ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Major League Baseball's one-time home run king, National Baseball Hall of Famer and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Hank Aaron will be honored this year with the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award for Sportsmanship.
The honor presented at the annual Musial Awards – the most important awards in sports – has previously gone to sports icons such as Joe Torre, Arnold Palmer, Cal Ripken Jr. and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an iconic sports figure who exemplifies sportsmanship and the qualities for which Musial was known.
Instead, the show will go on in the form of a one-hour special that will air nationally on CBS on Saturday, Dec. 26. The Musial Awards broadcast will feature the inspiring stories of Aaron and the other 2020 honorees which are expected to be announced later this fall.