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Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:43

Stan Musial memorabilia online auction

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Fans of St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial will get a chance to own a piece of his personal collection - items ranging from game-worn jerseys to championship rings to harmonicas - through an online auction that's now underway.

Musial died in January at age 92, a year after his wife died. The family kept many mementos and donated many others.

Musial's grandson, Brian Musial Schwarze, says Stan the Man's modest home in Ladue, Mo., was filled with items even relatives didn't know existed.

With so much stuff, the family decided to auction some of it off.

The auction of 400 lots of items began Thursday. Heritage Auctions of Dallas is hosting the online auction. Bidding closes Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, depending on the lot.

 

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   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri is naming its side of a new Mississippi River span the "Stan Musial Memorial Bridge" for the late St. Louis Cardinals great.

   But the state might not have the exclusive naming rights. Federal legislation approved by Congress and awaiting action by President Barack Obama names it the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge." That name represents a compromise between Missouri lawmakers who wanted to honor Musial and Illinois lawmakers who wanted to honor military veterans.

   Governor Jay Nixon signed Missouri's legislation Wednesday. It also names part of a highway for construction worker Andy Gammon, who died while building the new Mississippi River bridge.

   Missouri's legislation also names an existing St. Louis bridge for former Congressman William Clay, who won the first of 16 U.S. House terms in 1968.

 
Published in Local News
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 02:50

U.S. House approves compromise bridge name

   Local political leaders are it calling an impressive display of bipartisan support and compromise.  The U.S. House on Tuesday voted to name the new Interstate-70 bridge over the Mississippi River as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge."  

   Missouri lawmakers had wanted to name the span after the Cardinal's legend.  Illinois lawmakers had wanted to name the bridge to honor veterans.  Tuesday's 395-to-2 House vote would do both.  

   The measure now moves on the U.S. Senate.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:34

Stan Musial's house for sale

For the right price, you can live like a Cardinal great.

The home of Stan "The Man" Musial is on the market. The family of Stan decided it is time to sell his mid-century Ladue home. For under $2 million--$1.8  to be precise--you can walk the same floors as Musial and his wife Lil.

According to the listing the house is over 5,200 square feet with four bedrooms and seven baths. The home is set on three acres of land. Musial was 92 when he died in January. 

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The man widely hailed as the greatest St. Louis Cardinal of them all will be honored at the team's home opener on Monday.

 

The Cardinals are starting the season with six road games before hosting Cincinnati in a Monday afternoon game. Before the game the team will honor Stan Musial, the Hall of Famer who died in January at age 92.

 

The Cardinals said Friday that Musial's four children will unveil an outfield wall marker as part of Opening Day ceremonies that begin at 2:30 p.m. The Budweiser Clydesdales will make their traditional Opening Day march around Busch Stadium, and the Cardinals in the Hall of Fame will circle the ballpark in a motorcade.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals will wear a patch on their left sleeve this season to honor the memory of Stan Musial.

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The Hall of Famer widely considered the greatest Cardinal player ever died in January.

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To honor his memory, the Cardinals will debut the patch in the season opener Sunday at Arizona.

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The patch is unusual for one honoring a deceased icon: There is no black, a nod to Musial's always-sunny disposition. It features a red border and Musial's number 6, in red, with his signature through the number.

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The background of the patch is the color of the jersey - gray for road games, white for home, and cream-colored when the Cardinals wear their new alternate jersey.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A proposal to name a new Mississippi River bridge for the late St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial is moving ahead in the Missouri Senate.

The measure was approved by the Senate's transportation committee last week and has been placed on the Senate's debate calendar. It's not clear when the full chamber might take it up.

Musial died last month at age 92. A movement quickly began to name the new Interstate 70 bridge over the Mississippi for the seven-time National League batting champion.

Lawmakers in both Missouri and Illinois would have to approve the name. The bridge is expected to open sometime next year.

The Missouri Senate bill is sponsored by Republican Eric Schmitt, of St. Louis County. A similar bill has been introduced in the Missouri House.

 

 
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His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and long-time friend of the Musial family, will join the Father Robert J. Carlson the Archbishop of St. Louis, and Bishop Richard Stika in celebrating the Mass.

Lindell Boulevard will be closed between Taylor and Newstead following the Basilica’s regularly scheduled 8 a.m. Mass. The funeral is private and by invitation only.

Immediately following the Mass, the funeral procession will make its way to Busch Stadium where the family will lay a wreath at the base of the Stan Musial Statue as part of a prayer ceremony before proceeding to a private burial. Fans wishing to view the procession are encouraged to do so outside of Busch Stadium along 8th Street and be in place by 12:30 P.M.

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