The Baseball Hall of Fame will honor St. Louis Cardinals’ World Series champion managers Red Schoendienst (1967), Whitey Herzog (1982) and Tony La Russa (2006 and 2011) on July 21, the day before this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, NY. The Hall said there will be a special recognition for the living managers who led the Cardinals to Series titles: Hall president Jeff Idelson says “these three managers have united a fan base for generations and provided endless memories for Cardinals fans everywhere.”
Schoendienst and Herzog are both members of the Hall of Fame. La Russa also led the Oakland A’s to the 1989 championship and will one day be a member. They will be recognized during the Hall’s awards presentation, when Tim McCarver is honored for excellence in broadcasting and Toronto Sun columnist Bob Elliott is recognized for writing.