Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ernie Gets Presidential Medal of Freedom

This is not easy for a White Sox fan to do, but President Obama is giving Ernie Banks the Presidential Medal of Freedom tomorrow.

To get the Presidential Medal of Freedom you have to be more than just a great baseball player. You have to be an ambassador of good will, and a cultural icon. Take a look at the list of previous baseball players who have been honored: Hank Aaron (2002), Roberto Clemente (2003) Joe DiMaggio (1977), Stan Musial (2011), Buck O'Neil (2006), Frank Robinson (2005), Jackie Robinson (1984) and Ted Williams (1991).

That's a pretty special list.

Ernie is my childhood hero, so this is a special day for me too.