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Watch as President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan 'The Man' Musial.
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Spend -- His brilliance that common blinding burst spitting five home runs and a single Bay's double -- Leading the league in singles doubles triples and RBIs over a single season. Three World Series. First ballot hall of Famer. Worthy of one of the greatest nicknames in sports. Stand the man. My grandfather was stand by the -- so. -- call him the man to step. -- usual made that brilliance burned for two decades. Stand matched his hustle we have humility. He retired with seventeen records. Even as he missed a season in his prime to serve this country in the navy. He was the first player to make. Give this a 100000 dollars. Even more shocking. He asked for a pay cut when he didn't perform up to his own expectations. You can imagine that happening today. Stand remains to this day an icon. On tarnished. Our beloved pillar of the community. A gentleman you'd want your kids annually. I hope I've given baseball nearly as much as I've gotten from Stan wrote in his memoirs. Knocking it out of 41 more time. Stanley at -- -- represented the best of American sports icons. His name is synonymous with the St. Louis Cardinals the team in which he played for its entire twenty year career. It perennial all star and three time most viable player. He won accolades as a player and championships as a teammate. Nickname Stan the man you -- He played the game with unrivaled passion and his humility indecency remaining a model for all young Americans to this day.