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2019 CARDINALS HALL OF FAME FAN BALLOTING NOW OPEN

2019 CARDINALS HALL OF FAME FAN BALLOTING NOW OPEN

Bill Stephens

March 1st, 2019

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Fans Can Select Two Players For August Induction From A List of Six Former Cardinals Greats

ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 1, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame fan balloting process is now open at cardinals.com/HOF. Fans can select two players for election from a ballot that includes Cardinals greats Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, Scott Rolen and John Tudor.
The six modern ballot nominees were selected by a Red Ribbon committee of Cardinals baseball experts through a secret ballot process in January. The Cardinals Hall of Fame Fan Vote, presented by Edward Jones, will run through Friday, April 12. The two players with the most votes will be announced on Friday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. during a televised 30-minute Hall of Fame announcement special on FOX Sports Midwest, and also in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium before the Cardinals face the Cincinnati Reds.
The formal enshrinement ceremony for the sixth Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at FOX Sports Midwest Live! in Ballpark Village as part of the 2019 Cardinals Hall of Fame Weekend. The induction ceremony is free to attend.
The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame was established as a way to recognize the exceptional careers and significant achievements of the greatest players in Cardinals history. To be eligible, players must have played for the Cardinals for at least three seasons and must be retired as a player from Major League Baseball for at least three years. The eligible pool of players is divided into two categories of “modern players” and “veteran players”. If a player retired more than 40 years prior to the induction year, he is classified as a veteran player.
In addition to nominating modern players for fan balloting, the Red Ribbon committee also elected a veteran player for induction using a secret ballot process. Independent of this process, the Cardinals organization may also opt to induct an individual who was an important figure in Cardinals history such as a coach, broadcaster or member of the front office.
Each member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame will be permanently enshrined in the Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery presented by Edward Jones located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, just outside the entrance to the team’s museum. The Hall of Fame Gallery is free and open to the public. The plaques that adorn the gallery are
produced by Matthews International, the company that also produces the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame
in Cooperstown, New York.

Fans can check cardinals.com/HOF for more details about the 2019 Cardinals Hall of Fame Weekend and also
find information about other events at the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. that weekend.

The following is a description of each Hall of Fame nominee’s career as a Cardinal:

Keith Hernandez
Years: 1974 – 1983 .299/.385/.448, 1217 H, 265 2B, 81 HR, 595 RBI, 662 R (1165 Games)
Keith Hernandez played 10 seasons with the Cardinals, winning six straight Gold Gloves from 1978-1983
at first base. He was a National League co-MVP in 1979, batting a league leading .344 with 48 doubles,
11 home runs and 105 RBI. The two-time All-Star was a member of the 1982 World Championship team
and batted .299 that season with 94 RBI. Hernandez’s .385 on-base percentage ranks fifth all-time
among Cardinals hitters to have played at least 10 seasons with the club.

Jason Isringhausen
Years: 2002 – 2008 217 Saves, 2.98 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 408.0 IP (401 Games)
Jason Isringhausen spent seven seasons as the Cardinals closer. During his tenure, the Cardinals won the
Central Division four times, capturing the pennant in 2004 and 2006 and winning the World Series in
2006. He registered a National League-best 47 saves in 2004, tying Lee Smith’s franchise record, until
Trevor Rosenthal saved 48 in 2015. An All-Star in 2005, “Izzy” holds the franchise record for saves with
217 and ranks third among Cardinals relief pitchers with 373 strikeouts. His 401 appearances, all in
relief, are the sixth most in club history.

Matt Morris
Years: 1997 – 2005 101-62, 3.61 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 18 CG, 8 SHO, 1377.1 IP (206 Games Started)
A first-round draft pick, Matt Morris made his Major League debut less than two years after being taken 12th
overall in the 1995 amateur draft. In his 1997 rookie season, Morris made 33 starts and finished with a 12-9
record and a 3.19 ERA, tying him for second among Rookie of the Year balloting. A National League All-Star in
2001 and 2002, Morris finished third in Cy Young voting in 2001 after winning a Major League-best 22 games. In
his eight seasons with the club, Morris recorded at least 11 wins six times, won four division titles and started 11
postseason games. Matt’s 986 strikeouts ranks sixth on the team’s all-time list and his .620 winning percentage
is seventh.

Edgar Renteria
Years: 1999 – 2004 .290/.347/.420, 451 RBI, 207 2B, 148 SB (903 Games)
Edgar Renteria played six seasons with the Cardinals and was named a National League All-Star three
times (2000, 2003, 2004). The Colombian shortstop won two Gold Gloves while with St. Louis in 2002
and 2003, and three Silver Slugger Awards in 2000, 2002 and 2003. Renteria batted .330 in 2003, a
franchise single-season record for a shortstop, as are the 47 doubles he hit that season. His career high
100 RBI in 2003 ranks second among all St. Louis shortstops for a single season. Renteria’s 37 stolen
bases his first season with the Cardinals are the most in a single-season since that time and his 148
steals while with St. Louis rank second in franchise history among shortstops.

Scott Rolen
Years: 2002 – 2007 .286/.370/.510, 678 H, 421 R, 173 2Bs, 111 HR, 453 RBI (661 Games)
In his five plus seasons with the Cardinals, Scott Rolen dominated the hot corner winning Gold Gloves in
2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. He was named a National League All-Star in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006,
and captured a Silver Slugger award in 2002. In 2004, Rolen slashed .314/.409/.598 with 34 home runs
and 124 RBI. His stellar 2004 campaign continued during the postseason with his pennant-clinching,
two-run homer off Roger Clemens in the 6th inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship
Series vs. Houston. During Busch Stadium II’s final season in 2005, Rolen was voted by Cardinals fans as
the third baseman to the All-Busch Stadium team. In 2006, Rolen helped the club to its 10th World
Championship, closing out the postseason with a 10-game hitting streak.

John Tudor
Years: 1985 – 1988, 1990 62-26, 2.52 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 22 CG, 12 SHO, 881.2 IP (125 Games Started)
During his five seasons in a Cardinals uniform, John Tudor accumulated a .705 winning percentage and
2.52 ERA over 125 starts, both of which still stand as all-time Cardinals records (minimum 750.0 IP). The
left-hander’s finest season came in 1985 when he won 21 games (went 20-1 after June 1) with a
miniscule 1.93 ERA, including 10 complete game shutouts, and finished second in National League Cy
Young voting. A member of two National League pennant winning teams in 1985 and 1987, Tudor won
at least 10 games in each of the four full seasons he pitched for the Redbirds.

Cardinals Hall of Fame Members
Jim Bottomley, Ken Boyer, Sam Breadon, Harry Brecheen, Lou Brock, Jack Buck, August A. “Gussie” Busch Jr., Chris
Carpenter, Vince Coleman, Dizzy Dean, Jim Edmonds, Curt Flood, Bob Forsch, Frank Frisch, Bob Gibson, Chick Hafey,
Jesse Haines, Whitey Herzog, Rogers Hornsby, George Kissell, Tony La Russa, Ray Lankford, Marty Marion, Pepper
Martin, Tim McCarver, Willie McGee, Mark McGwire, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Terry Moore, Stan Musial, Branch
Rickey, Red Schoendienst, Mike Shannon, Ted Simmons, Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith, Billy Southworth, Bruce Sutter and
Joe Torre.

2019 Cardinals Hall of Fame Red Ribbon Selection Committee
Tom Ackerman, Frank Cusumano, Derrick Goold, Whitey Herzog, Benjamin Hochman, Rick Hummel, Randy Karraker,
Martin Kilcoyne, Jenifer Langosch, Tony La Russa, Bernie Miklasz, Joe Ostermeier, Rob Rains and Brian Walton.
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The 8,000-square-foot St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark
Village celebrates the rich history of baseball in St. Louis and the legacy of one of baseball’s most storied franchises.
Since its creation in 2014, the Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones, has inducted 40 former Cardinal
players, coaches and executives. The Cardinals’ museum collection is the largest team-held collection in baseball and is
second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 22,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of
thousands of archived photos. Fans can learn more about the museum at cardinals.com/museum. #CardsMuseum
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