3-time All-Star Slugger Mark McGwire & 2-time World Series Champ Tim McCarver Voted in by Fans. Iconic Gashouse Gang Leader and Career Cardinal Pepper Martin Also To Be Enshrined.
In a television special on FOX Sports Midwest this evening, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that Mark McGwire, Tim McCarver and Pepper Martin will be inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones on Saturday, August 26, at FOX Sports Midwest Live! in Ballpark Village. This is the fourth induction class since the team dedicated the Cardinals Hall of Fame with an Inaugural Class on Opening Day in St. Louis in 2014. The 2017 Induction Class was selected via a formal voting process which included fans and St. Louis baseball experts.
Years: 1997 - 2001
Mark McGwire finished his playing career in 2001 with St. Louis after joining the club via trade on July 31, 1997. In 1998, McGwire captured the world's attention with the "Race for the Record," breaking Major League Baseball's previous single-season home run total of 61 set by Roger Maris by hitting 70 homers. He blasted 220 career home runs with the Cardinals, ranking sixth in franchise history, and lead the Majors in home runs in both 1998 and 1999 (65), the top two season totals in Cardinals history. He set the Cardinals single season walk mark with 162 in 1998 and had back-to-back seasons of 147 RBI in '98 and '99, ranking third in Cardinals history. He was a three-time All-Star while with St. Louis (1998-2000) and won a Silver Slugger award in 1998
Years: 1959 - 1961, 1963 - 1969, 1973 - 1974
Tim McCarver began his major league career in St. Louis and notched three World Series appearances (1964, 1967, 1968) and two All-Star Game selections (1966, 1967) during his 12 years with the Cardinals. An all-around talent behind the plate, he led the National League in triples in 1966 (13), fielding percentage for catchers in 1965 and 1967 and finished second in National League MVP voting in 1967. In Cardinals World Series play, McCarver ranks second in hits (23); third in RBI (11) and walks (10); first in triples (3); fifth in batting average (.311); and is the only catcher in franchise history to have caught two title-winning World Series Game 7's