Stan Musial

Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Stan Musial, waves to fans during Stan Musial Day at Busch Stadium on October 2, 2010, in St. Louis. Word has come from the White House on November 17, 2010 that Musial will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January 2011. Musial, who will be 90 later this week, is one of 14 awarded the Medal of Freedom today. Others include former President George H.W. Bush;  Maya Angelou, poet; Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel; U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; John H. Adams, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Warren Buffet, investor and philanthropist; Jasper Johns, artist; Dr. Tom Little, U.S. ophthalmologist murdered in Afghanistan; Yo-Yo Ma, musician; Sylvia Mendez, civil rights activist; Bill Russell, former NBA player; Jean Kennedy Smith, former ambassador; and John Sweeney, former AFL-CIO president.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt/FILES

Nixon Signs Bill Naming ‘Stan Musial Memorial Bridge’

Missouri is naming its side of a new Mississippi River span the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” for the late St. Louis Cardinals great.

07/10/2013

A general view of Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals GM Orders Cross Honoring Musial To Be Removed From Mound

The St. Louis Cardinals general manager ordered a cross carved into the pitcher’s mound to be removed after a fan complained about the religious symbol to local newspapers.

07/08/2013

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U.S. Senate Passes “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge”

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the name “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” for the new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River.

06/27/2013

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“Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” Passes U.S. House

Legislation naming the new I-70 bridge the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” passed the U.S. House Tuesday.

06/25/2013

Workers raise a new conduit into position on the new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River in December, 2012. (Photo via MoDOT)

U.S. House To Vote Today on ‘Stan Span’

Rep. John Shimkus says the measure is expected to pass the House and then win fast approval in the Senate. The name should be in place by the time the bridge opens to traffic.

06/25/2013

Outfielder/First Baseman Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals with bat on shoulder infront of the batting cage before an early circa 1960's Major League Baseball game. sMusial played for the Cardinals from 1941-63. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Stan Musial Glove Sold for Record Price

A game used Stan Musial glove sold for a record price at auction on Monday.

06/24/2013

Musial Home

Stan Musial’s Ladue House For Sale

Built in 1962, the 5,286-square-foot, three-acre estate in Ladue is listed at $1,795,000. The house has four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a pool.

05/22/2013

Workers raise a new conduit into position on the new I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River in December, 2012. (Photo via MoDOT)

Illinois Gov. Quinn Discusses Bridge Name

“I personally feel that the bridge should be honoring our veterans and so I think we need to sit down and talk about that.”

05/20/2013

Part of the Stan the Man Musial Tribute Garden in downtown St. Louis, planted by Gateway Greening on May 18, 2013 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Saluting “Stan The Man” With a Garden

Gateway Greening’s new plantings downtown take on a style fitting for a St. Louis baseball legend.

05/18/2013

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The Stan Span Inches Closer to Reality

Missouri House members gave the legislation final approval 149-1 on Monday. It now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.

05/06/2013

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