05/03/12 11:00 PM ET
Stan Musial's wife, Lillian, dies at 91
By Quinn Roberts / MLB.com
"We have lost a valued member of the Cardinals family," Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said. "Lil was the love of Stan's life -- a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of so many people.
"From her selfless work in organizing the Cardinals Pinch Hitters group to her more recent efforts to help homeless, runaway girls with the Covenant House, Lil was always helping others. The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to Stan, their children Richard, Gerry, Janet and Jean, and their 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren."
Born in 1920 to Sam and Anna Labash, Lil grew up in McKean, Pa., with seven brothers and sisters.
High school sweethearts, Lil and Stan first met when her father took her to see the Donora Zincs in 1934, a semi-professional team at the time. They later married in May 1940.
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.