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SHOTLIST:

Pool Video -- AP Clients Only

Washington - Feb. 15, 2011

1. President Obama presenting Stan Musial with Presidential Medal of Freedom

AP Photos - AP Clients Only

Various locations and dates

2. Photo of Stan Musial head shot

3. Photo of Stan Musial at the plate

4. Photo of Stan Musial holding several bats

5. Photo of Earl Weaver waving at Orioles game

6. Photo of Stan Musial holding out glove with ball

7. Photo of Stan Musial at microphone

8. Photo of Stan Musial kneeling with bat

9. AP Graphic of Bud Selig statement

10. Photo of Stan Musial in golf cart surrounded by Cardinals players

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

STAN MUSIAL -- SEEN HERE ACCEPTING THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA -- AND ONE OF BASEBALL'S ALL-TIME GREATS -- HAS DIED AT HIS HOME OUTSIDE OF ST. LOUIS.

THE CARDINALS ANNOUNCED HIS DEATH AND SAID HE WAS SURROUNDED BY FAMILY.

MUSIAL WAS A THREE TIME M-V-P, WHO ALSO WON SEVEN NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING CROWNS -- AND HELPED THE CARDINALS WIN THREE WORLD SERIES IN THE 1940'S.

HE SPENT HIS ENTIRE 22-YEAR CAREER WITH ST. LOUIS -- AND HE DIED ON THE SAME DAY AS ANOTHER BASEBALL IMMORTAL -- LONGTIME ORIOLES MANAGER EARL WEAVER, WHO DIED AT THE AGE OF 82.

MUSIAL PLAYED OUTFIELD AND FIRST BASE -- AND IS WIDELY CONSIDERED THE GREATEST CARDINALS PLAYER EVER.

HIS CAREER BATTING AVERAGE WAS 331 -- AND HE HIT 475 HOMERUNS BEFORE HE RETIRED IN 1963.

BASEBALL COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG SAID "MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HAS LOST ONE OF ITS TRUE LEGENDS IN STAN MUSIAL -- A HALL OF FAMER IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD AND A MAN WHO LED A GREAT AMERICAN LIFE."

STAN MUSIAL WAS 92.

SIGOUT - Jack Briggs/Associated Press

 

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