Musial family announces public visitation for Stan "The Man" Musial

Cardinal fans gather at Stan Musial statue Saturday night after word of the passing of Stan Musial.

Cardinal fans will get a chance to say a public good bye to baseball hero Stan Musial. The Musial family announcing Monday morning a public visitation at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica from 2 to 8 pm on Thursday.

The funeral mass will be held Saturday at 11 am at the Cathedral. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, a long time friend of the family will join Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, and Bishop Richard Stika in celebrating the Mass.

Immediately following the mass, a funeral procession will proceed to Busch Stadium where the family will lay a wreath at the Musial statue. The family will then move on to a private burial.

Missouri leaders are reacting to the news of the passing of Musial. The baseball legend died Saturday at his home in suburban St. Louis at the age of 92. The Man as he was known held the National League record for hits for decades...and is considered the greatest St. Louis Cardinal of all time.

Governor Nixon in a statement from his office calls Musial a hero...”who, with the utmost of humility, inspired us all to aim high and dream big”. Senator Claire McCaskill in a statement from her office calls Musial “a national treasure that St. Louis was happy to share.”

Cardinal fans are flocking to the Musial statue in front of Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. There’s a makeshift memorial there.