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TSHOF Inductee Ernie Banks Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame congratulates Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 20, 2013. Banks was one of 16 Americans to receive the award, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian. A Dallas native, Banks was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1970 for his incredible MLB career which included 512 home runs, winning the National League MVP award in 1958-59 and being known as the greatest power-hitting shortstop of all time. 

 

Read more about Ernie Banks receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the Dallas Morning News and on CSN Chicago

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