Stan Musial, the greatest Cardinal of all time:
Musial received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Feb. 22, 2011 from President Barack Obama. Obama's from Chicago, but he's a White Sox fan at least, so we can let that slide.
My friend, national baseball cartoonist "TUCK!" sums it up perfectly:
(copyright 2011—TUCK! published in "The Hardball Times" at http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/tuck-sez-happy-stan-musial-day/; cartoon used with permission of artist)