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Homestand highlights (Monday, June 25-Sunday, July 1)

Carlos Martínez bobblehead and Margaritaville Night highlight seventh homestand of 2018

The Cardinals are back at Busch Stadium after a seven-game road trip through Philadelphia and Milwaukee. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game interleague series against the Cleveland Indians (June 25-27) and concludes with three games versus the Atlanta Braves (June 29-July 1). The seventh homestand of the season is highlighted by Bob Costas Night and an all-over print button up shirt gate giveaway. Additionally, fans are encouraged to continue voting online for Cardinals players for the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington D.C. at cardinals.com/vote. #VoteSTL

Monday, June 25, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Cleveland Indians (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

The Cardinals are back at Busch Stadium after a seven-game road trip through Philadelphia and Milwaukee. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game interleague series against the Cleveland Indians (June 25-27) and concludes with three games versus the Atlanta Braves (June 29-July 1). The seventh homestand of the season is highlighted by Bob Costas Night and an all-over print button up shirt gate giveaway. Additionally, fans are encouraged to continue voting online for Cardinals players for the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington D.C. at cardinals.com/vote. #VoteSTL

Monday, June 25, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Cleveland Indians (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

•    Bob Costas Night: Broadcasting legend and honorary St. Louisan, Bob Costas, will be at the ballpark for Bob Costas Night! Fans who purchase a special Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Bob Costas bobblehead celebrating his induction into the broadcast wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/Costas. #CardsTheme 


Tuesday, June 26, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Cleveland Indians (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

•    Cancer Awareness Night: The Cardinals are teaming with Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital to celebrate Cancer Awareness Night. Fans who purchase a special Theme Ticket will receive a Cardinals cap of their choice corresponding to the awareness colors of the most prevalent cancers in the St. Louis area. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/cancer. #CardsTheme 

•    Boots at Busch: 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals welcome back Boots at Busch -- a series of home games featuring live country music in a "battle of the bands" format. Tonight's battle features Jordan McCants, Silver Creek and Miss E & The Rebels. Performances begin at 5:35 p.m. in Budweiser Terrace. Tickets are available for $5 to each Battle at Busch game at cardinals.com/bootsatbusch.

•    Dream Weavers: Luke Weaver will host a group from Burns Recovered for tonight's game as part of his Dream Weavers 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, June 27, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Cleveland Indians (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

•    T-Shirt of the Month Giveaway: 20,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a unique "The Heat is On" Cardinals t-shirt. The t-shirt's design was selected as the winner by fans via an online vote. #CardsPromo 

•    Peanuts Night: Following 2017's popular Charlie Brown bobblehead, Peanuts Night returns to the Theme Tickets lineup! Fans who purchase this special Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals-themed Snoopy bobblehead. For tickets, visit cardinals.com/peanuts. #CardsTheme 

•    Tsunami Waves: Carlos Martinez will host a group from Crisis Nursery Latino Outreach for tonight's game as part of his Tsunami Waves Player Ticket Program. 

•    Battle at Busch: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals welcome back the Battle at Busch concert series. Tonight's battle features SHIVER, The Red Step Project and Skyline In Ruins. Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 5:35 p.m. in Budweiser Terrace. Tickets are available for $5 to each Battle at Busch game at cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

•    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.


Friday, June 29, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

•    All-Over Print Button Up Giveaway: 30,00 fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a one-of-a-kind Cardinals all-over print shirt, courtesy of Shane Co. #CardsPromo

•    Margaritaville Night: Change your latitude and float on down to Busch Stadium for Margaritaville Night. Fans who purchase this special Theme Ticket will receive a Margaritaville-inspired Cardinals t-shirt and can enjoy a pregame concert in Budweiser Terrace by The Boat Drunks. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/margaritaville. #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 baseball's fixation with facial hair! 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 hosted by former Cardinals starting pitcher Todd Stottlemyre. 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 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, June 30, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (6:15 p.m.)
FOX Baseball Night in America National Broadcast
Gates open at 4:15 p.m.

•    Carlos Martínez Mystery Hair Bobblehead Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will take home one of four different Carlos Martínez Mystery Hair Bobbleheads, courtesy of AT&T. Be sure to make your way to Ford Plaza to check out the life-sized version of this bobblehead that will be on display all season long. #CardsPromo 

•    Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals starting pitcher Todd Stottlemyre will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.

•    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 Wives Grab Bag Fundraiser: Cardinals Wives will be selling mystery grab bags to fans for $50 at Gates 3 and 4, the Cardinals Club, the Redbird Club, Ford Plaza and Bud Terrace. Inside each bag is an autographed baseball from a Cardinals player and a card revealing the mystery signature. The proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Angels' Arms and Girls in the Know. For more info visit cardinals.com/cardinalswives. #CardsWives

•    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, July 1, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (1:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

•    Adult Cardinals Bucket Hat Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will receive their very own Cardinals bucket hat, compliments of Coca-Cola. #CardsPromo 

•    Kids Cardinals Bucket Hat Giveaway: All kids, ages 15 and younger entering with a ticket, will receive their very own Cardinals bucket hat, courtesy of Powerade. #CardsPromo

•    Transplant Awareness Day: Presented by Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center and the St. Louis Children's Hospital. Fans who purchase this special Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals cap support organ donation! A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to support transplants and organ donation. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/transplant. #CardsTheme 

•    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). 

•    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.

•    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.

 

MORE INFORMATION

#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).

To reach a new generation of fans, the team has released a #CompleteGamer song and music video that serves as a theme song for the campaign and seeks to convey Gibson's extraordinary life story in a musical style reminiscent of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton by using hip-hop accompanied by powerful music performed by an orchestra. 

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.


#BigMacFlashback
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Home Run Race that ultimately concluded with Mark McGwire establishing a new MLB single-season home run record. All season long, we will share content on our social media channels that helps fans relive the 1998 Home Run Race; including videos of all 70 of Big Mac's home runs, real-time updates on the home run count of McGwire, Sosa and Griffey Jr. and fan images that convey the excitement of that amazing season. 

As part of the lookback, the team will be asking fans to share their photos, memorabilia, stories and experiences from the historic 1998 season as the fan perspective is an important part of this historic time in baseball. Fans can share their favorite #BigMacFlashback memories with us using our online submission form at cardinals.com/McGwire. 

Busch Stadium Food & Beverages
The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium. 

New concession items for 2018 include:
•   Coca-Cola Cantina Street Tacos: Three tacos with Coca-Cola marinated house smoked pork, Coca-Cola infused BBQ sauce, fresh pico de gallo, toasted onions, lime wedge. Served at: Coke Cantina at Gate 1 for $9. 
•   Grilled Chicken Bats: Smoked chicken legs with choice of BBQ, Buffalo or Hot Honey sauces. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $7.
•   Sausage Bites: Bacon Onion Cheddar, Whiskey Peppercorn, or Mango Habanero sausage topped with spicy aioli. Served at Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $8.75.
•   Jumbo Shrimp Skewer: Four Jumbo Shrimp, grilled to order, marinated with minced garlic and fresh lime. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $12.
•   Grand Slam Mixed Grill: Sampling of Grilled Chicken Bats, Sausage Bites and Jumbo Shrimp Skewer. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $25.

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.

Budweiser Ballpark Pass
Following a successful launch in 2017, the popular ticket subscription service returns for 2018. Fans can attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month for a monthly fee of $29.99. Subscribers will have a Standing Room Only ticket to each regular season game (except Opening Day) digitally delivered to their smartphone via the MLB.com Ballpark app. The subscription will automatically renew each month and subscribers can cancel at any time. To purchase the Budweiser Cardinals Ballpark Pass or for more information, visit cardinals.com/pass. 

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. 

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.


Cardinals Magazine -- Mikolas, J-Mart, Costas and Hernandez Highlight Issue 3
One is dominating opposing hitters with pinpoint control and efficiency; the other has emerged as a lineup force with a unique approach. Both are featured in the new 120-page edition of Cardinals Magazine.

Miles Mikolas is one of baseball's biggest mound success stories this season, and in our cover story, the right-hander tells readers more about what he learned in Japan and how it's helping him find success back in the United States. Then we examine the method behind José Martínez's myriad of machinations in the batter's box -- all timed to put him into position to consistently mash baseballs. 

This robust edition features Q&As with 2018 Ford C. Frick Award recipient Bob Costas and new author Keith Hernandez, both of who expound on their St. Louis roots with fondness. Also inside is the latest installment of our Better Halves column written by Aliya Fowler, the inside scoop on Marcell Ozuna's touching tribute to a former teammate, a profile on former All-Star first baseman Gregg Jefferies, and much more! Purchase your copy at Busch Stadium inside each stadium gate, team store locations, merchandise stands of Cardinals Authentics. Also available by subscription at cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000. 


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
Adorned with beautiful retro cover art by acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right -- the scorecard designer since 2003 -- this season's scorecard also features a tutorial on how to keep score the "Cardinal Way," a method practiced by club officials since the 1940s. 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. 


Fredbird Fridays
Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first served basis. To find out where Fredbird will be each week, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Visit cardinals.com/fredbirdfridays for more details. #FredbirdFriday 


Cardinals Kids Club
The Cardinals Kids Club is the exclusive club for Redbird fans ages 13 and under. The 2018 Kids Club membership package includes two tickets to a 2018 Cardinals game, access to the Member's Only autograph party at Busch Stadium, first in-line access for Kids Run the Bases presented by Prairie Farms, a backpack, hat, lanyard, lapel pin and more.

Membership packages may be purchased at Busch Stadium at the Cardinals Kids Club kiosk located in Family Pavilion or online at cardinals.com/kidsclub. 


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 July.

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 3,000 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare


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.

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. 

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. 


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/sixflags to purchase ticket or for more details.

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


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

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Cardinals place pitcher Michael Wacha on 10-day D.L.

Team recalls RHP John Gant from Memphis (AAA)

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener in Milwaukee that they have placed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and have recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Memphis (AAA).

Wacha, who exited yesterday's game in the 4th inning, is leading the Cardinals in wins (8) and strikeouts (71) and in his 15 starts this season, he'd posted a 3.20 ERA.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener in Milwaukee that they have placed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list (left oblique strain) and have recalled right-handed pitcher John Gant from Memphis (AAA).

Wacha, who exited yesterday's game in the 4th inning, is leading the Cardinals in wins (8) and strikeouts (71) and in his 15 starts this season, he'd posted a 3.20 ERA.

Gant, 25, is being recalled for a third time this season. He's 5-1 with a1.65 ERA in eight starts for Memphis this season, striking out 42 in 49.0 innings.

In seven appearances (3 starts) for the Cardinals this year, Gant is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 24.2 innings pitched. He made starts on May 7 (vs. MIN), May 19 (vs. PHI) and May 25 (at PIT), striking out 19 in a combined 15.0 innings pitched.

Gant gained a win in his first 2018 appearance for the Cardinals with 3.0 perfect innings of relief on April 26 against the New York Mets in a 13-inning win. His last start for Memphis came on June 15 against Albuquerque when he went 6.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits and struck out seven.

Gant wears uniform no. 53.
 

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Cardinals sign four more players to professional contracts

35th and 36th round selections and two non-drafted free agents

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players with two from this month's amateur draft.  
Agreeing to terms today were third baseman from the University of Pittsburgh, Liam Sabino (35th round); third baseman from the University of California-Irvine, Cole Kreuter (36th round) and two non-drafted free agents, right-handed pitcher Jacob Sylvester out of Mid-America Nazarene and catcher Joe Freiday, Jr., from Virginia Tech. 

Today's announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 36 players. Six of the 41 draft picks remained unsiged, with three of the players still participating in the NCAA Division 1 College World Series, Texas Tech's Steven Gingery (4th round) and North Carolina's Brandon Riley (14th round) and Zack Gahagan (39th round). 
 

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players with two from this month's amateur draft.  
Agreeing to terms today were third baseman from the University of Pittsburgh, Liam Sabino (35th round); third baseman from the University of California-Irvine, Cole Kreuter (36th round) and two non-drafted free agents, right-handed pitcher Jacob Sylvester out of Mid-America Nazarene and catcher Joe Freiday, Jr., from Virginia Tech. 

Today's announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 36 players. Six of the 41 draft picks remained unsiged, with three of the players still participating in the NCAA Division 1 College World Series, Texas Tech's Steven Gingery (4th round) and North Carolina's Brandon Riley (14th round) and Zack Gahagan (39th round). 
 

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Cardinals activate Holland from DL; Bowman placed on 10-day DL

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's game that they have activated pitcher Greg Holland from the 10-day disabled list and placed pitcher Matt Bowman on the 10-day disabled list with right hand middle finger blisters.

Holland, out since May 26 with a right hip impingement, has missed 22 games. The right-hander made a combined five appearances between Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) during his recent injury rehabilitation assignments, working 5.0 innings, allowing four runs with four strikeouts.

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's game that they have activated pitcher Greg Holland from the 10-day disabled list and placed pitcher Matt Bowman on the 10-day disabled list with right hand middle finger blisters.

Holland, out since May 26 with a right hip impingement, has missed 22 games. The right-hander made a combined five appearances between Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) during his recent injury rehabilitation assignments, working 5.0 innings, allowing four runs with four strikeouts.

Holland has appeared in 18 games for the Cardinals this season with an 0-2 record and a 9.45 ERA in 13.1 innings.

Bowman, 27, took the loss in last night's extra-inning defeat in Philadelphia. He has made 20 total appearances for St. Louis this season and is 0-2 with a 5.75 ERA. Bowman previously missed 26 games this season while recovering from right hand finger blisters (May 18-June 14).

 

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Cards reach agreements with four from 2018 Draft

Team has now reached agreement with 32 players from this year's Draft class

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players from this month's amateur draft. Agreeing to terms today were left-handed pitcher Colin Schmid (13th round -- Appalachian State University), right-handed pitcher Parker Kelly (20th round -- University of Oregon), shortstop Michael Perri (21st round -- University of San Francisco) and catcher Benito Santiago (34th round -- University of Tennessee). Today's announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 32 players.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players from this month's amateur draft. Agreeing to terms today were left-handed pitcher Colin Schmid (13th round -- Appalachian State University), right-handed pitcher Parker Kelly (20th round -- University of Oregon), shortstop Michael Perri (21st round -- University of San Francisco) and catcher Benito Santiago (34th round -- University of Tennessee). Today's announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 32 players.

St. Louis Cardinals

Cards reach agreements with four from 2018 draft

Team has now reached agreement with 32 players from this year's Draft class

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Sunday that they have agreed to terms with four additional players from this month's amateur draft.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Sunday that they have agreed to terms with four additional players from this month's amateur draft.

 

Agreeing to terms today were left-handed pitcher Colin Schmid (13th round - Appalachian State University), right-handed pitcher Parker Kelly (20th round - University of Oregon), shortstop Michael Perri (21st round - University of San Francisco) and catcher Benito Santiago (34th round - University of Tennessee).  

 

Today's announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 32 players.

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Cardinals add Luke Voit & Matt Bowman to roster

José Martínez on paternity list & Daniel Poncedeleon optioned

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener with the Chicago Cubs that they have recalled first baseman Luke Voit from Springfield (AA) and activated right-handed pitcher Matt Bowman (right hand finger blisters) from the 10-day disabled list. The team also announced that first baseman José Martínez has been placed on the Paternity List and that rookie right-handed pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following Wednesday night's game.

Voit has appeared in five games for the Cardinals this season, batting .500 (2-for-4) with one home run and three RBI. His pinch-hit homer on June 7 vs. Miami was the Cardinals first pinch-homer this season.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener with the Chicago Cubs that they have recalled first baseman Luke Voit from Springfield (AA) and activated right-handed pitcher Matt Bowman (right hand finger blisters) from the 10-day disabled list. The team also announced that first baseman José Martínez has been placed on the Paternity List and that rookie right-handed pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following Wednesday night's game.

Voit has appeared in five games for the Cardinals this season, batting .500 (2-for-4) with one home run and three RBI. His pinch-hit homer on June 7 vs. Miami was the Cardinals first pinch-homer this season.

Bowman, who missed 26 games while on the disabled list (May 17-June 14), is 0-1 with a 5.82 ERA in 17 games (17.0 IP) for the Cardinals this season. He made three appearances with Memphis during his recent injury rehabilitation assignment and worked 4.0 innings, allowing one run on three hits.

Poncedeleon, who was purchased from Memphis on Monday (June 11), did not see action in his three games with St. Louis. The rookie right-hander is 5-2 with a 2.41 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) for Memphis this season.

Martínez is leading the Cardinals in batting (.321), home runs (10) and RBI (42), hitting safely in 10 of his last 11 games, including a stretch during which he'd homered in four of five games from June 7-11.

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Cards agree to terms with 24 players from 2018 Draft

Nine of the team's top 10 selections have reached agreement

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with 24 players from last week's amateur draft and one non-drafted free-agent. Today's announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 28 players, including nine of the team's top 10 selections.

In addition to the players listed below in BOLD, the Cardinals reached agreement today with non-drafted free-agent right-handed pitcher Tommy Parsons (Adrian College, MI) who is the active career wins leader (40) among all NCAA Divisions, including a 23-game win streak.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with 24 players from last week's amateur draft and one non-drafted free-agent. Today's announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 28 players, including nine of the team's top 10 selections.

In addition to the players listed below in BOLD, the Cardinals reached agreement today with non-drafted free-agent right-handed pitcher Tommy Parsons (Adrian College, MI) who is the active career wins leader (40) among all NCAA Divisions, including a 23-game win streak.

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Cardinals sign top four Draft picks from 2018 class

Griffin Roberts, Luken Baker and Mateo Gil signed today at Busch Stadium

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have signed RHP Griffin Roberts, 1B Luken Baker and INF Mateo Gil as the three players signed their professional contracts today at Busch Stadium.

Roberts, 21, the Cardinals Competitive Balance Round A selection out of Wake Forest University, is a 6-foot-3, 210 lb. right-handed pitcher, who broke the Demon Deacons' career (12.39 K/9 IP) and single-season (13.50 K/9 IP in 2017) records for strikeouts per nine innings.

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have signed RHP Griffin Roberts, 1B Luken Baker and INF Mateo Gil as the three players signed their professional contracts today at Busch Stadium.

Roberts, 21, the Cardinals Competitive Balance Round A selection out of Wake Forest University, is a 6-foot-3, 210 lb. right-handed pitcher, who broke the Demon Deacons' career (12.39 K/9 IP) and single-season (13.50 K/9 IP in 2017) records for strikeouts per nine innings.

As a junior in 2018 in his first year as a starting pitcher, Roberts was named Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and a three-time ACC Pitcher of the Week, going 5-4 with a 3.82 ERA (96.2 IP) in 14 starts. His ACC-leading 130 strikeouts ranked 9th in the NCAA, while his strikeout total was the most by a Demon Deacon in more than 25 years and second-most in program history behind Mike Buddie's 138 in 1992.

Roberts was originally selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 29th round of the 2017 draft after converting eight saves his sophomore season, but did not sign.

Baker, 21, the Cardinals Second Round Compensatory Pick out of Texas Christian University, is a 6-foot-4, 265 lb. first baseman who hit .347 (181-for-572) with 28 home runs and 129 RBI in 145 career games for the Horned Frogs. A prolific home run hitter, Baker hit a home run per every 12.6 at-bats his junior year and once every 18 at-bats in 145 games throughout his college career. He reached base safely in 134 of his 145 career games.

At Oak Ridge (Texas) High School, Baker was the 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year, a Baseball America First-Team All-American, and won the 2014 Under Armour High School Home Run Derby and Junior Select home run derby during MLB All-Star Week in Minnesota. He was originally selected by the Houston Astros in the 37th round of the 2015 draft, but did not sign.

Gil, 17, the Cardinals third round pick out of Timber Creek High School in Keller, Texas, is a 6-foot-2, 190 lb., shortstop. The right-handed-hitting infielder is the son of former Major League infielder Benji Gil, who played eight seasons with the Texas Rangers (1993-97) and Anaheim Angels (2000-03). Gil is a Rawlings Perfect Game 3rdTeam All-American (Texas All-Region 1st Team). A two-way player drafted as a shortstop, Gil batted .390 with 13 doubles, six triples, six home runs and stole 23 bases his senior year. Serving as his team's closer, Gil featured a low-to-mid 90s fastball. He has signed his college letter of intent to Texas Christian University.

For a full list of Cardinals draft picks and signees, refer to the following list:

2018 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT - FINAL RECAP (BOLD = SIGNED)

     Rd., Player (overall pick)            Pos.     B-T     Ht     Wt.   School                                                                                             Hometown

         1. Nolan Gorman (19)                3B      L-R    6-1    210 Sandra Day O'Connor (Ariz.) High School                         Phoenix, Ariz.

   CBA. Griffin Roberts (43)             RHP     R-R    6-3    205 Wake Forest University                                                       Midlothian, Va.

Cmp2. Luken Baker (75)                   1B      R-R    6-4    225 Texas Christian University                                                     Spring, Texas

         3. Mateo Gil (95)                          SS       R-R    6-2    190 Timber Creek (Texas) High School                                      Keller, Texas

         4. Steven Gingery (123)             LHP      R-L    6-2    190 Texas Tech University                                              Huntington Beach, Calif.

         5. Nick Dunn (153)                      2B       L-R   5-10 175 University of Maryland                                                                Sunbury, Pa.

         6. Edgar Gonzalez (183)             RHP     R-R    6-1    200 Fresno State University                                                              Newark, Calif.

         7. Brendan Donovan (213)         3B       L-R    6-1    195 University of South Alabama                                                  Enterprise, Ala.

         8. Lars Nootbaar (243)                LF       L-R    6-3    210 University of Southern California                                       El Segundo, Calif.

         9. Matt Duce (273)                        C        L-R   5-11 190 Dallas Baptist University                                                      Sierra Vista, Ariz.

      10. Kevin Woodall, Jr. (303)         1B       R-R    6-6    240 Coastal Carolina University                                                   Georgetown, S.C.

      11. Chris Holba (333)                   RHP     R-R    6-3    210 East Carolina University                                                                O'Fallon, Ill.

      12. Francisco Justo (363)             RHP     R-R    6-4    205 Monroe College (N.Y.)                                                                     Bronx, N.Y.       

      13. Colin Schmid (393)                 LHP      L-L    6-1    195 Appalachian State University                                                  New Bern, N.C.

      14. Brandon Riley (423)                CF       L-R    6-0    170 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill                              Burlington, N.C.

      15. Mike Brettell (453)                 RHP     R-R    6-3    195 Central Michigan University                                 Fonthill, Ontario (Canada)

      16. Samuel "Evan" Sisk (483)      LHP      L-L    6-2    209 College of Charleston                                                                    Chester, S.C.

      17. Kyle Leahy (513)                    RHP      S-R    6-5    200 Colorado Mesa University                                                          Boulder, Colo.       

      18. Cole Aker (543)                      RHP     R-R    6-2    205 University of Tampa                                                             Kernersville, N.C.

      19. Josh Shaw (573)                       2B       R-R    6-1    195 St. John's University                                                                       Wayne, N.J.

      20. Parker Kelly (603)                  RHP     R-R    6-1    235 University of Oregon                                                                  Portland, Ore.

      21. Michael Perri (633)                  SS       R-R    6-3    195 University San Francisco                                                          Alameda, Calif.

      22. Kevin Vargas (663)                  SS       R-R    6-1    175 International Baseball Academy                                        Ceiba, Puerto Rico

      23. Michael Baird (693)               RHP     R-R    6-5    210 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale                                    Parker, Colo.

      24. Eli Kraus (723)                        LHP      L-L    6-1    190 Kent State University                                                                  Medina, Ohio

      25. Troy Montemayor (753)        RHP     R-R    6-1    160 Baylor University                                                               San Antonio, Texas

      26. Connor Coward (783)            RHP     R-R    6-0    200 Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)                        Pittsburgh, Pa.

      27. Perry DellaValle (813)           RHP     R-R    6-0    195 Seton Hill (Pa.) University                                             North Royalton, Ohio

      28. Justin Toerner (843)                CF       L-L   5-10 165 California State University-Northridge                                 Temecula, Calif.

      29. Alerick Soularie (873)              RF       R-R    6-0    175 San Jacinto-North (Texas) JC                                                   Humble, Texas

      30. Kendrick Calilao (903)            OF       R-R    6-1    200 The First Academy (FL)                                                           Kissimmee, Fla.

      31. Ty Cohen (933)                       RHP     R-R    6-1    195 Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech)                      Woodstock, Ga.

      32. Brandon Purcell (963)              C        R-R    6-1    205 Georgia College and State University                                       Glennville, Ga.

      33. Chris Rivera (993)                  RHP     R-R    5-9    175 Long Beach State University                                               Watsonville, Calif.

      34. Benito Santiago (1,023)            C        L-R    6-0    190 University of Tennessee                                                 Pembroke Pines, Fla.

      35. Liam Sabino (1,053)                3B       R-R    6-0    191 University of Pittsburgh                                                   New York City, N.Y.

      36. Cole Kreuter (1,083)               3B       R-R    6-0    190 University of California-Irvine                                      Rancho Mirage, Calif.

      37. Christian Caudle (1,113)         C       R-R    6-4    230 Texas A&M University-Kingsville                                                 Klein, Texas

      38. Jaden Hill (1,143)                   RHP     R-R    6-3    210 Ashdown Senior (Ark.) High School                                       Ashdown, Ark.

      39. Zack Gahagan (1,173)             3B       R-R    6-1    195 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill                                   Fletcher, N.C.

      40. Andrew Warner (1,203)         RF       R-R    6-2    225 Columbia (Mo.) College                                                      Lee's Summit, Mo.

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Schoendienst funeral arrangements announced

Public funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15th at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the family of Albert "Red" Schoendienst has made the following funeral arrangements for the Cardinals Hall of Famer.

The funeral Mass will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis, on Friday, June 15th at 10AM. The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis will celebrate the Mass. The funeral Mass is open to the public.

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the family of Albert "Red" Schoendienst has made the following funeral arrangements for the Cardinals Hall of Famer.

The funeral Mass will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis, on Friday, June 15th at 10AM. The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis will celebrate the Mass. The funeral Mass is open to the public.

Cardinals Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill DeWitt Jr., President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Jeff Idelson, and Cardinals Broadcaster Mike Shannon will be joining Colleen Schoendienst in offering tributes to the beloved baseball legend who was part of the Cardinals family for over seven decades.

Reporters wishing to cover the service will be allowed inside the Cathedral Basilica during the Mass and will have reserved seating, but no photography, video, social media coverage, or interviews will be allowed inside the Cathedral Basilica. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch will provide pool photography coverage. Out of respect, there will be no access to the family and friends of Red. Media should enter through the handicap accessible entrance on the West side of the Cathedral and present their professional identification to the usher, who will then escort them to the pews reserved for media.

Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to BackStoppers; Catholic Charities of St. Louis; Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments-St. Louis; or Great Rivers Habitat Alliance. The team has set up a web page at cardinals.com/red to honor Red and allow fans to share their personal tributes and condolences to Red's family. Fans who are not able to join the family at funeral Mass, may watch the entire service live on cardinals.com and share messages of support on social media with #LoveRed2.

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Cardinals and Papa John's announce $7 ticket offer

Discounted tickets available for Interleague matchup vs. Indians on June 25-27

The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Papa John's to present fans with a special ticket promotion for the upcoming Interleague matchup against the Cleveland Indians. On sale now, fans can purchase specially priced $7 tickets to watch the Redbirds take on the Tribe on June 25-27.

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

The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Papa John's to present fans with a special ticket promotion for the upcoming Interleague matchup against the Cleveland Indians. On sale now, fans can purchase specially priced $7 tickets to watch the Redbirds take on the Tribe on June 25-27.

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

This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Cardinals and Papa John's have teamed up to offer a ticket discount to fans. Papa John's is the official pizza of the St. Louis Cardinals and has been bringing fans great deals throughout the season. The day following a Cardinals win, home or away, fans can receive 50% off regular menu price pizzas using promo code CARDSWIN online at papajohns.com.

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Cardinals purchase RHP Daniel Poncedeleon

First baseman Luke Voit optioned to Memphis (AAA)

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener with San Diego that they have purchased the contract of rookie right-handed pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon from Memphis (AAA). The club also announced that first baseman Luke Voit was optioned to the triple-A Redbirds following yesterday's game.

Poncedeleon, 26, was 5-2 with a Pacific Coast League-leading 2.41 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) for Memphis this season, winning each of his last four decisions. The 6-3, 205-pound California native is ranked T2nd among PCL pitchers with his 71 strikeouts in 59.2 innings pitched.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener with San Diego that they have purchased the contract of rookie right-handed pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon from Memphis (AAA). The club also announced that first baseman Luke Voit was optioned to the triple-A Redbirds following yesterday's game.

Poncedeleon, 26, was 5-2 with a Pacific Coast League-leading 2.41 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) for Memphis this season, winning each of his last four decisions. The 6-3, 205-pound California native is ranked T2nd among PCL pitchers with his 71 strikeouts in 59.2 innings pitched.

Poncedeleon appeared in just six games for Memphis last season, missing the remainder of the season after being struck in the head by a line drive on May 9 at Des Moines. The former 2014 draft selection (9th round, 285th player overall) was the recipient of the Bob Bauman "Physical Comeback Award" from the St. Louis Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America at their January 2018 awards dinner.

Voit has appeared in five games for the Cardinals this season, batting .500 (2-for-4) with one home run and three RBI. His pinch-hit homer on June 7 vs. Miami was the Cardinals first pinch-homer this season.

With his first game appearance, Poncedeleon, who has been assigned uniform no. 62, will become the fifth player to make his Major League debut for the Cardinals this season, joining Jordan Hicks, Yario Muñoz, Tyler O'Neill and Austin Gomber.

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Homestand highlights (Monday, June 11-Sunday, June 17)

Cards-Cubs weekend and Star Wars Night highlight sixth homestand of 2018

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium after a quick three-game road trip to Cincinnati. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (June 11-13) and concludes with three games versus NL Central rivals the Chicago Cubs (June 15-17). The sixth homestand of the season is highlighted by Star Wars Night and Teachers Night. Additionally, fans are encouraged to vote online for Cardinals players for the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington D.C. at cardinals.com/votecardinals.com/vote. #VoteSTL
 
 
Monday, June 11, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
 
· Teachers Night: Kick off summer break at Busch Stadium for Teachers Night! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive teachers-themed Cardinals t-shirt. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/teachersnight. #CardsTheme

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
 
· Y98's Courtney & Company Night: Join your favorite morning show ladies and gents for happy hour at Courtney and Company Night. For just $20, you'll receive a Courtney and Company t-shirt, one drink voucher and a ticket to the game. Courtney, Jen, Kevin, Tim and Lance will be hanging out for happy hour with fans. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/Y98. #CardsTheme

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium after a quick three-game road trip to Cincinnati. The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres (June 11-13) and concludes with three games versus NL Central rivals the Chicago Cubs (June 15-17). The sixth homestand of the season is highlighted by Star Wars Night and Teachers Night. Additionally, fans are encouraged to vote online for Cardinals players for the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington D.C. at cardinals.com/votecardinals.com/vote. #VoteSTL
 
 
Monday, June 11, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
 
· Teachers Night: Kick off summer break at Busch Stadium for Teachers Night! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive teachers-themed Cardinals t-shirt. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/teachersnight. #CardsTheme

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
 
· Y98's Courtney & Company Night: Join your favorite morning show ladies and gents for happy hour at Courtney and Company Night. For just $20, you'll receive a Courtney and Company t-shirt, one drink voucher and a ticket to the game. Courtney, Jen, Kevin, Tim and Lance will be hanging out for happy hour with fans. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/Y98. #CardsTheme

· Bowmaniacs: Matt Bowman will host a group from KEEN St. Louis for tonight's game as part of his Bowmaniacs 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, June 13, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.
 
· Star Wars Night: Join us for Star Wars Night at the ballpark where Busch Stadium will be transformed with Star Wars-themed sights and sounds. Fans who purchased the special Star Wars Theme Ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Star Wars-themed Cardinals jersey featuring birds on a light saber. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to Stand Up 2 Cancer. Star Wars characters will be roaming throughout the ballpark for photo opportunities and a Star Wars truck will be displayed in Ford Plaza! Star Wars Theme Tickets are sold out. For more information, visit cardinals.com/starwars. #CardsTheme

· Wainwright's Winners: Adam Wainwright will host a group from Angels' Arms for tonight's game as part of his Wainwright's Winners player ticket program.
 
· Hailey Dawson Ceremonial First Pitch: Hailey Dawson, an 8-year-old girl born with Poland Syndrome, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Hailey was born without a right pectoral muscle and is missing the three middle fingers on her right hand. As a result, Hailey utilizes a robotic hand developed by the UNLV Engineering Department. Hailey, a Las Vegas resident, is on a quest to throw a first pitch for all 30 MLB teams. The club will be Hailey's 14th different team in addition to throwing out a first pitch at Game 4 of the 2017 World Series.
 
 
Friday, June 15, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)
MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.
 
· 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
 
· 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 Cardinals in the movies. 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 hosted by Museum Curator, Paula Homan, about the origin and evolution of Cardinals logos. 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 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, June 16, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)
FOX Baseball Night in America National Broadcast
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.
 
·   Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher Josh Kinney will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.
 
· Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition: Nathan's Famous will host a local regional qualifier for their Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at 6:00 p.m. in the Ford Plaza. The top male and female finishers in this event will qualify for a seat at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn where they will face reigning champion Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo.

· 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
 
·   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, June 17, 2018 -- Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m.)
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball National Broadcast
Gates open at 5:05 p.m.
 
· 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).
 
· 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
 
·   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.

 
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#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).
 
To reach a new generation of fans, the team has released a #CompleteGamer song and music video that serves as a theme song for the campaign and seeks to convey Gibson's extraordinary life story in a musical style reminiscent of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton by using hip-hop accompanied by powerful music performed by an orchestra.
 
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.
 
 
Cardinals Fan Music Contest
The club has launched the first-ever Cardinals Fan Music Contest as a way for fans to share their creativity and musical talent, along with their passion for Cardinals baseball. Fans are asked to write, perform and share an original Cardinals-inspired song/anthem and share the performance via a video or audio file. One lucky performance will be crowned the winner and receive a trip to Nashville to have their song professionally recorded and mastered at the Shoe Box Studios. The Cardinals will also produce a professional music video and share the artist's work with all of Cardinals Nation! Details can be found at cardinals.com/MusicContest.
 
 
#BigMacFlashback
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Home Run Race that ultimately concluded with Mark McGwire establishing a new MLB single-season home run record. All season long, we will share content on our social media channels that helps fans relive the 1998 Home Run Race; including videos of all 70 of Big Mac's home runs, real-time updates on the home run count of McGwire, Sosa and Griffey Jr. and fan images that convey the excitement of that amazing season.
 
As part of the lookback, the team will be asking fans to share their photos, memorabilia, stories and experiences from the historic 1998 season as the fan perspective is an important part of this historic time in baseball. Fans can share their favorite #BigMacFlashback memories with us using our online submission form at cardinals.com/McGwire.
 
 
Busch Stadium Food & Beverages
The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium.
 
New concession items for 2018 include:
· Coca-Cola Cantina Street Tacos: Three tacos with Coca-Cola marinated house smoked pork, Coca-Cola infused BBQ sauce, fresh pico de gallo, toasted onions, lime wedge. Served at: Coke Cantina at Gate 1 for $9.
· Grilled Chicken Bats: Smoked chicken legs with choice of BBQ, Buffalo or Hot Honey sauces. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $7.
· Sausage Bites: Bacon Onion Cheddar, Whiskey Peppercorn, or Mango Habanero sausage topped with spicy aioli. Served at Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $8.75.
· Jumbo Shrimp Skewer: Four Jumbo Shrimp, grilled to order, marinated with minced garlic and fresh lime. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $12.
· Grand Slam Mixed Grill: Sampling of Grilled Chicken Bats, Sausage Bites and Jumbo Shrimp Skewer. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $25.
 
 
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.
 
 
Budweiser Ballpark Pass
Following a successful launch in 2017, the popular ticket subscription service returns for 2018. Fans can attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month for a monthly fee of $29.99. Subscribers will have a Standing Room Only ticket to each regular season game (except Opening Day) digitally delivered to their smartphone via the MLB.com Ballpark app. The subscription will automatically renew each month and subscribers can cancel at any time. To purchase the Budweiser Cardinals Ballpark Pass or for more information, visit cardinals.com/pass.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Cardinals Magazine - Mikolas, J-Mart, Costas and Hernandez Highlight Issue 3
One is dominating opposing hitters with pinpoint control and efficiency; the other has emerged as a lineup force with a unique approach. Both are featured in the new 120-page edition of Cardinals Magazine.
 
Miles Mikolas is one of baseball's biggest mound success stories this season, and in our cover story, the right-hander tells readers more about what he learned in Japan and how it's helping him find success back in the United States. Then we examine the method behind José Martínez's myriad of machinations in the batter's box -- all timed to put him into position to consistently mash baseballs.
 
This robust edition features Q&As with 2018 Ford C. Frick Award recipient Bob Costas and new author Keith Hernandez, both of who expound on their St. Louis roots with fondness. Also inside is the latest installment of our Better Halves column written by Aliya Fowler, the inside scoop on Marcell Ozuna's touching tribute to a former teammate, a profile on former All-Star first baseman Gregg Jefferies, and much more! Purchase your copy at Busch Stadium inside each stadium gate, team store locations, merchandise stands of Cardinals Authentics. Also available by subscription at cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000.
 
 
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
Adorned with beautiful retro cover art by acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right -- the scorecard designer since 2003 -- this season's scorecard also features a tutorial on how to keep score the "Cardinal Way," a method practiced by club officials since the 1940s. 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.
 
 
Fredbird Fridays
Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first served basis. To find out where Fredbird will be each week, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Visit cardinals.com/fredbirdfridays for more details. #FredbirdFriday
 
 
Cardinals Kids Club
The Cardinals Kids Club is the exclusive club for Redbird fans ages 13 and under. The 2018 Kids Club membership package includes two tickets to a 2018 Cardinals game, access to the Member's Only autograph party at Busch Stadium, first in-line access for Kids Run the Bases presented by Prairie Farms, a backpack, hat, lanyard, lapel pin and more.
 
Membership packages may be purchased at Busch Stadium at the Cardinals Kids Club kiosk located in Family Pavilion or online at cardinals.com/kidsclub.
 
 
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 July.
 
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 3,000 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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/sixflags to purchase ticket or for more details.
 
Fans can see all of the 2018 Fan Values at cardinals.com/fanvalues.

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Cardinals place LHP Tyler Lyons on 10-day D.L.

RHP Mike Mayers recalled from Memphis (AAA)

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener in Cincinnati that they have placed left-handed reliever Tyler Lyons (left elbow sprain) on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, and recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from Memphis (AAA).

Lyons, who was on the disabled list May 11 to May 25 with a back strain, is 1-0 with a 5.93 ERA in 22 appearances (13.2 IP) this season. The 30-year-old lefty leads the team with his 9 Holds.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight's series opener in Cincinnati that they have placed left-handed reliever Tyler Lyons (left elbow sprain) on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, and recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from Memphis (AAA).

Lyons, who was on the disabled list May 11 to May 25 with a back strain, is 1-0 with a 5.93 ERA in 22 appearances (13.2 IP) this season. The 30-year-old lefty leads the team with his 9 Holds.

Mayers, who is being recalled for a sixth time this season, was most recently optioned to Memphis on June 5 and he converted his 3rd save of the season for the triple-A Redbirds the next day (June 6).

Mayers, 26, is 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA in 12 appearances (15.2 IP) for the Cardinals this season. He posted a 3.0- inning save on April 12 at Cincinnati, the first save of his Major League career.

Mayers wears uniform no. 59.

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Cardinals & baseball mourn passing of legend Albert "Red" Schoendienst

Hall of Famer served the game for over seven decades as player, coach, manager and executive

The St. Louis Cardinals organization, the St. Louis community and baseball fans everywhere where saddened this evening to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst at the age of 95.   Schoendienst, who is survived by his four children -- Colleen, Cathleen, Eileen and Kevin -- eight living grandchildren (he had 10 total grandchildren) and seven great grandchildren, was the oldest living member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

"Red was one of the greatest Cardinals of all time, and a beloved member of the Cardinals organization for over six decades," said Cardinals' Principal Owner & Chief Executive Officer William O. DeWitt, Jr. "His influence on this organization cannot be overstated. Red was a great player, a great manager, and a wonderful mentor to countless players, coaches, and members of the front office. He was also a fan favorite who connected with millions of Cardinals fans across multiple generations. He will be sorely missed."

The St. Louis Cardinals organization, the St. Louis community and baseball fans everywhere where saddened this evening to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst at the age of 95.   Schoendienst, who is survived by his four children -- Colleen, Cathleen, Eileen and Kevin -- eight living grandchildren (he had 10 total grandchildren) and seven great grandchildren, was the oldest living member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

"Red was one of the greatest Cardinals of all time, and a beloved member of the Cardinals organization for over six decades," said Cardinals' Principal Owner & Chief Executive Officer William O. DeWitt, Jr. "His influence on this organization cannot be overstated. Red was a great player, a great manager, and a wonderful mentor to countless players, coaches, and members of the front office. He was also a fan favorite who connected with millions of Cardinals fans across multiple generations. He will be sorely missed."

The Schoendienst family provided the following statement: "Red Schoendienst has passed away today surrounded by his family. He had a life full of happiness for 95 years. He inspired all that knew him to always do their best.   Red was a great ball player, but his legacy is that of a great gentleman who had respect for all. He loved his family, friends, teammates, the community and his country. He will be greatly missed."  

Schoendienst, who was serving as a Senior Special Assistant for the Cardinals, entered his 67th season with the Cardinals and 76th in professional baseball in 2018. The Germantown, Illinois native was part of baseball as a player (1945-56, 1961-63), coach (1964, 1979-95), manager (1965-76) and interim manager (1980, 1990) had been in his current executive role with the team since 1996.

It all started in 1945, when the switch-hitting Schoendienst joined the club to fill in for left fielder Stan Musial, who was serving in the U.S. Army. Schoendienst batted .278 with 47 RBI and a National League-leading 26 stolen bases. The following year, Musial returned to the Cardinals, and Schoendienst moved to third base and then shortstop before settling in at second base. St. Louis won the World Series over the Boston Red Sox as Schoendienst began to develop into one of the best hitting and fielding second basemen of all time.

In 1953, Schoendienst put together his finest season. He established career highs with a .342 batting average - second in the league to Carl Furillo of the Brooklyn Dodgers (.344), 15 home runs and 79 RBI. In a surprising trade, Schoendienst was dealt to the New York Giants along with outfielder Jackie Brandt, pitcher Dick Littlefield, catcher Bill Sarni and shortstop Bobby Stephenson in exchange for shortstop Alvin Dark, catcher Ray Katt, pitcher Don Liddle and outfielder Whitey Lockman on June 14, 1956.

The following year, Schoendienst was traded to the Milwaukee Braves, who won the 1957 World Series and the 1958 N.L. pennant. He subsequently returned to St. Louis in 1961. On the Cardinals' career lists, Schoendienst ranks fourth in at-bats (6,841) and pinch-hits (54), fifth in games played (1,795), sixth in runs (1,025) and hits (1,980), seventh in doubles (352), and eighth in total bases (2,657). He led the N.L. with 200 hits in 1957, and seven times he either led or tied for the league lead in fielding percentage.

Schoendienst served as a coach on the 1964 World Championship team and was named manager when Johnny Keane resigned at the conclusion of the season. Schoendienst piloted St. Louis to a World Series victory over the Red Sox in 1967 and another N.L. pennant in 1968 in route to a 12-year tenure as skipper, the longest in franchise history until Tony La Russa surpassed him in 2008. Schoendienst ranks second in franchise annals with 1,041 wins.

Schoendienst was the second baseman on the Cardinals' 1946 World Championship team, and he piloted the Redbirds to a World Series victory over the Boston Red Sox in 1967 and another National League pennant in 1968. He served as a coach on the Cardinals' 1964 and 1982 World Championship squads.

A 10-time N.L. All-Star, Schoendienst socked a game-winning home run in the 14th inning of the 1950 Mid-Summer Classic. It marked the switch-hitter's first career homer batting right-handed. Schoendienst later managed the Senior Circuit to All-Star Game victories in 1968 and 1969. Schoendienst amassed 2,449 career hits, including a league-leading 200 in 1957. He either led or tied for the N.L. lead in fielding percentage seven times.

Schoendienst was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 by the Veterans Committee and was an inaugural member of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. His uniform No. 2 was retired by the Cardinals in 1996. He was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

The 2015 season marked Schoendienst's 70th in Major League Baseball, and the Cardinals honored the milestone with a season-long celebration that encouraged fans to demonstrate their affection for him via social media using the hashtag #LoveRed2.

Schoendienst (born February 2, 1923) coached for the Oakland A's in 1977 and 1978. He was married to the late Mary Eileen O'Reilly Schoendienst for 53 years. Mrs. Schoendienst passed away in December of 1999.

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