Friday, January 25, 2013
Patch partners KTVI Fox 2 and KPLR News 11 will broadcast the funeral on television and live stream it on their websites.
Crowds filled the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Thursday to pay tribute to Stan "The Man" Musial. A private family funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. St. Louis Cardinal fans can watch live coverage of the funeral on Patch partners Fox 2 and News 11. Coverage of the funeral will begin at 10 a.m. The special will include the funeral, the procession from the Cathedral to Busch Stadium and the prayer service at Busch stadium after the funeral. The special will also be streamed on FOX2Now.com and KPLR11.com. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will join St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Bishop Richard Stika to say the funeral Mass. Immediately after the Mass, the funeral procession will make its way…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Everyone's got a story about the St. Louis Cardinals' legend, right? Musial died Saturday.
Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals legend who was widely considered "the greatest Cardinal," died on Saturday. That's the news that broke on Saturday. Today, we're interested in your stories about the pitcher-cum-outfielder who played for the Redbirds from 1941 to 1963. As a relatively newcomer to St. Louis (only here 11 years!) I can't say I have a lot of memories of Musial beyond meeting countless compatriots at the Musial statue at the last two versions of Busch Stadium. How about you? What do you remember about Musial? Your parents' memories? Yours?
Saturday, January 19, 2013
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.
The St. Louis Cardinal icon and baseball hall of fame outfielder passed away Saturday night.
Stan Musial, a giant in the St. Louis community and the baseball world for more than half a century, died Saturday at his home in Ladue. "Stan the Man passed peacefully at home at 5:45 pm tonight of natural causes. Life will never be the same without baseball's perfect knight," his grandson, Brian Musial Schwarze said via Twitter Saturday evening. Musial was 92 and had been in poor health in recent years. Musial, who entered baseball's Hall of Fame in 1969, played 22 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, amassing 3,630 hits and 24 All-Star Game appearances in a career full of superlatives. Said the Cardinals in posting word of Musial's death: Musial, father of three daughters and a son, was unpretentious, untroubled, friendly and folksy. The…
Monday, February 21, 2011
Writer determines that at the very least Cardinal baseball is our first sign of Spring.
The first sign of spring is the Cardinal. I'm talking about the birds-on-the-bat kind of Cardinals. Baseball. Long before there was talk of ball players making $30 million, there was a St. Louis love of baseball that seems nearly genetic, hereditary. Many of us grew up playing softball or little league baseball, and everyone in South St. Louis knew of Heine Meine Field. (Yes, it's pronounced HI-knee MY-knee.) A middle-aged sports reporter and friend from St. Louis, now in California, still remembers hearing that quirky, rhyming name on the radio as a kid. The fields cover nine acres near Lemay Ferry and Little Broadway. The property was named for Heine Meine, a former St. Louis Browns and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher in the 1930’s, who owned…
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A Sunset Hills dentist offers help; Helen Fitzgerald's fights for kids with cancer.
Baseball was the big topic at the Sunset Hills and Crestwood sports bars this week with both Albert Pujols and Stan Musial being in the news. With all the hoopla of Pujols’ contract, it’s nice to know a local dentist has seen another side of the Cardinals’ slugger than baseball or a high salary. Dr. Mark Fernandez of Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills has gone on mission trips with Pujols and the Pujols Family Foundation. On one trip they visited an orphanage in the Domincan Republic, helping children get dental care. Fernandez has been using his dental skills and Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills practice by volunteering for many charitable causes including “Give Kids A Smile,” St. Baldrick’s, and many mission trips. . . It must have …