Hempfield grad Tom Herr on St. Louis Cardinals HOF ballot | Sports

Tom Herr was an integral part of a memorable time for St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans, and now he is being recognized for his role in that success.

Herr, the Hempfield High graduate and 13-year Major League Baseball veteran, is one of seven nominees for the 2020 class of the Cardinals Hall of Fame. Joining him on the ballot are pitchers Steve Carlton, Matt Morris and John Tudor, along with first baseman Keith Hernandez, shortstop Edgar Renteria and closer Lee Smith.

Fans may vote online at Cardinals.com/hof, beginning March 1 and ending April 17. The top two vote-getters in fan balloting will join other stars from throughout the club’s history in the Hall of Fame.

Herr, a second baseman, played for the Cards from 1979 through 1988, helping them win three National League pennants (1982, 1985, 1987) and one World Series (1982). He teamed with shortstop Ozzie Smith to give St. Louis a strong middle infield and hit .274/.349/.354 as a Cardinal, with 152 stolen bases.

In his career year of 1985, Herr batted third for manager Whitey Herzog in a lineup that included Vince Coleman, Willie McGee and Jack Clark. He hit .302 that season, knocking in 110 runs…

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