By: Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs was at a party back home in Georgia for his sister's wedding when the gathering suddenly turned somber yesterday.
The news had spread that Hall of Famer Stan Musial had died on Saturday. He was 92.
"Everybody knew who Stan Musial was," Boggs said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, "Everyone knew what a great person he was."
A moment of silence was observed before the start of the Rhode Island-Saint Louis men's basketball game yesterday, and prior to the third period of the St. Louis Blues' NHL opener against the Detroit Red Wings when public address announcer Tom Calhoun described Musial as "St. Louis' favorite son."
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