Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
The Official Site of the St. Louis Cardinals
news

Cardinals Press Releases

Homestand highlights for Sept. 21-26

St. Louis Blues Theme Night & Fan Appreciation Weekend highlight final homestand of 2018

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 20, 2018 - The Cardinals are back at Busch after taking two of three games in Atlanta. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game weekend series against the San Francisco Giants (September 21-23) and concludes with three games versus the Milwaukee Brewers (September 24-26). The thirteenth and final homestand of the season is highlighted by Fan Appreciation Weekend and Ryan Ludwick's Bud Bash event. 

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)
MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 20, 2018 - The Cardinals are back at Busch after taking two of three games in Atlanta. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game weekend series against the San Francisco Giants (September 21-23) and concludes with three games versus the Milwaukee Brewers (September 24-26). The thirteenth and final homestand of the season is highlighted by Fan Appreciation Weekend and Ryan Ludwick's Bud Bash event. 

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)
MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

Hockey Sweater Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, will take home a one-of-a-kind Cardinals hockey sweater, courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest. #CardsPromo

St. Louis Blues Theme Night: Celebrate #TeamSTL and kick off the St. Louis Blues 2018-19 season at Busch Stadium. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Fredbird and Louie dual bobblehead. Come early for a pregame pep rally and a concert by The Funky Butt Brass Band! Theme Tickets are currently sold out.  #CardsTheme

Summer Grant Ceremony: In an afternoon ceremony, Cardinals Care will distribute more than $178,000 to 85 area nonprofit groups that support local kids. A Cardinals player, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event. #CardsCare

Cardinals en Español: Tonight's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.  #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

Artifact Spotlight: Before every Friday home game, the Cardinals Museum highlights artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum at 3:00 & 3:30. Today's featured item relates to the club joining the National League in 1892. To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum.  #CardsMuseum

Flashback Friday: Before every Friday home game at 4:00 p.m., the Cardinals Museum will host a presentation about Cardinals history or a museum-related topic from one of the Museum's staff members, a former player or a visiting author. Today's presentation will be led by former Cardinals pitcher Bob Tewksbury.  To purchase museum tickets, visitcardinals.com/museum.  #CardsMuseum

Boots at Busch Finals: 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals present the Boots at Busch country concert series. Tonight's final battle features Jordan McCants, Shotgun CreekMiss E & The Rebels and Jessica Tipton. Gate 6 will open at 4:25 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 4:45 p.m. in Ford Plaza. Specially-priced Boots at Busch tickets are currently sold out.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  #CardsCare

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gates 1 and 3 through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (12:05 p.m.)
FOX Saturday Baseball National Broadcast
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 10:05 a.m.

Sweatshirt Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, will receive a Cardinals sweatshirt, presented by Modern Agriculture supported by Bayer.  #CardsPromo

Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher Bob Tewksbury will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.  #CardsMuseum

Congressional Award Statewide Ceremony: Bill DeWitt III and the Cardinals will host Congressional Award medalists from the state of Missouri in a postgame ceremony in Cunningham Corner.

Cardinals en Español: Today's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (1:15 p.m.)
MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

Adult Winter Hat Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, will take home their very own Cardinals winter hat with flaps, presented by Cooper Tires. #CardsPromo

Magnet Schedule Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a 2019 Cardinals magnet schedule, courtesy of Shelter Insurance. #CardsPromo

Six Flags Day: Children under 48 inches will receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any one day, excluding Saturdays, until October 28. #CardsPromo

Prairie Farms Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, fans ages 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.

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

Reliving History: Join us for Reliving History with Miles Mikolas at the Cardinals Museum after the game at 6:00 p.m. Guests of this special event will enjoy a photo opportunity with the 2018 All-Star and a presentation featuring Mikolas and Cardinals executives discussing his career and how the Cardinals scouted Mikolas in Japan. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit cardinals.com/museum.

Cardinals en Español: Today's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.  #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Monday, September 24, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

College Theme Night #3: Take a break from the books and celebrate the start of the school year with College Night presented by WGU Missouri. For just $20, fans will receive a ticket to the game and an exclusive Cardinals quarter zip sweatshirt.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/college. #CardsTheme

Groom's Cake Dive: Witness the fun as 12 grooms-to-be dive headfirst into a multi-tiered wedding cake filled with special wedding-themed prizes. The 5th annual Groom's Cake Dive presented by St. Louis Best Bridal will take place at approximately 6:30 p.m. in Budweiser Terrace.

Dream Weavers: Luke Weaver will host a group from Do The Right Thing for tonight's game as part of his Dream Weavers player ticket program.

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gates 1 and 3 through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Ryan Ludwick Budweiser Bash Theme Event: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket will receive a limited-edition Ryan Ludwick bobblehead as we celebrate Cardinal fan favorites. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Ryan in the Budweiser Terrace. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/budbash.  #BudBash

Battle at Busch Finals: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals present the Battle at Busch concert series. Tonight's final battle features Postal Modern, HOOkiEJoe Miller and Guerrilla Theory. Gate 6 will open at 4:50 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 5:15 p.m. in Budweiser Terrace. Tickets are available for $5 to each Battle at Busch game at cardinals.com/battleatbusch. 

High School Video Challenge Winners: The club will recognize students from Clayton High School during a pregame ceremony in recognition for their winning entry in the team's High School Student Video Challenge. The students collaborated to write, develop and produce a short video featuring Ozzie Smith and Fredbird promoting the Cardinals and their high school. Fans can watch the students' entry and the final feature video at cardinals.com/student. 

Tsunami Waves: Carlos Martínez will host a group from St. Cecilia School for tonight's game as part of his Tsunami Waves player ticket program.

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located at Gates 1 and 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  #CardsCare

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

Magnet Schedule Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a 2019 Cardinals magnet schedule, courtesy of Shelter Insurance. #CardsPromo

Ticket Voucher Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a voucher good for a free ticket to a 2019 Cardinals regular season home game.  #CardsPromo

Memphis Redbirds Theme Night: Celebrate the Memphis Redbirds 2017 PCL Championship at Busch Stadium! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will take home a replica 2017 PCL Championship ring. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/memphis.  #CardsTheme

Cardinals Music Contest Winners: The club will recognize KT Clark, Nite Owl, Beth Huonker and Nate Hershey during a pregame ceremony in recognition for their winning entry in the team's first ever music contest. The group collaborated to write, produce and perform the song "Cardinals Nation (Hearts are Pumpin')". Fans can listen to the song at cardinals.com/musiccontest. #CardsMusic

MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

MORE INFORMATION

**Getting to the Game - Eastbound Interstate 64 11th Street Ramp Closed**

Fans heading downtown for Cardinals games on September 21-26 will need to avoid the eastbound I-64 ramp to 11th Street, as MoDOT crews have closed the ramp as part of on-going repair work. The ramp will be closed throughout the Cardinals homestand. Drivers can use the 14th Street ramp or the 6th Street ramp to get into the downtown area.

Blues-Themed Batting Practice Jersey Auctions

Online auctions for 26 autographed Blues-themed batting practice jerseys worn by Cardinal players prior to last year's Blues Theme Night on September 29, 2017 begins on Friday, September 21 and runs through September 28. The auction will also feature 50 non-autographed jerseys worn prior to the Blues Theme Night game this Friday. Proceeds from the online jersey auction will benefit Cardinals Care. Fans can bid at cardinals.com/community.

#CompleteGamer - Celebrating Bob Gibson in 2018

On April 15th, 59 years to the date of his first Major League start, the Cardinals launched the #CompleteGamer fan engagement campaign to honor Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson, who played his entire 17-year career with the Cardinals and ended his career with more complete games (255) than his franchise leading number of wins (251).

As part of the campaign, fans are asked to share examples of people that they know who are a #CompleteGamer in their own respective field or vocation. Each week, the team will highlight at least one fan #CompleteGamer and they will receive a special Gibson autographed item from the team. Fans can nominate someone through an online submission form at cardinals.com/Gibson.

2018 Yearbook Celebrates Golden Anniversary of Gibson and the Year of the Pitcher

Bob Gibson stood taller than ever in 1968, delivering a masterful mix of shutouts, streaks and strikeouts while his 1.12 ERA raised the bar (and helped lower the mound) for every pitcher who's followed. It was a season for the ages, and on the 50th anniversary of the Hall of Famer's pitching tour-de-force, the 2018 Cardinals Yearbook salutes the man and the season that re-wrote the record books. 

This gorgeous and colorful keepsake features an in-depth Q&A presenting Gibby's personal insight into '68, a game-by-game breakdown of his 34 regular-season and three World Series starts, exclusive recollections of Hall-of-Fame opponents like Hank Aaron, Al Kaline and Billy Williams, and a wide-ranging package of features documenting all of the stories that defined the Year of the Pitcher. Adorned with signature studio and action pictures of the 2018 Cardinals, this yearbook is a complete-game experience for Redbird fans of all ages!

Now on sale at Busch Stadium, fans can purchase this keepsake inside each stadium gate, team store locations, merchandise stands throughout the concourses and Cardinals Authentics shops inside Ballpark Village and Ford Plaza. Also available at major St. Louis area retailers, cardinals.com/yearbook and 314-345-9000.

Cardinals Magazine - Carpenter, Shildt and Club's 2018 HOF Class Highlight Issue 4

Between mashing homers and stirring up his now famous salsa, Matt Carpenter is one of baseball's biggest stories and, in an exclusive interview in the new issue of Cardinals Magazine, the NL MVP candidate chronicles his rise that's helped ignite his team's second-half surge and the saucy sensation of #ItsGottaBeTheSalsa!

You'll also love the Q&A with interim manager Mike Shildt, the tribute to No. 2 Red Schoendienst from his family and former players Ted Simmons and Mike Shannon, the celebration of the Cardinals 2018 Hall of Fame Class of Ray Lankford, Vince Coleman and Harry Brecheen and the 20th anniversary celebration of Mark McGwire's march to 70 home runs through the eyes of the slugger, who offer commentary on photographs from the 1998 campaign.

Purchase your copy at Busch Stadium inside each stadium gate, team store locations, merchandise stands throughout the concourse and Cardinals Authentics shops inside Ballpark Village and Ford Plaza. Also available by subscription at cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000.

Updated Prohibited Items Policy

Fans may now bring empty cups, empty mugs, empty plastic bottles and ice packs into Busch Stadium. Fans can visit cardinals.com/security for the complete inspection policy & prohibited items list.

Busch Stadium Re-Entry

Exit stamps will be available for guests who need to exit the stadium but plan to return. The stamps will be located at Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium) and Gate 4 (northwest corner of stadium).

Smoking Gate Relocation

Busch Stadium has moved the Smoking Gate to outside of Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium). This new space includes a covered area for guest and free access in/out of the area.

Fan Information Guide

The Busch Stadium Fan Information Guide can be viewed at cardinals.com/info.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2018. Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits. #CardsMuseum

This year's new special exhibit entitled "Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific" examines how the Cardinals MLB's baseball goodwill tours across the Pacific have helped pave the way for players to join leagues in the United States and Japan. Additionally, the official World Baseball Classic trophy will be on display as part of the exhibit through Memorial Day. Photo opportunities will be available on Saturday home games in April and May.  The special exhibit is open to the public through the conclusion of the 2018 baseball season and is included with admission to the museum.

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum.

Official Team Media Guide

The Cardinals official team media guide has long been relied upon by journalists and broadcasters who cover the team. Containing stats, photos and biographies of every player in the Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the official team Media Guide is the most comprehensive book about the Cardinals. The 2018 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, the Cardinals Authentics Shop or online at cardinals.com/mediaguide.

Official 2018 Team Scorecard

Purchase the scorecard individually-or with the latest edition of Cardinals Magazine for just $5-from Busch Stadium vendors inside the gates, team store locations and red merchandise carts. Scorecards are also available for purchase at cardinals.com/scorecard.

Cardinals Authentics

Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club. Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the final pitch.

Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2018 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com. For more information, visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. #CardsAuthentics

Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith

Cardinals Insider is a Mid-America Emmy-nominated weekly news magazine television show hosted by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. Now in its third season, the club-produced, half-hour show is available within 18 television markets in nine states. It provides fans with behind-the-scenes, insider access to the Cardinals from team journalists. Cardinals Insider gives fans an all-access pass to everything Cardinals baseball featuring exclusive interviews, news updates, profiles and more. For more information and an updated programming schedule for the show, head to cardinals.com/insider.  #CardsInsider

Official Pre-Game Parties

Back again, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals before every game. The ticketed pep-rally style party is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2018 season. This exclusive Cardinals Nation pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch. Only 200 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery.

Cardinals Nation Food Truck

Fans can follow the #CardsFoodTruck on Twitter (@CardsFoodTruck) for weekly truck location announcements. To view the full menu, fans can visit cardinals.com/foodtruck. Booking opportunities are available by calling 314.345.9880 or emailing foodtruck@cardinals.com.

Hispanic Outreach

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced they will produce 39 Spanish language home radio broadcasts during the 2018 season as part of the club's continuing effort to better reach the team's rapidly growing Spanish-speaking fan base.

All of the Cardinals' Spanish broadcast information, video and social initiatives can be found at cardinals.com/SomosSTL. Join the conversation using #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL.

Social Media
Twitter (@Cardinals)
Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals)
Instagram (Cardinals)
Snapchat (cardinals)

For more info, and a list of verified player Twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/social. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Cardinals in the Community

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 2017.

This season marks the 15th year of Cardinals Care's innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 2,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare

One Cardinal Way

The Cardinals and the Cordish Companies have opened a leasing center for One Cardinal Way, the 297-unit luxury apartment building being constructed at the northwest corner of Broadway and Clark Street, complete with a model unit. The leasing center, located at 601 Clark Street inside Ballpark Village, provides prospective residents an opportunity to view, touch and feel a fully built out kitchen, bath and living room. 

Tours are now available Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 1p.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Fans can visit OneCardinalWay.com for more information.

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the premiere dining and entertainment destination in the region. Located in the heart of St. Louis' central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village provides guests with a wide range of entertainment, food and beverage, as well as a variety of events 365 days a year. Join us before and after every single home game for exciting entertainment, giveaways, games, and Todd Thomas!

No ticket, no problem! Ballpark Village offers an unprecedented watch party experience with over 1,200 square feet of TVs with direct stadium feed, as well as Budweiser Brew House Deck Parties post-game every Friday with DJ Todd Thomas and Official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with premium giveaways.

Fan-Friendly Values

Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals' dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season. Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the "Dynamic Deals of the Week" promotion. Fans can view the Dynamic Deals at cardinals.com/dynamicdeal.

KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: At 9:00 a.m. on the day of each home game, the first 275 fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day's game for just $11.20. The voucher may be redeemed 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the game at Gate 1. Visit cardinals.com/firstpitch for full details.

Nathan's Famous Family Sundays: Enjoy Sunday games in select Pavilion and Terrace level seats at a special low price. Each ticket purchased also includes a free Coca-Cola and a Hunter hot dog. Tickets start at just $10 each! Visit cardinals.com/nathansfamous to purchase tickets or for more details.

Phillips 66 Discount Ticket Offer: Fill up with 8 gallons or more at participating Phillips 66 and receive a voucher for up to 50% off a pair of tickets to a Cardinals game. Visit cardinals.com/phillips66 for details.

Cardinals/Six Flags Double Play Combo: Each Double Play Combo includes a ticket to a 2018 Cardinals game and one admission to Six Flags for just $55. Visit cardinals.com/sixflagsto purchase tickets or for more details.

Fans can see all of the 2018 Fan Values at cardinals.com/fanvalues.

St. Louis Cardinals

Miles Mikolas headlines Reliving History event at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

Exclusive ticketed event scheduled for September 23rd after game vs. Giants

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will host an exclusive Reliving History event with All-Star pitcher, Miles Mikolas on Sunday, September 23, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the museum in Ballpark Village. As part of the event, Miles will discuss his baseball career, and his connection to our award-winning exhibit Goodwill Through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific during a 45-minute Q&A session with KMOX Sports Director, Tom Ackerman. Matt Slater, Special Assistant to the GM, Player Procurement will also join the discussion to provide insight into how the Cardinals scouted Mikolas and brought him to St. Louis. 

In addition to the program, fans that purchase a ticket will enjoy a photo opportunity with Mikolas, light appetizers, and a complimentary drink. This is the third Reliving History at the Cardinals Museum event. 

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will host an exclusive Reliving History event with All-Star pitcher, Miles Mikolas on Sunday, September 23, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the museum in Ballpark Village. As part of the event, Miles will discuss his baseball career, and his connection to our award-winning exhibit Goodwill Through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific during a 45-minute Q&A session with KMOX Sports Director, Tom Ackerman. Matt Slater, Special Assistant to the GM, Player Procurement will also join the discussion to provide insight into how the Cardinals scouted Mikolas and brought him to St. Louis. 

In addition to the program, fans that purchase a ticket will enjoy a photo opportunity with Mikolas, light appetizers, and a complimentary drink. This is the third Reliving History at the Cardinals Museum event. 

Mikolas signed as a free agent with the Cardinals on December 5, 2017. In his first season with St. Louis, Miles ranks among NL leaders in wins (15, T4th), winning percentage (.789, 2nd) and ERA (2.99, 6th). He was selected by Major League Baseball to represent the Cardinals on the 2018 National League All-Star team, which he missed due to the birth of his twins on July 16th.  

Tickets for this event are $40 or $30 for Museum Members, and can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum.

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals announce postseason ticket details for Wild Card & Division Series

Tickets for potential NL Wild Card Game & NLDS home games on sale Thursday at noon CT

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

Based on the final standings, the Cardinals could host the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday, October 2, and/or up to three National League Division Series (NLDS) games from October 4-10. 

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

Based on the final standings, the Cardinals could host the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday, October 2, and/or up to three National League Division Series (NLDS) games from October 4-10. 

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

In advance of the public sale, fans can also receive ticket access for all 2018 Cardinals Postseason games by placing a deposit on new 2019 season tickets.

Ticketing details for possible Tiebreaker, National League Championship Series and World Series games will be announced at a later date.
For a full calendar of the 2018 MLB Postseason schedule, visit mlb.com/postseason.
 

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals and Phillips 66 announce $6.60 ticket offer

Discounted tickets available for three-game series vs. Brewers

The St. Louis Cardinals and Phillips 66 are partnering to present fans with a special discount ticket offer. On sale now, fans can purchase tickets for just $6.60 to watch the Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers on September 24-26.

These specially-priced $6.60 tickets will be available while supplies last. Tickets are limited to eight per customer. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/p66.
 

The St. Louis Cardinals and Phillips 66 are partnering to present fans with a special discount ticket offer. On sale now, fans can purchase tickets for just $6.60 to watch the Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers on September 24-26.

These specially-priced $6.60 tickets will be available while supplies last. Tickets are limited to eight per customer. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/p66.
 

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals activate Wainwright from DL; Wacha moved to 60-day DL

ST. LOUIS, MO -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have activated right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright (right elbow inflammation) from the 60-day disabled list and he will draw the start in tonight's series opener with Pittsburgh, his first start for St. Louis since May 13. The team also announced that right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha (left oblique strain) has been moved from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Wainwright, 37, who was unscored upon in six injury rehabilitation appearances (17.0 IP), owns a career-mark of 147-84 with a 3.30 ERA, including a 1-3 record and 4.00 ERA in four starts this season. Wainwright fanned seven in 5.0 shutout innings for Memphis (AAA) in his final rehab start on Sept. 1 at Nashville, throwing 90 pitches.

ST. LOUIS, MO -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have activated right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright (right elbow inflammation) from the 60-day disabled list and he will draw the start in tonight's series opener with Pittsburgh, his first start for St. Louis since May 13. The team also announced that right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha (left oblique strain) has been moved from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Wainwright, 37, who was unscored upon in six injury rehabilitation appearances (17.0 IP), owns a career-mark of 147-84 with a 3.30 ERA, including a 1-3 record and 4.00 ERA in four starts this season. Wainwright fanned seven in 5.0 shutout innings for Memphis (AAA) in his final rehab start on Sept. 1 at Nashville, throwing 90 pitches.

In his 14th season, all with the Cardinals, Wainwright enters tonight's start ranked 5th all-time among Cardinals in wins (147) and 2nd in strikeouts (1,598).

Wainwright missed a total of 105 games while on the disabled list. Wacha has missed 71 games since making his last appearance with St. Louis on June 20.

St. Louis Cardinals

Homestand Highlights (Monday, September 10-Sunday, September 16)

First responders & Fiesta Cardenales highlight 12th homestand of 2018

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium on September 10th after a six-game road trip through Washington and Detroit. The seven-game homestand kicks off with three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates (September 10-12) and concludes with a four-game series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers (September 13-16). The twelfth homestand of the season is highlighted by 80s Night and a Mark McGwire bobblehead giveaway.  

Monday, September 10, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium on September 10th after a six-game road trip through Washington and Detroit. The seven-game homestand kicks off with three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates (September 10-12) and concludes with a four-game series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers (September 13-16). The twelfth homestand of the season is highlighted by 80s Night and a Mark McGwire bobblehead giveaway.  

Monday, September 10, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

•    Law Enforcement Appreciation Theme Night: Support our brave men and women in uniform at Law Enforcement Appreciation Night presented by American Eagle Credit Union! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals Law Enforcement t-shirt. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. A day game option is available on September 12. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/lawenforcement. #CardsTheme

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

•   September 11th Commemoration: The TSA Color Guard will present the colors during tonight's pregame presentation of God Bless America and the National Anthem. Kristin Salvatore, a survivor of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, will throw a ceremonial pitch prior to tonight's game. We will also observe a moment of silence in remembrance of all the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

•    Firefighters Appreciation Theme Night: Celebrate the men and women that help keep our city safe at Firefighter Appreciation Night presented by American Eagle Credit Union! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals Firefighter t-shirt. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Backstoppers. A day game option is available on September 12. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/firefighters. #CardsTheme 

•    Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. Francisco Peña will sign 100 autographs in Budweiser Terrace for fans ages 15 and younger from 5:45-6:15. Kids must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and are distributed in Budweiser Terrace. Former Cardinals Greg Mathews and David Green will sign autographs for fans of all ages from 6:15-7:00. Players subject to change.

•    Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located at Gates 1 and 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. #CardsCare

•    Player Ticket Program: A player will host a group from a local charitable organization for tonight's game as part of the club's Player Ticket Program.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 10:45 a.m.

•    Law Enforcement & Firefighter Appreciation Theme Day: Support or brave men and women in uniform at Law Enforcement & Firefighter Appreciation Day presented by American Eagle Credit Union! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals Law Enforcement or Firefighter t-shirt. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme. #CardsTheme

•    Career Day Theme Event: Students and educators can enjoy a special pregame Q&A/panel discussion with executives focusing on careers in sports and media, followed by an exclusive College Fair with representatives from colleges and universities around the Midwest. The $15 Career Day Theme Ticket also includes a ticket to the game plus a jumbo hot dog, soda & chips. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/careerday. #CardsTheme

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (6:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

•    T-Shirt of the Month Giveaway: The Redbirds are hot! What can we attribute this spicy streak to? It's Gotta Be The Salsa! 20,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a t-shirt commemorating the team's salsa craze, designed by Fresh Brewed Tees. #CardsPromo 

•    Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Theme Night: Join us for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day presented by the St. Louis Metropolitan St. Patrick's Day Parade at Busch Stadium. Fans who purchase a special Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive green lightweight hooded pullover. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme. #CardsTheme 

•    Player Ticket Program: Adam Wainwright will host a group from Lift for Life Gym for tonight's game as part of the club's Player Ticket Program.

•    MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Friday, September 14, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

•    Replica 1928 Jersey Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, can help honor the 90-year anniversary of the 1928 season by taking home a one-of-a-kind 1928 replica jersey, featuring pinstripes and a throwback Cardinals logo. Presented by Old Dominion Freight Line. #CardsPromo 

•    80s Theme Night: Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy! We're going back in time to celebrate 80s Night at Busch Stadium. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive 80s-themed Cardinals dugout jacket. Come early for a rad pregame concert by That 80's Band in Budweiser Terrace. In honor of a favorite 80s movie, Back to the Future, a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Team Gateway To A Cure, benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Caregivers Support Groups. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/80s. #CardsTheme 

•    Cardinals en Español: Tonight's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

•    Artifact Spotlight: Before every Friday home game, the Cardinals Museum highlights artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum at 3:00 & 3:30. Today's featured item relates to Hall of Fame first baseman and 1928 MVP, Jim Bottomley. To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum. #CardsMuseum

•    Flashback Friday: Before every Friday home game at 4:00 p.m., the Cardinals Museum will host a presentation about Cardinals history or a museum-related topic from one of the Museum's staff members, a former player or a visiting author. Today's presentation will be led by former Cardinals pitcher Woody Williams. To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum. #CardsMuseum

•    Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050. #CardsCare5050

•    Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located at Gates 1 and 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. #CardsCare

•    MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (12:05 p.m.)
Gates open at 10:05 a.m.

•    Replica 2013 Mystery NL Championship Ring Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, will receive a replica 2013 National League Champion mystery player ring, courtesy of Edward Jones. The individual player rings will celebrate a few of the top layers from the 2013 team including Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha Matt Carpenter. #CardsPromo 

•    Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher Woody Williams will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information. #CardsMuseum

•    Cardinals en Español: Today's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

•    Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050. #CardsCare5050

•   MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

•    #Join4Joe Bone Marrow Donor Drive: This marks the 3rd year of the #Join4Joe Bone Marrow Donor Drive, which is held each year in remembrance of Cardinals beat writer, Joe Strauss. Representatives from Be the Match will be in Ford Plaza and Budweiser Terrace to help fans sign up to receive a Bone Marrow Donor Kit. For more info visit cardinals.com/join4joe.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:05 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:05 p.m.

•    Mark McGwire Bobblehead Giveaway: 30,000 fans ages 16 and older, will take home their very own Mark McGwire bobblehead commemorating the 20-year anniversary of Big Mac's record-breaking 62nd home run, courtesy of Coca-Cola and Dierbergs. #CardsPromo

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

•   Fiesta Cardenales Theme Event: The Cardinals welcome all members of the Latino and Hispanic community for a cultural celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardenales cap. 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 Budweiser Terrace. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/fiesta. #CardsTheme 

•    Cardinals en Español: Today's game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL

•    Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from today's raffle ticket donations. The other half will benefit Cardinals Care. For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050. #CardsCare5050

•    MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals & St. Louis baseball writers team up to host third annual #Join4Joe bone marrow donor drive

Drive to be held on Sept. 15 at Busch Stadium in honor of longtime Cardinals beat write Joe Strauss

For the third consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with the St. Louis Baseball Writers and Be The Match, will host the #Join4Joe bone marrow donor drive at Busch Stadium on Saturday, September 15, to educate individuals about how to join the national registry and increase the chances of finding a donor match for those awaiting a life-saving bone marrow transplant. The event was organized in 2016 to honor the legacy of Joe Strauss, who covered the Cardinals for 14 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and passed away in December 2015 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle fighting leukemia. 

 "The baseball writers are proud to partner with the St. Louis Cardinals to continue honoring Joe's legacy by helping others battling Leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers find bone marrow donors," said MLB.com's Cardinals reporter Jenifer Langosch, who worked with Joe. "We have added over 200 potential donors to the registry through this event, and we hope to see those numbers continue this year so that more lives can be saved."

For the third consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with the St. Louis Baseball Writers and Be The Match, will host the #Join4Joe bone marrow donor drive at Busch Stadium on Saturday, September 15, to educate individuals about how to join the national registry and increase the chances of finding a donor match for those awaiting a life-saving bone marrow transplant. The event was organized in 2016 to honor the legacy of Joe Strauss, who covered the Cardinals for 14 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and passed away in December 2015 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle fighting leukemia. 

 "The baseball writers are proud to partner with the St. Louis Cardinals to continue honoring Joe's legacy by helping others battling Leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers find bone marrow donors," said MLB.com's Cardinals reporter Jenifer Langosch, who worked with Joe. "We have added over 200 potential donors to the registry through this event, and we hope to see those numbers continue this year so that more lives can be saved."

The St. Louis Cardinals announced last year that they would annually partner with the St. Louis baseball writers to sponsor the drive in Joe's name and have developed a formal intake process via cardinals.com/join4joe to sign up donors all year round.  
This year, volunteers will be stationed at Ford Plaza and the Budweiser Terrace from 10:05 a.m.-2 p.m. as the 

Cardinals host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 12:05 p.m. game that afternoon. Volunteers will be educating fans about the mission of Be The Match and assisting those interested in joining the national registry with ordering their swab kit. Stem cell transplant recipients and donors will be on hand to share their experiences with the process.

"There is a great need for bone marrow donors and #Joine4Joe is our opportunity to educate fans on how a simple cheek swab could save someone's life," said Michael Hall, Vice President, Community Relations & Executive Director, Cardinals Care. "While we hope to add a significant number of names to the national registry on September 15, we also want to encourage fans not in attendance that they too can become a donor by visiting cardinals.com/join4joe."

With more than 13.5 million potential bone marrow donors, the Be The Match registry is the world's largest and most diverse donor registry. Seventy percent of patients needing a transplant will not have a family member match and therefore rely upon Be The Match to find one. More than 14,000 people remain in need of a donor. Fans interested in joining the registry at the September 15 will request a cheek swab kit through an online link or text. Representatives from Be the Match will be on hand to demonstrate how to complete the swab. Be The Match is specifically looking for donors age 18-44, as research shows that cells from younger donors lead to more successful transplants.

"We are very grateful to both the baseball writers and the St. Louis Cardinals for organizing this drive," said Denise M. Mosley, Community Engagement Representative for Be The Match. "We encourage everyone to come to Busch Stadium on September 15th, support the drive, cheer on the Cardinals and do their part to help save a life." 

Fans can learn more about the #Join4Joe drive and join the national registry by requesting a donor kit anytime at cardinals.com/join4joe. Fans may also in the conversation with #Join4Joe.

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals name Jake Walsh & Malcolm Nunez Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Month

Nunez won DSL triple crown and led team to their first postseason

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their selections for Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August, with infielder Malcom Nunez (Dominican Summer League Cardinals) and right-handed pitcher Jake Walsh (Palm Beach-A) taking the honors.

Nunez, 17, a minor league free agent signing out of Havana, Cuba, batted .420 (34-81) with nine home runs, 34 RBI, and posted a 1.345 OPS in 22 games for the DSL Cardinals Blue squad.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their selections for Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August, with infielder Malcom Nunez (Dominican Summer League Cardinals) and right-handed pitcher Jake Walsh (Palm Beach-A) taking the honors.

Nunez, 17, a minor league free agent signing out of Havana, Cuba, batted .420 (34-81) with nine home runs, 34 RBI, and posted a 1.345 OPS in 22 games for the DSL Cardinals Blue squad.

The right-handed batting, 5-foot-11, 205 lb., corner infielder won the league's triple crown with a .415 batting average, 13 home runs and 59 RBI, while also leading the league in on-base percentage (.497), slugging (.774), total bases (127) and intentional walks (3). Nunez homered in five of his final seven games to win the home run title. He hit safely in 40-of-44 games with 21 multi-hit games and led the league with a 34-game on-base streak (.592 OBP) from July 6-August 16, vaulting the DSL Cardinals Blue to their first postseason appearance in franchise history.  

In the DSL playoffs, Nunez batted .375 (3-8) with a double and four RBI in two games. His highlight performance of the month was against the DSL Rockies on August 7, in which he was 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double and eight RBI in a 14-8 victory. Nunez is only the second Cardinals farmhand from the Dominican Summer League to earn the honors joining outfielder Brian Sanchez from June 2016.

"Malcom led the DSL Blue Team to their first playoff appearance, leading the league in batting, on-base percentage, slugging, OPS and home runs for the season," said Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque.

Walsh, the Cardinals 16th round selection in the June 2017 First-Year player draft out of Florida Southern College, made five starts in the month of August posting a 2-2 record with a 1.38 ERA pitching 26.0 innings with only four walks and 25 strikeouts for the Florida State League South Division First Half Champions.

The Indiatlantic, Fla., native was 7-4 with a 2.24 ERA for Palm Beach in 16 starts (17 app.) this season. Despite joining the club on May 25, Walsh tied for the Palm Beach team lead with seven wins. The right-handed hurler was 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA in eight starts at Peoria (A), where he began the season.

"Jake's month was highlighted by five starts with only four walks, striking out 26, helping Palm Beach towards the Florida State League playoffs," credited LaRocque.

St. Louis Cardinals

Yadier Molina named Cardinals nominee for 2018 Roberto Clemente Award

Winners will be selected from a Blue Ribbon Panel, which Includes an Online Fan Vote

Catcher Yadier Molina has been named the St. Louis Cardinals 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. Molina will be recognized in an on-field ceremony prior to the Tuesday, September 11th game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. It is the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB.

Catcher Yadier Molina has been named the St. Louis Cardinals 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. Molina will be recognized in an on-field ceremony prior to the Tuesday, September 11th game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. It is the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB.

"To be named the Cardinals' Roberto Clemente nominee is a great honor because Clemente is a legend and my hero," said Yadier Molina. "Clemente showed me that it doesn't matter where you come from, you can help people and that is my goal."

Molina, who grew up in Puerto Rico, established Foundation4 in 2010 to benefit youth impacted by poverty, abuse and cancer. Foundation4 has funded a safe house for battered children, an anesthesia machine for Puerto Rico Children's Hospital in Bayamon and the growth of the Fundacion Go Gogo in Ponce, a facility that cares for pediatric cancer patients. His giving expanded last year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Molina travelled to Puerto Rico with seven industrial-sized crates of supplies and spent weeks distributing provisions, clearing debris and repairing homes in the island's poorest and hardest hit areas. Through fundraisers in Puerto Rico and St. Louis, Molina has raised over $800,000 to date, to aid recovery efforts. In St. Louis, he supports Cardinals Care in their mission of caring for kids and his teammates' charitable efforts.

"Yadi is known for his on-field leadership and play but few know of his tireless efforts to improve the lives of children both in Puerto Rico and his adopted city of St. Louis," said Michael Hall, Vice President, Community Relations & Executive Director, Cardinals Care. "Like his hero, Yadi gives quietly to allow the focus to be on those in need. We are proud to have him as a member of the Cardinals."

The league-wide winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, who will be announced during the 2018 World Series, will be selected among the group of 30 nominees via a blue ribbon panel that includes individuals connected to the game. The blue ribbon panel includes Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., representatives from MLB-affiliated networks (MLB Network, FOX Sports, ESPN and TBS) and MLB.com, as well as Vera Clemente (the late Roberto's wife & MLB Goodwill Ambassador). Beginning on Roberto Clemente Day, fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award via a dedicated website. The site will feature bios of each of the nominees and will allow fans from Roberto Clemente Day on Wednesday, September 5th, until Tuesday, September 18th. The winner of the fan vote will count as one vote among those cast by the blue ribbon panel.

The concept of honoring Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the "Commissioner's Award." The recognition was renamed to the "Roberto Clemente Award" in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Major League Baseball has commemorated Roberto Clemente Day each September since 2002.

Previous Cardinals to win the Roberto Clemente Award include Carlos Beltran (2013), Albert Pujols (2008), Ozzie Smith (1995) and Lou Brock (1975). More information and award nominees for all 30 MLB teams can be found at mlb.com/clemente21.
 

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals announce initial September call-ups

Kelly, Poncedeleon & Webb to join active roster tomorrow

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their initial September call-ups, with catcher Carson Kelly and pitchers Daniel Poncedeleon and Tyler Webb set to be recalled from Memphis (AAA) prior to tomorrow night's game. All three players are in town today and are on the Taxi Squad for this evening's game.

Kelly, who appeared in 12 games with the Cardinals earlier this season, batted .269 with 7 HR's and 41 RBI in 83 games for Memphis this season, and compiled a .378 on-base pct. Kelly, 24, has appeared in 56 career games in the majors (.150 BA with 9 RBI) since making his Major League debut in September of 2016.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today their initial September call-ups, with catcher Carson Kelly and pitchers Daniel Poncedeleon and Tyler Webb set to be recalled from Memphis (AAA) prior to tomorrow night's game. All three players are in town today and are on the Taxi Squad for this evening's game.

Kelly, who appeared in 12 games with the Cardinals earlier this season, batted .269 with 7 HR's and 41 RBI in 83 games for Memphis this season, and compiled a .378 on-base pct. Kelly, 24, has appeared in 56 career games in the majors (.150 BA with 9 RBI) since making his Major League debut in September of 2016.

Poncedeleon, who is scheduled to start tomorrow night's game against Cincinnati, has appeared in seven games (two starts) for the Cardinals (0-0, 2.08 ERA, 1 save) this season, limiting the opposition to a .176 batting mark. The 26-year-old rookie was 9-4 with a 2.24 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) for Memphis this season.

Webb, acquired by the Cardinals on a waiver claim in June, is unscored upon in six relief appearances (7.2 IP) with St. Louis. The 28-year-old left-hander was 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 30 appearances (41.2 IP) with Memphis, striking out 49.

Kelly wears uniform no. 19, Poncedeleon no. 62 and Webb no. 30.

St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Carpenter headlines Speaker Series event at Busch

Exclusive Ticketed Event Scheduled for September 11th Prior to Game vs. Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals will host an exclusive Speaker Series event with three-time All Star Matt Carpenter on Tuesday, September 11, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Busch Stadium. As part of the event, Matt will discuss his baseball career, current MVP-caliber season and his famous salsa during a 45-minute Q&A session with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin.

 
In addition to the program, fans that purchase a ticket will receive a gourmet lunch served in the Cardinals Club, the opportunity to take a photo on the field at Busch Stadium and take home Matt's official "It's Gotta Be The Salsa" t-shirt. This is the third Speaker Series event to feature a current Cardinals player. 

The St. Louis Cardinals will host an exclusive Speaker Series event with three-time All Star Matt Carpenter on Tuesday, September 11, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Busch Stadium. As part of the event, Matt will discuss his baseball career, current MVP-caliber season and his famous salsa during a 45-minute Q&A session with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin.

 
In addition to the program, fans that purchase a ticket will receive a gourmet lunch served in the Cardinals Club, the opportunity to take a photo on the field at Busch Stadium and take home Matt's official "It's Gotta Be The Salsa" t-shirt. This is the third Speaker Series event to feature a current Cardinals player. 


Now in his eighth season with St. Louis, the former Silver Slugger award winner currently leads the National League with a career-high 34 home runs. Carp also leads the league in slugging percentage (.579), OPS (.963), and extra base hits (72), and ranks among the NL top ten in runs, walks and on-base percentage. Earlier this season, Carpenter broke Lou Brock's franchise record for most career lead-off home runs (22).


Tickets for this event are $92 and can be purchased at cardinals.com/speakerseries.
 

St. Louis Cardinals

Adam Wainwright to host 6th annual fantasy football fundraiser at Busch

Matt Carpenter, Miles Mikolas, Carlos Martínez & Michael Wacha among big league participants playing to raise money for charity

For the sixth consecutive year, Adam Wainwright is bringing his annual Big League Impact Fantasy Football Live Draft and its winning fundraising formula of MLB players and fans to Busch Stadium on Friday, August 31.

As part of the event, participating fans will draft their own fantasy football team and compete directly against Wainwright and other Cardinals big leaguers such as Carlos Martínez, Matt Carpenter, Michael Wacha, Miles Mikolas, Luke Weaver, Jack Flaherty and Mike Mayers. Participants will then manage their fantasy team throughout a 13-week, head-to-head-format season, including a direct matchup against the celebrity participants.

For the sixth consecutive year, Adam Wainwright is bringing his annual Big League Impact Fantasy Football Live Draft and its winning fundraising formula of MLB players and fans to Busch Stadium on Friday, August 31.

As part of the event, participating fans will draft their own fantasy football team and compete directly against Wainwright and other Cardinals big leaguers such as Carlos Martínez, Matt Carpenter, Michael Wacha, Miles Mikolas, Luke Weaver, Jack Flaherty and Mike Mayers. Participants will then manage their fantasy team throughout a 13-week, head-to-head-format season, including a direct matchup against the celebrity participants.

Prior to the start of the event, Wainwright will lead participants on a behind-the-scenes tour of Busch Stadium before joining his teammates for the VIP draft event in the UMB Champions Club. Guests will get to play catch and have their picture taken on the field, enjoy VIP access to batting practice and receive UMB Champions Club tickets for the evening's game versus the Cincinnati Reds. Carpenter will also be bringing his homemade salsa for attendees to try. Throughout the fantasy season, participants will enjoy weekly interaction and competition with big leaguers with chances to win other one-of-a-kind prizes. 

All proceeds from Wainwright's event at Busch Stadium will benefit Cardinals Care, Striking Out Poverty, Crisis Aid International and Big League Impact's Global Initiative Fund.

Big League Impact started with a single fantasy football charity event in 2013 and has since raised over $2.5 million dollars and expanded to seven additional MLB clubs: Yankees, Mets, Giants, Padres, Reds, Twins and Diamondbacks. This year's roster of participating MLB players includes C.C. Sabathia, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Hunter Pence, Tucker Barnhart, Nick Ahmed, Steven Souza Jr., A.J. Pollock, Kyle Gibson, Brian Dozier, Dan Straily, Austin Hedges, Eric Hosmer, and Wil Myers.

"The growth we've seen in Big League Impact over the past five seasons is really exciting," said Wainwright. "In only a few years, we have already been able to raise over $2.5 million dollars for almost 50 charitable organizations by doing just what we were already going to do. Play fantasy football."

For a full listing of Big League Impact fantasy football draft day experiences, or to register for events in their cities, visit bigleagueimpact.org.  

Fans can learn more about Cardinals players' community efforts at cardinals.com/community.

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals announce 2019 official Spring Training vacation packages

For the 13th consecutive season, the St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Vacations are offering a variety of Spring Training travel packages that allow fans to enjoy a VIP baseball experience in Jupiter, Florida.

A total of seven vacation packages are available, two of which are designed exclusively for senior travelers. Packages include great game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, optional rental car with unlimited mileage, an exclusive reception and dinner featuring a season preview with select Cardinals players and personnel, custom Cardinals merchandise, airfare options and more.

For the 13th consecutive season, the St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Vacations are offering a variety of Spring Training travel packages that allow fans to enjoy a VIP baseball experience in Jupiter, Florida.

A total of seven vacation packages are available, two of which are designed exclusively for senior travelers. Packages include great game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, optional rental car with unlimited mileage, an exclusive reception and dinner featuring a season preview with select Cardinals players and personnel, custom Cardinals merchandise, airfare options and more.

All fans can book one of three "Grand Slam" weekend packages which are scheduled to depart on Friday, March 1, 8 & 13 and can be customized to accommodate up to a seven-night stay with the aforementioned amenities and additional options. Two "Spring Special" weekend packages (which do not include the season preview dinner) are available with departure dates of Friday, February 22 and Friday, March 22.

Two senior Spring Training packages depart on Saturday, March 14 and are available as either a five-night or seven-night trip, with escorted motor coach transportation or rental car. In addition to game tickets, hotel, merchandise, optional airfare, ground transportation and an exclusive Cardinals dinner featuring an interactive season preview with Cardinals players and personnel, senior travelers will enjoy a private welcome dinner, daily deluxe breakfast and afternoon cocktail receptions, service of Cardinals Vacations representatives and a Senior Night Out at the Palm Beach Zoo where guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner and special animal encounters with zoo handlers.

All hotel and rental car taxes are included in the cost of each package.

For more information, or to book a Spring Training vacation packages, fans can visit cardinals.com/vacations or call 1-800-892-7687. Spring Training packages are expected to sell out so fans are encouraged to book their trips as soon as possible.  #CardsVacations

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals DL Jedd Gyorko with left groin injury; outfielder Adolis García recalled from Memphis (AAA)

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Wednesday they have placed veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Rookie outfielder Adolis García was recalled from Memphis (AAA).

Gyorko, 29, was removed from Tuesday night's game following a double in the eighth inning. The right-handed hitting infielder, who has started 20 games at third base in August, is batting .267 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI this season. In 24 games in August, Gyorko is batting .325 with 3 HR and 12 RBI, posting monthly highs in hits (25), runs (16) and doubles (6).

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Wednesday they have placed veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Rookie outfielder Adolis García was recalled from Memphis (AAA).

Gyorko, 29, was removed from Tuesday night's game following a double in the eighth inning. The right-handed hitting infielder, who has started 20 games at third base in August, is batting .267 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI this season. In 24 games in August, Gyorko is batting .325 with 3 HR and 12 RBI, posting monthly highs in hits (25), runs (16) and doubles (6).

García, 25, has played in 112 games at Memphis, batting .256 with 22 home runs, 71 RBI, 25 doubles and stole 10 bases. He made his Major League debut on August 8 in Miami and played in five games for St. Louis going 1-for-11 with two outfield starts.

García will be in St. Louis and active for tonight's game against the Pirates. Gyorko will be eligible to return from the disabled list on September 8.

St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals Announce 2019 Spring Training Schedule

Cardinals 22nd season at Roger Dean Stadium includes 15 home games; Yankees, Phillies & Braves among team's Grapefruit League home opponents

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2019 Spring Training schedule today in conjunction with Major League Baseball's league-wide release. The team's 31-game Grapefruit League slate is set to begin on Saturday, February 23 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., as the visiting team against their complex co-tenants, the Miami Marlins, and will conclude on Sunday, March 24.

The Cardinals 2019 Grapefruit League schedule features 15 home dates and 16 road games, including three games as the "visiting" team against the Marlins (Feb. 23 & March 13, 17), giving them 18 total games at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals and Marlins will play a total of six games next spring.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2019 Spring Training schedule today in conjunction with Major League Baseball's league-wide release. The team's 31-game Grapefruit League slate is set to begin on Saturday, February 23 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., as the visiting team against their complex co-tenants, the Miami Marlins, and will conclude on Sunday, March 24.

The Cardinals 2019 Grapefruit League schedule features 15 home dates and 16 road games, including three games as the "visiting" team against the Marlins (Feb. 23 & March 13, 17), giving them 18 total games at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals and Marlins will play a total of six games next spring.

The Cardinals will host eight different opponents during Grapefruit League contests, including home games against the New York Yankees (Thursday, March 21) and Philadelphia Phillies (Monday, March 18). The Cardinals will also host the Miami Marlins (3 games), Washington Nationals (3 games), Houston Astros (2 games), New York Mets (3 games), Detroit Tigers (Monday, February 25) and Atlanta Braves (Wed., February 27).

The Cardinals have two home Saturday games (March 2 & March 9) and three home Sunday contests (February 24, March 3 and March 24).  

The Cardinals will break camp on Sunday, March 24 following their game against Miami, and will travel to Memphis, where they will play an exhibition game against their triple-A affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, on Monday, March 25 at AutoZone Park. The Cardinals will open their regular season schedule on Thursday, March 28 at Milwaukee.

This coming spring marks the 22nd year that the Cardinals will train at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.  

The Cardinals will make future announcements regarding 2019 Spring Training game times, ticket pricing, ticket availability and reporting dates for pitchers, catchers and position players. To view the full 2019 Cardinals Spring Training schedule, visit cardinals.com.

St. Louis Cardinals