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Fans Can Purchase Tickets to 3+ Games Beginning today at 10AM

ST. LOUIS,Mo., February 21, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that individual tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale this Friday, February 23, beginning at 10 a.m. CT.

                Fans who wish to purchase tickets to three or more games will receive early access to take part in a special online-only “multi-game” ticket sale beginning today, Wednesday, February 21, at 10 a.m. CT.

                In addition to hosting top National League teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals, the Cardinals’ 2018 home schedule features interleague matchups with American League Central teams including the defending AL Central Champion Cleveland Indians (June 25-27), Chicago White Sox (May 1-2), Minnesota Twins (May 7-8); the Redbirds will host their American League rival, Kansas City Royals, for a three-game set May 21-23.

This year’s schedule also features over 40 promotional dates for fans of all ages, with many returning favorites such as bobbleheads, replica rings and replica jerseys. A few, new items that will salute Cardinals historic moments and current roster favorites include a lightweight quarter-zip performance pullover (April 8), a “Yadi” tumbler (June 1), and a Dizzy Dean watch (August 19). Also new for 2018, fans will have the opportunity to help select a t-shirt design for a monthly t-shirt promotional giveaway.

As in previous seasons, the Cardinals will continue to offer great values in 2018 with ticket prices starting as low as $5.

                “Busch Stadium should be an enjoyable and affordable experience for all fans,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the Cardinals. “Thanks to our dynamic ticket pricing system, we’re able to provide great deals on a consistent basis.”

                The Cardinals’ dynamic pricing system allows the team to more accurately price tickets for individual games and provide fans more value.  In 2017, 72% of games featured tickets available for $10 or less and 33% of games featured tickets at $5 or below.  Throughout the season, the team will continue to offer “Dynamic Deals of the Week” highlighting outstanding ticket savings for fans, as well as a host of other fan-friendly values which can be found at cardinals.com/fanvalues.

Sales for multi-game and single-game tickets are both available online at cardinals.com.  In addition, tickets for Friday’s on-sale are available via phone at 314-345-9000 or in person at the Busch Stadium Ticket Windows and kiosks.

A full list of fan-friendly values for the 2018 season follows:

2018 Fan-Friendly Values

  • Dynamic Pricing: Ticket prices fluctuate based on market value, meaning many games will feature tickets as low as $5.
  • Great Promotional Giveaways:  MLB’s best premium items including replica jerseys, replica rings and bobbleheads highlight a season of over 40 stadium giveaways and special promotions.
  • Outside Food & Drinks at All Games: Busch Stadium is the only St. Louis sports venue where fans may bring in their own food and drinks for all home games (some size and content restrictions apply).
  • Budweiser Ballpark Pass: After a successful 2017 debut, the popular monthly digital ticket subscription will return in 2018. The Pass delivers a standing room ticket for every home game for just $29.99 per month.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: At 9:00 a.m. CT on the day of each home game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets for just $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). Fans redeem their vouchers for actual tickets 15 minutes prior to game time. Tickets may be anywhere in the stadium from Field Box to Standing Room.
  • Nathan’s Famous Family Sundays: On most Sundays, fans who purchase RF/LF Pavilion or RF Terrace tickets will receive a free jumbo hot dog and Coca-Cola.
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sundays: Two hours prior to each Sunday game, enjoy games, prizes and free Prairie Farms ice cream and North Star frozen treats in Ford Plaza.
  • AAA Discounts Rewards: AAA members receive a $10 discount off tickets on most MondayThursday games.
  • Fill Up at Phillips 66: Fill up with eight (8) gallons or more at a participating Phillips 66 to receive a special discount ticket offer of up to 50% off many 2018 games.
  • Six Flags Double Play Combo: Get a Cardinals game ticket and a Six Flags one-day ticket for only $55.
  • Ticket Packs: Several different 5-game and 10-game ticket packs are available, which feature discounted tickets to 2018’s best promotional giveaways and highest demand games.
  • Group Value Nights: Select games throughout the season where groups of 20 or more receive 50% off regular ticket prices.
  • Cards Cash: Stored money built into the barcode of your ticket, good for use at any Busch Stadium concession stand, kiosk or Team Store. Fans can add $12 Cards Cash to a ticket for just $10.

                For more details, visit cardinals.com/fanvalues.

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NORRIS LED ANGELS WITH 19 SAVES IN 2017, RANKING 1Oth IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE

JUPITER, Fla., February 14, 2018 –The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Bud Norris to a one-year contract, and that he will be in the Cardinals Major League Spring Training Camp that opens today with the first workout for pitchers and catchers.

Norris, 32, appeared in a career single-season high 60 games (57 in relief) for the Los Angeles Angels last season, and led the Halos with 19 saves, ranking 10th among American League closers.  The 6-0, 215-pound veteran of nine Major League seasons owns a career mark of 68-84 with a 4.49 ERA in 291 games (188 starts) with Houston (2009-13), Baltimore (2013-15), San Diego (2015), Atlanta (2016), Los Angeles Dodgers (2016) and the Angels (2017).

Norris’ 19 saves last season were the first of his career, as he converted 19 of 23 opportunities.  He fanned 74 batters in 62.0 innings pitched, posting the best strikeout/9 IP ratio (10.7) of his career.   After securing his first career save on April 22, Norris recorded monthly highs with five saves in April, May and July and he had three saves of at least four outs.  Norris had two stints (June 19July 1 and August 27 to Sept. 6) on the disabled list last season due to right knee inflammation, but returned to pitch in six games down the stretch, including starts in his final two appearances of the season.

Known by Cardinals fans for his early career success against the Redbirds (7-2, 2.17 ERA in first 11 career meetings), Norris is a lifetime 8-7, 3.44 ERA against St. Louis, including a 4-5, 4.55 mark in 10 career games (9 starts) at Busch Stadium III.

A California native, Norris was a 6th round draft choice by Houston in 2006 and he won a career-high 15 games for Baltimore in 2014, helping the Orioles to the American League East title.

To make room for Norris on the team’s 40-man Major League roster, the Cardinals have designated right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick for assignment.

Norris has been assigned uniform no. 26.

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Flex Packs Guarantee Fans Tickets to Opening Day or Top Cubs Weekend Games in 2018

ST. LOUIS,Mo., February 13, 2018– As part of a continued effort to make Opening Day and Cubs weekend game tickets available to as many fans as possible, the Cardinals announced that Premium and Opening Day Flex Packs will go on sale this week at cardinals.com/flexpacks.  Details of the Flex Packs are as follows:

  • Premium Flex Pack Fans may choose one game from a list of five premium Chicago Cubs dates plus a minimum of any two additional 2018 games, excluding Opening Day and the remaining premium dates.  This season’s premium Cubs dates include games on Saturday, May 5; Friday, June 15; Saturday, June 26Friday, July 27; and Saturday, July 28.  Premium Flex Packs go on sale Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. CT.
  • Opening Day Flex Pack: Fans may choose Opening Day tickets (April 5 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks) plus a minimum of any two additional 2018 games, except for three Saturday dates (May 5June 16 and July 8).  Opening Day Flex Packs go on sale Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Each Flex Pack is limited to eight per customer.  Fans can also guarantee tickets to Opening Day by purchasing a Full Season plan, a Half Season plan, or the 10-game Opening Day Pack, all of which are currently on sale at cardinals.com/tickets.

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$5 Tickets Loaded With $5 Cards Cash Available For 2018 MondayThursday Games

ST. LOUIS,Mo., February 12, 2018– Pitchers and catchers have officially reported to Spring Training, and to celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals announced a special 12-hour flash ticket sale tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CT.

Fans can purchase tickets for any MondayThursday games in 2018 for just $5 (excluding Opening Day).  Additionally, each $5 ticket purchased will be pre-loaded with $5 in Cards Cash for fans to use towards concessions or merchandise inside Busch Stadium.

Fans can purchase up to eight of the special $5 tickets per person, per game.  Tickets will be available at cardinals.com, at the Busch Stadium Box Office during regular hours (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) or via phone at 314.345.9000.  Again, this special ticket flash sale will only be available until 10:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday, February 13.

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Smith, Sutter, McCarver and More to Attend Four-Day Fantasy Camp at Home of National Baseball Hall of Fame

ST. LOUIS,Mo., February 5, 2018– Coming off two successful Fantasy Camps in Jupiter, Fla., the St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they will be returning to Cooperstown, N.Y. in 2018 to host a Fantasy Camp at Doubleday Field from June 21-24, the second time they have hosted a camp at the historic baseball field near the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Presented by Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the four-day camp gives fans the opportunity to play alongside former Cardinals players Rick Ankiel and Ray Lankford, be drafted and managed by Cardinals Alumni Tom Pagnozzi and John Tudor, and interact with Cardinals legends Tim McCarverOzzie Smith and Bruce Sutter.  The regular season Fantasy Camp has proven to be a popular addition to the yearly Cardinals Fantasy Camps held at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., which date back to 2001.

“We are the only club in all of baseball that offers this type of experience in Cooperstown, N.Y.,” said Joe Pfeiffer, Cardinals Fantasy Camp Director.  “To play baseball at Doubleday Field with and against Cardinals Alumni is the ultimate experience for any Cardinals fan.”

Throughout the four-day camp, up to 48 campers and eight bench coaches will receive instruction from some of the best in baseball and play four games under the management of a former Cardinals player.  All four team rosters, managed by Dave LaPoint, Pagnozzi, John Stuper and Tudor, will be determined by a draft, with the former Cardinals/team managers selecting their players.  Two former Cardinals will also be drafted onto each roster and will play alongside the rest of the team.  Former Cardinals scheduled to play alongside the campers include Ankiel, Tyler Greene, Brian Jordan, Lankford, Jason Marquis, Kyle McClellan, Brad Thompson and Woody Williams.  Cardinals players are subject to change.

All campers will receive two authentic, customized St. Louis Cardinals jerseys—a road grey and a Saturday alternate jersey—and will play their games on historic Doubleday Field during the round-robin tournament.  At the end of the weekend, one team will be crowned Cardinals Fantasy Camp Champions and receive Fantasy Camp championship rings.

Fantasy Camp registration includes a one-year Family Membership to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.  Additional perks include a private reception in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery and a private team dinner and night out in Cooperstown.  Scott Terry will lead the camp as Fantasy Camp Commissioner.

A portion of the net proceeds from Cardinals Fantasy Camps benefit the Cardinals Kids Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital.  To register for camp, or for more information, fans can visit cardinals.com/fantasycamp or email fantasycamp@cardinals.com.  Campers must be 27 years of age or older.  Dates for the 2019 Jupiter Cardinals Fantasy Camp at Roger Dean Stadium will be announced later this season.  #CardsFantasyCamp

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FOX Sports Midwest to Televise 15 Games, KMOX to Broadcast 18 Games

Cardinals.com & MLB At Bat to Stream 29 of 30 Spring Training Games

ST. LOUIS,Mo., February 1, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that fans will be able to catch nearly all of the club’s 2018 spring training games on either FOX Sports Midwest, KMOX/Cardinals Radio Network (CRN) or streaming online at cardinals.com.

                FOX Sports Midwest will again televise 15 games in 2018.  The television home of the Cardinals kicks off its live game coverage with the spring training opener on Friday, February 23, when the Cardinals take on the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium.  The television schedule includes nine of the 10 Saturday and Sunday contests, as well as a Friday evening game against the Houston Astros.  Each of the 15 telecasts will be streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app and at FOXSportsGO.com.  Most afternoon games will also be replayed in prime time.  FOX Sports Midwest will also preview spring training during its Cardinals Warm-Up show on February 7.

                The team’s flagship station KMOX 1120 AM and the Cardinals Radio Network will broadcast 18 games with Mike Shannon, John Rooney, Mike Claiborne and Ricky Horton in the broadcast booth.  This year will mark Mike Shannon’s 47th season and John Rooney’s 13th year in the booth.  Eleven additional games will be streamed on cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app, featuring Mike Claiborne, Tom Ackerman, Chris Hrabe and Kyle McClellan.  In total, 29 of 30 Spring Training games will be broadcast or streamed this year.

                The radio schedule begins on Friday, February 23, when the Cardinals kick off Grapefruit League play against the Marlins.  The streaming schedule will begin on Monday, February 26, with the Cardinals taking on the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla.  Throughout spring training, every Saturday and Sunday broadcast will feature the Cardinals Pregame Show.  The show airs 20 minutes prior to first pitch and will feature Mike Shannon or John Rooney interviewing Cardinals players, coaches and other baseball personalities.  The 150 Cardinals Radio Network affiliates will carry most Saturday and Sunday games, as well as select weekday games.  Fans are encouraged to check their local listings for details.

                For more information on Spring Training and the Cardinals broadcast partners, visit cardinals.com/springtrainingcardinals.com/radio or cardinals.com/tv.  The Cardinals 2018 spring training broadcast schedule follows below:

2018 St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

 

DAY DATE VS/AT OPPONENT TV TIME (CT) TV^ RADIO/STREAMING TIME (CT)  RADIO/STREAMING*
Friday 2/23 @ Miami 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:55 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Saturday 2/24 @ New York (NL) 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:50 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Sunday 2/25 VS Houston 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Monday 2/26 @ Minnesota     11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Tuesday 2/27 @ Boston (ss)     11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Wednesday 2/28 @ Baltimore     11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Thursday 3/1 VS Minnesota 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Friday 3/2 VS Boston 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest+ 11:55 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Saturday 3/3 @ Atlanta     11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Sunday 3/4 VS Houston 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Monday 3/5 VS Washington 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Tuesday 3/6 @ Miami     11:55 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Wednesday 3/7 VS Washington     11:55 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Thursday 3/8 VS Miami     11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Friday 3/9 @ Houston 5:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 4:55 p.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Saturday 3/10 VS Miami 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest+ 11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Sunday 3/11 @ Washington 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Tuesday 3/13 @ Miami     11:55 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Wednesday 3/14 @ Houston     11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Thursday 3/15 VS Baltimore     11:55 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Friday 3/16 VS (ss) Miami 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Friday 3/16 @ (ss) Washington        
Saturday 3/17 @ Atlanta (ss) 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Sunday 3/18 VS Washington 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Tuesday 3/20 VS New York (NL)     11:55 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Wednesday 3/21 @ Miami     11:55 a.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Thursday 3/22 VS Atlanta     11:55 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Friday 3/23 @ New York (NL)     12:00 p.m. cardinals.com/At Bat
Saturday 3/24 VS New York (NL) 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Sunday 3/25 @ Washington 12:00 p.m. FOX Sports Midwest 11:45 a.m. KMOX/CRN
Monday 3/26 @ Toronto #        
Tuesday 3/27 @ Toronto #        

 

CRN = Cardinals Radio Network

(ss) = Split Squad

^ All games televised on FOX Sports Midwest are also streamed on FOX Sports GO

* All games broadcast on KMOX/CRN are also streamed on cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app

# Exhibition vs. Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium (Montréal, Québec, Canada)

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Fan Voting Begins Thursday, March 1 at cardinals.com/HOF

Fans to Select Two Players for August Induction from a List of Seven Former Cardinals Greats

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 31, 2018–The St. Louis Cardinals have revealed Vince Coleman, Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Ray Lankford, Scott Rolen, Lee Smith and John Tudor as the seven players nominated for possible induction into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones.  This year marks the first time that Coleman, Lankford, Smith and Tudor will appear on the fan ballot.

The seven modern ballot nominees were selected by a Red Ribbon committee of Cardinals baseball experts through a secret ballot process.  Fans can view the Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot at cardinals.com/HOF and cast their selections online starting Thursday, March 1.  The two players with the most fan votes after voting concludes on Thursday, April 12 will be selected for induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this August.

“Induction into the Cardinals Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors the team can bestow,” said Bill DeWitt Jr., Chairman and CEO of the St. Louis Cardinals.  “The Red Ribbon committee has done another outstanding job of selecting seven of the most remarkable and accomplished Cardinals players of the past 40 years.”

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame was established as a way to recognize the exceptional careers and significant achievements of the greatest players in Cardinals history.  To be eligible, players must have played for the Cardinals for at least three seasons and must be retired as a player from Major League Baseball for at least three years.  The eligible pool of players is divided into two categories of “modern players” and “veteran players”.  If a player retired more than 40 years prior to the induction year, he is classified as a veteran player.

                In addition to nominating modern players for fan balloting, the Red Ribbon committee of Cardinals baseball experts also elected a veteran player for induction using a secret ballot process.  Independent of this process, the Cardinals organization may also opt to induct an individual who was an important figure in Cardinals history such as a coach, broadcaster or member of the front office.

The fifth Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Class will be announced on Friday, May 4, during a televised 30-minute Hall of Fame announcement special on FOX Sports Midwest, and also in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium before the Cardinals face the Chicago Cubs.  The formal enshrinement ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 18 during the 2018 Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.

Each member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame will be permanently enshrined in the Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery presented by Edward Jones located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, just outside the entrance to the team’s museum.  The Hall of Fame Gallery is free and open to the public.  The plaques that adorn the gallery are produced by Mathews International, the company that also produces the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  #CardsHOF

Following is a description of each Hall of Fame nominee’s career as a Cardinal:

Vince Coleman (#ColemanHOF)

Years: 1985 – 1990                          .265/.326/.339, 937 H, 549 SB, 556 R, 56 3B (878 Games)

Vince Coleman burst on to the scene in 1985 by stealing 110 bases as a rookie, a MLB record that still stands today, and winning National League Rookie of the Year honors.  Coleman would continue to lead the National League in stolen bases throughout his six seasons as the Cardinals primary left-fielder while being named to two All-Star teams.  A member of two National League pennant winning teams in 1985 and 1987, Coleman’s 549 career stolen bases rank him second all-time in franchise history behind Lou Brock.

 

Keith Hernandez (#HernandezHOF)

Years: 1974 – 1983                          .299/.385/.448, 1217 H, 265 2B, 81 HR, 595 RBI, 662 R (1165 Games)

Keith Hernandez played 10 seasons with the Cardinals, winning six straight Gold Gloves from 1978-1983 at first base.  He was a National League co-MVP in 1979, batting a league leading .344 with 48 doubles, 11 home runs and 105 RBI.  The two-time All-Star was a member of the 1982 World Championship team and batted .299 that season with 94 RBI.  Hernandez’s .385 on-base percentage ranks fifth all-time among Cardinals hitters to have played at least 10 seasons with the club.

Jason Isringhausen (#IzzyHOF)

Years: 2002 – 2008                          217 Saves, 2.98 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 408.0 IP (401 Games)

Jason Isringhausen spent seven seasons with the Cardinals. During his time with the team, the Cardinals won the Central Division in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006 with World Series appearances in 2004 and 2006, winning the World Series in 2006.  He registered a National League-leading 47 saves in 2004, tying the franchise record which Lee Smith set, until Trevor Rosenthal broke the record in 2015.  An All-Star in 2005, “Izzy” still holds the franchise record for saves with 217, and is sixth with 401 appearances with St. Louis.

 

Ray Lankford (#LankfordHOF)

Years: 1990 – 2001, 2004              .273/.365/.481, 1479 H, 928 R, 228 HR, 829 RBI, 250 SB (1580 Games)

Ray Lankford was known for his combination of speed and power during his 13 seasons in St. Louis.  Lankford recorded five 20-20 seasons (with four consecutive from 1995-1998) and ranks fifth all-time in club history in home runs and stolen bases.  He is the only player in Cardinals history with at least 200 home runs and 200 steals, and hit more home runs in Busch Stadium II than any other player (123).  The long-time Cardinal center fielder was named to the All-Star team in 1997 and still ranks in the all-time Top-10 franchise leaders in Runs (9th), Total Bases (10th), Doubles (9th), Runs Batted In (8th), Walks (5th) and Game Winning-RBI (T-2nd).

 

Scott Rolen (#RolenHOF)

Years: 2002 – 2007                          .286/.370/.510, 678 H, 421 R, 173 2Bs, 111 HR, 453 RBI (661 Games)

In his five plus seasons with the Cardinals, Scott Rolen dominated the hot corner winning Gold Gloves in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006, and a Silver Slugger award in 2002.  He was named to the National League All-Star team in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, and named to the All-Busch Stadium team as the third baseman by vote of fans.  In 2004, Rolen slashed .314/.409/.598 with 34 home runs and 124 RBI.  His stellar 2004 campaign continued during the postseason with his pennant-clinching, two-run homer off Roger Clemens in the 6th inning of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series vs. Houston.  In 2006, Rolen helped the club to its 10th World Championship, closing out the postseason with a 10-game hitting streak.

Lee Smith (#SmithHOF)

Years: 1990 – 1993                          160 Saves, 2.90 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 266.2 IP (245 Games)

Known as one of the most feared closers in baseball history, Lee Smith recorded at least 43 saves in three of his four seasons with the Cardinals, leading the league in 1991 and 1992.  During his Cardinals career, Smith earned three All-Star selections and finished in the Top-4 of National League Cy Young voting twice.  His 160 saves stood as a club record until Jason Isringhausen surpassed that total in 2007.

 

John Tudor (#TudorHOF)

Years: 1985 – 1988, 1990              62-26, 2.52 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 12 SHO, 881.2 IP (125 Games Started)

During his five seasons in a Cardinals uniform, John Tudor accumulated a .705 winning percentage and 2.52 ERA over 125 starts, both of which still stand as all-time Cardinals records (minimum 750.0 IP).  The left-hander’s finest season came in 1985 when he won 21 games (went 20-1 after June 1) with a miniscule 1.93 ERA, including 10 complete game shutouts, and finished second in National League Cy Young voting.  A member of two National League pennant winning teams in 1985 and 1987, Tudor won at least 10 games in each of the four full seasons he pitched for the Redbirds.

Cardinals Hall of Fame Members

Jim Bottomley, Ken Boyer, Sam Breadon, Lou Brock, Jack Buck, August A. “Gussie” Busch Jr., Chris Carpenter, Dizzy Dean, Jim Edmonds, Curt Flood, Bob Forsch, Frank Frisch, Bob Gibson, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Whitey Herzog, Rogers Hornsby, George Kissell, Tony La Russa, Marty Marion, Pepper Martin, Tim McCarver, Willie McGee, Mark McGwire, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Terry Moore, Stan Musial, Branch Rickey, Red Schoendienst, Mike Shannon, Ted Simmons, Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith, Billy Southworth, Bruce Sutter and Joe Torre.

 

2018 Cardinals Hall of Fame Red Ribbon Selection Committee

Tom Ackerman,  Frank Cusumano,  Derrick Goold, Whitey Herzog, Rick Hummel, Randy Karraker,  Martin Kilcoyne, Jenifer Langosch,  Tony La Russa, Bernie Miklasz, Jose de Jesus Ortiz, Joe Ostermeier, Rob Rains, Red Schoendienst and Brian Walton.

 

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The 8,000-square-foot St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village celebrates the rich history of baseball in St. Louis and the legacy of one of baseball’s most storied franchises.  Since its creation in 2014, the Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones, has inducted 37 former Cardinal players, coaches and executives.  The Cardinals’ museum collection is the largest team-held collection in baseball and is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 22,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archived photographs.  Fans can learn more about the museum at cardinals.com/museum.  #CardsMuseum

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DOMINIC LEONE & CONNER GREENE JOIN REDBIRDS; RANDAL GRICHUK HEADS TO TORONTO

ST. LOUIS,MO., January 19, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Dominic Leone (pronounced lee-OHN) and Conner Greene from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Randal Grichuk.

Leone, 26, enjoyed a solid 2017 campaign for Toronto, going 3-0 with a 2.56 ERA (12th among American League relievers) and 11 Holds in 65 games pitched, striking out 81 batters in 70.1 innings of work.   His 70.1 innings (9th among A.L. relievers) and 81 strikeouts were both 2nd highest among Toronto relievers last season.   Leone stranded 42 of 54 inherited runners (78 pct.), ranking 4th among American League relievers (min. 50 inherited runners) and he limited left-handed batters to a .183 average and righties to a .211 mark.

The 5-11, 195-pound Leone owns a career mark of 11-8 with a 3.48 ERA in 160 outings (all in relief) with Seattle (2014-15), Arizona (2015-16) and Toronto (2017).  A Connecticut native, Leone was drafted by Seattle in 2012 (16th round) out of Clemson University and made his Major League debut with the M’s in 2014 when he put together a solid rookie season, going 8-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 57 games (66.1 IP) with 70 strikeouts.   He led all Major League rookie relievers with his eight wins in 2014, finished 2nd to Dellin Betances (NY Yankees, 135) among Junior Circuit rookie relievers in strikeouts, was 3rd in rookie reliever ERA (2.17) and finished as one of just 19 American League relievers to fan 70 or more batters that season.

Greene, 22, went 5-10 with a 5.29 ERA for New Hampshire (AA) in 26 games (25 starts) and fanned 92 batters in 132.2 inning pitched, earning selection to the Eastern League All-Star team.   It was his 2nd-straight All-Star season, having also earned mid-season honors in the Florida State League (A) in 2016 when he was 4-4 with a 2.90 ERA in 15 starts for Dunedin.

A 7th round draft selection by the Blue Jays out of Santa Monica (Calif.) High School in 2013, Greene was ranked as the 5th best prospect in the Toronto organization by Baseball America in 2017.  The 6-3, 185-pound Greene is 31-31 with a 4.04 ERA in 103 career games (91 starts) since making his professional debut in 2013.

Grichuk, 26, played four seasons (2014-17) with the Cardinals after coming over in a November 2013 trade from the Los Angeles Angels that sent David Freese and Fernando Salas to the Halos.  Grichuk owns a career batting mark of .249 with 66 HR’s and 182 RBI in 404 games and he hit .238 last season with 22 HR’s and 59 RBI in 122 games.

Both Leone and Greene will be added to the Cardinals Major League roster, which is currently at the maximum 40 players.

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GRICHUK, LYONS, OZUNA & WACHA SIGNED FOR 2018

ST. LOUIS,MO., January 12, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreements on one-year contracts for 2018 with outfielder Randal Grichuk, pitcher Tyler Lyons, outfielder Marcell Ozuna and pitcher Michael Wacha, avoiding salary arbitration with all four players.  Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Grichuk, 26, belted 22 home runs last season, including six against the rival Chicago Cubs – the most of any player in 2017 – and his 153 extra base hits since 2015 are second only to Matt Carpenter (194) amongst Cardinals players.

Lyons, 29, made a career-high 50 appearances last season and ranked among National League left-handed relief leaders in ERA (2.83, 8th) and WHIP (1.09, 4th).  Lyons limited opposing left-handed batters to a .174 BA and right-handers to a .224 mark, striking out 34 pct. of the right-handers he faced.

Ozuna, 27, who joined the Cardinals last month in a trade from Miami, completed his second consecutive All-Star season last year, earning selection as both an N.L. Silver Slugger and Rawlings Gold Glove award winner.  Ozuna ranked 3rd in the majors with 124 RBI and ranked 3rd in the N.L. in home runs (37) and 4th in hits (191), while batting a career-best .312.   His .924 on-base + slugging pct. led all National League clean-up hitters.

Wacha, 26, matched his single-season career high with 30 starts last season, while reaching double-digit wins (12) for the 2nd time in his career, going 12-9 with a 4.13 ERA in 165.2 innings pitched.  Wacha allowed just 17 home runs and fanned a career best 158 batters.   Wacha owns a career .600 winning pct. (45-30), including a 24-12 (.667) career mark at Busch Stadium III.

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Budweiser Terrace is a brand new multilevel destination within Busch Stadium featuring a social-friendly atmosphere with full views of the playing field

ST. LOUIS,Mo., January 12, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the construction of the Budweiser Terrace, a redesign and renovation of the upper right field seating area and adjacent concourse at Busch Stadium that will debut for the 2018 season.   Budweiser Terrace provides a brand new destination where fans can enjoy Cardinals baseball in a relaxed and social atmosphere.

The design of Budweiser Terrace features a multilevel 20,000 square foot area that includes two full-service bars, standing areas and lounge seating within the bowl of the stadium, cozy cabana seating with urban garden accents on the concourse, an open air barbeque grill and a newly constructed covered performance stage.  One of the most unique features of the restructured area is that fans can mix and mingle at the two new full-service bars while enjoying full views of the stadium playing field.

“We are excited about this new gathering place at Busch Stadium,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals.  “The Budweiser Terrace is designed to be a free attraction for fans looking for a social experience where they can watch the game and connect with other people at the same time.”

“AB-InBev is thrilled to partner with the St. Louis Cardinals with the naming of Budweiser Terrace,” said Nick Kelly, Senior Director of Experiential Marketing – Sports. “Budweiser Terrace is going to be ‘the place to be’ at Busch Stadium this summer.”

The project started in November 2017 with the removal of 1,000 seats from six sections of the seating bowl in the upper right field level of the stadium. The project footprint includes the space formerly known as Riverview Corner.

Fans do not need a special ticket to access the Budweiser Terrace. There are no assigned seats in the area.  The standing and lounge areas are all available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Budweiser Terrace provides fans a destination for pregame and in-game entertainment with live bands and DJs taking the stage before the game as well as outdoor games and other activities on the concourse. The Budweiser Terrace will also serve as the main activation area for Cardinals Theme Ticket events and live pregame performances such as poms and dance groups.

                For more information about this exciting new space at Busch Stadium, please visit cardinals.com/budweiserterrace.

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Winter Ice & Snow Storm Forces Cancellation of Caravan #3 Headed to Memphis, Jonesboro & Dyersburg

ST. LOUIS,MO, January 12, 2018– Due to severe winter weather and travel safety concerns for players, staff and fans, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced that the Cardinals Caravan #3 stops scheduled for Memphis, Jonesboro and Dyersburg are canceled.  A severe winter storm is bringing a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to the Memphis region today making travel unsafe.

The other Cardinals Caravan stops scheduled for today and tomorrow (Caravans 1, 2 & 4), as well Sunday and Monday (Caravans 5 & 6) as part of the 2018 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, are still on as scheduled.

Below is a list of the Cardinals Caravan #3 stops that have been canceled:

Fri., January 12                   Memphis, TN                       AutoZone Park                                CANCELLED

Sat., January 13                  Jonesboro, AR                     The Mall at Turtle Creek               CANCELLED

Sat., January 13                  Dyersburg, TN                     Dyer County High School             CANCELLED

The full schedule for the 2018 Cardinals Caravan, including destinations, times and participating players, can be found at cardinals.com/caravan #CardsCaravan

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Weekend Highlighted by 2018 Winter Warm-Up, Cardinals Caravan & Writers’ Dinner

ST. LOUIS,Mo., January 11, 2018– The 22nd annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp) and the Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan) highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend that kicks off the 2018 season.

                Winter Warm-Up—the largest fundraising effort for the team’s charitable fund, Cardinals Care—returns to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Saturday, January 13 through Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) with appearances from over 60 players, coaches and alumni.  For the most complete schedule and up-to-date Winter Warm-Up information, visit cardinals.com/WWU.

                The 2018 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, departs Busch Stadium on Friday morning.  Over the course of the weekend, more than 30 current and former players will visit 20 cities throughout Cardinals Nation along six different routes before returning to St. Louis on Monday night.  For complete information on all caravan stops, visit cardinals.com/caravan.

                The 60th annual St. Louis Baseball Writers’ Dinner takes place at the Union Station Hotel on Sunday, January 14. Fans will enjoy a night of fun and entertainment as the dinner honors the top players from the 2017 Cardinals team and commemorates six decades of Cardinals players.  The evening will be highlighted by special guests and the presentation of the Red Schoendienst Medal, J.G. Taylor Spink St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year Award and the inaugural Branch Rickey Award.

                Below are complete highlights of the 2018 Winter Warm-Up weekend:

 

Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 12:00–7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
  • Cardinals Caravan: The 2018 Caravan kicks off with stops in Champaign and Peoria, Ill., Jefferson City and Springfield, Mo. and Memphis, Tenn.
  • Adam Wainwright’s Big League Impact 2nd Annual Sing Off & Karaoke Challenge (Dave & Buster’s, 7:00 p.m.): Come watch Waino and ten of St. Louis’ best karaoke performers compete against each other for the title of 2018 Big League Impact St. Louis Sing Off Winner while raising money to help save lives in St. Louis and around the globe!  Tickets are available at bigleagueimpact.org.

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

  • Winter Warm-Up: The three-day event kicks off today, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
    • Cardinals Autographs: Carson Kelly, Alex Reyes, John Brebbia, Dakota Hudson, John Mozeliak, Miles Mikolas, Matt Bowman, Carlos Martínez, Luke Voit, Rowan Wick, Austin Gomber, Sam Tuivailala, Ryan Sherriff & Kolten Wong
    • Alumni Autographs: Ray King, John Tudor, Al Hrabosky, Ted Savage, Brian Jordan & Scott Cooper
    • Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day.  Scheduled events include KMOV’s Claire Kellet from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Redbird Rookies Scholarship Presentation at 10:30 a.m., Q&A with President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak at 11:00 a.m., and broadcasters Dan McLaughlin, Tim McCarver and Jim Edmonds from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
      • Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.
    • Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):
      • 10:00 a.m. –  “A History of the St. Louis Browns’ 52 years in St. Louis” with author Ed Wheatley
      • 11:00 a.m. – “Designing the Cardinals’ Official Scorecard” with illustrator Mike Right
      • 12:00 p.m. – Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
      • 1:30 p.m. – Brian Jordan book signing (must bring a copy of his book or purchase at the signing)
      • 3:00 p.m. – Meet members of Team Fredbird
    • Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor):
      • 10:00 a.m. – “Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific” with Cardinals Museum Curator Paula Homan
      • 11:00 a.m. – “The Overlooked Legacy of Stan Musial” with Brian Finch of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
      • 12:00 p.m. – Tips for storing and displaying personal baseball collections with Amy Berra and Danielle DiGiacomo of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
      • 1:00 p.m. – “2017 Minor League Year in Review” with Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque
      • 2:00 p.m. – Learn about Cardinals Authentics and the MLB Authentication program with Ashley Brown of Cardinals Authentics
      • 3:00 p.m. – Learn about the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) including how baseball has embraced SABRmetrics with local chapter president Brian Flaspohler
    • Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:0011:30 a.m. and 1:003:00 p.m.

o   Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.

  • Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its way through Cardinals Nation with stops in Jonesboro, Ark., Dyersburg, Tenn., Bloomington, Ill., and Joplin, Rolla, Fulton, and Columbia, Mo.

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

  • Winter Warm-Up: Day two of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
    • Cardinals Autographs: Oscar Mercado, Alex Mejia, Josh Lucas, Harrison Bader, Adam Wainwright, Tyler Lyons, Paul DeJong, Tommy Pham, José Martínez, Patrick Wisdom, John Gant, Mike Mayers, Greg Garcia, Marcell Ozuna, Michael Wacha & Luke Weaver
    • Alumni Autographs: Tony La Russa, Danny Cox, Kyle McClellan, Stubby Clapp, Scott Terry, Ricky Horton, Todd Worrell, Mike Shannon & Rick Ankiel
    • Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day.  Scheduled events include KMOV’s Maurice Drummond from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., broadcasters Mike Claiborne, John Rooney and Mike Shannon from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Adam Wainwright/Big League Impact Presentation & Q&A at 1:45 p.m., Q&A with General Manager Michael Girsch at 2:30 p.m., and broadcaster Ricky Horton from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
      • Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.
    • Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):
      • 10:00 a.m. –  Learn about the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) including how baseball has embraced SABRmetrics with local chapter president Brian Flaspohler
      • 11:00 a.m. – “Designing the Cardinals’ Official Scorecard” with illustrator Mike Right
      • 12:00 p.m. – Meet members of Team Fredbird
      • 1:00 p.m. – Learn all aspects of collecting sports memorabilia with Dave Jackson
      • 2:00 p.m. –  “A History of the St. Louis Browns’ 52 years in St. Louis” with author Ed Wheatley
      • 3:00 p.m. – “Making and Decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake” with The Cup
    • Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor):
      • 10:00 a.m. – “Busch Stadium Security Updates for 2018” with Cardinals Security Director, Phil Melcher
      • 11:00 a.m. – Discussing the Amateur Draft with Scouting Director and former Cardinals pitcher, Randy Flores
      • 12:00 p.m. – Go behind the pages of the Cardinals’ two books “Uniforms and Logos” and “Redbird Relics” with authors Gary and Oliver Kodner and Brian Finch
      • 1:00 p.m. – Learn about Cardinals Authentics and the MLB Authentication program with Ashley Brown of Cardinals Authentics
      • 2:00 p.m. – “Creating a Keepsake”—see what goes into making Hall of Fame bobbleheads and learn about benefits of Cardinals Museum Membership with Molly Becker
      • 3:00 p.m. – Bring your camera and take a picture with an American Bald Eagle, courtesy of the World Bird Sanctuary
    • Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:0011:30 a.m. and 1:003:00 p.m.
    • Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
  • Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes stops in Evansville, Ind., as well as Mattoon, Springfield and Mount Vernon, Ill.
  • 60th Annual St. Louis Baseball Writers’ Dinner (Union Station Hotel, 5:00 p.m.): This year’s dinner honors the top players from the 2017 Cardinals team and commemorates six decades of Cardinals players. The St. Louis BBWAA will present their highest honor to Bob Gibson for his Hall of Fame career and invaluable service to baseball.  Other highlights include presentation of the J.G. Taylor Spink St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year Award, the Stockton/Broeg Award for Outstanding Achievement in Baseball, the Herman/Ostermeier Award for Cardinals Rookie of the Year Award and the inaugural Branch Rickey Award for Innovation in the Game of Baseball.  For information, or to purchase tickets, visit stlouisbbwaa.com.

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Winter Warm-Up: The final day of the event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Cardinals Autographs: Tyler O’Neill, Andrew Knizner, Brett Cecil, Mike Matheny, Bill DeWitt Jr., Bill DeWitt III, Jack Flaherty, Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter & Randal Grichuk
    • Alumni Autographs: John Mabry, John Costello, Cliff Politte, Andy Benes, Alan Benes, Whitey Herzog, Kerry Robinson, Ray Lankford, Brad Thompson & Tom Lawless
    • Main Stage: The Main Stage will feature a number of auctions, presentations and live emceed interviews throughout the day.  Scheduled events include KMOV’s Matt Chambers from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Q&A with Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and President Bill DeWitt III at 10:00 a.m., broadcasters Jay Randolph and Scott Warmann from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and broadcasters Tom Ackerman and Brad Thompson from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
      • Live Auctions (Main Stage): Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Fans must be present to win an auction item and all items must be paid for and picked up at the close of each auction.
    • Dugout Presentations (Second Floor):
      • 12:00 p.m. –  “A History of the St. Louis Browns’ 52 years in St. Louis” with author Ed Wheatley
      • 1:00 p.m. – Meet members of Team Fredbird
    • Clubhouse Presentations (Second Floor):
      • 10:00 a.m. – Learn about the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) including how baseball has embraced SABRmetrics with local chapter president Brian Flaspohler
      • 11:00 a.m. – “2017—A Year in Photos” with Cardinals Photography Manager Taka Yanagimoto
      • 12:00 p.m. – “Making and Decorating the Cardinals Care Cupcake” with The Cup
      • 1:00 p.m. – Bring your camera and take a picture with an American Bald Eagle, courtesy of the World Bird Sanctuary
    • Silent Auctions (Fourth Floor): There are two silent auctions: 9:0011:00 a.m. and 12:002:00 p.m.
    • Will Call: Winter Warm-Up Will Call is open from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
  • Cardinals Caravan: The Cardinals Caravan makes its final stops in Decatur and Quincy, Ill., Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Paducah, Ky.

Additional Winter Warm-Up Information

  • Stay Updated: Text CARDS to 82810 to receive the latest Winter Warm-Up news and event information via text message to your mobile device!

  • Admission Tickets: Although online ticket sales have ended, fans can still purchase three-day passes for the event in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency from January 12-15.  Ticket prices are $40 for fans 16 and older, $10 for fans ages five to 15, and free for kids under five.  Members of the military, police and fire departments with an active ID can receive one free adult admission ticket which must be obtained in person at the ticket booth in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency during the times listed below.

  • Warm-Up Will Call: All Admission Tickets purchased after January 4, 2018 must be picked up at the ticket booth in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency during the times listed below.  A photo ID matching the name on the original order or a print out of the confirmation email is required to pick up your purchase:
    • Friday, January 12th from 12:00–7:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
    • Saturday, January 13th from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
    • Sunday, January 14th from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
    • Monday, January 15th from 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

 

  • Autograph Tickets:  Although online ticket sales have ended, remaining autograph tickets may be purchased in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency for a specific donation to Cardinals Care.  Every dollar donated for autograph tickets will benefit Redbird Rookies and charitable grants to other non-profit organizations that help kids.  Donation amounts can be found at cardinals.com/WWU.  All free autograph tickets have been distributed.

 

  • Second Floor: On the second floor of the Hyatt, fans will be able to find collectible memorabilia, baseball cards and more from more than 50 vendors, shop at the Cardinals Publications booth and Cardinals Authentics Shop, listen to informative presentations by Cardinals executives in the Dugout and Clubhouse Presentation rooms, meet Fredbird and watch the kids enjoy free activities at the Kids Room Stage.

  • Fourth Floor: On the fourth floor fans will find the main stage, be able to meet their favorite players at autograph tables, bid on Cardinals Care silent auctions, shop the Cardinals Care Store and Official Cardinals Team Store, as well as visit booths for Adam Wainwright’s Big League Impact, Carlos Martínez’s Tsunami Waves Foundation, the Jason Motte Foundation, the Whitey Herzog Youth Foundation, Ballpark Village and more.

  • Cardinals Care Store: Open throughout the weekend, the Cardinals Care Store is stocked full of Cardinals memorabilia such as discounted baseball caps, team-issued apparel, t-shirts, game-worn jerseys, autographed photos and bats, and more.  Fans can even purchase photos for collecting player autographs and baseball cases for your new autographed collectibles.  Also, any fan that purchased an autograph ticket for a pre-signed baseball from Lou Brock, Bob Gibson or Ozzie Smith may redeem their ticket at the Cardinals Care Store to receive their autographed item.

  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Throughout the weekend, Cardinals fans, age 18 and older, can participate in the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle.  Fans can buy tickets (priced 3 for $5, 10 for $10, or 60 for $20) from kiosks located on each level of the event, in the Cardinals Care Store, at the ticket booth in the lobby, or from roaming ticket sellers.  Each day of the Winter Warm-Up, one lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the raffle ticket donations raised and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care.

 

  • Cardinals Kids Club Booth: The Cardinals Kids Club will have a booth in the Kids Room on the second floor.  To learn more about Cardinals Kids Club, visit cardinals.com/kidsclub.

  • Official Cardinals Team Store: The Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium will have a large selection of Cardinals merchandise available at the Warm-Up next to the silent auctions on the fourth floor.  The Official Cardinals Team Store, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., will have specially-priced items on sale for the weekend too.  The Majestic Store located on the north side of Ballpark Village will also be open Saturday and Sunday, sharing the same hours as the Team Store.  Stop by either location for the latest Cardinals gear!

  • Cardinals Publications: Fans visiting the Cardinals Publications booth at its new second floor location can take advantage of fantastic show specials, enroll in drawings for premium autographed items and start a subscription to Cardinals Magazine.  New subscribers will take home two free tickets to a 2018 home game, the newest edition featuring Alex Reyes on the cover and gain automatic entry into a drawing to win a 16 x20 inch photo autographed by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.  Fans who spend at least $25 in merchandise will receive automatic entry into a drawing for autographed magazine posters signed by Carlos Martínez and Rick Ankiel.  Additional show-only sales include: 1) the 2018 Cardinals Official Calendar—spotlighting the top images by club photographers and featuring the complete spring training and regular season schedules—for just $10 each; 2) oversized Cardinals Magazine cover posters featuring the likes of Adam Wainwright, Carlos Martínez and Yadier Molina; 3) an extensive and affordable vintage collection of Cardinals Magazines, Yearbooks and Media Guides; and 4) Official Scorecard collector sets.  Stay tuned for special announcements by Cardinals Publications via Twitter (@CardsMagazine) throughout the three-day event.

 

  • Busch Stadium Tours & Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum: Guided tours of Busch Stadium are available during the 2018 Winter Warm-Up each day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  These tours will be offered at regular tour prices, but will also include a stop inside the Cardinals Clubhouse—the only time each year the Cardinals’ locker room is open to tours.  Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum entry is also included in all tour ticket purchases.  Fans who purchase Stadium Tour or Museum Admission tickets during the holiday weekend will receive a special gift while supplies last.  The Cardinals Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes a new exhibit titled “Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific.”  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/tours.

  • Cardinals Authentics & Personalized Bats: Cardinals Authentics—the only official source of memorabilia directly from the team—will be selling unique game-used, limited-edition, exclusive and autographed memorabilia at the Winter Warm-Up.  Cardinals Authentics is offering their lowest prices of the year (this weekend only) along with other special offers and gifts with purchases.  Also at the booth, fans can buy a personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat.  Each bat, which comes in different sizes and color options, can feature up to three lines of custom text and two logos, including the collectible 2018 Winter Warm-Up logo.  The Cardinals Authentics Store, located on the first floor of Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village, will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on January 13-15 and daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Show your Winter Warm-Up admission ticket at the store in Cardinals Nation and you will receive 20% off of your purchase all weekend long.  Stay tuned for special announcements by Cardinals Authentics via Twitter (@CardsAuthentics) throughout the three-day event.

  • Green Team: The team’s “4 A Greener Game” initiative will have a booth on the second floor where fans can learn more about the Cardinals Green Team—a group of volunteers who collect recyclables from fans throughout each game at Busch Stadium.  In exchange for volunteering, fans are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium.  Visit cardinals.com/green for more information.

 

  • Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar: Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar in Ballpark Village is open daily during the Winter Warm-Up, and throughout the entire year: MondayThursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  During Winter Warm-Up weekend, attendees can show their admission ticket and receive 10% off their bill.  Make reservations online at cardinalsnation.com or by phone at 314.345.9880.

Social Media

Throughout the Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up, fans can stay connected by following the Cardinals on Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (@Cardinals), Instagram (@Cardinals) and Snapchat (Cardinals) for the latest news, event updates and behind-the-scenes content.  Fans can join the conversation and share their own photos and experiences by using hashtags #CardsWarmUp, #CardsCaravan and #CardsCare.

Traffic & Parking

For the most up-to-date alerts regarding construction and winter road conditions this weekend, fans can visit the Missouri Department of Transportation’s website at modot.org.  Winter Warm-Up event parking can be found just two blocks south of the Hyatt Regency at the Stadium East Parking Garage, with entrances located on South Broadway and South 4th Street.

Cardinals and Cardinals Care Sponsors

Cardinals Care and the St. Louis Cardinals would like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make the 2018 Winter Warm-Up possible: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Edward Jones, Budweiser, FOX Sports Midwest, KMOX, PSAV Presentation Services,  Rawlings Sporting Goods, FastSigns of Bridgeton, Syberg’s, Hollywood Casino St. Louis,  Radio 1120 AM, KMOV News 4, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, In Focus Marketing, Nehmen-Kodner, Wireless USA, Coca-Cola,  Gwin’s Travel, Companion Bakery, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Belleville News-Democrat, Framin’ Place & Gallery, Betallic Balloons, RBO Print Logistix, The Cup, Estate Auction Pros and Tom Lange.

 

About Cardinals Care (#CardsCare)
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 $22 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 2017.  This season marks the 15th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play.  In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 3,000 kids who participate in the program each year. To learn more about all of Cardinals Care’s programs visit cardinals.com/community.

 

*Winter Warm-Up schedule—including all players, dates, & times—is subject to change.

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