01/19/2013 9:43 PM ET
Commissioner's Statement on the passing of Stan Musial
By / MLB.com
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement this evening regarding the passing of Hall of Famer Stan Musial at the age of 92:
"Major League Baseball has lost one of its true legends in Stan Musial, a Hall of Famer in every sense and a man who led a great American life. He was the heart and soul of the historic St. Louis Cardinals franchise for generations, and he served his country during World War II. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, Stan's life embodies baseball's unparalleled history and why this game is the national pastime.
"As remarkable as 'Stan the Man' was on the field, he was a true gentleman in life. All of Major League Baseball mourns his passing, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, admirers and all the fans of the Cardinals."
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