Senators announce plan to name St. Louis bridge after Stan "The Man"
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Senators announce plan to name St. Louis bridge after Stan "The Man"

Date: January 22, 2013
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau

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In the same building that a statue of Stan "The Man" resides in the Hall of Famous Missourians, two senators announced plans to give him a new honor.
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Wrap: St. Louis County Senators Eric Schmitt and John Lamping have each filed a bill to name the new Mississippi River Bridge after Cardinal's great Stan "The Man" Musial.

Schmitt said Musial was one of a kind and this is a way to ensure his memory lives on.

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Description: "He was an outstanding example of what it meant to care for people, to treat everybody the same in that rarest of commodities now, especially people who reached his level of excellence, humility; and there's a lot we can all learn from Stan 'The Man' Musial."
 
The Senate also held a moment of silence to honor Musial's memory.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil. 

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Missouri State Senators announce plan to name St. Louis bridge after Stan "The Man" Musial.
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Wrap: Two St. Louis County senators filed legislation to name the new Mississippi River bridge after Stan "The Man" Musial. This comes less than a week after the St. Louis Cardinals legend died at the age of 92.

Sens. Eric Schmitt and John Lamping each filed a bill to name the bridge after the legendary outfielder.

Saint Louis County Senator Eric Schmitt praised Musial's accomplishments on and and off the field.

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Description: "In an era and in a time where there are so many disappointments with people we hold up as heroes on the athletic field, and those examples were on center stage even the week he past away, Stan Musial stood for something better than that."

The Missouri Senate also held a moment of silence in honor of Musial's memory.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

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Stan "The Man" was a baseball hall of famer, three time world series champion and MVP, and he could have another honor soon if state lawmakers get their way.
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Wrap: St. Louis County Senators Eric Schmitt and John Lamping each filed a bill to name the new Mississippi River Bridge after Cardinal's great Stan "The Man" Musial.

The Missouri Senate also held a moment of silence in memory of the legendary outfielder who recently died at the age of 92.

While in the House, Representative Rick Stream described Musial as probably the last american sports hero.

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Description: "Stan was one of the very best ballplayers to ever play the game, but he was unquestionably the best person that ever played the game of baseball."

Stan The Man is also a member of the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.


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