Fans honor Musial at ballpark statue

Sports

January 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Flowers, balloons, cards and other remembrances are crowding around the Stan Musial statue at Busch Stadium as fans pay tribute to the man once described as “baseball’s perfect knight.”  Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals great and a beloved figure in St. Louis, died Saturday at his home in St. Louis County. He was 92.

Within hours of his death, fans began leaving tributes at the Musial statue that first stood outside the old Busch Stadium and was moved to the new ballpark when it opened in 2006.  Musial hit .331 for his 22-year career, all with the Cardinals. He died less than a year after his wife of 71 years, Lil, who died in May.