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Cardinals to host an evening with Lou Brock and Keith Hernandez

Exclusive Speaker Series event scheduled for April 18 at Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals will host an exclusive Speaker Series event featuring Hall of Famer Lou Brock and Cardinals Hall of Fame nominee Keith Hernandez on Thursday, April 18, starting at 6 PM at Busch Stadium. As part of the event, the two former teammates will share stories of their friendship and careers during a captivating program with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin.

In addition to the program, fans who purchase a ticket will enjoy a cocktail party on the warning track and a gourmet dinner in the UMB Champions Club. This will be the 13th Speaker Series event the Cardinals have hosted.

The St. Louis Cardinals will host an exclusive Speaker Series event featuring Hall of Famer Lou Brock and Cardinals Hall of Fame nominee Keith Hernandez on Thursday, April 18, starting at 6 PM at Busch Stadium. As part of the event, the two former teammates will share stories of their friendship and careers during a captivating program with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin.

In addition to the program, fans who purchase a ticket will enjoy a cocktail party on the warning track and a gourmet dinner in the UMB Champions Club. This will be the 13th Speaker Series event the Cardinals have hosted.

One of the most prolific base stealers of all-time, Brock's 938 stolen bases rank second in Major League history. Beyond his prowess on the base paths, Lou batted .300 or better seven times and is one of 32 players in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits. The .293 career hitter was a member of two championship teams in 1964 and 1967 and remains the all-time franchise leader for hits (34) in the World Series. The six-time All-Star outfielder had his number retired by the club in 1979 and was a first ballot National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee in 1985.

Hernandez spent the first 10 seasons of his 17-year career in St. Louis and was regarded as one of the finest fielding first basemen in the game, earning 11 consecutive Gold Glove awards. At the plate, Keith won two Silver Slugger Awards and was named National League MVP in 1979 after batting a league leading .344 with 48 doubles, 11 home runs and 105 RBI. The five-time All-Star also won two World Series titles, one as a member of the Cardinals in 1982 and another as a Met in 1986.

Brock and Hernandez were teammates in St. Louis from 1974 through 1979, and remain friends to this day. The event is presented by St. Louis Union Station. Tickets for this event are $195 and can be purchased at cardinals.com/speakerseries.

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Cardinals announce $5 ticket flash sale

$5 tickets loaded with $5 Cards Cash for 2019 Monday-Thursday games on sale tomorrow

In celebration of pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced a special 12-hour flash ticket sale beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT.

Fans can purchase tickets for any Monday-Thursday games in 2019 (excluding Opening Day) for just $5. Additionally, each $5 ticket purchased will be pre-loaded with $5 in Cards Cash for fans to use towards concessions or merchandise inside Busch Stadium. 

In celebration of pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced a special 12-hour flash ticket sale beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT.

Fans can purchase tickets for any Monday-Thursday games in 2019 (excluding Opening Day) for just $5. Additionally, each $5 ticket purchased will be pre-loaded with $5 in Cards Cash for fans to use towards concessions or merchandise inside Busch Stadium. 

Fans can purchase up to eight of the special $5 tickets per person, per game. Games available in this special sale include matchups with the Cubs, Dodgers, Brewers, Athletics, Royals and more.

Tickets will be available at cardinals.com or via phone at 314.345.9000. Again, this special ticket flash sale will only be available until 10 p.m. CT on Tuesday, February 12.

For more information, visit cardinals.com/flashsale.

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2019 Cardinals single-game tickets on sale Friday

Fans can buy single-game tickets as early as Wednesday by purchasing 3+ games

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that single-game tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale this Friday, February 8, at 10 AM CT.

Fans who wish to purchase tickets to three or more games can take part in a special online-only multi-game ticket sale beginning tomorrow, February 6, at 10 AM CT.

The multi-game and single-game on-sales will be available at cardinals.com. In addition, tickets for Friday's single-game on-sale will be available via phone at 314.345.9000 and at the Busch Stadium Box Office on 8th Street.

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that single-game tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale this Friday, February 8, at 10 AM CT.

Fans who wish to purchase tickets to three or more games can take part in a special online-only multi-game ticket sale beginning tomorrow, February 6, at 10 AM CT.

The multi-game and single-game on-sales will be available at cardinals.com. In addition, tickets for Friday's single-game on-sale will be available via phone at 314.345.9000 and at the Busch Stadium Box Office on 8th Street.

The Cardinals' 2019 home schedule features two weekend series versus the Chicago Cubs (May 31-June 2 & September 27-29) and holiday matchups against the New York Mets on Easter (April 21), Pittsburgh Pirates on Mother's Day (May 12) and San Francisco Giants on Labor Day (September 2). Busch Stadium will host interleague games with American League West teams including the Los Angeles Angels (June 21-23), Oakland Athletics (June 25-26), and defending division champion Houston Astros (July 26-28). The Redbirds will also host their American League rival, Kansas City Royals, for a two-game set on May 21-22.

This year's schedule also features over 50 promotional dates for fans of all ages. Highlights include the mystery Hall of Fame Opening Day car parade bobblehead (April 6), an adult powder blue road alternate embroidered jersey (April 20), a "YADI" tumbler (April 26), a Cardinals crossbody bag (May 12), a MV3 triple bobblehead (July 28), a stadium exclusive Yadier Molina Funko POP!, (September 2) and a Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst double bobblehead (September 14).

The Cardinals will continue to utilize dynamic pricing in 2019 to more accurately price tickets for individual games and provide fans more price options. In 2018, 89% of games featured tickets available for $10 or less and 53% of games featured tickets at $5 or below.  

Throughout the season, the team will offer great fan-friendly values, including the "Dynamic Deal of the Week" and a host of other offers highlighting outstanding ticket savings for fans at cardinals.com/fanvalues. A full list of fan-friendly values for the 2019 season follows:

2019 Fan-Friendly Values
•    Budweiser Ballpark Pass: The popular monthly digital ticket subscription will return in 2019. The Budweiser Ballpark Pass delivers a standing room ticket for every home game (except Opening Day) for just $29.99 per month. Budweiser Ballpark Pass sales will begin in March.
•    KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: At 9:00 AM CT on the day of each home game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets for just $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). Fans redeem their vouchers for actual tickets 15 minutes prior to game time. Tickets may be anywhere in the stadium from Field Box to Standing Room.
•    Nathan's Famous Family Sundays: On most Sundays, fans who purchase RF/LF Pavilion or RF Terrace tickets will receive a free jumbo hot dog and Coca-Cola.
•    Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sundays: Two hours prior to each Sunday game, fans can enjoy games, prizes and free Prairie Farms ice cream and North Star frozen treats in Ford Plaza. 
•    AAA Discounts Rewards: AAA members receive a $10 discount off tickets on most Monday-Thursday games. 
•    Fill Up at Phillips 66: Beginning April 1st, fill up with eight (8) gallons or more at a participating Phillips 66 to receive a special discount ticket offer of up to 50% off many 2019 games.
•    Ticket Packs: Several different 5-game and 10-game ticket packs are available, which feature discounted tickets to 2019's best promotional giveaways and highest demand games.
•    Group Value Nights: Select games throughout the season where groups of 20 or more receive 50% off regular ticket prices.
•    Cards Cash: Stored money built into the barcode of your ticket, good for use at any Busch Stadium concession stand, kiosk or Official Cardinals Team Store. Fans can add $12 Cards Cash to a ticket for just $10.
•    Outside Food & Drinks at All Games: Busch Stadium is the only St. Louis sports venue where fans may bring in their own food and drinks for all home games (some size and content restrictions apply).

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Cardinals announce 2019 Spring Training TV & radio broadcast schedule

KMOX to broadcast 19 games, FOX Sports Midwest to televise 15 games

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday that fans will be able to catch nearly all of the club's 2019 spring training games on either FOX Sports Midwest, KMOX/Cardinals Radio Network (CRN) or streaming online at cardinals.com. 

FOX Sports Midwest will again televise 15 games in 2019. The television home of the Cardinals kicks off its live game coverage with the spring training opener vs. the Miami Marlins on Saturday, February 23, at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. The spring training television schedule includes nine of the 10 Saturday and Sunday contests, as well as a Friday evening game against the Houston Astros. Each of the 15 telecasts will be streamed live on FOX Sports digital platforms. Most afternoon games will also be replayed in prime time. FOX Sports Midwest will also air Cardinals Spring Training Report, a 30-minute show, on February 20.

The team's flagship station KMOX 1120 AM and the Cardinals Radio Network will broadcast 19 games with Mike Shannon, John Rooney, Mike Claiborne and Ricky Horton at the microphone. The radio schedule begins on Friday, February 23, when the Cardinals kick off Grapefruit League play against the Marlins. The streaming schedule will begin on Tuesday, February 26, with the Cardinals taking on the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla. Throughout spring training, every Saturday and Sunday broadcast will feature the Cardinals Pregame Show. The show airs 20 minutes prior to first pitch and will feature Mike Shannon or John Rooney interviewing Cardinals players, coaches and other baseball personalities. The 147 Cardinals Radio Network affiliates will carry most Saturday and Sunday games, as well as select weekday games. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for details.
Ten additional spring games and the team's exhibition game against the Memphis Redbirds will be streamed on cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app, featuring Mike Claiborne, Tom Ackerman, Chris Hrabe and Kyle McClellan. In total, 29 of 31 Spring Training games will be broadcast or streamed this year.

For more information on Spring Training and the Cardinals broadcast partners, visit cardinals.com/springtraining, cardinals.com/radio or cardinals.com/tv. The Cardinals 2019 spring training broadcast schedule follows below:

DAY   DATE   VS/AT   OPPONENT   TV TIME (CT)   TV^   RADIO/STREAMING TIME (CT)     RADIO/STREAMING*
Saturday   2/23   @   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest+   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   2/24   VS   Nationals   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   2/25   VS   Tigers   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Tuesday   2/26   @   Nationals           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Wednesday   2/27   VS   Braves           11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Thursday   2/28   VS   Mets           11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Friday   3/1   @   Astros           4:55 p.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Saturday   3/2   VS   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   3/3   VS   Mets   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   3/4   @   Tigers           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Tuesday   3/5   @   Phillies           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Wednesday   3/6   @   Yankees           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Friday   3/8   VS (ss)   Nationals                
Friday   3/8   @ (ss)   Astros (ss)           4:55 p.m.   KMOX/CRN
Saturday   3/9   VS   Astros   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest+   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   3/10   @   Mets   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:50 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   3/11   VS   Nationals           11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Tuesday   3/12   @   Braves           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Wednesday   3/13   @   Marlins           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Thursday   3/14   VS   Mets           11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Friday   3/15   VS (ss)   Astros (ss)   5:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   4:55 p.m.   KMOX/CRN
Friday   3/15   @ (ss)   Astros (ss)                
Saturday   3/16   @   Nationals           11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   3/17   @   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   3/18   VS   Phillies   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Wednesday   3/20   VS   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Thursday    3/21   VS (ss)   Yankees   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Thursday   3/21   @ (ss)   Nationals (ss)           5:25 p.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Friday   3/22   @   Mets   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   12:00 p.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Saturday   3/23   @   Nationals   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   3/24   VS   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   3/25   @   Memphis #           5:55 p.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday that fans will be able to catch nearly all of the club's 2019 spring training games on either FOX Sports Midwest, KMOX/Cardinals Radio Network (CRN) or streaming online at cardinals.com. 

FOX Sports Midwest will again televise 15 games in 2019. The television home of the Cardinals kicks off its live game coverage with the spring training opener vs. the Miami Marlins on Saturday, February 23, at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. The spring training television schedule includes nine of the 10 Saturday and Sunday contests, as well as a Friday evening game against the Houston Astros. Each of the 15 telecasts will be streamed live on FOX Sports digital platforms. Most afternoon games will also be replayed in prime time. FOX Sports Midwest will also air Cardinals Spring Training Report, a 30-minute show, on February 20.

The team's flagship station KMOX 1120 AM and the Cardinals Radio Network will broadcast 19 games with Mike Shannon, John Rooney, Mike Claiborne and Ricky Horton at the microphone. The radio schedule begins on Friday, February 23, when the Cardinals kick off Grapefruit League play against the Marlins. The streaming schedule will begin on Tuesday, February 26, with the Cardinals taking on the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla. Throughout spring training, every Saturday and Sunday broadcast will feature the Cardinals Pregame Show. The show airs 20 minutes prior to first pitch and will feature Mike Shannon or John Rooney interviewing Cardinals players, coaches and other baseball personalities. The 147 Cardinals Radio Network affiliates will carry most Saturday and Sunday games, as well as select weekday games. Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for details.
Ten additional spring games and the team's exhibition game against the Memphis Redbirds will be streamed on cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app, featuring Mike Claiborne, Tom Ackerman, Chris Hrabe and Kyle McClellan. In total, 29 of 31 Spring Training games will be broadcast or streamed this year.

For more information on Spring Training and the Cardinals broadcast partners, visit cardinals.com/springtraining, cardinals.com/radio or cardinals.com/tv. The Cardinals 2019 spring training broadcast schedule follows below:

DAY   DATE   VS/AT   OPPONENT   TV TIME (CT)   TV^   RADIO/STREAMING TIME (CT)     RADIO/STREAMING*
Saturday   2/23   @   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest+   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   2/24   VS   Nationals   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   2/25   VS   Tigers   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Tuesday   2/26   @   Nationals           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Wednesday   2/27   VS   Braves           11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Thursday   2/28   VS   Mets           11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Friday   3/1   @   Astros           4:55 p.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Saturday   3/2   VS   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   3/3   VS   Mets   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   3/4   @   Tigers           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Tuesday   3/5   @   Phillies           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Wednesday   3/6   @   Yankees           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Friday   3/8   VS (ss)   Nationals                
Friday   3/8   @ (ss)   Astros (ss)           4:55 p.m.   KMOX/CRN
Saturday   3/9   VS   Astros   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest+   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   3/10   @   Mets   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:50 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   3/11   VS   Nationals           11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Tuesday   3/12   @   Braves           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Wednesday   3/13   @   Marlins           11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Thursday   3/14   VS   Mets           11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Friday   3/15   VS (ss)   Astros (ss)   5:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   4:55 p.m.   KMOX/CRN
Friday   3/15   @ (ss)   Astros (ss)                
Saturday   3/16   @   Nationals           11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   3/17   @   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   3/18   VS   Phillies   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Wednesday   3/20   VS   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:55 a.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Thursday    3/21   VS (ss)   Yankees   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:55 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Thursday   3/21   @ (ss)   Nationals (ss)           5:25 p.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Friday   3/22   @   Mets   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   12:00 p.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat
Saturday   3/23   @   Nationals   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Sunday   3/24   VS   Marlins   12:00 p.m.   FOX Sports Midwest   11:45 a.m.   KMOX/CRN
Monday   3/25   @   Memphis #           5:55 p.m.   cardinals.com/At Bat

CRN = Cardinals Radio Network
(ss) = Split Squad
^ All games televised on FOX Sports Midwest are also streamed on FOX Sports digital platforms
* All games broadcast on KMOX/CRN are also streamed on cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app
# Battle of the Birds Exhibition vs. Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park (Memphis, Tenn.)
 

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2019 Cardinals Hall of Fame nominees announced

Fans to select two players for August induction from a list of six former Cardinals greats

The St. Louis Cardinals have revealed Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, Scott Rolen and John Tudor as the six players nominated for possible induction into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones.

The six modern ballot nominees were selected by a Red Ribbon committee of Cardinals baseball experts through a secret ballot process. Fans can view the Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot at cardinals.com/HOF and cast their selections online starting Friday, March 1. The two players with the most fan votes after voting concludes on Friday, April 12 will be selected for induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this August.

The St. Louis Cardinals have revealed Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, Scott Rolen and John Tudor as the six players nominated for possible induction into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones.

The six modern ballot nominees were selected by a Red Ribbon committee of Cardinals baseball experts through a secret ballot process. Fans can view the Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot at cardinals.com/HOF and cast their selections online starting Friday, March 1. The two players with the most fan votes after voting concludes on Friday, April 12 will be selected for induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this August.

"Each year, we look forward to celebrating and honoring our team's history by inducting a new class into the Cardinals Hall of Fame," said Bill DeWitt Jr., Chairman and CEO of the St. Louis Cardinals. "I would like to thank the Red Ribbon committee for nominating these six accomplished players for the modern ballot."

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame was established to recognize the exceptional careers and significant achievements of the greatest players in Cardinals history. To be eligible, the nominees must have played for the Cardinals for at least three seasons and be retired as a player from Major League Baseball for at least three years. The eligible pool of players is divided into two categories, including "modern players" and "veteran players." If a player retired more than 40 years prior to the induction year, he is classified as a veteran player.

The sixth Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class will be announced during a televised 30-minute Hall of Fame announcement special on FOX Sports Midwest, on Friday, April 26, at 6 PM CT and also in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium before the Cardinals face the Cincinnati Reds. The formal enshrinement ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 24 during the 2019 Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.

In addition to nominating modern players for fan balloting, the Red Ribbon committee of Cardinals baseball experts also elected a veteran player for induction using a secret ballot process. Independent of this process, the Cardinals organization may also opt to induct an individual who was an important figure in Cardinals history such as a coach, broadcaster or member of the front office.

Each member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame will be permanently enshrined in the Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery presented by Edward Jones located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, just outside the entrance to the team's museum. The Hall of Fame Gallery is free and open to the public. The plaques that adorn the gallery are produced by Matthews International, the company that also produces the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  #CardsHOF

Following is a description of each Hall of Fame nominee's career as a Cardinal:

Keith Hernandez

Years: 1974 - 1983                          .299/.385/.448, 1217 H, 265 2B, 81 HR, 595 RBI, 662 R (1165 Games)

Keith Hernandez played 10 seasons with the Cardinals, winning six straight Gold Gloves from 1978-1983 at first base. He was a National League co-MVP in 1979, batting a league leading .344 with 48 doubles, 11 home runs and 105 RBI. The two-time All-Star was a member of the 1982 World Championship team and batted .299 that season with 94 RBI. Hernandez's .385 on-base percentage ranks fifth all-time among Cardinals hitters to have played at least 10 seasons with the club.

 

Jason Isringhausen

Years: 2002 - 2008                          217 Saves, 2.98 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 408.0 IP (401 Games)

Jason Isringhausen spent seven seasons as the Cardinals closer. During his tenure, the Cardinals won the Central Division four times, capturing the pennant in 2004 and 2006 and winning the World Series in 2006. He registered a National League-best 47 saves in 2004, tying Lee Smith's franchise record, until Trevor Rosenthal saved 48 in 2015. An All-Star in 2005, "Izzy" holds the franchise record for saves with 217 and ranks third among Cardinals relief pitchers with 373 strikeouts. His 401 appearances, all in relief, are the sixth most in club history.

 

Matt Morris

Years: 1997 - 2005                           101-62, 3.61 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 18 CG, 8 SHO, 1377.1 IP (206 Games Started)

A first-round draft pick, Matt Morris made his Major League debut less than two years after being taken 12th overall in the 1995 amateur draft. In his 1997 rookie season, Morris made 33 starts and finished with a 12-9 record and a 3.19 ERA, tying him for second among Rookie of the Year balloting. A National League All-Star in 2001 and 2002, Morris finished third in Cy Young voting in 2001 after winning a Major League-best 22 games. In his eight seasons with the club, Morris recorded at least 11 wins six times, won four division titles and started 11 postseason games. Matt's 986 strikeouts ranks sixth on the team's all-time list and his .620 winning percentage is seventh-best in club history.

 

Edgar Renteria

Years: 1999 - 2004                          .290/.347/.420, 451 RBI, 207 2B, 148 SB (903 Games)

Edgar Renteria played six seasons with the Cardinals and was named a National League All-Star three times (2000, 2003, 2004). The Colombian shortstop won two Gold Gloves while with St. Louis in 2002 and 2003, and three Silver Slugger Awards in 2000, 2002 and 2003. Renteria batted .330 in 2003, a franchise single-season record for a shortstop, as are the 47 doubles he hit that season. His career high 100 RBI in 2003 ranks second among all St. Louis shortstops for a single season. Renteria's 37 stolen bases his first season with the Cardinals are the most in a single-season since that time and his 148 steals while with St. Louis rank second in franchise history among shortstops.

 

Scott Rolen

Years: 2002 - 2007                          .286/.370/.510, 678 H, 421 R, 173 2Bs, 111 HR, 453 RBI (661 Games)

In his five plus seasons with the Cardinals, Scott Rolen dominated the hot corner winning Gold Gloves in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. He was named a National League All-Star in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, and captured a Silver Slugger award in 2002. In 2004, Rolen slashed .314/.409/.598 with 34 home runs and 124 RBI. His stellar 2004 campaign continued during the postseason with his pennant-clinching, two-run homer off Roger Clemens in the 6th inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series vs. Houston. During Busch Stadium II's final season in 2005, Rolen was voted by Cardinals fans as the third baseman to the All-Busch Stadium team. In 2006, Rolen helped the club to its 10th World Championship, closing out the postseason with a 10-game hitting streak.

 

John Tudor

Years: 1985 - 1988, 1990              62-26, 2.52 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 22 CG, 12 SHO, 881.2 IP (125 Games Started)

During his five seasons in a Cardinals uniform, John Tudor accumulated a .705 winning percentage and 2.52 ERA over 125 starts, both of which still stand as all-time Cardinals records (minimum 750.0 IP). The left-hander's finest season came in 1985 when he won 21 games (went 20-1 after June 1) with a miniscule 1.93 ERA, including 10 complete game shutouts, and finished second in National League Cy Young voting. A member of two National League pennant winning teams in 1985 and 1987, Tudor won at least 10 games in each of the four full seasons he pitched for the Redbirds.

 

Cardinals Hall of Fame Members

Jim Bottomley, Ken Boyer, Sam Breadon, Harry Brecheen, Lou Brock, Jack Buck, August A. "Gussie" Busch Jr., Chris Carpenter, Vince Coleman, Dizzy Dean, Jim Edmonds, Curt Flood, Bob Forsch, Frank Frisch, Bob Gibson, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Whitey Herzog, Rogers Hornsby, George Kissell, Tony La Russa, Ray Lankford, Marty Marion, Pepper Martin, Tim McCarver, Willie McGee, Mark McGwire, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Terry Moore, Stan Musial, Branch Rickey, Red Schoendienst, Mike Shannon, Ted Simmons, Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith, Billy Southworth, Bruce Sutter and Joe Torre.

 

2019 Cardinals Hall of Fame Red Ribbon Selection Committee

Tom Ackerman, Frank Cusumano, Derrick Goold, Whitey Herzog, Benjamin Hochman, Rick Hummel, Randy Karraker, Martin Kilcoyne, Jenifer Langosch, Tony La Russa, Bernie Miklasz, Joe Ostermeier, Rob Rains and Brian Walton.

 

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The 8,000-square-foot St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village celebrates the rich history of baseball in St. Louis and the legacy of one of baseball's most storied franchises. Since its creation in 2014, the Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones, has inducted 40 former Cardinal players, coaches and executives. The Cardinals' museum collection is the largest team-held collection in baseball and is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 22,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archived photos. Fans can learn more about the museum at cardinals.com/museum.  #CardsMuseum

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Cardinals premium & Opening Day flex packs on sale this week

Flex packs guarantee fans tickets to Opening Day or weekend games vs. Cubs or Angels

As part of a continued effort to make Opening Day and Cubs/Angels weekend game tickets available to as many fans as possible, the Cardinals announced that Premium and Opening Day Flex Packs will go on sale this week at cardinals.com/flexpacks. Details of the Flex Packs are as follows:

•   Premium Flex Pack: Fans may choose one game from a list of three premium Cubs/Angels dates plus a minimum of any two additional 2019 games, excluding Opening Day and the remaining premium dates. This season's premium game dates include matchups against the Cubs on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1; along with the Angels game on Friday, June 21. Premium Flex Packs go on sale Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00 AM CT and end at 10:00 PM CT.
•   Opening Day Flex Pack: Fans may choose Opening Day tickets (April 4 vs. San Diego Padres) plus a minimum of any two additional 2019 games, except for the three premium game dates listed above. Opening Day Flex Packs go on sale Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 AM CT and end at 10:00 PM CT.

Each Flex Pack is limited to eight per customer. Fans can also guarantee tickets to Opening Day by purchasing a Full Season plan, a Half Season plan, or the 10-game Opening Day Pack. Cubs and Angels weekend games are also included in a variety of 5-game Packs, all of which are currently on sale at cardinals.com/tickets.

As part of a continued effort to make Opening Day and Cubs/Angels weekend game tickets available to as many fans as possible, the Cardinals announced that Premium and Opening Day Flex Packs will go on sale this week at cardinals.com/flexpacks. Details of the Flex Packs are as follows:

•   Premium Flex Pack: Fans may choose one game from a list of three premium Cubs/Angels dates plus a minimum of any two additional 2019 games, excluding Opening Day and the remaining premium dates. This season's premium game dates include matchups against the Cubs on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1; along with the Angels game on Friday, June 21. Premium Flex Packs go on sale Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00 AM CT and end at 10:00 PM CT.
•   Opening Day Flex Pack: Fans may choose Opening Day tickets (April 4 vs. San Diego Padres) plus a minimum of any two additional 2019 games, except for the three premium game dates listed above. Opening Day Flex Packs go on sale Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 AM CT and end at 10:00 PM CT.

Each Flex Pack is limited to eight per customer. Fans can also guarantee tickets to Opening Day by purchasing a Full Season plan, a Half Season plan, or the 10-game Opening Day Pack. Cubs and Angels weekend games are also included in a variety of 5-game Packs, all of which are currently on sale at cardinals.com/tickets.

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Group tickets for 2019 Cardinals season on sale tomorrow

Groups of 20 or more can purchase discounted tickets to single games and receive extra incentives

Organized groups of 20 fans or more can purchase single-game tickets to 2019 Cardinals games beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT. Designed for school and church groups, family or social gatherings, company outings and more, group tickets allow fans to enjoy the game in a community environment and at a discounted price.

Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount on ticket prices for Sunday-Thursday games and a 10% discount on Friday and Saturday games (excluding Cubs and Angels weekend dates) in a wide variety of block seating locations throughout the stadium. Each group also receives a custom poster to promote their group outing, a personal ribbon board message during the game and a souvenir scoreboard photo.

Organized groups of 20 fans or more can purchase single-game tickets to 2019 Cardinals games beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT. Designed for school and church groups, family or social gatherings, company outings and more, group tickets allow fans to enjoy the game in a community environment and at a discounted price.

Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount on ticket prices for Sunday-Thursday games and a 10% discount on Friday and Saturday games (excluding Cubs and Angels weekend dates) in a wide variety of block seating locations throughout the stadium. Each group also receives a custom poster to promote their group outing, a personal ribbon board message during the game and a souvenir scoreboard photo.

A number of Group Value games are also available for the 2019 season. On Group Value game dates, groups receive 50% off the regular ticket price in select seating areas. This year's schedule of Group Value dates includes games against the Dodgers, Mets, Phillies, Royals, Giants, Nationals, Brewers and more.

To purchase group tickets, or for more information, call 314.345.9000 or visit cardinals.com/groups.

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New state-of-the-art lighting project underway at Busch Stadium

Stadium will have the most advanced field lighting system in professional sports

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 24, 2019 - The St. Louis Cardinals have partnered with PLANLEDTM to install a new, state-of-the-art lighting system in Busch Stadium. The new lights will improve the visual experience for players and guests as well as reducing operating and energy costs. The system will have the highest, true-to-life color rendering in an outdoor sports venue.

"Since we moved into the new Busch Stadium in 2006, our field lighting has received high marks in MLB evaluations," said Joe Abernathy, Vice President of Facility Planning. "However, with the recent advances in LED lighting technology we now have an opportunity to further improve the quality of our field lights and reduce our operating and maintenance cost."  

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 24, 2019 - The St. Louis Cardinals have partnered with PLANLEDTM to install a new, state-of-the-art lighting system in Busch Stadium. The new lights will improve the visual experience for players and guests as well as reducing operating and energy costs. The system will have the highest, true-to-life color rendering in an outdoor sports venue.

"Since we moved into the new Busch Stadium in 2006, our field lighting has received high marks in MLB evaluations," said Joe Abernathy, Vice President of Facility Planning. "However, with the recent advances in LED lighting technology we now have an opportunity to further improve the quality of our field lights and reduce our operating and maintenance cost."  

The new lighting system is designed to have a life expectancy of 30 years. The Cardinals will see a considerable reduction in the labor required to maintain the lights and up to a 60 percent reduction in the energy required to operate the field lights.
The project began last November with the removal of 680 MH sports lights. Those lights are being replaced by LED lights manufactured by GigaTera. Sachs Electric is performing the installation of the lights, which is expected to be complete by mid-March. Busch Stadium will be one of 18 MLB stadia that will have LED lighting for the 2019 season.

The new lighting system will provide a quality of light that will be 90 percent of the quality of natural light with improved uniformity while reducing shadows and glare. This will make the lighting more visually comfortable for players and guests. The advanced nature of the LED lights will also improve the broadcast quality for viewers at home since the system is HD compatible and 4K ready. Ultra-slow motion replays will no longer have the light flickering that is visible using MH lights. The system is capable of producing theatrical lighting effects and themes that can be programmed for home run celebrations and other special events.

Additionally, the Cardinals and PLANLEDTM will partner to share the same LED lighting technology with the St. Louis community. The SHINE program will donate LED Human Centric Lighting products to a local school and host educational programs on Human Centric Lighting for local building owners and designers.
 
"It is an honor and a privilege to partner with Cardinals to introduce SHINE to St. Louis," said John Hwang CEO of PLANLEDTM. "SHINE will make a difference in how our children learn and play at schools by bringing daylight experience indoors."  
More information on the SHINE program will be available in the coming weeks.

 

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2019 Cardinals Theme Tickets on sale tomorrow

Over 40 Theme Dates Scheduled Including New Boy Band Night, Bikers at Busch and More

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 22, 2019 - Tickets for more than 40 Theme Ticket promotional dates during the 2019 season, including the return of Game of Thrones Night, Margaritaville Night and Pride Night, go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. CT at cardinals.com/theme.

"Theme Tickets are a great way for baseball fans to come together and show their support for a variety of groups and interests," said Martin Coco, Director of Ticket Sales & Marketing. "We have an incredible lineup this season with returning favorites like Grateful Dead Tribute Night, St. Louis Blues Night, Soccer Night and more. We also have some exciting new events like Bikers at Busch, Boy Band Night and more to come."

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 22, 2019 - Tickets for more than 40 Theme Ticket promotional dates during the 2019 season, including the return of Game of Thrones Night, Margaritaville Night and Pride Night, go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. CT at cardinals.com/theme.

"Theme Tickets are a great way for baseball fans to come together and show their support for a variety of groups and interests," said Martin Coco, Director of Ticket Sales & Marketing. "We have an incredible lineup this season with returning favorites like Grateful Dead Tribute Night, St. Louis Blues Night, Soccer Night and more. We also have some exciting new events like Bikers at Busch, Boy Band Night and more to come."

Theme Tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or exclusive pregame event. Targeted around different occupations, organizations, communities, celebrities and more, Theme Tickets let fans enjoy the game in a whole new way.

Additional Theme Nights will be announced leading up to the season. A current list of 2019 Theme Ticket dates follows. Fans can learn more about Cardinals Theme Ticket dates and purchase tickets for these events at cardinals.com/theme. #CardsTheme

2019 Theme Nights Schedule

(as of January 22, 2019)

 

College Night #1

Monday, April 8 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Letterman Sweatshirt Jacket

College Night at Busch Stadium returns for 2019! Take a break from the books and grab your friends. For just $20, get a ticket to the game and receive an exclusive Cardinals letterman sweatshirt jacket.

 

Game of Thrones Night

Tuesday, April 9 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals/Game of Thrones T-Shirt

The King beyond the Wall- Lord Dewitt, 3rd of his name- is calling upon all birdlings & Whitey (Herzog) Walkers to join forces with him at the Red(bird) Keep. Those souls brave enough to enlist can sign up & pledge their honor to receive their very own armour (an exclusively designed Game of Thrones-themed Cardinals t-shirt). An official Game of Thrones® Iron Throne will be on hand for those who dare to take a seat.

 

Scouts Night #1

Wednesday, April 10 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Scout Patch

The Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, families and friends to enjoy the first of three Scout Nights at the Ballpark. Scouts and their guests can enjoy $14 tickets, and each scout ticket will include a special Boy or Girl Scout patch. Prior to each game, all scouts and troop leaders will be invited to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track.

 

Firefighters Appreciation Night

Wednesday, April 10 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Firefighter Cap

The Cardinals are excited to celebrate the men and women of St. Louis that help keep our city safe - our firefighters! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals Firefighter cap. And as a special thanks to our hometown heroes, you will receive a coupon for one complimentary drink!  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Backstoppers.

 

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

Wednesday, April 10 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Law Enforcement Cap

Support our brave men and women in uniform! This night is open to all local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, corrections officers, sheriffs, sworn and non-sworn employees, family members, friends, and anyone who supports and honors law enforcement. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals Law Enforcement cap. And as a special thanks to our hometown heroes, you will receive a coupon for one complimentary drink!  A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

 

Firefighters Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 11 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 12:15 p.m.

Cardinals Firefighter Cap

Firefighters Appreciation returns with a day game option on Wednesday, April 11th.

 

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 11 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 12:15 p.m.

Cardinals Law Enforcement Cap

Law Enforcement Appreciation returns with a day game option on Wednesday, April 11th.

 

Boy Band Night

Friday, April 19 vs. New York Mets - 7:15 p.m.

Cardinals Boy Band T-Shirt

Calling all Summer Girls and Boyz (or) Men! The offseason was Tearin' Up Our Hearts, but the Birds are back, alright! MMMbop to a special pregame performance by The Boy Band Night on the Altec Lansing Stage in Budweiser Terrace-and since we know you want it All or Nothing at all, make sure to buy a special Theme Ticket to receive an exclusive Cardinals Boy Band t-shirt. There's only One Direction to go-straight to the ballpark for Boy Band Night!

 

Fredbird's Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 21 vs. New York Mets - 1:15 p.m.

Pregame Brunch with Fredbird and Friends

Celebrate Easter at the ballpark with Fredbird, Pawlette the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bunny, and other special friends! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will join Fredbird and his friends for a pregame brunch with fun activities and a photo op in Cunningham Corner. Each guest will take home a goody bag!

 

Class of 2019 Night

Monday, April 22 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6:45 p.m.

Class of 2019 T-Shirt

Congratulations to the Class of 2019…"You're Outta Here"! Graduates of all ages (middle school, high school, college, and grad school!) are invited down to the ballpark for Class of 2019 Night on Monday, April 22nd. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Class of 2019 t-shirt!

 

Earth Day

Monday, April 22 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6:45 p.m.

Glass Water Bottle

The Cardinals are proud to be leaders in MLB's efforts to go green. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will take home an 18 oz. glass water bottle with a silicone cover and bamboo lid.  

 

College Night #2

Tuesday, April 23 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6:45 p.m.

Letterman Sweatshirt Jacket

College Night at Busch Stadium returns for 2019! Take a break from the books and grab your friends. For just $20, get a ticket to the game and receive an exclusive Cardinals letterman sweatshirt jacket.

 

Weather Day

Wednesday, April 24 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 12:15 p.m.

Pregame Interactive Program and a voucher for hot dog, chips and soda

Join us for Weather Day at Busch Stadium hosted by Chief Meteorologist Craig Moeller and the entire 5 On Your Side Weather Team.    Before the Cardinals take on the Brewers, students and teachers are able to truly experience weather in an engaging educational format. In an interactive program, sit up close and personal to the field to see eye-popping experiments from the Saint Louis Science Center, learn safety maneuvers, and have a whole lot of fun with Fredbird. After the presentation, students will enjoy a hands-on educational expo, meet and greet opportunity with the KSDK meteorology team, lunch, and the ballgame!

 

Braggin' Rights Night - Illini

Friday, April 26 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7:15 p.m.

Illini-themed Cardinals Lightweight Pullover

I-L-L or M-I-Z? Illini Night and Mizzou Night are combining again for Braggin' Rights Night, presented by FOX Sports Midwest! With the purchase of an Illini Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Illini-themed Cardinals lightweight quarter-zip pullover. A pregame pep rally will feature band, cheer, and athletes from each school. Who will be louder?! Get your tickets to cheer on the Fighting Illini!

 

Braggin' Rights Night - Mizzou

Friday, April 26 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7:15 p.m.

Mizzou-themed Cardinals Lightweight Pullover

M-I-Z or I-L-L? Illini Night and Mizzou Night are combining again for Braggin' Rights Night, presented by FOX Sports Midwest! With the purchase of a Mizzou Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Mizzou-themed Cardinals lightweight quarter-zip pullover. A pregame pep rally will feature band, cheer, and athletes from each school. Who will be louder?! Get your tickets to cheer on the Tigers!

 

Transplant Awareness Day

Sunday, April 28 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 1:15 p.m.

Cardinals Cap

Transplant Awareness Day is presented by Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center and the St. Louis Children's Hospital. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals cap supporting organ donation! A portion of each ticket sold will also be donated back to support transplants and organ donation.

 

Peanut Controlled Day

Sunday, April 28 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 1:15 p.m.

Peanut-Free Seating Section

Fans with peanut allergies can enjoy a Peanut Controlled Day featuring tickets in a peanut-free section. The section will be thoroughly cleaned before the game and the sale and consumption of peanuts in this area will not be allowed.

 

Cancer Awareness Night

Monday, May 6 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7:05 p.m.

Cancer Awareness Stocking Cap

Team up with Siteman Cancer Center and the Cardinals to help strike out cancer! Fans purchasing a special Theme Ticket will receive a Cardinals Cancer Awareness stocking cap, which come in a variety of colors that signify different types of cancer. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

 

Scouts Night #2

Monday, May 6 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7:05 p.m.

Scout Patch

The Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, families and friends to enjoy the second of three Scout Nights at the Ballpark. Scouts and their guests can enjoy $14 tickets, and each scout ticket will include a special Boy or Girl Scout patch. Prior to each game, all scouts and troop leaders will be invited to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track.

 

Soccer Night

Tuesday, May 7 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Long-Sleeved Soccer Jersey

St. Louis loves baseball and soccer, so Soccer Night is the perfect way to celebrate both! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a unique long-sleeve Cardinals soccer jersey. Grab your soccer team and head down to the ballpark to cheer on the Cards! Come early for a special pregame event featuring St. Louis FC and the St. Louis Ambush.

 

Nurses Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 8 vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 12:15 p.m.

Cardinals All-Over Print Scrub Top

Calling all nurses and all other healthcare professionals! Nurses Appreciation returns in 2019, with an option for those working days or nights! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket for either game, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals all-over print scrub top. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to March of Dimes.

 

Nurses Appreciation Night

Thursday, May 9 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals All-Over Print Scrub Top

Nurses Appreciation returns with a night game option on Thursday, May 9th.

 

Grateful Dead Tribute Night

Friday, May 10 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7:15 p.m.

Grateful Dead Lightweight Hooded Pullover

Dead Freaks Unite! Who are you? Where are you? How are you?! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Grateful Dead lightweight hooded pullover. Plus, you won't want to miss the special pregame performance by St. Louis' favorite Dead tribute band, Jake's Leg on the Altec Lansing Stage in Budweiser Terrace. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Grateful Dead's charity, The Rex Foundation.

 

Margaritaville Night

Friday, May 24 vs. Atlanta Braves - 7:15 p.m.

Margaritaville-inspired All-Over Print Shirt

St. Louis may be land-locked, but we'll all be transported to Margaritaville on Friday, May 24th when the Cardinals take on the Braves! Parrotheads, beach lovers, and baseball fans can enjoy Jimmy Buffett tunes at a FINtastic pregame concert by The Boat Drunks. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, you will receive a Margaritaville-inspired all-over print shirt. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Jimmy Buffett's charity, Singing for Change. Change your latitude and float on down to Busch Stadium for Margaritaville Night. After all, it's 5 o'clock (or 7:15) somewhere!

 

Zumba® Fitness Party at the Park

Sunday, May 26 vs. Atlanta Braves - 6:05 p.m.

Cardinals Tank & Pregame Zumba Class

Inspired by Latin and international rhythms, Zumba® Fitness mixes high and low intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning, dance fitness party. Whether you've never taken a Zumba® class or consider yourself an expert, this event is sure to get you excited for Cardinals baseball. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, you'll receive access to a pregame Zumba® class and an exclusive Cardinals tank.

 

Teachers Night

Tuesday, June 4 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7:15 p.m.

Teachers-themed Cardinals T-Shirt

School's out for summer! Kick off summer break at Busch Stadium with Teachers Night on Tuesday, June 4th. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive teachers-themed Cardinals shirt. And as a special treat, you will receive a drink coupon for your first drink of the summer on us!

 

Star Wars Night

Wednesday, June 5 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 7:15 p.m.

Star Wars-themed Cardinals Pullover Jersey

Join Darth Bader, Yoda Molina, and Obi Wong Kenobi on Wednesday, June 5th as Busch Stadium is transformed with Star Wars-themed sights and sounds - making it a night that no Jedi (or Redbird) will want to miss! Fans who purchase a special Star Wars Night Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Star Wars-themed pullover jersey featuring the Cardinal birds on a lightsaber. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to Stand Up 2 Cancer, and your favorite Star Wars characters will be located around the ballpark for photo ops!

 

Kids Day Out

Thursday, June 6 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 12:15 p.m.

Pregame Kids Zone and a voucher for a hot dog, chips and soda

Join us for Kids Day Out presented by Maryville University - Kids Rock Cancer, on Thursday, June 6th when the Cardinals take on the Reds. From 10:45 until game time, all kids with this special Theme Ticket will have access to a "Kids Zone" with fun activities in Budweiser Terrace. This is the perfect field trip for summer camps, daycares, and any kids looking to have fun and catch a Cards game! Each Theme Ticket also includes a voucher for a hot dog, chips and soda.

 

Scouts Night #3

Thursday, June 20 vs. Miami Marlins - 6:15 p.m.

Scout Patch

The Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, families and friends to enjoy the third of three Scout Nights at the Ballpark. Scouts and their guests can enjoy $14 tickets, and each scout ticket will include a special Boy or Girl Scout patch. Prior to each game, all scouts and troop leaders will be invited to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track.

 

Elvis Night

Friday, July 12 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7:15 p.m.

Cardinals-themed Elvis T-Shirt

Throw on your blue suede shoes and head down to Busch Stadium on Friday, July 12th for Elvis Night. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals-themed Elvis t-shirt. Come early for a pregame performance by Elvis talent performer, Bill Cherry, on the Altec Lansing Stage in Budweiser Terrace. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation.

 

Peanuts Night

Monday, July 15 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7:15 p.m.

Woodstock Bobblehead

The third annual Peanuts Night returns on Monday, July 15th! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will take home an exclusive Cardinals-themed Woodstock bobblehead.

 

Pride Night

Friday, July 26 vs. Houston Astros - 7:15 p.m.

Cardinals Tank

Pride St. Louis and the St. Louis Cardinals are partnering to present the third Annual Pride Night at Busch Stadium on Friday, July 26th. Join LGBTQ friends, family, and allies to watch the Cardinals take on the Houston Astros. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Cardinals rainbow tank top. Don't miss the pregame party in Budweiser Terrace and a special performance of God Bless America by the Gateway Men's Chorus! A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to a local LGBTQ non-profit.

 

Christmas in July Night

Wednesday, July 31 vs. Chicago Cubs - 7:15 p.m.

Fred on a Sled

It doesn't matter if you have been naughty or nice-Christmas in July Night presented by Holiday World Splashin' Safari returns to the ballpark on Wednesday, July 31st. Tell the elf on your shelf to move over because all fans who purchase a special Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Fred on a Sled! Santa Fredbird and other Christmas characters will be on hand for photos before the game.

 

Fredbird's Birthday Party

Sunday, August 11 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 1:15 p.m.

Pregame Brunch with Fredbird and Friends

You're invited to Fredbird's Birthday Party! Join Fredbird on Sunday, August 11th as he celebrates with mascot pals from around the sports world. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will join Fredbird and friends for a pregame birthday party and lots of great photo ops in Cunningham Corner. Brunch and dessert will be included, and each special guest will take home a Cardinals goodie bag!

 

Gateway Motorsports Racing Night

Thursday, August 22 vs. Colorado Rockies- 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Racing Cap

Start your engines and race down to Busch Stadium on Thursday, August 22nd for Gateway Motorsports Racing Night! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a racing-inspired Cardinals cap, plus a free ticket to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 qualifying night on Friday, August 23rd.

 

Bikers at Busch

Sunday, August 25 vs. Colorado Rockies- 1:15 p.m.

Cardinals Biker T-Shirt

Calling all bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts! Roll on down to Busch Stadium on Sunday, August 25th for the inaugural Bikers at Busch. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a biker-inspired Cardinals t-shirt that is really bad to the bone!

 

Union Appreciation Day

Sunday, September 1 vs. Cincinnati Reds - 1:15 p.m.

Cardinals Union Proud Cap

Start your Labor Day celebration a day early! Union Appreciation Day is Sunday, September 1st when the Cardinals host the Reds. Fans who purchase a special Union Appreciation Day Theme Ticket will receive a specially designed Cardinals Union Proud Cap.

 

Billikens Night

Wednesday, September 4 vs. San Francisco Giants - 6:45 p.m.

Billikens-themed Cardinals Lightweight Pullover

On Wednesday, September 4th, cheer on the Cardinals with fellow SLU alumni and fans at Billikens Night presented by FOX Sports Midwest. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Billikens-themed Cardinals lightweight quarter-zip pullover. Come early for a pregame pep rally featuring some special Billiken guests!

 

St. Louis Blues Night

Friday, September 13 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7:15 p.m.

Bobblehead (TBD)

Do you bleed blue? Join the Cardinals and FOX Sports Midwest to kick off the St. Louis Blues 2019-2020 season on Friday, September 13th. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a unique bobblehead. Come early for a pregame pep rally at the Budweiser Terrace and a concert on the Altec Lansing Stage!

 

Fiesta Cardenales

Sunday, September 15 vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 1:15 p.m.

Polo Ascencio & Bengie Molina Dual Bobblehead

Don't miss Fiesta Cardenales, presented by Ponce Realty Group, on Sunday, September 15th at Busch Stadium! The Cardinals welcome all members of the Latino and Hispanic community for a cultural celebration to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a unique dual bobblehead of Spanish radio broadcasters Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. Plus, a portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Hispanic Education Cultural & Scholarship Foundation. Come early for a pregame event featuring current Cardinals players and music in the Budweiser Terrace!

 

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, September 17 vs. Washington Nationals - 6:45 p.m.

Cardinals Green Mesh Jersey

The St. Louis Cardinals will have the Luck of the Irish on Tuesday, September 17th as they take on the Nationals! Join us for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day at Busch Stadium and receive an exclusive green mesh jersey. Grab your fellow leprechauns and head down to the game!

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Cardinals announce Minor League field staffs and player development assignments for 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2019 Minor League coaching staffs for their affiliate teams in addition to their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season on Friday. The Cardinals Farm System finished 6th among all teams in overall winning pct. (.534; 401-350) in 2018, as Memphis won its second-consecutive Pacific Coast League (AAA) title and also the Triple-A National Championship Game, and both Peoria (Midwest League-A) and the GCL Cardinals (Gulf Coast League - Rookie) advanced to their respective league Championship Series.

The Cardinals announced five new managerial assignments for 2019, but will have incumbent pitching coaches at all nine of their minor league affiliates. In addition, the team has announced seven new hitting coach assignments for 2019.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2019 Minor League coaching staffs for their affiliate teams in addition to their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season on Friday. The Cardinals Farm System finished 6th among all teams in overall winning pct. (.534; 401-350) in 2018, as Memphis won its second-consecutive Pacific Coast League (AAA) title and also the Triple-A National Championship Game, and both Peoria (Midwest League-A) and the GCL Cardinals (Gulf Coast League - Rookie) advanced to their respective league Championship Series.

The Cardinals announced five new managerial assignments for 2019, but will have incumbent pitching coaches at all nine of their minor league affiliates. In addition, the team has announced seven new hitting coach assignments for 2019.

Memphis native and former Major Leaguer Ben Johnson will be entering his first season as manager at Memphis after most recently coaching the Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay-AAA) in 2018.  Joe Kruzel will pilot Springfield (AA) after two seasons at the helm in State College, while Dan Bilardello(Palm Beach-A), Roberto Espinoza (Johnson City -Rookie), Fray Peniche (DSL Blue) and John Matos(DSL Red) return to their respective teams.  Erick Almonte moves to Peoria (A) as manager, and bothJose Leon (State College-A) and Joshua Lopez (GCL Cardinals-Rookie) have been promoted to managers.

Several of the team's minor league field instructors have been retained, however Chris Swaugerwill move into a new role as Assistant Field Coordinator under Field Coordinator Mark DeJohn, andJohnny Rodriguez will serve as Minor League Infield Instructor. Jose Oquendo was recently announced as Minor League Roving Instructor, and former Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz has been named Minor League Catching Instructor.

               The following is a complete listing of the Cardinals 2019 Minor League Staffs and Player Development assignments:

Club                             Manager                            Pitching Coach                 Hitting Coach

Memphis (AAA)        Ben Johnson                      Dernier Orozco*                Jobel Jimenez^

Springfield (AA)        Joe Kruzel^                        Darwin Marrero*                 Brandon Allen^

Palm Beach (A)          Dann Bilardello*               Will Ohman*                      Tyger Pederson

Peoria (A)                   Erick Almonte^                 Cale Johnson*                   Russ Chambliss*

State College (A)       Jose Leon^                         Adrian Martin*                  Cody Gabella^

Johnson City (R)        Roberto Espinoza*            Rick Harig*                        Brian Burgamy^

GCL Cardinals (R)     Joshua Lopez^                   Giovanni Carrara*            Joe Hawkins

DSL Cardinals 1         Fray Peniche*                    Billy Villanueva*              Ismael Castro

DSL Cardinals 2         John Matos*                       Renee Cortez*                   Nabo Martinez*

 

2019 Cardinals Minor League Field Instructors & Medical Staff

 

Field Coordinator - Mark DeJohn*

Assistant Field Coordinator - Chris Swauger^

Latin America Field Coordinator - Jose Leger*

Senior Pitching Coordinator - Tim Leveque*

Minor League Offensive Strategist - George Greer*

Minor League Pitching Instructor - Randy Niemann*

Minor League Roving Instructor - Jose Oquendo^

Minor League Infield Instructor - Johnny Rodriguez^

Minor League Catching Instructor - Tony Cruz

Minor League Medical Coordinator - Keith Joint

Minor League Rehab Coordinator - Matt Leonard

Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator - Aaron Rhodes

Minor League Performance Specialist - DC MacLea

Minor League Asst. Rehab Coordinator - Victor Kuri

Minor League Rehab Consultant - James Spencer

DSL Medical Director - Pedro Betancourt

DSL Head Strength & Conditioning - Jeremy Lezama

Trainers & Strength Coaches: 

Memphis - Matt Corvo & Frank Witkowski; Springfield - Dan Martin & Dan Vega; Palm Beach - Chris Whitman & Ross Hasegawa; Peoria - Chris Walsh & Kyle Richter; State College - Joe Olsiewicz & Don Trapp; Johnson City - Alex Wolfinger & TBD; GCL Cardinals - TBD & Cory Ritter; DSL Blue- Shoki Hioki & TBD; DSL Red - TBD & Luis Polanco.

*-Returning Manager/Coach

^-Returning Manager/Coach with new assignment

St. Louis Cardinals

2019 Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up Weekend Update

As of today, all 2019 Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up activities are going forward as planned. However, we are keeping a close eye on weather conditions for this weekend, as the safety of our guests, players, volunteers, employees and fans is of the utmost importance. Fans can stay up to date on any changes to this weekend's events by visiting cardinals.com, following us on Twitter (@Cardinals), or checking local news outlets. We're looking forward to the kick off of the 2019 season!

As of today, all 2019 Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up activities are going forward as planned. However, we are keeping a close eye on weather conditions for this weekend, as the safety of our guests, players, volunteers, employees and fans is of the utmost importance. Fans can stay up to date on any changes to this weekend's events by visiting cardinals.com, following us on Twitter (@Cardinals), or checking local news outlets. We're looking forward to the kick off of the 2019 season!

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals-themed Holiday Weekend to kick off 2019 season

Weekend highlighted by 2019 Winter Warm-Up, Cardinals Caravan & Writers' Dinner

The 23rd annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp) and the Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan) highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend that kicks off the 2019 season. 

Winter Warm-Up-the largest fundraising effort for the team's charitable fund, Cardinals Care-returns to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) with appearances from over 60 players, coaches and alumni. For the most complete schedule and up-to-date Winter Warm-Up information, visit cardinals.com/WWU. 

The 2019 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, departs Busch Stadium on Friday morning. Over the course of the weekend, more than 30 current and former players will visit 20 cities throughout Cardinals Nation along six different routes before returning to St. Louis on Monday night. For complete information on all caravan stops, visit cardinals.com/caravan.   

The 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner takes place at the Union Station Hotel on Sunday, January 20. Fans will enjoy a night of fun and entertainment as the dinner honors the top players from the 2018 Cardinals team. The evening will be highlighted by special guests and the presentation of the Red Schoendienst Medal, J.G. Taylor Spink St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year Award and the Branch Rickey Award. For complete information about the St. Louis Baseball Writer's Dinner, visit stlouisbbwaa.com. 

Below are highlights of the 2019 Winter Warm-Up weekend:

Friday, January 18, 2019 
•   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The 2019 Caravan kicks off with stops in Jefferson City and Springfield, Mo., Memphis, Tenn., and Champaign, Ill.
•   Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact 3rd Annual Sing Off & Karaoke Challenge (Dave & Buster's, 6:00 p.m.): Come watch Waino and eight of St. Louis' best karaoke performers compete against each other for the title of 2019 Big League Impact St. Louis Sing Off Winner while raising money to help save lives in St. Louis and around the globe! Tickets are available at bigleagueimpact.org.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
•   Winter Warm-Up: The three-day event kicks off today, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
o   Cardinals Autographs: Daniel Ponce de Leon, Andrew Miller, Kolten Wong, Alex Reyes, Ryan Helsley, Carlos Martinez, Dexter Fowler, Justin Williams, Drew Robinson, Paul Goldschmidt, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, John Mozeliak.
o   Alumni Autographs: Kerry Robinson, Ted Savage, Scott Cooper, Ryan Franklin, Jim Edmonds, Cliff Politte, Brad Thompson.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Claire Kellet from 9:00 to noon, Redbird Rookies Scholarship Presentation at 10:30 a.m., Q&A with President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak at 11:15 a.m., Andrew Miller jersey presentation at noon, and broadcasters Chris Hrabe, Dan McLaughlin, Brad Thompson and Jim Edmonds from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - Inside the new Cardinals Museum exhibit: "Pain, Protection and Performance: The Evolution of Baseball Equipment, presented by Rawlings" with Cardinals Museum Curator, Paula Homan
    11:00 a.m. - Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
    12:00 p.m. - "Busch Stadium Security: How we keep baseball safe and secure" with Cardinals Director of Security, Phil Melcher 
    1:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird
    2:00 p.m. - Learn about legendary sports cartoonist Amadee from Dan Martin of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    3:00 p.m. - Cardinals Authentics: The ins and outs of the business from the field to your home

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Get to know stadium public address announcer and KSHE personality John Ulett
    11:00 a.m. - Examining the history of baseball's batting helmet with Amy Berra of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
    12:00 p.m. - "Back to the Future: a look at the new road blue uniforms," with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum **first 50 guests receive a free HOF bobblehead**
    1:00 p.m. - An inside look at the 2019 Cardinals Marketing and Promotions with Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    2:00 p.m. - Go inside the 2019 Minor League System with Gary LaRocque, the Cardinals' Director of Player Development **this presentation will take place in Gateway East on the 18th floor** 
    3:00 p.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its way through Cardinals Nation with stops in Jonesboro, Ark., Dyersburg, Tenn., Peoria and Bloomington, Ill., and Sedalia, Columbia, Joplin and Rolla, Mo.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
•   Winter Warm-Up: Day two of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
o   Cardinals Autographs: Lane Thomas, Andrew Knizner, John Brebbia, Chasen Shreve, Max Schrock, Dominic Leone, Miles Mikolas, José Martínez, Yairo Muñoz, Mike Mayers, John Gant, Austin Gomber, Dakota Hudson, Adam Wainwright, Jedd Gyorko, Michael Wacha, Mike Shildt.
o   Alumni Autographs: Kyle McClellan, Stubby Clapp, Randy Flores, Ricky Horton, Rick Ankiel, Mike Shannon, Al Hrabosky, Jason Motte.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Maurice Drummond from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., broadcasters Polo Ascencio, Mike Claiborne, John Rooney and Mike Shannon from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Q&A with Manager Mike Shildt at 12:30 p.m., Q&A with General Manager Michael Girsch at 1:30 p.m., and broadcasters Ricky Horton and Al Hrabosky from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - Illustrating the Cardinals Scorecard cover with artist Mike Right.
    11:00 a.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
    1:00 p.m. - Cardinals Authentics: The ins and outs of the business from the field to your home
    3:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
    11:00 a.m. - Discussing the Amateur Draft with Scouting Director and former Cardinals pitcher, Randy Flores
    12:00 p.m. - "History of the Negro Leagues and black baseball in Missouri" with Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    1:00 p.m. - Best stories, soundbites, and moments from the 2018 Cardinals Museum programming schedule with Brittany Schelp
    2:00 p.m. - "Call to the Hall: Lankford, Coleman and Brecheen" with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum **first 50 guests receive a free HOF bobblehead**
    3:00 p.m. - "Making and decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake" with The Cup

o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes stops in Evansville, Ind., as well as Mattoon, Springfield and Mount Vernon, Ill.
•    61st Annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner (Union Station Hotel, 5:00 p.m.): All baseball fans are invited to the 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner, which will be held on Jan. 20, 2019, at the Curio Hotel at Union Station. This year's honorees include St. Louis Baseball Co-Men of the year Miles Mikolas and Matt Carpenter, as well as standout rookies Jack Flaherty, Jordan Hicks, Harrison Bader and Yairo Munoz. Bob Costas, Lee Smith, Vera Clemente, Ozzie Smith, Mike Shildt, Sharon Robinson and others will also be feted at the event. Visit stlouisbbwaa.com to learn more.

Monday, January 21, 2019 
•   Winter Warm-Up: The final day of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
o   Cardinals Autographs: Tyler Webb, Jack Flaherty, Matt Carpenter, Tyler O'Neill, Jordan Hicks, Adolis García, Yadier Molina, Harrison Bader, Bill DeWitt Jr., Bill DeWitt III.
o   Alumni Autographs: Tom Henke, Andy Benes, Alan Benes, Whitey Herzog, Joe Magrane, Danny Cox.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Matt Chambers from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Q&A with Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and President Bill DeWitt III at 10:00 a.m., broadcasters Scott Warmann, Polo Ascencio, and Bengie Molina from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and broadcaster Tom Ackerman from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - "History of the Negro Leagues and black baseball in Missouri" with Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    11:00 a.m. - Tips for storing and displaying personal memorabilia from the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum registrar, Danielle DiGiacomo
    12:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird
    1:00 p.m. - "Making and decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake" with The Cup

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Meet the team behind the scenes of "Cardinals Insider," and learn how the weekly show is produced
    11:00 a.m. - Take your photo with a Bald Eagle and learn about the World Bird Sanctuary, provider of our Opening Day/Postseason eagles
    12:00 p.m. - "2018 - A Year in Photos" with the Cardinals Manager of Photography, Taka Yanagimoto
    1:00 p.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-2:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency. 
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its final stops in Decatur and Quincy, Ill., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Paducah, Ky. 
Additional Winter Warm-Up Information
•   Stay Updated: Text CARDS to 82810 to receive the latest Winter Warm-Up news and event information via text message to your mobile device!

The 23rd annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp) and the Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan) highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend that kicks off the 2019 season. 

Winter Warm-Up-the largest fundraising effort for the team's charitable fund, Cardinals Care-returns to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) with appearances from over 60 players, coaches and alumni. For the most complete schedule and up-to-date Winter Warm-Up information, visit cardinals.com/WWU. 

The 2019 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, departs Busch Stadium on Friday morning. Over the course of the weekend, more than 30 current and former players will visit 20 cities throughout Cardinals Nation along six different routes before returning to St. Louis on Monday night. For complete information on all caravan stops, visit cardinals.com/caravan.   

The 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner takes place at the Union Station Hotel on Sunday, January 20. Fans will enjoy a night of fun and entertainment as the dinner honors the top players from the 2018 Cardinals team. The evening will be highlighted by special guests and the presentation of the Red Schoendienst Medal, J.G. Taylor Spink St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year Award and the Branch Rickey Award. For complete information about the St. Louis Baseball Writer's Dinner, visit stlouisbbwaa.com. 

Below are highlights of the 2019 Winter Warm-Up weekend:

Friday, January 18, 2019 
•   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The 2019 Caravan kicks off with stops in Jefferson City and Springfield, Mo., Memphis, Tenn., and Champaign, Ill.
•   Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact 3rd Annual Sing Off & Karaoke Challenge (Dave & Buster's, 6:00 p.m.): Come watch Waino and eight of St. Louis' best karaoke performers compete against each other for the title of 2019 Big League Impact St. Louis Sing Off Winner while raising money to help save lives in St. Louis and around the globe! Tickets are available at bigleagueimpact.org.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
•   Winter Warm-Up: The three-day event kicks off today, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
o   Cardinals Autographs: Daniel Ponce de Leon, Andrew Miller, Kolten Wong, Alex Reyes, Ryan Helsley, Carlos Martinez, Dexter Fowler, Justin Williams, Drew Robinson, Paul Goldschmidt, Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, John Mozeliak.
o   Alumni Autographs: Kerry Robinson, Ted Savage, Scott Cooper, Ryan Franklin, Jim Edmonds, Cliff Politte, Brad Thompson.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Claire Kellet from 9:00 to noon, Redbird Rookies Scholarship Presentation at 10:30 a.m., Q&A with President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak at 11:15 a.m., Andrew Miller jersey presentation at noon, and broadcasters Chris Hrabe, Dan McLaughlin, Brad Thompson and Jim Edmonds from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - Inside the new Cardinals Museum exhibit: "Pain, Protection and Performance: The Evolution of Baseball Equipment, presented by Rawlings" with Cardinals Museum Curator, Paula Homan
    11:00 a.m. - Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
    12:00 p.m. - "Busch Stadium Security: How we keep baseball safe and secure" with Cardinals Director of Security, Phil Melcher 
    1:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird
    2:00 p.m. - Learn about legendary sports cartoonist Amadee from Dan Martin of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    3:00 p.m. - Cardinals Authentics: The ins and outs of the business from the field to your home

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Get to know stadium public address announcer and KSHE personality John Ulett
    11:00 a.m. - Examining the history of baseball's batting helmet with Amy Berra of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
    12:00 p.m. - "Back to the Future: a look at the new road blue uniforms," with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum **first 50 guests receive a free HOF bobblehead**
    1:00 p.m. - An inside look at the 2019 Cardinals Marketing and Promotions with Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    2:00 p.m. - Go inside the 2019 Minor League System with Gary LaRocque, the Cardinals' Director of Player Development **this presentation will take place in Gateway East on the 18th floor** 
    3:00 p.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its way through Cardinals Nation with stops in Jonesboro, Ark., Dyersburg, Tenn., Peoria and Bloomington, Ill., and Sedalia, Columbia, Joplin and Rolla, Mo.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
•   Winter Warm-Up: Day two of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
o   Cardinals Autographs: Lane Thomas, Andrew Knizner, John Brebbia, Chasen Shreve, Max Schrock, Dominic Leone, Miles Mikolas, José Martínez, Yairo Muñoz, Mike Mayers, John Gant, Austin Gomber, Dakota Hudson, Adam Wainwright, Jedd Gyorko, Michael Wacha, Mike Shildt.
o   Alumni Autographs: Kyle McClellan, Stubby Clapp, Randy Flores, Ricky Horton, Rick Ankiel, Mike Shannon, Al Hrabosky, Jason Motte.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Maurice Drummond from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., broadcasters Polo Ascencio, Mike Claiborne, John Rooney and Mike Shannon from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Q&A with Manager Mike Shildt at 12:30 p.m., Q&A with General Manager Michael Girsch at 1:30 p.m., and broadcasters Ricky Horton and Al Hrabosky from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - Illustrating the Cardinals Scorecard cover with artist Mike Right.
    11:00 a.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
    1:00 p.m. - Cardinals Authentics: The ins and outs of the business from the field to your home
    3:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
    11:00 a.m. - Discussing the Amateur Draft with Scouting Director and former Cardinals pitcher, Randy Flores
    12:00 p.m. - "History of the Negro Leagues and black baseball in Missouri" with Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    1:00 p.m. - Best stories, soundbites, and moments from the 2018 Cardinals Museum programming schedule with Brittany Schelp
    2:00 p.m. - "Call to the Hall: Lankford, Coleman and Brecheen" with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum **first 50 guests receive a free HOF bobblehead**
    3:00 p.m. - "Making and decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake" with The Cup

o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes stops in Evansville, Ind., as well as Mattoon, Springfield and Mount Vernon, Ill.
•    61st Annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner (Union Station Hotel, 5:00 p.m.): All baseball fans are invited to the 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner, which will be held on Jan. 20, 2019, at the Curio Hotel at Union Station. This year's honorees include St. Louis Baseball Co-Men of the year Miles Mikolas and Matt Carpenter, as well as standout rookies Jack Flaherty, Jordan Hicks, Harrison Bader and Yairo Munoz. Bob Costas, Lee Smith, Vera Clemente, Ozzie Smith, Mike Shildt, Sharon Robinson and others will also be feted at the event. Visit stlouisbbwaa.com to learn more.

Monday, January 21, 2019 
•   Winter Warm-Up: The final day of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
o   Cardinals Autographs: Tyler Webb, Jack Flaherty, Matt Carpenter, Tyler O'Neill, Jordan Hicks, Adolis García, Yadier Molina, Harrison Bader, Bill DeWitt Jr., Bill DeWitt III.
o   Alumni Autographs: Tom Henke, Andy Benes, Alan Benes, Whitey Herzog, Joe Magrane, Danny Cox.
o   Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day. Scheduled events include KMOV's Matt Chambers from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Q&A with Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and President Bill DeWitt III at 10:00 a.m., broadcasters Scott Warmann, Polo Ascencio, and Bengie Molina from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and broadcaster Tom Ackerman from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
   Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.

o   Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):  
    10:00 a.m. - "History of the Negro Leagues and black baseball in Missouri" with Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    11:00 a.m. - Tips for storing and displaying personal memorabilia from the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum registrar, Danielle DiGiacomo
    12:00 p.m. - Meet members of Team Fredbird
    1:00 p.m. - "Making and decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake" with The Cup

o   Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor): 
    10:00 a.m. - Meet the team behind the scenes of "Cardinals Insider," and learn how the weekly show is produced
    11:00 a.m. - Take your photo with a Bald Eagle and learn about the World Bird Sanctuary, provider of our Opening Day/Postseason eagles
    12:00 p.m. - "2018 - A Year in Photos" with the Cardinals Manager of Photography, Taka Yanagimoto
    1:00 p.m. - Watch the Emmy-nominated documentary "The St. Louis Browns: The Team That Baseball Forgot," plus Q&A with filmmaker/author Ed Wheatley.
o   Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-2:00 p.m.
o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency. 
•   Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its final stops in Decatur and Quincy, Ill., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Paducah, Ky. 
Additional Winter Warm-Up Information
•   Stay Updated: Text CARDS to 82810 to receive the latest Winter Warm-Up news and event information via text message to your mobile device!

•    Admission Tickets: Fans can purchase three-day passes for the event online at cardinals.com/wwu or at the Busch Stadium box office during regular business hours until noon on Thursday, January 17. Ticket prices are $40 for fans 16 and older, $10 for fans ages five to 15, and free for kids under five. Members of the military, police and fire departments with an active ID can receive one free adult admission ticket which must be obtained in person at the ticket booth in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency during the times listed below.

•    Warm-Up Will Call: All Admission Tickets purchased after January 10, 2019 must be picked up at Will Call at the locations and during the times listed below. A photo ID matching the name on the original order or a print out of the confirmation email is required to pick up your purchase: 
o   Thursday, January 10th - Thursday, January 17th from 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Busch Stadium Box Office
o   Friday, January 18th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
o   Saturday, January 19th from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
o   Sunday, January 20th from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
o   Monday, January 21st from 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

•    Autograph Tickets: Remaining autograph tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/wwu until noon on Thursday, January 17. Any remaining autograph tickets thereafter will be available for purchase at the Winter Warm-Up. Every dollar donated for autograph tickets will benefit Redbird Rookies and charitable grants to other non-profit organizations that help kids. Donation amounts can be found at cardinals.com/WWU. All free autograph tickets have been distributed.

•    Second Floor: On the second floor of the Hyatt, fans will be able to find collectible memorabilia, baseball cards and more from more than 50 vendors, shop at the Cardinals Publications booth and Cardinals Authentics Shop, listen to informative presentations by Cardinals executives in the Dugout and Clubhouse Presentation rooms, meet Fredbird and watch the kids enjoy free activities in the Kids Room.

•    Fourth Floor: On the fourth floor fans will find the main stage, be able to meet their favorite players at autograph tables, bid on Cardinals Care silent auctions, shop the Cardinals Care Store and Official Cardinals Team Store, as well as visit booths for Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact, Carlos Martínez's Tsunami Waves Foundation, the Jason Motte Foundation, Ballpark Village and more.

•    Cardinals Care Store: Open throughout the weekend, the Cardinals Care Store is stocked full of Cardinals memorabilia such as discounted baseball caps, team-issued apparel, t-shirts, game-worn jerseys, autographed photos and bats, and more. Fans can even purchase photos for collecting player autographs and baseball cases for your new autographed collectibles. Also, any fan that purchased an autograph ticket for a pre-signed baseball from Lou Brock, Bob Gibson or Ozzie Smith may redeem their ticket at the Cardinals Care Store to receive their autographed item. 

•    Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Throughout the weekend, Cardinals fans, age 18 and older, can participate in the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle. Fans can buy tickets (priced 3 for $5, 10 for $10, or 60 for $20) from kiosks located on each level of the event, or from roaming ticket sellers. Each day of the Winter Warm-Up, one lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the raffle ticket donations raised and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care.

•    Cardinals Kids Club Booth: The Cardinals Kids Club will have a booth in the Kids Room on the second floor. To learn more about the Cardinals Kids Club, visit cardinals.com/kidsclub.

•    Official Cardinals Team Store: The Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium will have a large selection of Cardinals merchandise available at the Warm-Up next to the silent auctions on the fourth floor. The Official Cardinals Team Store, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., will have a FREE Gift with Purchase for any purchase $150 or more (before tax). While supplies last, this weekend only. The Majestic Store located on the north side of Ballpark Village will also be open Saturday and Sunday, sharing the same hours as the Team Store. Stop by either location for the newest Cardinals gear!

•    Cardinals Publications: Fans visiting the Cardinals Publications booth inside the 2nd floor ballroom can start a two-year subscription to Cardinals Magazine and receive the FIRST-EVER Harrison Bader bobblehead this spring, purchase the Official 2019 Cardinals Calendar for just $10 and take advantage of exclusive show specials and drawings! Other show-only deals include 1) premium Cardinals Magazine cover posters (starting at 24x32 inches) suitable for show autographs, featuring the likes of Jordan Hicks, Miles Mikolas, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright; 2) the extensive vintage collection of Cardinals Magazines, Yearbooks and postseason commemoratives; and 3) the one-year subscription special with two FREE tickets to a 2019 home game. Fans who purchase subscriptions at #CardsWarmUp will gain automatic entry into a drawing for 11-x-14-inch glossy photographs autographed by Red Schoendienst and Ozzie Smith. And patrons who spend at least $25 in other merchandise will receive automatic entry into a drawing for autographed cover posters signed by Matt Carpenter and Rick Ankiel! Stay tuned for special announcements and event coverage by Cardinals Publications via Twitter @CardsMagazine.

•    Busch Stadium Tours & Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum: Guided tours of Busch Stadium are available during the 2019 Winter Warm-Up each day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These tours will be offered at regular tour prices, but will also include a stop inside the Cardinals Clubhouse-the only time each year the Cardinals' locker room is open to tours. Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum entry is also included in all tour ticket purchases. The Cardinals Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes a new exhibit titled "Pain, Protection and Performance: The Evolution of Baseball Equipment, presented by Rawlings." A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/tours.  

•    Cardinals Authentics & Personalized Bats: Cardinals Authentics-the only official source of memorabilia directly from the team-will be selling unique game-used, limited edition, exclusive and autographed memorabilia at the Winter Warm-Up. Cardinals Authentics is offering their lowest prices of the year; including 20% off the entire booth starting Saturday morning, along with other special offers all weekend long. Also at the booth, fans can buy a personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Each bat, which comes in different sizes and color options, can feature up to three lines of custom text and two logos, including the collectible 2019 Winter Warm-Up logo. The Cardinals Authentics Store, located on the first floor of Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village, will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Show your Winter Warm-Up admission ticket at the store in Cardinals Nation and you will receive 20% off your purchase all weekend long. Stay tuned for special announcements by Cardinals Authentics via Twitter (@CardsAuthentics) throughout the three-day event.

•    Green Team: The team's "4 A Greener Game" initiative will have a booth on the second floor where fans can learn more about the Cardinals Green Team-a group of volunteers who collect recyclables from fans throughout each game at Busch Stadium. In exchange for volunteering, fans are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium. Visit cardinals.com/green for more information.

•    Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar: Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar in Ballpark Village is open daily during the Winter Warm-Up, and throughout the entire year: Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., with Late Night Happy Hour from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. During Winter Warm-Up weekend, attendees can show their admission ticket and receive 10% off their bill. Make reservations online at cardinalsnation.com or by phone at 314.345.9880.

Social Media
Throughout the Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up, fans can stay connected by following the Cardinals on Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (@Cardinals), Instagram (@Cardinals) and Snapchat (Cardinals) for the latest news, event updates and behind-the-scenes content. Fans can join the conversation and share their own photos and experiences by using hashtags #CardsWarmUp, #CardsCaravan and #CardsCare. 

Traffic & Parking
For the most up-to-date alerts regarding construction and winter road conditions this weekend, fans can visit the Missouri Department of Transportation's website at modot.org. Winter Warm-Up event parking can be found just two blocks south of the Hyatt Regency at the Stadium East Parking Garage, with entrances located on South Broadway and South 4th Street.

Cardinals and Cardinals Care Sponsors
Cardinals Care and the St. Louis Cardinals would like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make the 2019 Winter Warm-Up possible: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Edward Jones, Budweiser, FOX Sports Midwest, KMOX, PSAV Presentation Services, Rawlings Sporting Goods, FastSigns of Bridgeton, Syberg's, Cole Meyer Arts, Steven Walden Art, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Radio 1120 AM, KMOV News 4, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, In Focus Marketing, Wireless USA, Heartland Coca-Cola, Gwin's Travel, Companion Bakery, Belleville News-Democrat, Framin' Place & Gallery, Betallic Balloons, RBO Print Logistix, The Cup, Estate Auction Pros and Tom Lange.

About Cardinals Care (#CardsCare)
Cardinals Care 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. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $24 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 23 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Dexter Fowler Field at Hess Park in Decatur, Ill. in July 2017. This season marks the 16th year of Cardinals Care's innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball and softball 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, cultural arts, and scholarships for each of the nearly 3,000 kids who participate in the program each year. To learn more about all of Cardinals Care's programs visit cardinals.com/community. 

*Winter Warm-Up schedule-including all players, dates, & times-is subject to change.
 

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Cards announce deals with Wacha, Ozuna & Leone

Team avoids salary arbitration with all three players

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 11, 2019 - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreement on one-year contracts for the upcoming 2019 season with pitchers Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. 

Wacha, 27, was 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 15 starts during an injury-shortened 2018 season that saw his season come to an end on June 20 when he suffered a left oblique injury. Wacha was T2nd in the National League in wins and ranked 10th in ERA at the time of his injury. His .624 winning pct. (53-32) over the past six seasons (2013-18) ranks 10th among National League pitchers.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 11, 2019 - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreement on one-year contracts for the upcoming 2019 season with pitchers Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. 

Wacha, 27, was 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 15 starts during an injury-shortened 2018 season that saw his season come to an end on June 20 when he suffered a left oblique injury. Wacha was T2nd in the National League in wins and ranked 10th in ERA at the time of his injury. His .624 winning pct. (53-32) over the past six seasons (2013-18) ranks 10th among National League pitchers.

Ozuna, 28, batted .280 with 23 home runs and a team-leading 88 RBI in his initial season with the Cardinals, co-leading the team in hits (163), while leading all Major League left fielders in innings played (1,283.1). The "Big Bear" tied for the N.L. lead in go-ahead RBI (31) with the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, and after a stint on the disabled list from Aug. 22-31 due to right shoulder inflammation, he returned to rank among N.L. leaders in September HR's (7-T7th) and RBI (19-T8th). Ozuna's 212 RBI over the past two seasons (2017-18) rank 2nd in the Senior Circuit.

Leone, 27, appeared in just 29 games last season, missing nearly 100 games while on the disabled list (May 6 to August 25) with a right upper arm nerve irritation. He was 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 5 Holds last season and appeared in 14 of the team's final 32 games after returning from the disabled list, including scoreless outings in each of his last four appearances (1.2 IP).

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Cardinals now hiring 2019 game-day staff

Usher and event attendant positions open for applications

The St. Louis Cardinals are accepting applications for Usher and Event Attendant positions for the 2019 season. The team is looking for friendly, outgoing people who have a passion for providing exceptional guest service.

Ushers are responsible for greeting guests, screening them as they enter the ballpark and assisting them throughout the game, among other duties. Event Attendants are responsible for ensuring a clean atmosphere throughout the stadium.

Game-day staff enjoy benefits such as complimentary tickets, a reward and recognition program, select promotional items and discounted parking.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Visit cardinals.com/jobs for more information.

The St. Louis Cardinals are accepting applications for Usher and Event Attendant positions for the 2019 season. The team is looking for friendly, outgoing people who have a passion for providing exceptional guest service.

Ushers are responsible for greeting guests, screening them as they enter the ballpark and assisting them throughout the game, among other duties. Event Attendants are responsible for ensuring a clean atmosphere throughout the stadium.

Game-day staff enjoy benefits such as complimentary tickets, a reward and recognition program, select promotional items and discounted parking.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Visit cardinals.com/jobs for more information.

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2019 Cardinals Caravan to visit 20 cities over MLK holiday weekend

Six different caravans across six states headlined by Paul DeJong, Jack Flaherty, Jordan Hicks & more

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the schedule for the 2019 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance.

This year's caravan will traverse a total of six states, with stops located in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana. More than 30 current and former players will embark on the 20-city journey throughout Cardinal Nation from January 18-21.  

A combination of current players, future stars and Cardinals alumni will travel on each caravan emceed by a current team broadcaster. Current players scheduled to attend include Paul DeJong, Jack Flaherty, Harrison Bader, José Martínez, Jordan Hicks, John Brebbia and Yairo Muñoz. Top prospects Alex Reyes, Dakota Hudson, Andrew Knizner, Lane Thomas and Ryan Helsley are slated to appear along with Cardinals alumni Randy Flores, Kyle McClellan, Jason Motte, Ryan Franklin, Al Hrabosky, Kerry Robinson, Bernard Gilkey and Brad Thompson. Broadcasters Dan McLaughlin, John Rooney, Ricky Horton, Mike Claiborne, Polo Ascencio, Tom Ackerman and Chris Hrabe will serve as emcees. Fredbird will also make an appearance at several caravan stops.

As in previous years, the Cardinals will implement an autograph ticket system at each stop. The first 400 kids, ages 15 and under, through the door on the day of the event will receive a free autograph ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under.

Additionally, the Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance are teaming up to fight local hunger. Fans at select Caravan stops can bring a nonperishable food donation to help those in need through Feeding Missouri's fine partners. Donations will be collected at all seven Missouri stops and at the Quincy, Ill. and Dyersburg, Tenn. stops.

The full schedule for the 2019 Cardinals Caravan, including destinations, times and participating players, can be found below and at cardinals.com/caravan. 

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the schedule for the 2019 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance.

This year's caravan will traverse a total of six states, with stops located in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana. More than 30 current and former players will embark on the 20-city journey throughout Cardinal Nation from January 18-21.  

A combination of current players, future stars and Cardinals alumni will travel on each caravan emceed by a current team broadcaster. Current players scheduled to attend include Paul DeJong, Jack Flaherty, Harrison Bader, José Martínez, Jordan Hicks, John Brebbia and Yairo Muñoz. Top prospects Alex Reyes, Dakota Hudson, Andrew Knizner, Lane Thomas and Ryan Helsley are slated to appear along with Cardinals alumni Randy Flores, Kyle McClellan, Jason Motte, Ryan Franklin, Al Hrabosky, Kerry Robinson, Bernard Gilkey and Brad Thompson. Broadcasters Dan McLaughlin, John Rooney, Ricky Horton, Mike Claiborne, Polo Ascencio, Tom Ackerman and Chris Hrabe will serve as emcees. Fredbird will also make an appearance at several caravan stops.

As in previous years, the Cardinals will implement an autograph ticket system at each stop. The first 400 kids, ages 15 and under, through the door on the day of the event will receive a free autograph ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under.

Additionally, the Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance are teaming up to fight local hunger. Fans at select Caravan stops can bring a nonperishable food donation to help those in need through Feeding Missouri's fine partners. Donations will be collected at all seven Missouri stops and at the Quincy, Ill. and Dyersburg, Tenn. stops.

The full schedule for the 2019 Cardinals Caravan, including destinations, times and participating players, can be found below and at cardinals.com/caravan. 

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