Hall of Fame manager and current Major League Baseball Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre will join Chris Carpenter, Terry Moore and Sam Breadon as 2016 inductees into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in ceremonies to be held on Saturday, August 27, it was announced on Friday.
This will be the third induction class since the Cardinals dedicated their Hall of Fame on Opening Day 2014 and is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, just outside the entrance to the team’s new museum. The Hall of Fame Gallery is free and open to the public.
“I look forward each year to seeing who our fans and the Red Ribbon panel will elect into the Cardinals Hall of Fame,” said Bill DeWitt Jr., Cardinals Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, in a release. “These are truly outstanding individuals whose achievements have earned them the honor of being permanently recognized in our Hall of Fame, along with some of the greatest names in Cardinals history. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of these remarkable men in August during Induction Weekend.”
Individuals currently in the team’s Hall of Fame are Jim Bottomley, Ken Boyer, Lou Brock, Jack Buck, August A. “Gussie” Busch Jr., 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, Marty Marion, Willie McGee, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, Branch Rickey, Red Schoendienst, Mike Shannon, Ted Simmons, Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith, Billy Southworth and Bruce Sutter.
Torre, who played in St. Louis from 1969-1974 (.308 average, 98 HR, 558 RBI including the 1971 NL MVP) and Carpenter, 2004-12 (95-44, 3.07 ERA, 1085 K’s including the 2005 NL Cy Young Award) will be inducted as a Modern Era Players, and were selected by fans in the online Cardinals Hall of Fame balloting presented by Edward Jones. More than 33,000 votes were cast over the six-week voting period.
Also on that ballot were Cardinals legends Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Mark McGwire, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, and Scott Rolen.
Moore, a Veteran Era Player, was selected by a Red Ribbon Panel in a secret ballot process. He was with the Cardinals from 1935-1942 and 1946- 1948 (.280 average, 80 HR, 513 RBI).
The Red Ribbon Panel consists of Tom Ackerman, Frank Cusumano, Derrick Goold, Whitey Herzog, Rick Hummel, Randy Karraker, Martin Kilcoyne, Jenifer Langosch, Tony La Russa, Bernie Miklasz, Joe Ostermeier, Rob Rains, Red Schoendienst and Brian Walton.
Breadon, with the team from 1917-47, was selected by the organization. He became a minority investor in the St. Louis Cardinals team in 1917 and by 1920 he was the majority owner. Along with Branch Rickey they helped develop the modern day farm system. During his tenure his teams won nine pennants (1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946) and six World Series titles (1926 (beating the NY Yankees), 1931 (Philadelphia), 1934 (Detroit), 1942 (NY Yankees), 1944 (St. Louis Browns), 1946 (Boston)).
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