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Former St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial, right, shakes hands with current Cardinals players who hold "flat Stans," cartoon cutouts of Musial. (AP)
Former St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial, right, shakes hands with current Cardinals players who hold "flat Stans," cartoon cutouts of Musial. (AP)

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest non-military award. Today President Obama bestows the honor on 15 people, including one of baseball's most beloved players, Stan "The Man" Musial, age 90.

We speak with New York Times sportswriter George Vecsey who is penning a book about the legendary St. Louis Cardinal outfielder and the fan-based campaign to get him his due.

Here's a clip from the 1990 documentary "The Legend of Stan 'the Man' Musial." Copyright 1990, TMM Productions.

This segment aired on February 15, 2011.

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