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Red, Whitey and Tony to appear in Cooperstown Saturday

As an appetizer to Sunday’s Hall of Fame inductions, the three greatest living St. Louis Cardinals managers will be recognized in Cooperstown on Saturday.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa during the Awards Presentation at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 21 at Doubleday Field. The three managers guided the Cardinals to a total of four World Series titles: Schoendienst in 1967, Herzog in 1982 and La Russa in 2006 and 2011. An appearance of the 2011 World Series Trophy will also be featured.

The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation honors the recipients of the Museum’s broadcasting and baseball writing awards. Current FOX Sports analyst and former Cardinals catcher Tim McCarver will be presented with the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence and Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun will receive the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious baseball writing. (A one-hour summary of the Saturday proceedings will be shown on a delayed basis on MLB Network at 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday.)

The main event of the Hall of Fame Weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame will be the inductions of Barry Larkin and Ron Santo as the Class of 2012 at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 22.

The 2012 Induction Ceremony will feature more than 40 Hall of Fame members, and the speeches of Barry Larkin and Vicki Santo, on behalf of her late husband.  The Ceremony will be televised live on MLB Network, broadcast nationally on Sirius XM Radio, Sirius 209 and XM 89, and will be available via a webcast at

A complete list of Hall of Fame Weekend activities is available at

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5 Responses to “Red, Whitey and Tony to appear in Cooperstown Saturday”

  1. CariocaCardinal says:

    Not that I would be able to attend, but have the Cards deemed social media a fad – no social media night this year?

  2. Bw52 says:

    I wonder if lance Lynn is sitting and watching tonite thinking “hey guys save some of this for tomorrow” ?

    • Brian Walton says:

      Yep, seems only natural after seeing their scoring struggles since the break. Sunday’s Cubs starter is lefty Travis Wood, the former Reds pitcher. He has been pretty good this season since coming up from the minors, but was hammered in his last start.

      So far this season, the Cards are actually better when left-handers start, 15-10, than against RH starters, 34-35. In fact, only the Giants have fared better against LHS in the NL in 2012.

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