Cardinals’ drive pays off for Musial

Getting Stan Musial on the list of honorees for the Presidential

Medal Freedom was a season-long effort by the St. Louis

Cardinals.

The team began a ”Stand for Stan” campaign in May, aiming to

inspire President Barack Obama to honor the Cardinals Hall of Famer

who will be 90 next week. The team used social media sites such as

Twitter and Facebook and started a website to get fans

involved.

The team also distributed cardboard Musial cutouts to fans,

depicting a cartoonish slugger wearing a big grin and brandishing a

self-autographed bat.

Musial got a congratulatory call Wednesday from baseball

commissioner Bud Selig. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said Musial

was the ”greatest Cardinal ever.”