Cardinals Hall of Famers lead Franchise Four balloting

Cardinals Hall of Famers lead Franchise Four balloting

WASHINGTON -- Halfway through the month-long voting period for the Franchise Four campaign, four Cardinals Hall of Famers have taken the early lead as fans choose the most impactful players in franchise history.

Of the eight Cardinals on the ballot, Stan Musial has received the most support. Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith round out the top four vote-getters to this point. Also up for consideration are Dizzy Dean, Rogers Hornsby, Albert Pujols and Red Schoendienst.

Currently, the Cardinals are one of seven franchises for which the leading four vote-getters are all enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

More than 11.8 million votes have been cast in the Franchise Four voting, and you can cast your ballot here. Voting ends on May 8, and winners from all 30 clubs will be announced at the 2015 All-Star Game, which will take place on July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB and like her Facebook page Jenifer Langosch for Cardinals.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.