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Stan Musial was a regular at Blueberry Hill

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By Grant Bissell

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - The tribute to Stan Musial outside Busch Stadium has become very popular over the last couple of days. But there's also a tribute growing in the Delmar Loop.

Just outside Blueberry Hill you can visit Musial's star in the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Visitors stopped by throughout the day Monday to pause and reflect on Musial's life and career. Many took pictures and some left flowers. One visitor called it a less crowded, more personal way to pay tribute to Stan the Man.

Musial was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1989. Much like he was a first-ballot Hall of Famer, Musial was also a first ballot Walk of Famer.

The Walk of Fame was founded by Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards, who met Musial for the first time as an 11-year-old Boy Scout.

"He came and spoke to our troop," said Edwards. "And it was just life changing for all the scouts to have Stan the Man Musial come and speak. He was just so gracious and what a great role model."

Edwards says even as a kid he could tell Stan Musial stood for quality and kindness.

Musial was out of town when he was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame, so Edwards accepted the award on his behalf.

Their relationship continued to grow and Musial became a regular at Blueberry Hill. Hidden in plain sight amongst the memorabilia that covers the wall is Musial's favorite table by the window.

"He could watch all the students walk by as they went to class and the other cast of colorful characters," said Edwards. "And it's really nice because his star and plaque on the walk of fame is right out here."

Edwards says it was always a thrill for him when Musial would stop by and it was even more exciting for the lucky server who got to wait on Stan.

"They would come in and say oh my gosh I just waited on Stan the Man. Oh my gosh."

KSDK

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