Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Ernie Banks

November 22, 2013 | 1:59 | Public Domain

Known to many as "Mr. Cub," Ernie Banks is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. During his 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, he played in 11 All-Star Games, hit over 500 home runs, and became the first National League player to win Most Valuable Player honors in back-to-back years. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility.

For more information visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/medal-of-freedom

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