Right now, the Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum opens April 7th. The Hall of Fame will consist of many things like artifacts, photos, trophies, etc. Of course, our Cardinal hall of famers will be recognized there as well. But right now, Cardinal fans are voting two more`retired Cardinal greats to be recognized in the hall. The candidates are Jim Edmonds, Keith Hernandez, Mark Mcgwire, Ted Simmons, Bob Forsch, Willie Mcgee, Matt Morris, and Joe Torre. The catch is that you can only vote for two of them. But if you unfamiliar with any of these candidates, I have given an outline of their Cardinal careers.
Jim Edmonds- He spent 8 years with the Cardinals collecting 6 straight gold gloves with the red birds ( 8 total in his career), won a silver slugger, and had 241 homers with 713 RBI's. He also totaled 1033 hits as a Cardinal with 690 runs. He has been a hero, while hitting a walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 2004 NLCS. Also, he was on the 2006 World Sereis winning team for the Cardinals.
Keith Hernandez- He was a Cardinal for ten years winning 5 gold gloves ( 11 overall), 1 silver slugger ( 2 overall), 2 all-star appearances ( 5 overall), and a 1979 MVP award all in St. Louis. He also collected 1217 hits and 265 doubles as a Cardinal. He was also apart of the 1982 World Series winning team.
Mark Mcgwire- He was a Cardinal for 5 years, but in that time he was a three time all-star and a one time silver slugger. In 1998, he hit 70 home runs which was a record at the time before Barry Bonds broke it. He led the league homers twice, RBI's once, walks once, OBP once, SLG once, OPS once, and OPS+ twice.
Ted Simmons- Ted was a six time all-star and a one time silver slugger in 13 seasons with the Cardinals. He totaled 172 homers and 929 RBI's with the Cardinals.He set a Cardinal catcher record for doubles with 40 before Yadier Molina broke it. Ted's primary position was catcher, but he played many other positions.
Bob Forsch- He was a Cardinal for 15 years in which he won 163 games, pitched two no-hitters, and won two silver sluggers. He is third in Cardinals history in wins and was on the 1982 World Series winning team.
Willie Mcgee- Willie was a Cardinal for 13 years. He won three gold gloves, one silver slugger, and was a four time all-star. He was the 1985 MVP when he lead the league in hits (216), triples (18), and batting average (.353). He also won a second batting title when he hit .335. Willie was also on the 1982 World Series team.
Matt Morris- He had 101 wins in 8 years. He was a two time all-star and lead the league in wins with 22. He also participated in the post season five times.
Joe Torre- He was a Cardinal for 6 years and played catcher, first, and third. He was a four time all-star and won the 1971 MVP. In that year, he lead the league in hits (230), RBI's (137), batting average (.363), and total bases (352). In his career with the Cardinals he hit 98 homers, 558 RBI's, and a .308 average.
So those are the candidates and you can vote for two of them at the Official Site of The St. Louis Cardinals. But just because I'm curios, tell me who you think should be in the Cardinals hall of fame. Please leave your answer in the comment section.