Tuesday, May 20, 2008


My husband wanted to attend the Cardinals game on May 18th. It would be our first baseball game this season. Before the game, a ceremony took place as the St. Louis Cardinals honored Mr. Musial "Stan the Man" for his contributions to the Cardinals. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969. The Cardinals renamed a portion of a street in front of the stadium to be "Stan Musial Drive" and St. Louis City Mayor proclaimed May 18th as "Stan Musial Day".
Being Polish American, my husband has great respect for Mr. Musial not only for his 22 seasons as one of the greatest Outfielder, First Baseman of the St. Louis Cardinals, but also because Musial is part Polish. His father was a Polish immigrant from Warsaw and his mother was a daughter of a Czech immigrant.
The above statue was originally dedicated in August 1968 outside the old Busch Stadium (1966-2005). It was moved to the current new Busch Stadium in 2006. We purchased a brick with inscriptions of our names, in hopes that 100 years or however long the stadium will last, people will know that we existed and had lived in St. Louis, Missouri.

Stan Musial's Number 6 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963. During the 7th inning stretch, Mr. Musial played his ever famous harmonica, while the fans singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game".

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