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Simmons, Forsch, Flood, Kissell to join Cards' HOF

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The Cardinals will induct four new members -- Ted Simmons, Bob Forsch, Curt Flood and George Kissell -- into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame this summer.

The class was announced on Monday night, and will be inducted in a ceremony on Aug. 15 at FOX Sports Midwest Live! in Ballpark Village.

The Cardinals will induct four new members -- Ted Simmons, Bob Forsch, Curt Flood and George Kissell -- into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame this summer.

The class was announced on Monday night, and will be inducted in a ceremony on Aug. 15 at FOX Sports Midwest Live! in Ballpark Village.

"We are proud to enshrine this elite group of Cardinals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the honor of permanently joining the greatest names in Cardinals history in our Hall of Fame," Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement. "We look forward to celebrating the achievements of these remarkable men in August during Induction Weekend."

This year's class -- the second since the team dedicated the Cardinals Hall of Fame with an inaugural class on Opening Day last year -- was selected via a formal process which includes fans, baseball experts and the team. Each member is enshrined in the Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery, located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village.

Simmons and Forsch were the top two vote-getters in the online voting, which attracted more than 45,000 votes over a six-week period. The Red Ribbon Panel of Cardinals baseball experts also elected Flood using a secret ballot process. In a standalone process, the Cardinals' organization then selected Kissell, a lifetime Cardinal who spent 65 years in the organization in multiple roles.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.