Ted Simmons, one of the most prolific hitting catchers in the history of baseball, fell one vote shy of getting into the Hall of Fame via the Modern Baseball Ballot. Will the longtime backstop for the Cardinals, Brewers and Braves ever make it into Cooperstown?.Ted Simmons brawls with Chicago Cub Bill Madlock St. Louis Cardinals. If anyone has any footage of Ted Simmons while he was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, please get in touch with me I found footage of Ted in a Cardinal uniform to be pretty rare..Ted Simmons. Positions Catcher and First Baseman Bats Both Throws Right , lb cm, kg Born in Highland Park, MI us. Draft Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the st round th of the MLB June Amateur Draft from Southfield HS Southfield, MI . High School Southfield HS Southfield, MI .Ted Simmons is probably the most surprising player on this year’s Modern Era Committee Hall of Fame ballot, but not because he lacks a worthy resume. There’s a good argument for him, but he is the only player on the ballot who got almost no support from the Baseball Writers’.