CREVE COEUR, Mo. — Inside a communal mausoleum roughly 20 miles west of Busch Stadium, Cardinals fans still pay their respects to Stan Musial. The greatest Cardinals player ever, who died Jan. 19, is entombed beside his wife of more than 70 years, Lillian, in Bellerive Gardens. Marked by a beige marble slab in the right, rear corner of a long, wide hall filled with crypts for other families and individuals, the Musial plot doesn’t stand out except for a few tributes left behind.
On Monday afternoon, a small Cardinals pennant peeked out from a bouquet of flowers. And beside a potted orchid there was a note from the Therber family. It read: “You’re the family’s hero.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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