April 13, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals hall of famer Stan Musial waves to the crowd during an opening day ceremony before a game against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Chicago defeated St. Louis 9-5. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Network to air Stan Musial Tribute


The MLB Network will remember Stan Musial on Thursday evening with a special hour-long tribute.

MLB NETWORK TO AIR MLB NETWORK REMEMBERS: STAN MUSIAL SPECIAL TOMORROW AT 9:00 P.M. ET

Secaucus, NJ, January 23, 2013 – MLB Network will air a special MLB Network Remembers: Stan Musial show tomorrow, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Hosted by MLB Network’s Bob Costas and Tom Verducci, the one-hour special will look back at the life and professional career of the great Musial, who passed away this past weekend at age 92. The special will feature new interviews with Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Bob Gibson, plus an in-studio interview with MLB Network analyst and three-time All-Star pitcher Jim Kaat. Game footage and interviews from Musial’s playing career will be featured throughout the show. The special will re-air on Friday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET and again on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, here are some details on Thursday’s public memorial.

Musial Public Visitation Details

Public Visitation Will Be Thursday 2PM – 8PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

ST. LOUIS, January 23, 2013 – The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced details regarding the public visitation for Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial that will take place Thursday, January 24th from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis.

The visitation is open to the public and provides fans the opportunity to offer prayers and condolences in memory of Stan Musial. Visitors are asked to enter the Cathedral Basilica through the main doors on Lindell. The Musial family has requested that no photos be taken inside of Church and that any mementos be left at the Stan Musial Statue at Busch Stadium. Please do not bring mementos to the Cathedral Basilica.

Lindell Boulevard will remain open on Thursday, while the Noon Mass is cancelled and both Rosati-Kain High School and St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral will be closed. The St. Louis Police Department will assist with 45 degree angled parking on Lindell between Newstead and Taylor. To accommodate media coverage, the Archdiocese has set aside an area on the East side of the Cathedral Basilica Plaza. In this section only, media will be able to take photos and conduct interviews of visitors entering the Cathedral Basilica.

Saturday’s funeral is private. Additional details regarding the funeral will be provided later.

In lieu of flowers, the Musial family has requested that donations be made to Covenant House-Missouri or a charity of the fan’s choice in the name of Stan Musial. Fans may offer messages of condolence to the family at www.cardinals.com/stan.

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