Winter Warm Up News

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (January 3, 2014) – Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced today that fans may begin purchasing autograph tickets for the 18th annual Winter Warm-Up on the team’s website, cardinals.com/winterwarmup, at 9 a.m. CT on Monday, January 6th.

            Player autograph sessions are one of the most popular attractions of the Warm-Up. While some players’ autographs are free with the admission pass, others require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation. Every dollar donated for autograph tickets – as well as all proceeds from the Winter Warm-Up weekend – benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s community foundation that cares for kids.
            The highly-anticipated annual event takes place Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20, 2014 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day), at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Fans may continue to purchase admission passes for the three-day Winter Warm-Up online at cardinals.com/winterwarmup, in the official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium and at Cardinals Clubhouse stores located around St. Louis. A Winter Warm-Up admission pass is required to enter the Warm-Up and obtain autographs.
            Fans will have the opportunity to meet members of the 2013 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals including Adam Wainwright, Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig, Matt Holliday, Manager Mike Matheny, NLCS MVP Michael Wacha and more. Hall of Famers Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa will be on hand for the weekend event as well as two of the newest Cardinals, outfielder Peter Bourjos and shortstop Jhonny Peralta. 
            “The Warm-Up is the perfect opportunity for fans to meet their favorite players and help kids in the St. Louis community,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations. “We hope fans will join us in welcoming our new players and celebrating our 19th National League pennant.”
            Fans are encouraged to visit cardinals.com/winterwarmup for the most up-to-date details about player autograph dates, times and, if required, additional donation amounts. All autograph tickets will be sold online through Wednesday, January 15th at 5 p.m. CT.  Any remaining autograph tickets not sold online will be available at the Winter Warm-Up. For complete event details, schedule and frequently asked questions, visit cardinals.com/winterwarmup. The current autograph schedule follows below.
            Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the Cardinals organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested $19 million in helping children, including providing $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 21 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois. In 2013, Cardinals Care celebrated the 10th anniversary of the 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.
 
*Dates, times and players may change prior to Winter Warm-Up. Some players may be added after today.*
 
Player
Donation
Signing Date
Signing Time
Adams, Matt
$20
Sunday, January 19
10am-12pm
Bourjos, Peter
$20
Monday, January 20
9-11am
Carpenter, Matt
$40
Sunday, January 19
3-5pm
Clark, Jack
$5
Saturday, January 18
11am-1pm
Craig, Allen
$40
Sunday, January 19
3-5pm
Cruz, Tony
$5
Sunday, January 19
10am-12pm
Descalso, Daniel
$15
Saturday, January 18
10am-12pm
Ellis, Mark
$5
Sunday, January 19
9-11am
Freeman, Sam
$5
Sunday, January 19
1-3pm
Herzog, Whitey
$75
Monday, January 20
11am-12pm
Holliday, Matt
$75
Monday, January 20
10am-12pm
Jay, Jon
$20
Sunday, January 19
3-5pm
Jordan, Brian
$10
Monday, January 20
11am-1pm
Kelly, Joe
$25
Sunday, January 19
11am-1pm
Kozma, Pete
$5
Saturday, January 18
10am-12pm
La Russa, Tony
$75
Sunday, January 19
10am-12pm
Lynn, Lance
$20
Sunday, January 19
1-3pm
Lyons, Tyler
$5
Sunday, January 19
12-2pm
Mabry, John
$5
Monday, January 20
12-2pm
Maness, Seth
$10
Saturday, January 18
2-4pm
Matheny, Mike
$40
Monday, January 20
9-11am
Miller, Shelby
$25
Sunday, January 19
1-3pm
Molina, Yadier
$100
TBD
TBD
Motte, Jason
$30
Sunday, January 19
2-4pm
Peralta, Jhonny
$25
TBD
TBD
Robinson, Shane
$5
Sunday, January 19
11am-1pm
Rosenthal, Trevor
$35
Saturday, January 18
12-2pm
Schoendienst, Red
$75
Sunday, January 19
10-11am
Shannon, Mike
$10
Sunday, January 19
12-1pm
Siegrist, Kevin
$15
Saturday, January 18
3-5pm
Smith, Ozzie
-pre-autographed baseball
$75
Everyday
Cardinals Care Store
Taveras, Oscar
$20
Saturday, January 18
2-4pm
Wacha, Michael
$70
Monday, January 20
12-2pm
Wainwright, Adam
$80
Saturday, January 18
12-2pm
Wong, Kolten
$15
Sunday, January 19
2-4pm
 
The following players will be signing free autographs and will require a line ticket. More information will be available at the Winter Warm-Up.
Check cardinals.com/winterwarmup for their dates and times.
 
Current Players:
 
Former Players:
Ken Dayley
Mike Jorgensen
Stan Royer
Keith Butler
Randal Grichuk
Alan Benes
Cal Eldred
Tom Lawless
Ted Savage
Eric Fornataro
Zach Petrick
Ernie Broglio
Ryan Franklin
Kyle McClellan
Jason Simontacchi
Greg Garcia
Stephen Piscotty
Glenn Brummer
Rick Horton
Cliff Politte
Scott Terry
 
 
John Costello
Al Hrabosky
Kerry Robinson
Bill Virdon
 
 
Danny Cox
 
 
 

Source: St. Louis Cardinals News Release

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