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“The Boy and The Man”

 
 
"The Boy and The Man" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. "The Boy and The Man" Marker
Inscription.

Nationally renowned sports artist Amadee Wohlschlaeger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in St. Louis, Missouri, conceptualized and designed "The Boy and The Man" in the form of a drawing in 1963 that was unveiled to the public in the August 18th edition of the Post-Dispatch.

As part of the many honors and gifts presented to Mr. Musial upon his retirement, he was presented with a large, framed lithograph of Amadee's "The Boy and The Man" by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., which is displayed inside the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame President and Executive Director Jerald L. Andrews proposed that "The Boy and The Man" statue be on permanent display at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

We are grateful for the many sponsors who have made this statue possible.

Sculptor Harry Weber was chosen to develop the statue. Mr. Weber has constructed the statues of the Cardinals Hall of Famers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

"The Boy and The Man" will serve as the cornerstone attraction on the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame's Legends Walkway and is officially dedicated for the enjoyment of all who visit the museum from this day forward as a way to recognize and honor the career and life of Stan "The Man" Musial, who epitomized
"The Boy and The Man" Marker and Statuary image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. "The Boy and The Man" Marker and Statuary
the true meaning of what it takes to be called a "Legend" of Missouri sports.

Dedicated
April 2, 2005


[Missouri Hall of Fame Officials]

 
Erected 2005 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Location. 37° 7.236′ N, 93° 12.998′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith (here, next to this marker); Garvin "Gary" Filbert (here, next to this marker); Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. (here, next to this marker); Dan Dierdorf (a few steps from this marker); Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog (a few steps from this marker); John Kadlec (a few steps from this marker); Louis Clark Brock (a few steps from this marker); Russell William "Rusty" Wallace (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Musial and Weber about "The Boy and The Man". (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Stan Musial at National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
"The Boy and The Man" Statuary image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
3. "The Boy and The Man" Statuary

 
Categories. Sports
 
"The Boy and The Man" Statuary image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
4. "The Boy and The Man" Statuary
At far right of photo, along Missouri Sports Legends Walk of Fame
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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