Keith Hernandez Will Be Inducted Into Cardinals Hall of Fame
Fans chose Keith Hernandez as the 2021 Cardinals Hall of Fame Inductee. Hernandez will be inducted into the Cards Hall of Fame with the 2020 Class of Tom Herr, John Tudor and Bill White on Saturday, August 21.
Hernandez spent 10 seasons playing for Cardinals from 1974 - 1983. He won six straight Gold Gloves from 1978-1983 at first base. He was a National League co-MVP in 1979, batting .344 with 48 doubles, 11 home runs and 105RBI. Hernandez was also a a two-time All-Star and member of the 1982 World Championship team. And he ranks fifth all-time among Cardinals hitters to have played at least 10 seasons with the club.
Hernandez was the top vote getter among the 2021 nominees for the Cardinals Hall of Fame which included Cardinals legends Steve Carlton, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria and Lee Smith.
"Selecting members for induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame is one of our organization’s greatest traditions,” said Bill DeWitt Jr., Cardinals Chairman and CEO in team news release. “We thank the thousands of fans who cast their votes in this year’s online balloting and congratulate Keith Hernandez on this tremendous honor. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of all four of these remarkable players with Cardinals Nation this August.”
The Cardinals Hall of Fame was established as a way to acknowledge the exceptional careers and achievements of the greatest Cardinals players. To be eligible, players must have played for the franchise for a minimum of three seasons and be retired from Major League Baseball for at least three years.
Each member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame is permanently enshrined in the Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, just outside the entrance to the team's museum. The gallery is free and open to the public.