St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum

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St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and
Established 2014
Location St. Louis, Missouri
Coordinates 38°37′30″N 90°11′37″W / 38.6251°N 90.1935°W / 38.6251; -90.1935
Type Professional sports hall of fame
Visitors n/a
Website St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum is a team hall of fame located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, representing the history, players and personnel of the professional baseball franchise St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). It is housed within Ballpark Village, a mixed-use development and adjunct of Busch Stadium, the home stadium of the Cardinals. 34 members have been enshrined within the Cardinals Hall of Fame.


The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum was originally located in downtown St. Louis in the same building as the International Bowling Museum and the World Bowling Writers (WBW) International Bowling Hall of Fame, near the site of the old Busch Stadium and the new Busch Stadium. The International Bowling Museum closed its St. Louis site in November 2008 and moved to Arlington, Texas.[1]

The Cardinals Hall of Fame likewise closed when the Bowling Museum moved and suspended public operations.[2] However, the museum staff designed a new hall of fame and museum. The Cardinals moved the museum to the St. Louis Ballpark Village, which is located across Clark Street from Busch Stadium and opened in 2014. The new facility was constructed within the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum and Cardinal Nation Restaurant in Ballpark Village.[3]

Voting criteria and process[edit]

The Inaugural HOF Induction, 2014.

In January, 2014, Cardinals chairman and chief executive officer William DeWitt, Jr., announced a plan for a formal, annual, Cardinals Hall of Fame induction process. Included components of the voting and induction process are a "Red Ribbon" committee of baseball experts, a six-week fan voting process in the spring, and an enshrinement ceremony in the summer. All former Cardinals already enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York and those honored with their number retired were automatically enshrined into the inaugural class of the Cardinals Hall of Fame on August 16, 2014.[4]

To be eligible for the Cardinals Hall of Fame, a player must have played three seasons for the Cardinals and have been retired from Major League Baseball for at least three years. Players are divided into two categories, "modern players" and "veteran players." Players who have been retired 40 or more years are classified as veteran players. Each year, a Red Ribbon committee selects one veteran player to be inducted and nominates another 6 to 10 players for whom the fans vote. The vote is then accomplished on the Cardinals official website. The two players with the highest online vote total are inducted. Additionally, the team may opt to elect personnel who fulfilled other roles besides playing, such as a coach, broadcaster or front office personnel. The team creates a plaque for each elected member of the Hall. The plaques are created by the same company who creates the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. 26 total members were inducted for the first class of 2014.[4][5]

Cardinals Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Name Years with Cardinals Franchise Position(s) Year Elected Committee Selection
Jim Bottomley 1922-1932 1B 2014 Inaugural
Ken Boyer 1955-1965, 1971-1972, 1978-1980 3B, CF, Manager, Coach 2014 Inaugural
Sam Breadon 1917-1947 Owner 2016 Team
Lou Brock 1964-1979 LF 2014 Inaugural
Jack Buck 1954-1959, 1961-2001 Broadcaster 2014 Inaugural
August A. Busch, Jr. 1953-1989 Owner 2014 Inaugural
Chris Carpenter 2004-2012 Pitcher 2016 Fan
Dizzy Dean 1930, 1932-1937, 1941-1946 Pitcher, Broadcaster 2014 Inaugural
Jim Edmonds 2000-2007, 2016 CF, Broadcaster 2014 Fan
Curt Flood 1958-1969 CF 2015 Red Ribbon
Bob Forsch 1974-1988 Pitcher 2015 Fan
Frankie Frisch 1927-1938 2B, 3B, Manager 2014 Inaugural
Bob Gibson 1959-1975, 1995 Pitcher, Coach 2014 Inaugural
Chick Hafey 1924-1931 LF, RF 2014 Inaugural
Jesse Haines 1920-1937 Pitcher 2014 Inaugural
Whitey Herzog 1980-1990 Manager, General Manager 2014 Inaugural
Rogers Hornsby 1915-1926, 1933 2B, 3B, SS, Manager 2014 Inaugural
George Kissell 1940-1942, 1946-2008 Coach, Instructor, Scout 2015 Team
Tony LaRussa 1996-2011 Manager 2014 Inaugural
Marty Marion 1940-1951 SS, Manager 2014 Red Ribbon
Willie McGee 1982-1990, 1996-1999 CF, LF, RF 2014 Fan
Joe Medwick 1932-1940, 1947-1948 LF 2014 Inaugural
Johnny Mize 1936-1941 1B 2014 Inaugural
Terry Moore 1935-1942, 1946-1952, 1956-1958 CF, Coach 2016 Red Ribbon
Stan Musial 1941-1944, 1946-1963, 1967 1B, LF, RF, CF, General Manager 2014 Inaugural
Branch Rickey 1919-1942 General Manager, Manager, President 2014 Inaugural
Red Schoendienst 1945-1956, 1961-1976, 1979-1995 Manager, 2B, LF, Coach 2014 Inaugural
Mike Shannon 1962-1970, 1972-Present Broadcaster, 3B, RF 2014 Team
Ted Simmons 1968-1980 C 2015 Fan
Enos Slaughter 1938-1942, 1946-1953 RF, LF 2014 Inaugural
Ozzie Smith 1982-1999 SS, Broadcaster 2014 Inaugural
Billy Southworth 1926-1927, 1929, 1940-1945 Manager, RF 2014 Inaugural
Bruce Sutter 1981-1984 Pitcher 2014 Inaugural
Joe Torre 1969-1974, 1990-1995 3B, 1B, C, Manager 2016 Fan

Selected artifacts[edit]

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum contains over 15,000 total artifacts and 80,000 photographs, second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the largest collection of baseball antiquities. The sections of the Museum include: the Plaque Gallery, a Sportsman's Park Room, a Busch Stadium II Room, a Busch Stadium III Room, a Championship Gallery, a Uniform Timeline, a Look at the Current Cardinals, a St. Louis Browns Display, a St. Louis Stars Display, and a Temporary Exhibit Room that has included displays on Stan Musial and a history of the Cardinals Farm System.

Championship memorabilia

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 30, 2010. The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame was located at 11 Stadium Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, until November 8, 2008. It moved to Texas and opened in early 2010. 
  2. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum". St. Louis Cardinals official website. Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Busch Stadium Ballpark Village Information". Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Cardinals Press Release (January 18, 2014). "Cardinals establish Hall of Fame & detail induction process". Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (April 30, 2014). "McGee among four to enter Cards Hall of Fame". Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Championships slide". Retrieved January 31, 2014. 

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