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Reaction to the Death of Stan 'The Man' Musial

How Cardinal Nation responded to the death of the Redbirds' slugger. Do you have memories like some of the ones shared here?

We're using Storify to collect some of the reaction around the community tonight to the news of Stan Musial's death. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, you can see the collection on our Storify account here.

PMS January 20, 2013 at 04:28 AM
My thoughts are with the Musial family. Stan is a icon for all!
Mary Feldt January 20, 2013 at 04:36 AM
"Stanley F. Musial, Swinging Stan the Man"! Brian, I know you loved him!
Donald Rakel January 20, 2013 at 04:58 AM
I had the TRUE PLEASURE of meeting Stan twice, of which I will never forget.I had the opportunity to watch him get off a plane in Detroit from STL, which I was waiting for to return to STL, and be swarmed by these young boys looking for pats on the back and/or autogragths and him smiling and enjoying every second of it. He stayed until the last child left. What a gentleman!!!! I have many other great stories to tell about Stan...There will never be another so Great!! Go in Peace Stan and God bless you.
flyoverland January 20, 2013 at 04:13 PM
I was with a friend who knew him at a banquet once. The guy with me says, "So, Stan, I always wanted to ask you, when you have people meet you at Busch Stadium, do you tell them to meet you at your statue like all the rest of us?" I don't think Stan knew of that tradition and he found it very amusing.
Greg Lence January 20, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Stan was my boyhood hero since about the mid 1950's. He was so highly respected as a person that I tried to pattern my life after him, and I think I became a better person for having had him as someone I idolized and wanted to be like. He and my father and mother were all born in the same year (1920) and they were all heroes to me. I am feeling very sad this morning.

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