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Musial Statue Becomes ShrineST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals fans remembered Stan Musial
yesterday, gathering around the larger of the two statues honoring him
outside Busch Stadium.
The Hall of Famer died Saturday at 92. On Sunday, Stan the Man was the main topic at the Cardinals' annual fan festival.
near-freezing temperatures, there was a game-day feel Sunday at the
ballpark. Dozens of fans at a time congregated around Musial's statue,
often blocking a lane of traffic to get the perfect photo. Many fans
dropped off mementos, including miniature bats, balls inscribed with
messages, hats, flowers and flags at the base.
The team was
awaiting word from Musial's family on arrangements for a formal tribute.
Weather could preclude a home-plate ceremony and casket viewing for
fans such as was done when broadcaster Jack Buck died in 2002.
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