2022 Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class Announced
Julián Javier, two-time World Series champion and longtime 2B Cardinals, will also be enshrined; St. Louis Browns player/coach Charles Comiskey selected for induction by organization
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, May 27, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that Matt Holiday, Julien Javier and Charles Comiskey will be inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. This is the eighth induction class since the team dedicated the Cardinals Hall of Fame with an inaugural class on opening day in 2014. An enshrinement ceremony will be held at Ballpark Village over the weekend. end of the Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones on Saturday, August 27.
Chosen by the fans, Matt Holiday was the top vote-getter in the Cardinals Hall of Fame online ballot presented by Edward Jones. This year’s ballot also included Cardinal legends Steve Carlton, George Hendrick, Matt Morris and Edgar Renteria. Cardinals fans cast nearly 30,000 votes during the six-week voting period.
The Red Ribbon Committee, a group of 14 St. Louis baseball experts, elected Julien Javier as a veteran player for induction using a secret ballot process. Javier, the first Dominican player to appear for the Cardinals, was the club’s starting second baseman for 12 seasons from 1960 to 1971, known for his speed and defense. The two-time World Series champion and two-time All-Star hit .346 in 15 World Series games, third-best in franchise history.
For the first time since 2016, the Cardinals also chose to make an organizational selection that has been a significant figure in St. Louis baseball history, choosing the former St. Louis Browns player-manager. Charles Comiskey for induction. Comiskey, who played first base from the Browns’ inaugural year in 1882 and then added responsibilities as the team’s full-time manager at the end of the 1884 season, led the club to four consecutive American Association pennants from 1885 to 1888 and won the 1886 World Championship, beating the Chicago White Stockings of the National League four games to two as a prelude to the modern World Series.
“We are very proud of the selection process we use to elect new members of the Cardinals Hall of Fame,” said Bill DeWitt Jr.., Chairman and CEO of Cardinals. “I would like to thank our supporters and the Red Ribbon Committee who voted for this year’s Initiation Class. Congratulations to Matt Holliday, Julián Javier and the late Charles Comiskey for this tremendous honour. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of these players at our induction ceremony in August.
All 47 members of the Cardinals Hall of Fame are permanently enshrined in the Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery presented by Edward Jones located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, outside the entrance to the Cardinals Museum. cardinals. The Hall of Fame Gallery is free and open to the public. Fans can visit cardinals.com/HOF for more information. #HOFCards
A description of each inductee’s career as Cardinal/Brown follows:
Matt Holliday (Modern Era Player – Fan Pick)
Years: 2009 – 2016 .293/.380/.494, 1048 H, 237 2B, 156 HR, 616 RBI, 573 R, 447 BB (982 games)
Matt Holliday made an immediate impact joining the Cardinals a week before the trade deadline in 2009, hitting .606 (20 for 33) with 3 HR and 10 RBI in his first nine games in St. Louis, including two to four hits. performances. After becoming a free agent at the end of that season, the Cardinals re-signed the scathing outfielder to the biggest free agent deal in franchise history. Holliday followed that up with three consecutive All-Star appearances from 2010 to 2012 (and another selection in 2015), a Silver Slugger Award in 2010 and a World Series championship in 2011. He led the Cardinals in OPS for three straight seasons from 2012 to 2014. and received MVP votes in five of his eight seasons in St. Louis. He hit an emotional home run in his penultimate game for the Cardinals, sending the home crowd into a frenzy that culminated in a standing ovation. Holliday ranks third all-time among Cardinals outfielders in career home runs and is tied for third among all players in postseason games played (61).
Julián Javier (veteran era player – red ribbon selection)
Years: 1960 – 1971 .258/.297/.355, 1450 H, 345 XBH, 494 RBI, 719 R, 134 SB (1578 games)
Known for his speed and defensive reach, Julián Javier was a mainstay at second base for the Cardinals in the club’s three World Series appearances in the 1960s. Acquired by trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 28, 1960, “Hoolie” would his Major League debut on the same day and would become the first Dominican-born player to appear for the Cardinals. A two-time All-Star, Javier started the 1963 Midsummer Classic which featured an all-Cardinals starting on the field with Bill White, Dick Groat and Ken Boyer. A skilled bunter, the 12-year-old Cardinal also had an amazing ability to produce in clutch moments, hitting three homers in 1-0 games (sixth in MLB history) and producing a .346 batting average on 15 World Series games, third best in franchise history. The two-time World Series champion hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning of Game 7 of the 1967 World Series to help the club win its eighth title in franchise history.
Charles Comiskey (organizational selection)
Years: 1882-1889, 1891 _**.273/.299/.353, 1194 H, 244 XBH, 814 R, 689 RBI, 333 SB (1034 games)
St. Louis Browns management record: 562-272 (.674), 4 pennants
Before joining the National League in 1892, the St. Louis Browns were the first members of the American Association beginning in 1882. Signed by Browns owner Chris von der Ahe to play first baseman Charlie Comiskey eventually took over as full-time player/manager. at age 25 near the end of the 1884 season. The unequivocal team leader piloted the Browns to four consecutive American Conference pennants, winning at least two-thirds of their games in each season between 1885 and 1888. Comiskey Browns beat the National League’s Chicago White Stockings (led by Hall of Fame player/manager Cap Anson) four games to two in the 1886 World Championship Series held between the two leagues as a prelude to the Modern World Series. Heralded as a solid defender, ‘The Old Roman’ is widely credited as being one of the first players to not squeeze the sack from first base, but instead play closer to second base, allowing him to field more balls. on the ground and to have the thrower covered first. base. His best offensive season came in 1887 when he hit .335, scored 139 runs, drove 103, and stole 117 bases, all career highs in a season, in 125 games. Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939, Comiskey was instrumental in founding the American League in 1901 and was the sole owner of the Chicago White Sox from 1900 until his death in 1931.
Cardinals Hall of Fame members (47)
2022 Cardinals Hall of Fame Red Ribbon Panel (14)
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