List of St. Louis Cardinals in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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National Baseball Hall of Fame
and Museum
Established 1936 (dedicated June 12, 1939)
Location Cooperstown, New York
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Type Professional sports hall of fame
Visitors 300,000/year (average as of 2013)[1]
Director Jeff Idelson (since 2008)
Website baseballhall.org

The St. Louis Cardinals, a Major League baseball (MLB) franchise based in St. Louis, Missouri, have competed in the National League (NL) since 1892, and in the American Association (AA) from 1882 to 1891.[a] They have won 11 World Series titles, one additional interleague championship and were co-champions (tied) in another prior to the modern World Series. Known as the Cardinals from 1900 to the present, the St. Louis franchise were also known as the Brown Stockings (1882), Browns (1883–98), and Perfectos (1899).[2] A total of 37 players and other personnel associated with the Cardinals have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

The first former Cardinals players to be inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame were John McGraw and Cy Young in 1937, the second year of the Museum's annual balloting. Rogers Hornsby was the first to be inducted as Cardinal, which occurred in 1942. Of the 37 former Cardinals elected to the Hall of Fame, 17 have been inducted as Cardinals and nine with the Cardinals logo on their cap. The latest former Cardinals personnel to be inducted were Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, which occurred in 2014.

In addition, two separate awards – the Ford Frick Award and J. G. Taylor Spink Award – while not conferring the status of enshrining their recipients as members of the Hall of Fame, honor the works of a total of six sportswriters and broadcasters in connection with their coverage of the Cardinals.[3][4] The Cardinals also have a franchise hall of fame known as the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum located within Ballpark Village adjacent to Busch Stadium, the Cardinals' home stadium.[5]

Key

dagger Inducted as a Cardinal.[6] Names listed in bold are depicted on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing a Cardinals cap insignia.
Ω Spent more years with the Cardinals than any other team, though not inducted as a Cardinal

Inductees

Member Years as Cardinal Role(s) Year inducted Method Notable achievement(s) as a Cardinal Ref(s)
Alexander, Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland Alexander[b] 1926–29 Player 1938 BBWAA 1926 World Series champion
55–38 W–L, 3.08 ERA
[7]
Alston, WalterWalter Alston 1936 Manager 1983 VC [8]
Beckley, JakeJake Beckley[b] 1904–07 Player 1971 VC [9]
Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley[b]dagger 1922–32 Player 1974 VC 1926 and 1931 World Series champion
1928 NL MVP
.325 batting average (AVG),
.537 slugging percentage (SLG) in 11 seasons
[10]
Bresnahan, RogerRoger Bresnahan[b] 1909–12 Player 1945 OTC Player/manager, batted .275 [11]
Brock, LouLou Brockdagger 1964–79 Player 1985 BBWAA 1964 and 1967 World Series champion
#2 MLB in stolen bases (938)
3,000 hit club
[12]
Brown, MordecaiMordecai Brown[b] 1903 Player 1949 OTC [13]
Burkett, JesseJesse Burkett[d] 1899–1901 Player 1946 OTC .378 in three seasons (highest in franchise history)
1901 batting title (.376)
[14][15]
Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 1965–71 Player 1994 BBWAA 1967 World Series champion
77–62 W–L, 3.10 ERA
[16]
Cepeda, OrlandoOrlando Cepeda 1966–68 Player 1999 VC 1967 MVP and World Series winner [17]
Comiskey, CharlesCharles Comiskey[b] 1882–89, 1891 Pion./Exec. 1939 OTC 1886 World Series champion
Four AA pennants
.673 win% (Highest for St. Louis managers)
[18][19]
Connor, RogerRoger Connor[b] 1894–97 Player 1976 VC [20]
Dean, DizzyDizzy Deandagger 1930–37 Player 1953 BBWAA 1934 MVP and World Series winner
4x NL strikeout, 2x wins, 2x shutouts champion
[21]
Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 1933–37 Manager 1994 VC [22]
Eckersley, DennisDennis Eckersley 1996–97 Player 2004 BBWAA [23]
Frisch, FrankieFrankie Frisch[b]dagger 1927–37 Player 1947 BBWAA 1931 and 1934 World Series champion
1931 MVP
.312 average as Cardinal player/manager
[24][25]
Galvin, PudPud Galvin[b] 1875, 1892 Player 1965 VC [26]
Gibson, BobBob Gibsondagger 1959–75 Player 1981 BBWAA 1964 and 1967 World Series champion
1968 and 1970 Cy Young Award winner
1.12 ERA (modern record) and MVP in 1968
18 Cardinals career pitching records
[27][28]
Grimes, BurleighBurleigh Grimes 1930–34 Player 1964 VC [29]
Hafey, ChickChick Hafey[b]dagger 1924–31 Player 1971 VC .326 AVG, .568 SLG in eight seasons [30]
Haines, JesseJesse Haines[b]dagger 1920–37 Player 1970 VC 1926, 1931 and 1934 World Series champion
Second in wins (210), IP (3203.2),
and 5th in ShO (23) in franchise history
[28][31]
Herzog, WhiteyWhitey Herzogdagger 1980, 1981–90 Manager 2010 VC 1982 World Series champion and three NL pennants
822 wins (Third in franchise history)
.530 winning percentage
1985 NL Manager of the Year
[19][32]
Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby[b]dagger 1915–26, 1933 Player 1942 BBWAA 1926 World Series champion
Two batting Triple Crowns
Six consecutive batting titles
.400 batting average
Second-highest career MLB batting average (.358)
[33]
Huggins, MillerMiller Huggins 1910–17 Manager 1964 VC .402 on-base percentage
Player/manager
[34][35]
La Russa, TonyTony La RussaΩ 1996–2011 Manager 2014 VC 2006 and 2011 World Series champion
Three NL pennants
1408 wins (Most in franchise history)
2002 NL Manager of the Year
[19][36]
Maranville, RabbitRabbit Maranville 1927–28 Player 1954 BBWAA [37]
McKechnie, BillBill McKechnie 1928–29 Manager 1962 VC 1928 NL pennant [38]
McGraw, JohnJohn McGraw 1900 Manager 1937 VC .344 AVG, .505 OBP in 1900 [39]
Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick[b]dagger 1932–40
1947–48
Player 1968 BBWAA 1937 NL Triple Crown and MVP
.335 batting average (Fifth in franchise history) in 11 seasons
[15][40]
Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize[b]dagger 1936–41 Player 1981 VC 1939 NL batting title (.349)
1.018 OPS in six seasons (Third in franchise history)
[15][41]
Musial, StanStan Musialdagger 1941–63 Player 1969 BBWAA 1942, 1944 and 1946 World Series champion
Three MVPs, seven batting titles
3,000 hit club
More than 20 Cardinals career batting records
[15][42]
Nichols, KidKid Nichols[b] 1904–05 Player 1949 OTC Player/manager
2.02 ERA, 21 W, 317 IP in 1904
[43][44]
Rickey, BranchBranch RickeyΩ 1919–42 Pion./Exec 1967 VC Founded minor league farm system in use today [45][46]
Robinson, WilbertWilbert Robinson[b] 1900 Manager 1946 OTC [47]
Schoendienst, RedRed Schoendienstdagger 1945–56
1961–63
Player 1989 VC 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982 World Series champion
9x All-Star
.289 batting average, 1980 hits
1,041 wins as manager (Second in franchise history)
[19][48][49]
Sisler, GeorgeGeorge Sisler[b][c] 1915–30 Player 1939 BBWAA 2x .400 batting average
.340 career batting average
[50]
Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughterdagger 1938–53 Player 1985 VC 1942 and 1946 World Series champion
.305 batting average, .847 OPS
10x All-Star
135 triples, 146 home runs
[51]
Smith, OzzieOzzie Smithdagger 1982–96 Player 2002 BBWAA 1982 World Series champion
11x Gold Glove winner
14x All-Star
1985 NLCS MVP
[52]
Southworth, BillyBilly Southworthdagger 1926–29
1940–45
Manager 2008 VC 1926, 1942 and 1944 World Series champion
Three NL pennants as manager
.642 W–L% (Second in franchise history)
[19][53][54]
Sutter, BruceBruce Sutterdagger 1981–84 Player 2006 BBWAA 1982 World Series champion
3x NL saves leader, 127 saves, 2.72 ERA
[55]
Torre, JoeJoe Torre 1969–74
1990–95
Manager 2014 VC 1971 MVP and batting champion (.363)
.498 winning percentage as manager
[56][57]
Vance, DazzyDazzy Vance 1933, 1934 Player 1955 BBWAA [58]
Wallace, BobbyBobby Wallace[d] 1899–1901, 1917–18 Player 1953 VC [58]
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 1957 Player 1985 BBWAA [59]
Willis, VicVic Willis[d] 1910 Player 1995 VC [60]
Young, CyCy Young 1899–1900 Player 1937 BBWAA 45–35, 2.78 ERA, 690.1 IP, 137 ERA+ [61]

Broadcasters and sportswriters

Ford C. Frick Award (broadcasters)
Recipient Years covering Cardinals Year awarded Stations / networks Ref(s)
Buck, JackJack Buck 1954–2001 1987 KMOX, CBS (World Series) [62]
Caray, HarryHarry Caray 1945–69 1989 WIL (AM), KMOX [63]
J. G. Taylor Spink Award (sportswriters)
Recipient Years covering Cardinals Year awarded Publications Ref(s)
Broeg, BobBob Broeg 1946–2004 1979 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Sporting News [64]
Hummel, RickRick Hummel 1971–present 2006 St. Louis Post-Dispatch [65]
Spink, J. G. TaylorJ. G. Taylor Spink 1914–62 1962 The Sporting News [66]
Stockton, J. RoyJ. Roy Stockton 1915–58 1972 St. Louis Post-Dispatch [67]

Artifacts

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has collected artifacts related to notable achievements of Cardinals players, including:

  • Chick Hafey's glove, spikes and glasses.[68]
  • The glove Taylor Douthit wore when setting the Major League record for outfield putouts in 1928.[68]
  • Stirrups Dizzy Dean wore[68]
  • Switch hitter Frankie Frisch's bat.[68]
  • A jersey of Joe Medwick's, circa 1937.[68]
  • The Most Valuable Player Award trophy presented to Stan Musial in 1946.[68]
  • The spikes Lou Brock wore when he stole his 893rd base in a game against the San Diego Padres, on August 29, 1977, breaking Ty Cobb's record.[68]

References

Footnotes
  • a Although the American Association is considered a former Major League, only the Cardinals' regular season records, postseason records and World Series championships attained since their entrance into the National League in 1892 are the totals considered part of their official Major League achievements.
  • b Has no insignia on his cap due to playing at a time when caps bore no insignia.
  • c Played for the St. Louis Browns, a former American League team, but not the National League St. Louis club. Because of their status as the only Major League team remaining in St. Louis, the Cardinals franchise chose to honor Sisler as a St. Louis-based player.
  • d Wears no cap.
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