WASHINGTON (AP) Р Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial is being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week in Washington.

The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and first baseman will receive the medal from President Barack Obama Tuesday in a ceremony at the White House.

Musial was named the most valuable player three times and played in 24 All-Star Games in his career. He also acted as an unofficial American emissary to Poland and has worked closely with several charities.

In a letter to Obama last year, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said the 90-year-old Musial deserves the award and called him “an American hero.”

Stay tuned to KMOX and www.kmox.com throughout the day Tuesday for full coverage of the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Stan Musial.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved

  1. Rosalind Stansberry says:

    Do you know what time the actual ceremony is and whether it will be covered by any TV network?

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