Presidential Medal of Freedom http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Cardinals great Musial awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-great-musial-awarded-presidential-medal-freedom <p><strong>Updated at 1:32 p.m. Feb. 15, 2011 with post-ceremony comments</strong></p><p>Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today in Washington.</p><p>The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and first baseman received the medal from President Barack Obama today in a ceremony at the White House.</p><p>"This is the top honor that I'm ever going to receive," Musial <a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/arts-life/neighborhoods/on-the-cardinals/108182-obama-to-honor-musial-with-presidential-medal-of-freedom">told the St. Louis Beacon</a> in his hotel room before the ceremony.</p><p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:43:23 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 536 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals great Musial awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom