Al, as a player, displayed excellence and showmanship as a premier player. He carried that forward to his broadcasting career for the Cardinals. His dedication to the St. Louis Cardinals, their brand, community relations, and the fans clearly warrant entrance to the Cardinals HOF. He has spent nearly 50-plus years promoting the Cardinals Organization. The number of fans his playing career, broadcasting career and walkabouts in the stadium, posing for pictures, and signing baseball cards spans decades. He has earned and deserves the "Red Jacket".
I've known Al for 40 years, as a player, broadcaster friend, and golfing buddy. There is no better person, family man, friend, or Ambassador for the CardinalsJohn Tirpak, Cardinals Fantasy Camp Participant