Glen Carbon Sam’s Club Hosts Baseball Legend Lee Smith

Former St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher, who retired as the all-time leader in saves,

to sign free autographs on August 29 at the new Glen Carbon Sam’s Club 

GLEN CARBON, IL (July 31, 2013) – Sam’s Club and General Mills have announced that they will host a Member Appreciation event at the new Glen Carbon Sam’s Club on Thursday, August 29, from 2 – 4 p.m.  As part of the day’s celebration, St. Louis Cardinals’ legendary relief pitcher Lee Smith will meet with fans and sign free autographs at Sam’s Club, 5 Illini Drive, Glen Carbon.

When Smith retired after 18 seasons in professional baseball, he was the all-time saves leader and one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. He was described as the best one-inning pitcher of all-time and was one of the most intimidating pitchers in his era. In 1991, while pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals, Smith set the National League record with 47 saves and was the runner-up for the league’s Cy Young Award.

“We encourage fans to join us for a fun and exciting day,” said Andy Poole, Club manager of the Glen Carbon location. “This event is our way of thanking the community for their patronage of our numerous clubs in the area. We are excited and look forward to seeing all the smiling faces of Glen Carbon and surrounding communities, as we welcome St. Louis Cardinals’ legend Lee Smith to our new location.”

Sam’s Club will officially open its newest location in Glen Carbon on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Sam’s Club members and guests are welcomed and encouraged to visit the Glen Carbon location at any time throughout the day.  Autographs are limited to one per person and are only guaranteed for the first 120 people in line, but Smith will sign more if time allows.

WHO:     Lee Smith, St. Louis Cardinals’ Legendary Pitcher

WHAT:   Customer Appreciation Autograph Appearance with Lee Smith

WHEN:   Thursday, August 29, 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Sam’s Club – 5 Illini Drive, Glen Carbon, IL

About General Mills
One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US $16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 30 percent over grocery and specialty retailers. To learn more about Savings Made SimpleSM, visit, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

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