St. Louis welcomes home the Cardinals, to honor Stan Musial
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 07: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) By Ezra Shaw
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Baseball-mad St. Louis is welcoming the Cardinals for the first home game of the year.
After starting the season with six road games, the Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds on Monday afternoon.
The usual Opening Day pageantry—the motorcade of Hall of Famers, the Budweiser Clydesdales—will take on a more poignant feel as the Cardinals also honor the memory of Stan Musial.
Musial died in January at age 92. His four children will be on hand to unveil an outfield wall marker in a pre-game ceremony at Busch Stadium.