St. Louis has lost not just baseball's "perfect knight" but also its own favorite son.
No figure in St. Louis history has been more greatly or deeply admired than Stan Musial. None has brought more joy to more citizens over more years. None will be more widely and deeply mourned.
There's hardly been a child born in this city since 1930 who doesn't know to whom the No. 6 belongs. It belongs to The Man -- and what a good man he was.
I have ordered that the flags be lowered to half staff at all city buildings and facilities to honor Stan Musial and to mourn his passing.
On behalf of generations of St. Louisans, Kim and I express our heartfelt sympathies to the Musial family
St. Louis dreaded the coming of this day. It has come. We will miss Stan Musial terribly.