Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. present First Lady and President Obama with Cardinal jerseys and bats from the World Series

Members of the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals had the opportunity to meet President Obama and First Lady Michelle in a ceremony at the White House’s East Room as they were honored for their heroics last fall.

The Obama’s are  White Sox and Cubs fans, but thanked the Cardinals for not only their historic run in August, September and October, but also their off-field work with MLB’s dedication to our nation’s military families.

Prior to making their stop at the White House, the Cardinals spent time at the Walter Reed Veteran’s Hospital. Listen to audio from the First Lady and President as they praise the achievements of the Cardinals.

AUDIO Cardinals ceremony at the White House (10:43)