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Cardinals Announce 2024 Hall Of Fame Ballot Nominees

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CARDINALS ANNOUNCE 2024 HALL OF FAME BALLOT NOMINEES

Fans to Select One Former Cards Great for Induction on September 7

Fan Voting To Begin Saturday, February 24 at cardinals.com/HOF

Cardinals & Edward Jones Announce Marketing Partnership Extension Through 2033

Cardinals News

ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 22, 2024 – The St. Louis Cardinals have revealed Steve Carlton, George Hendrick, Matt Morris, and Edgar Renteria as the modern players nominated for possible induction into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones.  Fans can view the 2024 Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot and cast their selections online starting Saturday, February 24, at cardinals.com/HOF.

The modern player with the most votes after fan voting concludes on Friday, April 26, will be selected for induction into the Cards Hall of Fame during an enshrinement ceremony on Saturday, September 7.  The full 2024 Cards Hall of Fame Induction Class, which will also include a veteran player chosen by the Red Ribbon Committee and a Cardinals organization selection, will be announced during a televised special program on Bally Sports in early May.

“The annual Hall of Fame Induction process connects generations of Cardinals fans,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bill DeWitt Jr.  “I want to thank the Red Ribbon Committee for helping us navigate this process and for caring so much about Cardinals history.”

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame was established to recognize the exceptional careers and significant achievements of the greatest players in team history.  To be eligible, the nominees must have played for the Cards for at least three seasons and be retired as a player from Major League Baseball for at least three years.

In addition to the ballot announcement, the Cardinals and Edward Jones also announced that they have agreed to a ten-year extension of their long-term marketing agreement through 2033.  The agreement includes Edward Jones’ advertising rights on all radio and television broadcasts, promotions, use of the team logo, and stadium signage, along with an extension as the title sponsor of the Cardinals Hall of Fame.

“We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Edward Jones,” said Team President Bill DeWitt III.  “Their commitment to Cardinals baseball and the St. Louis community have remained steadfast and we are grateful to have one of the nation’s leading financial services firms as a prominent supporter of our organization and title presenter of the Cardinals Hall of Fame.”

All 52 members of the Cards Hall of Fame are permanently enshrined in the Cards 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.  A full list of Cardinals Hall of Famers can be found at cardinals.com/HOF. #CardsHOF

A description of each 2024 Cardinals Hall of Fame nominee’s career as a Cardinal follows:

Steve Carlton (LHP)
Years on Ballot: 7
Years: 1965 – 1971
77-62, 3.10 ERA, 3.02 FIP, 1.28 WHIP, 66 CG, 16 SHO, 951 SO, 1265.1 IP (172 GS)

Steve Carlton began his National Baseball Hall of Fame career in St. Louis, capped with a 20-9 record and his third All-Star selection in 1971.  He ranked second in the National League with a 2.17 ERA in 1969.  The left-hander ranks eighth in franchise history with 951 strikeouts, tied for third with 13 games of 10+ strikeouts and is one of only two Cardinals pitchers to win 75 games before turning 27. In his five full seasons with the Cards, Carlton averaged 32 starts and 237 innings while working more than seven innings per start.  He was a member of the 1967 World Series champions and for the 1968 N.L. pennant winners.

George Hendrick (OF)
Years on Ballot: 2
Years: 1978 – 1984
.294/.345/.470, 978 H, 187 2B, 122 HR, 582 RBI, 457 R, 270 BB (893 G)

Acquired via trade during the 1978 season, “Silent George” was a strong and steady presence for the Cardinals for seven seasons.  He led the club in home runs and RBI four consecutive years from 1980-1983, receiving MVP votes in each of those seasons.  A two-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner, Hendrick delivered the game-winning RBI in Game 7 of the 1982 World Series to seal his second career World Series title.  Hendrick finished his career with the team ranked fourth in OPS and fifth in home runs among all outfielders in franchise history.

Matt Morris (RHP)
Years on Ballot: 9
Years: 1997 – 2005
101-62, 3.61 ERA, 3.77 FIP, 1.27 WHIP, 18 CG, 8 SHO, 986 SO, 1377.1 IP (206 GS)

During his eight seasons with the Cardinals, Matt Morris achieved a .620 winning percentage to rank seventh in franchise history among pitchers with at least 750 innings.  He won 11 or more games six times. The right-hander’s finest season came in 2001, when he went 22-8 (tied for the most wins in the Majors), earned the first of back-to-back All-Star Game selections and finished third in National League Cy Young Award voting.  Morris ranks sixth on the team’s all-time strikeouts list with 986.  He pitched for five N.L. Central Division championship teams and made 11 postseason starts (third-most in franchise annals).

Edgar Renteria (SS)
Years on Ballot: 9
Years: 1999 – 2004
.290/.347/.420, 973 H, 207 2B, 71 HR, 451 RBI, 497 R, 148 SB (903 G)

Among shortstops, Edgar Renteria ranks second in team history in home runs and stolen bases and third in hits, extra-base hits, RBI and batting average (min. 1,500 plate appearances).  He won three Silver Slugger Awards and two Gold Glove Awards in six seasons, including both in 2002 and 2003.  In 2003, Renteria set franchise records for a shortstop with a .330 average and 47 doubles, to go with 13 homers, 100 RBI and 34 steals. A three-time All-Star with St. Louis, he played on four N.L. Central Division championship teams and batted .333 in the 2004 World Series against Boston.

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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 Cards Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones, has inducted 52 former 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.

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