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Ed Wheatley joined Don Marsh for a discussion about his illustrated children’s book “Incredible Cardinals.”
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For St. Louis Cardinals fans of a certain age, the players painted on the left field wall of Busch Stadium evoke fond memories of baseball heroes of days gone by. But for younger fans, the names Bob Gibson, Red Schoendienst and even Stan Musial may not even register, much less Dizzy Dean.

To rectify that matter, local author Ed Wheatley and illustrator Ed Koehler have created a book for children featuring St. Louis Cardinals greats who are now in the Baseball Hall of Fame as well as some who may be future inductees.

The casket of St. Louis Cardinals great 'Red' Schoendienst is escorted from the Cathedral Basilica in the Central West End on June 5, 2018. Schoendienst died June 6, 2018 at the age of 95.
Robert Cohen | Pool photo

One of the most beloved members of the St. Louis Cardinals' organization was rememberd Friday as a humble man who loved baseball and his family. Albert "Red" Schoendienst has been laid to rest. The baseball Hall of Famer died June 6. He was 95.

Joe Edwards outside Blueberry Hill
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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - If you don’t know who Joe Edwards is, you probably haven’t lived in St. Louis for long. Owner of Blueberry Hill; friend of Chuck Berry; driving force behind local standbys like the Pageant, the Pin-Up Bowl, the Flamingo Bowl and the Moonrise Hotel (all of which make him unofficial mayor of the Delmar Loop); connoisseur of Hawaiian shirts: These things help describe Joe Edwards.

Stan Musial Online Auction Nets $1.2 Million

Nov 11, 2013
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Hundreds of bidders, most presumably St. Louis Cardinals fans, now own a piece of Stan Musial memorabilia after an online auction of his possessions.

Officials with Heritage Auctions of Dallas said Monday that winning bids for the month-long auction totaled $1.2 million, far more than expected. The auction ended Saturday.

Items ranged from game-worn jerseys to World Series rings to Musial's legendary harmonicas.

Old Busch stadium
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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Welcome to St. Louis, Red Sox fans.

Since this will be the first visit to Busch Stadium for many of you, here’s a brief guide to finding your way around baseball heaven.

Governor Quinn Visits Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

Jul 15, 2013
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On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn paid a visit to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in East St. Louis.

Quinn said the bridge will reduce congestion and pollution and praised the jobs the project has created. He also hopes the project nurtures a positive relationship between Missouri and Illinois.

Obama Signs Law Naming 'Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge'

Jul 12, 2013
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President Barack Obama has signed legislation designating the new Interstate 70 bridge connecting St. Louis and southwestern Illinois over the Mississippi River as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge."

The name is a compromise between Missouri lawmakers who wanted to honor the late St. Louis Cardinals great and Illinois lawmakers who wanted to name the bridge in honor of military veterans.

Nixon Signs Bill Naming St. Louis Bridge Span For Musial

Jul 11, 2013
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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.

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Cardinals fans know that there was only one "Stan The Man" Musial. But, an opportunity to get close to living like the legendary baseball player has come on the market.

The Ladue home of Stan Musial is up for sale, Realtor.com says. Musial died in January and his wife, Lil, died in May 2012

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Legislation is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon (D) that would name the new Mississippi River Bridge being built at St. Louis for the late Cardinals slugger Stan "the Man" Musial.

It's Cardinals Opening Day In St. Louis!

Apr 8, 2013
Adam Allington, STL Public Radio

Baseball-mad St. Louis is welcoming the Cardinals for the first home game of the year.

After starting the season with six road games, the Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon.

The usually festive occasion in St. Louis is a little melancholy this season. Monday's game is the first Cardinals home game since the death of Stan Musial.

The Hall of Famer died in January at age 92. His absence was notable before the game as the team's other members of the Hall of Fame circled the Busch Stadium warning track in Mustangs.

Cards To Honor Musial With Uniform Patch This Season

Mar 28, 2013
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The St. Louis Cardinals will wear a patch on their left sleeve this season to honor the memory of Stan Musial.

The Hall of Famer widely considered the greatest Cardinal player ever died in January. To honor his memory, the Cardinals will debut the patch in the season opener Sunday at Arizona.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: WASHINGTON – A bill to name the new Interstate 70 bridge across the Mississippi River the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” has been approved by the U.S. Senate but has not yet made it out of a committee on the House side of the Capitol.

The Senate passed the bill, backed by all four senators from Missouri and Illinois, by unanimous consent late on Monday. The lawmakers praised the vote in a joint statement on Tuesday.

A similar House bill backed by U.S. Reps. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, has not yet been approved by the Transportation committee.

A spokesman for Davis said Tuesday that the freshman congressman – now the region’s only lawmaker on the transportation panel – planned to redouble his efforts to get approval for the bill to name the new span after Stan the Man, who died in January at age 92.

“There’s nobody I’d rather see welcoming folks into St. Louis than our hometown hero, Stan Musial,” said U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., after the Senate vote.

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo, praised the St. Louis Cardinal All-Star as “a true hero to so many Americans, both on and off the field.” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said naming the bridge after Musial “would be a fitting honor to a great American hero and the values he stood for.”

And U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said Musial “gave his all to the St. Louis and Metro East region and this is just one small way we can honor that legacy.”

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

A national-level effort to name the new Mississippi River Bridge after late St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial is one step closer to law.

U.S. Senators passed the legislation unanimously on Tuesday and mirrors several state-level initiatives

The Senate measure will now move on to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.

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The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would name the new Mississippi River Bridge under construction in St. Louis after Cardinals’ legend Stan Musial.

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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.

Fans Pay Last Respects To 'Stan The Man' Musial

Jan 24, 2013
Sean Sandefur / St. Louis Public Radio

Updated at 7:50 a.m with details about Stan Musial's funeral

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has released further details on Stan Musial's funeral, which will take place tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. 

The funeral is to be held at the Cathedral Basillica of St. Louis, located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and long time friend of the Musial family, will join Archbishop of St. Louis, Robert J. Carlson, in presiding over the Mass. 

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Cardinal Nation will have one last chance Thursday to say goodbye to "Stan the Man."

The visitation for Musial, who died Saturday at the age of 92, will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica at 4431 Lindell Blvd. in the Central West End. Here are the details:

Mo. Dept. of Transportation

Updated at 4:27 p.m.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has sent a letter to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) asking him to join in the effort to name the under-construction Mississippi River Bridge north of downtown St. Louis after Stan Musial.  A section of the letter reads:

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