ST. Tommy Kahnle Yankees Jersey . LOUIS - Willie McGee, Jim Edmonds, Mike Shannon and the late Marty Marion were inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame on Saturday. The four players represent the initial group to be selected for induction by a voting process that included input from fans and a panel of baseball experts. St. Louis opened its Hall of Fame and Museum in April, and the first 22 players to be enshrined earned automatic entry because they were in the National Baseball Hall of Fame as Cardinals or had their number retired by the club. "I was flattered. I thought it was a really special deal," Edmonds said. "When they told me I was getting a red jacket, I had to step back a little bit. I think this red jacket symbolizes much more than a plaque on the wall. We all are not in the Hall of Fame and our numbers arent retired but we get to wear the red jacket. Its humbling." All Cardinals Hall of Famers are given a bright red sports coat to wear at team functions. Now, members of the Cardinals Hall will get the same coat. Edmonds hit .285 and averaged 30 homers a year in eight years with the Cardinals. He won six consecutive Gold Gloves in centre field and played on six post-season clubs. He ranks fourth in franchise history with 241 home runs. A fan favourite, McGee spent 13 of his 18 seasons in St. Louis and was the 1985 NL MVP. The centre fielder played a big role in the Cardinals winning their ninth championship in 1982. "It means a lot," McGee said. "After all the sacrifices you made, this is a reward for the hard work and dedication and discipline. Im a testament that with hard work and listening, you can be the best you can be." Shannon is better known as a broadcaster but he was a good player, too. He helped win two World Series titles during his nine-year career with the Cardinals. He is now in his 43rd season calling Cardinals games on the radio. "This is fantastic," Shannon said. "Look at how many of the Hall of Famers showed up here for this. You know what that means to a guy like me? It means a lot. They take pride in this organization." Marion, a shortstop, played with the St. Louis Cardinals for the majority of his career. Marion was the MVP in 1944. He managed the Cardinals in 1951 and then ended his career with the St. Louis Browns as a player-manager. Mel Stottlemyre Yankees Jersey . Groves signed with Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent last year after a season with Arizona. He was in the linebacker rotation and had a sack in the season opener against Miami. Phil Rizzuto Yankees Jersey . Kevin Martin and Kevin Love paced the Timberwolves like they do so often. Martin had 27 points with some key baskets down the stretch, Love had his usual double-double, and the Timberwolves snapped a three-game losing streak with a 112-106 victory Saturday night over the suddenly slipping Dallas Mavericks.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Winnipeg Jets escaped with a victory in their season opener despite some struggles on the defensive side of things. Head coach Claude Noel knows his team will need a better effort on Friday night in the Jets home opener against the Los Angeles Kings. Winnipeg kicked off its season in Edmonton on Tuesday and trailed by two goals midway through the second period before scoring three straight to notch a 5-4 win over the Oilers. Michael Frolik, acquired this past offseason from the Chicago Blackhawks, got the rally started with 3:42 to play in the second period with his first goal. Rookie defenseman Jacob Trouba added his first NHL tally in the third frame and Frolik put home the game-winner with 5:02 to play. Mark Scheifele and Bryan Little added goals, Dustin Byfuglien had three assists and Ondrej Pavelec shook off a slow start in Winnipegs Western Conference debut. The Jets moved to the Central Division following realignment this offseason. Pavelec allowed four goals on 24 shots through the first two periods, but turned aside all 14 shots sent his way in the third. "The game was pretty good, kind of up-and-down. I think we battled hard, especially at the end. It was a good finish by us and a good turnaround. Guys battled hard at the end and we came away with the win," Frolik said. It was a rare win for the Jets when giving up at least four goals. They were 2-16-0 in 18 games last season when yielding at least four scores. Set to play two straight and eight of the next nine at home, Noel knows his club will have to improve in tonights game against a talented team like the Kings. "I dont think you can go into too many nights playing the way we played in Edmonton and anticipating a win," Noel said on Thursday. "You dont win the special teams game. You go into the third period down 4-3. In the National Hockey LLeague, those are recipes for not having success. Bernie Williams Jersey. We know we dodged a bullet and we know we have a lot of work to do to get better." The Jets may have a slight edge given that the Kings were in action last night, recording a 3-2 shootout victory in Minnesota. Jeff Carter tied the game late in the third period and both he and Anze Kopitar scored in the shootout against Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom. Drew Doughty also scored in regulation for the Kings and Jonathan Quick had 27 saves. He then stopped both Minnesota skaters in the shootout, including a poke check on Mikko Koivus try. "He played good," Kings head coach Darryl Sutter said of Quick. "It was good to see him in the shootout because I think the last time we were here we lost in a shootout." Quick also got some help late in regulation to force overtime. He found himself out of position and Minnesotas Matt Cooke sent a shot on net looking to notch the go-ahead goal, but forward Trevor Lewis, minus a stick, made a diving stop to keep the game tied. "I tried to make myself kind of big, and it hit me. I think it was a pretty good butterfly there," said Lewis. "Everyone kind of gave me a high five, but I was kind of saying I looked like a roller hockey goalie out there, so it was good." The Kings will play their home opener on Monday versus the New York Rangers, but first will try to secure just their second victory over the Jets franchise in the last six meetings. Los Angeles visited Winnipeg on Dec. 29, 2011 for the first time since the Jets relocated from Atlanta and lost a 1-0 overtime decision. The Jets Evander Kane scored the lone goal to give his club its fourth straight home victory over the Kings. L.A. has not picked up a road victory over the Jets franchise since a 4-0 triumph in Atlanta on Oct. 29, 2002. ' ' '
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