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Homestand Highlights (Thursday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 23)

1968 NLCS Anniversary Weekend & I-70 series highlight fourth homestand of 2018

The Cardinals return home after completing a six-game road trip through San Diego and Minnesota. The seven-game homestand kicks off with a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (May 17-20) and concludes with three games versus our American League rivals, the Kansas City Royals (May 21-23). The fourth homestand of the season is highlighted by the 1968 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend and eight Theme events including Braggin' Rights Night and A Night with the Ecksteins.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (6:15 p.m.)

The Cardinals return home after completing a six-game road trip through San Diego and Minnesota. The seven-game homestand kicks off with a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (May 17-20) and concludes with three games versus our American League rivals, the Kansas City Royals (May 21-23). The fourth homestand of the season is highlighted by the 1968 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend and eight Theme events including Braggin' Rights Night and A Night with the Ecksteins.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

· Soccer Night: With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a unique St. Louis Cardinals soccer jersey. Presented by AJAX Soccer. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/soccer. #CardsTheme

· 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, May 18, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.)

1968 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend

Gates open at 5:15 p.m. 

· Bob Gibson Pitching Rubber Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, can relive one of the most dominant pitching performances in MLB history by taking home their very own Bob Gibson pitching rubber, commemorating Gibby's incredible 1968 season. Presented by Ameren Missouri. #CardsPromo

· Bob Gibson Pregame Ceremony: The Cardinals will formally commence the #CompleteGamer fan engagement campaign celebrating Hall of Fame Pitcher Bob Gibson with a special ceremony prior to tonight's game. The #CompleteGamer campaign is designed to honor "Gibby" and share his extraordinary personal story while raising money to benefit musically-gifted urban youth and recognizing #CompleteGamers from other fields/vocations. Fans can visit cardinals.com/Gibson for more information.

· Braggin' Rights Night: Illini Night and Mizzou Night are combing for Braggin' Rights Night presented by FOX Sports Midwest. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an Illini or Mizzou-themed Cardinals jersey. A pregame pep rally will feature band members, cheer squads and athletes from each school. Mizzou Head Football Coach Barry Odom and Illini Head Basketball Coach Brad Underwood are both scheduled to attend as well. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/Illini or cardinals.com/Mizzou. #CardsTheme 

· Cardinals Care Spring Grant Ceremony: In an afternoon ceremony, Cardinals Care will distribute more than $134,000 to 68 area nonprofit groups that support local kids. A Cardinals player, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event. #CardsCare

· Alumni Celebrity Bartender: Former Cardinals reliever, John Costello, will be bartending in Budweiser Terrace from innings two through four during tonight's game.

· Dream Weavers: Luke Weaver will host a group from the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition for tonight's game as part of his Dream Weavers player ticket program.

· 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 former Cardinals outfielder Roger Maris. 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 Cardinals Magazine Senior Staff Writer, Stan McNeal.  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

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1:15 p.m.)

1968 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend presented by Heartland Coca-Cola

Gates open at 11:15 a.m. 

· 1968 Replica Ring Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a wearable replica ring of the 1968 National League Championship ring that the players and coaches received 50 years ago! #CardsPromo

· 1968 National League Championship Anniversary CeremonyIn recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Cardinals 1968 National League Championship, 16 members of the 1968 team will be honored in a pregame ceremony. The former players will be introduced from the dugout and members from the team will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

· Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals All-Star first baseman Julian Javier will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.

· Alumni Celebrity Bartender: Former Cardinals starting pitcher, Danny Cox, will be bartending in Budweiser Terrace from innings two through four during today's game.

· 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, May 20, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1:15 p.m.)

1968 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

· Kids Baseball Glove Giveaway: All kids ages 15 and younger, entering with a ticket, can come out to celebrate Major League Baseball's Play Ball Weekend and field like the pros when they receive their very own Rawlings Kids Baseball Glove. Right handed-gloves can be exchange for left-handed gloves in Budweiser Terrace until 2:15 p.m. #CardsPromo

· Kids Ticket Voucher Giveaway: All kids entering with a ticket, ages 15 and younger, will receive a free ticket voucher valid for select Cardinals regular season home games in 2018, courtesy of Ritz. #CardsPromo

· Six Flags Day: All children under 48 inches receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any one day through July 31, 2018. #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).

· Negro Leagues Tribute Day: Come celebrate the history of the St. Louis Stars and Negro League Baseball at the ballpark. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a pinstripe St. Louis Stars cap. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick, and KMOX's Mike Clairborne will host a round table in Cunningham Corner from 11:45a.m.-12:15p.m.To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/negroleagues. #CardsTheme

· Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive: The Cardinals, in partnership with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance and Feeding Missouri, are hosting a food drive in front of the Official Cardinals Team Store before today's contest from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fans who bring a non-perishable food donation will receive a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming Cardinals game. #HomeRunAgainstHunger

· Honorary Bat Girl: As part of MLB's support of the annual "Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer" initiative, traditionally commemorated each Mother's Day, the Cardinals will recognize Kathy Koke, a breast cancer survivor, with an on-field ceremony and honorary first pitch before the game. Mrs. Koke is celebrating six years of being cancer free and is dedicated to helping fund cancer research and help raise awareness.

· 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.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (7:15 p.m.)

MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)

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 Cardinals t-shirt depicting Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. The t-shirt's design was selected as the winner by the fans via an online vote. #CardsPromo

· Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors.  Harrison Bader will sign 100 autographs in Budweiser Terrace for fans ages 15 and younger from 5:45-6:15. Kids musthave an autograph line ticket, which are free and are distributed in Budweiser Terrace. Former Cardinals Danny Cox and John Costello will sign autographs for fans of all ages from 6:15-7:00. Players subject to change.

· A Night With The Ecksteins Theme Event: 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein and his wife, Ashley, are returning to the ballpark to celebrate the release of Ashley's new book and chat about following your dreams! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive access to a pregame Q&A session with Ashley & David Eckstein, a copy of Ashley's new book, It's Your Universe, and an autograph from Ashley & David. Tickets and more information available at cardinals.com/Eckstein. #CardsTheme

· Nurses Night: Nurses Night returns in 2018 with a day and night option for all the shift-workers! With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals scrub jacket. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/nurses. #CardsTheme

· Wainwright's Winners: Adam Wainwright will host a group from The Maren Fund for tonight's game as part of his Wainwright's Winners player ticket program.

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m. 

· Brian Jordan Budweiser Bash Theme Event: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket will receive a limited-edition Brian Jordan mini-bobblehead as we celebrate Cardinal fan favorites. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Brian in the Budweiser Terrace. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/budbash. #BudBash

· Tsunami Waves: Carlos Martínez will host a group from World Pediatric Project 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 Jean Claude & The Eclairs, L.T.H.and Legends Undercover. 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.

· 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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (12:15 p.m.)

MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out-of-market only)

Gates open at 10:45 a.m.

· KMOX Day: Fans who purchase a special Theme Ticket will receive an old-school KMOX microphone that plays some special highlights from Jack Buck, John Rooney and Mike Shannon. Fans can also enjoy a special pregame meet & greet with KMOX on-air personalities. This event is sold out. #CardsTheme

· Great Clips Charity Haircuts: During the game, fans can root for the Redbirds and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza. For a $10 donation, Great Clips will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

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