ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Stan Musial took a long, slow lap in a golf cart around the Busch Stadium warning track as part of the St. Louis Cardinals' campaign to have the Hall of Famer honored with the Presidential Freedom medal.
The 89-year-old Musial rode with his wife, Lil, and other family members before the bottom the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Players from both teams stood outside the dugout during the tribute, many of them holding cardboard Musial cutouts that are part of the team's movement.
The cart slowed appreciably near the dugouts, giving Musial time to shake as many hands as possible. Fellow Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, who played with and managed Musial, was part of the Cardinals' receiving line.
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