Will Matt Holiday be the Cardinals Hall of Famer’s first ballot in 2022? Here’s a look at all five players to vote for.
Street. Lewis – Another former Cardinal will join the ranks of the franchise legends in the Team Hall of Fame in 2022.
The Cardinals announced that this year’s 2022 Modern Player ballot will consist of bowler Steve Carlton, center back George Hendrick, center back Matt Holliday, bowler Matt Morris and shortsman Edgar Renteria.
The player with the most votes after fan voting ends on Friday, April 15th will be selected for induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame.
Fans can start voting on Saturday, March 5th at cardinals.com/HOF.
Here’s a quick look at this year’s nominees:
Steve Carlton ran the Cardinals from his rookie season in 1965 to 1971. The team replaced Carlton with the Philadelphia Phillies after the 1971 season. In seven seasons in St. Louis, Carlton went 77-62 with a 3.10 ERA and 951 strikes in 1,265.1 innings. Carlton was also a member of the 1967 World Championship Team. Carlton was on the ballot for the Cardinals Hall of Fame for five years.
This is George Hendrick’s first year on the ballot. “Silent” George played with the Cardinals from 1978 to 1984, scoring 0.294 with 978 hits, 187 doubles and 122 hits in 893 games in St. Louis. He led Hendrik in the game-winning race in Game 7 of the 1982 World Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
2022 is also the first year for defensive player Matt Holiday on the ballot. Holiday got into a huge deal with the Colorado Rockies, and played with the Cardinal from 2009-2016. During that time, Holiday notched 0.293 with 1,048 hits, 237 doubles, and 156 home points in 982 games in St. Louis. Holliday was a 4-time All-Star in St. Louis and is the third-ever among Cardinals in career home runs.
Matt introduced Morris to the Cardinal from 1997 to 2005. During that time, Morris set a record 101-62 with a 3.61 ERA. Morris was a two-time All-Star in St. Louis, winning a 22nd major in the Major League in 2002. His 986 winning hit was the sixth in franchise history. This is Morris’ seventh year on the ballot.
Edgar Renteria is also on the ballot for the seventh time. The Cardinals’ well-rounded Shortstop played from 1999 to 2004, collecting 0.290 hits, 973 hits, 207 doubles, 72 home runs and 148 base steals in six seasons. Renteria was a 3-time All-Star Cardinal and won two Golden Gloves and three Silver Slugger Awards in St. Louis.
The player-elect will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during an honoring ceremony on Saturday, August 27.