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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KSDK) - A resolution to declare January 19 "Stan Musial Day" in Illinois was approved by the Illinois House of Representatives Tuesday.

House Joint Resolution 23 is sponsored by Illinois State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon). Musial died January 19, 2013.

"Stan Musial wasn't just another baseball player, Stan 'The Man' was a role model, veteran and humanitarian," said Rep. Kay. "Musial played his entire 22 year career with the Cardinals and is widely proclaimed as the greatest St. Louis Cardinal of all time. Cardinal Nation will never forget Stan 'The Man' Musial, naming January 19th as 'Stan Musial Day' in Illinois is another way for us to show our respect and appreciation for the late Stan Musial."