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Bob Costas with emotional eulogy for Stan Musial

Posted at 5:10 PM, Jan 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-28 17:10:57-05

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Sports broadcaster and St. Louis native Bob Costas gave one of the eulogy’s at Stan Musial’s funeral. The speech is being heralded as nothing short of a masterpiece.

He started with a joke from Yogi Berra, “If you don’t go to other people’s funerals then they won’t come to yours.”

Costas told personal stories about his time with Stan and quoted baseball greats like Ty Cobb and Mickey Mantle about how they wished to emulate “The Man”.

At several points in the speech,  Bob Costas got choked up when recalling Musial and his kindness to other players in the game. Click over to our affiliate for Costa’s full eulogy:

Costas stated, “What made him a great American was not the size of his talent but his profound decency.”