Youth Ball Fields

As part of our commitment to help and support children in our community, Cardinals Care has built or renovated 24 youth baseball fields throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Stars Park Field at Harris-Stowe State University on June 25, 2021.

The $1.2 million field renovation and construction project led by Clayco is the result of a seven-figure investment by Cardinals Care and six-figure investment by Harris-Stowe that includes fully irrigated fields, seating for 200 at the baseball field and 100 at the softball field, enclosed press boxes, enclosed NAIA level dugouts, and new scoreboards.

The new state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities broke ground last July during the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues and sits on the site of that served as the home field of the Negro National League’s St. Louis Stars from 1922-31. Negro League championships were played at Stars Park in 1924, 1928, 1930 and 1931, with the home team winning three out of the four. Three National Baseball Hall of Famers including, James "Cool Papa" Bell, Willie "El Diablo" Wells, and George “Mule” Suttles, called Stars Park their home field.

Building ball fields and establishing baseball leagues gives youth the opportunity to learn to play ball and instills the importance of giving back. As a result, thousands of children now have a safe and suitable place to practice and play!

Cardinals Care Youth Ball Field Locations

Jim Edmonds Field - June 2001
Adams Park (St. Louis, MO)

Police Athletic League (PAL) Memorial Park - September 2001
Fox Park (funded in part by Darryl Kile) (St. Louis, MO)

Edgar Renteria Field - July 2002
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center (East St. Louis, IL)

Whitey Herzog Field - June 2003
Citizens Park (Belleville, IL)

Heine Meine Field - June 2003
(Lemay, MO) (re-dedicated field after funding new scoreboard and new lighting system)

Jack Buck Field - August 2003
Heman Park (University City, MO)

Mark McGwire Field - April 2004
Forest Park (St. Louis, MO)

Woody Williams Field - August 2004
Northwoods Park (Northwoods, MO)

Stan Musial Field - 2005
Kroeneman Park (Jennings, MO)

Red Schoendienst Field - 2006
Robert Hoelzel Park (Normandy, MO)

Lou Brock Field - 2007
Murphy Park (St. Louis, MO)

All-Star Field - July 2009
Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club (part of MLB's All-Star Summer charitable initiatives in conjunction with MLB & Anheuser - Busch) (former site of Sportsman's Park) (St. Louis, MO)

Bob Gibson Field - August 2009
Sherman Park (St. Louis, MO)

Ozzie Smith Field - October 2009
Vashon High School (St. Louis, MO)

Yadier Molina Field - 2011
(Wellston, MO)

Lance Berkman Field - 2012
Sesser Sports Complex (Sesser, IL)

Chris Carpenter Field - May 2013
Jackson Park (Berkeley, MO)

TASK Sandlot Field - June 2013
(Fenton, MO) - (built in conjunction with FOX Home Entertainment & FOX Sports Midwest as part of the Sandlot Baseball Field Program) (built for children with special needs)

Tony La Russa Field - 2015
Ray Leisure Park (St. Louis, MO)

Adam Wainwright Field - 2016
Bob Russell Park (Bellfontaine Neighbors, MO)

Dexter Fowler Field - 2017
Hess Park (Decatur, IL)

Matt Carpenter Field - 2019
Pagedale Family Resource Center (Pagedale, MO)

Stars Park Baseball Field - 2021
Harris-Stowe State University (St. Louis, MO)

Stars Park Softball Field - 2021
Harris-Stowe State University (St. Louis, MO)