Legendary St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial was remembered for both his Hall of Fame career and deep connection to the city during a funeral mass on Saturday.
An at times emotional Bob Costas said Stan the Man was a brilliant baseball player, to be sure. But, Costas said, that’s only part of his legacy.
“Our greatest ballplayer, sure, but also our friend, our neighbor, and that is why the bond between this player and this city is unique and lasting,” Costas Said.
Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, Tenn. said Musial was a rare mix of skill and humility.