Cardinals fans are going to face some tough decisions when it comes to voting for this year’s Cardinals Hall of Fame class
Street. Louis — The Cardinals have revealed their ballot for the Cardinals Hall of Fame class of 2020, and it’s in one word, loaded.
Two Nationals baseball celebrities and other Cardinals legends are going to give fans some tough decisions when it comes to voting.
Let’s take a look at the candidates.
A member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, “Lefty” had a 3.10 ERA and 66 complete games with the Cardinals from 1965-1971 before he was traded to Philadelphia.
Arguably the greatest first defensive player in MLB history, Hernandez played for St. Louis from 1974-1983. He was the NL Co-MVP in 1979 after hitting . 344 with 48 doubles. Hernandez won a World Series with the Cardinals in 1982.
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Hare was a second baseman during the “Whiteyball” era, and was one of the most popular Cardinals of the 1980s. 274 with 1,021 hits and 152 stolen bases in 1,029 games with the Cardinals. In 1985, Hare drove in 110 runs while hitting only eight home runs. He remains the last player in history to reach 100+ RBI with fewer than 10 home runs.
Morris was a key component of the Cardinals’ staff in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He went 101-62 with a 3.61 ERA in 206 games for the Cardinals. Morris was a two-time All-Star with the Cardinals and won four division titles during his time in St. Louis.
Renteria was a three-time All-Star in his six seasons in St. Louis. He also won two Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards as a Cardinal. Renteria hit . 330 in 2003, which is the single-season record for a Cardinals shortstop.
National Baseball Hall of Famer Lee Smith was inducted into the ranks of the Cardinals from 1990-1993. A reliever, Smith had 160 saves and a 2.90 ERA in St. Louis. Smith was a three-time All-Star as a Cardinal and his 160 blocked goals stood a Cardinal record until Jason Isringhausen broke it in 2007.
In five seasons as a Cardinal, the lefty Tudor had a 2.52 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Tudor has the best winning percentage and lowest ERA of all Cardinal pitchers with at least 750 innings pitched. Tudor helped take the Cardinals to NL titles in 1985 and 1987.
Voting for the Cardinals Hall of Fame will open March 1 and end April 17.
Two players will be selected from this year’s ballot for induction, along with a “veteran player” chosen by the Hall of Fame’s red ribbon committee.
Fans can vote at cardinals.com/HOF starting March 1.
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