Jay Hoffman, D-Belleville, said he has great respect for Stan Musial but believes the bridge should be named after the men and women who died for the country.
Early in the non-debate there was a ground swell of support for naming the bridge after the late great baseball hall of famer Stan Musial.
“Stan Musial wasn’t just another baseball player, Stan ‘The Man’ was a role model, veteran and humanitarian,” said Rep. Dwight Kay.
World Golf Hall of Famer Judy Rankin is coming home for a ceremony in the Delmar Loop.
Cards closer finished up shutout started by rookie pitcher Shelby Miller.
The St. Louis Cardinals put this photo out on twitter earlier this morning.
“I’m thrilled to see the ‘Stan Span’ so close to becoming a reality, and urge my colleagues in the U.S. House to quickly approve this tribute,” said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.
The measure was approved by the Senate’s transportation committee last week and has been placed on the Senate’s debate calendar.
“Stan Musial Day” would be on November 21, Musial’s birthday if Republican Representative Dwight Scharnhorst has his way.
The official name of the new bridge would be the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” if the bi-partisan effort is successful.