2016 Cardinals Yearbook is now Available

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Presenting one of the finest collections of Cardinals photography ever assembled, the 2016 Cardinals Yearbook is now available and themed around a spectacular centerpiece: “Famous Frames: Classic Photos From Cardinals History and the Stories From Men On Each Side of the Camera.”

This photo collection represents the best of the best from throughout Cardinals history, balancing all-time classics that captured the franchise’s rise to championship glory in the 1920s and ’30s, through the full-color favorites of today that depict marquee moments still fresh in our memories.  From the Gas House Gang to Whiteyball to Tony’s troops and beyond, this anthology of baseball fine art is a Cardinals fan’s equivalent to owning a museum-quality collection.

                “These are the photos that resonate and connect with fans in a uniquely special way, the treasured images Cardinals fans never tire of seeing,” said Steve Zesch, Director of Cardinals Publications. “We want this publication to be the end product for any fan who’s ever had a desire to own a collection of the most meaningful and powerful photos from Cardinals history.”

                The Yearbook is far more than a simple presentation of photographs. The Cardinals Publications staff turned to the men connected with the images — the photographers who captured history and the players and personalities who made it — and presented their reflections, remembrances and rich personal experiences associated with the photos.

                At 208 pages, this exclusive Cardinals publication also includes the traditional content that highlights each season’s Yearbook, with action photos and studio portraits of every member of the 2016 team.

                The 2016 Cardinals Yearbook is on sale for $15 at Busch Stadium gates, the Official Cardinals Team Store, Cardinals Authentics shops, and at many St. Louis metro area retailers including Dierbergs, Shop ‘n Save, Schnucks, QuikTrip, Walgreens and Cardinals Clubhouse stores.  It can also be purchased by phone at 314.345.9000, or online at cardinals.com/yearbook.  A digital edition of the 2016 Yearbook will soon be available to download for $10 online.

 Source: St. Louis Cardinals

The Last Homestand of the Season

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The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium and look to secure a National League Wild Card playoff berth during its last seven games of the year.  The final regular-season homestand begins with four games against the Cincinnati Reds (September 26-29) and concludes with three games versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (September 30-October 2).  The homestand is highlighted by Fan Appreciation Weekend and three theme nights: Grateful Dead Tribute Night, St. Louis Blues Night, and Fiesta Cardenales.

 

Monday, September 26, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

 

  • Grateful Dead Tribute Theme Night: The Cardinals invite Deadheads of all ages to join us at the ballpark to celebrate the Grateful Dead.  Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive an exclusive Grateful Dead-themed Cardinals t-shirt.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  Come early and enjoy a pregame concert by St. Louis’ favorite Dead tribute band, Jake’s Leg, from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Corner.  To purchase tickets, visitcardinals.com/gratefuldead (#CardsTheme).

 

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·         Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Hillsboro High School Cheer, Lindenwood University-Belleville Cheer & Lynx Line, Maryville University, Power Haus Cheer and University of Illinois-Springfield Cheerleading will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m.

 

·         MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

 

·         Randy Flores Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash theme ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Randy Flores mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the 2006 World Series Champion Cardinals.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Randy.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/budbash (#BudBash).

 

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  • Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Theme Night: Fans who purchased this special theme ticket will receive a limited edition replica green jersey like the one worn by the team during spring training on St. Patrick’s Day 2016.  Tickets are currently sold out.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item (#CardsTheme).

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·         Officer Tommy Norman Ceremonial Pitch:  Officer Tommy Norman, an 18-year veteran of the North Little Rock Police Department, will throw a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.  Officer Norman has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for his commitment to bridging the gap between his community and law enforcement by building trust and respect and forming relationships with individuals of all ages and races.

 

·         Piscotty’s Pals: Stephen Piscotty and his Piscotty’s Pals program will host a group from the Down Syndrome Association for tonight’s game.  The group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Stephen in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions prior to the start of the game.

 

·         Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Fulton Junior High School Cheer, Kaskaskia College Cheerleading, Sparkling Divaz and T-Town Divaz Dance Team will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m.

 

  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables will be located at Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

 

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

 

·         St. Louis Blues Theme Night: For the second consecutive year, the Cardinals are teaming up with the St. Louis Blues to help kick off their 50th anniversary season during St. Louis Blues Night at Busch Stadium.  Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive an exclusive Blues-themed Cardinals hat.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  From 5:45- 6:45 p.m., fans can get autographs from Blues alumni Bob Plager, Larry Patey andTerry Yake during a pregame pep rally in Riverview Corner complete with Louie and the Blue Crew.  Members of the 2016-2017 Blues will be introduced on the field during a special pregame ceremony, and the Cardinals will have additional Blues prizes and surprises throughout the game.  Cardinals players will also wear a St. Louis Blues themed jersey during batting practice and the National Anthem.  The batting practice-worn jerseys will be auctioned off next spring with proceeds benefitting Cardinals Care. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/blues (#CardsTheme).

 

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·         Wainwright’s Winners: Adam Wainwright and his Wainwright’s Winners program will host a group from Great Circle for tonight’s game.  The group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Adam in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions prior to the start of the game.

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·         Battle at Busch Finals: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals welcome back the Battle at Busch concert series.  The 2016 schedule featured 18 local bands over the course of six different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza.  Tonight’s final battle features the top four scoring bands returning to compete for the grand prize package: Blacktop South, Hobo Empire,Dirt Road Addiction and Casey Bazzell.  Gate 6 will open at 5:00 p.m. for the event.  Performances begin at 5:15 p.m. with each act given 20 minutes to perform.  Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point.  Tickets for the Battle at Busch Finals are currently sold out.

 

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

 

·         Saint Louis Billikens Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Saint Louis University students, faculty, alumni and fans to join us for Billiken Night at the ballpark.  Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive a Billikens-themed Cardinals t-shirt.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/billikens (#CardsTheme).

 

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·         Pokémon Go Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals invite fans of all ages to join us for Pokémon Go Night at Busch Stadium.  Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive a Pokémon-inspired Cardinals hat to represent your favorite Pokémon team.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  Additionally, Pokémon will be lured to Busch Stadium at all of the 10 PokéStops around Busch Stadium from the time the gates open until an hour into the game.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/pokemon (#CardsTheme).

 

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  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals are partnering with La Ke Buena Spanish internet radio to produce the club’s first-ever Spanish language home radio broadcasts on September 29 and 30.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  The Spanish broadcasts will be available on St. Louis’ La Ke Buena website (kebuena1510stl.com), KMOX’s sister-station Sports Radio 98.1 HD3 and oncardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.

 

·         Trevor’s Troops: Trevor Rosenthal and his Trevor’s Troops program will host a group from Friends of Kids with Cancer for tonight’s game.  The group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Trevor in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions prior to the start of the game.

 

·         MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 

 

Friday, September 30, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)

Fan Appreciation Weekend

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Stephen Piscotty Growth Poster Promotional Giveaway: All kids, ages 15 and younger, will receive a Piscotty growth poster.  Presented by Missouri Farmers Care.

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  • white_hispanic_heritage_night_shirtFireworks Night: Stay in your seat after tonight’s game to watch a dazzling fireworks display with the Gateway Arch as the backdrop.  Presented by Cooper Tires

 

  • Fiesta Cardenales Theme Night:  The Cardinals welcome all members of the Latino and Hispanic community to Busch Stadium for Fiesta Cardenales, a cultural celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month.  Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardenales t-shirt.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Hispanic Education Cultural & Scholarship Foundation.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/fiesta(#STLCardenales).

 

  • Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals are partnering with La Ke Buena Spanish internet radio to produce the club’s first-ever Spanish language home radio broadcasts on September 29 and 30.  Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina.  The Spanish broadcasts will be available on St. Louis’ La Ke Buena website (kebuena1510stl.com), KMOX’s sister-station Sports Radio 98.1 HD3 and oncardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.

 

  • Cardinals Museum Artifact Spotlight: Every Friday home game, the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum highlight artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum.  Today’s featured items relate to Dizzy Dean and include a 1936 game-worn road jersey and a 1935 Dizzy and Daffy Dean Play Suit for Girls.  For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visit cardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).

 

  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.

 

  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables will be located inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

 

·         MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 

  • Race To The Plate: At every Friday home game, fans will enjoy the Missouri Farmers Care: Race To The Plate—a mascot race featuring Captain Cornelius, Bessie the Cow, Simon the Soybean and Baconeer the Pig.  Join the conversation on how today’s food is grown and raised at MissouriFarmersCare.com (#GoFarmTeam).

Saturday, October 1, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12:05 p.m.)

FOX Saturday Baseball National Broadcast

Fan Appreciation Weekend

Gates open at 10:05 a.m.

  • David Eckstein Bobblehead Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans will receive a David Eckstein bobblehead, courtesy of Coca-Cola and Dierbergs.

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  • 2017 Cardinals Magnet Schedule Promotional Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a 2017 Cardinals magnet schedule, courtesy of Shelter Insurance.

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  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher Brad Thompson will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  In addition to having a valid admission to the museum, fans must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and will be distributed on the day of each Saturday signing.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.

 

  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.

 

·         MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 

Sunday, October 2, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (2:15 p.m.)

Fan Appreciation Weekend

Gates open at 12:15 p.m.

  • 2017 Cardinals Magnet Schedule Promotional Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a 2017 Cardinals magnet schedule, courtesy of Shelter Insurance.

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  • 2017 Free Ticket Voucher: All ticketed-fans will receive a free ticket voucher to a 2017 Cardinals regular-season home game.

  • Six Flags Day: All kids under 48 inches will receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any Sunday until October 30.  Presented by Six Flags.

 

  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).

 

  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.

 

  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables will be located inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

 

·         MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 

 

MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION

 

Cardinals Debut Mobile Friendly “Fan Food Guide”

The St. Louis Cardinals have launched the Cardinals Fan Food Guide on cardinals.com to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages available at Busch Stadium via their computer or mobile device.  In addition to showing where each concession item may be purchased, the Cardinals Fan Food Guide also includes a photo of each item, as well as its price.  Fans can browse all concession options around the stadium generally via the A-Z listing or can target specific alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages and deserts.  The Cardinals Fan Food Guide even gives fans the ability to sort offerings by Healthy Choices & Special Dietary Requests.

Available at caridnals.com/food or through the free MLB.com Ballpark app, fans can access the Cardinals Fan Food Guide from their mobile devices while attending a Cardinals game by using the public facing WiFi (CardinalsWiFi) that was launched at Busch Stadium earlier this season.

FOX Sports Midwest Receives Regional Emmy Nominations For Cardinals Baseball Coverage

FOX Sports Midwest has been nominated for six 2016 Mid-America Emmy Awards for its coverage of Cardinals baseball.  Play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin is a finalist in the Sports Announcer/Play-by-Play category for the sixth time in seven years.  Host and reporter Jim Hayes is nominated for the fourth time in five years.  Director Tom Mee earned his sixth straight nomination and producer Mike Helling received his fifth nod in seven years.  Winners will be announced on October 1 during an awards ceremony in Branson, Missouri.  Overall, FOX Sports Midwest received 12 nominations.

 

 

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

Saturday Signings at the Museum, a new program held exclusively at the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum before each Saturday home game during the 2016 season where fans can meet and get an autograph from a former Cardinals player with valid admission to the museum.  In addition to having valid admission, fans must obtain a free autograph line ticket which will be distributed starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch Stadium II Infield entrance to Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village on the day of each Saturday signing.  Players will sign for two hours prior to game time and fans will need to bring their own items to be autographed unless otherwise noted.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/museum for more details and scheduling.

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Hall of Fame & Museum Membership Program for fans in 2016.  Individual ($50) or Family Membership ($85) options are available and membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Ken Boyer and Willie McGee, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events.  Visit cardinals.com/membershipfor more information.

 

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum within Cardinals Nation features the largest team-held collection in baseball.  The collection is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 20,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs.  Be sure to check out this year’s special gallery, Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball, which explores the history of baseball’s first successful farm system and how it literally changed the sport.  The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights.  Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).

 

 

2016 Cardinals Yearbook Celebrates Classic Photos In Cardinals History

Which Cardinals photo sits atop your stack of all-time favorites?  Is it David Freese walking-off Game 6 of the 2011 World Series with a homer and helmet spike just before the stroke of midnight?  Maybe it’s Waino’s and Yadi’s midair embrace after the last out of the 2006 World Series?  Or perhaps it’s Ray Lankford trucking Darren Daulton in one of the biggest collisions at home plate?

Whatever your photo favorite, the 2016 Cardinals Yearbook will have it in its anthology of the most treasured Cardinals images ever assembled in one volume with the appropriately titled “Famous Frames: Classic Photos From Cardinals History.”

As the centerpiece of the Yearbook, this photo collection brings together page after page of iconic imagery through the lens of baseball’s finest photographs.  But it’s much more than a stunning visual feast—it also presents the stories behind the photographs, as told by Cardinals legends that were focal points of the photos, and personal insight from the photographers who were capturing it.  Of course, with more than 60 pages of action photos and studio portraits of every member of the 2016 team, this year’s edition is a must-have keepsake for yourself, or as a gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Pick up the 2016 Yearbook at Busch Stadium inside each gate from Cardinals Publications vendors, team store locations and Cardinals Authentics shops, as well as St. Louis area retailers and grocers.  It’s also available by visitingcardinals.com/yearbook or calling 314-345-9000.

 

 

New Cardinals Magazine Gets Candid With Waino, Salutes 2016 Hall of Fame Class

What would it be like to chat one-on-one with fan favorite Adam Wainwright?  Or listen to Gibby and Red share personal stories about the 2016 Cardinals Hall of Fame class?  Or even tour the franchise’s state-of-the-art baseball academy in the Dominican Republic?  In the new Cardinals Magazine, fans can do more than just imagine.  Our biggest issue of the season to date at 132 pages brings these stories and many others to life.

This must-have edition also includes entertaining stories on 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein, John Goodman’s big night at the ballpark and fast-rising prospect Harrison Bader, as well as the latest installments of our popular monthly departments featuring Matt Carpenter and Carlos Martinez.

Now in its 25th season, Cardinals Magazine continues to provide its global readership with comprehensive, colorful coverage of all-things Cardinals.  Fans can purchase the 100-plus page fourth issue for just $5 at Busch Stadium vendors inside each stadium gate, team store locations and Cardinals Authentics stores in Ford Plaza and Ballpark Village.  Throughout St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse, Dierbergs, Schnucks, QuikTrip and Walgreens.  Print subscriptions are also available at cardinals.com/publications or 314-345-9000.  New this season, you can follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine for one-of-a-kind coverage and watch weekly video segments (“Inside Access with Cardinals Magazine”) on the Cardinals Insider TV show or at cardinals.com/insider.

 

 

Cardinals Authentics

The Cardinals Authentics Shop – the official source of game-used and autographed collectibles and memorabilia directly from the club – will have game-used bases and baseballs available for purchase before the end of each game.  All season long, fans will be able to take a piece of the game directly from the field to their home, all in one visit.  For more information on Cardinals Authentics, and their two locations (inside Ford Plaza and at Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village), visitcardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics (#CardsAuthentics).

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar

New this year, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals.  This ticketed pep-rally style party will be located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2016 season.  This exclusive Cardinals Nation pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch.  Only 250 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery.  Tickets can also be purchased at any box office or at the Cardinals Museum in Cardinals Nation.

Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events.  Offering an expansive menu that recently added 17 new menu items, Cardinals Nation has something for everyone.  This season, fans won’t want to miss the following highlights:

·         G&W Grill on Clark Street featuring St. Louis’ own G&W Bratwursts and Hot Dogs on game days

·         Dinger’s Donuts and Gus’ Pretzels game day carts on Clark Street

·         Homerun Brunch every non-game Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

·         Keep the Cup promotion on game days with 3 limited edition cups this season

·         DJ after every game on the 1st floor of Cardinals Nation

·         And much more! Visit cardinalsnation.com for details.

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the place to be before, during and after the game!  Since opening in March of 2014, Ballpark Village has hosted more than 10 million visitors of all ages from across the country and brought hundreds of great events to downtown St. Louis.  As Ballpark Village enters its third year, several additions and improvements are underway.  The brand new Prairie Farms Dugout will serve up Prairie Farms hand-dipped ice cream, North Star frozen novelties and cold beverages on the turf of the Busch II Infield.  Inside fans can catch the pre-game pep rallies in FOX Sports Midwest Live! featuring emcee Todd Thomas and live post-game music by the region’s greatest bands.

Didn’t get enough Dead music during Grateful Dead Tribute Night at the ballpark?  After the game on Monday, September 26, head over to Ballpark Village and watch St. Louis’ own Dead tribute band, Jake’s Leg, perform a special concert on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! stage.

On Friday, September 30, Fiesta Cardenales continues over at the Busch II Infield with a postgame party hosted by Karlos Ramirez and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!  The party includes music by DJ Fonzo and drink specials with souvenir cup.

On Saturday, October 1, superstar country group Old Dominion will perform on the outdoor Busch II Infield stage beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 day of show) and are available at ticketfly.com.

Rally on Clark II is the second premiere, outdoor music festival to take over the Busch II Infield on Saturday, October 8.  Several local DJs will be spinning on stage all day long, while guests enjoy food trucks, a bounce house, drink specials and more.  For tickets and more information, visit stlballparkvillage.com.

 

2016 Official Team Media Guide

The St. Louis Cardinals official team Media Guide has long been relied upon by journalists and broadcasters who cover the team.  Containing stats, photos and biographies of every player in the entire Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the 2016 Media Guide is the best and most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.

The Cardinals annual media guide is a great collectable, with the cover each season highlighting a moment in Cardinals history.  New this season, for every Media Guide purchased at the team store, Cards Authentics store or stands around the ballpark, fans will receive an exclusive poster featuring all 11 media guide covers at the new ballpark, along with the 2016 schedule.  The 2016 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Team Store, Cardinals Authentics or cardinals.com/mediaguide.

 

 

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care (#CardsCare) was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field.  Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed over $21 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.

This year marks the 13th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play.  In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year.

Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community.

 

 

Cardinals Work #4AGreenerGame

The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium.  In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game.  To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green(#4AGreenerGame).

 

 

Follow the Cardinals on Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Snapchat (cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals).  Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking club news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more.  For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect.  Join the conversation using #STLCards.

 

 

Cardinals Launch @cardenales Spanish Language Twitter Account

The Cardinals have launched @cardenales, a Spanish language Twitter account in an effort to reach a rapidly growing segment of the team’s domestic and international fan base.  Followers of @cardenales will see real time updates about the Cardinals and unique Spanish language content designed to take fans behinds the scenes with the team.

 

 

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird

Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first served basis.  Be sure to join the fun.  To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visitcardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details (#Fredbird).

 

 

Fan-Friendly Values

  • Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season.  Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the “Dynamic Deals of the Week” promotion.  Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: At 9:00 a.m. on the day of each game, the first 275 fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for just $11.20.  The voucher may be redeemed 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the game.  The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.  Visit cardinals.com/firstpitch for full details.
  • Coca-Cola Sundays: Enjoy Sunday games in select Pavilion and Terrace level seats at a special low price.  Each ticket purchased also includes a free Coca-Cola and a Hunter hot dog. Tickets start at just $10 each!  Visit cardinals.com/cocacola to purchase tickets or for more details.
  • Phillips 66 Discount Ticket Offer: Fill up with 8 gallons or more at participating Phillips 66 and receive a voucher for up to 50% off a pair of tickets to a Cardinals game.  Visit cardinals.com/phillips66 for details.
  • Cardinals/Six Flags Double Play Combo: Each Double Play Combo includes a ticket to a 2016 Cardinals game and one single-day admission to Six Flags for just $55.  Visit cardinals.com/sixflags to purchase Double Play Combos or for more information.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and theme nights visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

 

 

Metal Detectors

Cardinals fans will note the continued use of walk-through metal detectors at all Busch Stadium gates and entrances, as part of MLB’s implementation of mandatory metal detection screening of all guests at all MLB ballparks in 2016.

 

 

Media Information

Media looking for more information may contact the Cardinals Communications Department directly at 314.345.9904.  Media can find helpful information about covering the team, including how to apply for credentials, sign up to receive team news releases and gain access to the team’s digital newsroom at cardinals.com/communications and cardinalspressbox.com.

 Source: St. Louis Cardinals

 

 

What If there Is a Three Way Tie?

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According to MLB Network Radio host Steve Phillips, in the event of a three-way tie between the Mets, Giants and Cardinals for the NL Wild Card, the Mets will play the Cardinals on Oct. 4.

The winner will be considered the top Wild Card team.

The loser from Mets-Cardinals on Oct. 4 will face the Giants on Oct. 5.

The Oct. 5 winner will then face the Oct. 4 winner on Oct. 6.

Then, finally, the winner from October 6 will be declared the remaining Wild Card team and advance to play the Cubs in the NL Division Series in Chicago on Oct. 7.

Source: Matthew Cerrone

Could This Be the end for Holliday?

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Is this the end of Matt Holliday’s career with the Cardinals? I sure hope not. Well it looks like he won’t be back this year but what about next year? Here is what MLBTradeRumors is reporting…..

Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has been on the shelf for over a month sincefracturing his right thumb Aug. 11, and it appeared earlier this week he was on the verge of returning. That’s no longer the case, however, as Holliday’s thumb swelled up Saturday and forced him to cancel a scheduled simulated game, per Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. The swelling occurred a day after Holliday took batting practice, and now there’s concern that he won’t be able to make it back during the regular season to potentially help a St. Louis team that’s two games out of a National League wild-card spot.

Holliday, who had a screw inserted in his thumb Aug. 16, was in the midst of an uncharacteristically pedestrian season before suffering the injury. The 36-year-old has slugged 19 home runs after hitting just four in 2015, but his .242/.318/.450 line in 424 plate appearances is the worst of his career. Part of the problem for Holliday has been a decrease in walks. The 13th-year man posted double-digit walk rates in each season from 2008-15, including a career-best 14.1 percent mark last year (albeit in only 73 games). He’s at 8.3 percent this season, which has helped his on-base percentage tumble 76 points from a year ago.

While Holliday has gone backward in 2016, he was still a useful part of the Redbirds’ offense when healthy. In his stead, the club has mostly turned to Brandon Moss in left field. Moss has outproduced Holliday this year, but his output has dropped off significantly in the second half of the season. During a crucial September for St. Louis, Moss has hit an unsightly .085/.173/.213 in 52 trips to the plate.

If Holliday is unable to return this year, it’s conceivable the seventh-year Cardinal has taken his final at-bat with the club, notes Langosch. The Cardinals can bring back Holliday in 2017 on a $17MM club option, but that will likely be an unpalatable figure for an aging player coming off an injury. St. Louis could also decline the option and work out a less expensive deal with Holliday if it wishes to retain him.

Source: Connor Byrne

 

Cardinals Postseason Ticket News

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As postseason play approaches, tickets for potential Cardinals Wild Card and Division Series games will go on sale Tuesday, September 20 at noon CT.

                Based on the final standings, the Cardinals could host the National League Wild Card game on Wednesday, October 5, and Games 3 and 4 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) on Monday, October 10, and Tuesday, October 11, respectively.

                Tickets for the potential NL Wild Card and NLDS games will be available at cardinals.com, via phone at 314.345.9000, and at the Busch Stadium ticket windows on 8th Street.

                In advance of the public sale, fans can also guarantee ticket access for all 2016 Cardinals Postseason games by placing a deposit on new 2017 season tickets.

Ticketing details for possible Tiebreaker, National League Championship Series and World Series games will be announced later in September.

For a full calendar of the 2016 MLB Postseason schedule, visit mlb.com/postseason.

St. Louis Cardinals 2017 Schedule

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The St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release, today announced their 2017 regular season schedule.

For the first time since 2011, the Cardinals are slated to open the season at home, when they will host the rival Chicago Cubs on Monday, April 3.  The Cardinals will also be home to close out the 2017 regular season  during a weekend series against Milwaukee (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) at Busch Stadium.

The April 3 season opener with the Cubs will be the first game of a three-game series (April 3 & 5-6) with the Cubs and a season-opening six-game home stand that will also include three games against the Cincinnati Reds (April 7-9).  The season opener against the Cubs will be the first between the two teams in St. Louis since 2000.

The Cardinals first road trip of 2017 will take them to Washington (April 10-12) followed by their first ever trip to new Yankee Stadium, as they will visit the Yankees for a three-game Easter weekend series (April 14-16) that will mark just their second interleague road series in the Bronx and their first since 2003.

The 20-game interleague portion of the 2017 schedule includes home-and- home two-game series with Boston (May 16-17 at Busch Stadium & August 15-16 at Fenway Park) and Kansas City (August 7-8 at Kauffman Stadium & August 9-10 at Busch Stadium).  The Cardinals will host the Toronto Blue Jays (April 25-27) and Tampa Bay Rays (August 25-27) at Busch Stadium and will play a three-game weekend series at Baltimore’s Camden Yards (June 16-18) against the Orioles.

In addition to their season opening series with the Cubs, the Cardinals will also host Chicago for a three-game weekend series May 12-14 and a four-game set (Sept. 25-28) during the final week of the season.

The Cardinals will play the Los Angeles Dodgers six times during a nine-game stretch from May 23-31, visiting Dodger Stadium for three games May 23-25 before hosting the Dodgers the following week (May 29-31).

St. Louis will be home for a total of 13 weekend series in 2017: April 7-9 vs. Cincinnati, April 28-30 vs. Cincinnati, May 12-14 vs. Chicago Cubs, May 19-21 vs. San Francisco, June 9-11 vs. Philadelphia, June 23-25 vs. Pittsburgh, June 30-July 2 vs. Washington, July 7-9 vs. New York Mets, July 28-30 vs. Arizona, August 11-13 vs. Atlanta, August 25-27 vs. Tampa Bay, September 8-10 vs. Pittsburgh and September 29-Oct. 1 vs. Milwaukee.

The Cardinals are scheduled to play 50 of their 81 home games before the July 10-13 Major League Baseball All-Star break, playing 15 home games in April, 15 in May, 11 in June, 16 in July, 11 in August and 13 in Sept.-Oct.   St. Louis will be home for holiday games on Memorial Day, May 29 vs. Los Angeles and Independence Day, July 4 vs. Miami.  

The Cardinals will make future announcements regarding game times, ticket pricing and ticket availability for the 2017 season.  To view the full 2017 regular season schedule, visit cardinals.com

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Wainwright up for Roberto Clemente Award

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Pitcher Adam Wainwright has been named the St. Louis Cardinals 2016 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.  Wainwright 16RC_AWARD_LOGOwill be recognized in an on-field ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the Chicago Cubs.

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.  It is the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB.  For the first time, fans can participate in the process of selecting the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award on social media.  Fans can vote for Wainwright by posting #VoteWainwright to Twitter and on MLB and club Facebook pages through October 2nd.

“I am honored to have been selected as the Cardinals nominee for this year’s Roberto Clemente Award,” said Wainwright.  “I am also humbled to be considered for such a prestigious award.”

               Through his charitable foundation, Big League Impact, Wainwright has raised more than $1 million to help provide basic needs for individuals in St. Louis and around the world.  Much of that money has been raised through a fantasy football initiative that has spread beyond St. Louis, and into seven other big league cities this season.  As a result of his charitable efforts, Wainwright has been able to build clean water systems in developing countries, feed hungry kids around the world, cure blindness in an African community and aid in the escape of girls stuck in sex trafficking rings.  Additionally, Adam’s “Wainwright’s Winners” program hosts local groups of children at Busch Stadium throughout the season.  Wainwright also assists Operation Food Search, a St. Louis nonprofit organization that provides meals to the hungry.  Furthermore, Adam has made it his mission to make trips outside the United State to offer in-person help as well; visiting East Africa, Mexico, Haiti and Honduras in recent off-seasons.

                “Adam has been a tremendous representative for the organization, both on and off the field, for a number of years,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care.  “Adam’s passion for helping others is truly inspiring and we’re extremely grateful to have him as a Cardinal.”

This year, Major League Baseball has designated a seat in each ballpark, known as SEAT 21, to a well-known or local hero who embodies the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente.  Cardinals SEAT 21 Honoree, Virginia Braxs, currently serves as the President and Treasurer of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis (HAC).  The Council is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting the excellence of the Hispanic culture through arts and education.  Ms. Braxs has dedicated her life to providing opportunities for the Hispanic community through her work at the Hispanic Arts Council and has been an ambassador to the Hispanic Community for the Cardinals since 2013.  Ms. Braxs will be recognized alongside Wainwright during tonight’s pregame ceremony.

Previous Cardinals to win the Roberto Clemente Award include Carlos Beltran (2013), Albert Pujols (2008), Ozzie Smith (1995) and Lou Brock (1975).  More information and award nominees for all 30 MLB teams can be found at mlb.com/clemente.

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Here Comes Harrison Bader….

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Things are looking great for the up and rising Cardinal Rookie Harrison Bader. First of all Bader will be joining the Glendale Desert Dogs for this years Arizona Fall League. Bader was a third-round draft pick just last June, and had to delay his Cardinals debut because his Florida Gators were in the College World Series. After a short-season pit stop in State College (Pa.), he played the final 54 games with Low-A Peoria (Ill.) of the Midwest League.

He hit .301 with nine homers and 28 RBIs in Peoria, then joined Peoria teammate and roommate Paul DeJong in skipping High-A entirely, opening 2016 in Springfield. This is a path that has historically worked out for St. Louis Cardinals fans — Kolten Wong, Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras did the same thing before reaching the big leagues. You could make the case that playing at a big-time, marquee program like Florida helped make the jump an easier one for Bader.

Lately there has been a lot of talk of Bader joining the Cardinals in 2017. John Mozeliak admitted there may a change in plans.

“I think we’ll be forced to make a tough decision in the second half of the season with what we do,” Mozeliak said. “He’s obviously having a lot of success at the plate. He’s doing well defensively. He’s an interesting player in the sense that he oozes confidence.”

Is it possible that Bader will take over Matt Holiday’s position next year? The Cardinals will have to make some hard decisions this off season regarding our beloved left fielder Matt Holiday. I know he always talks about retiring as a Cardinal when his career ends

Let’s check out Harrison Bader’s scouting report……he has shown average to above-average tools across the board as a pro, jumping on the fast track and reaching Triple-A in his first full season. He projects to be a Major League average hitter, if not above-average, with a good approach at the plate, to go along with average power. While he possesses a tick above average speed, he showed excellent instincts on the base paths and better range in the outfield than anticipated. A left fielder at Florida because of Buddy Reed, Bader has played all three outfield spots as a pro, but he has the chance to stay in center field long term.

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Cardinals have interest in Lourdes Gurriel

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Lourdes Gurriel Jr., the younger brother of Astros infielder/DH Yulieski Gurriel, will host a showcase for interested teams on Sep. 14 in Panama City, according to Heyman. The Cardinals are one of about 20 teams planning to go watch the young shortstop, he notes. While the showcase will allow teams to get a look at the younger Gurriel, I can’t envision him actually signing until his 23rd birthday passes on Oct. 19. At that point, Gurriel will no longer be considered an amateur, and thus will no longer be subject to international signing bonuses.

Lourdes Gourriel Jr., a tall, rangy infielder, has been on the radar of some big league teams since 2010, when he played in the junior world championships as a 16-year-old. In the last season and a half, he has begun to blossom, hitting .314 with 16 home runs and 72 runs batted in over 97 games for Havana’s Industriales.

So at 22, he is following the negotiations between Major League Baseball and the Cuban federation with interest since it could make him the first Cuban in nearly 60 years to be able sign a big league contract while still on the island.

“Every player, this is the biggest dream you have,” Gourriel said at Havana’s Estadio Latinoamericano, his team’s home park. “I don’t think it’s that far away.”

A scouting report from Baseball America says reports on Lourdes are mixed. He’s a good athlete capable of playing an up-the-middle position, and while he has speed and power, his swing can get long. Gurriel has a lot of upside, but is also a bit of a project for a kid who will soon turn 23. He’s probably not someone who will zoom through the minors and be in the big leagues within a year. That’s fine. Talent is talent, and Lourdes has a lot of it.

 MLB Rumors\LA Times\Baseball America

Baseball Hall of Fame Ticket Offer

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What a great promotion before the tour leaves Saint Louis, guess where me and Gabe will be doing Saturday afternoon?

St. Louis is host to the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame Tour (We Are Baseball) through Sunday, September 11.  As a special offer to Cardinals fans, anyone that shows a game ticket from any Cardinals 2016 regular season home game at the Hall of Fame Tour Box Office, will be able to experience the Hall of Fame for just $10 (including fees).

The Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit is located in Ballpark Village adjacent to Busch Stadium and features cutting-edge technology and digital media, as well as a first-of-its-kind IMAX® theater and baseball film (We Are Baseball) and virtual reality.

               The Tour was developed with dozens of artifacts and content provided by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and through a partnership with IMAX Corporation, MLBAM, Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, CAA, and United Talent Agency, along with Arny Granat and Grand Slam Productions.

               Visit HallofFameTour.com for more informationNo cash value. Offer valid at the Hall of Fame Tour Box Office. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.  Valid on adult and child admission. Limit one discount ticket per game ticket.

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