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Rest in Peace, Mrs. Musial

View From the Cheap Seats expresses it's deepest sympathies to the Musial family and Cardinals Nation.

Stan the Man's wife of 72 years, Lil, died Thursday night at 6 p.m.

High School sweethearts who met when they were 14, Mrs. Musial remembered in "The St. Louis Cardinals -- The Movie" that she took one look at Stan in his basketball uniform and knew they were meant to be together.

Lil Musial also remembered at the time that she was in something of a three-way marriage with Stan -- and with his fame. She said she came up slugging one day in the fifties when she was knocked down by a hoarde of autograph seekers. Stan picked her up, dusted her off and told his bride that she really shouldn't hit his fans.

While his wife told the story, Stan looked like a kid with his hand caught in the cookie jar -- just for a second -- and then they both shared a hearty laugh.

Congratulations, Mrs. Musial, on a wife well-lived.