2020 St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot announced
By Matt Graves
As they do every year, the St. Louis Cardinals have released the team’s own Hall of Fame ballot. Who has a chance to get a red jacket this year?
As most teams do, the St. Louis Cardinals have their own personal Hall of Fame which allows them to immortalize their own players that have played a big role in the history of the franchise. Of course, anyone who is in the National Hall of Fame will likely get into the Cardinals Hall, but there is a chance to include many more Cardinal-specific players.
Rather than there being some committee or group designated to decide who gets in and who doesn’t, the Cardinals Hall of Fame is voted on (in part) by you, the fan. This also makes it more special. However, as opposed to the 10 votes that national voters get, fans just get two each year. There is also a committee, but the fans do get a say.
The Cardinals decided to create their own Hall of Fame back in 2014, inducting any player who was in the National Hall of Fame as well as any player whose number was retired. Since then, the list of enshrined players has grown each year and this year, we now have the ballot for the players that the fans will get to vote on.
This graphic is gorgeous, first off, but it will be very difficult to pick just two of these players. Steve Carlton, Keith Hernandez, Tommy Herr, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, Lee Smith, and John Tudor were all part of great teams with the Cardinals.
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Lots of these guys were stars during the run of the 1980s when the Cardinals but names like Morris, Smith, and Renteria were on the Cardinals in different eras.
For these players, voting will begin on March 1st and will continue for a month and a half until April 17th. The winners will be announced on Friday, May 8th.
We aren’t going to dig into who is most worthy yet as we are going to have a site-wide vote which will incorporate all of our opinions and reasoning as to why each candidate should or shouldn’t make it in.
For now, do your own research, think it over, and get ready to vote on who you want to be enshrined in Cardinals’ history forever.