From the St. Louis Cardinals 2018 Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Ballpark Village

(Dan Donovan/St. Louis Cardinals)

Hear the Full Hall of Fame Speeches by Lankford, Coleman, Brecheen

If you couldn't be at Ballpark Village on Saturday for the induction, listen to the full speeches here.

August 20, 2018 - 8:00 pm
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On Saturday at Ballpark Village, a large number of St. Louis Cardinals fans gathered to watch the enshrinment of Ray Lankfor, Vince Coleman and Harry Brecheen into the Cardinals Hall of Fame. You can listen to their speeches from the event below:

Brecheen, who passed away in 2004, spent 11 seasons with the Cardinals winning three championships (1944, 1946, 1966) and led the league in ERA in 1948. He won 133 games during his career and played his entire career for St. Louis teams, he ended his career with the St. Louis Browns. His son Steven spoke about Harry's reputation as a pitcher:

Coleman was a staple in the Cardinals lineup for the five seasons he spent in St. Louis. He stole 752 bases in his career and led the National League in stolen bases every season he was a Cardinal. The NL Rookie of the Year in 1985 and posted his best offensive season in 1987, during the team's run to the World Series. Coleman spoke to fans about becoming a Hall of Famer:

Lankford's time with the Cardinals weren't great years in terms of playoffs. But they were great when it comes to offense, home runs, and the combo of he and Mark McGwire. Lankford holds the record for the most HRs hit at Busch Stadium II (123). Lankford finished his career among the Cardinal top-10 in numerous statistical categories, including home runs (third), stolen bases (fifth), runs scored (eighth), runs batted in (eighth), and bases on balls (fourth). Ray-Ray was emotional talking about his path to the MLB and what St. Louis means to him: