Stan Musial

Stan Musial bridge
9:36 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Pa. to name bridge after native son Stan Musial

Stan Musial on opening day 2011. Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett says he'll sign a bill renaming a bridge near Musial's hometown for the Cardinal great.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett says he'll sign a bill that would rename a bridge in the southwest part of the state for Stan Musial.

The bridge carries State  Route 1077 over the Monongahela River between Monessen and Musial's hometown of Donora, all about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

The measure's sponsor says the bridge will "serve as a permanent reminder that, despite humble beginnings, hard work can lead to great accomplishments."

Musial Awarded Medal of Freedom
9:43 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Cardinals great Musial awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Stan Musial is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 15, 2011. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 1:32 p.m. Feb. 15, 2011 with post-ceremony comments

Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today in Washington.

The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and first baseman received the medal from President Barack Obama today in a ceremony at the White House.

"This is the top honor that I'm ever going to receive," Musial told the St. Louis Beacon in his hotel room before the ceremony.

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