis area is second to none. Stan Musial is an insitution within Cardinal Nation. What better way to recognize Stan for his lifelong contributions to our community than to name this beautiful bridge after him. He deserves it and it’s the least we as a community can do for him in recognition of all the joy he’s given us over the past 70 years. There will only be one Stan the Man and he was St. Louis.
Hal University City MO Stan Musial is a great representation of our area
Carol St. Louis MO Throughout our country’s history, remarkable landmarks have often been named after remarkable men and women. These are individuals who have often touched the lives of others through many selfless random acts of kindness. They are often humble folk whose actions contribute to the greater good of society; decent people who are generous not because they seek accolades, but simply because for them, it is the right thing to do. Stan Musial was such a person. Over the years, the stories of this perfect knight and his kindnesses have multiplied. A simple gentleman, he often made us smile when we heard of his compassion, his sense of humor, and yes, the tunes he played on his beloved harmonica. Whether he played at Busch Stadium or a children’s hospital, he warmed the hearts of everyone around him. And how could it be otherwise? People like Stan Musial seem to be an increasing rarity these days. He was a hero for our age – not of the battle-hardened kind, but one who was Everyman’s man; down to earth, kind, and always willing to make a difference. I think Stan understood the true meaning of generosity and of the great responsibility he carried because of his celebrity. Stan made a difference in his hometown of St. Louis and in the greater society. He is someone whose decency and simplicity will be remembered for years and years to come. He was a good and honorable man. What a wonderful honor it would be for this new bridge to bear the name of such a remarkable human being.
Janet Farmington MO Because Stan was in our area his whole career and ever since. Being the gentleman that he was it is fitting to have a bridge leading into St. Louis close to Cardinal Nation where Stan played.
Steve Brentwood MO He was a national treasure and attracted a huge fan base from both Illinois and Missouri.
John Trenton IL
Marjorie Belleville MO Because he is a Missouri and Illinois Icon. Who else has been so humble and so great at the same time? What a great example for our youth.! If the bridge is name after Stan thefuture generation will learn from his example.
Donna Webster Groves MO
Alex Oakland CA
Eads St. Louis MO A true hero on and off the field. Perhaps they should paint the bridge red.
Jean Kimmswick MO We should name the bridge in Stan Musial’s honor for it would be nice to see and hear a name that is untarnished and is all good.
Opal Imperial MO
Pehg Trenton IL
Jon Lebanon, IL He is one of the greatest role models in the USA.
shelly st louis MO Stan was a good and humble individual who did more for the game of baseball than anyone has done for any sport
Brenna Peoria IL
Amy Eagle NE Few people or organizations have done as much as Stan Musial and the Cardinals to unite citizens from both sides of the Mississippi under a common love for the game of baseball. Uniting people geographically with a bridge named for a man who symbolized unity of men and women through America’s greatest pastime seems fitting and but a small gesture for such a great man and beautiful human spirit.
Susan Lebanon, IL He brought both Illinois and Missouri together.
Cliff St. Louis MO No one else deserves it more than he does.
Sam Edwardsville IL
geralyn columbia IL Stan Musial – A LIFE WELL LIVED
Wendy Lebanon, IL He is my baseball hero.
Michael St. Louis MO Stan Musial connected the western US with the east when he played for the Cardinals, and he has served as an ambassador for the game of baseball ever since. Compared to the Gateway Arch, Musial was essentially baseball’s gateway to the west.
Paul Imperial MO He has been a great Ambassador for St. Louis.
Joan St. Louis, MO Stan Musial devoted his life to bringing people of all color ans social economic stature together. What a special way to honor such a man. He lived his entire life the same way he played baseball, with integrity and respect for everyone. It seems like a perfect match naming a bridge that connects two state after a person that spent his life trying to connect all people.
Jeffrey Lebanon IL My grandfather told me all about Stan. He is what I would like to be.
Jon Wildwood MO
PJ Mascoutah IL WHY NOT!!
Mary Ellisville MO Stan Musial was a great man, husband and father along with being a very successful professional baseball player. He helped to “bridge” relations between baseball players of color. He brought fans from both sides of the bridge to Cardinal Baseball.
Stephanie Wildwood MO
Denny Lebanon IL
Evelyn Wildwood MO
Richard Saint Ann MO Who remembers Bernard F. Dickman?
meagan granite City IL He has done many great things for our community!
Frederick O’Fallon MO Because of his immense, monumental impact he had on baseball, not just in St. Louis but throughout the ENTIRE country. Stan truly deserves this.
Tony Omaha NE Most people will point to Stan’s 22 years of baseball greatness as reason enough to name a bridge after him and they certainly have a point. After all, Stan Musial, the Cardinals and the Saint Louis area are forever linked in the annals history. But for me it’s beyond baseball, it’s Stan’s 92 years as a great human being that seals the deal. In my opinion, Missouri and Illinois could look for a long time and never find a better role model than Stan to name a bridge after. So I am asking that both states to come together and make this a reality for Stan, his family, his fans and the Saint Louis area.
David O’Fallon MO True Greatness in performance and character has no borders.
Melanie Saint Louis MO
matt ofallon MO There have been few St Louis residents that could even come close to living the life Stan Musial did. This would provide a lasting reminder to all who enter of just how great a man he was.
Mary Ballwin MO Because he is a baseball icon!
Joel Quincy IL In the Midwest, we name or rename everything in honor of “heroes,” be them political, sports, or just influential in general. There’s a Mark Twain Bridge, Jack Buck Highway, Martin Luther King Jr Blvds. Why not name the newest project, which currently doesn’t have a name, after the The Man? It connects Missouri and St. Louis, just like Cardinal baseball does often. There’s no reason not to name this booming structure after a great like Stan.
Andy Bloomington IL Stan Musial was an icon in the Midwest and one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. But, more importantly, he was the kind of person every parent should hope their child will aspire to be. Give parents the opportunity to answer the question, “Who was Stan Musial” each time they drive across that bridge. Stan’s legacy is one worth passing on to future generations!
Kenneth Columbia IL Go for it., best name they could use.
Norman St. Louis MO He was an outstanding role model and a nice man. Boston has a “Big Dig” tunnel named for Ted Williams.
Lori Maryville IL Someone as a positive role model in the sports industry.
JOHN KIRKWOOD MO Stan Musial is St Louis. And he was known far and wide by many people. He deserves this honor also by the way Stan represented all St Louis in Baseball as well as in other ways too numerous to mention. He had a long career even after baseball in other businesses, such as fine dining too.
jeff St. Jacob IL Just because it’s the right thing to do. EVERYONE thinks it’s a GREAT idea.
Dave Glen Carbon IL Sports has a way of uniting people and bringing them together. A bridge also brings people together. Stan Musial maintained the highest morals and level of integrity throughout his lifetime. It is a great idea to have the bridge named after him.
Randy Ballwin MO
Christina Ofallon MO To show our appreciation to a Man of great honor.
Glen La Crosse WI
violet St. Louis MO Need these days to promote the people of great personal character beside being a great sports hero.
Brian Du Quoin IL This man was an ambassador for Americas game. Easily the greatest ball player and one of the finest men to live in St louis.
Patricia Florissant MO If anyone is deserving of this honor it is Stan Musial. Not just for Cardinal Nation, but for this community.
Kathryn St. Louis MO Honoring a man for who is was not just because of what he did.
Paul Jerseyville IL
Jenny St. Louis MO Because Stan Musial earned it. He was a classic example of what we should all try to emulate: Humble, kind, empathetic, patient, a true friend, patriotic, a great role model, and a baseball legend. We should all learn from the way he lead his life and aspire to make a difference. Keep the memory alive!
christopher peoria IL Does there really need to be a written explanation?! They named a highway after a man that had 2-3 good seasons with the Cardinals and did so immediatly after his 70 HR year.. A project like this is a perfect example for Stan the Man! The bridge will show his longtivity and consistancy and be a great reminder for generations to come!! By the way, the dump on 55, should be remaned for Pujols!
Beth Saint Louis MO I don’t care what they name it so long as it is not named after a self-serving politition. I have always thought they should change “Leonore k Sullivan Blvd” back to “Warf Street”. No one knows who Sulivan was and especially out of town tourists who come to our great city. Musial deserves the bridge named after him, but let’s let it rest a few months before we have a knee jerk reaction, much like the Mark Maguire mess.
Jason Woodland Hills CA He is Stan the Man, We should honor him in many ways, but the least we can do is put his name on a Bridge.
Chuck Chester IL
Brian Bridgeton MO So many of these bridges and get named after politicans. I want a bridge that is going to be named after a person who means something to the people on both sides of the river it crosses. Stan Musial was good enough citizen to get a medal of freedom from the President of the United States of America we should find it easy to name the bridge in honor of this great man.
Joseph University City MO
Paul Maryland Heights MO
Pat Chesterfield MO
Kenny Hillsboro MO
Ken St. Charles MO Stan ‘The Man’ was a great ballplayer and more importantly a great person. There will never be another professional ballplayer like him. He should be everyones role model – yound and old.
Nathan Hazelwood MO What a respectful thing to honor a man that respected every person he ever met.. This town lost a person that should be studied by kids in history books under the chapter: how to treat one another in life.
Mary Fairview Heights IL
Julee Lake Saint Louis MO
Rob St. Louis MO Local hero admired by all
David Fenton MO
William Kansas City MO What a great man to represent all that is good, wholesome and honorable!
Josh Des Peres MO Stan was and is a hero to many. I got to meet him when I was young and he was terrific.
Carol St. Louis MO When you think of St. Louis, you think Stan thr Man
Ken Lake St. Louis MO Stan is the greatest well known man not only in St. Louis but the entire United States. He is what everyone strive to be! He is all that is good in this world. I would agree that it would be a great thing for St. Louis to honor him and his family by naming the bridge after him. His name and legacy should be remembered by all forever!!! Stan the Man was the greatest Cardinal and person to ever play or live in St. Louis! The bridge needs to have his name on it!!
Rhonda Cedar Hill MO
larry Jefferson City MO
Mike Kirkwood MO This is a no brainer folks. What person, event or organization caused people of all ages to track across the Mississippi more that Stan “THE MAN” Musial. He was a rock star before the term was ever used. The nice thing about it is he was a genuine Star and Hero.
Brad St. Louis MO Because he represented everything thats good about St. Louis
Kent Carlyle IL No doubt the best name that it should have. A special way to honor him and show that St. Louis Cardinal fans come from both states and this is cardinal nation!
Martha St. Charles MO Just as a bridge connects people and places to each other without a filter to human differences, so too Stan Musial connected to thousands of people regardless of background, and drew people to him with his kindness, compassion, sense of humor, and BASEBALL!! Name that bridge! :). ….The Stan Span!
Michael Festus MO
Eadie Tempe AZ Stan Musial was a national treasure who transcended baseball and deserves to be recognized as the great human being he was.
Jonathan Perryville MO I think that it would be great to name the bridge after Stan Musial. It could help people to take a look at Mr. Musial’s life and how much he gave back to the community. It could inspire people to be more like Stan Musial and if we had more people like Stan Musial the world would be a better place.
Jean Millstadt IL Stan the Man brought people together and that is what the new bridge will do.
Chad Belleville IL Because an athlete and a city have never gone together as perfectly as Stan Musial and St. Louis.
Nelson Belleville IL Better than naming after a politician or street. The Stan Span.
Leland Hillsboro IL Stan set an example of how a human should behave professionally and socially. He lived in a way that we should all attempt to follow as we follow the path across the new bridge towards the future.
Jake St. Charles MO Because he was a great man and a legend.
Chris Marion IL Mr Musial is the example that should be used when explaining character. He was a great baseball player. More importantly he was a great man and personified the values held dear by those in the STL area.
Don Wildwood MO Stan was a man of honesty,integrity and compasion. He was a person to connect with everyone.
Karl New Baden IL Beats naming it after one of those crooked politicians. Plus Stan knew how to get the job done, our politicians don’t. Enough said
Ruth Hillsboro IL Because he was a model for everyone to behave as a good and solid citizen.
Holly Saint Louis MO
margie Millstadt IL Stan was a well known man a respectfull man and the best player on and off the field
Eric Normal IL Better question is why not? Is there a better man, person, or even ballplayer who it should be named after. I think this would be an amazing gesture to help keep the memory of Stan Musial alive.
Tammy St. Louis MO
Elaine Caseyville IL The bridge should be named: The Musial Legend Bridge recognizing his good deeds, great reputation and his legend. He was a true sports personality hero!
Tyler High Ridge MO Musial exhibits the pinnacle of what it means to be a part of the St. Louis metro area, both east and west of the river. For decades he brought people together with his talent and humility, and nothing is more symbolic of his spirit than allowing him to bring the people of the area together for eternity. To pass on this opportunity is both a disgrace to the people and culture of the region, and a dishonor to The Man himself.
Allie Saint Louis MO To honor a man who has received the Congressional Medal of Honor. He lived an honor filled life of true example.
James Creve Coeur MO He represents all that is good an honest in people and was a role model in the bi-state over for almost 70 years.
Emma Columbia IL
Rogeer Greenville IL Because he was a real, not like some players. He would take time to stop and talk to you and sign a autograph. He would go hospitals and visit with children . He was truly a man Stan The Man
Kendra St. Louis MO
Thomas Belleville IL Stan Musial has not only set numerous records on the baseball field as a Cardinal but has exemplified the traits of an outstanding American and citizen. He set an example that all of us strive for but seldom achieve. His integrity, honesty and professionalism were beyond reproach. In my opinion, the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge would represent a thank you from all of us for a life that inspired all of us!
Sharon Imperial MO Because shouldn’t we honor someone who was always positive and never took his position for granted.
Jeff Fenton MO
Jonathan Springfield IL Stan Musial truly represents what it meant to be a hero to children and a role model for all. Shoot, just being married to the same lady for 71 years…deserves the honor.
Walter Florissant MO Stan “The Man” Musial represents all that’s great in professional sports & life in general. I’m sure he had his faults like anyone else, but he’s someone who had his priorities in line.
Kim Ballwin MO The best name
Jonny Creve Coeur MO Stan was a man that brigded many societal gaps therefore we should allow him to bridge the gap between MO & IL
Christine Bridgeton MO He was such an honorable man; who better to represent our city?
Cynthia Arnold MO Stan “The Man” Musial is a legacy…. it is the proper thing to do in his honor.
Randy Tempe AZ Greatest Baseball player, icon, and humanitarian EVER!
Chris O’Fallon IL
Viola Winigan MO Who else would you name this after. This man gave his entire career to the cardinals baseball team. He is truly one of the greatest baseball players to play the game and he was OURS!!!!!!! RIP Stan.
Carl Ballwin MO He was a great representative of the metro area, and is the best option for naming the bridege.
Robert Lake Villa IL
rita imperial MO he was an awesome man
Richard Des Peres MO
Laura Houston TX
Crystal St Charles MO Legends deserve to be remembered. I believe that everyone who drives across that bridge should and will remember that Stan the Man was and will always be a St Louis legend.
Christina Punta Gorda FL He was a great inspiration to many of fans, young and old. He should be remembered and honored to all of his fans across the states. :)
Linda Glencoe MO It would be a fitting tribute to a man who has been a role model for so many years.
Shari Wentzville MO
Mike Oakville MO
Michelle St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a class act and it what a real role model should be. The two states should feel honored to use his name with any association, esp a bridge that will be driven for years to come.
kenneth silva MO
Daniel St. Charles MO
Justin Granite City IL I believe that Stan “The Man” Musial has earned the right to have the new Mississippi River Bridge (aka New I-70 Bridge) named in honor of him. He is a true patriot and a man of high integrity.
Lisa Granite City IL
Katelyn Swansea IL Stan the Man embodies so many things that St. Louis and the surrounding areas stand for.
Don Saint Louis MO Stan was an all around good human being and a great Cardinal baseball player. Nobody ever had anything bad to say about The Man because they could not because he was humble, gregarious, and a mentor to those that needed to be shown the ropes. He helped the African-American players gain acceptance in baseball when many would not. Besides I would rather name the bridge after my hero Stan than have it named after some politician!
Charlie O’Fallon MO I was lucky to actually see Stan play in person as well as on TV (old B&W, rabbit ears, ugh!). I feel sad that my sons and daughter as well as the younger fans never had that same opportunity. When Stan walked along the stands, he would talk to all the fans, stop and rub a kid’s head and talk with them, and we all knew he just loved where he was, what he was doing, and really cared about how he played the game for us. We were the lucky ones who got to root for Stan as a Cardinal but he doesn’t belong only to us. Folks on both sides of the river can lay equal claim to him as a baseball player and hometown guy. Whether you’re heading east or west, Stan is your guy.
Ronald St Louis MO
Greg Kirkwood MO Does this question really need to be asked?
Joe St. Louis MO To honor the legend and the Man who brought together a city!
beth saint louis MO Who else would be better?
Mark Belleville IL Stan Musial is one of a select few that the St. Louis area can call a city hero. He was arguably the greatest baseball player ever to play the game and was an even better person. That speaks volumes. Southern Illinois is home to a very large Cardinal fan base, and the new bridge connecting the two being named after Stan “The Man” Musial would mean a lot for a vast amount of people. His life, on and off the baseball diamond, is something that should be celebrated. Naming a bridge in his honor is the least we could do.
Gary Petersburg IL Stan is a legend, an icon and a non-political hero. I can’t see anyone being against this proposal. And please don’t try to “one-up” or modify the name, just the Stan Musial (Memorial) Bridge.
Ryan montgomery IL
Ashley Ste. Genevieve MO
Barry St. Peters MO A St. Louis legend, one of baseball’s all-time greats and an honorable man–need I say more?
Patrick St. Louis MO He is the greatest Cardinal to play the game and has given back so much more to the community. If we can name a highway after Mark McGuire then naming the bridge after Musial should not be a problem.
Richard Arnold MO I couldn’t think of an more fitting name to honor Stan the man then to name a bridge after him
Richard Villa Ridge MO It is great to have a chance to honor a decent and honorable man.
Tori Sullivan MO Because he is an all american baseball legend!!
Patti St Louis MO Stan Musial was an ICON to St Louis. Opening Day won’t be the same without Stan riding around. McGuire got part of Hwy 70 named after him and then he finally admitted years after the fact that he used STEROIDS. We all know Stan didn’t use STEROIDS, he was just a great player.
Joey Bethalto IL Great ballplayer even better Human Being!!!
Sylvia Sullivan MO Because he is a St. Louis icon!
Gaile Hamel IL A man that has done so many great things should be remembered forever
Ed St. Louis MO
Patricia Columbia MO No other person consistently embodied the true kindness and spirit of the people of the midwest as much as Stan Musial.
Jake Millstadt IL Because Stan is the man.
Gretchen St. Louis MO The new bridge should be named after Mr Musial as he was a true gentleman. He represented the absolute best that St. Louis has to offer. If we can name a part of a street for Mark Mcquire who played ball for the cardinals and left, then surely we can honor a man who loved this city and played his entire career here for the cardinals. Please do this and honor a man who loved this city and would have done anything to promote good will. Thank you Gretchen M. Engel
James Hazelwood MO A rare and wonderful opportunity to pair a new major landmark with an extraordinary American has befallen the region, enabling a commemoration befitting of the consummate athlete and beloved inspiration that St. Louis calls its own. Such a dedication would serve our community well, celebrating an icon common to both sides of the river and allowing the bridge to serve as a constant reminder of the untarnished “perfect warrior” we should all strive to emulate. Undoubtedly, Illinoisans and Missourians alike can take great pride in being represented by the best of the best that is Stan “The Man” Musial.
Tara Sullivan MO Because he is number 1 in the baseball hall of fame!
Tom Alton IL Because he was a great Baseball player.
Stanley Farmington MO The man was a perfect example of how to use the fame bestowed upon him to give back to the community and spread the lessons of life to all.
Keith St. Louis MO A Baseball hero, WWII veteran,Lifetime Cardinal…why not? After all he has done for St. Louis I think it would be fitting to honor him in this way.
Danny Chesterfield MO Stan was both an icon and a legend to the St. Louis area. His work on and off the baseball field captured the hearts of generations of St. Louisans and Americans alike. He will always be a part of St. Louis history and deserves to be honored and engrained in our history forever with the naming of this bridge. Generations after his retirement, baseball fans like myself still appreciate Stan’s career, and admire his work and dedication for his community.
Cynthia Saint Louis MO The man is a legend and a treasure to St. Louis Cardinals history – and the history of the nation.
Amanda Barnhart MO Because he was a great baseball player and legend from this area and deserves a great honor like that! He dedicated his whole career to St. Louis …lets give him this!
Jonathan Columbus GA Baseball’s perfect knight.
Kathleen Fairview Heights IL What a wonderful memorial to a great man! The Cardinals are the common thread that runs through both sides of the river of the metro-east area – what a fitting link the bridge would be!
Matt Sullivan MO He is a legend and deserves a memorial!
Kristen Fenton MO
Michael O’Fallon MO This would be the perfect honor for the perfect gentleman who enriched this community for over 70 years. I do not know of anyone who could live up to Stan Musial’s ethics or the way he conducted himself during his life.
Dustin Sullivan MO He was a great man and a GREAT St. Louis Cardinal!
Evelyn Eureka MO Because he was a decent and honorable man and a great baseball player. He was everything a good man should be. He was a great ambassador for the entire metro area and I really can think of very few people with those qualifications.
Peggy Hazelwood MO
Charles Troy IL As attested by his receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Stan Musial is a national treasure. He was an ambassador of good will transcending across baseball rivalry lines and geographical boundary lines. Naming the bridge after him that unites the east to the west would be a fitting acknowledgement of his contributions to the midwest and all of America.
Renee Pacific MO Because he was more than just a ball player. He was a part of the community and contributed so greatly to so many worthy causes. He was a hero with honor, dignity and compassion for others. I never had the privilege to meet him in person, but I’ve seen him at the stadium and had the highest respect for him. Nowdays, when athletes are in the game for the money, fame and noteriety….when they don’t take the game seriously….when they commit crimes and are horrible roll models for children, Stan Musial kept his integrity in tact and is a wonderful roll model for kids and adults of all ages.
Brian St Louis MO Like a bridge, Stan spanned generations of fans and brought them together with a love of baseball.
Trudy St. Peters MO St. Louis is a baseball town and Stan Musial was baseball.
Daniel Benld IL Stan was truly “The Man” and this bridge should be named after him because of the great character he displayed throughout his life and he deserves the honor of having the Mississippi River Bridge bestowing his name.
Wilma Alton IL Because Stan is St Louis.
Jim Hamel IL There has never been a bad word said about Stan. Someone with a reputation such as this needs to be honored.
Gina Manchester MO True legends are few and far between. Stan Musial is synonymous with the St. Louis Cardinals, who are as much a part of Illinois as Missouri. No one person has brought entertainment and heart to hundreds of thousands for multiple generations like Stan the Man!
Denise Columbia IL A fitting memorial for a great man. A name to be proud of. A man to be proud of. We need that in this day of failed heroes.
Charmaine St. Louis MO Good idea
Natalie St. Louis MO The answer to the question is in the name Stan “The Man”. There is no other seemingly fit term to describe someone like Mr. Musial. Above all else, he was (and still is) a model for people of all ages, including the future generations that are still to come… His name should be forever remembered and reverend as more than just a person, but an embodiment of the city’s history. A game changer in the sport of baseball, it would only make sense to name a bridge in “Baseball Heaven” after one of the greats (or greatest of all time). Putting something that represents Stan at the heart of the city only seems appropriate, considering he had a heart that could stretch across two states. And beyond that.
Jackie St. Louis MO
Ed Kansas City MO Growing up in St. Louis I cherished the moments to see or hear Mr Musial . I can’t wait to see his name on both sides of the river, I know both states will make it happen.
Janine Alton IL He is not only known to those who live in our 2 states but known all through the sport world, everywhere. He is as well known as the arch. I think it would be very appropriate to name the bridge after someone who has brought the St Louis area so much pleasure and support for both Illinois and Missouri.
Dan Saint Louis MO Stan was a great man and unwavering in his convictions, just like a bridge should be. Strong and everlasting.
Travis Walnut Grove MO Simple. He Was and always will be the Man!
Bradley Granite City IL Stan Musial was one of the most respcted members of our society.
Mary Belleville IL Musial was a unifier for the Metropolitan area – on both sides of the river.
Kathy Manchester MO The bridge should be named for Stan Musial because he spent his life trying to unite people with one another-from baseball to everyday life. The bridge will unite the people of Missouri with the people of Illinois in Stan’s name. What a tribute to an all around good man!
Dan Ellisville MO
Teresa Granite City IL He is and was the heart of the Cardinals.
Tim Hamel IL He is Stan THE MAN!
Reid Belmont MS Because he was a hero on and off the field.
Janet St. Louis MO Stan Musial is the beloved icon of Cardinal nation — fans on both sides of the river and around the world.
larry granite city IL
Edward Colorado Springs CO Stan Musial is a St. Louis icon and a hero to many. He is an example of what sports heros should be. I was able to watch many Cardinal games with Stan (the man) playing ball. Even not that I live in Colorado the Cardinals and the teams of that era will always have a warm spot in my heart. I can’t think of another person is Missouri or Illinois who deserves the honor more then Stan Musial.
Laura Reston VA A former air force brat, my family retired in O’Fallon, IL almost 13 years ago and I quickly became a die-hard Cardinals fan. I have very fond memories of attending countless Cardinals games over the years. Now having moved away from the area, I still call St. Louis home and am realizing how much of a baseball city St. Louis is – especially now that I’m gone. St. Louis baseball is the heart and pulse of this great city, and while Stan clearly excelled while playing for our beloved team, he also stood out as an exemplary citizen of this amazing city. Stan encompasses everything positive with the Cardinals and the city of St. Louis. He truly deserves to be remembered and celebrated, and I can’t think of a better way to commemorate him.
Don Edwardsville IL The St. Louis Cardinals have figuratively linked our two states together for so long, it seems only fitting to have the greatest Cardinal be the namesake for the bridge that literally links us.
Amy Wentzville MO
Charlie Wildwood MO
Keith St Louis MO Stan Musial spent his WHOLE baseball career with the Cardinal organization and stayed in st louis for the rest of his life…he loved the area and was PROUD to call it HOME,,and we are PROUD to have Stan as one of our own hometown heroes!! My father talked about Mr. Musial all the time, saw his last game here and im sure my late father would be proud of st louis for naming the new bridge after him. He brought people together from all walks of life,,,he BRIDGED the gap between all people who ever saw him play, heard the stories, met him( i met him once at a red lobster and he was the most generous man), or had any connection to baseball.
William Bellevilli IL
Nicholas Cottage Hills IL The bridge should be named in Stan Musial’s honor because he was/is such a great role model that when young kids ask why and who the bridge is named after, their parents can tell them about what a wonderful person Stan Musial was on top of being one of the best ballplayers to ever live.
Barb Saint Louis MO Stan was the heart and sole of Cardinal Nation. We bridged the color barrier in baseball, was an American Hero, was awarded the Medal of Honor and was an all around great human being that no one has a bad word to say about. He was Cardinal baseball!!How many more reasons do you need!!!
Mary Los Angeles CA I grew up in St. Louis and was fortunate to see Stan The Man Musial play ball. Being a member of Cardinal Nation, I listened to every game on the radio that wasn’t on TV. My family gathered around the TV the day he retired and we all cried. There has never been a better role model for how to live your life than Stan. His genuine warmth, lack of ego, generosity and kindness is unmatched. To name this bridge after him would be a fitting tribute to keep his memory alive for future generations.
Anne Wildwood MO It is a great way to honor our STL hero-Stan the Man!
Barbara Belleville IL We need it named for someone like Stan who not only was a great ballplayer but by all accounts a great human being.
Patrick Collinsville IL Stan was a hero, role-model and all around fantastic person. This is another great way to honor him and give respect to the man.
Sharon Cape Girardeau MO Stan Musial was an honorable man who quietly worked to bridge the racial gap in MLB. He was a man of impeccable character who lived his life in humility and grace. He is loved and respected by all who knew of him (apparently even Cub fans).
Carol St. Lousi MO He was an icon both on the field and off the field. He truly represents the image St. Louis wants to portray. Also when he played he bridge the teams from the east to the west.
Josh Collinsville IL If nothing else because he put up with 40 plus years of that hideous looking statue of him outside of Busch and never complained
Adam Cape Girardeau MO I think this is an awesome way to show appreciation to one of the greatest baseball players of all time. If Rush Limbaugh can be inducted into into the Hall of famous Missourians, than this bridge should be named “The Stan Musial Bridge”!! He is an icon, hero, roll model and a great friend to St. Louis. Many fans an St. Louis natives would consider him to be St.Louis. He is our friend and this is a great way to remember him by. I cant wait to tell my future children and grandchildren about how he shined in St. Louis. I may have never seen you play, but Mr. Musial you impacted my life very much and thank you.
Kathy St. Charles MO He is literally one of the greatest ball playersof all time. He brought so much to the lives of all baseball fans old and new.
Terry Marlborough MO Why should you need to ask? There was no better ambassador for the St. Louis area, the Cardinals and the game of Baseball. He was not just a great St. Louisian but a great American. He got the medal of freedom because we in St. Louis told America he earned it because HE DID EARN IT! He is one of the handful of celebrities and celebrity athletes who had no enemies. He was a true person. He worked at his craft and was the best. He was a person who brought all races all religions all income levels able bodied or disabled all people together because he saw everyone having worth and as a good soul. The simple but true cliche about Stan was “He was one of us”. He was the real Natural as a citizen and he played baseball pretty well too.
Jo Wood River IL He is a man we all should try to be like. He embodies all the values both in family and business that everyone should strive for. What better role model for Missouri and Illinois citizens.
SANDY SAPPINGTON MO He was a great man and well respected in our local community and he is a legend!
Marianne Ellisville MI As an athlete free of scandal in both his professional and personal life, Stan Musial’s name on the bridge will honor both Missouri and Illinois.
crystal st. charles MO Why not, look at everything he has done for a city.
Craig O’Fallon IL
Alan Los Angeles CA Because he was not only one of the greatest Baseball players of all time, but because of his record-breaking career with the Cardinals which not only delighted St. Louis fans for decades but also did a great deal to fire up deeper interest in baseball around the country; it’s a “no brainer” that the bridge should be named after him.”Stan the Man” WAS Baseball, he WAS America, he WAS the Hero and inspiration for thousands of kids as they grew up, and he IS the perfect choice for this honor…..period!!!
Molly Floissant MO He’s almost like our “Founding Father”
Doreen Naples FL
Dawn Maplewood MO Wow something everyone can agree on!
JACK OVERLAND MO ‘STAN THE MAN’ HAS EARNED THE LOVED OF MANY IN AND OUT OF BASEBALL. THIS BRIDGE WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT “THANK YOU” FOR THE FINE EXAMPLE OF ‘BASEBALL’S PERFECT KNIGHT’ HE LEFT TO US ALL.
Stephen Saint Peters MO To forever thank Stan Musial, Baseball’s Perfect Knight, for everything he did for the St. Louis community.
Donna Jackson MO We named the highway section for Mark hitting 70 homeruns. Just seems like there should be something special for the “Man”, since we won’t have him at the ball park again. Everyone loved him and he loved everyone. We could at the least honor him forever in this way.
Sandra Murphysboro IL Stan Musial was a Midwestern hero, a member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame, and a man who tried to make his corner of the world a better place for everyone.
Sandra Mexico MO Because he was a great baseball player, a legend even! We have highways named after governors so why not a bridge for a baseball great!!
Jack St. Louis MO Because Stan the Man is the greatest man and baseball player to have ever lived
Jason Arnold MO Who better represents the values of modesty, honesty, integrity and hard-work that most of us in the St Louis metro, and the Midwest, value and appreciate more than Stan Musial.
Derek Festus MO
John Millstadt IL what better? can not think of anyone more deserving
Josh Fort Collins CO
Debbie Hazelwood MO Stan is St. Louis. He has always been a Cardinal and he has done so much for Missouri and Illinois Cardinal fans.
Kathy St. Charles MO Because it is the right thing to do.
C Saint Louis MO A legend will always live on ……
Darren Crystal City MO Great role model and outstanding human being!
steve carbonddale IL
Linda Eureka MO
Sue St Louis MO He was the greatest StL Cardinal baseball player to ever play in St Lous and he was loved by most.
Pamela Sait Louis MO In this day and age when it seems no athlete, movie star, or politician is able to live a life even half way free of scandal I believe it’s time to name something of prominence and high visibility after a person who did live his life free of scandal. Stan Musial never did the right thing to receive praise, he did the right thing because it was the right thing to do. Now the Illinois and Missouri legislators have an opportunity to do the right thing just because it is the right thing to do, name the new bridge after Stan Musial. I hope both states will show the country that living one’s life the correct way is what our states applaud and celebrate.
Nathan Saint Louis MO He was the most loyal and deserving person to ever wear the Birds on a Bat. He is the embodiment of Saint Louis sports and a fantastic all around citizen. There will never be another Stan The Man Musial. He deserves this more than anyone.
Jim Herculaneum MO What better way to welcome people to St Louis ?
Keri Troy IL Honor a man that served his community for several years. ” serve as a permanent reminder that, despit humble beginnings, hard work can lead to great accomplishments”
Kathryn Granite Citty IL
terry olney IL
Jeff Wesley Chapel FL Stan Is And Will Always be The Man in STL. When You say Cardinals you think of Stan. R.I.P. Stan we will always remember you.
Mike Saint CHarles MO
john st louis MO
Andrea University city MO
Brendan Florissant MO Because he’s a legend and means so much to the area and deserves the honor
Jennifer Saint Louis MO
Christine Chesterfiels MO Stan Musial was not only an outstanding baseball player of all time but an outstanding human being who was an example to all ages and a man of kind heart and spirit. He is more than deserving to have this honor! God Bless you always “Stan the Man”.
Joseph St. Louis MO
Wendy Pekin IL
Mark Carbondale IL
Cory Amboy IL Pittsburgh has a bridge named in the honor of Roberto Clemente, so I believe this bridge should be named after Stan Musial. He is the greatest Cardinal to ever play. He also was awarded the nations highest civilian honor be President Obama. Stan played his entire 24 year hall of fame career in St. Louis. He was a great role model for children and an inspiration to people all over the world. Please consider this petition, thanks!!
Art Pekin IL
Joe Brentwood MO
Larry Plano TX What an ambassador for the city of St. Louis. I didn’t grow up in St. Louis, but I had an aunt and uncle who lived there. When we visited, we always worked in a Cardinals game. The old stadium. The Cardinals were my favorite boyhood team, and Stan was my favorite player. How about that batting stance! I was pretty young, but I think we were there the night he broke the all time doubles record for a major leaguer. This should be a no brainer.
Brian Fillmore IL Very few politicians do their elected job for the good of the people. They are in search of money, faim and more money. Stan was an out standing athlete, a military veteran, and a great member of the society. His talents and demeanor bridge all ages, gender, and race.
Janet Belleville IL
allan Santa Monica CA It’s about time the greatest player in baseball is honored by bridging two states together.
Lorraine St. Louis MO It’s a way to honor and Honorable man, namely Mr. Stan “the man” Musial.
Linda Alton IL
Annie Cincinnati OH He was the greatest thing for baseball and for the city of St. Louis (as well as all of Cardinal Nation). Never a bad word spoken about him, which is more than most anyone can say, and what greater honor than to welcome people into the city he loved?
Dennis Bethalto IL
Bill Moberly MO One of the finest people ever!!! Lived his life in service to St. Louis and Missouri!!
Gabrielle fenton MO Terrific idea and tribute to the late great Stan the man!
Yvette Villa ridge MO Because Stan is a symbol of all American, Missouri baseball hero!
Joe Brentwood MO Its time to give back to Stan “the man” Musial for all that his has done for St. Louis!!
Joyce St Louis MO What better way to honor someone who knew no type of boundries, be them between people or land.
James Fenton MO
Paul Bunker hill IL Stan is an icon of cardinal nation!!
Brian St. Louis MO
Sarah Bluffs IL Stan Musial was a baseball legend and will always remain a legend in the Cardinals players and fans hearts. What an amazing man!! He deserves this and should be honored, he would be thrilled and honored!
jim st. louis MO
Dan St. Peter’s MO Best guy I can think of!
Jacqueline Saint Charles MO
Ken Illiopolis IL It would be really nice to honor someone who meant so much to the region
Bill Saint Louis MO No better way to grace our region than be memorializing it with Stan’s name.
Tim Chesterfield MO
Connie Maryland Heights MO
John St Louis MO
Cheryl Florissant MO
Pamela Litchfield IL Stan was an American Legend in Baseball and Life! He was a kind and caring man without drama.
Donna House Springs MO It’s the right thing to do!
Michelle St. Louis MO He is an authentic sport’s hero.
Adam COLLINSVILLE IL
Kevin St. James MO
Tyson Sikeston MO Because of his local importance.
Melissa Saint louis MO One of baseballs true great heros!
Joe Herrin IL Because Stan Musial was truly “The Man”
jesse troy IL Because he is the man and the greatest cardinal to ever play the game!!
Mary St. Charles MO
Allison Richmond heights MO He was a great man and great baseball player.
Heath St. Peters MO
Roy St. Louis MO
Jim Springfield IL To honor one of the greatest athletes of his time and spent his whole career in St. Louis
Hogan Jonesboro AR He exemplifies this area!!!
Tony Wildwood MO I think naming the new Mississippi River bridge after Stan Musial is a great idea and very fitting. This is a great way to keep Stan Musial’s memory alive for all of us. Stan was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom award which is the highest civilian award in the United States. That says it all for me.
Ken Wildwood MO To preserve the heritage in St Louis of Cardinal baseball history. It’s a way to help us remember him.
Anne St Louis MO He was a man of great integrity and a citizen of our entire community Agreat model for our youth to look up to
jon saint charles MO
Mark University City MO Because he’s a well loved man of integrity.
Eric ST LOUIS MO
Alec Sylvania OH This Cardinals all-star should be recognized for his outstanding achevements in baseball.
Bob-O Saint Louis MO Why not? That’s a better question. See if you get any answers asking it that way. And, paint the bridge red.
Malory East prairie MO Considering his impact on others and what an outstanding man he truly was then why not? Not only was he a great player he was also a great man never denying a fan an autograph and he deserves to be honored
Jeri St. Louis MO Great men deserve great honor.
Matt Manchester MO Cause he was a positive force for chivalry, respect,fandom, sportsmanship and greatness and he gave if himself for decades to this state the st.louis metro area and baseballs fans for generations. Give this bridge a name that is an honor for a man that honored us for so long.
manuel columbia IL its the honerable thing for a great city to do for a great man.
Ray Springfield IL Great way to honor a Legend of St. Louis
Alex Ballwin MO Because Stan Musial captures the atmosphere of St. Louis in one person. He had such an influence on baseball, the country, and even the world.
David Godfrey IL Stan was a great man and he’s given us a ton of memories over the years. Let’s carry that on with naming the bridge after him and letting those memories live on!
Mike Wildwood MO Stan Musial contributed greatly to St. Louis and the midwest region. This is a perfect honor! ” Bridge the gap between the East and the West”, The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge!
les chesterfield MO If not stan the man, who else? But only if it’s the best bridge ever built.
Blake Des Peres MO He was not only one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game but he was one of the greatest people to ever come into this world and should be placed right next to Roberto Clemente in history in that regard.
Robert Flora IL Stan was the essence of honesty, integrity, and loyalty. What a better way to honor a bridge than name it after a real hero!
Terese St. Louis MO No politics involved , just honoring an individual who LEDs a life of service to the community on both sides of the river
Dom Waterloo IL It would just be the right thing to do.
Jerry Hamel IL Because he is a hero
Sharon Fenton MO Because there is no one like him. One in a million. I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.
Norm Pocahontas IL Because he was man of great achievement but even greater humility. An incredibly rare trait that we should all aspire too.
JOHN CHESTERFIELD MO IT WOULD BE A FITTING TRIBUTE TO AN OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL
bryanp ofallon MO Legend !
Caleb Mt Vernon IL
Scott Aviston IL He is the Best Cardinal to ever play the game !!! Hell we renamed part interstate 70 for a Dope Head
Ron St Louis MO It’s the right thing to do !!!
Ben St. Louis MO Because he was a tremendous player but an even better person. At one point he was voted the most trusted man in America. Who better to represent the city of St. Louis?
Kim Saint Louis MO Stan was a very good man; giving to others tirelessly. Besides his achievements with the Cardinals. President Obama saw to bestow the “Medal of Freedom” on Stan; this is the least we can do for him.
Jim OFAllon MO Stan is an icon to the city, the region, baseball, sportsmanship, and really the United States and beyond.
Lindell Sedgwickville MO Stan stood for the things that should make one proud: family, community support and outreach and was the best Cardinal that with ever wear the birds on the bat. God bless his family and what a great way for Mo and Ill to honor his legacy!
Daivd St. Charles MO There will never be another like him
Matt St. Louis MO Stan Musial was, and always will be a hero for this city. This man was a true role model for everyone. It would be insane not to name if after him.
Joe Waterloo IL Stan was and will always be St Louis. Let’s honor The Man appropriately and put him front and center of the city for the rest of time!!
Christopher St. Louis MO Stan Musial was an exemplary human being. I don’t believe there is anyone connected to the area who is more worthy of the memorial.
Mark Ballwin MO
Bryan St. Louis MO
Denise Maryland heights MO Stan Musial was one of a kind. He is the role model for which the mold was forever broken. Fans from not only Missouri and Illinois, but from all over the county watch and/or listened to him play. In addition, he did good things for race relations in baseball.
Tom Fenton MO
Chad Kokomo IN
Joseph Ofallon IL Stan Musial was an outstanding American and an exceptional local citizen. He is a “man” of fame on the baseball field and throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan region. He played a fundamental role in creating alliances between Illinois and Missouri. He created a “bridge” of unity, pride and success.
Chris Saint Louis MO Why??? Why NOT?
Zach St. Louis MO Because Stan was and is St. Louis and to name the bridge after him would not only be a way of honoring him but it will also make people remember him as they drive across. It should be named Musial bridge.
Van Dardenne Prairie MO The Cardinals are St. Louis! Stan Musial embodied everything the Cardinals and the city of St. Louis represent. It is only fitting that the new bridege be named in his honor.
Ryan Winfield MO
Linette Ballwin MO Stan was a home town hero representing goodness. He is a positive roll model and figure in society. When many public figures have some negative to go with their positive, Stan is all positive. St. Louis is known for the Arch and baseball. I cannot think of a better representation than Stan.
andrew st. louis MO The new bridge should be named after stan musial because he was a selfless, highly respected, and devoted St. Louisan who gave so much to this city.
Marilyn University City MO Stan bridged the gap and showed the way. Linking all people of baseball (black an white) and East and West in ball clubs. He was a great humanitarian and a baseball legend in a legendary baseball town. A bridge is a perfect memorial to Stan the Man! St Louis should be on one end of a Stan Span!
Nick Jacksonville IL It would be a great honor to have a bridge to honor this great man!!
Linda Collinsville IL Would honor Stan and his legacy and sportrsmanshjp to the game of baseball.
Jason Belleville IL It most people eyes when you say St Louis you think STAN MUSIAL or the Arch.
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Roderick Troy MO His name is recognizable and he was a wonderful example in how he lived and treated people. With all the Cardinal fans in MO & Il it makes sense to name it after a guy people from both states admired and revered, almost as if we come together in rooting for a common thing.
Taylor Ballwin MO Stan Musial changed the way the game of baseball was played. From fighting for the country in WWII to hitting home runs and batting in RBI’s, Stan the Man made an impact on the American society. Illinois and Missouri should come together to keep his legacy alive. Anyone who drives over that bridge will remember the amazing Stan the Man and his accomplishments.
Scott O’fallon MO What’s more fitting than “Stan the Span”?
Keith Ofallon MO Stan did so much for st louis. He was a nice guy and my 72 year old dad does not like many people in the media yet Stan is the man to my dad. Stan is the man to me. Sorry Albert. Hope you like socal.
Marlene! Effingham IL Stan Musial was a wonderful role model for all. Lots of Cards fans in lIlinoi. GREAT BALLPLAYER ANS A GREAT MAN!
Maryann Granite city IL Because he is one of the last moral down to earth sports Heroes and a good example to children.
Jim St. Charles MO Cardinals baseball is the biggest thing that unites the Missouri and Illinois citizens of the St. Louis area. We all come together as Cardinal fans, it doesn’t matter what state you’re from. Stan Musial played a big part in making Cardinal baseball what it is today – real baseball played the right way. Stan is an honorable man that did so much good in his life. What a great way to honor and remember him!
Jan Wentzville MO He was quite simply one of St Louis’ most respected citizens because of his exemplary behavior.
Robert St. Louis MO Stan Musial is a St. Louis icon. His name will forever be linked to the city. It would be a fitting tribute to the ‘Man’.
Connor Alhambra IL He’s done a lot for St. Louis and was one great ball player!!
Karen Chesterfield MO He is a true baseball icon who has given so much to our community. It is ashame he wasn’t alive to receive this great honor. He deserves this honor!
Jason Ofallon MO
Ann St. Louis MO He has been both a statesman and a baseball legend a real mans man who all should emulate. I feel privileged to have been able to watch him as a player and see him yearly on opening day. What a gentle giant and a great man may he rest in peace our thought and prayers are with his family for their loss but Gods gain
Melissa St. Louis MO Stan the Man had tons of fans nationwide, not just our two cities, but I’m sure the largest concentration of fans were in our area. We need to remember and honor those who gave so much in sports. Truly gave without artificial enhancements.
Steve Wentzville MO Because of the man he was, the ideals and values he exhibited and the lessons he has tought all of us.
Michael St. Louis MO Just because it is the right thing to do. Cannot think of more appropriate way to honor a man that did just that for 92 years. With a smile on his face, seemingly the whole time.
Mark Imperial MO He has been an incredible influence on this region. And he had a great sense of humor. I met him several times in his advanced years. He still told funny jokes, and had blistering commentary on how ballplayers make horrible restaurant owners.
Dan Waterloo IL Stan Musial was the goodwill ambassador of the entire St.Louis metro area. He di so many good things for everyone he came in contact with that this is a lasting and fitting tribute to this great man..
Cecilia Fenton MO I know there are Cardinal fans on both sides of the river and just like Stan did, the bridge will bring the region together!
amy south roxana IL Stan was a great asset to the Cardinals, he did many great things for so many people.
George Kiowa CO Stan The Man IS and will ALWAYS be THE MAN!
paul st Louis MO Because he stan ‘s for what ball palyers should be . He spanned generation and never faultered. Kind odf like this bridge will do. But most of all because of the human being we all knew and came to love.
Jim Manchester MO Cardinal Nation encompasses both sides of the river, and Stan the Man was all about bringing people together for a fun time, so what better way to get MO and IL to work together? Fans can ‘Take the Musial’ to the ballgame!
josh Quincy IL He is a true american icon. He was a true reflection and example of how the city of st louis protrays itself. He should forever be remembered in statue, legend and memorial bridge.
Ellen Fenton MO Because it would be a nice thing to do. He meant so much to both states.
sara springfield IL
Bernard St. Louis MO Mr. Musial was a great ambassador of the area not just the cardinals. It would be a fitting tribute to a great individual that embodies the best of the best, of someone to look up to and to aspire to emulate. He was the the definition of the term “role model”. He will always be remembered as a great ball player and more importantly a great person.
Stephen Imperial MO Because it’s the right think to do…we owe Stan that much, and a whole lot more!!!
William Shiloh IL
Rebecca St.Charles MO I believe than when such a man graces this world and then passes on that his memory should live on in our hearts.Stan “The Man” Musial was a great civic leader,gave of himself so freely to anyone that needed help, not to mention a fa nominal baseball player to whom brought MUCH joy to both St.Louis and Illinois. To sum up i can not think of more deserving person to bestow the honor of his name on the new bridge
Eric St. Louis MO Stan was a man of the highest integrity. He exemplifies the American Spirit and the American Dream. Truly a high class, high character, human being. I cannot think of a better person to name the new bridge after.
Tanya Godfrey IL Why not name a bridge over a great river after a great man? The Stan Musial Bridge gets my vote!
Tim Sikeston MO The positive impact on St Louis and the rest of the sports world honoring this great athlete is immeasurable. We need more such heroes.
Alexander Pontiac IL The name holds so much glory and honor. If someone who had never been to St. Louis before but knew Stan then that would be the first of many tributes. The honor that he brought this city that he called home was too large for life. If you don’t name this bridge then this nation as really gone to the doghouse because he deserves this way more than some politician or celebrity. He is The Man!! Now honor him!!
Mason Pawnee IL He’s a great and noble icon.
Brittney dupo IL
Courtney St.Louis MO Stan was a great player and one of the last decent athmen. he was humble and kind qualities which are practically extinct in todays narcissistic world.
Michael St.Louis MO Stan Musial was an amazing player and he deserves to be remembered and honored and his life to be preserved. He is a true gentleman and an inspiration to athletes and baseball fans all over the world
Mike St. Louis MO Stan is an icon to everyone in the metropolitan area regardless of their favorite team. He is a sports legend as well as an exemplary model of character for all who knew of him. His modesty and appreciation for people will be remembered with or without the bridge name, but it would be a wonderful tribute to “The Man.”
Michael dittmer MO He’s the man what more do we need?
LAURAL CARLYLE AL TO HONOR A GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER AS WELL AS A GREAT HUMAN BEING
David Collinsville IL I think it would be a lasting honor for one of the greatest ambassadors of the STL metro we have ever seen.
Stephanie St. Louis MO The better question is why not? He was an amazing man and is an inspiration to everyone. He contributed so much to St. Louis. It only seems fair that we honor his contributions.
Jeffrey Cuba MO 3 words………………”Stan The Man”
James Sunset Hills MO
Randi Charlotte NC
Paula O’Fallon MO He was a St. Louis icon – as both a sportsman and a citizen – loved by multitudes from across the nation. Can think of no one better to name this impressive structure after!
lisa florissant MO it is a FANtastic idea – i just hope it can go forward and not be stopped once again due to the fact he was not a black person – because not being black is not acceptable – so good luck with this petition …
Mary St. Charles MO
Roger Alton IL He’s earned the honor through his athletic accomplishments and civic deeds. He’s the “MAN” and that says it all.
Kathy mokena IL Because Stan Musial not only was St. Louis, he was the perfect gentleman to greet people to St. Louis.
Lindell Farmington MO
Ken Wildwood MO He is a modern day hero and great role model in a day when few exist.
leroy florissant MO stan is the best . that why they call him the mam
Jason Holts Summit MO Because Stan Musial wasn’t just a baseball player.. He did alot for his community and the city of St Louis.. What an honor to bestow on such a legend!!
Joseph Bettendorf IA It’s the least we could do.
Treina O’Fallon MO Because Stan was neutral to both sides of the river. Most political figures would be from one state or the other…. baseball is American! Stan was the best role model for truly American that we have ever seen in our lifetime.
Jesse OFallon MO
Allen Troy IL He was great for St Louis and the St Louis Cardnials. Why would we not name the bridge after him. After all there is a Martin Luther King bridge and he never lived here.
John Smithton IL While I think Stan is an icon and am saddened by his deathI do not think the bridge should be named after him …. Name it after a fallen law enforcement officer or troop or our best most recent President William Jefferson Clinton ..baseball is not that significant in our everyday life .it would have been more appropriate to name it after him while he was still with us… Cardinal fan or not!
Leonard St. Louis MO Because he was the best, kindest and friendliest person in baseball and a outstanding baseball player. He was a ledgen in baseball that deserves the proper respect. And to name the new bridge after him would in some small way give him some of that respect!⚾
Pamela St Charlesmo MO
jeff ofallon MO He was beloved by both sides of the river and lived his life for the betterment of the entire region. Not counting those cubs fans
Zachary St Paul MO Stan is a hero on and off he field and deserves this more then anyone.
Rhonda St.Louis MO Stan is STL.. History. As much as he Loved the Cardinals, and the fans. He Loved St. Louis! And STL fans Love Stan! I say Yes Plz
Chuck Alton IL It’s the right thing to do because Stan ( The Man) Musial always did the right thing and his whole life was held to that code. Everyone should learn from his old school ways and embrace them and apply them to their life. As a whole, we as society would probably be better off if we apply the code of ethics as Stan ( The Man) Musial did in his entire life. Thank you. Chuck Phillips.. Go 6…..
David St. Charles MO This region is known for the Cardinals – and Musial will always be the face of this franchise. He has done more to “put this region on the map” than anybody – ever.
philip edwardsville IL He was a great baseball player and it would be great for cardinal nation to have the new bridge named after one of the best players in baseball history.
Kevin Belleville IL He is a shining example of what baseball has been & should continue to be. He loved Cardinal nation & we loved him. Finally a public memorialization that I agree with. This area would be honored for the new bridge to bear his name.
Sue Evansville IN He was the “bridge” between sportmanship and humanitarionism not just for the city of St. Louis but for the state.
Saagar St. Charles MO
Rebecca House Springs MO He is a St. Louis legend!
Ben Fairmont city IL Cant think of a better way to honor “The Man”. Perfect idea.
marc st louis MO The greatest. Cardinal in a baseball town!
Deanna St. Louis MO
Tia OFallon IL For all the smiles that he brought to Cardinal Nation this is the least we could to honor this true Legend!
Dennis St. Louis MO
tiffany ofallon MO Awesome player ! Awesome person !
Dawn Arnold MO
Patricia Highland IL Because “The Man” represents the entire area and more, and his character is impeccable!
Hank augusta MI This country needs ore recognition of good moral citizens
Lauren Granite City IL
Aaron Jonesboro AR there is a stretch of I-70 called i-mac why cant there be a bridge named after Stan Musial.
Larry Edwardsville IL Stan was a treasure to the bi state region if not the whole nation.
Brian Dubois IL Not only for his baseball accomplishments, but more importantly, his accomplishments as a humanitarian….furthermore, he could have left the area for the warmer pastures..but chose to stay here for his entire life…and that says a lot about his character and commitment to the St.Louis region.
Thomas Saint Louis MO Because Stan Musial taught us you don’t need super powers to be super.
Mary Stockton CA Stan Musial did so much for the St. Louis area, the Midwest, and the country with his philanthropy, I can’t imagine anyone better to name the new bridge for.
Brendan Union MO Stan Musial is one of the most iconic figures in Cardinals’ history. The Cardinals are also a figure of both Missouri and Illinois. Stan’s athleticism, kindness, and humility are superhuman. There will never be another athlete like Stan.
cheryl pacific MO
Daryl Highland IL Because he’s a Man with integrity, well respected & well known by the Nation. Had all kinds of outstanding accomplishments!
Alex Ballwin MO
Marty Chesterfield MO No other athlete has done more to represent St Louis over the years.
Dix Granite city IL St. Louis Cardinals Baseball is a symbol of our City and Stan the man Musial was one of the best in all of Baseball. Illinois and Missouri residents would be proud to honor such a great man by naming this bridge in his Honor.
Robert Arnold MO
Beth Brentwood MO Stan Musial embodied all of the best in mankind! His baseball career gave him great honors, but he was so much more! He truly is an icon and he should be remembered with the bridge named in his honor!
Ed Maryland Heights MO No other man in the region has bridged the integrity of a sports celebrity and human decency like the Man – true icon that past generations are aware of and future ones will know as they cross state lines.
Audrey Ballwin MO
Joshua Florissant MO Stan was a great ball player and a great guy! His legacy should live on by naming this new bridge after him.
Pat Staunton IL What better name to give the bridge that connects two states when Stan Musial connected with people every day. He was an ambassador of good thing and this bridge is a good thing.
SHERYL BELLEVILLE IL
lisa st charles MO
Bonnie Saint Charles MO
Casey Maplewood MO Why do you even need to ask?
Tom LDL MO
Emily St. Louis MO He was an amazing baseball player and a truly amazing human being all around. Naming this bridge would show that all of his hard work isn’t going unnoticed and that we care about him.
ben st Louis MO Its the right thing to do.
Rachel St. Louis MO
GLENNA PACIFIC MO STAN THE MAN
Armeen Terre Haute IN He is an outstanding respectable St. Louis icon.
LAURIE ST CLAIR MO STAN THE MAN
patrick green park MO Stan Musial always sounded like an amazing player and an amazing person. I wish I had a chance to see him play or even just to say hi to him I think the new bridge should be named after stan
Donald Saint Louis MO Pittsburgh, a football town, has a bridge named for Roberto Clemente.
Joseph Florissant MO
DARRELL CUBA MO STAN THE MAN
Brad Saint Charles MO Duh!
TANYA ARNOLD MO STAN THE MAN
Diana Hannibal MD He was very well known and a very good players for the St. Louis Cardinals. Stans the Man.
terry st clair MO greatest ball player ever
Bryant Ashland IL He was a true American legend-a hero to so many-the gentlemans gentleman Bryant Conner Ashland Il
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Julie Ballwin MO
Richrd st Louis MO I can’t think of a better person for the bridge to be named after true integrity hey role model inspiration for all generations
Vicki St Louis MO What a perfect and honorable gesture to give a man and his family in recognition of his accomplishments on the field and in the communities on both sides of the river. Mr Stan Musial is a legend and I think we as citizens should remember him and what better way than to view a Beautiful Sign on the bridge coming or going either way.
Hannah Wildwood MO He’s been a huge part of the St. Louis community and he’s a legacy not only missed in St. Louis, but in all parts of the country. For anyone who loved baseball he is and was their hero. He deserves to be remembered through the bridge
Jack Florissant MO He was a legendary professional baseball player as well as an incredible human being. He set the bar extremely high in both arenas and as such was a treasured asset to the entire St. Louis metrpolitan area. Naming this new bridge in his honor should be done without question.
Gina St. Louis MO He stands for all Missourians should strive for: integrity, descency and kindness!
Clifton Saint Charles MO I mean, you could name it after Destinee Clemons, the girl who was murdered on her front porch in University City last year, but this is a sports town. We know where our priorities lie.
April Marion IL Because he was the best, most loyal Cardinal that everwas or will be. He was a true class act. He will never be replaced.no one deserves their name on that bridge more than Stan Musial.
Brandi Alton IL
Tamara Fairmont City IL Great way to honor an acceptional human being. People like Stan Musial are a rare breed, we need more people in the world like him.
Chris Wentzville MO Cardinal nation is not defined by state lines. Stan was a great roll model for those on both sides of the river.
Stacy Richmond Heights MO
Jan Chesterfield MO Stan the Man represents the best of what our region is- gracious, welcoming, honorable & classy.
Drew St. Louis MO Because he’s The Man.
Joseph Atlanta GA Stan is truly a role model for every sports figure to follow. He played honorably and to the fullest of his talents; his loyalty to the Cardinals franchise has yet to be matched in all of professional sports. He succeeded doing things few, even today, could match. On top of all that, he lived his personal life as a family man and pillar of the community, and he never got caught up in the scandals that plague so many other public personalities. Stan was, in the words of Ford Frick, “baseball’s perfect knight”. Look at people we name public facilities after…Presidents, mayors, senators…few have escaped controversy and scandal. Stan the Man was not just the greatest Cardinal ever, he was one of the greatest athletes ever. And he did it all while being a genuinely good, humble person.
Tom Maplewood MO
Emil St. Louis MO
Kent Edwardsville IL
Gregory Foristell MO Mr. Musial was a graceful and commanding presence for the entire St. Louis area. The new bridge is built in the same light.
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patrick st. louis MO Because stan is the man in the metro area
Tim Ferguson MO Was an excellent role model both in sports and community involvement.
Maureen Shrewsbury MS
Joseph Shiloh IL This new bridge should not highlight the division between Missouri and Illinois, but should instead show the St. Louis region’s interdependence, unity and devotion to what is right and just. Stan Musial exemplified that as a man through his demeanor and his charitable works. This petition, for me, is not just about his affiliation with the St. Louis Cardinals that I love, but about setting in concrete the values that I and many more hold dear. Dedicating this bridge in honor of Stan Musial will be an earthly reminder of what he embodied during his lifetime, and guide generations yet to come, regarding the ideal behavior of true heroes, sports idols, celebrities, and leaders.
Diana St. Louis MO What a better way to honor such a wonderful man who’s fans are from both Missouri & Illinois. It will also be a touchstone for the younger generation to learn about Stan and how truly special he was as a player and more importantly a man!
Allen Pocahontas IL He was a St. Louisian his entire life and supported the city.
Robert Swansea IL Stan the Man is an icon for the two state area!
Mark Ballwin MO
Beth Edwardsville IL It would be our honor!
MARCIA SAINT LOUIS MO What a remarkable person. His name would be a non-political, non-divisive contribution to this area. Having his name on this bridge would express our sense of pride in who many of us were privileged to watch play for the Cardinals and the legacy he has left behind. Whether you’re from Missouri or Illinois, Stan Musial transcends state boundaries.
linda pacific MO
Joseph St.Louis MO It would be a cool way to honor a distinguished baseball star.
Bobby Mexico MO Why Not?
Jerome St Louis MO Mr. Stan Musial was a great person, a great Baseball Player, and a good diplomat what else can a person say about him, he was just a good person.
Aaron villa ridge MO
Barbara St. Louis MO Stan the man gave over the top to STL as the greatest cardinal. He was national known. He was equally great as a person and the role model I want my children’s children’s children to remember!
Alvan University City MO Perfect way for a structure named for the “Perfect Knight” to enter either state.
Allen (AJ) Pocahontas IL Honorable man that was given a key to the city for a reason.
Elizabeth St Louis MO Yes! Stan represents all that baseball should stand for. He is and always will be the face of Cardinal Nation.
Bradley Pocatello ID As a former resident of the Metro-East and a lifelong Cardinals fan, I can think of no better way to welcome visitors to Cardinal Nation than by crossing the Mississippi River on the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. Nothing is a bigger attraction to the area than the Cardinals, and no individual better exemplifies all that is good about the game and the team than Stan the Man. Thanks for your consideration. Make it happen!
Brian St. Louis MO He bridges all generations in St. Louis, not only with the way he played our favorite game, but with they type of person he was and we all aspire to be. Seems fitting to me!
Lindsay St Petersburg FL Stan Musial both embodies and symbolizes Cardinal Nation. Bridges connect Missouri and Illinois. What better way to honor him than to name a bridge after him?
Karen Festus MO
Rachel st st.louis MO Because not only is he a medal of honor vet, he is also a big of history for the cardinals and in baseball, Americas past time.
Robert Wildwood MO Stan did a lot to join the people of Illinois & Missouri together in his lifetime. What better tribute to name another link between the two states after him!
Michael Omaha NE Modern society often bemoans the lack of a sportsmen who represent the values we want from a role model. It is well known that Stan Musial represented good sportsmanship and his life is a reflection of what our society holds dear. The new bridge can be a tribute to these values by naming it after him.
Bob San Diego CA As a former resident and a forever Cardinal fan, there is none other than Stan Musial that would deserve this bridge to be named in his memory.
Andrew Pleasant Prairie WI Being a man blessed with baseball talent and a humanitarian heart, Stan Musial was the apitamy of human beings, living a life of integrity, honesty, loyalty, genuine love for people, country, baseball, and true to his faith. He lived a life we encourgare all, especially our young athletes to strive and emulate. If we name roads after people (athletes, politicians, historical figures, etc.), why not a bridge for a now historical figure, Stan ‘The Man’ Musial.
Lois Kirkwood MO Stan represented what is good in this world. He was a kind, gentle man & to many of us “our hero”. I think naming the bridge after him would be a wonderful tribute to this great man!
Patrick Alton IL Stan Musial was one of the finest public figures in the St. Louis metro area. He and his family deserve this recognition for all he has given to the metro area.
Linda St. Louis MO He represents the best in people. He is worthy of this honor – there will be no scandal associated with his name or life. How many others can you can that about?
Christopher Maryville IL He was great human being!!!
Michelle Glen Carbon IL Stan devoted his life and career to this city.
Gerald East Peoria IL Because of his dedication to the city of St. Louis for all the years after he retired from baseball. He could have gone anywher he wanted to go but chose to stay there and serve this city. When I think of St. Louis I think of Stan.
Jacob Centralia IL Stan Musial is Cardinal baseball. He is a very big reason many people from both Missouri and Illinois are Cardinal fans, which has brought a lot of people to the St. Louis area. He was a big part in the development of the city. This is another way to always remember him!
Joshua Goreville IL
Jen Chesterfield MO
Bobby Hillsboro MO
Anthony Atlanta IL
Linda Florissant MO The new Mississippi River Bridge could have no better namesake than Stan Musial. He epitomized excellence, character, integrity, kindness, humility and compassion. And he was beloved by all; a man who “bridged” backgrounds, attitudes and generations.
Justin St. Louis MO
Jacob Dixon IL Stan “The Man” Musial is one of the GREATEST baseball players to ever play the game. First and foremost, Stan The Man gave 22 years of his life, dedicated to the game, and to the city of St. Louis. The fact that he is one of the greatest players to have played the game is enough, in its own right, for his name to be used for the bridge. Not to mention that he served his country in the Navy, taking a year off from baseball, to help protect his loved ones. I think this is a “no-brainer” and should be allowed without discourse ( I think that is the word I want to use :)).
Jim Ofallon MO
Jay Raleigh NC Because he has earned it. Stan was a remarkable St. Louis Cardinal baseball player who has made a remarkable contribution to the St. Louis area. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this honor more than Stan Musial. No one better represents St. Louis than Stan The Man!
Sagar Milwaukee WI He was one the best players to ever play baseball and there would be nothing better than to honor him by naming this bridge in his honor.
Gale St. Louis MO Stan Musial was so much more than a St. Louis Cardinal baseball player. He was a World War 2 veteran and a man who was dedicated to his family and country. He is the example of what all of us should strive to be – compassionate, selfless, honest, patriotic and so much more. As a baseball player he also was the epitome of a sportsman – never once being thrown out of a game. Is there any better role model for our children, or today’s professional athletes? There is certainly no politician for whom the same can be said (sorry!!). I believe the people of both Missouri and Illinois will agree that naming the bridge after Stan Musial is the right thing to do. Thank you for your consideration.
Ben Memphis TN
Sue St. Louis MO Stan was an honorable gentleman and a truly fine human being. Giving, caring and concerned. Better than being named after a politician that are usually none of those things….
Bob Lebanon IL Hero’s like Stan are rare, especially compared to todays hero’s. A truly good man, steady and true, diverse and unconditionally welcoming to his felloiw man. Stan Musial has been bringing MO & IL together for decades; he was a man who reached across barriers and bridged prejudicial borders. He brought people together from both sides. We can all be confident that we will never have to change the name because of something he did wrong. The main point is , who better?
Kathleen Columbia IL
Cindy O’Fallon MO Missouri is proud to honor Stan the Man as a Cardinal icon and a GREAT Missourian.
Mark Ballwin MO He is a staple in our cities history and he needs to be remembered in a grand way.
Patty Imperial MO Not only was he one of the greatest Cardinal baseball players of all time, he was a great person who volunteered his time and love to the children of St. Louis!
Ryan Saint Ann MO
patrick st. louis MO This is anexcellent idea.
Mary Glen Carbon IL It’s the right thing to do. Stan always was a viable part of St. Louis and this is a great way to honor him
Luke Jackson MO What better way to class up our states than to name a bridge after “The Man”!
Randy Clayton MO Stan Musial brought together people from all parts, just as this bridge will upon its completion.
Brendan Glendale MO I can’t think of anyone in st. louis who would be more deserving of this honor
Clarence High Ridge MO
Matt Pekin IL Just because u should
S St Louis MO It is the ultimate, “of course.”
Jeremy Kansas City MO Stan’s outreach to Cardinal Nation was impressive on the field, but just as impressive off the field. He was a face of the franchise and a humanitarian whose efforts reached far and wide on both sides of the river. He brought people together, just as the new bridge will bring communities together.
ray st. louis MO
Brian Troy MO
Alice Ofallon MO We should honor this great American and human being.
Patrick Troy IL Because he’s Stan Musial.
Duncan South bend IN
Patricia Chesterfield MO Stan is/was a national treasure–someone so beloved especially by Cardinal Nation, which is comprised mostly by fans in Missourii AND Illinois!
Denis St. Louis MO Stan served the entire st. louis metropolitan community both east and west side of the Mississippi.
Mike St. Charles MO
Scott Wildwood MO Stan was an honorable hero to many. He is deserving of such an enduring honor so many others coming after us can learn of his legacy.
Kenneth Columbia MO This is a great idea! Both Missouri and Illinois were anchors of Cardinal Nation and Stan is the best known icon of the nation. AND we could shorten the name to STAN’S SPAN.
Josh Highland IL Bcuz he is THE Cardinal!!!
Peter Glenn Dale MD I grew up in St. Louis, have always held Stan Muriel in the highest regard. And apparently the same is true of everybody else I have known from St. Louis! In fact, I have NEVER heard anybody, from anywhere speak anything but good of Mr. Musial. He was a great Missourian, a great St. Louisan, and a great human being.
jackie shrewsbury MO
Phil High Ridge MO Stan is one of only a few people, living or dead, who is above reproach. He had a character which I would be happy to have my children emulate. A true to life American hero.
John St. Charles MO Great Icon and role model for our regions.
Sherri Webb City MO Stan was the best Cardinal player of all time! He truly deserves this honor, as he spent his entire baseball career and many years after in St. Louis. He and his family have given a lot to our city!!!
Craig St. Louis MO
Gloria St. Louis MO Stan “The man” Musial, was a true American Hero. He represented the Cardinal’s with dignity and honor for over 50 years. He is and will always be considered one of the greatest players of baseball. He served his country, his community, and his family with dedication. It is the least we can do to thank hims and his family for all that he and they have done for St. Louis.
James H. Fenton MO Stan Musial is deserving of this honor not only for his accomplishments on the baseball feild, but more importantly for the great impact he had on others and the St. Louis community by the way he conducted himself in his life. He was an example for everyone especially the youg people.
Rickey St Louis MO Mr Musial show us how a real men should live . God, family and Country
ed Ofallon MO Regarless of what state you are from if you are a baseball fan and grew up during Stan’s playing days and then followed Stan over the years your question has been answered. I’m 65 and when i was young my dad taught me to play ball. He taught me to bat left handed, he taught me to field and play the game. He taught me to love the game. He took me to see Musial, sit in the bleachers and hope Musial would toss a ball up during batting practiice. He always did. I wish i had a few of those balls, but as a kid we eventually used them to play ball with. He loved Stan as i always have. I was Stan when i was playing, who else would a kid from St. Louis want to be. No fault intended towards my father i wish he could have taught me to be half the man Stan was. He has been my hero for 65 years. My father passed away 10 years ago and when i heard of Stan’s passing I visted my father the next day. I hadnt done that two many times over the years but really felt the need to go and talk to my dad. I smoked a cigarette for myself and dad, cried, told him i missed him and told him he now has in my mind one of the greatest ballplayers ever by his side. Better get to the ballpark and get your bleacher seat, Stan is home. I will miss Stan for the rest of my life.
Donna W. Fenton MO A man admired by all !!!
Chris St. Louis MO
Riley Hermann MO It’d be the perfect welcome sign for visitors & residents alike. Baseball’s perfect knight deserves at least this much.
Elizabeth Saint Louis MO Stan was the epitome of fellowship. He reached out, reached within, and brought out the best in people. Naming the bridge after Stan would strengthen the fellowship between Missouri and Illinois.
Mark St. Louis MO Between his unique ability to play the game and his unique character, Stan brought baseball to a new level… Whereas a bridge connects two different entities, Stan the Man connected numerous entities on a regular basis..even his competitors!! He bridged the gap, pun intended, with discrimination and respected people for who they were. Stan truly believed that no man is an island, everyone is an integral piece of the larger continent in which we live. No matter their age, race or lifestyle preference, Stan treated people with the utmost dignity and respect… Simply put, he brought people together and because of that, and that alone, Stan the Man should have his own bridge.
matt Belleville IL because of all the great things hedid for the city of Saint Louis and the Metro East.
Robert Belleville CT It would be a good reminder for the children in the future, so that his legacy won’t be forgotten.
Katie Kirkwood MO
SUE WENTZVILLE MO GREATEST CARDINAL EVER. GREATEST HUMAN BEING EVER.
Nancy Troy IL Because Stan is definitely a “uniting” persona between the 2 states! Just as the bridge connects us, so does this timeless Cardinals personality!
Gary Marion IL We sould name this bridge after Mr. Musial not because of one of the greatest baseball players is all of MLB, but because of the person we always looked up to. He always went out of his was for people. Of all of the stories I have heard, my most favorate is hearing Stan always went to the hospitals to visit people to help cheer them up. Stan was St. Louis’s number one citizen. Who would vote against Stan Musial if he would run for mayor of St. Louis. He would get 100 percent of the vote. Rest in peace Stan. Thank God we knew you.
Mary Weldon Spring MO
Karen Greenview IL Stan Musial played the game with integrity and humility – the same way he lived his life. Does anyone have a better idea for honoring “The Man”?
Michael St. Lous MO Because he was a fantastic role model, and was underappreciated, living in the shadows of others throughout his life, yet he led by example.
Robert Glen Carbon IL Are you kidding?……Stan was the best!…I used to go to Stan and Biggies restaurant a lot….Every time I went to the restaurant and Stan was there….he would come to the table and say hi…..I was so proud…. My date was always so impressed!
Daniel St. Louis MO Stan Musial has been such an icon for St. Louis and the Cardinals for so many years. He is near and dear to all the people in St. Louis. Think of St. Louis and the Cardinals, the Arch, Stan Musial, The Hill, the Mississippi River are just a few things that come to mind. Who better than Stan the Man Musial for the name of the new bridge!
Joyce Wright City MO Because of all the good he has given to this area.
Robert Rolla MO Because it is the right thing to do.
william fairmont city IL I think they should name new bridge after stan musial because I know they won’t put mr musial name on bush stadium so the bridge is great ideal
Leah Monett MO a great man who’s legacy represents the area better than anyone i can think of
Janet Florissant MO Why shouldn’t they?
Ryan Saint Charles MO
Michele Eureka MO
Kelly St. Louis MO
Mike Fenton MO
Roger Decatur IL Right thing to do!
Ashleigh House Springs MO
Cynthia st louis MO Stan was not only one of the greatest to ever play baseball, he was also a great human being. I have heard over the years of visiting hospitals, endlessly signing autographs, and how approachable he was. His baseball stats prove he was a superstar of his era; but he did not let that affect his character. I wish I could have seen him play. It would be the right thing to do to honor him.
harriet Chesterfield MO Stan Musial was an outstanding athlete. He had integrity and cared about everyone in Cardinal nation. He set a fine example for student athletes. Stan was an exemplary American, one that should be remembered through the ages. The bridge would provide an excellent reminder to all who travel on it.
Haley Maryland Heights MO
Jon O Fallon MO Because Stan did so much for the Midwest region both on and off the field for decades. This would be a great way to honor him for generations to come.
Vicki Wentzville MO I believe this to be an excellent way to keep his memory alive and to show the country that we as a mid west state admire all the qualities this man held dear. He was a man of outstanding integrity and so well loved by this community. Have you ever heard anyone say anything negative about this hero? I dare say you can search high and low and not a whisper would be spoken. Let us be proud of his accomplishments and praise him in with this wonderful bridge honored in his behalf. Let all the fans from Illinois know when they come across that bridge to watch a Cardinal game…that we have a deep and lasting heritage….we are proud of our mighty Stan. Like the mighty Mississippi, long live the memory of Stan the Man.
Debbie Charlottesville VA St. Louis should demonstrate the honor they have had in having Stan as a Cardinal and St. Louisan. He was a honorable man and gentleman, on and off the field.
Chris Saint Charles MO He was a great person and it would be a great tribute to him and for the city
Lucretia Pevely MO It is aleast what we can do to honor him-He was one of the best!!!!
Brooke Chicago IL
Michael Crestwood MO Musial is a St. Louis icon and he conducted his public life in exemplary fashion.
Chris Eldorado IL He led by example. He was married to the same woman for 70+ years. He did his service time in the military. He did Not put on “airs”, that many sports figures have done, and still continue to do.
Steven Palmer IL Its just the right thing to do…….
Scott Roanoke IN
Annetta Florissant MO Stan Musial represents the best in baseball and the best in humanity. He exemplified integrity, loyalty, honor andconsistent community spirit. He was & will always be the face of Cardinal Nation. He will be forever missed and our city was blessed to have known him & loved him.
Brandon Belleville IL Because Stan is the MAN.
Thomas Florissant MO I believe this is a perfect way to show just how important Stan the man and the Cardinals are to Missouri AND Illinois…
Edward Springhill FL I was born and raised in St Louis and I had the honor to see Stan play ball at the old Sportsman Park when I was a kid. He has always been my hero and every person in St Louis honors him. Please name the new bridge after him so his name will always be a part of the St Louis region.
Kyle St Louis MO Because it would be honoring a TRUE Cardinal baseball hero
Brian Columbia IL Stan Musial was a great player on the field and a great person off the field too. His prowess on the field and his generosity off the field is second to none.
Chris Fenton MO If McGwire can get a street, Stan can def get a bridge
Tanya St. Louis MO
Rachel Chesterfield MO Stan Musial was a hero to many all over the USA
Glennon St.Louis MO Because he is the MAN, and in St.Louis he will always be the MAN in Baseball……………….
Steve Fairview Heights IL For his merits, his values, and devotion to the city of St. Louis.
Karla Saint Louis MO
Carl Collinsville IL Because Stan Musial was a great man and represented St Louis as a man of great character. His name is synonymous with St Louis
Brandon Belleville IL STAN IS THE MAN. Best thing to happen to St.Louis.
Declan San Francisco (formly and PROUDLY St. Louis) CA Stan Musial was an amazing man. Seldom today do you see athletes doing great things and most importantly kept his reputation clean and made it even better. His silent progress towards to civil rights, love for the fans, the game, and St. Louis. In my opinion no one has shown more love to St. Louis than this man. He gave us all he had so its time to give back in his name. Rest in paradise Stan, I guess god just needed a baseball player.
charles sidney IL He was great person to bring everyone together why not a bridge that brings us together!!! They did it in Pittsburgh why not here!!
Par st Louis MO
christie Savoy IL He gave his all to promote St Louis and the Cardinals and it is a fitting gesture of our respect for him.
Brady Sarcoxie MO
Joe Kirkwood MO Stan’s life bridged the gap between sports excellence and personal excellence, i.e. a defined moral code, a love of his fellow man, and a committment to the community he lived in.
Jason Prairie du Rocher IL
Marie St. Louis MO He deserves it. He was great on and off the field. He was a gentleman at all times.
Andrew Maryland Heights MO
Andrew Brentwood MO Greatest Cardinal Ever!
Sarah St. Louis MO Because he is a legend!! A wonderful baseball player, as well a great member to the committee!!
Sandy Washington MO He was a great human being, and Cardinal. We need more people like him, and perhaps naming the bridge after him can motivate and inspire all of us ‘to greatness’!
Katie St. Louis MO Because he was an indispensable member of St. Louis society
Jake University City MO To many people, especially baseball enthusiasts, Stan Musial is Mr. Saint Louis. I feel this is a good way to help honor the memory of all of the years of service he’s given to this city.
taylor st.louis MO Stan Musial Was a big part of Cardinal History, I believe that the bridge should be named after him not only because he was amazing at Baseball but i have noticed recently everything he was envoled in out of Baseball stuff, iI am happy to say he derserves the bridge being named after him because he is an influenential person in my life and many others. I am only 17 years old but I researched his stats and based my own softball ability around him and what he did for the Cardinals. He is great mentor and Idol for me as i continue my career as Fastpitch Athlete in the St.louis Area. I will be saddended if he isnt apart of the Bridge because he is someone that would be more than grateful for it. Both sides of the Mississppi Loved him as much as Me and my Family do. I hope you tke this into deep consideration because STAN THE MAN shall forevr live in our hearts! ( “make it a point to bat .300″ – Stan Musial)
Carolyn Belleville IL Stan Musial was the perfect knight and perfect ambassador for the entire St. Louis area and country.
Michael Villa Ridge MO Stan bridged the gap between big market superstars and midwest values.
enny Urbana IL The man is a legend enough said
Kathleen Kirkwood MO Stan lived an exemplary life. On the field he was a perrennial all-star. Off the field he was considerate to his neighbors, giving to his legion of fans, and a loving husband and father. Neither fame nor fortune changed him from being the good man that he was to his very core.
jennifer overland MO I think the bridge should be named after stan because Stan Card Cardinal player that played for the Cardinals his whole career
Rachael Ofallon MO He represented what is best about STL!!!!
Joseph Winfield MO I think if any one man “owned” this city, it would be Stan Musial. By naming a major bridge after The Man, it would be synonymous with, “welcome to Stan’s city”. In fact, I think all bridges into the metro area should be named after him.
Blake Saint Louis MO
John St. Louis MO Just do it! “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” is a heckuva lot better than “Poplar Street Bridge” or some other nondescript, boring name. A tribute to Stan is needed, and this is perfect!
Natalie St Louis MO
Wendi St.louis MO
richard st.Louis MO He was Stan the man
Dan Chesterfield MO What a better example of a man who bridged generations, bridged races, and bridged sports and life.
Jeff St. Louis MO Stan brought together sports fans – just as the new bridge will bring MO and IL together.
Tom Salt Lake City UT
Amy Troy IL
Robert granite city IL
Ashley Cape Girardeau MO We name bridges after politicians all the time. Stan Musial was a hero to thousands and is a wonderful example of true sportsmanship. We should be shouting from the roof tops about this man, putting him up on a pedestal for every man, woman, and child to see and know. He truly exemplifies greatness!
Erik Bellevue NE Stan Musial is a man of integrity and a role model for all kids wanting to play professional sports, not just baseball. He’s a part of St. Louis history and deserves to be forever remembered and this bridge naming would allow for kids to know who Stan the Man is and what he stood for.
Emily O’Fallon IL
Brian Saint Louis MO The new bridge should be named after Stan Musial because of the type of man, and ballplayer, he was. Not many athletes would qualify for such an honor, but if there is one that does, it’s Musial. I think The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge would be an appropriate name.
Richard St Louis MO It’s the right thing to do.
Karie Girard IL Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yea
Mindy St Louis MO Because he exemplified the life to bring people together. What better way to honor such an individual!!
erika carlinville IL he was a great man
Nicole Columbia IL
katherine columbia MO Stan the Man was and is an icon for our region. He did not get much national recognition but he was ours. He was a willing participant in charity work, quick with a smile or an autograph. What a fitting way to honor one of the best players ever and an even better person.
Michelle Breese IL Because he was an honorable man doing what he loved to do. He was humble and fair and maybe all those that pass over this new bridge (should it be named after him) will feel his ‘good vibes’ and we too could all become more humble and fair. Heaven only knows, we all need it. There is too much greed and corruption among us, and no one plays the game for the love of it, whether it be the game of any sport or the game of life. We should only be too proud to have a bridge extend over the mighty Mississippi named in the honor of a St. Louis legend.
Jane St. Louis MO Because Stan Musial was not only a great baseball player but more importantly a great person and Mo and IL should be proud the decided to stay and make St. Louis his home.
Scott Webster Groves MO Stan was ‘The Man’! Not only was he a great baseball player, he was an even better person. He displayed only the best possible qualities in a human being. Since he bridged differences between races in the 1940’s and early 1950’s baseball relations, the bridge spanning Illinois and Missouri could be named in his honor as a reminder of what he stood for and accomplished.
Dean St. Peters MO
Bill St. Louis MO Because not only was he the greatest Cardinal of all-time, he was a true St. Louis treasure & humanitarian. There will never, ever be another athlete of Stan Musial’s quality!
Ally St. Peters MO Stan Musial was amazing!!!
Lynda Belleville IL He has brought mo and il together
Lisa St. Peter’s MO
matthew saint louis MO Stan Musial is a true American legend from birth until his passing Saturday. Everyone should model themselves and their children after “The Man”…
Karen Defiance MO There is no one I can think of that is of the same era that is needed to be remembered.
John Defiance MO
Drew St. Louis MO When was the last time you drove your automobile over any river and smiled because you saw the name of the bridge beforehand?
Jeremy Steelville MO The man was a legend for both sides of the river….
Teresa Fenton MO Because he was an honorable example of a person who did good things for both IL and MO.
Brenda Hazelwood MO
Tammy Columbia IL
pete eureka MO stan musial was a quality individual and athlete, who deserves to be memorialized for all of his accomplishments. he was a great american, not only a great st. louisan.
Ron Litchfield IL Stan was a great humanitarian and an honest man. His reputation has endured over the years. We would not have to worry about some embarrassment later that would require renaming the bridge. There’s NO politician in the bi-state area that has the same qualifications.
Jeffrey St. Louis MO Nobody has been a better representative of St. Louis than Stan the Man. His work ethic, humility, and compassion for those around him are all traits we should all aspire to mimic.
Kellie St. Louis MO
Dennis Belleville IL A nice tribute to a great man
Christopher St. Louis MO Because the was great person on and off the field; with career that was not touch with any scandal.
Tracy Granite City IL Stan Musial was a great baseball player and a great person. I couldn’t think of a better person to name the bridge after.
Robert St. Louis MO Why not?? It’s the perfect thing to do for the bridge.
Allen Florissant MO
Karen St. Peter’s MO Stan the Man’s acts of compassion and kindness spanned across our community. He still stands tall in the hearts of St. Louis and all baseball fans everywhere. He will never be forgotten.
Cindy St. Louis MO
Darren St. Charles MO This is a no brainer. We named a highway after a cheat. This man was a great person also. This should have happened while he was still with us. Gid bless The Man!
Richard Maryland Heights MO Stan Musial was and will always be a very positive role model to our youth with his selfless acts. Not only was he an amazing athlete, he was also a soldier who gave up a year of his prime to serve our country in war. I don’t know of any pro athlete who would do something like that these days. Because of his entire life of giving, we need something more monumental than just his statue outside Busch Stadium. We need something to constantly remind us of who he was both on and especially off the field.
Bill Belleville IL He’s better than any stupid politician the could ever think of.
Albert St. Charles MO
Eddie Golden Eagle IL ICON…enough said
mike ST.Paul MO
Bill Foristell MO Because it is a fitting thing to do, and it is better than naming the bridge after an athlete who used steroids.
Tom O’Fallon MO Stan the man is an ambassador for this region. That is on both sides of the bridge and beyond. He represents everything that is great about the St. Louis Metro area. He is a gentlemens gentlemen and a role model for all who would pass over the bridge. Stans life represented both on and off the field his ability to build bridges with everyone who was fortunate enough to come into contact with him. He represented the greatest generation in an admirable way his entire life. Call it “Stan the Man MemoriaL Bridge”.
Kevin Troy IL This beautiful new bridge will be an icon of the greater St. Louis metro area. Just as Stan the Man was such an icon of St. Louis.
Sandy Hazelwood MO There is only one name for such a great structure and that would be “Stan Musial Bridge” The greatest baseball player in St. Louis Cardinal History!
Samuel St. Louis MO
Kathy St.Paul MO
Ashley St. Louis MO
Robert Staunton IL Stan Musial was an incredible athlete and his achievements speak for themselves. He has brought a great honor to our area and one we should not hesitate to honor his legacy.
Rich Granite City IL He has set a good example for everyone that has ever followed baseball in the metro area!!!!
Charles St. Louis MO
Cathy Savage MN Stan the Man was the poster child of the St. Louis Cardinals. He symbolized what is so good about the game of baseball. He played hard, retired honorably, and continued to be an ambassador for the Cardinals for the rest of his life. Cardinal fans live on both sides of the Mississippi River. I would love to see the new bridge named after the “Man”, who could hit a baseball like no other. I grew up hearing his name uttered on the radio and by my parents. At the time, I did not realize all that he accomplished, but as I grew to become a Redbird follower, I admired everything about Stan. Please consider honoring Stan and name the new bridge using his name. I have lived in Minnesota for the last 18 years. I have not been able to embrace American League baseball, although I still try and root for the Twins. The Cardinals will always be “My Team.” I visit St. Louis often, as my sisters still live there and my daughter and son-in-law have now become residents of St. Louis. I have been lucky enough to see many memorable Cardinal games, including all 4 games of the 1982 World Series, and the “Go Crazy Folks” home run that Ozzie hit against the Dodgers in 1985. I think naming the bridge after Stan Musial would show everyone how important he was to this city and this baseball team!
Judy St. Louis MO Because he was loved by multiple generations. the Man was a man of the people and baseball.
Lori Valley Park MO The question is….why wouldn’t they? Stan Musial is a St. Louis icon and was one of the most respected baseball players of all time.
Tina Granite City IL Because Stan Musial was a wonderful human being that is beloved by many in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
David Pacific MO
Donna Saint Peters MO Because he gave so much to our community and was always willing to take the time to stop and sign an autograph for any fan. He served our country in the Navy. He just represents what it means to be a great human being. He was one of the greatest players ever and I’m thankful he was a Cardinal!!! Opening Day will not be the same without him there. I think he would have loved to be honored in this way.. It’s the right decision in my opinion.
Steven Saint Louis MO
Nancy Wilsonville IL The Cardinals unite the two states so why not name the bridge that spans both states in honor of the greatest Cardinal of them all?
David E. Versailles IL There hasn’t been,nor will ever be another baseball player or gentlemam like Stan “The Man”Musial. What he has done for St.Louis and the surrounding area is the immeasurable!
KEVIN BELLEVILLE IL When folks around the nation think of St Louis, they think of the Arch and Cardinals baseball. Stan Musial was the face of Cardinals baseball since 1941!
Greg St. Louis MO Because it’s the right thing to do.
Michael Edwardsville IL It’s a great way to remember and honor him.
Sally Florissant MO I am not old enough to have seen Stan play for the Cardinals. But, I have always known he was great. Not just as a ball player, but as a human being, a man. He did so much for baseball besides being a great player. He did so much for this community. All without fanfare. He just always did the right thing. He served his country. I can think of no one more deserving of this honor than to name the bridge after this great man.
patrick o’fallon MO
Mary Saint Charles MO
charles florissant MO he was a great ambassator for the st louis reaion.
Robert St.louis MO He is a great example of what a good person is. He really gave back to area of st.louis.
Tina Coffeen IL Because Stan Musial has been a great humanitarian and example of a selfless,decent,caring man who gave of himself to everyone, this bridge should be named after him. We are going to miss you Stan!
Anthony St. Louis MO Stan was on of the greatest baseball players ever. And he was proud to play his whole career in St. Louis.
Robyn Wright City MO Stan “The Man” Musial has fans on both sides of the river. No matter which side you reside, you are part of Cardinal Nation. Stan Musial is a part of our history, and our city. He was a great man and deserves to be honored. To name the new bridge after him, is the best way to show our love for this great man; and show the kind of genuine and kind city we all should strive to be a part of.
Jennifer Sunset Hills MO Stan Musial is what made St. Louis baseball. He created a foundation for years and years that will be carried on for years and years. He had the spirit of St. Louis, and would have done anything he could for his city. He’s a legend St. Louis will never forget. He deserves something like this. We need to give back to him.
Nancy St. Louis MO Because he was a Hall of Fame Man not only because of baseball. He was the most humble and gracious man I have ever met and a great example to all of us. He was a very caring man and never to important to talk to anyone.
Walter St. Louis MO How about changing the name of the river too!
Maria St. Louis MO With so little left in this city … let’s at least honor Mr. Musial’s legacy. Absolutely!
Courtney Maryland heights MO He was a very big part of st louis and the people here respected him. He was a very big inspiration to kids and adults
Melissa Saint Charles MO He has Always maintained integrity throughout his life, earned respect & given respect to every individual he crossed paths with, He is the epitomy of what role models should be for all of our children today, for those of us who watched him play ball or ran into him at a golf course during a charity event, he touched our hearts in ways that will never be forgotten. Naming the bridge in his honor would signify our gratefulness & appreciation of the man that he was, what he did for the community, the people, the children & it will remain for all times.. his accomplishments & legend will live on in the future generations to come. He represents the coming together of people for the right reasons, he’s contributed far more of his time & charity work to countless organizations & to adults/children spanning across both states over the course of his baseball career & life here on this earth more than any other player in the game, in the history of baseball itself.. it’s what Jesus Would Do.. I’m sure he’s a starter in his line-up in heaven as well.
bobby imperial MO to honor a great person,and a great ball player.stan the man.
Mark Chesterfield MO
Nathan Chesterfield MO
Harlan Clinton IL To honor such an ambassdor to the game of baseball, to a gentleman on and the field and to one of greatest baseball players in St Louis Cardinal history to wear the birds on the bat uniform. I believe that is three great reasons.
Kathleen Chesterfield MO
Tracy Eureka IL What a historical educational tool this could be! Parents and grandparents, teachers and youth group leaders, in generations to come, when asked about the bridge’s namesake, could tell about a truly rare example of an athlete role-model. It’s an outward expression of a community’s gratitude.
PETER & JULIE ST LOUIS MO THER IS NO ONE WHO DESERVES THIS MORE! WHAT A GENTLEMAN AND HERO WHO WE WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THE LIKES OF AGAIN. IT WOULD BE AN HONOR HE DESERVES!!
Leonard Millstadt IL Because fans from both Illinois and Missouri came to see him play and fans from both sides of the river claim Stan as their own hero.
David Chesterfield MO
Tony Sacramento CA So that the memory of Stan Musial will live on, as a lasting honor so we will not forget him.
Jack Chesterfield MO
justin saint louis MO Stan brought people together and was a perfect example of how to live your life. I saw a picture of a bar near Wrigley that had a message on their sign about the loss of Stan and how it was a sad day. That is about the only thing that could bring Cardinal and Cub fans together. So what better name for a bridge that will link Illinois and Missouri.
B Saint Charles MO To honor the greatest baseball player & more important a remarkable man.
Mike Maryland Heights MO Why not? No one else deserves that honor for the new St Louis bridge. Other than Jack Buck.
Karen J Saint Louis MO Baseball or the Saint Louis area could not have a better ambassador.
Brian Hillsboro MO Because he was THE man. In my opinion he is historically the most iconic St. Louis athlete, was a great man, and in addition honorably served his nation. They don’t get much more “the man” than that.
marcia ferguson MO Because he was a decent human being
Patricia Whitehouse TX Having grown up in St Louis, Stan The Man was a hero to everyone! He has done a lot for St Louis and was the epitome of a gentleman! It is time to pay him back
Jody Maryland Heights MO Yes, it should be named in his honor. No one else deserves it.
ryan maryland heights MO The bridge should be named after someone who represents the city of st Louis not only for his amazing play on the baseball field, but for his amazing life off of it.
Eric Milstadt IL he has been the most inspiring Influential person in Saint Louis for many years
Henrietta Highland IL Stan was able to pull people together, from different lifestyles and gender. Stan continued to be a great ambassador for baseball long after he retired. I will miss seeing him arrive at the stadium on opening day. He will be missed. Long live Stan “the man” Musial. May he rest in peace. The naming of the bridge after him will continue his legacy and will let us remember a great man.
Tom St Charles MO
Leticia St. Louis MO What better way to honor a man who brought so much joy to the bi-state area?
april pevely MO
Steve St Louis MO Stan is St Louis. Enough said.
Ken Overland MO This would be a great thing to do to honor “The Man”
Laura Overland MO Stan Musial was a truley great man. He brought more to baseball and the city of St. Louis than anyone before or since. He’s the most beloved person in Cardinal nation on both sides of the river. This is one small way we can honor his legacy.
Julie House Springs MO
Tracy Edwardsville IL Right thing to do!
Kate St. Louis MO because he was an important part of Cardinal’s history
Norman Defiance MO This would be a great tribute to a man that brought so much joy and happiness to generations of people. You won’t have to worry about finding skeletons in his closet.
Jan St. Peter’s MO
Paule st louis MO Because this MAN is far and above anyone we have look up to.. especially like Mark McGuire – HWY, Te’O, guys who bet on baseball and on and on…… you can come up with others who have let us down…. Stan is one of us he Loved this town, loved baseball…Just The best of all of us…….. I say remove the statue on ART Hill and put Stan on that horse….
Mark Ofallon MO Stan was the best baseball player and one of the best people to ever touch the city
Rebecca Wood River IL
Cheryl Trenton IL It’s a wonderful tribute to a great St. Louis icon.
Jane St. Charles MO He was a real gentleman and treated everyone as an equal.
larry trenton IL
Barbara Clinton IL Stan Musial was the best player of all time. He gave his all to baseball and everything he did. He was a great ambassador for baseball and the city of St Louis. As a young girl my Aunt took me to his restaurant. He was there and I recieved an autugraphed picture of him. He took the time to stop and talk to everyone in the restaurant. That is the kind of person he was!!!
Sharon St Louis MO Because a bridge should be named after a man who was a bridge; a bridge between people thru his pursuit of excellence and his common decency. In a time when these attributes are hard to find among people that call themselves our leaders, the Musial Bridge would remind us to strive excellence in all that we do, while simply respecting and caring for our fellow man. I will smile every time I drive over that bridge.
Don Washington MD It’s the right thing to do..when you see the bridge you will be reminded of Stan the Man not only as the exceptional baseball player that he was but the character of the Man as a human being….
Holly Taylorville IL Because he is a true American idol! Go Cards!!!
David M Edwardsville IL Beloved on and off the baseball field, Musial’s name should be memorialized today and for generations to come. His contributions to the game of baseball are only outweighed by his humility and kindness.
Dorie Chesterfield MO
Bobby Alamo TN Stan “The Man” Musial was always my favorite and I think the best player and/or man ever to play the sport. My visits to St Louis began in 1947. The primary purpose was to see Stan Musial play for the Cardinals. I have continued to be a fan of the Cardinals. We had one place, East St. Louis, Ill, to cross the Miss River into MO for years before I-55 was constructed in MO. What better way to recognize the greatest baseball star ever in America than to cross the greatest river in America The “Stan Musial” Bridge welcoming one and all to City he brought honor and respect too.
Tony Indianapolis IN When driving over the Stan Musial Bridge, people will think about a great man and associate him with St. Louis, a great city.
Doug St. Charles MO
Bryan St. Louis MO
Anthony Quincy IL Stan’s accomplishments and legacy should not only live on in Cardinals baseball, but throughout all of Cardinal nation. Much like Stan bridged two distinct periods in baseball with his long career, so should his name bridge together Illinois and Missouri. Lets not forget that Illinois territory south and west of Springfield, IL. is heavily Cardinal territory. Please give Stan this honor. God Bless both of our fine states and Stan Musial.
Claire Saint Louis MO
Michelle Belleville IL When futures generations cross the bridge and ask who was Stan Musial and why was the bridge named after him we can tell the story of a man who lived life with integrity and compassion. Stan gave this community such spirit through his career as a Cardinal and his many good deeds.
Vince St. Charles MO There are a lot of people in Illinois close to St. Louis that are big Cardinals fans. And go to a lot of Cardinals games. It just makes sense. Besides, I can’t think of anyone more deserving of that than Stan “the man” Musial. It would be an honor for both states.
Karen Cedar Hill MO
Mary Saint Louis MO We grew up with Stan Musial and my husband famiely and Bill saw him play a lot and I had a ball he outgraphed but in moving it got lost back in the 70’s Stan was a great man and the people from Ill love him to My brother and famiely lived in Chicago but were for Stan Musial all the way; The new bridge will unit Ill and Missouri and we have famiely on both sides of the Mississippi river;
Jim Chesterfield MO Stan Musial is a once in a lifetime treasure that we have had to cherish for decades. What he did for our city needs to be immortalized beyond Busch Stadium. He should have highways and bridges named in his honor. Thank you Stan and the entire Musial clan for years of making us feel proud that you were a St Louis icon and hero.
Nina High Ridge MO Mr.Musial was a true ambassador & icon for the bistate & it would only be fitting to name the bridge in his honor.
Gayla Granite City IL
Eric St. Louis MO What better way to link two states together then by a bridge named in honor of a person who helped in linking the two states together.
Patti Florissant MO It would be a great memorial in his name to keep his legacy alive in St. Louis forever!
Wade Florissant MO
Kendal Florissant MO
Jim Jefferson City MO Our current bridges were named in honor of fine past NATIONAL folks (Eads, MLK jr, MacArthur, McKinley) and generics like Poplar Street, Chain of Rocks, etc. Let’s BE SURE to name our NEW Bridge in honor of a MAN…who has made our St Louis his own town too. Stan the Man bridge!
Amanda O’Fallon IL Besides being a great baseball player, Stan Musial was a great person. He deserves this honor for his achievements on and off the field.
Brenda Milstadt IL he was 1 of the most influential outstanding men known in Saint Louis
lawrence manchester MO He was an ambassador for the region and deserves to be memorialized
April Marion IL Mr. Musial was a great athlete and a great man. There will never be another like him – a true class act. Loyal. Who better deserves this honor?
brandon saint Louis MO It wnot only a good ball playwright but a kind man. He cared about this community
Brad St. Charles MO There was no better ambassador to the city of St. Louis, and there’s no better way to welcome people into our town than by reminding them of our best ambassador.
Vince Pleasant Hill IA An honor like this should have been done years ago when “The Man” was still with us – this would be another way to make sure that he is never forgotten.
Dan Shipman IL He’s Class
delores manchester MO he was a statesman as well as an iconic baseball player
lawrence manchester MO he was an ambassador to the region and deserves to be memorialized
Vicki O’Fallon MO To recognize not only the talent he was given but his kindness, his decency and his civic pride and service.
Joe Elsah IL Stan Musial was a St. Louis icon. He was a man of INTEGRITY and HONOR. He represents everything that is great about our wonderful city. He was a positive influence on all our citizens, both young and old. Stan Musial will NEVER be forgotten in St. Louis. He was not a sell-out. He was a man of great STRENGTH. Naming the new bridge after Stan Musial would be something make all Illinois and Missouri residents proud.
Tom Shipman IL He’s The Man
Steven wood river IL Its only fitting that it should be named after stan the man then some politican.
Steve Clarkville TN He was a man of class, honor, and dignity. Too few are left. An original gentleman and a great baseball player.
Christene Winfield MO Stan the Man is an icon! He deserved respect wherever he went and never met a stranger…..he IS baseball!!
Robert Chicago IL It would be nice to drive across the Stan Musial Bridge when i come home for visit!
Nicole Davenport IA
Joan St. Louis MO
Becky. Wood river IL
Michael J. Palos Park IL Stan Musial was the greatest Cardinal ballplayer who ever lived. His contributions to the St. Louis area beyond the Cardinals are legendary.
Greg Wood river IL
Edna St. Louis MO We have bridges named for Veterans and MLK. What greater honor than to name a bridge after him.
dean festus MO
Tim St. Louis County MO A good and decent man.
Brian Winston-Salem NC He represents everything there is right about baseball, a dedicated family man, and a true American that all boys and girls growing up in the mid-west would aspire to be.
Michael Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was a true legend and should be represented for the city of Saint Louis.
Drenda Jo Belleville IL He was good to us and is dear to us!
Tom Glen Carbon IL Stan is a treasure that only we in the Midwest could possibly understand. What a tremendous honor this would be to someone that is so deserving.
Kim Valley Park MO
James Peoria IL The new Mississippi River Bridge should be named in Stan Musial’s honor because he’s the greatest thing to ever happen to St. Louis.
Christina Dardenne Prairie MO Stan Musial is a sports legend who had a positive impact on the people of both Missouri and Illinois. He is also an American hero who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mr. Musial has also been known around the St. Louis area as a kind-hearted, generous man. What better person to name the new bridge after?
sharon ballwin MO Stan was an honorable, down to earth, family man
Amy Springfield IL Just as the bridge will bring together the states of Missouri & Illinois, Stan Musial brought together an entire fan base, comprised largely of citizens of both states. Stan the Man was perhaps the best player in the game of baseball, but more impressively, he was one of the best human beings ever. No controversies. He will never gives us a reason to regret giving him such an honor.
Melissa Maryland Heights MO Stan Musial was an amazing person, on and off the field. We need to name this bridge after a Great American HERO, not another politician!
Tom Glen Carbon IL Stan is truly a treasure that only we in the Midwest could possibly understand. It would a tremendous honor to name the new bridge after “The Man”
BRECK POPLAR BLUFF MO THE QUESTION SHOULD BE ‘WHY NOT?’ THE ULTIMATE GENTLEMAN,THE ULTIMATE SPORTSMAN
Paige St. Charles MO Stan is the Man for a reason…
Dennis St. Louis MO Stan was a perfect model of consistency. He was not only a great ballplayer, but he exemplied those qualities off the feild as well. If everyone treated life like Stan The Man did what a wonderful world this would be. I am so blessed to have had the oppotunity to see Mr. Musial in his later years play for the Cardinals. Rest in peace. Dennis B.
William Granite City IL Stan the Man was a true representative of baseball who led by example. Mr. Musial represented Cardinal Nation and the St. Louis area with what an athlete should be like. Just a distinguished gentlemen who could never say no to anyone that asked for his help or support. Current and future athletes could learn a good life lesson from him on how to give back to the community that supported him during their career. Rest in peace and thank you for the memories that you have provided me as a youth growing up and now as an adult.
Scot Enfield IL Better him than any other politician dead or alive.
chris Boonville MO Because he is Mr.St.louis he done a lot for the city state and baseball so its time we give back to his legend..
Michael Mackenzie MO A) Name somebody more worthy. B) We’ve renamed major highways for living baseball players based solely on their single season hitting performance. C) I can’t think of a politician that would gain bi-partisan, bi-state support. D) You could sell the naming rights behind Mr. Musial’s name. The Musial Memorial Bridge sponsored by KMOX or Anheuser-Busch or Enterprise Rent a Car, etc. E) Baseball, mostly for the better, is a defining aspect of the St. Louis area. F) Stan’s story is in some ways a simple story. A story of hard work, determination, luck and treating people the right way. It’ s a timeless story that will be told to countless future generations. G) With his passing, we are confident that stories of unethical or illegal behavior have not and will not surface. H) It’s a more uplifting, tourist attracting, name as folks drive through St. Louis as opposed to a no-name politician, etc. Akin to “Babe Ruth bridge” or something along those lines – instantly understandable for what it is. I) I can’t think of a passing in recent memory that has elicited a more sincere and unanimous outpouring. J) Mr. Musial was a WWII veteran. K) Mr. Musial “won” the President’s Medal of Freedom L) Mr. Musial’s attributes were timeless M) Mr. Musial was married 70 plus years N) It lends an amount of excitement to a bridge that was otherwise lacking in anticipation or excitement to the area. O) There are no Musials, to my knowledge, that stand to benefit directly (i.e. anyone in the public eye) whereby it would grant unfair favortism. P) It passes the “smell” test – No undo influence, no bribe, no politically correct analysis. Q) It sounds good. Thankfully, Mr. Musial’s name is not easily mocked or difficult to pronounce. R) It’s not redundant in the area – no other Musial major highway. Only other bridge (with his name) is now in Pennsylvania. Fitting and not at all confusing. S) Bridges are not built or replaced with any particular routine. The area might go 30 plus years before a similar opportunity presents itself. T) The notion that a name has not already been selected leads me to think this is/was not going to be an easy political task. U) Any concern for Cubs fans or fans of other sports, for that matter, is again alleviated by the fact that baseball is only half of the reason for the man’s celebrity. In other words “Pujols bridge” is not being considered. V) We do not have a dearth of celebrity named or sports named bridges to where this is a ridiculous proposal. W) Traffic reports such as “The Musial is moving at the speed limit this morning” would just sound cool. X) He was the best in his field. Y) He has stood the test of time. Z) I found it to type 500 words in support. Not something I do often or lightly. It is the obvious choice. Musial Memorial Bridge Mike Salmo
SHAUN OFALLON IL Because he was as good of a man as you can be. Someone we can all aspire to be like and learn from. And because you won’t need to rename it in 10 years when some nasty ugly human nature scandal breaks. Because their won’t be one….. Stan was better than that.
Steve St. Peters MO Can you think of any one more beloved and respected than Stan Musial? We should pay tribute forever to the perfect knight. There isn’t enough room in this writing area that can describe how he treated people so warmly, was so unselfish with his time and generosity and made St. Louis proud. There will never be another human being like him.
Michele Staunton IL Because I think it would be a great memorial for him
Carol St. Louis MO Although I now live in St. Louis, I grew up across the river in Illinois and was a Stan Musical fan and listened to Cardinal Baseball as a child. I do believe that Stan united the whole region, and was a true hero that could be respected because of the way he lived his life.
Kelli St. Louis MO
James Kirksville MO Stan Musial was a model citizen. He represented the entire metro area, both states, and possibly the entire midwest with pride and enthusiasm. Stan was a local hero to almost every young man or woman who saw him play – or heard the stories of him playing from his/her parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents. This is a fitting tribute to a great man. When people say the “Musial Bridge”, eyes (like my own) will light up to tell the story of a true hero and a great sport to children and grandchildren.
Aimee Saint louis MO
Andrea Shipman IL He brought a lot of pleasure to the people of St. Louis with his talent and personality. It would be a nice gesture from the city to remember him this way!
Kenny Livingston IL Stan the man was a legend and idol to not only the cardinal nation, but all sports fans. He deserves the honor of having his name placed on a memorial, so why not do it on a structure that is, in some way, the gateway between the Cardinal fans of the east side and the town in which he made himself legendary. It only makes sense.
Cal Ballwin MO As the greatest player in Cardinals history I think it would be great to name the bridge after him! He showed what a true player should be and did so much for the city of St. Louis! I just wish I was old enough to have seen him played but being such a huge Cardinals fan there is none better than Stan the Man! Seems like a simple decision to me!
Dean St. Peters MO No one is more deserving of this honor than Stan Muscial. His name is as recognizable around the country as is that of the St. Louis Cardinals or St. Louis itself. Let’s pay a lasting tribute to this great man. He’s more deserving than any local politicians, that’s for certain. He has connected the fans of these two states, let’s continue that connection to the future.
Melinda Saint Louis MO In a world where there are no longer true sports figures to look up to, Stan Musial will still be remembered as one of the last true sports legends. No performance enhancing drugs, just true talent. Even more than that, to be a sports hero and give up a prime year of your career to serve your country is unthinkable today. Tell me, what athlete today even deserves to be mentioned in the same category as Stan? That’s right, none! That’s why this great man who represented our region well deserves the honor.
Paul Woodson Terrace MO Stan “The Man” Musial is one of the most iconic figures in St. Louis. He brought together many people on and off the field. Naming the bridge in his honor will allow him to continue to do so.
Beth Barnhart MO
Justin East Alton IL Stan Musial is more than just a Hall of Fame baseball player he is a role model for everyone in the City of St. Louis and around the world.
Carole Owensville MO This bridge will unite two great baseball states together – just like Stan did.
James cherokee village AR
Sue Ballwin MO Who else would be better to bridge these two states? No one.
Dave Fairview Heights IL Stan’s great accomplishments on the field were surpassed by his accomplishments off the field. He was an ambassador for baseball, the city, and the community on both sides of the river. His character is above reproach and no other high profile person was so approachable. Since his passing the memories are from the heart of the people he touched whether celebrity or common fan. His love of life was sincere and he passed that along to everyone that he came into contact with, it was contagious. You could not walk away after meeting him and not be happy and share that happiness. We’ll miss him, we’ll miss him on opening day and we’ll miss his harmonica. We Love You Stan.
Troy Lincoln IL Nobody made more people happy in these two states than Stan The Man Musial !
Brian St. Louis MO
Todd Edwardsville IL The States of MO and IL need to name the bridge in honor of the greatest Cardinal of all time who has been the face of our sports community for so many years.
Anna. Brentwood MO Because he was the greatest Cardinal player ever. He was a great ambassador for St. LOUIS. HE was A great player but more than that he was a great man.
Kyle Edwardsville IL
Carl Saint Charles MO Just Because!
Frank st.louis MO Stan was a true legend and hero to look up to, he was an awesome hall of fame baseball player and a true man when it cam e to his marriage to Lil. If more people lived and behaved like Stan this world would be a better place. God bless Stan and Lil
Joe Chesterfield MO Stan was truly a gift to both St Louis and downstate Illinois. There is no doubt the bridge will never need to be renamed because of a misdeed commited by Stan Musial.
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Mary Okawville IL
Ann Collinsville IL
Wayne Harrison AR
Patricia Collinsville IL
Emily St Louis MO Who else?
Crystal St. Louis MO Stan Musial is an honorable man and he should be honored in such a way.
Jeff Auburn IL Has there been anyone that has embodied the ideals and values of what the Midwest is about better than Stan Musial? No, not even close, he’s worthy of more than a bridge, but the bridge will do.
Chris St louis MO
Bill Herculaneum MO It’s a no-brainer! If you can name a stretch of I-70 for Mark McGwire, then a bridge in honor of Stan Musial has to become a reality! No one will ever have to remove his name from the bridge!
Nancy Alton IL This would be a wonderful way to honor the legend that Stan Musial is to both Cardinal Nation and all of Major League Baseball. Stan was a very honest and sincere man and would be honored and humbled to have something of this magnitude named after him.
Cinda Barry IL Cardinal Nation is in both Illonois and Missouri, and the Mississippi River joins them both together. Both states have pride, and admiration for Stan Musial.
Jill Dardenne Prairie MO Because there is no better person to represent what Cardinal nation is all about than Stan the Man. Not just for IL and MO but for the whole country.
cherish perryville MO He was a legend and a great man
Eric St. Louis MO Stan Musial has lived an honorable life. Naming the bridge after Stan is a good way to display this honor.
Ricky St. Charles MO
Melissa Ballwin MO Because he bridged our hearts to baseball!
Ginny Dardenne Prairie MO Stan has done a lot for the city. We should do this in return. And it’s nice to have Stan “The Man” Musial associated with our city, St Louis, MO!!
Nancy St. Charles MO I think it would be a great way to honor such a great baseball player, and more importantly, a wonderful person. He did so much for the region, and represents all that is good in mankind.
Karen Chesterfield MO Stan Musial emulates everything that is good about America. A wonderfully gentle man who had a true love and passion for America’s fondest past time – the game of baseball. I don’t doubt that it will be a very long time, if ever, before we see the likes of such a fine human being. He will be greatly missed for he is a true American hero. Karen Hafeli
Barbara Fairview Heights IL
Donna Hazelwood MO Lets honor a great St Louisan and Cardinal!
John Aviston IL
John Kirkwood MO Because Stan was one of the most honorable men in our history. Besides being one of the best and most modest baseball players ever.
Chris St Louis MO He would be is a terrific representative and ambassador of St louis because of his humility and kindness towards everyone. ALSO, WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT RESPECT OR ADMIRE OUR POLITICIANS AND DON’T WANT THEIR NAMES ASSOCIATED WITH BRIDGES, PUBLIC BUILDINGS, ETC.
dennis Maryland Heights MO Stan meant alot to the people of both states. He was a baseball great. What more can be said!! His name is better known then a Senator who raised money for the bridge.
Sarah St. Peters MO Stan Musial is St. Louis. St. Louis is Stan Musial.
Derek Saint Charles MO Stan Musial was the personification of hard work on and off the diamond throughout his illustrious career as a Saint Louis Cardinal. I never had the privilege to see him play in person, but the high regard in which my grandparents and parents held him is indicative of the resiliency with which his name will live on in the hearts of Cardinal fans and baseball fans alike.
Julie St. Peters MO
Mike St Louis MO
Mike Churubusco IN Stan was a man willing to bridge the race gap in baseball and was a true ambassador of the game someone that connected with ordinary people. I feel it would be a great tribute to a great man.
Debbie Greenville IL
Jack Crestwood MO We loved “The Man”.
David O’Fallon IL Because he was a great man and loyal to this area
Angela Eureka MO Stan Musial is not only a sports icon, but he gave so much to the local area in many other ways. He is an example to our children and an example of the great contributions of the midwest. He makes Cardinal fans – and everyone in the St. Louis area- proud.
Dennis Dittmer MO We already have the MLK bridge it only seems right that we have the Stan Musial bridge
Chris Sikeston MO What a great way to honor someone who was easily a recognizable person in the states of Missouri and Illinois. Musial was such a positive role model for everyone. His grace and kindness were always exemplary. His presence was fitting for royalty.
Sheri Waterloo IL Stan was not only a great baseball player, he was an honorable man. Listen to all of the stories and memories that people have about Stan. Nobody has anything but wonderful things to say about him. He is a hero to the St Louis area – in both sport and life.
Stan Warrenton MO He is one of the greatest ball players of all time. But he was even a better ” MAN “
Arthur Creve Coeur MO Because Stan bridges gaps in our society in a way that most politicians don’t. And baseball represents America as much as anything else.
George Arvada CO Why not, there will never be a greater Cardinal in St. Louis.
steve st louis MO it would be so Great for this to happen because He was what we were blessed to have in our lives
Rachel 78681 TX A St.Louis legend is gone. He is greatly missed in Cardinal Nation. <3
Brian Raytown MO Why not? This would make it Stan The Span!
William Saint Peters MO Stan “The Man” Musial was not only loved for his great and outstanding baseball career that lasted 22 years with the Cardinals, he was the kind of guy kids like me even growing up in the 70’s and 80’s looked up to. A real stand up family man, baseball legend who always made time to take just a few minutes to anyone that approached him. It would be a great way to honor a timeless hero. He stood tall and strong and so will that bridge.
Janet Columbia MO He was legend in baseball like no other. He is worthy of such an honor.
Jeremy St. Louis MO Because he’s my hero!!!
Peggy Alhambra IL Stan Musial was a great man and citizen. There are probably just as many Cardinal fans in Illinois as there are in Missouri. Years ago I wrote letters about this (building) project, and I’ve been watching the bridge evolve as I drive to work, so already feel part of the history in its creation. “Helping” to name it would be the icing on the cake. Most everyone on both sides of the river will surely go for this proposition!
John St. Louis MO Stan Musial should be honored for everything that he did both on the baseball field and in his private life for the entire St. Louis bi-state community.
David San Marcos CA Even though I am not a St. Louis native, and never was able to see Stan play, I did spend 25 years in St. Louis and became a Cards fan. I remember enjoying just seeing him in the stands and appriciate all he did for the team and city. Honoring him by naming the bridge after him would be absolutely appropriate and I can’t imagine anyone objecting.
Randy Alhambra IL
Stephanie Manchester MO
THOMAS CAHOKIA IL
matt st. louis MO stan musial goes beyond mere state boundries. he is an american treasure who represents everything good about people. it would b a shame if the bridge does not share the same name as the greatest cardinal who ever played ball.
Tammy St Charles MO
Walt Carbondale IL Who else? A great player, a model citizen. And I’m not a Cards fan!
Brian Twin oaks MO Why? Because he is a shining example of how we all should act towards one another
Kawe Twin oaks MO
Sharon Creve coeur MO
Julie Granite City IL Stan was such a class act. He represents true sportsmanship and was such a genuine human being!
Donald Creve couer MO
Gay Highland IL He is the most deserving person who touched people in both Illinois and Missouri.
Robb Pontoon Beach IL This would solve the dilemma of making the bridge name an “Illinois” or “Missouri” name; this would make it a “St. Louis” name to honor someone who was as St. Louis as it comes. Musial was a great ambassador both for baseball and humanity in the way he gracefully set a shining example for anyone whoever crossed his path.
Debbie Kirkwood MO
Scott Saint Peters MO Unlike politicians, Stan Musial actually gave people something for their money……..and much more.
Terri St Louis MO
Diana Affton MO Because he was true American hero!
Kyle Wood river IL
Todd Wood river IL
jill st. louis MO Mr. Musial has always been an icon in this town. He was always a man of integrity. God, family and Cardinal baseball was his life. He lived a life most of us should aspire to.
Melody St Louis MO
Maggie Collinsville IL Because he was a TRUE role model. Not a Mark McGwire or a Lance Armstrong who cheated. He was a true talent, setting a wonderful example for the past 7 decades. My father, who is 77, watched him play. I have heard my father tell stories and now I tell stories about Stan to my children. He didn’t get paid millions like ball players today. It wasn’t about money. It was about the game…
Marianne St. Louis MO
Marti St. Louis MO Stan spent his entire life giving happiness to other people.No ego involved ,just a great and rare guy.HE IS THE MAN
Daniel Troy IL There has never been a better ambassador for bringing people together than Stan Musial. He is the icon of the St Louis Cardinals and people from both sides of the Mississippi came together to see him play for 22 years! Totally humble, extremely respectful, and a man of integrity. Who better to represent a bridge between the two states?
Larry 1866 RT 16 Shipman IL If we can do anything to keep America’s pride for our future generations naming the new bridge after Stan The Man is that positive thing to do. Can you imagine in the future when young people ask who Stan is as they travel over the bridge from one state to the other what pride we will have in explaining what his country meant to him and what he did to preserve it. Please consider this for us now and for our future generations. Thank you
Njm Alhambra IL It’s all been said, but one comment stood out: We wouldn’t regret it later! True. (The Clark bridge has yellow-gold spans. How about RED ones for this bridge?)
Maria St.charles MO
Kelly St. Louis MO He was not only an outstanding and honorable sportsman in every way, but also a most respectful and respected citizen–full of talent, goodness, humor and wit. He was loved by all; he was “THE MAN.”
Scott University City MO
Kay Freeburg IL Because he was an honorable man and a person of true grit. He helped the community and every grown up or child really know what the game of baseball was like. He worked hard, love the sport and loved St Louis and metropolitan area. He didn’t sell his soul to the devil like the politicians or athletes do today. He earned his way on his character, ethics and honesty and I am forever grateful to have a bridge in his memory. We love you and keep your eye on us Stan. Can’t wait to cross “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” !!!
Dan Ballwin MO Its meant to be.
mike cottleville MO He’s a legend
Nichole St. Louis MO I’d rather someone give a reason why not to. Totally bridge worthy.
Kathleen Fenton MO I think Missouri and Illinois should come together to name the new Mississippi River Bridge in Stan Musial’s honor because he was such a great humanitarian and all around great person. I’m sure he loved Illinois just as much as he loved St. Louis. I’m also sure he loved the rivalry between the Cubs and the Cardinals and always looked forward to being able to play ball with them. Please honor the memory of the great Stan Musial and name the bridge in his honor.
Deborah Saint Louis MO
Timothy Red Bud IL
Mike TAYLORVILLE IL Stan Musial is one of the last legends of baseball. His life embodied what it meant to be a role model. I’m 62 years old and only have had 1 hero…..Stan the Man!
Jerry Florissant MO
Gary Warrenton MO He did not cheat in baseball and he did not cheat in life.He was a great humanitarian to so many people.
Anthony Florissant MO Who else deserves it more? Stan is “the man” not just because he was a great athlete but he was a wonderful human being who gave of himself to everyone and treated everyone with respect and as an equal. As everyone should. A perfect example that everyone look up to and should remember every time they cross the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.
Todd Red Bud IL Greatest gentleman to ever play baseball. He’s an icon. What is better than this?
Robert Byrnes Mill MO Stan embodied the best in all of us, not just St. Louis, not just Missouri but for our nation. His selflessness and personal efforts, both on the field and off, are legendary and worth commemorating.
Ruthie Troy IL I think Stan’s reputation is worthy of a namesake and it seems appropriate that it would be something that joins the metro area together. Many people from both St. Louis and the surrounding communities in Illinois travel both directions for work and social activities whether it’s downtown STL or Scott AFB. Also, both Missouri and Illinois are big baseball towns and whether or not you agree, most of the lower portion of Illinois (the southern part) are Cards fans and then Cubs fans….that’s not a bad thing, it’s just the way it is. I think that naming the bridge after Stan Musical would serve both communities well and neither state would ever be embarrassed by that name.
mke belleville IL Because Stan represented the entire region with dignity and class he was a better person than one of the greatest baseball players of all time..It would be a truly terrific memorial
Colby Highland IL He is St Louis. He is the most beloved cardinal of all time. As close to perfect as a human can get. He is baseballs perfect warrior. Baseballs perfect knight. Baseballs Perfect gentlmen
Stacy O’Fallon MO Stan was a bridge between generations of baseball fans, so naming a bridge in his honor is a natural fit.
Steve Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was not only an excellent baseball player, he was also an excellent person. He was kind, treated every on with respect and gave everything of himself to promote the St. Louis metro region.
Dan St. Louis MO
Jennifer Granite City IL
Scot Troy IL He’s a regional legend. It’s only fitting to name it after him.
Laura St. Louis MO He was a good and honorable person. He is a shining representative for St. Louis and the Cardinals and has fans all over the country. No one deserves it more.
Billy Spring Valley IL Because he was a legend. Very great man for the entire baseball league and the city of St. Louis. What better way to thank a man for his contributions! I think it would be very fitting. RIP Stan Musial! We will always love you and miss you! With or without your name on a bridge. To all who knew you. Your name is on alot more than a bridge! God bless you my friend!
Ron Ballwin MO
Linda Pacific MO St. Louis is a sports town, and everyone knows who Stan the Man was! This would be a fitting honor for such a beloved man of our city.
John Ballwin MO Because it shouldn’t really be a state issue. It’s a city issue … the city of St Louis. It’s a St Louis bridge. When completed, it will be a great landmark for future ages. Stan Musial is also a great St Louis landmark from it’s past. Not only as an incredible athlete, but also as an outstanding citizen. What better way to “bridge” St Louis’ past with it’s future then by honoring a St Louis landmark, Stan “The Man” Musial, by using his name on a new St Louis landmark, The Stan “The Man” Memorial Bridge.
Judy Troy IL He is an outstanding role model.
Lauren Webster Groves MO Because so many look up to him!
Paul 1866 RT 16 Shipman IL
Karl Ballwin MO What a great tribute this would be to a man who used his entire 92 years to make the world a better place and not expect anything in return. I am 100% for the new bridge to be named in honor of Stan Musial.
Virginia Edwardsville IL I grew up listening to the Cardinals with my dad. Stan retired when I was just seven years old but he is by far the best Cardinal to ever wear the uniform with the birds on the bat! I have raised four boys who grew up watching Ozzie and Albert but they also know just how great Stan the Man was. I have a special place in my heart for Stan since he was my dad’s favorite player. I went to my first game at the old Busch when I was about five years old and got to see Stan in action as we sat in the outfield. I hope Missouri and Illinois can come together and honor this wonderful man by naming the new bridge after him so future generations will appreciate him as much as I do.
Lauren Creve Coeur MO
Susan Manito IL Stan Musial has been my favorite player for as long as I can remember. I’ve driven over that bridge from Illinois at least a hundred times to Cardinal games. He deserves to have this honor.
Pam 1866 RT 16 Shipman IL
Mitzi Belleville IL He is a treasure, our treasure. Stan is in the hearts of all Cardinal fans and many people of the St. Louis area who know him for being the great man he was. It’s an honor that can be given without any controversy.
Mike St. Peters MO Given what Stan has done for the community, including both sides of the river, and given that he is a veteran and a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, it simply makes sense. He is the pride of St. Louis and both states. No one in either state even comes close to being such a current-day role model. What better way to honor such a man!
Michael Shiloh IL What better way the honor a man who transcends baseball. Stan was loved by all as a positive icon for the national pastime, when we really need someone with integrity to look up to! I certainly hope our two states can put aside their petty differences and agree on naming this new bridge the “Stan Musial” memorial bridge. Go Cards and thanks for the memories Stan the Man.
Marilyn St. Louis MO When you hear his name St. Louis always comes to mind..and what he has done for us. It would be great to have a daily reminder of this wonderful man!
Kevin New Baden IL While all the role models tend to tarnish over time, Stam continued to shine brightly. He touched so many across the bistate area, not to mention the entire country.
Robert Glen Carbon IL
chris columbia IL
Barbara Arnold MO Because it is the right thing to do…and in our world today, let’s do something right!
Dennis Pacific MO It’s the right thing to do! St. Louis & Illinois loved this baseball player. He continued his life in St. Louis and always greeted people with a smile! Everyone in St. Louis knows of him and we want his life to be celebrated in the naming of this bridge.
Paula High ridge MO He was an amazing individual that represented tis area for many years in the most honorable way. And pretty darn good ball player as well :)
Patrick Belleville IL Stan Musial is a national legend that has done so much for the St. Louis area and deserves much more than a statue. Naming a bridge after Stan “The Man” would be an outstanding way to say thank you and pay tribute to such a legend.
Amy Carbondale IL Very much it would be big hour for his name to be put over the river so that both of the sides of the river may enjoy the name of the bridge!!!
Pamela Belleville IL A man with integrity. A man with roots in our community. A man who helped support many a cause throughout the bi-state area. A role model with work ethic and dedication. Isn’t that the type of man you SHOULD name a bridge after?
Lisa Fenton MO
Carrie Swansea IL He was a legend! He did so much for this city and baseball. A true gentleman and way ahead of his time!
Jody Troy IL Bridging Illinos and Missouri together would be a. wonderful tribute to Stan Musial. Not only bringing everyday traffic to and fro, but also transporting baseball fans to Busch Stadium and bringing both sides together. When in Pittsburgh crossing the Roberto Clemente Bridge going to Three Rivers Stadium, presents an aura and good thoughts of Clemente surround you. If stuck in traffic on the bridge, it would be nice to envision positive thoughts and positive images of Stan ‘The Man’.
William Braidwood IL
Brandon Highland IL Stan Musial represents the best of American values, and by naming the new bridge after him, Stan’s legacy will live on as an example for future generations.
Stan Columbia IL
Patricia Columbia IL
Steve Columbia IL Stan Musial was the hero of a generation who showed, by example what it meant to be a man. He was one of the first sports figures to accept black players and less by example. He was someone that every one looked up to. None better signifies the St. Louis area than Stan The Man.
Becky Wilmington NC It is only appropriate to honor such a wonderful man who brought such talent, class and not to mention a tremendous baseball legacy to St. Louis. He is the #1 icon for the St. Louis Cardinals and will always be.
David Belleville IL I think it would be the same as naming a highway after a baseball player. Hence the mark McGuire memorial highway. I think Stan was a great cardinal player and a great part of the ST. Louis community. I am not even originally from STL and I think this is a great idea.
Corey St. Peters MO He was an exceptional representative of what we want out of our citizens.
Clarence West Frankfort IL Because he was the greatest Cardinal ever. Hit .376 in 1948 and was never ejected from a game, he was an all around great guy.
David Pueblo CO Because Stan Musial Was An All-Around Ambassador For The Bi-State Area. He Was The Consummate Professional Both On The Diamond & Off The Diamond. Stan Musial Was Also A Selfless Athlete As He Put His Own Passion For Baseball, & His Playing Career, On Hold To Serve His Country, As Well As The The Free World, In World War 2. This Would Be The Ultimate Final Tribute To A Great Athlete, & More Importantly A Great Man!!!!!
Mike Maryville IL He was an outstanding pillar within the community as well as the sport of baseball.
Cameron Pueblo CO The reason that I believe the bridge should be dedicated to Stan Musial is that not only what he has done on the field but what he has done off the field such as leaving behind baseball for a while and serving his country in World War 2. He not only helped his country but also supported movements in baseball, such as supporting a movement for African American players in the Major league. I truly believe that they should dedicate the bridge to Stan “The Man” Musial.
Connie Wentzville MO For all that Stan has done for St. Louis, in so many ways, he is deserving of his name on that bridge. Maybe it would make people smile just thinking about him as they cross that bridge.
Jeremiah Edinburg IL Stan Musial wasn’t just the greatest baseball player ever, he also leaves a legacy of human compassion and service to all people. Not only recognized by Cardinals’ fans across the region, people from around the world would see the Stan Musial Bridge as a lasting monument.
Melissa Pueblo CO Great man
Mark Bucyrus MO The new bridge should definitely be named after Stan. I couldn’t think of a better way to honor such a great man. No one classier ever played the game. A true sports hero. A man kids and adults alike could truly look up to !
Colton West Frankfort IL Hes without a doubt the greatest cardinal ever and arguably top 5 greatest players of all time. This would be a great way to honor the late great Stan “the man” Musial.
Carol Saint Peters MO Because Stan’s impact was felt on both sides of the river. The entire metropolitan area loved him, and he loved the city back. He was at one point considered the most trusted man in America. Other cities have honored their baseball stars (Ted Williams tunnel in Boston). Stan certainly is deserving of that same kind of honor. Not only was he an amazing baseball player, he was an amazing man. Let’s name this bridge after him and commemorate and memorialize what he has meant to the region.
Michael Manhattan KS Stan is an icon like no other person in the history of St. Louis. He is deserving of having something named in his honor!
Linda Granite City IL
Linda St. Louis MO Stan was a wonderful regional treasure; a great role model for young people. His athletic accomplishments were incredible; but even more important he lived a stellar life outside of baseball. He personifies Midwestern values.
Lindsey Fort Collins CO Stan Musial was a remarkable baseball player and an even more remarkable person.
Andrew Indianapolis IN Greatest Cardinal of all time, which is the most important sports franchise in St Louis.
Gary St. Louis MO
leonard edwardsville IL Because of the tremendous contributions Stan made not only to St,Louis but to the entire KMOX listening area. He was also baseball’s greatest ambassador.
Randy Augusta MO He is so well known, and a role model for us all in his character and demeanor.
Brian Fort Lauderdale FL
peter gillespie IL because he was and is and will always be the man like his grandson said he connected the east to the west
River St. Louis MO Stan Musial was one of our foremost champions, not only in the game of baseball but to the city of St. Louis. He was a beloved pillar of the community with tremendous moral character and above all else, was a fine American. Naming the bridge after him will be a wonderful tribute to his memory.
Andrew Waterloo IL
nancy oklahoma city OK Stan Musial was and will always be an outstanding citizen representative of the St. Louis Cardinals and the city of St. Louis. Fans on both sides of the river idolized him and followed his every at bat. They read stories about his good deeds and exploits beyond baseball and find nothing anywhere in any aspect of his life that would tarnish his image or his reputation or our city or baseball team’s. What better person to name it after than someone as outstanding as Stan? Who has a better idea? I’d like to hear it! I grew up in St. Louis, followed Stan for the last 8 years or so of his career as a child Cardinal fan, was at his last game (have the filled in score card and autographed picture to prove it) accepted a bowling trophy from him and shook his hand at Red Bird Lanes as an adolescent, and have loved him forever. Honor him in this way. It will be a legacy that will keep his name alive for future generations to learn about a great man. Nancy Krause
Roberta Crestwood MO Stan Musial was the ultimate gentleman and ball player. He is a legend to more than just the St Louis fans, but fans in surrounding states. His legacy spans many generations. As a bridge would be a great tribute to him.
Tom Belleville IL A great honor for a great man.
George Davenport IA Stan Musial was a great ambasador for the entire St. Louis Metroplex Area. This would be a great way to recognize Stan as a true St. Louisan for generations to come.
Marc Olivette MO
Donna Ballwin MO
Laury Sullivan MO
Greg Affton MO It’s the right thing to do!
Carloss Dupo IL
craig st louis MO
Paula St. Louis MO Stan Musial exhibited sportsmanship, humility, and a love for St. Louis and the Greater St. Louis area. He was a role model for decades.
Dory Elsah IL Because Cardinals’ Nation includes individuals from Illinois coming to St. Louis to watch the best player and best individual play baseball. It will brighten everyone’s day to forever remember Stan the Man as they travel on the Mississippi River Bridge.
Kim Ballwin MO Stan Musial was a great role model, he was a beloved member of the community. He lived his life with integrity and grace. Naming the new bridge after him would honor his legacy of sportsmanship.
terry ofallon MO Why Not? He is a legend. What a great man. He was a good and descent man who loved St louis and the game. It’s the least we can do for THE MAN!
Jeanie St Peters MO
Alek Webster Groves MO Stan is a Medal of Freedom recipient and nationally known as a reputable athlete and citizen.
CATHERINE BELLEVILLE IL HE WAS A REGIONAL AND A NATIONAL HERO AND AN ALL-AROUND GREAT GUY. HE SHOULD BE HONORED BEYOND A FEW STATUES.
Scott St. Ann MO
Kevin Warrenton MO
Justin Caseyville IL He is a hero to everybody in the STL area
Linda Bourbon MO
Nickie Festus MO He was a major asset to St. Louis as well as the entire country. He was a positive role model and should be honored by the area that he so proudly represented!
mary desoto MO It is time we come together to honor an athlete who did everything right both on and off the field.
ed foristell MO
chris east alton IL With his character and fame, his name on the bridge will remind us of hos we should carry on in life.
Karen Foristell MO
Steven Florissant MO Stan Musial’s superior character and integrity is what all professonal sports players should attemp to achieve. Its about time that we reward what Stan portrayed for young people to look up to.
Roger Sunset Hills MO It would be a way link both Il and MO with someone that was highly thought of in both states
Jennifer St. Louis MO
Becky Swansea IL
Tony O’Fallon IL Stan “The Man” Musial is one of the greatest Cardinal legends and the new bridge should be named after him.
Dusty St. Louis MO
Lisa Granite City IL He was an inspiration to many generations. He was the benchmark for what it meant to be not just a Cardinal but an honorable person. He will be missed by baseball fans everywhere. Players with his skill and loyalty to his team and the city he called home just don’t come along often anymore. He deserves the honor.
Barbie Florissant MO Its about time we recognize what true sportsmanship is about.
Jimmy Union MO Honor the Man with the “Stan Span”
Brandi St. Louis MO He is a baseball legend. He has many, many fans. It just feels right.. I know about the man who died on the bridge, but there have been many accidents just like that and those projects were not named after those workers. I’m sorry but that is my opinion.. Thank you..
Sharon Chesterfield MO Stan Musial was a superb gentleman,athlete and civic hero. He was the best ever representative for St. Louis and the Cardinals. He deserves to be honored with the bridge named after him for everyone in the future to recognize
andy saint louis MO no better name than musial
Brandon St. Louis MO
William New Douglas IL I this would show the world how two states can share one goal. Also to show two different baseball areas can join for a common goal for a great baseball player, Stan “the Man” Musial.
Barb St. Louis MO Stan had fans on both sides of the river. He was never arrested for cheating or drugs and is someone that small baseball fans could look up to as a role model. Anyone who lived that many years without controversy deserves the honor.
Harvey Weldon Spring MO I was born, raised and lived in Philadelphia, PA for forty-two years. For the last twenty-three years I have resided in the St. Louis. I have always been a baseball fan. The love of the sport was passed on to me by my dad, a rabid Phillies fan. Many were the times that we sat in the stands at Connie Mack stadium watching a Phillies, Cards game. I watched The Man play…..I witnessed greatness. When I lived in Philadelphia, the Phils were my first team……the Cardinals were my second team…..I followed them in the box scores, I rooted for them when they were’nt playing the Phillies. My friends and I copied Stan’s stance….we all wanted to be him in pick-up games. During my time in St. Louis, I have felt honored to be in the same city that Stan dwelled in. It was wonderful to see him at the ballpark, to hear and see his words in the newspaper and on TV. Stan was a baseball god, revered by everyone as not only a superlative athlete, but a true sportsman…..an example of all that is good about professional athletics and baseball in particular. Stan was an ambassador for our national pastime. Above all he was a great role model. He is revered in St. Louis and really all around the country by people who know the game. He is a part of St. Louis lore. From all that I have read, and all that I have heard and know as fact, Stan Musial was The Man in many ways……charitable, courtly, a devoted family man…….one of us. It would be fitting to name the bridge after Stan……not only for his achievements as an athlete……not only for his humanitarian work……not only because he was a Medal of Freedom recipient, but because he actually was a bridge….between what was, what is, and what should be expected of not only our athletes, but what should be expected of all of us…….the quiet pursuit of excellance……respect for all……a common touch. S
Ralph Maryland Heights MO
Bradley Fairview Heights IL Because he was a favorite of the area, on both sides of the river.
Brian Saint Louis MO
Alan Des Peres MO Stan Musial is a true midwest hero. (Not just to MO, but to all of Cardinal Nation and all of baseball) He served in WWII and came back to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. What’s more, he defined the word “gentleman” in his interactions with fans and others. Naming the bridge in his memory would be a fitting legacy and recognition of his many contributions to the region over his 92 years.
Lisa Bridgeton MO
Lauren Belleville IL The Cardinals unite all of the St. Louis and Metro-East communities, as will this bridge. Stan Musial was a great Cardinal and a great man, and he would be a great representitive for Cardinals Nation.
Terry Franklin Grove IL Governor Nixon and Governor Quinn, In response to the new Mississippi River bridge that is nameless, there is a petition to have the bridge named after the late Stan Musical. I feel it would be fitting to have the bridge named after Stan Musical. Stan is icon in the baseball community and also to communites across. His values and way he lead his life, is a positive reminder to citizens across America. Mr. Musical was awarded the Medal of Freedom. St. Louis is considered the gateway to the West, and having the bridge named in honor of Mr. Musical is fitting and proper. I hope both would consider this bridge being named after Mr. Musical.
Crystalyn St. Louis MO
Ericka Saint Louis MO The greatest cardinal, upstanding selfless citizen. Can’t think of a better role model to recognize with the honor.
Kevin Rolla MO Stan Musial will forever be the face of the Cardinals and be what the true meaning of being a Cardinal really is. He was “The Man” and forever will be “The Man.” It would be a true honor for all of Cardinal Nation to have the new Mississippi River bridge named in Stan’s honor. Cardinal Nation extends from brothers and sisters here in Missouri to the great Cardinal Nation of brothers and sisters in Southern Illinois. It would be the least we could do for the man that distinguished who and what the true Cardinals stand for. May his family be blessed and may he forever rest in peace. The Cardinals now have a true angel to watch over them at Busch Stadium.
Jennifer St. Louis MO He was an upstanding gentleman, a wonderful ball player that brought many generations together, and he created many memories. Every time you would get a chance to see him, it looked like he was more excited to see you. It’s nice to see someone that has been in the spotlight treat people with such respect and love. He deserves to be honored.
Jeff Lee’s Summit MO He was the greatest Cardinal that ever lived. Both on and off the field. He was an ambassador for not only baseball and the Cardinals, but for the city of St. Louis as well.
Donna St. Louis MO He was a great man and the two states should do the right thing!
Paul Florissant MO We named part of a highway after an athlete that was in our town for 8 years( when it was named), why not a bridge for an athlete that gave us most of his adult life to our town?
Patty Carlyle IL Stan does not belong only to Missouri and Illinois but for the Midwest that loved him most what a great way to keep him connected to us in daily thought.
Christopher Ballwin MO Stan Musial represents the “best” of mankind. His name on the new bridge would be a constant reminder of how we should all live our lives.
Clay Florissant MO
Megan St. Charles MO
STEVE FLORISSANT MO
John Hillsboro IL Because he is an icon representing good , compassion, and a drive to succeed. There just aren’t people of his nature and class around much. His name on the bridge would represent the area proudly.
Pat Ellisville MO
Charles St. Louis MO
Hal Kirkwood MO He is one of the greatest ambassadors of our area in the last 75 years.
Gerald P. Teutopolis IL A True Hero
daniel santa cruz MO because he was the greatest cardinal of all time
Pam St Louis MO
Nick Denver CO Stan Musial was a larger-than-life athlete who transcended the sport of baseball with his class, dignity and kindness.
Jason Edwardsville IL
rob manchester MO Far too often, we name buildings, bridges and other projects that are the result of tax dollars after those who, at the moment, appear to be a worthy candidate of the honor. Later in their lives, they disappoint us with their words or actions, and we then wrestle with the idea of changing the name. In Stanley Frank Musial, we have a man who lived his life above the rumors and scandal that follow so many others who have lived on this earth. Yes, he was a great baseball player; however, he was a devoted husband for more than 71 years. He also helped to welcome and engage black players in Major League Baseball at a time when that was not necessarily the popular thing to do. By naming the bridge in honor of Stan, it would help to recognize the beliefs for which he lived.
Lawrence St Louis MO He was a honest and true man.
Lois Collinsville IL It is fitting to honor the man who led by example, an exemplary life in words and deeds, never expecting anything in return. Naming this bridge in his honor will inspire others to model their lives after his and help to promote understanding and peace in our world. Men like Mr. Musial need to be remembered, never forgotten, and their legacy continue. This honor would ensure his legacy lives on. It is one we need never regret and will always be proud of.
Colby Peoria IL When considering all of the great individuals that have been a part of the St Louis area in its history, I am hard-pressed to come up with a more inspiring, loved, pure at heart individual than Stan Musial. To name the new bridge after him would be a fitting honor.
Steve Beaumont TX St. Louis is a baseball town and Stan Musial “IS” baseball.
Kathy Saint louis MO Stan the man brought so many things together through his sport of baseball. He brought together his family and friends and made everyone he met feel they were a part of his family and friends. What better memorial than a bridge that spans something as vast as the Mississippi river and joins two worlds, the east and the west, with it’s existence. He came from east yet made his way in such a glorious way in the Gateway to the West.
Jim Tampa FL Stan the Man embodies all that is right about baseball and even more importantly, as a human being.
Linda Columbia IL So Mr. Musial’s legacy lives on as a role model and is inspiring to others.
g roselle IL He was a great role model for kids.
VICTOR ST. LOUIS MO His importance as an American Icon and the fact that he was the face of one of the most important franchises in Basaeball History the St. Louis Cardinals.
Bethany Shreveport LA Stan Musial was a great ball player and a great man. We name our bridges after great men everyday and this is one that the people would really get behind.
Greg St. Louis MO
James Wildwood MO When you have a person that has inspired and mentored both the youth and older people as Stan Musial it is only right to name the new Mississippi River Bridge after him
Tim Warrenton MO Stan is a legend in our town , this would be fitting as a memorial to him !
Adriana St. Louis MO Well, I think MO & IL should come together and name the new bridge in Stan Musial’s honor because the entire St. Louis Cardinal’s community was effected by his death. He was one of the greatest hitters in baseball. His first full season with the Cardinals, they won the World Series. After he won his second World Series ring, he missed an ENTIRE season to serve in the Navy. He was the greatest player in Cardinals history and I think with this bridge named after him, it would show just how much he was loved by the baseball community.
Marcus Las Vegas NV Stan exemplified what it means to be an excellent role model on the field, but mostly off the field where he touched the lives of so many people throughout the country. When you think of Cardinals baseball, you think of Stan “The Man” Musial.
Meg Austin TX Why not is the real question.
Robin Troy IL Stan Musial was an extraordinary person and a talented athlete who represented St. Louis, baseball, and our region in a way no one else ever has or ever will. He is worthy of an honor such as this.
Nicholas O’Fallon MO
Mike East Alton IL Because he was an iconic figure In St. Louis and deserves to be recognized! And what a better way to honor “The Man”.
Kevin Birmingham MO Stan meant so much to the entire area that is cardinal nation.
kelly cedar hill MO
Joseph Jerseyville IL Isn’t it obvious?
Lanny St. Louis MO Stan Musial represented MLB and our community in an exemplary way. He made all of us proud in how he handled life on and off the field. He gave back to the community in a way that showed just how much he cared for other people. It is only fitting that “the Man” be shown how much he was loved. Not only by Cardinal Nation, but by MLB and so many other baseball fans across this nation.
jeff springfield,illinois IL kids nowdays need to know what a real star was, no inhancing drugs, no law troubles ect ect and ball players need to know guys like stan did it without having to be paid millions and millions. did it for the love of the game and a fair amout of money. in this country guys we need our heros jww
Laverne St. Louis MO Stan Musial brought Cardinal Nation together just as the bridge will bring people together. I know of no one person more deserving of the honor of having the bridge named after him. He was Mr St. Louis to fans on both sides of the river.
Daisy Collinsville IL No one person linked fans from Missouri and Illinois and fans of all ages than Stan The Man. He was a great person on and of the field and the kind person we all want our children to emulate. I cannot think of a greater horror to Stan Musial than to name the bridge after him. Fans and visitors coming to St. Louis in the future would be reminded of this great person.
alex san diego CA He did so much for MLB baseball. And was a great influence on and off the field
Pamela Brentwood MO My mother knew Stan Musial and he was a wonderful down to earth person. I can’t think of a greater honor to this wonderful St. Louisan than to name the new bridge after him. He was a true legend and will be for all time.
James Maryland Heights MO It would be a great way to honor our city’s baseball legacy.
Tyler Hattiesburg MS Being a St. Louis native, I love my Cardinals and some of my fondest memories were seeing Stan the Man at the ballpark continuing to support his team! Not only was he a great ballplayer, but was also an incredible man!
donald belleville IL hes a ledgend and needs to be remebered forever
Martina Fenton MO It will never have to be renamed because a scandal is found years later. It will represent what is good and right about our city and country and just might inspire those who cross it to be a little kinder in honor of the man for whom it is named.
Sean Saint Louis MO Yes it would mean a lot to this city!
William New Canaan CT He was a heroic figure, a leader, an honorable man, a superb sportsman, he stood for fitness long before it became fashionable, and he was my great-uncle.
Mark Centralia IL Because he was a true gentleman. He had integrity and a strong work ethic. He epitomized that which every father hopes that his son grows up to be. What other citizen deserves it more?
sara germantown IL He is Stan the man enough said!
Christine Waterloo IL Stan was an inspiration to so many people, both on and off the field. He will always be remembered for his charity as well as his baseball skills. His family deserves the opportunity to have this honor to recognize his efforts.
Crystal Florissant MO
Christine Wentzville MO Because of all that Stan has done In a life time.Not only Baseball but his compassion for the Community, city and the USA.Stan Is the MAN abd should STAND forever, because he will forever be remembered.
Daniel Valles Mines MO Who in this lifetime has ever had a bad thing to say about Stan? I would only pray my kids would have the integrity of Mr Musial.
David Waterloo IL As an ambassador of baseball, Stan was also a citizen that did many good works around the country that certainly merits this honor. A bridge joins two sections of land and what better way to bring people together than with Stan’s bridge.
Scott Alton IL He was the “MAN”, period! No one else could even come close!
larry fresno CA It is just the right thing to do
Laura Steeleville IL Stan Musial was a fine, upstanding role model for generations of St. Louisans. He was a wonderful, giving person who did a lot for the city. He was a lifelong Cardinal. His name was never linked to scandal. He was very personable and humble in person.
Neal Steeleville IL It’s much better to have the bridge named after him than another seedy, dime-a-dozen lifetime politician.
Eileen Cedar Hill MO The ? is why shouldn’t we? He was a remarkable person and he deserves to be remembered!
Don Saint Charles MO He is deserving of the honor
Diane Edwardsville IL He is a legend from this area. We should be honored to have a major thoroughfare named after such a great man.
richard wappingers falls NY the bridge is a fitting tribute for all . the stan musial bridge. a fitting legacy. outside of old timers’ games in nyc and washington, dc i first met Stan in NYC at power memorial high school where Kareem Abdul Jabbar played basketball . it was a baseball cards how fundraiser and stan signed for 3 dollars. He was mobbed and a great star. it was the fall of 1979.
Janet Weldon spring MO
Michael Shrewsbury MO The Cardinals are a regional team. That’s reason enough to use Stan. If your use Costello, who represented Illinois, it allows people that human tendency of acusing others of showing prejudices rather than bringing them together.
Stephanie White Lake MI Because Stan embodied what a person and an athlete should be. He was not arrogant and loved the city that adopted them as one of his own. His memory should live on and what better way than a bridge named after him.
ROY GILLESPIE IL A GREAT WAY TO HONOR A GREAT MAN
mark maplewood MO because ui said so.
Charles Carlyle IL For the same reason he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame…..Because he was such a great ball player, human being, and ambassador for the sport of baseball.
Dee Belleville IL What more fitting tribute to The Man who personifies our communities and states (on both sides of the river) and for his contributions to merging the color bearer years ago. We have been so very blessed to have him in our community for so many years. My 2½ year old granddaughter already knows who he is. Her first time to Busch Stadium, walking up from the MetroLink Station, she screems, “Look Daddy, there’s The Man, Stan The Man”, while she was gazing at the bronze statue of him. She knew who he was and who the baseball Cardinals! We must pass it on to our kids and their kids that this is the type of person to be! Let’s rally one more time for Our Man – Stan The Man!
Grant Florissant MO
Larry Alton IL Stan Musial has done more to connect people together than anyone else in memory. Politicians that want to name it after other Politicians tend to be divisive in their nature. Stan Musial is a strong part of Cardinal Nation, that includes both sides of the river. I have called Illinois home my entire life, was born in a year the Cardinal’s won a World Series, and a proud member of Cardinal nation. I have said since they announced this bridge was to be built, it should have been named the Stan Musial Bridge. Let us honor this gentleman by naming this bridge for his life and what he has meant to this area.
Ted Naperville IL Stan is one to emulate. He represents all that is right in people, their dreams, their ambitions, and the way one would present one’s self to others.
Jake Belleville IL Stan was a better man than any potential politician. His devotion to the city of St Louis is a testament to his greatness.
Jeff Rosiclare IL Stan Musial exemplified the true meaning of the word gentleman. Not only was he an ambassador for the sport’s world, he lived life in a way most American’s would be proud to associate with a modern landmark. In an age where corporate sponsorship and ego driven politicians receive most of the namings given out, Missouri & Illinois have an opportunity to rise above that and honor a true American hero.
Dave St. Louis MO Stan brought our community together. How appropriate to name the span after Stan the Man!
Mark Bloomington IL A great ball player and even a better person. He was an inspiration to all.
Kathy Ferguson MO Great role model for today’s youth!
Susan Fenton MO
Wendel Godfrey IL Stan Musial was an asset to MO & IL alike. He played in Springfield, IL before he came to St Louis. Even the Cubs fans liked and respected him an what he did for the world of baseball!
Barbara Troy IL He was a legend. He did so much both on the field and off. A terrific role model!
Stacy Pocahontas IL
Olen Macomb IL
Kurt St. Louis MO He has done a lot for the people west of the Mississippi. And the mid west in general he is “STAN THE MAN MUSIAL” the last great base ball hero.
Kate Waterloo IL Stan Musial has given us honorable sportsmanship, honorable baseball and an honorable life. No one compares to Stan’s integrity. Sad that we had to think of this posthumously. Honor the man who honored and graced St. Louis and all St. Louis Cardinals fans, wherever they lived.
Vernell St. Louis MO St. Louis Metropolitian Legend
KATHLEEN CREVE COEUR MO The naming of this bridge in memory of Stan Musial will, I believe, stand the test of time. The bridge will span two great states and the two nearest cities that historically have been thought of as close neighbors. That bridge-name will call to mind a man known for his kindness, generosity, strength of character, athletic greatness, moral outlook and strong family centered lifestyle, and forever link those qualities and those two states and nearby city neighbors. It is just so very appropriate.
Ken Collinsville IL A majority of the people want it and we know he was a stand up man. It’s just the right thing to do.
Denzil Troy IL He was a great person
Daniel Belleville IL he has done more for both states than any politician. For once maybe you can do what the people want.
Angie St. Louis MO To show how much Stan Musial gave to St. Louis over the years.
Eric Florissant MO Because not only was Stan the greatest Cardinal baseball player ever, he ewas also a great ambassador for the sport and for the City of St. Louis. He was a decent, honorable man, friendly to and approachable by all, and one who stayed loyal to his team and city; these qualities are rarely seen in sports figures anymore, which is one reason Stan the Man will be so greatly missed.
MOLLY SAINT JOSEPH MO STAN MUSIAL is a legend in BASEBALL HISTORY. I think he would like to have the bridge named after him as a memorial not only to his career in baseball, but also his life. I grew up in ROLLA, MO. and have followed STAN’s career my whole life.
David Bluffton SC He has contributed so much to Missouri/Illinois area. You tell us what name would be better. I did not think you could. Case closed.
Danielle St. Louis MO He was a gentleman, an American hero, and a role model, for most of his life.
lori st louis MO He was an icon for the area and did so much for communities on both sides of the river.
Joseph Crestwood MO There is no one more deserving of this honor.
Kent Bloomsdale MO Fitting tribute to a genuinely great human.
Matt Maryland Heights MO
Robert Brighton IL This is a wonderful way to name the bridge. The entire St. Louis area loves the Cardinals and Stan exemplifies the morals and standards that define our view of a role model. Let’s get this done!
Sharon Woodlawn IL
Lou Woodlawn IL
Tim Pacific MO He was a great man for St. Louis and surrounding area he needs to always be remembered
Timothy Waterloo IL Stan is a nationally recognized sports figure linked to St. Louis. He had good caracter in the world of sports. These days we need to recognize that. I can’t think of a better represntative for this area.
Steve St. Louis MO Simple…if he was eligible for the Medal of Freedom, then why shouldn’t the bridge be named after him? Also, unless I’m mistaken, naming the bridge doesn’t cost taxpayers anything.
Karen Shipman IL United our two states in a common interest and goal. The cardinals.
william grafton IL regional support for a great man’s legacy
Carolyn Troy IL Stan is an example for all of us. An inspiration for our personal and professional lives.
Donn St. Louis MO
ken georgetown IL This is a no brainer. Then again, politicians will make the choice….please help us.
Paul Warrenton MO Who better that anyone, 50 years from now, would recognize the name?
Adam Shiloh IL Because no other St. Louis athelete has done more for his city and sport. Besides you named a highway after Mark McGwire.
Alana Mascoutah IL Stan Musial is THE ambassador for STL. He was such a beacon of light for our beloved STL Cardinals. This is a perfect way to bestow his kindness, comittment, and utter joy upon the cities surrounding this new bridge.
Linda Granite City IL Stan Musial was a person who linked Missouri and Illinois through sports. He was a true hero in every sense of the word. This is a fitting tribute to a great man.
Abigail Lebanon IL Stan Musial was not only an amazing Cardinal, but an amazing man. This kind of legacy to link two states just seems obvious! I hope it can happen!
Gordon St. Louis MO Model citizen in every regard. Diplomat of St. Louis and surrounding area that brought national and worldwide attention to our city. Never involved in controversy and having known the gentleman personally I never, ever heard him slander or defame the political process and he has countless friends on both sides of the “aisle” Plus! With his name we will at least know what bridge your talking about and travelers will too.
Greg st. Louis MO He’s the Man!
Laurie Winfield MO Because he is Stan the Man! There isn’t anyone better than him. He represents all that is good on our communities.
Tom Saint Louis MO Naming the bridge after Mr. Musial would be an appropriate honor for one of our region’s greatest citizens. It seems fitting that a bridge connecting the Metro East and West would carry his name. Mr. Musial did as much as anyone in the past century to unite everyone in the region through a shared love for him and his Cardinals (for which he will always be the greatest ambassador).
Mary Troy IL I can’t thing of a man who displayed all the all of the attributes of a gentleman, a sportsman, and a true “white knight”.
Allen Troy IL Mr. Musial is true hero in every sense of the word. He did baseball, Missouri, Illinois, his family and the nation proud.
Jean Webster Groves MO
Judy St Louis MO
Luella Bethalto IL Stan Musial is not only a cardinal treasure he is our regional treasure
Kate Fenton MO “The Stan Span” has a nice ring to it! Let’s make it official, please!
Libby St. Louis MO Stan Musial was an outstanding baseball player, but in addition to that was an compassionate and humble man. He is truly a role model for behavior on and off the field.
Barr St. Peters MO
Ron O’Fallon MO Stan represents what America is all about. Carry and giving to others and not himself.
pat st. louis MO stan is the man!!!
Terry Arnol MO a man that made a mark for St. Louis and history of Baseball. Should be remembered for his Humanitarian efforts and the time he gave back. Not like Poloticians that come and go, but a man that stayed and did a lifetime of good work.
Eric St. Louis MO I cannot think of anyone, or anything more fitting to have this bridge named after.
Diana St. Charles MO It would be an honor to the area to have a bridge named after someone who was such a “class act” and this would be a great tribute to him and his legacy. No one is more deserving!
KEITH MASCOUTAH IL WHAT BETTER WAY TO HONOR “THE MAN”. WE DID IT FOR BUCK, AND BIG MAC ALONG WITH OTHERS. STAN WAS MORE THAN A MAN FOR THE AREA THE OTHER GENTLEMEN WHO HAS ROAD AND HWY NAME FOR THEM.
Ross Owensboro KY An American HERO!
Jerry St Louis MO How Great He Was
Sharon Woodson Terrace MO Stan Musial brought people together. A bridge crosses divides. To name a bridge after him would be a wonderful honor to his memory.
Denny Highland IL At my first Cardinal game at the original Busch Stadium in the mid-fifties, Mr Musial hit two home runs, and quickly became my baseball hero. My father, a great baseball fan, loved to discuss baseball in general, and the Cardinals and Stan in particular. Mr Musial’s statistics prove he was one of baseball’s all-time greats. His life after baseball indicate he was even a greater human being and much beloved citizen of St Louis.
David Springfield IL
Steve Ballwin MO Because Stan is the man and should be honored by both sides.
Deborah St Louis MO It would be a fitting tribute to a man who contributed so much to the history of this great city!
Josh St. Louis MO It’s a hell of a lot better than naming the bridge after some worthless politician or some idiot who joined the armed forces knowing damn good and well that they could die in the field.
Cindy St. Louis MO Spans the two states for a man that spans the baseball community.
Lauri Labadie MO He was a wonderful man and he was such a great baseball player! He deserves it! It would be such a great honor to his family.
Nancy Florissant MO Stan Musial was the bridge for Cardinal Nation as he was able to connect decades of Cardinal Fans together. Generation after generation learned of his greatness on the field, as well as his humble humanity off the field. It is only fitting that this bridge be named in his honor.
Jim Des Peres MO Mr. Musial was a national treasure, this would be an appropriate honor for him.
Caroline Washington MO He is awesome,that is why.
Kathy St. Charles MO A perfect tribute to a “gentleman” who brought people together.
Dan Swansea IL The need for cooperation between these two states has never been so important. How better to initiate that than to name the bridge in honor of one the class acts of baseball.
Deborah Belleville IL He represents the area in a positive light, dedicated and passionate about what he did, a hard and honest worker, loved by all.
Elizabeth St. Louis MO
Linda Red Bud IL
john new braunfels TX St Louis is my hometown and Stan was a legend and the Cardinals are still my team. It is only fitting a larger than life man be so honored by a beautiful bridge that will be there for another century.
Patricia St.Louis MO He ws a great ball player and a great humanitarian. He did a lot for others, now we should do something for him.
Sharon Greenville IL I have lived in Illinois for around 30 years. Although I never saw him play and never met him, I felt like I knew him almost like a friend. He was so much more than just a baseball player (although, I’m learning what a fantastic player he was) he was a representative of good will for the State of Missouri. And, he was a good man who loved his God, wife, family, and country–that’s what makes him qualify for this honor.
Shelli O’Fallon IL
Donald O’fallon MO Stan Musial is well deserving of this honor
George Scarsdale NY Bringing his values to St. Louis for over 70 years.
Tracey House Springs MO He is a legend
Sandra Galesburg IL To honor the beloved player by both Missouri and Illinois residents. Not only his legacy but his name needs to live on. The Stan Musial bridge ~ that would make millions of people smile!
Debbie Swansea IL DO IT!!! Musial never got the respect he deserved as a ball player while he was alive. Give him this respect as a human being. It will live on forever and he deserves it! It will never need to be changed because of some skeleton in his closet. He had none!
Robert St. Louis MO He was a great baseball player, a great man, and a great ambassador from east to west!
Nick Washington MO
Mary St. Peters MO Stan is a veteran, a recipient of the Medal of Freedom and lived an exemplary life. His achievements in baseball are what has drawn attention to Stan, but his real achievement is in the quiet hero and role model he was for all Americans.
Deb Perryville MO None more deserving. Great player, even greater person!
Kelly Collinsville IL
Madge Saint Charles MO With all the controversy with athletes today this will be a refreshing thought and a great gesture. I am of Polish decnt and originall from chicago. The polish people revered him even though we were not from here. He went to Poland and helped to get baseball parks. We hail him as our friend and a great gentelman.
Gwen Dittmer MO The bridge links the two states …….just as Cardinals baseball does. Stan Musial is the face of Cardinal Nation…..natural selection to name the bridge.
Diane St. Charles MO
JOAnn Millstadt IL It would be most appropriate to name the bridge after this gentleman who connected the two states and much more, He was a man of integrity and a wonderful example in the sports world which we need more of today. The Musial Connector Bridge would be a good name.
Dave Fairfield IL There is no better choice! No controversy! A true icon…a gentleman…that’s enough. Thank you!
Theresa Fenton MO Because Missouri and Illinois was a better place with Stan in it!
Robin O’Fallon IL Great idea…a TRUE legend!
Michelle Imperial MO He was a Ambassador fo Cardinals baseball,not to mention he was and will Always be THE GREATEST CARDINAL OF ALL TIME!!!!!
George St. Louis MO No brainer!
Tony Weldon Spring MO He is one of the greatest men of all time—a true “hero” in a world that is sorely lacking any. The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge is a terrific idea to honor him!
Lars West Babylon NY It seems like every road, tunnel, park, bridge,school and everything else is being named for someone. What better way to honor a true ambassador to the sport than to name the bridge after him. I’m sure some left wing liberal will fight this because it’s not a bridge being named for some useless politician!
Eric Troy MO He’s the epitome of a role model, for kids and adults alike. Such a great human being should be memorialized so people won’t forget what it means to truly be “The Man!”
Richard Maryland Heights MO He was a great baseball player, great man, and veteran.
Shawn Imperial MO Who is more deserving than Stan The Man ?? No one !
George Shiloh IL Stan the man brought many people together and it seems right for the bridge should be named after him to bring 2 states together.
Nathan Des Peres MO Because, unlike the namesakes of other proposals, residents of all affiliations on both sides of the river are fans of Stan Musial. The two regions the Musial bridge connects may have separate politics and different identities, but they’re of one mind from April to October: they are Cardinal Nation.
THOMAS OFALLON IL Who better.
ROBERT BALLWIN MO STAN WAS ONE OF THE ALL TIME GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYER IN THE GAME, AND THE GREATEST CARDINAL. MORE IMPORTANT HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND NEVER HAD A BAD THING TO SAY ABOUT ANYONE. HE WAS A WONDERFUL FAMILY MAN, DEDICATED TO HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, AND AN OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATIVE OF ST. LOUIS. THERE IS NO PERSON MORE DESERVING OF THIS HONOR THAN STAN “THE MAN” MUSIAL.
Marge Ellisville MO It Is an “HONOR” to have this Bridge over the Mississippi River to be named after Stan “The Man” Musial! His Family would be “SO PROUD”! Stan was, (and Is), an, Icon of St. Louis, Not just for The Cardinals, but for the city of St. Louis! He is Loved by so Many Fans and everyone in St. Louis! This is something wonderful, to have something like a “Bridge” to be named after. Lets see it done!!!
VIRGINIA FLORISSANT MO HE DESERVES THE HONOR.
Michelle St Louis MO
Joshua Saint Charle MO
Kenneth Fayetteville GA In recognition of what Stan Musial contributed to generations of people in the metro east area and around the world.
patrick kirkwood MO duh!, “STAN IS THE MAN”!
Paul Springfield IL
June St Louis MO
Diane Collinsville IL Stan Musial was a beloved member of the community. He lived his life with integrity and grace. Naming the new bridge after him would honor his legacy of sportsmanship and honor. He was a legend and deserves this great honor.
Scott Saint Charles MO
Patricia Creve Coeur MO
Jim Dumfries VA If the bridge is to carry anyone’s name, it should be Stan’s. We have Thomas Jefferson covered. Anyone who needs convincing obviously isn’t a native, and their opinions are irrelevant.
Brian Breese IL Stan Musial was a hall of fame player, but he was much more than that. He transcended the game of baseball. His reach went far beyond that of mere stats as compared to his peers. He was a great humanitarian and treated others with love and mutual respect. When no other white players would sit at an all star game poker table filled with greats such as Willie Mays, Stan was the one who sat in even though he knew nothing about poker. In a way he helped bridge the gap during those early days of integration, and it would be a fitting metaphor and tribute to name the new bridge after him.
Christopher Jacksonville NC STL is the best baseball city in the world. Honor STAN THE MAN with this because he is one of the best ball players ever to play. What better way to drive over the Mississippi on Stan the man bridge then you see the best ball park!! GO RED BIRDS!!!!!!
Charles St Louis MO
Paul Chesterfield MO Stan is the St. Louis Region’s Current Sports Superstar. He’s our local and national role model with a spotless lifestyle. We aleady have tributes to Lewis, Clark, Truman, Grant, Jefferson, Lindbergh, Eads, Lambert and many more. The “Stan Musial ” bridge will always remind Missouri and Illinois fans coming and going into the St. Louis area of “The Man”.
dick smithton IL it could not be names for a better all around person!!!
Paul Ballwin MO There has probably never been a single individual who unites this bi-state community more than Stan Musial, and certainly there has been no better example of public spirit and general decency.
Erma Godfrey IL He deserves it.
Warren Indianapolis IN As a St. Louis native who grew up going to Cardinal names I don’t believe the city has done enough to honor a man many consider St. Louis’ greatest baseball player in a baseball city. Naming the bridge after him would keep his name alive for generations to come.
Jeanne St. Louis MO Stan Musial was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His name is synonymous with St. Louis. He was committed to his family, his faith, his Cardinals and his community. The new bridge should recognize him for all his great qualities as “the Man”.
Joe Festus MO Stan the Span…. I can think of no other person who can unite a region like Stan Musial!
KERRY Irving TX He was one of THE greats, nothing at all like him today, he SHOULD be honored as an example for all!
stan Ft. Lauderdale FL a great honor for a great “Man”
charles teutopolis IL
Luke Florissant MO Its a million times better than the dred scott bridge. Stan musial is someone everyone admires and can relate to in some way. He is a true champion of the area and should be honored as so. A bridge connecting the two states should be named after someone that reflects the good in both. The former front runner, dred scott, only causes tension and shame on both sides of the river, and should be discarded.
Kathy Greenville IL Because he is worthy–a lot more so than just a politician (sorry, Mr. Costello). He is remembered as one of the best in baseball, in both ability and sportsmanship, and certainly one of the most liked, a true gentleman.
Sarah Festus MO Because Stan was a great role model and truely cared for St. Louis. This would be another great way to honor his legacy.
John Cape Girardeau MO A legend and a person that never met a stranger.
Melissa Waterloo IL Mr. Musial was a great baseball player, a gentleman, and an asset to the entire St. Louis area (including the Metro-East). I can think of no better name for a bridge that brings our area together the way that Mr. Musial did. In my entire life, I have never heard a bad word uttered about Stan Musial – even from former opponents.
Lindsey BRENTWOOD MO He is a St. Louis area legend and he should be recognized by naming the bridge after him!
Christopher St. Peters MO
Ryan St Louis MO Stan the Man was so much more than a great ball player. He was an amazing icon for many on and off the field. Stan will be missed by many and will always be in our hears and Part of Cardinal Nation. I can’t think of any way to bridge the gap between Illinois and Missouri. Naming the new bridge after Stan The Man will be the ultimate Memorial for a generous full hearted Icon.
Alaina St. Peters MO Stan’s Legacy will be thought of every day. Thousands of times a day as people cross STAN MUSIAL VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE. I know I’ll remember Stan The Man when I cross the bridge.If 10,000 people cross the bridge a day probably 9,000 will touch his everlasting SPIRIT. Thanks , Alaina Marie Andert.
Ruth Shrewsbury MO No one was a better ambassador for the Cardinals and St. Louis. No one has anything negative to say about Stan the Man. Bottom line…what a good and deserving person to have the new bridge named after.
Lin Hillsboro IL Stan Musial was a decent humble person who treated everyone good, we can all learn from this person!!! What an honor to always remember Stan when crossing this bridge!!!
Mary St. Charles MO I never met the man, but I have heard stories my entire life of not only him being one of the best baseball players of all time; but what a nice person that “never met a stranger” he is a true role model to all sports figures and to all children.
Thomas Saint Louis MO He’s an awesome athlete, a well respected Cardinal, and a humble and decent man.
Mary St. Louis MO
Kim East Alton IL Because he was a great human being besides being a great ball player. Nice the 2 states can come together and do something positive for the region
Marilyn St. Louis MO I grew up with my father listening to the Cardinal games on the radio. He was also speaking of how great Stan Musial was. I learned to appreciate his talent as a baseball player. Not only was he good on the fielld, but off the field he was a man who set the right example to everyone – humble, gracious and kind to all. Few modern athletes measure up to his greatness
Brian Dupo IL What better way to honor “THE MAN” than this!
Sue St. Louis MO I think I saw him play in the early 60’s at Sportsman Park (I was a teenager) but I didn’t realize how good he was until he wasn’t playing any longer. I also got to meet him much later and he was very friendly; it’s nice to have a sports icon without scandel attached to his name who is good off the field as he was on it.
Kathleen Valley Park MO Stan is a national hero not only as a great baseball player but in all aspects of his life. He was a man of the highest integrity and deserves this honor.
Judith Pevely MO To honor one of the last gentlemen from an era when people were kind to and cared about one another.
Larry Vero Beach FL Simple….Stan the Man was one of the greatest players in basebal and if that’s not enough, he was a true gentleman and an exemplary exsample of a kind and caring man. I had the great priviledge of meeting him and having him sign a lithograph of his statue when I worked at Busch Stadium as an usher. Our country would be so much better with more people like Stan the Man…He truly is a shining example of a true MAN!
M. Anne Forest Hills NY I was raised in St. Louis and am an avid Cardinal fan, even though I currently live in New York City. Everyone knows that Stan Musial was more than just a baseball player; he embodied the very essence of what it means to be a St. Louisan — hard working, friendly and not at all full of himself. The Cardinals are the heart and soul of St. Louis and the metro area, and he was the heart and soul of the Cardinals. What better way to connect the people of that region than a bridge bearing his name. The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge — “The Stan Span” — is a fitting tribute to a man who joined us together in the love of our home and our home town team. Sincerely — Anne Daniels
Tim New Haven MO His greatness spanned generations and the bridge will exemplify his accomplishments. Do it!
Stephen St. Louis MO Because naming it after a politician (and I’m sure Jerry Costello was a nice man), would be an embarrassment and a slap in the face to St. Louis and Cardinals fans who recognize a true sports hero (on and off the field) with his integrity, honesty and genuineness. Ask 500 people who Jerry Costello is and then ask who Stan ‘The Man’ Musial is and that should give you an inclination as to who’s name should honor the bridge!
Karla Granite City IL
Rich St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a person that brought the Missouri and Illinois communities together, just like this bridge will bring our two great states together!
Michael Pasadena Hills MO
Dylan St charles MO
Amy University City MO
Chris Saint Louis MO
Laurie Imperial MO Stan Musial was a great baseball player and an even greater human being. What nicer way to honor him than to dedicate/name a beautiful new bridge into St. Louis, Missouri after the greatest Cardinal baseball player to ever wear the uniform?
Michele Villa Ridge MO The man was the epitome of what true integrity and character are. He was not only the greatest Cardinal to wear the uniform, he was a better man! He’s deserving of an honor such as this and no chance we’ll have to rename it for a steroid debacle later. Stan the Man, R.I.P.! You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Matthew Pacific MO Q
Zach St. Louis MO
Allan St. Louis MO Because it’s the right thing to do.
Patrick Webster Groves MO Stan Musial embodies all that is good both as an athlete and as a human being. He was the perfect example for me as a youngster in the 1950’s to look up to and emulate. Whenever I could, I requested the number 6 as my uniform number when playing sports as a kid.
Donna St.louis MO
Wendy Benton LA
Dave St. Louis MO Out of respect to one of the finest men to grace our city.
Molly Richmond Heights MO Missouri and Illinois should come together to name the new Mississippi River Bridge in Mr. Musial’s honor, because of his long-time commitment to the city of St. Louis and the Cardinals. There’s no one better to honor.
Evan Cape Girardeau MO Stan Musial was not only a great ball player, but he also was a great man to Cardinals’ fans and was loyal to St. Louis.
Gloria Champaign IL As a lifelong Cardinal fan, Stan Musial has always been the epitome of legends—what an honor to commemorate this great man, who has no blemish ever on his name, and has been a nationally recognized treasure. Naming of this grand, new bridge between the two states the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge is most fitting.
carla imperial MO why not???
Renae Troy MO He honored this area most of his life the least we can do is honor this man.
Dan Saint Peters MO Stan Represents everything good about sports, and he is Mr. St. Louis Cardinals Baseball. Off the field, and on He was THE MAN. No One is more deserving than Stan, Let’s get it done!!!
JoAnn Ofallon MO
Zachary Edwardsville IL
Clyde Fenton MO Great American, Great ballplayer.
JACK ST. LOUIS MO IF IT IS APPROVED, IT JUST GOES TO SHOW EVERYONE WHAT MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS RESIDENTS AND LEGISLATORS THINK OF THE ” MAN” NORMALLY THE TWO STATES CAN’T AGREE 0N ANYTHING ESPECIALLY ON WORK ON BRIDGES AND WATERWAYS BETWEEN THE TWO STATES. IF THEY COME TOGETHER ON THIS ISSUE IT COULD BE A MILESTONE FOR THE REGION. REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO ” THE STAN MUSIAL MEMORIAL BRIDGE ” THE GREATEST CARDINAL OF ALL.
Susan Troy IL
Carol St. Louis MO He truly deserves the honor. He was one of the best in representing our city, state, and country.
alan Godfrey IL Stan was a total gentleman with no hint of impropriety throughout his life and represented St. Louis Cardinal basaball to the entire world! No better name for the brodge than “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge”!
Mike Paola KS The name I most associate with things good in St. Louis is Stan Musial.
Roger Brentwood MO Cause the state of Ill loved him as much as Missouri…………
Matthew St. Louis MO
Jessica Saint Louis MO The Cardinals have been bringing Missouri and Illinois together for decades. Stan Musial represents everything that is great about the game, all that we love about the Cardinals, and everything we cherish about our region. The bridge should be named after Stan so that generations to come are reminded of his spirit; in the hopes that there will be one young boy or girl who things of Stan and they way he played and lived when they step up to the plate.
James Centralia IL To honor an individual of excellent character and an athlete of outstanding ability.
Kenny Ellisville MO The greatest cardinal of all time deserves such an honor.
Paul Johnson City TX Because he did more to encourage good sportsmanship and citizenship not only to the St. Louis area but to people all over the country than many of our current leaders and others that are having their names considered for the honor. I can’t think of one person that would have a problem with the naming of the bridge if it carried Stan’s name.
Joyce Centralia IL
ej swansea IL He is the greatest ambassador for the region that ever existed.
alan house springs MO There has never been anyone like Stan to unite the community with such pride. He is the best role model our generation could have possibly wished for. The inscription on his statue is quite unique but true in every sense of the words.
Pat Fenton MO I am 49 years old and I have never heard one bad comment about Stan. I go to the Cardinals Opening Day every year and my biggest thrill every year is to see Stan drive around the track. He is our perfect warrior and perfect knight. There would be no greater honor for a man who have made St. Louis proud for the last 71 years than Stan “the man” Musial.
Phil Jennings MO He not only was a great ball player he was a great man. You never heard a bad thing about him. Rare in this day and age of professional sports players.
L. Allen Alton IL Although Stan was a great professional ball player, he equally was a great humanitarian. He made hundreds of personal appearences — without charge — in behalf of charitable and youth organizations that benefitted from his unselfish volunteerism, such as appearing with Arnold Palmer, Joe Magrane and Harry Gallatin in a golf event at the Olin Golf Course in Alton to help raise funds for the free Golf For Youth program at the course.
Ron Granite City IL If you grew up in the 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s, you knew what Stan meant to the region, Cardinal baseball, and your childhood memories. He was the greatest. Growing up in a town with a large Polish population and a Polish Hall (Madison), Stan was an icon to many in the community.
Janis St. Louis MO Stan was a pillar in St. Louis and with the Cardinal Nation. He is one of the “greats” in baseball and he has shown St. Louis his love and support his entire life and throughout his professional career. To honor him by naming the new Mississippi River Bridge after him would be just a small token of appreciation we all could bestow upon his name and his family.
Chuck St. Charles MO Mr. Musial was such a well known personality around town, even if baseball was not the topic of discussion. To have this new bridge connecting St. Louis with the Eastern half of our vast nation would be a positive benefit for our community.
Bunlue St. Louis MO He was an honorable man and a GREAT representative of St. Louis.
Camalene Edwardsville IL it’s a no-brainer
Natalie Hendersonville TN What an amazing way to honor such an amazing man!
David Ballwin MO Stan was part of us all. He himself was a living bridge between the Missouri and Illinois communities. Naming the bridge in his honor would be a lasting testament to what he meant to this entire region.
Marilee Belleville IL because this man was a true legend and a wonderful example of a true Christian man. He has brought two states together through baseball and has made many Illinoisians true Cardinal fans! I cross the bridge everyday and it will be an honor to cross the Stan Musial bridge someday! I think everyone will think of him everyday crossing that bridge and this would be a great tribute to his memory!
Heather Belleville IL
Albert Collinsville IL It should be named after him because he was a man of integrity and honor. A St. Louis icon who was the favorite ball player of people in the entire Metro East area. A man dedicated to his family, his town, and his fans who was free from scandal and is an example of a person we should all strive to emulate.
Cheryl Ballwin MO Absolutely!! Stan deserves this honor and more!!
Suzanne St. Charles MO
Chuck Coulterville IL Not only was Stan an icon in the world of baseball, he was a fantastic individual who did a great deal of good for many people. He spent 22 years in major league baseball–all with the St Louis Cardinals. In addition, he left major league baseball in 1945 for a year to serve his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Naming the bridge after Stan is the right thing to do.
Gil Nashville IL Why not? Much better choice and reflects favorably on us as an area. When faced with an option of naming the bridge after one or more self-serving politions vs. Stan, this is the ultimate no-brainer!!!
alan manchester MO
susan st charles MO The Man’s life was an example of what is right about America.
Donald Louisville KY Stan Musial is the cities greatest citizen in the last 75 years. He is dignified and pure royalty. His name should live deep into the next century and beyond.
Karen Granite City IL Stan Musial is remembered for his kindness, willingness to help others and a gift for helping the sick children forget their illnesses for a short time; not to mention his amazing baseball career!! I think he should be honored by having the bridge named after him, because he was a bridge for others during is life.
Pat Millstadt IL Timing is perfect.
Gary O’Fallon MO It is better to have it named for someone who did something for St Louis and the region than it is to name it after a politician that is here today and gone tomorrow.
Mike St. Louis MO Who else would we name it after? Stan was, after all, the man.
DENNIS GRANITE CITY IL BECAUSE HE IS THE MAN!
Howard St. Louis MO Stan was ‘The Man’ on and off the field As they say, the warrior and the perfect knight
joy florissant MO he is a legend not only in the area but across the nation -he was a patriot and served in the military during conflict- he was not the selfish type player seen too many times today – he was a gentleman – he deserves recognition (although he was humble and probably would shy from it ) – he was my deceased mother’s favorite player
Tyan Ballwin MO Even if Stan never played baseball, this bridge should be named after him.
Kyle Granite City IL
Alison Webster Groves MO A great region, on the great river, with a great bridge, would honor a great man.
Barb St. Louis MO Stan was not only a great ball player, but also such a wonderful person. When my husband was a young boy, he was trying to catch up with him as he was driving out of Sportmans Park to get his autograph – he tripped over a barbed wire fence and fell down. Stan saw this and pulled his car over, got out and came over to help him up. Not only did he then give him his autograph, but also offered to give him ride home. Thanks so much for supporting this project.
David Lake St. Louis MO Musial’s spirit and disposition helped foster a connection between those of us who call ourselves fans to that of the game of baseball. It only seems fitting that his name be attached to a bridge that connects two sides of this great nation.
Charles St. Louis MO We missed the opportunity to rename Oakland Avenue when Stan Musial retired. It’s time to honor “The Man” by naming this new byway after him.
Cathy Hillsboro MO Stan Musial IS St. Louis. He has been part of the history of our city for 40 plus years and will always be part of our past. His legacy will never go away.
Heidi Gray Summit MO
Kathy Sunbury OH I was born in Illinois and we celebrated the Cardinals. Stan was a man among men in baseball and life. He earned is wins and success. Children need a hero and he is one in Illinois and Missouri.
Kim Granite City IL
Richard Florissant MO Stan exhibited the good side in people. He was my role model from the time I was a kid to the present. I can never remember any time in my life I was disappointed in him. I played ball all my life up to a few years ago and I always insisted on the number 6 be put on the back of my uniform. One of the biggest days in my life was the day my dad brought home a bat Stan had broke during a game. I was able to use this bat in many backyard games. He was and still is my idol and I am proud to have known him.
Terry Columbia IL
Chris X Clayton MO Stan was always a “bridge” in our community. He brought so many new fans to the sport and brought St. Louis and the Cardinals to the nation. He was a community bridge-builder and involved in so many great organizations. He was a class act, a gem of a man. His baseball stats are unreal and his overall impact on the St. Louis market and the game cannot be matched. He’s the most respected person we could name the bridge after and very much worthy.
Linda St. Louis MO What a fitting tribute to a wonderful man. Stan Musial has never done anything in his life that has changed my mind about him being truly a wonderful role model. A rare being these days comparing him to our current athletes.
Cynthia Saint Louis MO It’s a great way to honor a great man.
Phyllis Edwardsville IL
Carl Belleville IL He is much more deserving than any politician.
Jake Wildwood MO Stan the Man is the greatest Cardinal of all time. I never had the chance to see him play but I’ve heard countless stories. No other city has the same connection with their superstar like STL and Stan
Darren Granite City IL Stan was an honorable man who was kind.He was never linked to a scandal.Besides who eles would you name it after?
Joy Weldon Spring MO Stan “The Man” Musial is a baseball legend. He spent his entire career as a Cardinal baseball player, he loved his fans, they loved him back, and he loved St. Louis. He was a very humble person, always giving and never asking for anything in return. When you think of St. Louis, you think of “Stan The Man”. Naming the new Mississippi River Bridge after Mr. Musial would be an appropriate tribute to him and to St. Louis as well.
Deborah Cape Girardeau MO It just seems fitting, he was a great ball player and a very famous St. Louis personality
Donna Eureka MO Stan Musial was Cardinal Baseball. He kept up with the team and participated in as many events as he was able, playing his harmonica along the way. Naming this bridge in his memory would be a lasting tribute to a truly great man.
carol st. louis MO
Walter St Louis MO The Man was an inspiration to me in my youth, what a great athlete, ballplayer,family man and representative of the St Louis area.
Bev Virginia IL Stan the Man was a super guy.
Paula Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was much more than a baseball player. He was an ambassador of Saint Louis, a humble and generous man, he kept to a nowadays rare set of honorable ethics, there was never a stain on his record as there has been in many other public figures, and he was true to his family, friends, the general public, and his country. In 2011, Stan Musial received the greatest honor bestowed on a citizen – the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He represents much more than St. Louis, and this bridge should be named for him for all he did throughout his 92 years for his beloved country.
Cory Owensville MO It’s simple he is the greatest St. Louisan ever period.
Peggy St. Louis MO
Christine Saint Louis MO He truly showed the meaning for being a great sportsman, mentor, friend. He supported St. Louis in a way like no one else. His kindness, love and passion for St. Louis is evident in everything he did. He deserves this honor. His legacy and values should live on and this is one way to remind us every day what a wonderful person he was. We should never forget.
Shari St Charles MO Stan Musial was an ambassador not only for baseball, but for humanity as well. He represented the best about people, and the Cardinals never have, and never will, have a better, more postive respresentative for the city of St Louis and the game of baseball.
Glenda Mascoutah IL He personifies our area and should be honored in a BIG way. What a great way to remember him.
Bill Fairview Heights IL
Bill WEbster Groves MO Stan Musial embodied all the attributes needed to be a self sufficient decent person. He took the gifts that he was born with, worked hard to perfect them and succeeded. He represents all the values that are ignored, snickered at or fogotten now. He was not born into wealth nor did he feel he was entitled to anything that he didn’t work to get. He was kind and gracious and he helped those who needed his help. He didn’t expect to recieve anything in his life that he did not work for, he was a good and humble man. He was a great baseball player because of his ability and hard work, he was a great man because of the values he lived. He will be missed and he should be honored. Yes, the bridge should be named for Stan Musial, just to remind us there were men, decent, humble and honest that were part of our community.
Margie Des Peres MO Stan Musial is an icon in the city of St. Louis – if Cincinnati can have a street named Pete Rose Way by their stadium – we deserve to go one better and get a Stan Musial bridge by ours!!!
bob seneca KS they should come together on this issue because Stan was always known as a uniter. he lived his life bridging the gap in so many arenas! He was a perfect example of how to achieve the American dream. As a cardinal;he gave that great organization over 70 years of his dedicated life. He was always there, always the pillar of stability. He was a 92 year old example of how to live one’s life gracefully. A bridge over the Mississippi River bearing Stan Musial’s name would also ‘gracefully’ connect both states and our great nation. A nation Stan served with distinction.
Lisa St. Louis MO Both states should honor this man for his amazing talent and more importantly for how he lived his life. He was an honorable man who loved his family, country, city and playing the game of baseball. Never did you hear anything bad ever said about him. He was never involved in any type of scandal or controvery, so unlike the athletes of today! It would be a wonderful tribute for the bridge to be named after Stan “The Man” Musial!
ellen p. Moro IL Mr. Musial seemed like a man that was ordinary in almost all ways. One that we would like to relate to as we travel through life. Just living the way that we were taught as children, to respect others and live by the “golden rule”. I did not know Stan personally but he always seemed to be a gentleman when ever and where ever I saw him. I will miss seeing him at the Cardinal ball games. He was a hero, a regular guy, for us to try and mimic and to remember as a lovely human being. His family were truly blessed to have had him with them for so many years. I will keep him and his family in my prayers as we celebrate his life. I can not think of a finer person to be honored by naming a structure in their honor. Thank you for allowing me to express my sympathys to Stan’s family and vote on the naming of the new bridge. God bless. E. Pat Gvillo
Kathleen St. Charles MO He was a wonderful person who deserves such an honor.
Judy imperial MO Lets honor the man who is truly a role model to everyone.
Michael St. Louis MO Stan Musial was not only an amazing athlete, but most of all was an even more amazing person. He went out of his way to make sure those around him had fun. He was a pillar of the St. Louis area. A great bridge should be named after a great man.
james Maryville IL Because Stan did more to unite the metro St. Louis area than any politician or bridge ever could.
Mary Florissant MO
Paula O Fallon IL A fine tribute to a leader whose character stood tall amongst the legends of professional sports
Charles Crestwood MO No other person has ever represented St. Louis better or longer than Stan Musial. This is a “can of corn” decision.
Andy Ballwin MO
Maurice Murphysboro IL Who else in the bi-state area is more deserving? Its a shame that we had to wait until his death to publicly honor Stan
Ed Richmond Heights MO This question is not neccessary to anyone from Missouri or Southern Illinois, even politicians.
Ed Maryville IL
darryl st charles MO Great people should be rewarded and remembered. Stan was a great person.
Eric Ladue MO
Matthew Chicago IL
John Pasadena Hills MO Stan the man as a person span the baseball world, spamming the Mississippi River should be a small feet.
Nathan Saint Peters MO
Lisa St. Charles MO Stan Musial embodied St. Louis. He spent his entire life supporting the team and city he loved. The least we can do is name a bridge after him.
Sue Jerseyville IL Stan Musial was a great uniter of people, on and off the Cardinal Baseball Field. Musial was also a bridge between the races, at a difficult time for the black baseball players. Stan Musial certainly united Illinois and Missouri into one Cardinal Nation!
Linda Bellefontaine Neighbors MO Stan Musial was a great baseball player but also a great person. He is known all over our country – not just in St. Louis. I can’t think of a better person to represent the values we need to see more.
Bob O’Fallon MO Mr. Musial was an inspiration to generations of Americans, whether they were baseball fans or not. Truly great role models are rare and when a person is both a sports legend and a beloved member of the community it is only fitting that a memorial be named in his or her honor. The new bridge will be seen and used by millions of people from all over the United States for generations to come and would be a very appropriate reminder of a St. Louis treasure.
Tim St. Louis MO It would be a great tribute to a man who contributed to the entire region by greatly succeding in chosen profession and lending his support to countless causes through out his life.
Ray Palm beach Gardens FL Stan the Man was an example of exemplary merit and always gentlemanly conduct. An absolute model of good sportsmanship and high regard for all people.
Dick St. Louis MO This is a wonderful idea. Having had the opportunity to advocate and work on the new Mississippi River Bridge for over 14 years with MO and Illinois officials and St. Louis area business, labor and civic leaders — it’s great to see that MO State Senators John Lamping and Eric Schmitt, as well as US Senators Claire McCaskill (MO) and Dick Durbin (Illinois) have each endorsed this idea. It would be a most fitting tribute to Stan the Man. What a great instant landmark the “Stan Span” would be for Missouri, Illinois, the Midwest and the Nation! Just Do It! From Dick Fleming, President & CEP St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA) from 1994 to 2012
Chris Trenton IL
Dan Woodstock IL To St. Louisans locally, Stan is the Greatest Hero of America’s fading Greatest Generation serving his community and country throughout his lifetime. An exemplary role model for us all. And, a pretty good ballplayer too! Stan is of a different era and unique breed of Americans that, unfortunately, we will never again see. Thinking of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Metro-East in my lifetime, the single greatest unifying force has always been St Louis Cardinals baseball. And, Stan Musial is unequivocally the greatest Cardinal of them all. In joining St. Louis and the Metro-East with the new bridge, nothing could be more fitting than naming that majestic span after Stan Musial who in his lifetime did much to “bridge” the Mississippi River by his exploits on and off the field serving to unify the entire region as Cardinal Nation.
Matt Granite City IL
Ray Palm B. Gardens FL We have a Cards rookie team here. Musial’s influence continues as seen in the rookies hard sportsmanlike playing. I got the autograph of one of the rookie pitchers after he threw a no hitter. No charge and no hassle.
Sam Alton IL Stan Musial brought people together. Even his opponents on the field had great respect for him. He was admired across generations. It would be a fitting tribute to name a bridge which brings two states together, which links east and west, after the great Stan the Man.
Tom eureka MO Good honor for his name and who he stood for the Cory of St Louis
Dennis Aurora CO
Michael St. Louis MO Stan was a great man on and off the field. He is a role model, and has had an enormous impact on the region for many years.
Judy Kirkwood MO STAN MUSIAL gave his best …both professionally and personally to St. Louis and the Cardinals. The Mississippi River unites the east and west of our country just as STAN MUSIAL united St, Louis in their support of our Cardinals.
Craig Saint Louis MO Bridges, highways and streets are often named after famous people. Normally they are named after people that are noted or deemed worthy of such an honor (someone who has been very vital and important to a city or community). In this case, I can’t think of a better honor to leave a lasting impression for fans of Stan’s locally, then to name the new Mississippi bridge in honor of the man. If anyone is deserving of having something named in their honor in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, I cannot think of a better person than Stanley Frank “Stan” Musial. Better known as ‘Stan the Man’ or simply ‘the Man’.
Jim O’Fallon MO
Howard University City MO Stan Musial was that rare person who took his status gained from his time as a ballplayer to promote our community and give back to that community. Most people in “Cardinal Nation” have the highest respect for him. Naming the bridge would be an appropriate tribute to someone who did so much good for our community while never seeking the limelight.
Shane Effingham IL Pittsburgh has the Clemente Bridge that everyone loves. St Louis should do the same to honor not only a great hall of fame ballplayer but just a great man.
Diane Belleville IL Stan Musial not only united both sides of St. Louis Metro area but united the nation with his respect for all and kindness to others. He is a role model for all. Daily commuters and occasional travelers would do well to remember these values (honesty, integrity, respect) that Stan lived his life by as they traverse this bridge. It’s right that this honor should be given to someone who earned it by living his life the right way and not due to political reasons or merely because someone is a politician. Mr. Musial will be remembered long after most politicians are long forgotten.
Mark Imperial MO Stan has a been a Civic Leader that knows no bounds
Susan Chesterfield MO Because this man was a true role model. It’s so interesting how he was able to be a great ball player and have high morals and not be on any kind of drugs that so many of the sports world is today. He was a person that each of us could learn by and want our children to look up to. He was above all a “mench” (a good, decent person). This is the kind of person our country needs to honor.
Loverna Troy IL
William Gurnee IL This bridge should have the honor of being named after the greatest baseball player, fan and all around great human being. He has never had any negativity associated with his name and is the kind of persona who should have bridges and monuments named after him.
Lauryn Granite City IL
Courtney Granite City IL
Justin Collinsville IL
David Granite City IL
Judy St. Louis MO It would be a wonderful tribute and honor the memory of Stan Musial!!
CHRIS Arnold MO He was a great player and play a great entire career with the Saint Louis Cardinals. He was also the first player to have the first # to retire by the Cardinals. He will be miss.
Andrew Overland MO Because Edward Jones and AB-InBev have their name on enough things in our town. It’s also a great way for his legacy to continue for generations to come.
Dorothy St. Louis MO
Tim Old Monroe MO Why shouldn’t we? Does anyone have a single bad thing to say about Stan Musial? I think it would be a great honor to cross the Stan the Man Span and then recount a story to your kids in the backseat about a beloved man who was one of the greatest baseball players in history and just as great of a person.
Walter St. Louis MO Stan symbolizes St. Louis and everything good.
Leah Collinsville IL
Christine Affton MO
Gail Stockton MO Stan Musial is a role model for everyone at any age. Thank you , Stan.
Ethan Columbia MO Stan the Man represents a true gentlemen in all aspects, on and off the field. One of the greatest players of all time!
SAM NEWMAN IL STAN MUSIAL WAS THE BRIDGE THAT CONNECTED MY CHILDHOOD,GROWING UPON A FARM IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS TO MY ADULT LIFE. I NEVER MISSED A GAME AND I CAN STILL REMEMBER LISTENING TO THE CARDINALS ON MY TRANSISTOR RADIO WHILE WALKING BEANS.
Sean St. Louis MO
Jack Jefferson City MO He was an all-star player who never lost sight of what it takes to be a good person. Stan experienced fame but never sacrificed his values, something that today’s stars and celebrities could learn something from.
Dennis St. Louis MO
Gordon St Charles MO
jake st. louis MO because he’s not a lousy politician.
Deborah Belleville IL Stan Musial, a Missourian, was an ambassador of fairness, goodness, and kindness ,and earned the utmost respect from all who knew of him, whether an Illinoisian, Missourian or American. When someone succeeds and earns everyone’s respect they deserve such an honor. The people who live on both sides of this bridge should have input as to what the bridge should be named.
Philip Florissant MO Because bridges need a great Pillar of strength. It’s a no-brainer!
Larry St. Louis County MO Stan was faithful to St. Louis from the time he came here as a young ball player until age prevented him from doing service to the city. Stan was faithful to the Cardinals, having never played anywhere else and showed his selflessness in not going for a bigger contract with another team, which he probably was offered, and I’m sure could have gotten. Stan was faithful to his wife and family, not having half a dozen children, by half a dozen different women, in half a dozen different cities, like many of todays could be/should be athletic role modles. Stan was fathful to his fans, I have one, and I’ve never heard of him turning a fan down for an autograph. His autograph, although treasured by me will never be worth much on the market due to the fact that a true gentelmen gave his autograph freely and in such great numbers. Stan retired from baseball but never retired from his second love, the city and fans of St. Louis. It would be a shame NOT to name the new bridge in his remembrance.
Barb Waterloo IL There are few as honorable as Stan Musial. Not only as a baseball player but as a human being. What a wonderful way to honor a legend and bring two states together. If we all were as humble, caring and honest as Mr. Musial, it would be a much better world.
Andee Chesterfield MO Stan the Man represents the best. No politics. Just the best.
Sherry Salem MO Stan was a true ambassador for St. Louis, and what a nice way to honor his memory.
Samantha St. Louis MO I fail to see a reason why not.
Hershel Florissant MO
Rick St. Charles MO He demonstrated to all of us good morals, how to treat other people and how to enjoy life! He was an excellent role model for all Americans.
Don Chesterfield MO It is a fitting honor to the greatest cardinal of all time. He was a great ballpayer and an even greater person
Sherri hillsboro MO Icon of who all should try to be like. No blemishes. An awesome man of men….
James Columbia IL You will read thousands of sports accolades about Stan so I will not repeat them. Only met the man once, watched him play countless times, (and wiggle his posterior), and he was a nieghbor of my wife in south St. Louis. Simply put, I liked the man. He was kind and honorable, and a gentleman. This is a St. Louis Regional honor not a State or goverment official honor. The Cardinals pull our two sides of the river together. I have always considered my “localition” as part of the St. Louis region. The bridge is a symbol of tying our St. Louis region together and Stan Musial did the same. P.S. I distain the term “Metro-east” and am offended when newscasters and journalists use the term. Try calling yourselves “Metro- west” for a month and see how you like it! James Agne
Kyle Salem MO Great man, great honor!
Kathy Maryland Heights MO This would be a wonderful way to honor Stan. He’s so deserving. This would be a great way to honor him for his service to St Louis, the state, the fans.
Michael Dardenne Prairie MO
Charles W Lake St Louis MO A wonderful representative for the St. Louis area.
Claudia St Louis MO
ross quakerhill CT Stan was an exceptional man. Not only was one of the best, if not the best, player in the history of baseball, but he was certainly a great humanitarian. He was always there for people, and helped those in need.
ben ballwin MO it just makes perfect sense
Don Vienna IL Stan Musial was the picture of grace and beauty in the game of baseball. He epitomized integrity. That is exactly what a great bridge needs to be, a picture of grace and beauty, with structural integrity.
Don Ballwin MO Because both regions have benefitted from Stan’s generosity.
Clair Florissant MO People that live on both sides of the river that this bridge will serve have benefited from the celebrity and generosity of Stan Musial. Cardinal Nation is widespread and Stan Musial and his achievements and humbleness greatly contributed to the Cardinals’ great fan base!
Aaron Wildwood MO Why not?
Frank St. Louis MO Stan Musial embodied all that is good about Midwestern and further, American values. In a world where greed, corruption and selfishness appear to be more and more the norm, Stan lived a life that demonstrated that someone can be a successful public figure and at the same time be a decent, moral, selfless and caring citizen of the world. Who better to honor for all to see and remember as they cross East to West and West to East?
Melanie Ballwin MO Because Musial was an inspirational and kind soul.
PAT FLORISSANT MO I BELIEVE THIS IS A JUST TRIBUTE TO AN HONORABLE ATHLETE THAT DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO HIS FAMILY, BASEBALL AND ST. LOUIS
Karen Saint Peters MO Mr. Musial deserves the honor. He honored this city on the field with terrific play and unmatched sportsmanship. He honored this city off the field during and after his career by his class and philanthropy. St. Louis was his home. In a day and age when so many ball players are only in it for the money and do not honor the game – either with poor personal character or less than full effort on the field – Stan still shines as the exception to that. No matter if you lived in Missouri or Illinois, Card fan or Cub fan, you could tell every time you saw The Man that he LOVED this city, LOVED the Cardinals and LOVED the game of baseball. In my opinion, he is one of a group of players that define St. Louis Baseball. Naming a bridge after him is the least we can do.
John Shilih IL He is a legend with a great reputation on and off the field.
Mary Saint Louis MO
Margaret Florissant MO Stan Musial deserves the credit for all he has done. There is no other “Stan the Man”. He would be honored and grateful to know what a fine gesture the states of IL and Mo have come together to do for him.
francis creve coeur MO Why not???
Stephen Charlotte NC He was the kind of person you’d want to have as your neighbor — and that rare person in the sports world who could genuinely be considered as a role model for all to emulate. He didn’t crave attention; he just did his job, and set a few records by the time he retired. He would be humbled and brought to tears that so many would want to honor him in this fashion.
Lauren St. Charles MO
Micki Villa Ridge MO I can’t think why not.
Mark Godfrey IL He is the Man
Aaron Fenton MO There is no better athlete from either state that deserves this honor. Stan Musial was great on the field, but I dare to say he was even better of the field. There is no celebrity or politician that better deserves this. I am asking Governor Nixon, Governor Quinn, Senators McCaskill, Blunt, Blunt and Kirk to join together and make this happen.
Lydia Granite city IL St. Louis is “cardinal nation” and Stan is one of the most important figures in cardinal nation.
Donna Florissant MO By everything that I have read and heard about Mr. Musial, he seemed like he was a real man; honorable, caring, giving, and a true/loyal father and husband. Players of all sports need to take this all in so there will be more honorable players in the sports world. I don’t like using the word hero because that word should be saved for the likes of the police, firefighters, and miliary who protect us day in and day out. But is seems Mr. Musial truely earning his nickname as Stan The Man. A real legion.
Beverly Manchester MO
Dennis Belleville IL We need to acknowledge that Stan brought many young and old together with being able to have a local sports hero in this area that didn’t go wrong in his 70 or so years of being a great example to our kids and the population on both sides of the river hence a bridge honoring him.
frank eureka MO a gentleman and a great representitive of the area.Will never be forgotten.MVP on and off the field.
Tara Manchester MO
Ashley Wood River IL
Pam Manchester MO Stan Musial bridged East and West to bring Cardinal fans together !
Barbara St. Louis MO The Cardinals represent the region, not just the city. Musial is bigger than baseball- His example and life lessons shared as a player and man speaks for itself. He deserves this honor. It would also be a wonderful thing for the states of MO and ILL to show unity to the country. Stan always thought of people firs and had a pride in the area – What a grand way to show his lessons were heard by coming together in this honor of him.
Jim Aiken SC Stan Musial was an icon for both states, the entire area looked up to “Stan the Man”.
Lou Saint Louis MO Because he is the most important local person, celebrity, and iconic man in the history of Saint Louis and within the family of MLB and the Saint Louis Cardinals baseball organization. RIP STAN THE MAN!!
Bobbie Kirkwood MO
Brad O’Fallon MO I believe the answer to this question doesn’t require much thought – it’s a no brainer! First, Stan Musial was a true icon to this area, if not for the entire country. His life was lived without question on how he lived it – he was exactly what he seemed, which was an upstanding citizen that so happened to be a baseball giant. Because he is no longer with us, we don’t have to be concerned about any negativity, either ethically, morally, or otherwise, coming out years from now questioning Mr. Musial’s character. Furthermore, our lawmakers on both sides of the river have already spent too much of their time discussing this issue. There are much bigger tasks at hand, which they should focus their time. Let’s name the bridge after Stan, because after all…he was ” The Man”!
Sara Arnold MO
Gene St. Charles MO He represented baseball and St. Louis as the ultimate sportsman amabassador and a gentleman.
JIM FLORISSANT MO
Tom Belleville IL
John O’Fallon IL Can you name another Illinois or Missouri native that deserves this more than Stan Musial ? He has been known for his baseball skills and work in the community for 70 years.
Donna Carksville TN Stan is absolutely the best example of what personal leadership looks like on a daily basis. Stan is a true gem in a corrupt and compromised world.
Travis Ballwin MO Stan the Man deserves this honor because he was the epitome of integrity and constantly displayed how baseball players and people in general should conduct themselves on a daily basis. He had the utmost respect for all of whom he came in contact with, and he would never let anyone down because he truly cared about people.
Herman Carrollton IL
Gina St. Charles MO Stan Musial was the epitome of what St. Louis is all about. He was a true role model for many generations, and will continue to be a role model for many more generations to come.
Richard Wildwood MO Naming the bridge after Stan Musial represents bridging a gap just as he did in welcoming the first African-American to the Cardinals, plus he represents a great example of being a good person and carding about others
Carol Saint Louis MO
Pamela Granite City IL We, Illinois and Missouri, are CARDINAL NATION! The bridge is the link between the two states. What better way could we honor our CARDINAL NATION than to name the bridge after Mr. Baseball himself, STAN THE MAN MUSIAL. He was true to his team and we should return the respect. R.I.P. Stan, you will be missed!
Paul St.Charles MO Who else’s name on that bridge would be a more squeaky clean person that everyone loves. There’s no doubt about it,the bridge should be named The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.
Robert Jerseyville IL Stan Musial was a great man.
Mary Fenton MO
Cheryl New Haven MO He was a treasure – not only locally, but nationally as well. Total class act.
Doug Bloomington IN This is not a question. The question would be why wouldn’t you? Stan Musial was the soul of St. Louis. This is the least the city and two states could do for him.
Meaghan Saint Louis MO
Cathy St. Louis MO Stan Musial brought together people from so many walks of life; everyone felt connected to him. A bridge seems to be a fitting honor for him. And what a message it would send to others than, at a time when Republicans and Democrats can’t seem to agree on anything, we have two states who have chosen to come together to honor someone who achieved greatness but never lost his humility and his respect for others.
Dave Pontiac IL This would be a great way to honor the most beloved athelete in all of St. Louis history
Sara Germantown IL He is Stan the Man enough said!!
Nancy St. Louis MO
Bruce Wildwood MO Because Stan in his distinguished career both on and off the field was a bridge himself to young and old, a bridge to all ethnic groups and people of all persuasions both rich and poor. Baseball towns across the country and in particular St. Louis are a better place because the “Man” played for all of us!
Chris Chesterfield MO He was not only one of the best baseball players of all time, he was also a wonderful person who dedicated his life to the St. Louis community.
Mike Highland IL Naming a bridge for Mr. Musial is a natural fit. Over his Cardinal career and beyond he has bridged the generational gap for Cardinal fans from grandfather to father to son to grandson. A few years ago I took my son to meet Mr. Musial at a public event, much the way my father did for me when I was young. I will always cherish the memory of seeing my son shake his hand. Both my father and my son called me Saturday when the news of Mr. Musial’s death broke. It’s fitting that in death he once again brought 3 generations of Cardinal fans together. Thank you and God bless you Mr. Musial.
Debbie Millstadt IL Stan Musial is the definition of hero. Naming the new bridge after him would be a wonderful way to honor this great man that has given so much to not only our community, but also our country.
Gail Beaufort SC
JoAnn St. Louis MO Stan Musial represents all that is good about sports, baseball, competition and humanity. It will be great for future generations to ask who is this bridge named for? and we get to talk about Stan all over again. I just hope that people pronounce it correctly. Musial does not rhyme with usual. This also gives the legislators something that can actually get accomplished. Thank you for this opportunity to voice my opinion about the naming of the Musial Bridge. JoAnn Quinn
Gabe University City MO Stan was an outstanding example that everyone should follow. It’s hard to find respectable athletes/celebraties these days!
David Lake Saint Louis MO
emil st louis MO It’s just the right thing to do!
Gary Greensboro NC St. Louis and the Bi-State area would be adding a second icon to one of America’s great cities: Viewing the Gateway Arch from the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.
Joe Imperial MO Because of the way he lived his life and treated everyone. Stan Musial makes you as an individual strive to be a better person.
Tom Litchfield IL Who better?
Tom Chatham IL Just one word “CLASS”
Laura Webster Groves MO He was a legend in his own time. Surely, better than any politician it would be named after.
James Evansville IL
Andraya Granite City IL Because what else would they name it!?
William Fenton MO He was the childhood hero of both states and never let anybody down.
Kathy Webster Groves MO He is deserving of the honor because he was a Man of honor and an example of how to live. He was a treasure in our community.
Trevor Saint Peters MO Stan Musial was a beast as well as a fine fellow. His attitude towards life and his accomplishments should be praised and kept in memory forever, and a bridge is a great way to keep his amazing ways in mind.
Marjorie Saint Charles MO Because Stan is still and always be “The Man” even across state lines.
Connie Fenton MO A fitting tribute to a legendary hero.
Vicki St. Charles MO Stan is the most famous Cardinal ever and spent his entire career here in STL. He was a positive role model and even though I never met him, people keep using the phrase “he was a real gentlemen” over and over to describe him, so I have to believe it must be true. I’d prefer to have the bridge named for a person who was such an ambassador for the city.
Marylin Highland IL Stan Musial pulls the Missouri and Illinois fans together in honoring one of the greatest ballplayers and men of baseball history. Please name the bridge after “Stan the Man”.
Rich Florissant MO
Gail Highland IL
Carla St. Louis MO The bridge needs a name anyway, & what a great way to honor a St. Louis legend!!! Mark McGuire has his own highway, Stan the Man deserves a bridge!!!
JoAnn Manchester MO Mr. Musial was more than a great baseball player. He was a great man – decent, honest, faithful, humble, and of high integrity. He is a true hero and role model. Naming the bridge after him will keep his name and the life he lived on the minds of St Louisans and others for many years to come.
Candice Kirkwood MO Stan Musial was one of the very best, one of the top five baseball players of all time who ever put on a major league uniform. As unbelievabe as his stats and career were, his generousity and excellence as a man were an even greater achievement, especially given that his chosen career was in professional sports. Cardinal nation responds, remembers and reveres how he treated other people even more than his untouchable play on the field–this is the real reason why we are SO proud and SO undying in our love and admiration of “The Man”–the same way we feel about our beloved Jack Buck. Naming the new Mississippi River Bridge after “Stan The Man” is an appropriate, classy and deserved tribute to a rare gift that generations of Cardinal fans on both sides of the river have been so blessed to have for all these years…
Aaron St. Louis MO Stan Musial represented what it means to from the Midwest.
Jodi Collinsville IL What better way to honor a man that has been and always will be a legacy in St. Louis.
BEVERLY MARYLAND HEIGHTS MO The bridge should be named in honor of Stan Musial not only for the people of Missouri and Illinois but for all of Cardinal Nation. This is a bridge that spans the Mississippi River which covers much of Cardinal Nation and should be a memorial to the most honorable gentleman this area has ever produced.
Katie Maryville IL
Nathan Maryville IL The timing of Stan Musial’s passing makes this the most opportune choice for naming this new 2014 bridge.
George Saint Louis MO This bridge will span the mighty Mississippi and bring current and future generations of Cardinal fans to our great city. Who else should it be named after but “THE MAN” who did that same thing most of his adult life.
Berta Highland IL
Carolyn House Springs MO Stan epitomized the word “team”. He dedicated his entire career to this area. We were fortunate to call him ours, and naming the bridge after him would honor not only him, but what he stood for: Kindness, graciousness, loyalty. The bridge could not have a better name.
Ben St. Charles MO
Ryan Highland IL “Mississippi River Bridge” is so plain. St. Louis is a baseball town, so why not give it to the man who meant the most to our baseball team?
carol st. louis MO A nationally known & respected name A way to honor character A local person who excelled in thier field
Mary Millstadt IL
Joseph St. Louis MO Because his personality, kindness, and respect for people embodies what the midwest is all about.
John Ballwin MO Why not?
Barb Saint Louis MO Stan Musial has been synonymous with St. Louis for as long as I can remember! What a fitting tribute to the man who embodied such wonderful qualities and was so connected to the city and the city’s great baseball team.
Ryan Saint Louis MO
cynthia saint louis MO Stan was an incredible humanitarian. It would be a wonderful demonstration of everyone coming together to honor someone who has touched so many and a lasting memorial to a true hero of our time. There has to be heroes for younger generations to look up to and emulate. Mr. Musial represents what clean living, rules and respect, along with hard work were all about. He represents true sportsmanship. He was a true classic and will never be forgotten.
Kathy Manchester MO Stan is the epidemy of a great human being. Stan is both Baseball and Life’s Greatest Knight. Stan “The Man” Musial is the most appropriate to be modeled and remembered in our Metro Area.
Sister Christian St. Louis MO Stan Musial lived many examples of unity in his life as well as during his baseball career. Naming the bridge after Stan would solidify his example and character for many generations to come.
carol shrewsbury MO Absolutely! A wonderful way to pay tribute to a good, honest and talented man.
Steve Wentzville MO Great Ambassodor for our city!
David Fairview Heights IL
Lois Edmond OK Stan Musial was a man and ballplayer of integrity, non-prejudice, and high standards. He was a wonderful role model for young people in the St. Louis area. I enjoyed watching him play with the Cardinals when I lived in St. Louis.
Andrea Highland IL Stan Musial represents what all athletes should strive to be – honorable, humble, genuine. Stan is the symbol of integrity and what is missing with the sports personalities in today’s day and age. We should all be proud to have had him represent the city and the St. Louis Cardinals. Naming this bridge after him will allow the younger generations to continue to ask who he was and what he did and allow us to continue to honor him as we tell the stories about what a wonderful man he was.
Michael St. Louis MO
Lisa St. Louis MO
Karen Brentwood MO I had the honor of meeting Mr. Musial, he was such a great man, signed photo’s until everyone had gotten one, with a smile and kind words for all. He loved St. Louis! He should have this honor.
ledonna St.Louis MO
Lori St. Louis MO Stan is the person who fits for both states (I live in Missouri now but am from Illinois). Cardinal fans are on both sides of the river. He is also the most deserving because of the type of person he was.
David St. Louis MO AS WWE SUPERSTAR “THE MIZ” SAYS< ” REALLY/REALLY/REALLY, ‘ I’M THE MIZ AND I’,M ALLSOME!'” STAN THE MAN IS,WAS AND ALWAYS BE “THE MAN” AND WILL BE ALSO “REAL”!!!! BOTH MO. AND ILL. SHOULD HONOR HIM FOREVER BY NAMING THE BRIDGE AFTER HIM FOR ALL TO SEE AND REMEMBER FOR ALL TIME. DAVID BLANKENSHIP – SOUTH COUNTY- ST. LOUIS
Nancy Saint Louis MO Stan Musial remains a bridge to a sadly forgotten past, a time of professional athletes whose hallmarks were humility, love of the game, sportsmanship, and dedication to family and community. He was also “The Man” in the Cardinals’ club house, setting the tone during the integration of baseball, a bridge between black and white. Can he now not serve as a bridge in the fractious relationship between our two states, with his name an ever present and subtle reminder that we on both sides of the river are truly joined as one metropolitan community? The answer, of course, is “Yes.”
Robert Des Peres MO There have not been many who led by example, while being as humble a man as Stan Musial.
Sherry Maryville IL Stan Musial is one of the greatest of all times! And to have him remain in St. Louis all these years was awsome. He was a Midwestern and people of both states, regardless of which team they support, should recognize what an honor it is for baseball to have the bridge named after Stan.
Susan Barnhart MO Because St. Louis is a city all about baseball and what greater name for the bridge could there be? I think for our baseball town, his is a better name for the bridge than some politician.
Mary Florissant MO Stan Musial loved St. Louis and we loved him. What a great, long-lasting tribute to a wonderful man.
Mark Collinsville IL No one has given more in being an ambassador to this region than Stan Musial. On the baseball field he exhibited excellence. In the arena of being a good neighbor, Stan and his family were always supportive. What a good feeling for those travelling through this part of the country to be reminded for many years to come, this was and continues to be Stan ‘the Man’ Musial’s town.
Joseph Ballwin MO His legacy of the St. Louis Metro area serves all, a man respected by his professional piers and fans alike. he was recognized by many of our President for serve to our country and his local community during his life.
Kelsey Shea Wildwood MO Stan was not only one of the greatest players of all time, he was one of the greatest humans. He was an ambassador for baseball and taught us all about the content of our character. If you want to know more about what I think of him, I wrote down some of my thoughts recently in a blog post: http://kelseyshea11.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/my-dinner-for-stan/. Stan deserves to be immortalized and yes, he has a statue. But his reach was farther than baseball and should be farther than Busch Stadium. All of the St. Louis area leaned on him as the face of the town…and now they should lean on the structure that will outlive him.
Christian St. Louis MO
Suzanne Saint Louis MO Best Cardinal EVER! What a way to memorialize a hometown hero.
jordyn st louis MO it just fits
Dennie Radford VA My mother was born in Belleville, Illinois and we lived as a family in St Louis for a number of years. I am 64 now and with my wife in Radford , Virginia.When we return to St Louis and attend Cardinals games I always remember the thrill it was to cross the river from Belleville to see the Cardinals and to see Stan Musial. It only seems appropiate that the new bridge be dedicated in his memory to reflect what he meant to millions of people. Dr. Dennie Templeton Radford, VA
Carol Manchester MO Stan Musial was an excellent role model and representative of what’s great in America—what better way to “bridge” two states than by naming this structure after him!
Jim St. Louis MO
Sean St Louis MO Because what brings the two states together more than Cardinsl baseball and who is the finest player and gentleman to ever represent the Cardinals….Stan the Man
Mark Saint Charles MO
David Washington MO He was a great St Louisan, a great ball player and a good man to all.
Mark St Louis north county MO I went to work last Sunday and was talking to some co-workers about this incredible loss when one of the younger kids asked “Who’s that?” ……I was floored. If naming this bridge for Stan Musial does nothing else but cause young people to ask that question, and we take the time to answer, that is the best reason. We loose a lot if we are allowed to forget this outstanding ball player, outstanding citizen, and outstanding gentleman.
Michelle St. Louis MO The bridge being named after Stan would be the greatest way to show respect for a man who did nothing but good for the city he played for, lived in, and loved.
John St. Louis MO The perfect hero, with his athletic achievements and the way he lived his life. Stan was the example we should all attempt to follow.
Marilyn st Louis MO Because he was “The Man” not only for the St Louis Cardinals, but also for all of his fans.
Damarcus St. Louis MO He’s a Sports Legend in St. Louis and he was a honest man who play the game the right way. He did not take drugs, he talk to reporters and sign autographs for fans. He remained loyal to the City of St. Louis and the Cardinals Organizaton.
Coleen Crestwood MO
Carolyn St Louis MO He believed in all people.
C. Robert Glen Carbon IL Stan Musial is, arguably, one of the top 10 players to have ever played the game of Baseball, yet he never received the national fanfare and notoriety that Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Willie Mays and other players in larger markets on that list have received. During his 22 years with the Cardinals, “The Man” embodied everything a Sports Icon and Human Being should be. With his passing, he is the most obvious and deserving choice to name this span after, with all the fanfare fitting of our greatest Cardinal Player. I cannot think of any professional athlete that brought so much joy and history to the people on either side of this nameless span being constructed. So Long live, The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge, “The Stan Span”, and let it be a symbol for all legendary players that sought family, community and legacy above treasure. The truth is, if the politicians name it something else I’m still calling it “The Stan Span”, how about you?
Brady Albert Lea MN As a former St. Louis resident, it was obvious that Mr. Musial was a true ambassador for not only St. Louis, but all of baseball. He represented himself, St. Louis, and baseball as a true gentleman.
Steven Grafton IL
Tom Affton MO As a child, and a knot-hole participant, Stan Musial was always my idol. Being from an area which was near Sportsman Park I faselt as though We owned HIm. At the games that I was able to attend , I often met people from Illinois and it surprised Me that they claimed Stan Musial as their hero also. It took a while, but I finally learned I had to share Stan with many others and that has remained the same about him because He was always someone Everyone could be proud of.
Dustin Kempner TX He was a great American with great spirits and helped oh so many children in life and there needs.
Bill Ofallon IL Whenever you hear the name Stan Musial a smile comes to your face. You think of honor, integrity, excellence, humility and kindness. Hearing the name of the bridge would help us to think of him reguarly and hopefully inspire us to be more like him. So, while he certainly deserves the honor, I think we would actually be doing it for ourselves.
Kathleen Ballwin MO He was an outstanding person and celebrity that did so much for our community. He is a hero and we need to honor true heroes.
Joel Glen Carbon IL
Barbara Belleville IL Because he deserves the recognition more than a politician.
kathy godfrey IL .
Suzanne St. Louis MO
Jan Marion IL Stan Musial was the greatest Cardinal player ever! We all know his consistent batting and hitting averages will stand the test of time. But even more importantly, his reputation stands untarnished in an age of bad behavior and drug abuse on the part of many sports figures. Not only did he love the game, he respected it. He was a humble athlete on the field and gentleman for his entire life. I am proud to say the he was also Polish. Sto lat! We will miss him.
Brook Eureka MO I have the St. Louis Cardinals in my blood – my grandfather was Ken Boyer – and I know how much it means to be a Cardinals fan in this city. Stan represented all that was – and should be – Cardinals baseball. We have the best fans in baseball, and it would be fitting to have a bridge that represented and honored the best man in St. Louis Cardinals’ history. Stan was simply the best – naming a bridge after him is the least that we could do to respect and remember his legacy.
Angel Martinsburg WV
David Waterloo IL Why not!
Heather Frisco TX When you think of St. Louis you think of the Cardinals and when you think of the Cardinals you think of Stan Musial so naming the bridge in Musial’s honor seems the most fitting.
Claudia St. Louis MO Because of his life-long commitment to our cities – of bringing us together!
Kathy Arnold MO
Scott Alton IL No explanation needed.
Mike Hecker IL Stan is Saint Louis Cardinal Nation which is a very important niche of this region
Barbara Ballwin MO Great human being.
Will Alton IL gen·tle·man noun, often attributive \ˈjen-təl-mən, ˈje-nəl-, in rapid speech also ˈjen-tə-mən, ˈje-nə-\ Definition of GENTLEMAN 1a : a man of noble or gentle birth b : a man belonging to the landed gentry c (1) : a man who combines gentle birth or rank with chivalrous qualities (2) : a man whose conduct conforms to a high standard of propriety or correct behavior d (1) : a man of independent means who does not engage in any occupation or profession for gain (2) : a man who does not engage in a menial occupation or in manual labor for gain 2: valet —often used in the phrase gentleman’s gentleman 3: a man of any social class or condition —often used in a courteous reference <show this gentleman to a seat> or usually in the plural in address <ladies and gentlemen> 4: Stan Musial <as in “The new bridge in St. Louis should be named after a fine gentleman like Stan Musial.”
Kathleen St. Louis MO Because there are just as many Cardinals and Stan Musial fans on the East side of the river as there are in Missouri.
Greg Kirkwood MO Stan was first and foremost an honorable man and just happened to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. It seems fitting to honor this wonderful man who united us all as Americans by placing his name on such a beautiful bridge linking Missouri and Illinois for all time.
Michael Martinsburg WV
William Fenton MO
Malinda Lee’s Summit MO Stan Musial deserves to be honored and remembered by his fans from both Missouri and Illinois.
Tony St. Louis MO Ninety-two years with never a hint of scandal! Today sports figures can’t go ninety-two minutes without a scandal.
Richard St. Louis MO
Gloria Eureka MO
Danny Eureka MO There is no greater ambassador for this region, no greater icon for this region than Stan Musial. He is synonomous with St. Louis/this region as much as the Arch and Anheuser-Busch. What a wonderful way to honor his legacy.
Sam Eureka MO
Zachary Canonsburg PA I’m originally from St. Louis and believe Missourinand Illinois should come together to name the new Mississippi Bridge after Stan Musial because he was an icon for everyone in that area. On and off the field, he was a legend that should be immortalized for generations to come. He wasn’t just an amazing person, but he was also a role model for all walks of life.
Bill Saint Louis MO Name another ball player who has been so loved by so many for such a great number of years . Only fitting to name a bridge for him.
Kaitlin St. Louis MO
Nancy St. Louis MO Just like baseball it brings fans together so does the bridge. And name it after the after the nicest baseball payer ever. Stan Musial.
Pam St. Charles MO Stan Musial was a hero to many. I grew up listening to my father talking about “Stan the Man”. He was a great baseball player and a great man outside of baseball. He deserves to be honored
Emily Bloomington IL Since Stan Musial just passed this would be a great to memorialize him. He was a great man and deserves to be remembered. Not just for what he did on the field, but what he did for our community, Cardinal Nation, and baseball itself.
Bob St. Charles MO Because he deserves it more that anyone in our area.
Marion St. Charles MO I am asking for consideration of naming the new bridge after St. Cardinal great, Stan Musial. Often landmarks are named in haste. This is not this case. Stan gave his life to his baseball team, community, city and the bi-state area. He lived a faith filled generous life. When doubts in public and athletic figures are escalated, how wonderful to have a true model to commenmorate. He is someone we should all hope to imitate. No mistakes will be made with this decision. Instead a bridge named for a great baseball and community leader will inspire generations to come.
Joseph St. Louis MO because of the impact he had on St. Louis and Cardinal Nation. and because he was the greatest Cardinal player ever. and he was a great person
Karen Florissant MO Stan is an untarnished hero. He served his country, community, family and baseball with integrity. He embraced life and people without seeking the limelight or being polarizing. He is a breed of man that rarely exists any more.
Joe Belleville IL Stan Musial was even better man than he was a baseball player and was/is a St. Louis institution. He reprensents everything that pro athletes today should aspire to be. Naming the new bridge after him is a very fitting tribute.
Pamela St Louis, north county MO Because he was & always will be the best & truest sports hero, my hero, someone you could look up to and strive to emulate. Because of everything he stood for & everything he did as our ambassador of baseball around the world. Because of everything he’s ever done for this community. Because he always strove to do the right thing. Because he was & is the best of the best as a human being, a baseball player and I never heard anyone say a bad word about him. I ask you who better to name it after than one of the very best people the human race has ever produced, and we as the Cardinal nation got to watch him play! We & this area was & will always be blessed for having known our “Stan the Man” Musial!
Karen Manchester MO Stan Musial is a role model for everyone – always worked hard, always a team player, loved his family and gave back to the community. Always humble and never expected anything in return except an opportunity to keep working hard. Let us all aspire to those goals. That is a hero. He was not just about his stats. He was about being a better person – the rest will follow.
Mary Town& Country MO Naming the bridge in Stan Musial’s honor is a tribute to his character, the civic contributions and outstanding baseball career he shared with the community — to be remembered now and future generations.
JESSE FLORISSANT MO BECAUSE HE IS ONE OF A KIND REPRESENTING THE GOOD SIDE OF HUMANITY
Paige Belleville IL
Marilyn Florissant MO He was a truly gentle man who treated every one he met with respect. His baseball career was untarnished. He truly was “Baseball’s perfect warrior….Baseball’s perfect knight.”
Craig Saint Louis MO Because it’s the right thing to do. I don’t think we could describe Mr. Musial’s actions in his everyday life any better than those words.
Melanie O’Fallon IL He was a man with such good values along with living them out. Unfortunately, this is a rare quality among people today. His example will be something to be watched and learned from! He will be missed.
Craig Mascoutah IL I believe that any man who receives an honor such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom should also be enshrined in a way such as having a bridge names after him. Also, if Missouri could name a stretch of I-70 after Mark McGwire (who has nowhere near the character of Stan Musial), then Stan Musial deserves a bridge.
Michael J. Ferguson MO Stan was the sports hero who never let us down. There will never be any regret over naming the new bridge for Stan Musial. He was more than a gifted athlete. He was a man of character, generosity, faith and was the epitome of friendship. Stan was the founding cornerstone of Cardinal Nation.
Alex St. Louis MO Stan Musial was someone who, through his tremendous baseball skills and moreover, goodness as a person, brought people together all throughout his life. A love for Stan has brought generations of St. Louisans together, but his impact goes far beyond just St. Louis. I love hearing about the stories of how he reached out to African American players at the All Star Game, and in general, to make them feel welcome at a time when it was unpopular to do so. I believe that a bridge, which brings people together, is an excellent metaphor for Stan the Man’s life, and a fitting way to honor a great man who helped bring people together.
Dan Belleville IL You would be hard pressed to find someone else who deserves this honor as much as Stan.
TERESA ARNOLD MO In this day of celebrity mania with a celebrity good one day and bad the next, it is not hard to say we need the bridge named after Stan Musial, a man of honor ALL of his life.
Jerry Desloge MO Why Not ?
Stephen OFallon MO Because it is Stan the Man
Shara Smithton IL Fitting tribute to a true gentleman that gave us so much, both on and off the field.
Sandy Fults IL Stan is a representative of the MidWest. He was a hero to our parents as well to our generation. He’s one home grown true hero, thank you Stan the Man.
James Florissant MO Great guy, and It is a no cost way to honor him.
Pat St. Charles MO
Scott Benton IL Here is a St.Louis legend a great man on and off the field for generations known throughout the world I think if a place like Pittsburgh can honor Roberto Clemente a man of similarity by naming a bridge after him then why can’t St. Louis do it
Angela Trenton IL
Lauren Belleville IL It would just be the perfect name for a man who was loved and admired on both sides of the river.
Matthew Teutopolis IL When a person hears the name of Stan Musial, St. Louis immediately comes to mind. Why NOT name the bridge in his honor?
Debra Carlyle IL Stan Musial was a great guy and a wonderful role model for our athletes. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor. St. Louis was important to Stan and Stan was important to all St. Louis Cardinal fans. This would be a fabulous tribute to a great man.
James Palmyra IL I was born in St. Louis and grew up collecting and trading baseball cards. The one card that every kid wanted was Stan the Mans. He was our hero then and now!x
Bernadine High Ridge MO Stan Musial personifies the qualities that endure:excelling at the gifts God gave him in all areas of his life. He is a regional hero to Illinois and Missouri. He brought people together and made us smile,and applaud. Peace be with you Mr. Musial.
Randall Wildwood MO Mr. Musial was good for both sides of the river and was a true gentleman. I’m not a baseball fan, but in reading the news over the years, I’ve never heard anything bad about Mr. Musial. He’s always been an excellent representative of St. Louis.
Harold Springfield IL It is a name that should be remembered for a long long time and a perfect tribute to the man who so well represented St. Louis his whole major league career on and off the baseball field.
Rachael O’Fallon MO Stan was an honorable man that deserves to have the bridge named after him as many people respect him dearly not only in the St. Louis area but also anywhere in the baseball nation.
Dennis New Melle MO Because he was and will allways be a St. Louis Cardinal !!! StanThe Man #6
Rita St. Louis MO This bridge is another gateway to the West! Stan honored and respected all people. It would be an honor to have Stan remembered in this way. He is a role model for so many and carried the values so needed in society today.
Diane pevely MO Because he gave so much to both communities he deserves to be remembered in a big way .
Thomas Medora IL I think that bridges and roads should never be names after politicians, ever! I think naming it after Stan is an excellent idea. This is a regional bridge, (not IL or MO). Just as the Cardinals are a regional team. GREAT IDEA ! ! ! !
Dave O’Fallon MO He’s the greatest St Louis Cardinals ever.
Kathy Belleville IL What a great man – Stan was. I have many memories of him as I attended opening day at Busch Stadium. It definately has my vote – STAN THE MAN!!!
Herb Paris IL He was a great ballplayer and a great man. No reason not to do it. It’s a name and legend that will stand the test of time.
PEGGY ARNOLD MO “STAN THE MAN” BEST REPRESENTS ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HONORABLE. WHAT BETTER WAY THAN TO HONOR HIM, BY CONNECTING THESE TWO STATES WITH THAT GREAT NAME, STAN MUSIAL. HE HAS PLEASED SO MANY FANS, MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS BOTH, FOR SO MANY YEARS. I CAN’T THINK OF ANOTHER NAME SO RESPECTED BY ALL, IN THE CARDINAL NATION. THERE IS NO OTHER NAME TO BESTOW ON THIS NEW BRIDGE THAN, STAN “THE MAN” MUSCIAL.
jeremy piasa IL
Gaby Maryland Heights MO This perfect Warrior and Baseball great unites MO & IL when it comes to baseball, by putting his name on the Bridge, it’ll unite MO & IL in stone.
Ann O’Fallon MO Because Sten is “The Man.”
David Crestwood MO
Tim Ballwin MO Stan was what all athletes should be. Greatful to be playing a kids game.
Mary Carol St. Louis MO To honor a great man who exemplified qualities and values that are so needed in our society today ~ integrity, respect for all people, love of life, faith, honesty, giving of self, etc. He was a great role model for the youth of our day, whether athlete or not.
Tyler St. Louis MO If there is a single person in this world we should look up to, it is Stan. A bridge connects people. Stan connected all people, black and white, in a time where that was completely abnormal. A bridge to honor him would be a way for all to remember his contributions to unifying and connecting people.
Timothy Roanoke VA
Ron Augusta GA Awesome idea! As a former resident of Jefferson City, Missouri and still an avid Cardinals fan, Stan Musial’s name should have been affixed to a street, highway, or bridge long before the downtown stretch of I-70 was named Mark McGwire Highway. One thing is certain, there will be no political embarassment of renaming it once it’s named Stan Musial Bridge.
Judy Saint Louis MO Because St. Louis/ Greater St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois were fortunate enough to have this part of our Country associated with not just a Hall of Fame Baseball Great, but with a Hall of Fame citizen like Stan Musial.
Thomas St. Louis MO Stan Musial was the most respected public figure in our St. Louis metropolitan area. He embodied everything that is good about an unassuming, modest, and genuinely friendly person. These virtues went way beyond his Hall of Fame Baseball career. When I met him once, Stan was very kind and polite to sign my program. I will always cherish his memory. I strongly feel that naming the new Mississippi River bridge in honor of Stan Musial will be a lasting tribute to a great St. Louisan and a fine humanitarian. Please, please, please – get it done! Sincerely, Tom Bratkowski
Bus St. Louis MO The best baseball town with the best baseball player.
scott Lawrenceville IL becuase he was the man
Marian Waterloo IL There is no one on either side of the bridge who deserves this bridge to be named in their honor then Stanley Musial.
tom Tampa FL What a better representative of those two states could ever be found.
Adam High Ridge MO
Richard Clayton MO There could be no finer name attached to the bridge. A great ballplayer and a great man.
Brian Barnhart MO
James Chesterfield MO Illinois has a great tradition of baseball as does St. Louis. Of course, Stan was one of the greatest players of all time and fans from both sides of the river were able to enjoy watching his great feats. Both states should honor him so he will be remembered for all time.
Kory Sioux Falls SD
David Saint Louis MO
Doug Belleville IL The many years that Mr. Musial gave of himself through baseball, community service and just being “Stan the Man”, naming the new bridge after him is just a small token of appreciation that we can show to his family and close friends.
Suzie St. Louis MO The two states share not only their state lines but also their love of such a wonderful person as well as athlete.
Charity Maplewood MO
Glendon St. Charles MO I grew up listening to the Cardinals on radio with my Dad. A highlight was always when Stan Musial stepped up to the plate. Now, we all need to step up and do a good thing to honor such an outstanding person.
Brad okawville IL To honor a. National icon
Debra St.Louis MO Great ballplayer even better ambassador for the city of St. louis and Cardinal Nation.
Keith Marine IL He was the man
Bill Kirkwood MO Because he is what St. Louis represents.
Philip Florissant MO
Ben St Louis MO To honor the contributions Stan has made to the St Louis area.
Paula Lexington KY Stan was not only a baseball player, but a great citizen to St. Louis. He was a kind, generous Christian man who deserves to be remembered forever.
Don Saint Louis MO A fitting tribute to a baseball and St. Louis icon. Baeball’s perfect warrior (a player’s player)…. baseball’s perfect knight (a gentleman’s gentleman). The best ambasssador this city will ever have. Honor him in death as he honored us in life.
Sue St. Charles MO He was a great, but humble man who did wonderful things for baseball and St. Louis
David St. Louis MO YES – absolutely the best idea. He is a St. Louis “icon” and an upstanding man to memorialize.
Nicole Troy IL He was an ideal uniter! Who better to unite IL and MO?
howard clayton MO He was truly a special person.
Emmanuel Wichita KS To keep to our roots of loyalty, as Stan was loyal to everyone in the St. Louis Metro area. He has done so much for our city over the years, and so much for every kid that loved the game. I don’t think Stan the Man knew how to frown, and his smile was contagious. He proudly served our country in the Navy, and risked his life to do so. So I guess a better question would be why we shouldn’t… “Stan The Man Bridge, the bridge to Baseball Heaven.”
Bill Crestwood MO He was not only the greatest Cardinal, but also the greatest ball player ever. His records will stand the test of time.
Mary Belleville IL Because there are Cardinal fans on both sides of the river and everyone loves and admires the All American Stan Musial!
Kathy Carol Stream IL Other than re-naming Busch Stadium, this would be the best way to honor the memory of a great man.
Joe Union MO Stan Musial is one of the few athletes in history that DESERVES to be honored like this. So just make it happen
Kristin Columbia IL
Alan Wildwood MO The new ‘area’ bridge should have an area hero and Stan Musial is that hero.
Rosemary Wright City MO Too often sports figures and other celebrities let public recognition expand their egos to the point of making poor choices. Stan Musial remained the “common man” and used his celebrity for the good of all common men, always making the right choice. Naming the bridge after him would be a just legacy.
Amanda Maplewood MO
Tom Overland MO He was “Stan The Man” a ROLE MODEL on and off the feld for both the young and old.
Bill Wood River IL When following generations come along in this St. Louis region, or anywhere else in America for that matter, and the young ones are riding in the family car with their parents across the Mississippi River over the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge,” I hope these children will ask, “Daddy, who is Stan Musial?” –– The Dad can then have the great opportunity to share with the children that Stan Musial was a great man; one known, loved, and well-respected by everyone throughout this entire nation, but especially throughout this entire St. Louis region. –– He can then add that first and foremost, Mr. Musial was one known by everyone everywhere to be of excellent character and of the highest integrity all of his 92 years of life. –– The Dad can add that Stan Musial was a great man who spent his entire career being a part of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball community as a player par excellence, and one who lived out his years as a genuine St. Louis Cardinal. –– He can then add that throughout Stan Musial’s life, he strove to help young people everywhere to become better citizens of their own community. –– And the Dad can then add that WE (the people of Missouri and Illinois) thought so much of Stan Musial, WE named that new bridge after this great man. [We NEED to share the name of “STAN MUSIAL” for time to come by naming our new bridge after him. Mr. Musial gave of himself to everyone all of his 92 years. We, in these two connecting states, can surely give his great name to this new bridge.
Amy Maplewood MO
Nicholas Granite City IL Stan has did more for this area over the years then any of the local politicans
Jolene Springfield IL Stan Musial was the ultimate Cardinals player. He was the best ambassador for Cardinals nation, and is loved by Cardinals fans everywhere. The bridge would be a fitting tribute for such a wonderful man.
Daniel Wentzville MO Stan Musial is as much of an icon that represents our region as does the Arch or Anheuser-Busch. He represents honesty, integrity and sportsmanship to name a few of his fine qualities.
Shanus St. Louis MO Stan Musial was one of the greatest baseball players. It seems like everyone knows who he is, even outside Cardinals Nation. I never got to watch him play but I have only heard wonderful things about him. He is going to be greatly missed.
Charlene Louisville KY What a great, fitting tribute to Stan! The ultimate ball player and the ultimate gentleman. I’m glad I got to see him play.
Pat rick Escondido CA I grew up in St. Louis cheering and admiring Stan Musial, It is important that we recognize outstanding men and women for future generations. Our country needs to celebrate wholesome ,talented Americans and Stan was the best.
Thomas Saint Charles MO Stan Musial represents all that is good about St. Louis. He was an outstanding ambassador for the city.
ELAINE SHREWSBURY MO STAN WAS A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS!!!!
Carrie St. Louis MO
Russell Wright City MO Greatest man that St. Louis ever produced…
Janine De Soto MO What better person than Stan, he would be so humbled. He will always be a HERO & ICON to and in St Louis, lifetime Cardinal, what a role model..There are literally thousands of reasons to name it in his honor.
Kathleen Lincoln NE It only makes sense he was “an icon untarnished, a beloved pillar of the community, a gentleman you’d want your kids to emulate” as stated by President Obama. Whether you were a kid in Missouri or across the river in Illinois you grew up with Stan as a player and a humanitarian. A guy who would pull out the harmonica and make every kid want to go out and get one and learn to play “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”.
davie st.louis MO IT IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO FOR A WONDERFUL MAN.
Frank St. Peters MO Stan represented both states as attested by those who came from both sides of the river to see him. I see the river not as a boundary, but as a bond of two states into one large fan base. Since Stan served in the Navy for 15 months in 1945 & ’46, I would love to see “Veterans” added to Stan’s name – not just as an honor for Stan who served, but for all who served.
Matt Jefferson City MO Stan was not only the greatest St. Louis Cardinals but he was one of the greatest Americans to ever live.
Jamie St. Louis MO It should be named after THE MAN because he represents all that is good in STL what an honorable man!!
Carol St. Louis MO I have seen Stan Musial in Sportsman Park many years ago. A wonderful human being and a great baseball player. God Bless his family!
charles Sidney IL Stan the Man’s Span
Jeffrey Saint Charles MO Stan was not only the greatest Cardinal(a ton of Cardinal fans in South Central Illinois), but more important, a great citizen and ambassador for the entire St. Louis Metro area, including the Metro East.
Luke Webster Groves MO Because Stan is the Man!
Mark Chatham, IL IL Why shouldn’t they is a better question.
kevin marion IL Because Stan Musial is the Greatest Cardinal of All-Time and a man of utmost character. His sense of devotion to the Cardinals and Cardinal Nation and the city of St.Louis was always unwavering. The loss of Stan Musial is like St.louis losing apart of it’s identity. One would have to question, will there ever be another man to impact a city like St.louis and the Cardinals ever again? I live in So. Illinois and some people think becauase I live in Illinois I should be a Chicago sports fan, but when you have a team like the Cardinals with it’s winning tradition and people like Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, and Red Schoendienst, how could you not love the Cardinals. If it was up to me I would rename Busch Stadium to Musial Park! That’s how much I think of Stan Musial.
scott St. Louis MO
Kent Marion IL He is my childhood hero, he was the ultimate gentleman of the game. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times in my 62 years and was The best ambassador for the City of St. Louis has ever seen.
David Ballwin MO
Carol Godfrey IL
Charles St Louis MO He was a wonderful example of the people and values of our region. He united the East Side and West of the river, a great bridge himself.
Don Fenton MO If there was ever a icon that represented a city or a sport it was truely Stan Musial. ther is no better way to honor a legend
Niki Fenton MO
Rebecca St Ann MO He was a wonerful ambassador for the sport of baseball and a great human being!!!
Judy Rock Island IL Stan brought people together, both in his career and in his life. The river below the bridge flows on, just as Stan’s memory does.
Karl Kirkwood MO
TERI ARNOLD MO STAN BROUGHT JOY TO THE WHOLE NATION WITH HIS ATHLETICISM AND HIS VALUES. THIS BRIDGE UNITES THE NATION – THE EASTERN AND THE WESTERN HALVES. IT WOULD BE A FITTING HONOR TO HIM. THANK YOU STAN!
Harriet Escondido CA
Tom Milwaukee WI Because he is a major part of the fabric of St. Louis and Missouri as a whole.
Dennis Sevierville TN Stan Musial IS St.Louis
robert dardenne prairie MO HE WAS A CREDIT TO BASEBALL, ST. LOIIS, THE STATE AND THE NATION.
Justin Lawrenceville IL
Jack Belleville IL Not only is “Stan The Man” Musial an ALL TIME–ALL STAR Baseball player—–He always had that Humble Character that showed true caring for others. Stan spent his entire career in St Louis, with the Cardinals and still served his country in military service in World War II. Stan will live on in the same humility he always showed, and naming this mighty span across the Mississippi River is the right thing to do. JS
Joe Simsbury CT I grew up in St. Louis and was fortunate enough to see Stan at the end of his career as a player. He has always represented class and integrity which are traits sorely lacking today. He has always brought people together and naming the bridge for him would be a way he could continue to do just that.
Libby Saint Louis MO
Gerald Wentzville MO
Donald Gatlinburg TN Stan Musial was a awesome Hall of Famer on and off the field
Julie St. Louis MO
Barbara Chesterfield MO To honor a great St. Louis sports hero we are proud to have and to honor all he has done to give St. Louis a good name over the years.
CHRISTOPHER KANSAS CITY MO STAN ‘THE MAN’ REPRESENTS EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD & SACRED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD OF BASEBALL & IN ST. LOUIS. PERHAPS A ‘WELCOME TO CARDINAL NATION’ SIGN SHOULD BE PLACED OVER THE WESTBOUND LANES OF TRAFFIC…ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER.
Bob St Louis MO
DONNA BARNHART MO HE IS A GREAT, KIND AND HONEST HERO FROM THE ST LOUIS AREA AND SHOULD BE HONORED!!!!!!!!!!!
Cindy Manchester MO I truly believe he is an athlete who represents integrity, talent and kindness. What better attributes for us as citizens to aspire to? As we cross the bridge we can be reminded of them and maybe be a better person in our own lives.
karen Dittmer MO
Maria St. Louis MO He’s a Cardinal legend in Cardinal Nation and a stand up citizen of the bi-state area.
scott st. charles MO He’s THE MAN and it’s a safe choice. His name won’t get tarnished down the road a-la Mark McGuire…
Amy Belleville IL Stan Musial was not only a baseball legend, but he was also a great person who loved his fans and the St. Louis area. Such an honor has been a long time coming, and I find it sad that it took his passing to bring an idea like this forward.
RANDY BARNHART MO A CITY NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE A PERSON THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THE COMMUNITY. NAMING A BRIDGE AFTER THE MAN …WHAT A SMALL WAY TO SAY “THANKS”
Matt Ballwin MO It’s simple. He’s one of the greatest citizens in the city’s history. By naming the bridge after Stan, it keeps his name part of the daily life of many residents of TV region.
Deborah Fenton MO St. Louis is the Gateway to the West. Naming this bridge after Stan Musial will ensure that people know Stan’s memory lives to welcome people to our City and State. Thank you!
Curt Tempe AZ Stan Musial was one of the few baseball heroes I looked up to when I was growing up in Iowa and followed the St. Louis Cardinals. “Stan the Man” was a class act who did what was expected of him. He did not showboat, denigrate others, and respected management, his teammates and the fans.
Carol St Louis MO Stan Musial exemplified honor and intregrity. The bridge would be a constant reminder to us that we should live our lives based on his principles of excellence, kindness and humility.
Angie Frisco TX Because Stan Musial is Cardinal Nation. I may live in Texas now but I grew up in Belleville, IL listening and going to Cardinal games and seeing Stan Musial at all the major days at old and new Busch Stadium. This would be a lasting honor to honor the most humble and most honorable Cardinal of all. Please name the new Mississippi Bridge after Stan, The Man, Musial. Thank you
Angela Chicago IL There is no better personification sport nor the city I love more so than Stan Musial. Great lives should be remembered.
Joan Pacific MO Stan Musial was a great American, humble and an asset to our community and the whole country. He was a role model and should be honored. He will be remembered always.
Brenda Swansea IL
Sherri Villa Ridge MO Stan ‘The Man’ Musial was a remarkable man, athlete, role model. He is part of St Louis history and should be honored forever.
Rosemary St. Louis MO Stan Musial has always been the example of respect and honor for all generations. To name this new bridge in his honor would be appropriate. Each of us would be reminded to live his example.
Mike Dardenne Prairie MO Hes The Man
Janet Saint Louis MO What better way to honor a true statesman?
GEORGE GIRARD IL STAN MUSIAL HAS BEEN MY HERO FOR OVER 50 YEARS. HE IS “MR. CARDINAL”. I CAN NOT THINK OF ANY OTHER PERSON THAT DESERVES IT MORE. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO HONOR A TRUE HERO TO SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE ST. LOUIS/MO./IL. AREA, BUT ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY.
Kathrine Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was a great man who represented the Saint Louis area, on both sides of the river, very well.
Andrew Brentwood MO Because of who he is and what he stood for. He was and is a true humanitarian. He was a humanitarian before a sports hero. The kind of person you want to be and want your kids to be like.
Jess St Louis MO The fans of the Baseball Cardinals know no state boundries, and as the Cardinals neither do the fans of “Stan the Man”. His contribution to baseball from the Major League level all the way down to Youth Baseball has decades of influence. His name, record and friendly next door neighbor persona crosses generations. Naming the new bridge after Stan the Man Musial seems fitting.
Debbie Sparta IL Because he IS the Man and everyone coming in and going out of St. Louis will remember always; and those that don’t know him will learn!
Judith Arnold MO Mr. Musial was a true role model for youth and adults. I only met him one time a few years ago at a charity golf tournament for what is now Des Peres Hospital. What a gentleman! Unfortunately I was not a baseball follower when he was playing so I can only go by what I’ve read and heard about him and that one moment of meeting and shaking his hand. I can’t believe Illinois, especially downstate Illinois would object to a memorial bridge in his name.
Roger Chesterfield MO I think Stan’s acheivements on the baseball diamond would be enough to warrant naming a bridge after him, but his life off the field seals the deal.
Nancy saint charles MO
Debbie Sparta IL Because he IS the Man and everyone coming in and going out of St. Louis will remember always; and those that don’t know him will learn!
Nancy St. Ann MO
George St. Louis MO
Nancy Girard IL Stan was a great man, both on the field and off. I can’t think of anyone more derserving.
Jim O’Fallon MO Stan was a great ballplayer, an even better person. That’s why he is and always will be “The Man.”
Ron St. Ann MO
George Girard IL Stan has been a national hero to me for over 50 years. No one deserves this honor more.
Rose Mary St. Louis MO Stan Musial was the most honorable of men both on and off the basebaall field. The bridge should certainly be named for him.
Jim Florissant MO He deserves it! A great man devoted to St. Louis. We should stay devoted to him!
Michael Saint Louis MO Its the right thing to do.
Gary Warrenton MO True heros that we can all look to are so rare these days hiis name cannot be allowed to fade into history.
Thomas East Alton IL
Marva East Alton IL
Aaron East Alton IL
niccole saint louis MO
Kathryn White Hall IL Stan Musial was the greatest cardinal ever. He was a great humanitarian.
Kim East Alton IL
Barb Johnston IA Stan Musial has given much pleasure and pride to Missourians and Illinoisans for many years. Naming the bridge that joins these 2 states after stan would be very fitting.
Nick Hazelwood MO
Leo St. Charles MO
Linda St. Charles MO
Scherill Effingham IL He has had a huge impact on baseball as well as St. Louis. Such a gentleman.
Bob Waco TX When I was a boy growing up St Louis was the closest major league tean to Texas and I could barely sometimes get KMOX and here Harry Carey broadcast the games. Musial was my hero and I picked a good one.
Heather Gillespie IL Because Stan Musial brought folks from both Missouri and Illinois together through his generosity. He was a true cardinal, and it there is one thing that folks from Illinois and Missouri can agree on, it’s that they love the Cardinals.
Ashley Arnold MO Honor the man who gave so much to St. Louis!
lou anne bethalto IL
Steve Hillsboro MO He is a true american baseball player. He would sign an autogragh anytime, anywhere. Unlike some of our baseball players today. He loved the game and I don’t think that there has ever been a bad word said about the man. A true St. Louis gentleman. He deserves it. He brought St. Louis and Illinois together for the love of the game.
robert Holliday MO With highways & Streets Named after Famous people, why not honor a man uf our own.
Anita Warrenton MO Stan Musial was a great, honorable man, more so than any politician. Mr Musial is an icon for St.Louis, someone who everyone looks up to and an inspiration for all children.
Ruth Dadeville MO
Chris Arnold MO
Michelle OFallon MO Duh Stan the man St. Louis cardinal favorite! Nuff said
Tom St. Louis MO
james maryland heights MO Stan was a real man who inspired all of cardinal nation. this area covered not only missouri and southern illinois but if we had a bridge to KY or Tenn or Ark it would also fitting!!
ROBERT MARISSA IL
john st.louis MO GOD Bless you Stan, may you rest in peace we have lost a truely great person in a very mixed up world
Phil Granite City IL “The Ma”n has done so much for the st.Louis are area so we need to “stand up for Stan” he and his family deserve this for all that they have done.
Charles St. Louis MO
Lisa Bloomington IL Because Stan was the bridge between good baseball and good people.
Donald Saint Louis MO Stan Musial stood out above all others as the type of person one admire
Phil Charlotte NC Becasue it is time to honor the great in sports rather than the ones who feel “entitled”. We may have lost the last great athlete/gentleman,
Angela Freeburg IL In life and in death, Stan Musial is responsible for bringing people from all walks of life together to reflect and remember everything good and positive……perhaps nudging us to give pause and challenge ourselves to be more like him when “we grow up”. The Stan Musial Bridge would serve as a constant reminder of how gracious and genuine he was and we should be. And if it causes us to smile from ear to ear and break into a chorus of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while making our passage East or West, then we will continue to be all the better because of Stan.
Donna Hermann MO Why shouldn’t they? That should be the question.
Jean Olney IL Stan Musial is a legend. His baseball career is unparalleled, and he was always loyal to the St. Louis Cardinals. He promoted St. Louis and the Cardinals. He was a gentleman, and a family man. He is a hero whose reputation is exemplary–one of those people that you are always proud to cheer for! Stan the Man!
Fred Shrewsbury MO Stan Musial represents all that is good and can be good about sports. He exemplified true sportsmanship, something we don’t always see in sports today.
Patricia Ballwin MO The new bridge should be named in Stan Musial’s honor because of the deeds he did on and off the playing field. The metro area has always been a great fan of Cardinal nation (as well as Cards-Cubs rivalry) and since this bridge connects this region together, I feel this is an appropriate name for the new bridge.
James Belleville IL Because of the all good that he represented not just in the city but where ever he went.
Joan Godfrey IL Stan was a true hero.
Bradley Springfield IL Like the bridge itself, Stan Musial did so much in bringing people together.
Donna St. Louis MO I don’t think words are necessary, he was the MAN and he deserves this for all he has done for us! At the very least!
mary Ofallon MO because Stan Musial was a true American hero
Cathy Crestwood MO An edifice is usually named after someone/something which had a major impact or influence. Stan Musial had a major influence on generations of people. Not just because of his incredible career as a Cardinal but because of his incredible life as a man. Unlike things that are named after politicians, war heroes or the like – this is one we will NOT have to take back & a person with whom no one could find fault.
leonard Ofallon MO
June Florissant MO He was a superb baseball player and a wonderful and caring human being. He remained in St. Louis after his career was over and did a lot for many charities and people. He certainly deserves this honor.
Christopher Maplewood MO Stan Musial exemplified class, courage, and dedication! Every so often and individual comes along and positively touches the lives of so many. Stan was that individual! His genuine caring was apparent in every interaction he had with his fans. For those who had the opportunity to meet Stan, we were blessed and honored to do so and will most assuredly cherish those precious moments we had with you! To name the Bridge after Stan you would be insuring that future generations will be reminded of an individual that exemplified class, courage, and dedication…not a bad message to send!
Melissa St. Louis MO It is a great way to honor him. McGuire has a highway, just saying.
Lucinda Worden IL Mr. Musial epitomized the traits that we midwesterners value most; hard work, kindness, genuineness, seeing value in everyone no matter their circumstances, and a joy of life. We have been blessed to have him in our midst. This would be a fitting way to honor his memory
Margie St. Louis MO He is a great part of our history and is so deserving of this. He was a great man.
Mary Ventura CA Stan the Man is a legend. No drama, nothing that needs to be defended or explained away. Just a talented, decent hero who deserves this honor. His name is synonymous with St. Louis.
Byan Centralia IL It’s just the right thing to do. Stan was so much more than a baseball player and he represented the area well. He also was a recipient of The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
John Norman OK Being born in Central Missouri and raised in the greater St. Louis area (Missouri & Illinois), Stan the Man is a legend, and his name should be honored as the name of the new bridge.
Dianne Weldon Spring MO
Sheryl Manchester MO He’s part of St. Louis history.
Marcia Ballwin MO Let’s honor a man of integrity, faith, loyalty as he should be honored. We have lost a treasure and what a fitting tribute!
Michael Manchester MO
Mark Ballwin MO To honor “The Man” who brought much honor to the city he adopted, loved and brought national and international attention to.
Dennis lIVINGSTON IL
Gwen Ballwin MO The bridge links east and west. Stan the Man was the fans player in the region not just the city of St Louis. A bridge has strength; Stan the Man had strength of character. His integrity, loyalty, and faith stand the test of time as does a bridge.
Ken Ballwin MO One of the true heros and role models to have passed our way. I cannot imagine any one being opposed to it.
Susan Houston TX Because they are both part of the Cardinal Nation and love Stan Musial!!
Diane Lebanon IL Because he’s the man!
Sara Manchester MO
Ron St Peters MO Stan helped bridge many gaps between many divides in every area of life. Seems natural that this bridge should carry his name.
Roger Fenton MO I can think of many reasons why the bridge should be named after Stan Musial, and not one single reason why it should not .
Ronald Hazelwood MO
Nora Springfield IL
Joe Jerseyville IL The St.Louis Cardinals aren’t just a Missouri team they’re an Illinois team as well. Fans from both sids of the river come to Busch Stadium to see the Cardinals play. Why not name the new Bridge connecting the two states after one of the all time greatest and nicest Cardinals player ever?
Mary Ballwin MO Because Stan Musial was a quality person with qualities to be copied by our citizens
Debbie Jacksonville IL
Patti Collinsville IL Most of us who live in Southern Illinois have always been Cardinal fans. Stan Musial is everyone’s hero. What a perfect tribute to “the Man” ! It should be a “no brainer” for our elected officials. It should be something both parties and states could agree on.
cole chesterfield MO he is a great man to fans from both states
Kelley St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a stable figure for St. Louis. Every opening day we could expect him to be all smiles as he rode around the field. He was kind to all he met, loved his family, and loved his city. Naming this stable structure would be a perfect way to say thanks for his commitment to our community.
karen granite city IL what else is there?
Barbara Mount Vernon IL This man brought people from both sides of the Mississippi together in their love of the sport and especially in their respect and admiration of this outstanding athlete and human being.
Terry St Charles MO He was an outstanding person for the metro area
patsy east peoria IL
Becky Swansea IL Why should we name this new bridge after Stan…….because “of the great guy he was!”
Marian Fenton MO Not only was Stan Musial the greatest Cardinal ever, but he was a role model that anyone, in any state, should be happy to honor.
carol innsbrook MO Because he richly deserves it in memoriam to his greatness in sports and as a man.
David Granite City IL
Michael Wildwood MO It’s the right thing to do for an ambassador of the BiState.
Jacqueline Saint Louis MO
Mary St. Louis MO His baseball record is not a drug enhanced record. It is a God enhanced record and a Catholic faith that was more impressive than his records His humbleness and dedication to his fans for three generations will out shine current players today. Rest in peace-Mr. Musial.
Colleen St. Louis MO Stan is a true hero! He epitomizes kindness, respect and goodness!
Gary Nashville IL He was my childhood idol and hero. It didn’t make any difference where you were from, if you ever saw him play or met him, you appreciated what ” The Man” did for everyone. May God Bless & I’m sure God has been blessed by having him there.
Keith Batchtown IL Because he was a great man.
Deidre Ballwin MO
Shayne Troy IL My Hero!!
Gary St. Charles MO No one else is deserving of this honor. Stan the Man was the greatest.
pam imperial MO because he was an amazing gentleman and role model not to mention a heck of a ballplayer!!
Brandon Troy IL Because Stan’s the Man
Nicholas St. Louis MO Because Stan Musial was a TRUE St Louis Legend and no modern athlete nor polititian even comes close to deserving this honor.
Andrew Grandview MO Stan united the metro during his life and should continue to after
Ann Collinsville IL
Patricia Collinsville IL
Gary St Louis MO I can’t think of a finer tribute to a finer gentleman.
Marcia Kirkwood MO
Erika Ofallon MO
Paul Webster Groves MO Stan Musial was not only a great baseball player, but a great human being. He was warm, kind, gracious, loved life, loved baseball, loved the Cardinals and fans and loved his St. Louis. What a great tribute it would be to name such a prominent entrance into our City after someone who loved St. Louis and its people so very much. In addition, there are many Cardinal fans from Illinois and locations further east who cross the mighty Mississsipi several times during those glorious days and nights when baseball rules in St. Louis. What a wonderful way to remember someone so very special.
Judy Chesterfield MO No one has ever had a negative opinion of him in life as well as in sports
Shannon Maryville IL Yes it should be name after a Great Legand and a Awesome person Stan Musial.
Jake St. Louis MO Stan Musial represents St. Louis. There are few heros who have come from this city, but Stan is most certainly one of them. He’s not some just local legend, he’s someone almost any traveler would recognize.
Pauline St. Louis MO He was a constant “bridge” of kindness.
David Springfield IL
Barbara Ballwin MO Stan Musiel is not only a star athlete and baseball player, he is a gentleman who is a roll model for young and old alike. He has done so much in the lime light an behind the scene for this city for decades. He has earned the honor without actively seeking it. He represents not only the Cardinals and St. Louis, but the family values of the Midwest. God bless him and his family.
Tim Valley Park MO Because he earned our respect through a lifetime of kindness.
Bradly Springfield MO
Stacie Springfield MO
John Saint Charles MO
Nick St. Louis MO Because Mr. Musial has been the bridge for the Cardinal fans on both sides of the river.
John Swansea IL It’s the proper thing to do and a no brainer. No one is more deserving.
Sarah St. Charles MO
john maryville IL He was the epitomy of class
Betsy Columbia IL
Laura Saint Louis MO A man who has single handedly inspired St. Louisans to the game of baseball, but also to the concept of unity. Everyone I question agrees that Stan ‘the man” Musial deserves the name of this bridge.
Dave Ballwin MO Stan Musial was someone who represented the whole binstate area and deserves to be homered in this way. He brought us all together just as the bridge will.
Margaret Webster Groves MO Because he was not only a wonderful ballplayer but a very good, decent man as well. He WAS St. Louis, and naming the bridge in his honor would be fitting in his memory. We will miss him.
Jared Saint Peters MO Stan is an all American icon not only for his career in baseball but for his many selfless acts to improve our community.
Tom St. Charles MO He’s the most loved man in the history of St. Louis and a truly great role model.
Andrea Wildwood MO
ALICE Ballwin MO Same reason as my husband stated.
nancy fairview heights IL stan musial was an ambassador for all people no matter who they were, or where they were from or whether they were into sports or not. a bridge is to be used by everyone to get everywhere. that’s what stan did, bridge people together.
WILLIAM ARNOLD MO HE WAS A GREAT MAN,PLAYER AND I AM SO PROUD TO HAVE LIVED IN THIS ERA
Andrew St. Louis MO St. Louis is a baseball town. Stan Musial is a baseball hero. It only makes sense to welcome people into St. Louis on the memory of one of the greatest who ever lived
Patricia St. Louis MO I think Missouri and Illinois should come together to name the new Mississippi River Bridge in Stan Musial’s honor, because he was a great baseball player for the Saint Louis Cardinals until he retired and was a Cardinals hall of famer. He was also a good role model and national hero to everyone in St. Louis and nationally He passed away this past weekend, so I think we should name a new bridge after him in his honor. I think he deserves it.
Ron Arnold MO
Bob St. Louis MO Its the right thing to do!
Robert Fenton MO One of my first jobs was a bus boy at Musial and Biggies Resturant. Every other Sunday after a Cardinals’ doubleheader, Stan would stop by the resturant for dinner and go over the books. Once in awhile I was fortunate to bring him coffee in the office. Stan was as nice to me and chatted even though I had the lowest job for the resturant. When I finally had to leave because academics and sports got too much in high school, Stan gave me encouragement and an autographed photo that I still cherish today. Stan was the best and will always be the best.
Justin Farmington MO I personally met Stan, and aside from him being a great baseball player and St. Louis icon, he was a great guy who I helped him and his wife at a party I was supervising years ago. At the end of the night he gave me half a dozen or so autographed baseballs to pass out to the staff. He was so kind, an inspiration even to a stranger. Stan deserves all of the recognition that he gets, and a bridge in his name is a suiting honor for more people to see for all who pass over this bridge.
Sean Eureka CA
Lloyd Waterloo il IL Best name for it
Jean St Louis MO Because Stan played and stayed in STL and was a wonderful rerpresentative for our city. He bridged generations and cultures and non sports fans and sports fans for over 70 years. Please honor his memory and his legacy with this honor!! “stan the man span” has a real ring to it!
Jordan Belleville IL Stan was an amazing athlete, but an even better American.
Alison Fenton MO
Allison St. Louis MO
Jason Cardwell MO He was an ambassador for the regional for many many years. It’s the right thing to do!
Beverly Ellis Grove IL Stan Musial was so loyal to the Cardinal Organization, St. Louis and surrounding areas I feel it is time for St. Louis to give back. Naming this bridge in his honor would be great since many people traveled to the St. Louis area to watch him play baseball.
Mary Ballwin MO
Amy Branson MO
Michelle St. Peters MO
Angie Little Rock AR I grew up in Belleville, IL and attended Cardinal games since 1957. He was so loved and talented and such a good role model. I would be very proud to cross a bridge from my birth place with Stan’s name on it. He loved his city and we all love him!
ROBERT ST LOUIS MO MO He was a great human being
Beth St Louis MO Stan Musial brought so much to the St Louis area for so many years. He has been THE icon for St Louis baseball and represented our city and the Cardinals worldwide. There will never be another Stan Musial. He was and will forever be “The Man”.
Sarah St. Louis MO It is an honor that would make a lot of people happy, plus the family is all for it. Our society should honor people because they are kind and make a difference.
Patti Manchester MO Stan was a man of great integrity whose name is synonymous with St. Louis. What better way to honor a great man and keep his memory alive.
Pat Winchester MO It’s the right thing to do!
Geoff Saint Charles MO Stan represents the best of what we can be as a people. Let’s keep that memory alive.
Linda Florissant MO Stan Musial was a great baseball player…a wonderful human being! Stan…the Man…no one will ever take his place!!!
Daniel St. Louis MO Because the honor, dignity and integrity associated with Mr. Musial’s name should be a lasting benchmark for generations to come and naming the bridge after will help the stories of his human decency be told for endless generations to come! Hopefully his legacy will continue to inspire others to be better people. May eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him!
Peggy St. Louis MO He is a Legend, St. Louis Cardinal and native St. Louisian. He did a lot for the fans and the game of baseball during his time.
Joanne Columbia DE We do not want it named after a politician. It should carry the name of an honorable man that everyone loves and respects.
Michael Galveston TX As a native St. Louisan, and a great Cardinals fan, I feel the city would be acknowledging he greatness of one of its brightest stars, greatest athletes, kindest gentlemen, and greatest representative for the St. Louis spirit, and pride. It would just be fitting.
Bruce Columbia IL Stan spent his entire life representing and promoting St. Louis. He is a natural to have the bridge named after him.
William Maryland Heights MO Where the bridge lands on IL, it is part of the Cardinal Nation. The vast majority of the users of the bridge are Cardinal fans – therefore they know about Stan. Finally, why NOT???
Sherdel Carrollton IL Mr. Musial was a great baseball player and a great, all-around gentleman. He had qualities that few adults possess. The Cardinals are loved by many, many fans in Missouri and downstate Illiniois, so I think naming the bridge after Stan would appeal to both states.
Matthew Edwardsville IL Stan Musial was a terrific citizen within the Illinois/Missouri region and he truly did link both East and West baseball fans together. St. Louis, being the furthest city West, and Stan was respected by fans and was a great hero, served in the Navy and respected all.
Kelly Columbia IL it’s just a small tribute to a legend. he played his unparalleled career here, lived here, raised his family here, and gave back to this community for decades. he made this town a better place and this is one small way we can show our thanks and respect. we need to honor Stan.
Mary Saint Louis MO
Victoria St. Charles MO Stan Musial is an icon for the St. Louis metro area and one of our most famous celebrities. We should honor his memory and what he did for our city!
Ken Long Beach CA Because Stan was a great ambassador for St. Louis. His passing was first page news even in California. In the 1950’s, St. Louis was the western most team and the half of the country beyond the Mississippi loved him.
Ben Saint Louis MO Stan is the Man
jerry fairview hgts IL it’s the right thing to do………………….
jerry fairview hgts IL it’s the right thing to do………………….
Casey St. Louis MO Best guy ever
Clay Carlyle IL Because he was truly one of the greats and bridged Mo. With Il. By being the greatest cardinals ever.
Mary Creve Ceour MO
Larry Youngtown AZ Because it just seems to be the kind and honorable thing to do. Stan’s name should stand to remind everyone who sees it how good and right he was in baseball and in life. He will forever remain “The Man.”
Eric Washington DC I’ve moved from St. Louis for more than 20 years. Everywhere I go, people know Stan Musial, it is not just a St. Louis or Missouri thing. Much better choice than local politicians.
Barb Long Beach CA Stan Musial was a hero to both Missouri and Illinois and will be a unifying force. I am a former resident of Missouri and will be moving back there in March. I’ll be looking forward to Cardinal baseball once again.
Garrett St. Louis MO Because Stan Musial is one of the best things to happen to St. Louis and there is no better way to honor him than this.
Paul St Charles MO Without any doubt the new bridge should be named after the Man. He was one of a kind! Stan was the link to the midwest every since came to St louis. His honor and genuine passion for St louis was felt everytime you saw or heard him speak.
Mary Fenton MO
Mary Bridgeton MO
Anthony Saint Charles MO Stan was an outstanding figure on and off the field. We should all be so lucky to have the bridge as a reminder of an outstanding life and a model for all of us.
Mark Arnold MO I understand that a man died while working on the bridge and god bless him but Stan was an ambassador for this city for many many years. He gave his heart to our city to play a gamr he loved. I believe to give our thanks to an un-selfish man as Stan Musial is a drop in the bucket for all he deserved.
Cathy Saint Louis MO Stan the Man was a great man & brought both IL and MO together. Since he did this, it would be very understandable to name it after him.
Paul Lexington KY Because Stan supported values and ideals that spanned generations over deep waters, strong currents and floods of troubles. He brought calm to everyone. If anyone represents being able to stand tall over the mighty Mississippi, it is Stan.
Beth Ellisville MO
Betty Maryland Heights MO The Cardinals are important to the people on both sides of the river, and of course Musial was the greatest Cardinal ever and a man deserving of such an honor.
Sally St. Louis County MO He was a man who connected many and his greatness spanned many decades.
susan Manchester MO
Rod Grafton IL
Ross Edwardsville IL A great baseball player, a great ambassador for the game and the city, and just a great man. As has been said, through all the years of his playing the game, and in all the decades after, he never – NEVER – disappointed us. Who could deserve the honor more?
Thomas St Louis City MO So many other people are honored with Highways, Streets, and Buildings named after them. Now it is very appropriate to name this new Mississippi Bridge after, not only a great Baseball Player, but also, and perhaps more important, a wonderful Family Man, and a truly great Citizen and a person who represents our St Louis Region, Missouri, Illinois, and indeed of our USA. Yes, he deserves to be honored with this Naming, and we need to show our honor for him.
Donna Saint Charles MO Great man and a great ball player. My grandfather and I listened to the game on the radio. And then sometimes I even went to the game with my grandmother and was able to see him play. I’m 65 now and have many good memories. He was such a great roll model. Wish we had more of those today.
Mike St. Louis MO Stan is an icon in St. Louis Cardinals history. His memory needs to be preserved forever.
Pamela St. Louis MO I met him once at a party and he is one of the nicest person you could meet. Illinois and Missouri love the Cardnials and it would be a great way of keeping his spirit alive.
mitch highland IL If we can name a section of highway 70 after Mark McGwire there is absolutely no reason we cant name the new bridge after the greatest Cardinal of them all! Not to mention he is a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner as well. I think it would make Mo and Il folks very proud to see Stan’s name on the bridge.
David St. Louis MO He was the most honorable basegall player I’ve ever met. The most modest, kind and generous person in baseball. He never charged, that I know of, for his signature on a card or a ball. He was the best of the best.
Rene St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a hero in sports and in life. He was kind, considerate, and responsible, and the best role model an athlete could be. There are devoted Cardinals fans in Missouri and in Illinois, so a bridge in his honor connecting the two states would be appropriate.
Mary Jo St. Louis MO When Stan Musial appeared at the beginning of the season in his red coat, he embodied what was good about baseball — and America.
Alison St. Peters MO Mr. Musial gave 22 years to St. Louis’s beloved Cardinals baseball team. Maybe he wasn’t born here [St. Louis], but he lived here and he died here and he gave us the best years of his life. I think we can give him a bridge.
Karen De Soto MO Stan was a real ambassador for the St. Louis region.
Geme & Peggy St. Louis MO
CHRIS ST LOUIS MO
Wade De Soto MD Stan — A true hero for our generation and an example for generations to come — he will be missed but never forgotten.
Randy O’Fallon MO No one represented the St. Louis Cardinals better than Stan Musial as a human being and a Cardinal.
David Raymore MO Stan’s legacy deserves to be in some way immortalized. I wait for the time that his name comes up in conversation with my kids and I can tell them all about him. Who knows driving across that bridge may be that moment.
Connie O’Fallon MO Stan was the very best representative of the area both as a human and as the best baseball player that ever lived. He put St. Louis on the map.
Kathleen Ballwin MO Because he was the greatest Cardinal of all time, in addition to being a wonderful human being and humanitarian.
Terrell Weldon Spring MO He’s a legend, a fine person, and he and his family deserve a testimony to his legacy.
John O’fallon IL Good man that most people have at least heard of in this area.
Phil Arnold MO To honor a man than represented St. Louis with unquestionable class and dignity. Above and beyond being one of the best major league baseball playes in history, Stan was an even better human being.
Al Cedar Hill MO Our society needs more heroes like Stan. Young people today, look to RAP singers or sports figures, who very seldom meet the true charateristics of a hero. The violence, the lies, the drugs they use to enhance themselves…all a big let down to society. To have a constant reminder, a reason for mom or dad to tell their childern or grand-children about Stan the Man and what he meant to the game of baseball and the community, that is what we need. The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge…..I like the sound of that!
Steve High Ridge MO
Greg Maryland heights MO There is no better ambassador for the whole region than Stan Musial …..
michael mt. vernon IL
Aleisha Florissant MO
John Florissant MO Even though I grew up on a small farm in northwest Iowa, my dad was a huge Cardinal fan and we faithfully gathered around the old cabinet radio to listen to KMOX. In fact, my mother used to say that she felt like she was married to two men since the last voice she heard at night was Harry Caray. Of course “our” favorite player was “Stan the Man”. What I remember was that dad admired Mr. Musial as a “real” person and told my brother and I all kinds of stories about his accomplishments. Stan’s example as what an athlete should be was part of our young learning. Stan belonged to more than St. Louis, anyone back in the day within listening distance of KMOX loved Stan Musial.
Eric Columbia IL Stan connected many people from many different areas to st. louis and st. louis cardinal baseball. Its like he connected missouri and illinois in a way. He represents so much to us all and was such a great person. I could go on and on for my reasonings, but i feel it is only right that it be named, after STAN THE MAN MUSIAL.
Marvin st. louis MO For what he has done with his life as a local hero and role model Stan Musial is way more deserving of this honor than any other person, including politicians. This decision should be a no-brainer. Not doing it would be a terrible mistake and injustice.
Sheila Ballwin MO
kim waterloo IL It’s time for st. Louis to return the loyalty that Stan Musial gave our city all these years by naming the bridge after him in his honor!
virgil belleville IL
Vickie Saint Charles MO Great for the teaming up of the States to show honor to a great man of the Baseball team that binds us together! It is definitely a win-win situation!
Mike Ballwin MO He lived the life God wanted him to live, inspiring us all, and helping make the world a better place.
Terry Staunton IL
Patty St. Louis MO It would be a great way to commemorate such a great person – He was a wonderful role model and deserves to have something in the St. Louis area named after him.
Michael Saint Charles MO No one embodies the spirit of St. Louis like Stan Musial!
Ken St. Charles MO
Kathleen Saint Charles MO He was truely Baseball’s Perfect Knight!!
Emily St Louis MO I grew up hearing my dad tell stories of Stan the man and it was always an honor to be at the ball games in recent years when he made an appearance.
Vicky Fenton MO Mr. Musial represented St. Louis with honor and respect. He was a true “man” of honor. As he represented St. Louis, we should have something to represent and honor him.
eileen st. louis MO a real and good man decided to live his whole life in our city when he could have raised his family and done his work in any baseball city. we got the honor of his life right here. and what a man he was! it would be another honor to st. louis given by stan the real man. we don’t have enough of those.
Katherine St Louis MO Stan is a symbol of St Louis.
Karen COLUMBIA MO He is the epitimy of what sports is supposed to be about, he is a man of integrity.. I was raised in St. Louis. every ladie’s day my mom would take me to SPORTSMAN’S park and we watched #6 he was amazing.. it is too bad our leaders are not more like him. There should be no question about the name of the bridge….
Matthew St. Charles MO
Ken Trenton IL There are many, many Cardinal fans in the metro east and we loved Stan as well. Even the Cubs fans over here who despise the Cardinals still love and admire the Man. This is as close to a no brainer as it gets. C’mon politicians, if you’re ever going to agree on ANYTHING, this is it.
luke glen carbon IL Stan the Man is the one person in the region that unifies both sides of the Mississippi. We don’t need to name the bridge for another politician, we need to name it after an ICON and Stan The Man is that. Long live the Musial Bridge
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Dan Chesterfield MO
Bob Kirkwood, MO MO
Brenda Chesterfield MO Stan “The Man” Musial a Roll Modle for all Mankind.
Rebecca Fenton MO Musial’s contributions not only to the game of baseball, but also to the city of St. Louis deserve this honor.
Tim Fenton MO He is a st. Louis icon.
Sandra Florissant MO
William Butler IL The states of Illinois and Missouri would be honoring a citizen/athlete who has set standards of living that all people can be proud of.
Jan Saint Louis MO there is no better ambassador for our city than Stan the man!!
Melinda Lebanon IL Cant think of a better name for the bridge.
michael st charles MO it is only deserving that he should have something to honor him
Richard Highland IL Because he was a great person. He was a role model for kids and was just a regular guy who would do anything for anybody.
William ST.Louis MO This is a no brainier.Anyone who has as much positive influence in the community and was a true asset to his team.Should have something named after him in this City and State.Especially how much he means to the ST.Louis community.Hopefully our politicians will do the right thing and name the bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois after Stan the Man.Maybe Stan the Man bridge.
Patricia Highland IL St Louis is where Stan Musial called home and it is where he spent his entire wonderful baseball career. Couple that with how extraordinary of a human being he was, no one deserves the honor more than Stan The Man. He gave unselfishly to everyone in the area and beyond. This is Cardinal country on both sides of the river. There are items named after famous people that are not half the man that Stan was. So the right thing needs to be done in honoring this rare and beautiful individual.
Molly Ballwin MO Stan Musial brings together generations of Illinois and Missouri baseball fans as this bridge will bring together the two states. Not only was he an amazing baseball player, he was an amazing human being. I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Stan Musial of this honor.
Mike Barnhart MO
Kerry Columbus OH
Patricia St. Louis MO Stan Musial was not just a great baseball player but a pillar in the community. His giving nature and kind soul are synonymous with the Musial name. He had such a positive outlook on everything and is very inspiring to all, both young and old, to be better people. I first met him when I was 15 at a fundraiser I was volunteering for. I just so happened to be the lucky one seated next to him and his wife Lil for dinner, however, at 15 I didn’t realize he was so much more than “some old ball player”. His smile lit up the room, his stories were amazing, he was very helpful when I wasn’t quite sure what fork to use, and he was funny! We joked around and when I was trying to cut my steak he nudged my arm and said “can you cut it?” as the utensils made a horrible sound on the plate. We just laughed and I will never forget the first time I met “The Man”! Since then, now some 20 some odd years later, I have grown to admire him and consider myself fortunate to have meet him. There are some of those once in a lifetime, once in a blue moon kind of people and Stan is definitely one of them, The World’s Perfect Warrior, The World’s Perfect Knight.
Judith Fort Worth TX I grew up in St. Louis and watched the Cardinals. Stan Musial was an outstanding baseball player and he represents all the good qualities of sports and life. It would be a fitting honor to someone who is such a icon in St. Louis.
Ashley Saint Charles MO Because Stan is the Man and baseball royalty. He exudes class and St Louis should honor him for his years of blessing baseball and our cardinals with his character and good heart.
Liann Arnold MO
Jackie Wood River IL RESPECT*
Sam Portland ME A great baseball player and a great man, and a symbol of the goodness of St. Louis!
Mark Saint Louis MO What sounds better than “The Stan Span”
Donna Catawissa MO He is a famous ballplayer from the Cardinals and the bistate area ia All About the Cardinals!
May Lou Belleville IL What other name could possibly stand? I sure would not want to be the politician who argues against it.
Margaret st louis MO
Virginia Kirkwood MO He was so much more than a great sports star. He was a wonderful human being. I can’t imagine anyone being against this idea.
Robert Jerseyville IL Stan is the greatest
Clifford St. Louis MO
Kristyn Wildwood MO He’s one of the best baseball players in MLB history and THE best in Cardinals History. But more importantly, he was an outstanding man. He exemplified manhood, character, family values, appreciation and consideration of others, giving his all, heroism. He’s not a hero because of his time playing baseball. He’s a hero because he’s the kind of man you want your brothers, husbands, sons, friends to be. He’s the kind of person you want to be. What’s better than honoring that kind of heroism with a landmark? It’s not about the bridge. It’s about what that will mean to his family, to his fans, to this city.
Kay kirkwood MO His integrity and his love of and respect for his fellow man is without question. This is the perfect choice because there can not possibly be any controversy about honoring such a wonderful person who has admirers across the globe.
Konnie St. Charles MO Stan Musial is a legend and a hero that deserves this honor.
Amie St. Louis MO Stan The Man evokes positive feelings of the region. He was a pillar in our community and this is the perfect way to honor his memory forever.
Jane Granite City IL
Ralph Lake St. louis MO The right thing to do!!
Doug Maryland Heights MO
Gary Fairview Heights IL
Ryan Highland IL Naming the new bridge after Stan Musial will not only show unity for Cardinal Nation, but that we will never forget what The Man gave not only St. Louis, but the entire MLB footprint. Honoring his name should be an obligation for our city, and we need to show the world that we appreciate what he did to start our legacy, as well as define a name for Major League Baseball.
Doug Maplewood MO He was an icon, and one ofthe best representatives of our city
Gerald Ashland WI Why shouldn’t it be named after him? He ‘gave’ his all to St. Louis – who better than he ?
gloria Ashland WI
John Saint Louis MO Stan has done so much for the Missouri and Illinois area. He is well liked worldwide. He is iconic.
Dennis Glencoe MO Stan’s influence and positive good will makes him a regional figure that should be preserved for eternity. Naming the bridge will honor him appropriately. Thanks you.
Shaquille St. Louis MO I think we should name it The Barach Obama Bridge.
ROBERT CRESTWOOD MO
Jerome Swansea IL
Kay St. Charles MO
Richard Saint Louis MO Because he was a Hero both on and off the field. A person to emulate and an ambassador for both Illinois and Missouri.
Nancy St. Louis MO Stan Musial is an icon for the metropolitan area.
Don St. Charles MO
Mary Ann St. Louis MO
Carl Saint Peters MO I vote for Stan Musical Bridge. There is nobody better than Stan Musical.
lloyd st. peters MO
Bruce Swansea IL I can not think of a more worthy individual than Stan Musial to be remembered by a nation than to name this bridge in his honor. This national treasure was a Veteran who served his country in time of great need, a true professional baseball player in every sense of the word, but more importantly, a humble and great human being!
Joyce St. Louis MO He represents civility, a quality that seems to be disappearing from citizen and politician discussions.
Mary Weldon Spring MO This outstanding citizen represents the kind of person that makes American great.
Chris Virden IL Stan Musial was an icon not only in St, Louis and Missouri but also in most of southern Illinois along with the rest of our country. It’s a no-brainer.
Patricia collinsville IL Because he is a baseball hero.
Linda St Peters MO I will vote to see the new bridge to be name the Stan Musical.
Betty Lakeway TX Stan Musial is a hero, not only to St Louis Cardinal baseball fans, but to the whole professional sports nation! A man of integrity and honor!
Elizabeth Carlyle IL Stan was an Outstanding man, Not only at baseball, but also as a do right person.
John Belleville IL He was not just a great sport’s hero but a great hero in life and shinning example for all americans to follow
James St. Louis MO To honor a caring and inspirational American for generations to remember.
Bernice Springfield IL It would be a good way to connect Illinois and Missouri together. There are many Cadinal fans in Illinois. Musial has never been connected with any scandal. He is well thought of by major league baseball. He did much for the sport. It would be so nice to cross that bridge and bring back thoughts of Stan and all he did for the Cardinals and the contributions he made to the St. Louis area.
Raymond Saint Louis MO As a younger person, I did not have the privilege or experience of watching Stan Musial play baseball. However, as far as sports go, baseball was my first sports’ love as a kid. I only know of Mr. Musial through the Media, reputation, and hearing about him in my adopted home (since 1995) of St. Louis (Chicagoan, born and raised). I also felt the roar of the crowd on Opening Days when he would be driven into Busch Stadium. Because Stan Musial was a larger than life, more than baseball figure who was a genuine person and example for all to live by, his name should be attached to the bridge to continually honor this special person.
Dennis St. Louis MO Stan Musial’s life was all about connecting people and society and I believe that the bridge is a perfect symbol for how Stan helped connect the St. Louis metro area in so many ways. Stan was a caring, giving, humble, and approachable man who loved to bring a smile to all he encountered. He helped connect people to the game of baseball. He helped connect people of the St. Louis and Midwest to each other and to the game of baseball, the City, and the Cardinals. He helped to establish the St. Louis identity as a hard-working, caring, approachable, likable city. He represented not only the St. Louis Cardinals, but the city itself in so many positive ways. After his retirement from the game of baseball, Stan so much loved the St. Louis area that he spent his remaining life here, living among us and being active in the community and being approachable to people of all walks of life. The Man never turned anyone away and he always made time for anyone who wanted part of his time. Naming the bridge in his honor is the right thing to do. Stan never sought attention or fame and he did way more for the St. Louis area than anyone else that I’m aware of has ever done.
Mary St Louis MO Yes for Stan The Man. NO POLITICIAN PLEASE. WE DON’T ADMIRE OR RESPECT YOU.
Mike Swansea IL
guy washington MO In a world that every day seems to be a coming off of its axis just a little bit more…naming the bridge after stan musial would not only be appropriate but probably was meant to be… a symbol to honor the good in people and all of the little things people do that have a positive impact on our lives. St. Louis should be honored to have such a great person honor their city.
Elaine Creve Coeur MO The kind of athlete and human being that should be honored and remembered every day.
richard Columbia MO A small honor for a truly great man, Missourian, mid-westenerand also baseball player!!
Charles St. Louis MO
Bonnie St Lous MO
Charlie St Lous MO
Christopher Edwardsville IL Stan Musial is a man the whole Nation can be proud of. To me, this is a “no-brainer.” There isn’t a politician, dead or alive, that I would put on that bridge. Stan was a type of man that we rarely see in the world today!
Clyde Warrenton MO First, Stan is a wonderful gentleman and role model for what an athlete should be both on and off the field. As far as I know, he is the only St. Louisan to receive the Nation’s highest honor — the Medal of Freedom. Secondly, with all the gridlock in our Nation’s capitol, the legislators of both Missouri and Illinois would be setting an excellent example of what CAN be done in a spirit of cooperation, regardless of political affiliation.
Karen Chesterfield MO Stan is a legacy in STL, his contributions both on and off the field have made him a man in our hearts. His heart for others was so huge, and he has inspired to many. It would be an honor to the city to have his legacy continue.
STELLA SAINT CHARLES MO Stan the Man was a true hero to all that followed him as a baseball player .
Gary O Fallon MO What else can you say. He was Stan “the man”.
Barbara St. Louis MO Stan Musial lived his entire life being true to the core values of his generation which was The Greatest Generation. By his daily example his faith, family and friends were what was important in life. He treated everyone equally. When I was in high school in the early 1906’s at DuBourg my Dad and I won a Father/Daughter bowling tournament at Red Bird Lanes. As tournament winners we had a picture taken with Stan, The Man. My younger brother Michael was able to be in it too which was a huge thrill for him. The picture has been displayed in my home for over 40 years. Tt brings back fond memories. As the Cardinals were playing a game that day I asked Stan to hit a home run for me which he did. I wholeheartedly agree with naming the future bridge spanning the Mississippi The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. Barbara Lehmier
Joe Saint Peters MO
Kyle St. Louis MO I’d like someone to tell me why it shouldn’t be named after the greatest St. Louisan of all time. McGwire had a highway named after him for a while, and we even know and are certain that Stan is the real deal.
Hal Columbia IL There should be no discussion. Central and Southern Illinois are great fans of the Cardinals and Stan Musial.
Mary St. Louis MO 1. Stan Musial was a role model 2. Stan was a veteran 3. Stan is a symbol of our St. Louis Cardinals 4. In an era of tarnished heroes and heightened expectations for our children, Stan Musial was an “Everyman” who didn’t care about the accolades yet he showed kids and adults that you can be a good man with the family values that made our country great. I would like to add my thoughts to your consideration for naming the new bridge after Stan Musial. Thank you for your consideration
Heather Ofallon MO Stan “The Man” Musial was a major part of our city’s history. He was beloved by people nationwide. He will forever be in our hearts and naming the bridge after him would be proof of that, especially to his family that survives him.
Nancy St. Louis MO Stan Musial was the epitomy of “good”. He had morals, values, principles, character, loved his God, and treated everyone he came in contact, with genuine courtesty, kindness, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, etc. For once, lets name a public entity for a human being who genuinely deserves it!! I believe the state of IL is just as much a part of Stan Musial as MO. Stan had fans from all over the U.S., but especially MO and IL. His name on the connectiong bridge from IL to MO is the most fitting honor we can bestow on such a wonderful man!!
Barbara Chesterfield MO It would be a great way to honor such a St. Louis icon.
Mike Florissant MO
William Creve Coeur MO Stan Musial was a St. Louis legend, a baseball legend and a great man. Let’s name the new bridge after him to remind all motorist crossing the bridge and all river traffic passing under the bridge of what a great man he was !
Van Greenville IL Stan helped to bridge the color barrier in baseball and his life served as an inspiration for all. His humanitarian acts largely went unpublicized until after his death. There is few persons more deserving of this honor than Stan Musial.
Harriet Maryland Heights MO I think he’s worthy of it; all the good he’s done!
David Ballwin MO
Amy Saint Louis MO We named a section of Highway 70 after a juicing cheater, who wept rather than man up & tell the truth to Congress. A man who NEVER made Saint Louis his home. Stan deserves this tribute, not just because he was a great athlete, but because he was a kind, generous, faith filled and loving family man & member of our city until his death. HE is the true Saint Louis hero!
Grady Troy MO Why not? He was loyal to Saint Louis. Period.
Mark St. Peters MO Because Stan “The Man” has represented the entire St. Louis Metropolitan area as one of its greatest ambassadors. We say his name with pride – and I personally agree that he’s someone to immortalize in steel & stone.
ROBERT NEW ATHENS IL
Mary. Maryland Heights MO Stan was “The Man” in every sense,,, can’t think of a more decent human being..
Barbara Creve Coeur MO Stan was such a great role model both on and off the field. He did a lot for the St. Louis community and always was an honorable person as an athlete, husband, father, and friend. It was a wonderful experience growing up in St. Louis and being able to see him play for the Cardinals.
David St. Louis MO Stan was a kind, humble, never devisive man, that could always bring people together. Perfect to name the bridge after him.
Rick Defiance MO To recognize the positive a great man and a great sports figure has had on the local area. Stan Musial “The Man” and Stan Musial “The Ball Player” has had a positive impact on the Bi-State region for decades and will, for decades to come. Truly a man of great character that can be a roll model for young and old.
Carl Crestwood MO Because Stan brought joy to fans on both sides of the river.
Lawrence Lake St. Louis MO
Denise Tilden IL Stan was a total class act. From his outstanding baseball career to his service for his country to the kindness and generosity he has shown to everyone. What a wonderful tribute it would be to him to name the bridge in honor of “The Man”.
Cheryl St. Louis, MO MS I can not think of a better idea in this time of loss. Stan Musial was and will be a Cardinal legend for years to come. He “bridged” many a baseball fan from Illinois & beyond. A bridge should be strong in bad weather & good, have character, trustworthiness, distinction, style with no faults….a tribute to St. Louis/Illinois…Isn’t that what we can say about STan Musial?? Note: Missouri is NOT on the list of states to check?
Carolyn Godfrey IL
Linda Fenton MO It’s the right way to permanently honor our St. Louis baseball hero.
Cody Belleville IL Why should a gentleman Named Mark Mcgwire get a Highway named after him, while he was sitting there using illegal substances. When Stan the Man Musial was nothing but supportive to our fellow Red Birds, making numerous showings to games I attended.You name a highway after a cheater, and not name the bridge after a legend. This would be a smack in the face to him.
Jane St. Louis MO Stan Musial represents all that is right in professional sports. He was a man of integrity with a genuine love of baseball and fans everywhere. Mr. Musial and the Cardinals have fans all over the country and the world. The Mississippi River divides our country into the East and West. It would be a fitting tribute to name a bridge that connects those halves after a man who never set boundaries when it came to his fans.
Jason Saint Louis MO
Danielle saint louis MO
Barbara St Louis MO He was an exceptional ball player and an even more exceptional human being.
Jennifer Fenton MO Stan musial is and was the greatest cardinal ever. he embodied all that is good about our city and state. please let’s have a remembrance of him for all to appreciate always.
Tom Aviston IL
Lisa St. Louis MO He was a link between IL and MO and brought all of us together. He is an important part if the region and deserves to be memorialized.
Scott Springfield IL
JOHN BELLEVILLE IL
Kenner Foristell MO Stan Musial represents Cardinal Nation which not only covers Missouri and Illinois but the entire world. Probably the “real” best baseball player to ever play the game, but even more so, one of the best people to ever live on the planet.
Patti St. Louis MO Because Stan the Man represents honest people working together. He is a man of integrity, great work ethic and a family man. He deserves a memorial like this.
Judie Richmond Heights MO Because both States, Eastern MO and South Central IL, have benefited from his greatness.
Liz University City MO
Rob Belleville IL First, Stan earned this honor. Second, left to our politicians to accomplish, who knows what rediculous thing they might come up with!!
Brad St. Louis MO
Cathy “Fitz” Weldon Spring MO Is there anything else in this area that brings the bi-states together like Cardinal baseball? So why not name it after Mr. Musial, he resonates Cardinal baseball. If we think of of the “kind” of man Stan was, people would drive with kindness and there would be less accidents. But seriously, it is a shame that we waited until he died to think of naming something after him. We named part of the highway in MO after Mark McGwire, only to be disappointed in his actions later. Everyone that has ever met Stan knows the kindness he showed to everyone, his style of going out of his way to be kind to others. As children grow up to be Cardinal fans in the area, a lesson can be told about one of baseballs best. But he will be remembered more for the gentleman he was, a great sense of humor, always including people, reaching out to others and if you want to include his great harmonica music on the bridge, that would be great too!
Carol St Louis MO Stan Musial was a Special Man for the ages combining family and personal values and great athletic ability. A Wonderful opportunity to honor Stan the Man and St Louis as well as Missouri and Illinois . A National Treasure and a gift we should all rem ember traveling over The Stan Musial Bridge !
Steve Crystal City MO
Amanda Fenton MO Because Stan Musial is a man who deserves to be remembered for what he did not only in baseball, but also in his life. He was a role model citizen and a role model ball player. He went the extra mile for the city and fans alike. He would sign anything, pose for pictures, or just take time out of his day to chat a bit. He deserves the bridge to be named in his honor.
Claire Weldon Springs MO
Janet Alton IL Stan Musical was a loyal St. Louisan and gave back to much to our community.
Kevin New Baden IL Mr. Musial, “Stan” to everyone who had ever met him, is and always will be a true St. Louisian! I didn’t know him or his family personally but I sure feel like I do. “The Man” and his legacy deserve to have this bridge named after him!
James Bellefontaine Neighbors MO Stan was a baseball great and that’s one thing that people in Missouri and Illinois can agree on. Also, I would much rather see it named after somebody like him than after ANY politician.
Tricia Freeburg IL Because both sides of the river respected the man and its a reminder of how a person should live his/her life as he did — with respect, joy and love for the area.
MICHELLE LAKE SAINT LOUIS MO Stan Musial represents the best in all of us… Life time achievements. Sports and Sportsmanship. We have all been blessed to have such a wonderful role model for so many generations. What a great opportunity we have to honor the life of such a wonderful man.
Nick Crystal City MO He is one out of a short list of worthy patriarchs that embody the warmth and character of our great city. Maybe the question should be…If not Musial, then who should it be?
Cynthia St. Louis MO One good honest man: Stan Musial. One city: St. Louis. One great ballteam: Cardinals. Never ejected from more than three thousand games. Wonderful humanitarian. Stan Musial affected and changed many lives. A name sake in his honor will ensure that his legacy of decency and goodness will remain.
Kevin Cypress TX What an easy way to remember someone who meant so much to so many people.
Rodger Alton IL Stan Musial is an iconic figure in the St. louis area and was an ambassador to baseball. Honored by President Obama last year, Mr. Musial should be given this final tribute and have the bridge named after him! A true hero in my life time.
Stephen Saint Louis MO
MARK EUREKA MO
Nancy Maryland Heights MO Stan Musial is a true icon. He was the best at what he did. After he set all these records in baseball, he continued to be an exemplary role model as a human being. How nice to name a bridge that millions of people will use. Each time being reminded of the best of humanity.
richard alton IL There is no one individual more deserving of this honor in either IL or MO. Plain and simple.
James Forsyth IL Stan Musial was a great baseball player and a wonderful example to all of us how to live life. They don’t come any better. I think this new bridge should be named in Stan’s honor.
Julie O’Fallon MO
Mary Coral Springs FL Although I do not live in St. Louis anymore, I remember growing up listening to Cardinal baseball. There were hardly any televised games but our family always listened to the games on KMOX. When Stan was announced as the batter, you could just picture that stance and Harry Carry would always make every pitch an experience! Stan really was “the Man” and he represented the team and the city so well. I went to his last game and that was so special. I was at spring training in Jupiter a few years ago and between innings they recognized Stan who was sitting in a box near the press box. Even though we could not see him from our seats, we immediately stood up, as did everyone else in the stadium and faced the area where he was seated and clapped for a few minutes. He was so loved and respected by all and naming the bridge in his honor would be a great honor.
Cheryl Chesterfield MO He exemplifies the best in humanity – both sides of the river can agree to agree on this issue!
Kathy Topeka KS I am a native St. Louisan so I feel I have enough knowledge to speak on this matter. Stan Musial played baseball at a time when Cardinal baseball was heard all over the Midwest and much of the South. People on the Illinois side of the Mississippi river have always been as much Cardinal fans as those on the Missouri side of the river. I believe it will be very difficult to find any other person to name the bridge after that will enjoy so much support from people on both sides of the river. I also believe that people using the bridge from other states will also like recognizing the name of someone they know about when crossing the bridge. It is also a good idea to name the bridge after someone who has been awarded our country’s highest civilian honor. When crossing the bridge it will be a good conversation starter for families with young children who ask who Stan Musial is. Their parents will not only be able to give them a lesson about a wonderful baseball player, but also about a wonderful man and great citizen of this country. It would be good for children to learn that someone can become famous without having done illegal, immoral or unethical deeds and that there are famous people who remain with one spouse for life and have been wonderful a wonderful parent.
Rodger Alton IL
Denise New Melle MO
Susan Austin TX Stan Musial has always been an up standing man and a role model for many of us. I have fond memories of watching Stan playing baseball. When I relocated with my husband and family, we still kept track of Stan Musial. Great man and gift to the fans and especial to the St. Louis area.
Dan Port Washington WI “the man” was the best Cardinal ever. If not is his honor, for his longterm conection to the team and the city, then who does deserve it?
James St. Louis MO Stan was as good off the field as he was on the field. Only God and the people he touched in so many ways know his goodness. I know he’s playing first base in heaven in front of his wife Lil sitting in her box seat two rows in with the paying fans. God Bless
Dianne Belleville IL Here is a man who gave much of his life back to the community, especially to sick children. Isn’t it the least we could do to name a bridge after him?
Denny New Melle MO
Thomas Godfrey IL Why do you even have to ask the question?? Who out there is greater than Stan the Man to name it after?
James St. Louis MO This is a no brainer…not even the politicians can screw this up.
Rose Ann Florissant MO He will always be The Man to not only St. Louis and all of Missouri but also our neighbors to the east. They cross the bridges to come to Cardinal games and Stan represents all that is good about baseball. He was a truly wonderful, caring human being as will as a great ball player and always represented St Louis and the Cardinals to the highest degree. He deserves a Memorial bridge so he will never be forgotten. Cardinal Nation will never be the same!
Lori Kirkwood MO It’s the right thing to do to memorialize a great human being on and off the field!
kimberly wentzville MO Because it’s Stan!!!
Jordan Clarksville TN He was just an all around great person and did so much for the area.
Susan Glen Ferris WV This would be a fitting tribute to one of the game’s most honorable and celebrated players.
Joyce Verona KY Grew up in St. Louis. Who better to honor than Stan the Man!
Mike O’Fallon MO Well, I’m somewhat torn whether or not the unnamed bridge should be named after Mr. Musial. While I believe (operative word being I) Mr. Musial is worthy and beyond, I question whether or not Mr. Musial would want such an honor and such recognition. If we think back to how Mr. Musial conducted himself, both on and off the field, I think we can agree that he did not crave or seek fame, recognition or celebrity. in fact, he conducted himself quite the opposite. Public opinion is certainly high at this point in time, given Mr. Musial’s passing and so it should come at no surprise the consensus will be overwhelmingly in favor of the bridge being named after Mr. Musial; however, I would talk with the Musial family and see how they feel. Thank you.
Michael Narragansett RI Stan meant more to the city and people of St. Louis than anyone in our lifetime. He is what all peple should aspire to. A true gentleman and someone who shold be remembered daily. What a great way to honor and remember him
Nichola Glen Carbon IL
Heidi St. Louis MO Stan was and is a national treasure and reminder to the nation that kindness is classy!
john st.louis MO great idea
Michael St. Charles MO He represents everything that we could hope for in a St. Louis icon. Class, honestly, respectful, considerate and neighborly. He was a selfless member of our community and a true Prince of the city.
Eric Fenton MO Because Stan is the Man
Teri Midland GA
Teri Valmeyer IL Stan Musial was an honorable and decent man. He is a veteran, an outstanding athlete and of course, he is a St. Louis Cardinal. He served his country with honor and never did anything to embarass his country, his family or his team. Many of the good works he did have not been recognized because I am sure there are so many of them. He did many things to promote our region, and was an ambassador for the region even in the past few years when his health was failing. He had a twinkle in his eye that was very cute and will definitely be missed at opening day this year. If all the thugs in the city took a look in the mirror and thought about changing their lives, Stan Musial is the man they should emulate. What a fabulous city we would have then!
larry jefferson city MO no drugs only class
Graced Sikeston MO Stan Musial bridged the gap between Missouri and Illinois. His fans came from far and near to honor him as he in turn honored St.Louis.
Mel Bloomington IN He epitomizes not only the outstanding player that he was, but he was an honorable and humble man who respected the game and the fans. His remaining a Cardinal for his entire career speaks to his love of St. Louis and the wonderful fans on both sides of the Mississippi. Compare him with the sports figures of today — can;t be done.
Lynne Beloit WI 1) A bridge joins landforms, just as the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team has unified the bi-state region. 2) Is there anyone else who has made this much of an impact in the bi-state region? 3) I believe that Missouri and Illinois have already come together with the many, many years of St. Louis Cardinals baseball. 4) Mr. Musial deserves to be remembered long after those of us who saw him play and/or knew him are gone. His career is deserving. He was a man of character to be imitated and a legend to be memorialized. I am originally from East Alton, Illinois.
Ralph St. Louis MO It is an appropriate and fitting tribute to a great player and a better human being!
Teresa Florissant MO Words do not describe what a special man Stan was. He was always special to me growing up watching him play at sportsman park. He is deserving of all that has been said about him. I will miss seeing him especially at the home openers.
Jane St. Louis MO He was THE MAN! He should never. E forgotten
Nick Mehlville MO He is a legend not only in Saint Louis, but from the entire region. I think this will bring pride to the city if the bridge is named after him. He deserves it, no questions asked.
LARRY JONESBORO IL Why just the bridge. St. Stan anyone? or St. The Man??
Terrence St. Charles MO It’s just a great sign of communication for the region as a whole and honors a man who is one of the most beloved Cardinals and players in history!!
Roberrt Ferguson MO I o not think that there is anyone who has brought more attention and notoriety to the St. Louis area since Lewis and Clark than Stan Musial. He deserves the honor for the man he was and what he accomplished!
Kyle St. Peters MO In all of our sports history in this town, there hasn’t been a figure who represented St. Louis better. On a personal level, his Daughter (Jeanne Edmonds), was my PE teacher for a brief moment at my grade school.
Patricia Chesterfield MO He has been the greatest inspirational athlete ever from St Louis.
Ryan St. Charles MO because
Betty St. Charles MO He is an outstanding individual – in profession of sports, involved in his community, a medal of honor winner, and friend to many!
Laura New Haven MO Stan Musial was one of the most admirable people that ever lived in St. Louis
Christian Columbia IL Because Stanley Musial inspires all of us to be better…especially politicians.
Hugh Corvallis OR Because he was – and always will be – “baseball’s perfect warrior, baseball’s perfect knight”! And we can rightfully shift the focus away from the players of today and the Hall of Fame candidates of today to one truly worthy of this eternal designation.
James Saint Louis MO He represents the entire metro St Louis area with class, integrity and personal achievement. If we aspire to accomplish a part of what Stan Musial stood for, we’ll overcome challenges together as a community and serve to show others the power of one man’s vision.
WANDA ST. LOUIS MO
Betty Chesterfield MO Stan Musial is one of most universally loved men in the St. Louis area. Everyone knows him. If there was ever a perfect example of a man, he is it. God bless him.
Cheryl Valley Park MO This would be a great tribute to a great man. I had the honor of meeting him and to shake his hand about 5 years ago. I used to work for his doctor. All I really wanted him to do was sign a baseball for my dad, but he insisted on meeting me also. He didn’t have to do this, but this was the kind of guy he was. I will always remember his generosity that day. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us. St. Louis has lost one of the best. Rest in peace, Stan.
Jim Coffeen IL The St. Louis Cardinals baseball team has, through many years, connected Southern and Central Illinois with Eastern Missouri into one ‘nation’, ‘Cardinal Nation’. Mr. Musial has represented Cardinal Nation and these regions with eloquence, decency, modesty, and great pride and class for over 70 years. Cardinal Nation connects these two great states, as will this bridge, and it should be named after the greatest representative that Cardinal Nation has ever seen, Stan ‘The Man’ Musial.
Pam Weldon Spring MO
Becky St. Louis MO Stan Musial is an example of the kind of person we should all strive to be. His greatness is not only in his baseball career, but in the way he lived his life the 50+ years after his career ended.
Fran Florissant MO There is no finer representative of all that is good about the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis Cardinals. What a gentleman – both on and off the field; the kind of role model we should hold up for our children and grandchildren.
Kurt Monett MO
Alma St. Louis (Crestwood 63126) MO It’s a great way to honor a great man and a beloved Cardinal.
nancy St. Louis MO I can’t think of any person in St. Louis area that is more respected by so many people of all ages. It is difficult to find someone who has lived to this age and seems to have no one that he has wronged. I have never heard a bad thing about him. Just such a thrill to have seen him over the years and how the fans reacted to him and he to them.
Patrick Godfrey IL Musial was a great ball player and a great human being, I can think of no more fitting an honor.
Larry St. Louis MO Stan Musial represented the best of baseball in St. Louis on and off the field.
Tracy Saint Louis MO Stan has been a constant ,neverending pathway to good humor, good caring and being always accessible –taking care of people,fans,players, kids, and doing it behind the scenes and whenever needed and also when not even being asked; of good playing, and of being a great baseball and Saint Louis ambassador. Hopefully the new bridge will stand up for those qualities.
Francine Wldon Sprin MO Great Man
Jill St. Louis MO Stan Musial was a rare example of of a person who could maintain a moral compass as an ordinary man and a public figure. He is a tremendous example to our youth that this is possible and honorable. What a great converstation piece for parents and their childeren as they travel over the mighty Mississippi.
LORI MARYLAND HEIGHTS MO Mr. Musial wasn’t just a ball player he was a good man who played great ball. He showed how even though he was the most favorite and beloved Cardinal player in the Cardinal Nation, he wasn’t above anyone else or treated anyone different because of it. How rare in this, to find someone who did not let his celebrity status go to his head. Mr. Musial made St. Louis and the cities surrounding love baseball though his energetic and amazing ability to play. An American Hero who took a break from his career to to defend this great nation, and then come back to playing with his beloved Cardinals team. There is no question this great man should be remembered forever in hearts for all he has done for the surrounding cities in St. Louis and Illinois. A true gentleman, a true sportsman, a true Cardinal, a true American Hero.
John Millstadt IL Stan was someone that was proud to be from the St. Louis area and people from both IL and MO can agree on what a great person he was.
Jeff Montgomery IL I was not even born yet when Stan played, but being a Cardinals fan you can not Know who he is
mike Granite City IL
Thomas Chesterfield MO It is the least we can do for everything Stan did for us.
TERRIANN ELK GROVE VILLAGE IL
Katie St. Louis MO Not only because he was a great ball player but a wonderful person and known nation wide.
linda O’Fallon IL It would honor a great midwest hero. A class act for a classy part of the country!
Genevieve Brentwood MO
Tamra Washington MO Because of his sport achievement and his humanitarian ways that were good for both states.
Mike Washington MO He is nationally known and a great role model on and of the field.
Jessica Washington MO A great guy on and off the field. Big part of our history. I can’t think of any politician that deserves this over him. As sad as it is for the family that lost husband/son; I don’t think naming the bridge after him will change their lives.
Victor Aviston IL If there was ever anything that brought Illinois and Missouri residents together the biggest 2 things are the Cardinals and Mississippi River bridges. Stan embodied the Cardinals, history and humanity!
Linda St. Louis MO He represented honorable talent and sportsmanship anyone who likes baseball.
Robert East Alton IL Great man!!!
Becky east alton IL A man who did alot for the area!
Bill Fenton MO Name it after baseballs’ greatest player instead of some worthless politian.
Richard Fenton MO Stan Musial meant so much to the community on both sides of the river. Can’t think of a better person to receive this lasting honor.
Ellen Fenton MO Because Stan was cute and sweet and the best ball player ever.
Karen St. Louis MO The love of Cardinal Baseball unites both St. Louis and the East side. Since Stan was not only the most honored of Cardinal players, but an honorable man in and of himself, what could be better than to name the bridge that links these two states at St. Louis after the highly esteemed Stan Musial?
Sandy Fenton MO This “Stan the Man” bridge will “bridge” the Cardinal Fans together from Illinois, Missouri, and adjoining states who will use it to go back and forth across the Mississippi River. Everyone was a fan of Stan, and he never stopped signing autographs and shaking hands of his numerous fans.
Frank Belleville IL He was a positive role model , something we need more of.
Scott Barnhart MO
Bonnie Belleville IL A wonderful role model… The entire country needs REAL role models!!
Joanne St. Charles MO Stan the Man has always been a positive influence on everyone and he loved St. Louis very much. He was a positive influence for the young and has been a positive symbol for the city.
Kathy St. Louis MO Not only was Stan a great baseball player, but he was a wonderful person. He was always gracious and giving of his time. He signed more autographs than probably any professional athelete simply to make someone happy.
Michael Fenton MO
Gary Milwaukee WI To keep his name in the forefront so future generations will have an opportunity to realize what an outstanding human being Stan Musial was.
David Washington MO Honor a great human being for once.. who better to represent bringing people together than Stan the Span!
John Wentzville MO Not only was he one of the best baseball players to ever play but he was loyal to the Cardinals throughout his 22 years in the majors. He also is a veteran and deserves to be honored for all of the great things he did for St. Louis!!!
Karen St. Louis MO Stan the Man embodies what is good in America. From his military career to his sportsmanship, there are very few people associated with St. Louis who can compare to Stan Musial.
Karla St. Louis MO Because he has done so much for everyone, not just the baseball world. He has been well respected for many years. Someone to strive to be like!!!
Carol Saint Peters MO Stan the Man was important to the entire region, not only as a Hall of Fame baseball player who is often considered among the top ten of all time, but as a gentleman, an entertainer, a man who seemingly lived his life to please others. He was, quite simply a great guy; a great guy who had a positive influence on all who knew him and on those who knew about him. He also was more than happy to volunteer to serve his country in spite of leaving career and family, like so many others of his generation. To name this bridge after him would be an appropriate gesture of unity between the eastern and western sides of the metro St. Louis area. We are all proud of him.
anne saint louis MO BECAUSE STAN MUSIAL IS SAINT LOUIS AND WHAT ALL SAINT LOUISIANS STAND FOR. WHAT AN AMAZING MAN AND HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED SO WE SHOULD REMEMBER HIM IN SOME WAY AND THIS SEEMS PERFECT.
Michael Minneapolis MN
Tim O’Fallon IL
Christy pacific MO We should come together because he was such a loving and caring person and his legacy needs to endure forever. He was a prince of a man.
Paul Chesterfield MO
jerry Ashland WI
Ann O’Fallon IL He will never be forgotten.
Pam Florissant MO There is no one more deserving of this honor.
Patrick Winfield MO Because it’s the very least we can do for “The Man” that had lived a great part of his life doing for everyone else.
Andrew St. Louis MO A true hero to all metro St.Louisans, rather than a political leader that nobody will agree upon, Mr. Musial is someone that truly embodied everything we strive to be, a good person who just happened to be the greatest Cardinal ever! On a side note who really cares what Illinois thinks, their credit rating is the worst in the nation, Missouri just name it after Stan!
Kevnin Sullivan MO Simple…. Because he’s the MAN!
Dan Florissant MO Since we’re not going to rename the city Stanville, a bridge is good way to remember a great person.
Marsha St Charles MO
Walter St Louia MO Stan Is The Man. My Mother Told Me That He Had A Different Batting Style, He Always Shake His But, Before He Hits
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Carol St Louis MO Because he was a wonderful, deserving ambassador to St. Louis.
Jay Maryland Heights MO Stan Musial is synonomous with St. Louis. The entire world has heard of Stan Musial. Anyone coming into St. Louis would be welcomed and pleased to drive across the “Stan”. I can heard the cameras clicking now.
Jesse St Louis MO Stan was America’s favorite gentleman.
Tonia Trenton IL He’s a St. Louis Metro icon. I think it’s a great way to show our respect.
Jack Waterloo IL Because Stan Musial and the St. Louis Cardinals have done more to bridge the gap between the bi-state area than ANY politician!
David Leawood KS Stan Musial is St. Louis!
Thomas Saint Charles MO He honored our area for many years with his support of the community and our baseball team. It is time we honor him in a way that spans the Mighty Mississippi.
Mary Forsyth IL He was a great example and role model for the young and old alike. He loved St. Louis and the Cardinals and the Springfield, IL Cardinals.I feel naming the Bridge after Stan will keep his legacy alive and to inspire others to greatness in his humble way.
Wendy St. Peters MO
Clyde Eddersville IL They shouldn’t. It’s a bridge, has nothing to do with baseball. Get over it folks, let the man rest in peace.
Gary Ballwin MO Deserves to be remembered with this honor.
Gary Ballwin MO Many things have been named after others but none more deserving than Stan.
David High Ridge MO
Jon Chicago IL If you ever name anything after a politician or a sports figure who played after 1990, nothing but remodeling comes with it. Stan was an ambassador to the game and to the charities he served. A true role model for any human being, not just ball players.
Dan Aviston IL He is a great civic treasure
Donna Wildwood MO St Louis is known for their sports fans. Stan gave back to children in Childrens hospital which I can only assume would be full of Missouri and Illinois children. He gave back to the community not just took a paycheck.
ANDREW SAINT LOUIS MO Mr. Musial did much more than excel playing baseball. It was not so much as his skill, but in the manner in which he played the game. He was a “true gentleman of the game”. Going beyond his baseball notoriety, he was a man who “bridged the gap” during the heightened racial times in the 50’s and 60’s (i.e. Jackie Robinson) with his tact, diplomacy and leading by example. Because of Mr. Musial’s personality, character, integrity and entertaining presence, he brought many of us together (Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas and even Indiana) at the game…where at first we were strangers…but when we left…we were friends. He is so well known to so many people both here in Missouri and in Illinois…but all over the Country. And when they cross that bridge and can see the ballpark…people can say, “Thanks Stan…thanks for the memories!”
PAM ST. PETERS MO Honorable man, greatly loved by those in the greater St. Louis region and all Cardinal nation.
Dan Granite City IL It would be a lasting tribute to name the bridge after not only a great baseball player but also a great American. The Stan Span would bring both east and west together to better unify the metro area.
Katharina St. Louis MO Because he was amazing!
Timothy O’Fallon MO
Robert Saint Louis MO It seems like the right thing to do. Stan has always been the area’s good will ambassador.
Paul Washington MO
Zandra Mexico MO Stan was loved by all
Linda Saint Louis MO
Sheila Ballwin MO He gave much to Cardinal Nation for so many decades and this is a way the region can give back to honor his life and his baseball legacy.
Jeff Corvallis OR
bob arnold MO Mr. Nixon-Mr. Quinn, Stan Musial Memorial Span or Bridge. Please get it done. Thank you
Bill Troy IL For everyone respecting this man, in Illinois and Missouri, THE FEELING IS MUSIAL. He exemplified good sportsmanship, he was a real gentleman and a beacon of decency in a decaying moral climate.
Aaron Peoria, IL IL Stan was a symbol of greatness on the field and off. It seems like today we have to choose sometimes, but with The Man we got both. Someone like that truly deserves to be honored by those who are proud to root for him.
Nancy East Dublin GA Stan Musial is a great American Hero. His career was a great one and an honest one. I remember bowling in a league at Red Bird Lanes as a teenager. He gave out the trophies. It was such a great thing to meet him, shake his hand, and receive a trophy from him. He did so much for St. Louis and the area, and baseball.
Jacob Cassville MO St. Louis is BIG baseball city and stan musial was a a great asset to the city of St. Louis, and to the Cardinals! what a great way to honor him by what He did for our city all throughout the years during his life. what other name would you pick? Greatest Cardinal EVER to wear the uniform!
James St. Louis MO For obvious reasons If East St Louis , Illinois can change the official name of” THE VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE” tothe mlk bridge which honored ALL VETERANS of all wars no matter what race the new bridge can be named “THE STAN MUSIAL MEMORIAL BRIDGE.
Jeff Godfrey IL It is a great idea!
Debbie Tucson AZ Stan was a Redbird through and through. He was the bright shining light at the top of the mountain as year after year we have watched athletes and others fall head first from near the top of the mountain caught up in a web of lies and scandals. Stan should be memorialized for who he was, what he stood for and his undying love of St. Louis and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dan Maryland Heights MO Since the stadium is already named Busch Stadium then the next best thing is to name the bridge after Stan. He was a bridge between the White and Black ball players. There are two men Hank Aaron said he looked up to and one was Jackie Robinson and the other was Stan Musial. Enough said. There is also a Whitehouse petiton to for Congress to approve the bridge being named after Stan Musial. You should sign that one also. Here’s the link. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/have-new-bridge-2014-connecting-missouri-illinois-downtown-st-louis-named-after-mlb-hall-famer-stan/vqmp19r5
Daniel Saint Louis MO This is very important that the bridge gets the most prestigous name. That name is STAN THE MAN. Mr. Musial brought both states together for a common good: the cheer the Cardinals on to victory. Both Missouri and Illinois loved Mr. Musial. Let us billed a bridge honoring the greatest Cardinal that in our lifetime.
ROBERT WINFIELD MO Couldn’t ask for a better person, we should all strive to be like him
Emily Saint Louis MO He was a good man, on and off the field, and he is a legend, not just in Cardinal nation.
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Paul Saint Charles MO Stan had plenty of connections and history with both states.
Maureen Granite City IL
Tim St. Louis MO He was a great ball player, a great citizen, and a great guy.
Luke Summerfield IL Stan Musial embodied the true meaning of sportsmanship, not only for his performance on the field, but for his love for humanity. The Cardinals teach young men, starting in the low minor leagues, the “Cardinal Way to Play Baseball”. Yes, while they do teach the fundamentals of the greatest game in the world, they also teach these youngsters how to conduct themselves as true professionals and future major leaguers on and off the field. In essence, the Cardinals organization teaches the “Musial Way to Play Baseball”. It is a high standard of performance and character that one can only dream of attaining, regardless of profession. Cardinal Nation is far-reaching and covers a large area over many states; St. Louis is its capital. For millions of families who make the trek each summer to Busch Stadium, the Shrine of Baseball Heaven, all roads lead to Rome. I cannot think of a more appropriate way to welcome our friends to the east as they end their pilgrimage than for them to cross the Mississippi River on the bridge that bears the name of Cardinal Nation’s benevolent emperor.
Ellen Saint Louis IL His form of living is a goal for which we should all strive.
Michael Wentzville MO Stan Musial stood for all that was good in baseball, on and off the field. He was a person of honor, dedication, and had a love for people. Stan, The Man is the example of a person that SHOULD have a bridge name in his honor. The only shame about it is it has to come after he has passed away. Long live the name, the history, the memory of Stan (The Man) Musial!
Linda Defiance MO In these days of political discord, it would be wonderful to see politicians on both sides of the river come together to do the right thing. Stan would love that, and he would be proud to be the catalyst that brings a spirit of cooperation.
Larry Defiance MO It’s the right thing to do.
Patrick Ofallon MO Mr. Musial always represented this area with dignity. He is nationally recognized as someone to look up to and we should be proud to have a monument to someone of his character. Even though I was too young to remember him playing, I just remember the stories being told on the radio. I cannot remember a negative comment ever being mentioned. His humble personality represents this city.
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Gene Overland MO What a great hero and inspiration!
Bob Boyceville WI Baseball is a key element of St Louis’ identity, Musial is our iconic player — one of the 5 best hitters of all time and an unassuming, generous person.
Wesley M St. Louis MO Such an exemplary gentleman and sports hero should be both honored and memorialized with something that will get such frequent mention as this new bridge. Hopefully the older generations will explain to the younger ones whose name it is on the bridge and why. He is one of the truly great people whose lives should serve as examples for all to emulate. And how appropriate and relevant it would be for this signature St. Louis bridge to be named after a local hero who was universally admired on both sides of the river and nationally as well. Make it so.
Mike Florissant MO What better tribute than a lasting structure to memorialize “The Man” whose demeanor, nature, and kindness crossed so many more boarders as he became legend to the majority of the Midwest during his playing career and beyond.
Chad St. Louis MO He was the best cardinal in St. Louis history and a great human being and a pillar of the community. Just do it.
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John Oakland MO
Cindy Fenton MO It goes without saying that naming the new bridge after Stan Musial would let him know how much he was appreciated by the community and what a good job he did, on and off the field. He deserves to be honored and remembered for years to come as he was a mainstay for the community for such a long time. But why let his influence stop now? Maybe naming the bridge after him could be just the beginning of how he can actively influence the community for many years to come. Every time someone sees the bridge or crosses the bridge, they can be reminded of Mr. Musial’s positive contributions to the community and perhaps be inspired to make their own contributions. Mr. Musial would be honored and humbled to know that he is still having a positive impact on the well-being of the community, especially, where children are concerned. Mr. Musial should continue to be seen as a role model for adults and children alike. So here’s an idea……let’s name the bridge after him AND let’s have an annual celebration on the Arch grounds, honoring Mr. Musial. The annual event could be sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals. The celebration would include the nomination and selection of various adults and children in St. Louis who made positive contributions to the community and/or have influenced others in a positive way over the past year. KMOX could manage the nomination process. I would be happy to Chair the first celebration in 2014 (yes, I’m volunteering). Too often, our celebrations are short-lived and then daily life returns. This is an opportunity to keep a positive influence alive in our community for years to come and to publicly celebrate our successes. Call me!
KJ St. Louis MO
Ronald St Louis MO
McKenna Chesterfield MO He is a very special baseball player in Missouri. I agree that the bridge should be named after him. He is what made St. Louis St. Louis. Without him we would be nothing. He changed our town into something big.
Reid Chicago IL He’s the best Cardinal ever and a much better role model than most (all) politicians from either state!
Brenda St. Charles MO
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Joseph Dittmer MO
Ed Springfield IL Mr. Musial was truly an ambassador for work ethic, human kindness, strength of character, and bridged the gap between many generations. Just like the game, he filled our hearts and minds with joy while at work or at play; especially for what could be and what we hope to be. While never having personally met the man, I hope that even in my life time, I could emulate his legacy. Illinois and Missouri both benefit from a memorial in his honor.
Tim Springfield MO
Carol Weldon Spring MO
Tim Highland IL Stan Musial was a great ambassador for the area and should be honored as such.
Karen Kirkwood MO Stan as a ball player was revered by fans all across the region….Stan’ s conduct and love of life “spans” the nation. A fitting tribute to a humble man.
tom o’fallon MO because he was undercredited in life but we know better and this would help..
David Saint Charles MO There is no better representative of what is good about St. Louis and baseball than Stan.
Pam Granite City IL He was not only a great Cardinal but a great man – – – wish this could have been done before he passed so he would know how many of us remember —- my dad was a cardinal fan and can remember him talking about Stan Musial. I listen to Y98 in the morning and would agree with coments made on there Friday that a plaque be put on each side of the bridge in memory of the worker that died when his crane broke and fell in the river —– please don’t name after a politician,
Kevin Granite City IL What a great man and a great way to show tribute to him and his family
janet st. charles MO Great way to honor a memorable baseball player and a memorable man.
Nick Plains PA CLASS
jim ofallon MO
Mike Dardenne Prairie MO
Rubin St. Louis MO Mr. Musial is an icon of the St. Louis region, the midwest and nationally. It is a fitting tribute to him and his legacy nto have this bridge named for him. How many people travelling across this country could say they crossed the mighty Mississippi on the Stan the Man Span?
Mary Ellen St. Louis MO Because baseball in downtown St. Louis has been a positive influence on both the Missouri and the Illinois side. Stan was a great man that helped our city and needs to be honored
Joy St. Louis MO
Jean Florissant MO
Josephine O’Fallon MO because even though I didn’t know him I know that he is one of St.Louis’ best ball players and one of the best in the kindness of his heart
Nannette Granite City IL Stan is St. Louis. We all love Stan.
Theresa St Charles MO Just as Stan brought a flow between baseball and life, please allow his flow to continue by naming the bridge after Stan.
Gerald Cary NC It is truly wonderful to have an individual with the character he had, particularly one in the spotlight like he has been. To have a person who is sincere and authentic with morals, integrity and character in our day-and-age is truly truly unique and becoming less and less desired and appreciated any more. He represents those characteristics that are more pleasing to God and is a great example for others to follow. He truly was the ‘real-deal’ and ‘genuine-article’. It is no wonder and dignified and honorable for St. Louis to give him the attention his life deserved. It almost assuredly will be the last time this type of honor can be given to such a person. I don’t see anyone in line behind him who may deserve the same attention. What a great and lasting tribute to name the bridge after Stan for future generations to know and remember his life.
Mark Fairview Heights IL JUST AN ALL AROUND GREAT GUY, NOT ONLY outSTANding ON THE FIELD, BUT A TERRIFIC GUY IN LIFE, MY DAD ALSO HAD THAT SAME ATTITUDE IN LIFE WHO PASSED JUST TWO YEARS AGO, A GREAT CATHOLIC ALSO, THEY NOT ONLY LISTENED TO WHAT WAS PREACHED IN CHURCH, BUT TOOK IT TO THE STREETS WITH THOUGHTS TO ALWAYS TREAT PEOPLE WITH RESPECT, MAYBE A PRODUCT OF THAT GREAT GENERATION, I THINK WITH THE WAY STAN MUSIAL CONNECTED PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY WITH HIS MANNERS IN LIFE WAY BEYOND BASEBALL, IT IS FITTING TO JOIN THE EAST TO THE WEST BY HONORING HIM WITH HIS NAME ON THIS BRIDGE, ABSOLUTELY GREAT IDEA!!!!!! 6 EXCLAMATION POINTS.
Richard St. Louis MO You want a role model? This man is THE role model. Part of the greatest generation. This man was loved by both sides of the aisle; the rich, the poor; young and old. When you think of Stan the Man, you can’t help but think about the good in us.
blanche collinsville IL because stan was and is the greatest cardinall and baseballs perfect knight. i saw his last game and he is still my all tine favorite cardinal. r,i.p. stan the man.
steve st louis county MO stan was the connection to both mo and il.he deserves the name of the bridge.he was a legend to st louis and the cardinals.jack buck is already saying to stan “thats a winner”.stan ment alot to st louis and the cardinals.just as much as the legend broadcaster jack buck.
MARY METAMORA IL Nothing more to say than “HE’S THE MAN”
Jay Weldon Spring MO If there was ever one person who epitomized the quality and class of St. Louis Cardinal baseball and St. Louis professional sports in general, it was Stan the Man.
Chris Florissant MO Stan was a man of gentility, integrity and morality and such a great role model to young people. He never argued a call or was kicked out of a game. We need more sports figures like he.
Wendy Freeburg IL
Ron St. Peters MO Why not?
Ronald St. Charles MO I am spending most of the Winter in Mexico. My friends here, from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico, knowing I’m a big Cardinal fan, are offering condolences to me on the death of Stan Musial. The St. Louis area is so fortunate to have had Stan Musial adopt the city as his home town. No widely recognized athlete of any time, or place, has had the kind of impact on people as Stan has. His moral character is above reproach and it is so wonderful to see that people all over the World recognize that. He is the “sports hero'” that all young people, both athletes and non-athletes, should emulate. Let’s give him the recognition he deserves and name the new bridge connecting our two great Midwestern States the name it deserves. So like the bridge that will span the greatest river in our country, his name and character will span the realm of time.
Marlynn St. Louis MO He was a great person, A credit to the city.
Jay Saint Louis MO A True Hero role model of the region!
Barbara Saint Louis MO
Julie Florissant MO This is one reason: After 22 years as a Cardinal, Stan Musial ranked at or near the top of baseball’s all-time lists in almost every batting category. The dead-armed Class C pitcher was transformed into a slugging outfielder who topped the .300 mark 17 times and won seven National League batting titles with his famed corkscrew stance and ringing line drives. A three-time MVP, he played in 24 All-Star games. He was nicknamed The Man by Dodgers fans for the havoc he wrought at Ebbets Field and was but one home run shy of capturing the National League Triple Crown in 1948.
Cara Edwardsville IL
William A. St. Louis MO “The Mississippi River was never a boundary splitting “St. Louis” for Stan “The Man” –For him St. Louis extended not only throughout Missouri and Illinois, but throughout “Cardinal Nation”–from Virginia to California and from Wisconsin to Texas and beyond to Krakow, Poland !! No one person has had a more positive, lasting effect on “St. Louis” over seven decades than Stanley Frank Musial”
Tim Joplin MO
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Dustin St. Louis MO 1 word… Legend
Janet Overland MO
Michael Barnhart MO There is no better example of someone who was a “bridge” between young and old, black and white, rich or poor, democrat and republican than Stan Musial.
Steven Overland MO HE is the face of St. Louis and part of Illinois. Many people love him because they heard him play on KMOX because of the large signal strength! REST IN PEACE STAN THE MAN!!
Gloria House Springs MO He was St. Louis & very Loved by all! What an honor it would be & his memory would live forever! Please show him this respect!!!
Michael High Ridge MO Stan was a great ambassador for our team and city…He deserves this recognition. It will preserve a lifetime of memories.
Teresa St. Peters MO The bridge should be named after Stan “The Man” Musial because he was one in a million – kind, generous and giving. A bridge with his name on it will stand on in eternity to remind us of how easy it can be to be just like him!
Allison Chesterfield MO Stated simply, he deserves it. He gave so much to this city both on and off the field. Nobody has an unkind word to say of him. In generations to come, may he always be remembered as the greatest Cardinal to ever play the game.
Patricia St. Peters MO
jimmy glencoe MO
Larry Montgomery City MO
Jordan Saint Louis MO The new Mississippi River bridge should be named after Stan Musial not only because of his career as a Cardinal. The bridge should be named after Stan Musial because of his service as an ambassador for the Cardinals organization, his charitable contributions to the city of St. Louis, and his service to our country. There is NO more fitting namesake for the new bridge than Stan Musial.
nancy stlouis missouri MO he deserves it for all he gave to the St. Louis area. he was the st louis cardinals.
Ashley Millstadt IL Stan Musial truly represented, through sports and through the way he lived his life, the values this region is known for.
Nina Webster Groves MO A man of his honor deserves this respect!
Allie St. Louis MO Because he represents St. Louis and baseball through the land, therefore the bridge needs to be put in his honor. Stan was a great man and he proves the abilities that people have if they try. Stan the man deserves this honor.
John West Chester PA Stan was a nationally renowned baseball star and clearly deserves the honor. Boston has the Ted Williams tunnel.
Paul Saint James MS Stan “THE MAN” Musial was not only a great baseball player but a great human being. He warrants having the Mississippi River Bridge named in his honor!!!!
Allison Lake Saint Louis MO Gov. Nixon, I strongly encourage you to name the Mississippi River Bridge in Stan Musial’s honor. A suggestion would be “The Musial Connection” since he was always connecting with people in a positive way. If we honor him with this bridge, it is very important that everyone knows why. It is more than just being an unbelievable baseball player. He was an outstanding community member as well. He showed through words and actions that he loved and cared about others more than himself. Sincerely, Allison Dolak
Brian St. Louis MO More than a hall of fame baseball player, Stan was a hall of fame person. He made everyone he met feel special. He shared so much with people. He is someone we all look up to, and he is someone we want to represent for the kind of people we want to be.
James Atlanta GA Stan was a great man in many ways. He was a great baseball player, a community leader, giver of his time and resources. He always made time for family, friends, and fans. He is synonymous with St. Louis and deserves all the honors he achieved and more.
Jeff Edwardsville IL It’s the right choice.
Stanley Syracuse NY Heroes are hard to come by. Stan Musial is a hero in every sense of the word. I have never been to St. Louis, but if you name the bridge after Stan I will come visit and drive on it!
Katie O’Fallon IL Stan Musial was a great St. Louisan who brought joy to the lives of many and will live on in our memories. I can think of no greater reason to name a bridge after someone.
Ellen Las Vegas NV As a person who was born & raised in St. Louis, Missouri there aren’t many people in the sports’ world that one remembers with as much awe as ‘Stan the Man’. As a child who was enthusiatic about baseball – especially the Cardinals – his name is one I’ll always remember. When I got my first softball glove, it HAD to be a Stan Musial glove and it’s still a cherished thing after over 50 years. I will always cherish the memories of being proud of his performances on the field and LOVE the fact that I actually got to see him play. Signing autographs, talking with fans, his harmonica, his smile, and even going to Musial & Biggies to eat dinner and catching a glimpse of him with my family — all great memories. St. Louis was a wonderful place to grow up and raise a family, but Stan Musial deserves to have the bridge named for him — after all the memories he gave us, this is one legacy we can leave for all to see & remember. What a guy he was, and this would be a way to always have him around St. Louis — he was a great example of the way sports’ stars SHOULD be.
Bart Villanova PA I’m not local, but I am a baseball fan. I’ve always thought Stan Musial hasn’t enjoyed the fame he’s deserved because he didn’t play on the East Coast, and because his humble and down-to-earth behavior off the field didn’t sell newspapers. An honor like this would make up for that in a small way.
Kelly Belleville IL Stan the Man is a baseball legend and was a fantastic human being.
Rebecca Brooklyn NY Stan the Man is a local hero. He deserves to have his legacy remembered.
Michele Manchester MO He was not only a St. Louis treasure but a national treasure having received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This is a rare honor given to but a few and he should be recognized not only for his athletic achievements but for his decency toward his fellow Americans and his efforts to help make the racial integration of baseball less arduous.
Eli Saint Charles MO In a country now where so many things are named after the highest bidder, wouldn’t it be nice to honor our past as a way of setting the bar for our future?
Scott Granger IN No better tribute for Stan who acted as a bridge between races during his life then to high a brige that ties our country together named after him
Thomas Algonquin IL There can be no better way to honour a great human being! This ould be a wonerful choice if The Man ha never played a day in his life
Carlos breese IL In this time of CONSTANT bickering and fighting, severe hatred among those of different views, it is more than refreshing to see people of all opinions come together for ONE opinion to name the bridge after “The Man”. Let’s hope that as we remember him that we learn to be more LIKE him!
Jon St. Louis MO Simply to honor a great Man.
Michael Florissant MO Because he was a great man that represent our area very well. He’s also a nationally and internationally recognized figure that would resonate with visitors to our area.
Lisa Saint Peters MO If we are a baseball city, we should name our bridge after our greatest baseball hero, our greatest man, our greatest citizen, and perhaps, our new Saint in heaven :)
Jeff St. Charles MO Stan saw no color in people. Stan saw people as people. He was what people aspire to be. What a legend! He was the true definition of the word “humble”!! See you in Heaven Stan.
Stew Waterloo IL It would be a positive reflection on the metro area and its values as opposed to local political names.
Marcia Dardenne Prairie MO He was a great man and well deserving of this honor. The Cardinals are a St. Louis MISSOURI team but a St. Louis REGION team. Fans come from both sides of the Mighty Miss.
Ron Re Bud IL Because Stan was the best ambassador for this region, and has always represented what is best about this area. We can only hope that this bridge is worthy of his honor.
Steven St. Louis MO Someone who put St. Louis on the map deserves the respect and honor.
Barb Belleville IL He was beloved by all. It’s bipartisan. Beats naming after a politician.
Thomas Florissant MO
jackson Chesterfield MO He was a great guy
Jill Florissant MO
Shelby Chesterfield MO because he was a great baseball player and an all around nice man
chris saint peters MO
Bill Gilbert AZ I was born in St Louis and lived in St Louis until entering the USAF in 1954. Stan Musial was and still my HERO (I am 77 years old). The bridge should be named after Stan because he brought so much love and happiness to the people of Cardinal Nation. Don”t think there is a more deserving for the honor. GO CARDS and RIP STAN. We will always remember you…….
michael st.louis MO I can’t think of a better person to use as a name for the bridge because he signifies a bridge between our state and the rest of the country and the world for that matter .
Tabitha Richmond Heights MO Because he was a great St Louisan bot only a great baseball player of our time
Karen St. Peters MO
robert chesterfield MO Stan epitomized midwestern values through his work ethic, honesty, integrity, humility and sense of humor. A great baseball player and an even greater human being. A genuine role model for future generations.
betty chesterfield MO my grandchildren love Stan and think he’s the nicest man of all ballplayers.
Richard St. Louis MO Stan is the most revered athlete/person in St Louis in the last 100 years and maybe ever.
Susan Saint Louis MO Stan was an all around wonderful man who DESERVES this honor. He should be remembered always and this is a great way to make sure that he is!
Kyle Kansas City MO Stan’s the Man.
Linda Arnold MO
Holly Saint Charles MO Reason 1) He was a unifying person. The bridge is unifying, in a way, bringing together two regions. Reason 2) He deserves it.
Rose Barnhart MO Stan has given us all joy, kindness, and love, when he was both on and off the baseball field. We remember Stan for being a great baseball player. We honor Stan for being a great man.
Mary Shumway IL Stan Musial and his positive attitude toward life is an ultimate model for all of us. Having a bridge connecting the people of Illinois with the people of Missouri unites peoples respect of a Good Man. A Good Man we can all strive to emulate whose life exemplifies that of a true American.
Tom Imperial MO Why the hell not? Good taste for a change? Class? Or why not just give the naming rights to the highest bidder like all other crap decisions are made!
Jeff Arlington TX I was born and raised in St. Louis from 1959 to 1977. Lived around the country and settled in Texas but roots and family have always been StL. The Man has always been a hero and model of a good person and represents values that we all need to be reminded of and aspire to. You can’t go wrong naming a bridge that will remind travelers passing over of this great man and his accomplishments.
Broeck Monterey CA I may live in California now, but I’m an Illinois native, and all my maternal relatives back there are Cardinals fans. Besides, what says “St. Louis” more effectively than “the Cardinals”? And who is the greatest Cardinal of all? Nuff said!
JERRY ST. LOUIS MO He was a great man. The Mississippi River is a great river.
Fred Glendale CA It’s the right thing to do, to honor a man who meant so much to my home state of Missouri. He is probably our greatest Missourian.
pat st louis MO Its a wonderful way to honor a great man
Leonard University City MO He always exhibited the best qualities of our region.
Gail Ashley IL Because of his exemplary status as how a true man should be. He dedicated his life to his family and the city of St. louis, MO, of which that city could sure use more men like him now.
matthew st. jacob IL There are few people in the center of media’s never ending glare like Stan Musial. He has made the city of St. Louis synonymous with greatness not only because of his skills on the field, but because of his unbelievable character. What better way to honor his gift to this city than to name this bridge after “The Man”. Let future generations of Cardinal fans be reminded of our historic past as they rely on Stan Musial to get them to the game. And for those lucky enough to be blessed with getting to see him on and off the field, a reminder that greatness is in all of us. Thank you Mr. Musial for blessing our city, our team and our fans with your skills, personality and commitment to being the best…on and off the field. Rest In Peace, you will be remembered as the LEGAND you are.
Justin Ballwin MO He was a true hero for the city of St. Louis with his sacrifices for the war effort and his selfless personality.
robert indianapolis IN i have insomnia,and the only thing that puts me to sleep,is watching baseball!
Cindy Shaker Heights OH
Mark Springfield IL because Musical needs to be remembered, I’ll be reminded of his greatness as a person every time I cross the bridge.
Beth St. Louis MO A life filled with honor, goodness, kindness, generosity and sacrifice. These should always be remembered. Stan was a great family man, a great American and the best ambassador for what is best in sports in general and baseball in particular. his example should be remebered and honored.
Paul Wayne PA Because he was a local hero and not a corrupt politician like you two.
Charlotte Ellisville MO
Linda Plantersville AL He was a legend as well as a fine decent father, husband, and yes, Cardinal. Today’s children need role models like Stan. St Louis should be proud of him and naming the bridge for him is appropriate. I grew up in St Louis in the 40’s and 50’s and loved the ballpark where I could see “Stan the Man”.
Susan Kirkwood MO Because he was the best. Peripd
Brian Washington MO
Emily St. Louis MO Although I never had the opportunity to see Stan play, he was still an integral part of my cardinals baseball experience. I have been watching the cardinals since I was born, like any St. Louis kid, and Stan will always be the shining example for what all cardinal player, all St. Louisians, and all individuals should really strive to be. He was “baseball’s perfect knight” and it seems the least we can do to honor everything he gave to our city and out team.
Nancy O’Fallon MO Who better to name a bridge after. He is an icon for both MO and IL. Stan deserves all the honors that can be bestowed in his great memory.
Jack Kirkwood MO Who represented this region any better over the past 70 years?
Gregory St. Louis MO I have heard many comments from African American men and women who speak with certainty and conviction stating that Stan Musial was or demonstrated a rascist attitude, and tendencies. Many say things like, ” He would refuse to shake Black peoples hands during autograph signings, etc.” It’s said that he would reach right around people of color’s hands as if they didn’t exist, breaking the hearts of black children, men and women. We should be sure and have more facts before naming such an important structure. This could be a defining blight that could permanently entrench St. Louis in rascist connotations, especially if after naming the bridge for Musial these allegations are proven true.
William Saint Louis MO Because He was the greatest person ever I saw him at the old ball park and ate at Stan and Biggies and he awalys was great to everone and even relations out of state came to see him;
Jake Benton IL No person in my 72 years has brought the Illinois-Missouri area together as much as Stan Musial.
marjorie manchester MO
Bill Dayton OH Because “Decency” needs to be rewarded. Since St. Louis, or Missouri, or Illinois, all are without a 70 year ambassador to Fair Play, Racial Equality, and Humanitarian; Stan’s “The Man”! No one embodies ALL of the ideals a person should have to be considered a decent person, like Stan does. I was born in Springfield, Missouri, and lived there until I joined the U.S. Navy in 1968. I retired in 1988 from the Navy and eventually spent over a decade living in Bridgeton, Missouri. I know what Stan Musial meant to me as a kid, a young adult, and now middle-aged Cardinal fan. Even Mark McGuire whom I still admire and all the other great Cardinals can’t stand the scrutiny next to Stan. No one epitomizes the ideal sports ambassador like Stan. Please don’t deny Stan Musial the recognition he deserves. St. Louis, the State of Missouri and Illinois would be hard pressed to find a more deserving recipient than Stan Musial. Thank You, sorry I got so wordy, but Stan deserves my best effort to convince you; he wouldn’t have given any less! Bill Patton/AMSC/U.S. Navy Retired
Susan Caseyville IL Stan Musial brought our states together, first in baseball then just as people who appreciate this class act of a gentleman. Stan Musial was loved world wide, but he was ours and I would be so proud to have our new bridge named for him!
elizabeth chesterfield MO Stan was a wonderful man-kind and considerate, honest and a tribute to God family and the American ways.His strong example will be remembered forever.
Juanita St. Louis MO
Jim Larchmont NY Do the voice and vote of a New Yorker whose mom was part Polish and from western Pennsylvania (which has suitably honored Roberto Clemente by naming a bridge in his honor) and whose grandfather played first base on his steel mill team and shared Stan’s birthday of November 22, matter? With some athletes our admiration ends with boldface numbers in a record book, but with Stan Musial that was only where it began. Why else did he achieve his most enduring nickname in Brooklyn? Why else did he reach out his hand to a black opponent, Joe Black, who was being harassed by other members of the Cardinals, even though by encouraging Joe Black he might have given an opponent the resolve to pitch better against the Cardinals? Perhaps that last story is why, when I was young, and a black classmate learned I was Polish on my mother’s side, he smiled and said, ‘like Stan Musial.’ And speaking of Brooklyn, I’m going to ask a Brooklyn boy, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, to also urge the bridge be named for Stan (heck, a Senator should have some influence on the naming of a bridge over America’s greatest river). And, let’s not forget, the strongest “supplement/stimulant” Stan ever used before a game was undoubtedly a kielbasa sandwich.
Carol Saint Joseph MO There is no doubt that he is and always will represent our part of the US as Mr. Baseball, Stan The Man. Why not honor him?
Annette Belleville IL
diana east carondelet IL Stan The Man in his own way “bridged” the gap in racial tension by a simple act of sitting down with black players and playing poker; he “bridged” the gap by treating everyone like they were someone special; his humbleness “bridged” the gap unlike many celebrities today so full of ego and greed, he believed that with celebrity comes responsibility to his hometown, his fans, his family; Stan Musial Bridge should be a reality and a symbol of who he was and always will be to all Cardinals fans. We will always remember him as the greatest Cardinals player every time we see the bridge that brings two different states together without politics but with love.
Kelsey Kansas City MO Stan Musial was a wonderful man and ballplayer. He touched so many lives and is loved by all of St. Louis. Naming the bridge after him would be a great way to honor The Man. The way he lived his life, both on the field and off, is an example to people everywhere. Stan was truly an American hero, and he deserves this honor more than anyone else.
Chris O’Fallon MO Stan is the man! should I say any more! we owe him for the years that devoted to Cardinal nation and the community.
Kendall Saint Louis MO Stan Musial is the greatest Cardinals player we’ve ever had. Not only was he a phenomenal baseball player, but he was also a phenomenal person. He touched so many lives and made a difference to so many people. Saint Louis can show our thanks for all that he has done by naming this bridge after him.
Merle Springfield IL I grew up in Springfield, Illinois and a devoted Cards fan at that! we had no other team but the Crads! my first game ever was the last game that Stan ever played; I think that we as Cards fan owe Stan the man! and central Illinois is nothing but Go Cards country! R.I.P. Stan
Debbie St Louis MO
Loren Carrollton IL
Dina Leslie MO Because Stan Was Universal…. He Loved His Fans On Both Sides Of The River. What An Amazing Way To Show The Unity Of Missouri And Illinois By Naming The Bridge After Such An Amazing Human Being! Naming Thee Bridge After Him Would Remind Everyone Who Travels Across It To Remember Not Just The Player But The Man Who Brought Such Joy To Others And Possibly Those Who Cross That Bridge Could Pass On Stans Legacy By Making Someone Smile Or Saying A Kind World For Someone Who Really Needs It! Maybe Driving Across It Daily Will Remind Us To Live Our Lives In The Way Stan Did And We Will All Become Better People And Treat Our Peers With Respect All Because We Would Be Reminded Of Stan And Respect. Sometimes If Your Reminded Of Something Daily We Cannot Ignore It… We Have To Change For The Better! This Goes So Much Further Than The Name Of The Bridge… This Is A Lesson In Human Respect And Ultimate Kindnesses……….
Robert Flora IL Stan Musial was an icon in the St Louis area. Illinois and Missouri are all Cardinal fans and how else could you honor such a great man
Joe Denver CO As a St. Louis native, I feel that both Missouri and Illinois would be honored to have the bridge named after such a good man. When we name a public venue, we need to use the names of truly, worthy, upstanding citizens, such as Stan the Man.
Cathleen st.Louis MO
Barry Colorado Springs CO Because I can’t believe that it has taken this long to name something after him anyway. In a world where it seems everything is named after a corporation, and then the next year that same thing is named after another corporation, it would be nice for something permanent like that. Plus we know the Cardinals aren’t going anywhere, so what a great way to introduce youngsters to the Cardinals via the question: “Mom, who was Stan Musial?”
bob st louis MO Stan the Man was a great ballplayer and a GREAT PERSON LOVED BY ALL
Alex Webster Groves MO “Here stands Baseballs perfect warrior, Here stands Baseballs perfect knight.”
Jon Du Quoin IL
Tom Des Peres MO Stan epitomizes everything good and gracious about sportsmanship and citizenship, and is a shining example to us all as how to live our lives.
Marge Dublin, GA Because he was an honorable man on and off the field. He was always kind to everyone.
Lawrence DeFuniak Springs, Fl FL Great way to be able to teach your kids about honor, integrity and respect for others when they ask-Who is Stan Musial when they see name on the bridge!!!
Stan Chemsford MA Other than the ARCH, Stan Musial is THE icon for St.Louis of the 20th century! At the same time he was a model for goodness and excellence in the region and beyond.
Denise St. Peters MO Because Stan was a hero, he is a legend, someone to admire.
Gail Ballwin MO
Margie St. Louis MO
Samuel Scottsdale AZ Mr. Jay Nixon i fell the bridge should be named after stan muscial because of what hes done to make this city a giant fan base for baseball this is good for the city of St. Louis popularty What Stans done in his life and what hes done to the city of St.louis and i feel he should be thanked in this way naming the bridge after him
Timothy St. Peters MO Today, too many athletes are glorified and remembered for all of the wrong reasons — criminal behavior, affairs, steroid use and dozens of other immoral activities. Stan Musial, instead, is remembered as an incredible athlete who did the sorts of things that make following sports meaningful: inspiring people to do the best and to help others. In this, he also represents the best of the ethos of Cardinal Nation, fans of which reside on both sides of the Bi-State Region. Naming the bridge after “the Man” would be a fantastic way to remind people that determination, hard work and a caring attitude actually mean something.
Jim & Barb St. Louis MO Stan Musial leaves behind his legacy for all of us to live by. The bridge named for him will serve as a constant reminder of his legacy
William Manchester MO Stan was an outstanding member of the community for 60+ years, and exemplified the best in sportsmanship and character. In a time when sports personalities are put on a high pedistle, and many fall from grace, this true man of honor never failed. No one is perfect, but Stan was a close as they come. From his records in the major leagues, to the respect he showed his fellow man, no other modern day figure comes as close.
AJ Columbia MO Beats naming it after a politician!
Jessica Wildwood MO Stan Musial is such a proud, outstanding and representative memory of St. Louis. He embodies every attribute to which makes St. Louis the home of the best fans in national sports, and that should not be taken in vain.
Jill Wylie TX I grew up in St. Louis; born on the 4th of July. Swam in the Mississippi, enjoyed the concerts and fireworks at the VP Fair, and ate at Stan Musial and Biggie’s after high school dances. Having a bridge named after Stan Musial only solidifies my positive memories of where I came from. My husband is from Illinois and I am from Missouri. When we come home to visit our families, we should be crossing the Stan Musial Bridge. :-) It just makes sense. He was a great Cardinal! He’s the man!
Kathryn St. Louis MO Stan was a genuinely kind man whose brilliant baseball career and and extraordinary decency represent the best of Cardinal nation, which, of course, includes a large part of southern Illinois. We will never have another like him; talented, gracious, humble, always giving and full of class. He has represented Cardinal baseball and the city of St. Louis so well for so long. He is a national hero as well, and future generations will be served by knowing his name and learning about his legacy.
MARK COLLINSVILLE IL
Joseph kirkwood MO We need a petition for this??? Its the least we could do to honor Stan. He is one of the greatest and most genuine persons to come and represent our beautiful city. Also I have started a FB page Called Honor Stan Musial its to get the Cardinals to change the 7th inn stretch to Stans harmonica version of Take Me Out To The Ballgame. Please help me spread the word.
Gene Saint Louis MO Stan Musial was the epitome of what every ball player should be. He was not only one of the greatest hitters in the game but true gentlemen on and off the field. What makes Musial so great is no one ever had a bad thing to say about him. It would be a wonderful idea to name a bridge after Stan because it would cause everyone to think of Stan’s qualities every time they cross the bridge. The world is a better place because of Stan Musial.
Shane Wentzville MO
Robyn St. Charles MO Stan Musial was a baseball hero of St. Louis and also a resident. If Mark McGuire had a street named after him after just a few years of St. Louis baseball, Stan Musial’s name most certainly should have the new bridge named in his honor.
Jeffrey Rockton IL Naming the new Interstate 70 Mississippi River Bridge in rememberance of Stan Musial is a no-brainer. Normally, we think in terms of naming a memorial after someone as honoring that person’s life, accomplishments, character, etc.–and rightly so. But naming this bridge for Mr. Stanley F. Musial would also be an honor for the great States of Missouri and Illinois, just as it was an honor for the city of St. Louis and, in particular, the Cardinals organization to have been graced by the talent and ongoing presence of The Man himself. There is not enough good that can be said about Stan Musial. This small act of rememberance would be the least we could do to honor the memory of a great, noble, and humble human being, Stan the Man–The Greatest Cardinal.
Ellen St. Louis MO He has always been an ambassador for St. Louis.
Michael University City MO
Russell Godfrey IL Its just the right thing to do. Way better than naming it after a politician. Stan was a very decent man and meant so much to the bi-state region.
Raymond Panama City Beach FL He meant so much to me growing up in St. Louis. I have lived in Florida for 17 years now & still follow the cardinals on MLB baseball & have always looked forward to seeing Stan on opening day at the ballpark. I’ll have a tear to shed this year when he is not there.
Camille Panama City Beach FL I was born and raised in St. Louis and moved to Florida when I was 48 which was 17 years ago. I have always been and still am a Cardinal Fan. I will never let them out of my life. Stan Musial was one of the 1st ball players I knew when I was in grade school. I saw him play at Sportsman Park and saw him at Rally’s and games through the years. He is what St Louis Baseball and Cardinal Nation is all about. What a great tribute to him to have the bridge carry his name. Cardinal Baseball has a empty spot that will never be filled. Whenever I listen or watch a Cardinal game from now on I will always think of Stan the Man!
Ray Swansea IL Stan Musial represented everything a sports icon and a man should be. At this time in history there is no one more deserving of this honor than “Stan the Man”. St. Louis was truly blessed to be called home to Stan Musial.
Ken Caseyville IL St.Louis Metro area has always been Cardinal baseball fans . Stan Musial has always been in the hearts of us Illinois fans and a more fitting name for the bridge will never be found. Stan rest in peace ,you will be missed.
Sandra Cypress TX He meant so much to so many people that it would be a fitting tribute honoring a loved Cardinal.
Jean Florissant MO
brent bluffton IN that would be great. what a good role model for young people and all. also louis and clark name might be a name to consider.
Greg Oscarville GA In an age where so maney of our public figures are tainted by scandal and major character flaws, it is incumbant upon society to memorialize those select few whose lives are worthy of emulation. Stan Musial is indeed a member of that select class deserving of such a tribute.
Emily St. Louis MO
John Dunnellon FL Because,unlike most names chosen to honor governmental projects. Stan was not a shameless politician feeding at the public trough.
Antony Lebanon IL Stan The Man
Jeff Bonne Terre MO I think the new Mississippi River bridge should be named the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge because he was truly a great man. He was more than just “The Man” in the world of baseball, he was also “The Man” in everyday life. A great humanitarian, friend of many people, Stan Musial was truly “The Man”. And for that reason alone, I believe the new bridge in St. Louis should be named “The Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.”
Dean Kirkwood MO
John St. Louis MO Every news report that I have heard has said that he was not only a great baseball player he was also a great human being. He is an icon for St. Louis.
Brendan Manchester MO
Edgar Belleville IL I think HONOR says it all!!!!
Kathy Desoto TX I grew up in St. Louis but moved to Dallas in 1982. But always continued to be a Cardinals fan. Stan Musial and his family are such a wholesome family, so important to St. Louis. Much more respectful than the Busch family.
George Swansea IL I can’t think of any one else that is more deserving or a better example to all of us in Missouri and Illinois. If the thousands of drivers that will use this new link between our 2 states are reminded of his example of caring and courtesy we would all benefit George Sharos Swansea Ill.
Ruby Belleville IL Stan would be VERY HUMBLE AND PROUD knowing this BRIDGE bares HIS name!
Nick St. Louis MO
John St. Charles MO
Ron anna IL It’s just hard to mention St. Louis with out thinking of the Red Birds and the man. I’m sixty eight now and grew up in the Stan Musial years. My uncle went to spring training almost every year.
Kate Montpelier VT
John jonesboro IL He should be remembered in the biggest way. How could you talk about St. Louis the cardinals and not thin of “The Man”.
Jessica Jonesboro AR
Betty Ballwin MO
Devon Saint Louis MO
Patrick Olivette MO Stan Musial is not just about Missouri and Illinois. Stan Musial epitomizes the Best of America.
Dale Palmetto GA Not only was he a role model in baseball, but more importantly he was a a role model in LIFE. Maybe just once, officials on BOTH sides of the Mississippi river in St. Louis could work together to get this bridge done. There’s been infighting from both sides of the river since I grew up in Jefferson County.
daniel lake st. louis MO More than a ball player but a great humanitarian.
Robert Saint Charles MO
brenda lake st. louis MO First time I met him at his restaurant, I was 18yrs old and raised military (not from STL) he came by our table visited. He was so kind & pleasant. Have seen him many times since and he always remained the same kind & pleasant. Stan has always been a great model.
Phillip Perryville MO Who else can even come close to Stan “The Man” Musial?? Look how he lived his life as a young man, all the way up to his passing away. Look how he, YES, Help break the color line in MLB. How he went pass what a average person does in their lives. Going to Hospitals visiting young kids, aand even older kids. When Stan “The Man” Musial would come out in his car/cart before the opening of the first game, All Star game, play offs their was not one person who was not looking at this great man before our very eyes, who was not seating but clapping their hands out of great repect for this great man. I remember my grandfather taking me to Sportman Park getting to see the Man play many times when I was a very youg kid. That is why I took my son to many games in the Busch number 1 along with Busch #2. Now he is a season ticket holder and he takes me and his Mother, Wife and his two sons to the greatest show in Missouri , to see the Cardinals play. Yes there was other playerssuch as Dizzy, Whitey, Gibby, Brock, Boyer, Flood, Ozzie, Carp, Maris just to name a few but who do you remember???? Just One Player Who Stands Out For Who He Is, Stan”The Man” Musial
Jim Florissant MO
Wanda Afton MO Stan was loved by people in both states and he did as much for the Illinois residents as in Missouri. It would be a great honor to name the bridge after Stan just as it was a great honor to have him in our lives. People came from around the world just to see Stan and I think it would be the only option for it to be named after him. There can’t be another name for it. Never I am sure there are millions of people that feel the same way I do. He was my husband’s idol before he passed away so I am positive that my husband is now talking to Stan and enjoying every minute with him the same as he did while he was here. He was one of the hundreds of people that watched the ballgame ad Stan through the knotholes in Sportsman’s Park on Grand. I am sure Bob is so joyous to see Stan again.
Kristy Franklin WI He was a great man, talented player, and dedicated to the city of St Louis.
rich Highland IL Who can you think of that deserves it more? He was a great man who always treated people with kindness. If a jerk like Mc Guire can get a highway named after him, Stan the Man is worthy of a bridge.
Ellen Robertsville MO Stan Musial was an outstanding person without reproach who unselfishly and continually gave back throughout his entire life. Few can say they’ve done the same.
Mary Ellen St. Louis MO Stan Musial was an uncommon man with the common touch.
Thomas Chesterfield MO Stan needs not to prove to anyone that he walked amongst us as a mortal being but practiced a way of life most of us will never attain. Honor, integrity and purpose of character. The St. Louis region has an opportunity to grasp the gold ring, one that was forged for us by Stan the Man.
Eric Benton KY
Louis Okawville IL I can think of no one else who deserves this honor. Not only was he an outstanding ball player but he was even a greater person.
John Saint Louis MO
Lisa O’Fallon MO Great man on & off the field that gave much to the St. Louis region in so many ways
Barbara San Mateo CA What better way to “Bridge” 2 great States!!!
Mike St. Charles MO I can’t think of anyone in the entire “metro” area who represents both sides of the river as not only a great athlete, but also a great human being.
Jennifer Florissant MO I was fortunate to have met Stan The Man. He truly was one of the sweetest, most humble, selfless appreciative men I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Just an amazing human being!
Nicholas Hazelwood MO
Jacob Wentzville MO Because it’s the least we can do after “the Man” gave so much heart and soul to our states.
Maureen Saint Louis MO Naming the bridge for Stan will be a constant reminder for all of us to aspire to be more like the person he was. As Bernie Miklasz said so poignantly in his column this morning: We have all heard the stories before, many times over, about Musial’s generous kindness in his dealings with friends, family, strangers and anyone that was blessed with a personal interaction during Stan’s 92-plus years. After a while, the stories become common, routine. But it is different now. Musial will no longer be around to show us how to treat others, or to make us happy. The loss hurts. And the stories are more powerful now. “All at once it hit me,” Costas said. “I didn’t expect to cry. I didn’t go up there thinking I would cry. But just recalling how he lived his life, his constant decency … it just struck me.” That is why Costas wept. That’s why we wept. The special Musial Mass handbook featured a poem, written in 1904 by Elisabeth-Anne “Bessie” Anderson Stanley. Read this, and you’ll know why the Musial family chose it: He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; Who has enjoyed the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who has left the world better than he found it; Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; Whose life was an inspiration; Whose memory a benediction. An hour later, Matheny was still pointing to the poem and shaking his head. “It was almost as if it was personally written for him,” Matheny said. “It’s stunning. Believe me, that will be somewhere in our clubhouse for our players to see. “Stan Musial’s legacy will never be forgotten around here. Never.”
Anita Warrenton MO
Ben St. Louis MO
Jamie Ballwin MO Stan was so proud of his city and the people that live here it would be a great tribute for a great man!!
Tom House Springs MO He is the most deserving person from either MO or Ill
Karen St. Louis MO
Teri Bloomington IL There are so many Cardinal fans in Illinois. My father-in law who lived until 97 was a die-hard Cardinal fan. He hailed from the small communities of Washburn, Metamora IL area. He influenced my 2nd son and my daughter and they are red blooded Cardinal fans. My son lives in a suburb of Chicago where he teaches Jr High and High school students in an Alternative School program in Oswego school district. He proudly wears his Cardinal garb. My daughter has been to quite a few games. She loved getting her Masters degree in Deaf Education at Washington University at St Louis where she could easily catch a game. She now lives in Memphis TN where she teaches children who are deaf. The Cardinal farm team plays in Memphis so that is one thing she relishes! Many people would have a sense of pride in naming the new Mississippi River Bridge in Stan Musial’s honor!
Paul Kansas City MO Mr. Musial transcended baseball because of the gentleman and and ambassador he was for our city. His name is not just synonymous with baseball, but with the history of our great city. There will never be another Stan Musial in the history of St. Louis and our greatest athlete and one of our greatest citizens should be remembered forever.
Redmond St. Charles MO If the world had more people like Stan Musial, the world would be a much better place! He has given great things to MO and IL, it would be honorable to give this to him in return.
jeff Albany OR He was at the same time, an example of the best and highest acheivement of humanity and he was also every man.
Chris Kirkwood MO Because he was awesome!
charlie jacksonville IL
Angela Tampa FL I now live in Tampa but Stan Musial’s death was still front page news here. The man was an icon and beloved figure in the city. He did so much for the city while he was alive and this is a great way to honor him.
David St Charles MO
Steven Bloomington IL He was a good baseball player and a great human being loved by both Illinois & Missouri people.
Diane Bloomington IL Stan Musial’s represents everything good about baseball & people in general. His legacy unites both states as will this bridge.
Keith Ofallon MO Stan was not only an outstanding athlete but the ideal person you can use as an example for young people to asspire to.
Michael St. Louis MO In my opinion, no one has meant so much to the St. Louis area (which includes the Metro East in Illinois) as Stan Musial, both during his illustrious career and throughout his many wonderful years of retirement. He was one of the area’s greatest ambassadors of goodwill and wherever he traveled throughout the world he was linked with St. Louis and St. Louis was linked to Stan. His and Cardinal fans exist throughout Illinois as well as the rest of the country and the world. During most of Stan’s playing years, St. Louis was the western most and southern most city in major league baseball. Baseball has since expanded from coast to coast and Canada to Mexico. Naming the new bridge, which spans the great Mississippi River, after Stan would immortalize his contribution towards linking East with West and the spreading of his human dignity, compassion for others, and his boundless goodwill. A wonderful memorial for a truly wonderful person.
Joyce A St. Louis MO
Kevin Eureka MO
Ricardo East Alton IL
Jacob Amarillo TX Deciding to name the bridge after Stan Musial is like deciding to have red seats at Busch Stadium. It simply must be done.
Andrew Washington IL Stan “The Man” Musial was one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game of baseball. Much more important, though, was his great personality off the field.
Jean Bonne Terre MO Who better to name it after? There isn’t anyone better.
Theresa Fenton MO Stan Musial was a St. Louis icon, who displayed honesty and integrity on the baseball field and off. A true gentleman. My dad and husband met Stan Musial in person, he signed a baseball for dad. Let’s keep Stan Musial on our minds and in our memories by naming this bridge after him. It’s the very least we can do…
Bonnie Montgomery City MO Stan Musial bridged race at a time when there was open hostility about black baseball players playing in the National and American Leagues. Stan reached out to them and encouraged them. He also bridged the generations by living a life of integrity, kindness, and sportsmanship. He was an inspiration to others and had an untarnished life.
Robert Jerseyville IL Icon,for baseball and the people.
Brendan Saint Louis MO All my greatgrandpa talked about was the cardinals and Stan the Man my grandpa played on the cardinals farm tean many years ago before going in the army
jane st louis MO No brainer….the bridge into the great baseball city should be named after the greatest cardinal to play in this city. Stan Musial Memorial Bridge would be the perfect way to say thanks for all he has done to promote this city. ( The “stan span” does not seem classy enough for this wonderful human being.)
Aaron O’Fallon MO
Sam Batavia IL Good way for both states to come together on something and respect and honor The Man.
Daniel Cypress TX He’s the greatest Cardinal of all time and deserves the honor.
Thomas Columbia IL Stan’s legacy of bringing Missouri and Ilinois together spans generations. Naming this bridge in honor of Stan’s contribution to the community is the right thing to do.
Gloria St. Louis MO Stan is the most worthy individual yet suggested to name the bridge after. Also he was appreciated on both sides of the river.
michael black rock DC because he was not only a great ballplayer,but the great person that everyone wants to be,but just can’t put in the time! learn by example america! yea, it’s that easy! God bless ya Stan!
Kathy Saint Peters MO He was a great person to St. Louis and the community. Let him have his name as part of St. Louis landmark. He will never be forgotten.
Will Murphysboro IL It just makes sense. No explanation is needed.
AUDREY 9836 SIELOFF DR MO A TRUE GENTLEMAN KNOWN BY PEOPLE ON BOTH MO AND ILL SIDE .
Pat Collinsville IL A hero to me for over 55 years.
Joe St. Charles MO
Cheryl Galena OH
Dalby mason city IL Because Stan Musial’s life shaped the city to how it is today: a town that is in love with baseball. He is a legend in every