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The Official Site of the St. Louis Cardinals

Negro Leagues Tribute

From the 1920s to early 1960s, Negro Leagues Baseball was the highest level of professional baseball played among African Americans. The St. Louis Stars represented St. Louis in the Negro Leagues from 1922-1931 and 1937-1943. Cool Papa Bell and the Stars played in Stars Park at the corner of Compton Avenue and Market Street. Come celebrate the history of Negro League Baseball on Sunday, May 20 at 1:15 p.m., as the Cardinals take on the Phillies. With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a pinstripe St. Louis Stars cap. A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.


  • The event and hat distribution will be held in Cunningham Corner (located in Left Field on Level 2 behind the UMB Champions Club). Gates 3 and 4 are closest to Cunningham Corner.
  • KMOX broadcaster Mike Claiborne will emcee a roundtable Q&A with Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum; Cardinals Alumni Ted Savage; and Negro Leagues Alumni Samuel "Bay" Taylor. It will begin at 11:45 a.m.
  • Hat distribution will be open from 11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Please note: The Stars cap is available only with the purchase of a special Theme Ticket. All Theme Night purchases for events that include giveaway items will come with a game ticket and a separate voucher. The voucher can be redeemed at the game or pre-game festival for that event's giveaway item. You will not be able to receive the item unless you have your voucher with you at the event. You may pick up your cap at Cunningham Corner, on Level 2 across from UMB Champions Club, from 11:15p.m. to 2:00 p.m.