ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinal Hall of Fame will get two new names this August, and the eight possible candidates were announced Monday.
Chris Carpenter, Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Mark McGwire, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, Scott Rolen and Joe Torre are on the ballot, and voting begins Friday, March 11 on Cardinals.com.
The nominees were selected by a committee of Cardinals baseball experts.
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Players must have played for the Cardinals for at least three seasons and must be retired as a player for at least three years to be eligible for nomination. The above eight players will be voted on by the fans, and when voting ends Wednesday, April 20, the players with the two most votes will be inducted Saturday, August 27 into the Cardinals Hall of Fame.
Additionally, the committee elected a veteran player for induction using a secret ballot process. That veteran, who must meet the above criteria but have retired more than 40 years before the induction year, will be announced when voting concludes in the spring. The organization can also opt to induct an important figure in franchise history, such as a broadcaster, coach or front office member. That induction would take place independence of the balloting process.
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