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All Proceeds From The 22nd Annual Cardinals Care Event To Support Local Children

ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 21, 2017 – Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, has announced that admission tickets for the 22nd annual Winter Warm-Up will be available on Friday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m. CT.  The largest fundraising effort organized by Cardinals Care, Winter Warm-Up will take place Saturday, January 13, through Monday, January 15 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day), at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.  Event times are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

Beginning Friday morning, fans can purchase admission tickets for the three-day Winter Warm-Up online at cardinals.com/WWU and at the Busch Stadium Box Office.  Those who order online by noon on January 4 will receive their tickets in the mail.  Fans who order after January 4 can pick up their admission tickets at the Busch Stadium Box Office during regular box office hours, weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from Friday, January 5 through Thursday, January 11 (box office closed on weekends).  Winter Warm-Up Will Call opens on Friday, January 12, at the Hyatt Regency at noon until 7:00 p.m.

The prices for admission tickets, which are valid for all three days of the Warm-Up, will remain the same as previous years; $40 for fans age 16 and over, $10 for children age 5 to 15.  Kids under 5 years old are admitted free of charge.  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 Busch Stadium Box Office, during regular box office hours, from November 27-January 11 or at the event.  Please note the Busch Stadium Box Office will be closed November 24, December 25-30, January 1 and on weekends.

Winter Warm-Up provides fans with countless unique opportunities while raising money for Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable fund whose mission is caring for kids in the Cardinals community.  Fans can meet their favorite players at autograph sessions, play interactive games, share memories with Hall of Famers, take photos with Fredbird, find collectible memorabilia, bid on one-of-a-kind items at live and silent auctions, experience live presentations and ask tough questions of players, owners, scouts, broadcasters and officials at Q&A sessions.

“The Winter Warm-Up is our premier offseason event where fans can engage with our players and team personnel while helping kids in our community,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations.  “It’s always exciting to witness the passion and enthusiasm our fans bring to the Winter Warm-Up every year.”

Many players’ autographs are free with an admission ticket, while others require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation.  All autograph tickets will be sold online and at the Busch Stadium Box Office beginning Monday, December 11 at 12:00 p.m. CT through Thursday, January 11 at 12:00 p.m. CT.  Any remaining autograph tickets will be sold at the event.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/WWU in December for details, including player autograph dates, times and, if required, additional donation amounts.  Any remaining autograph tickets not sold online will be available at the Winter Warm-Up.

For complete event details, schedule and frequently asked questions, visit cardinals.com/WWU.  #CardsWarmUp

 

About Cardinals Care

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 marked the 14th 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.  #CardsCare

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AUSTIN GOMBER, DERIAN GONZALEZ, OSCAR MERCADO & TYLER O’NEILL ADDED TO M.L. ROSTER

          ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have purchased the contracts of left-hander pitcher Austin Gomber, right-handed pitcher Derian Gonzalez and outfielders Oscar Mercado and Tyler O’Neill. All four players have been added to the team’s 40-man Major League roster which currently stands at 39.

Gomber, who turns 24 later this week, was the Cardinals 4th round (135th player overall) draft selection in 2014 out of Florida Atlantic University and was named the Cardinals Minor League co-Pitcher of the Year in 2015 when he led the Midwest League (A) with 15 wins while pitching for Peoria. The 6-5, 228-pound lefty paced the Springfield Cardinals (AA) in wins (10), ERA (3.34), strikeouts (140), innings pitched (143.0) and games started (26) this past season.   He finished 2nd among Texas League leaders in strikeouts, was 3rd in ERA and T5th in wins.

Gonzalez, 22 and a native of Santa Barbara del Zulia, Venezuela, was signed by the Cardinals as an international free-agent in September of 2012.   The 6-3, 190-pound Gonzalez completed his 3rd season in the States this year, and went 4-7 with a 4.33 ERA in 18 games (15 starts) for the Palm Beach Cardinals (A) who were co-champions of the Florida State League.  Gonzalez has allowed only seven home runs in 330.1 career innings pitched, five of those coming during this past season with Palm Beach.

Mercado, 22, was drafted by the Cardinals in the 2nd round (57th player overall) in 2013 out of Tampa’s Gaither High School as a shortstop and he was converted to a full-time outfielder this past season, putting together an All-Star season as the centerfielder for the Springfield Cardinals (AA).  The 6-2, 190-pound Mercado batted .287 with 13 home runs, and 46 RBI in 120 games for Springfield this season with a team-high 137 hits, 76 runs scored, four triples and a Texas League-best 38 stolen bases.  Mercado, who has 159 career stolen bases in the minors, also led the Appalachian League in steals (26) in 2014 and the Midwest League with 50 in 2015.  The right-handed hitting Mercado just completed a 22-game stint with Surprise in the prospect-rich Arizona Fall League, batting .264 with six steals in six attempts.

O’Neill, 22, was acquired by the Cardinals in a July trade from Seattle in exchange for pitcher Marco Gonzales and hit .246 with 31 HR’s and 95 RBI in 130 combined games between triple-A Tacoma and Memphis, helping the Redbirds to the Pacific Coast League title.  The 5-11, 210-pound O’Neill, a native of British Columbia, Canada, has cracked 101 homers in 455 games in the minors, including 32 with Bakersfield of the class-A California League in 2015 and 24 for Jackson of the double-A Southern League in 2016.  The right-handed hitting O’Neill, who owns a career .508 slugging pct., ranked 4th among PCL leaders in both home runs & RBI in 2017 and ranked 5th in total bases (247).

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Fans Asked To Donate New, Unwrapped Toys or Gift Cards Outside Busch Stadium on December 6

ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals Front Office and Cardinals Care are teaming up with the American Red Cross, KMOV, Rawlings Sporting Goods, Fontbonne University, Companion Bakery, The Cup and the St. Louis Blues to provide holiday gifts to area youth in need and children of military families at Scott Air Force Base.  Special thanks go out to Papa John’s Pizza and the new “Magic of Lights” display at Gateway Motorsports Park for their support of this year’s holiday gift drive as well.

In the sixth year of the annual holiday event, the club is asking fans to support a gift drive for local children of all ages on Wednesday, December 6, by dropping off new, unwrapped toys or gift cards at the Gate 4 entrance to Busch Stadium along Clark Street.  Fredbird and volunteers from each partnering organization will be outside Gate 4 to collect gifts from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Fans who make a donation will receive a token of appreciation from the Cardinals and a complimentary hot chocolate from Delaware North Sportservice.

Last year alone, the organization collected, wrapped and distributed over 2,000 toys for kids in the St. Louis area.  Additionally, fans have dropped off over 6,000 toys and gift cards at Busch Stadium since the event’s inception.

“The outpour of donations during our annual gift drive over the past few years has been tremendous,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care.  “Not only do the gifts bring joy to a child’s holiday season, but it shows the children that the entire St. Louis community cares about them.”

A portion of the toys and gift cards will be given out by Fredbird during Breakfast with Santa at Scott Air Force Base, hosted by the American Red Cross, on December 9.  The remaining gifts will be distributed to select Cardinals Care partner agencies throughout the holiday season.

Fans can learn more about the gift drive at cardinals.com/giftdrive.  #Gifts4Kids

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“Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific” Opens November 17; Runs Through 2018 Season

ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 16, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will open its new special exhibit entitled “Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific” on Friday, November 17.  The exhibit, which replaces last year’s special exhibition “Women in Baseball: How They Made History”, examines how the Cardinals and MLB’s baseball goodwill tours across the Pacific have helped pave the way for players to join leagues in the United States and Japan.

“The artifacts we have gathered for this special exhibit are some of the most unique items from our collection, and also include important pieces and images on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and other collectors around the world,” said Paula Homan, Cardinals Museum Curator.  “It really enables us to tell the story of how baseball has spread from the United States to Japan to the point where the game is celebrated throughout many Asian nations, just as it is here.”

“Goodwill through Baseball” features over 80 artifacts relating to the history of Major League Baseball on tour in Japan, including John McGraw’s 1913-14 World Tour of Baseball uniform; a 1934 All-American Tour program featuring Babe Ruth on the cover; and a baseball cap and sweater worn by 1934 All-American Tour participant Moe Berg, who later became a spy for the U.S. during World Word II.

Additionally, the exhibit highlights artifacts from the Museum’s collection related to the Cardinals 1958 tour with Stan Musial and the club’s 1968 tour featuring Bob Gibson and Lou Brock, including lapel pins, official itineraries and programs, along with Manager Red Schoendienst’s specially presented happi coat.  In recognition of the club’s first Japanese and Korean players, So Taguchi and Seung Hwan Oh’s international and Cardinals jerseys are also on display.

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the offseason.  The special exhibit will be open to the public through the conclusion of the 2018 baseball season and is included with admission to the museum.  To purchase Cardinals Museum tickets or learn more about museum membership, visit cardinals.com/museum.

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Weekly Wednesday programming starts tomorrow with Cardinals Warmup

 Cardinals Rewind looks back at best games of 2017; premieres Nov. 22

FOX Sports Midwest will produce an expanded lineup of St. Louis Cardinals programming this offseason, starting tomorrow with the debut of Cardinals Warmup, a 30-minute show featuring discussion of the latest Hot Stove news around the Cardinals and Major League Baseball. Cardinals programming will air every Wednesday on FOX Sports Midwest from November through early February.

Scott Warmann, Al Hrabosky and Rick Horton host the first episode of Cardinals Warmup tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 15) at 5:30 and 9 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest. The show also includes Jim Hayes’ recent interview with Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak.

Cardinals Rewind, a one-hour look at the most memorable games of the 2017 season, premieres Wednesday, Nov. 22. The first episode takes fans through the Cardinals’ Sept. 4 win vs. the San Diego Padres, Carlos Martinez’ second complete game shutout of the season. Dan McLaughlin, Jim Edmonds and Brad Thompson take fans through the key moments and break down the game.

FOX Sports Midwest is also scheduled to produce its annual special on the Baseball Winter Meetings and its Christmas Day marathon of the best games of the year. Coverage of spring training games starts in late February.

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MEJIA & ROSARIO OUTRIGHTED, ROSENTHAL GIVEN UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE;

TEAM TENDERS QUALIFYING OFFER TO FREE-AGENT PITCHER LANCE LYNN

           ST. LOUIS, MO, November 6, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that the team has outrighted infielder Alex Mejia and catcher Alberto Rosario off the team’s 40-man Major League roster and gave right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal his unconditional release.   Mejia will be assigned to the triple-A Memphis roster and Rosario is now eligible to become a minor league free-agent.

The Cardinals also announced today that they have tendered a qualifying offer to free-agent pitcher Lance Lynn.

Following today’s moves, the Cardinals Major League roster currently stands at 35 players.

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CARDINALS 21ST SEASON AT ROGER DEAN STADIUM INCLUDES 14 HOME DATES;

SEASON TICKET & GROUP PLANS AVAILABLE NOW & INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE JAN. 13

               ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 2, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2018 Spring Training schedule today.  The team’s 30-game Grapefruit League slate is set to begin on Friday, February 23 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., as the visiting team against their complex co-tenants, the Miami Marlins, and will conclude on Sunday, March 25.

The Cardinals 2018 Grapefruit League schedule features 14 home dates and 16 road games, including four games as the “visiting” team against the Marlins (Feb. 23, March 6, 13 & 21), giving them 18 total games at Roger Dean Stadium.  The Cardinals and Marlins will play a total of seven games next spring.

The Cardinals will host eight different opponents during Grapefruit League contests and will play seven games against 2017 postseason teams with six of those games taking place during their first six home dates.

Spring Training full season tickets, 6+ mini-plans and group tickets are on sale now by calling 561-630-1828.   Full season ticket plans start at $336 and 6+ mini-plans at $84.

Individual spring training tickets for games in Jupiter will go on sale Saturday, January 13, at 10 a.m. EST, excluding tickets for the March 2 game vs. Boston that will not go on sale until Saturday, January 27 at 10 a.m. EST.  Fans may purchase Cardinals spring training tickets in person at the Roger Dean Stadium’s Box Office beginning at that time or via the internet at www.cardinals.com or www.rogerdeanstadium.com.

Cardinals’ individual spring training tickets are sold in Reserved Box and Bleachers with designated games listed as Premium, Standard and Value.   Reserved Box tickets are $43 for Premium games, $36 for Standard games and $30 for Value games.  Bleachers are $25 for Premium, $20 for Standard and $15 for Value.

Premium Home Games for the Cardinals include the Boston Red Sox (March 2), Washington Nationals (March 18), New York Mets (March 20 & 24) and Atlanta Braves (March 22).

This coming spring marks the 21st year that the Cardinals will train at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.  Cardinals’ pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Jupiter on February 13 and conduct their first workout on February 14.  The remainder of the Cardinals players are scheduled to report on February 18 with their first workout set for February 19.

The Cardinals will break camp on Sunday, March 25, following a road game against the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, before heading north to Montréal to play two exhibition games versus the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium on March 26 & 27.  The Cardinals will open their regular season schedule on Thursday, March 29 vs. the Mets at New York’s Citi Field.

 

2018 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

Day                               Date                             Opponent                                     Location                            Time

Friday                          February 23              Miami Marlins                              Jupiter**                      1:05 p.m.

Saturday                     February 24              New York Mets                            Port St. Lucie                       TBD

Sunday                       February 25            Houston Astros                        Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Monday                       February 26              Minnesota Twins                        Fort Myers                            TBD

Tuesday                      February 27              Boston Red Sox (ss)                   Fort Myers                            TBD

Wednesday                February 28              Baltimore Orioles                       Sarasota                                 TBD

Thursday                  March 1                     Minnesota Twins                    Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Friday                         March 2                     Boston Red Sox                        Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Saturday                     March 3                       Atlanta Braves                              Lake Buena Vista               TBD

Sunday                       March 4                     Houston Astros                        Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Monday                     March 5                     Washington Nationals         Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Tuesday                      March 6                       Miami Marlins                              Jupiter**                      1:05 p.m.

Wednesday             March 7                     Washington Nationals         Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Thursday                  March 8                     Miami Marlins                          Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Friday                          March 9                       Houston Astros                            West Palm Beach              TBD

Saturday                   March 10                  Miami Marlins                          Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Sunday                         March 11                    Washington Nationals              West Palm Beach              TBD

Monday                       March 12                    OPEN DATE

Tuesday                      March 13                    Miami Marlins                              Jupiter**                      1:05 p.m.

Wednesday                March 14                    Houston Astros                            West Palm Beach              TBD

Thursday                  March 15                  Baltimore Orioles                  Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Friday                         March 16                  Miami Marlins                          Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Washington Nationals              West Palm Beach              TBD

Saturday                     March 17                    Atlanta Braves (ss)                     Lake Buena Vista               TBD

Sunday                       March 18                  Washington Nationals         Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Monday                       March 19                    OPEN DATE

Tuesday                    March 20                  New York Mets                         Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Wednesday                March 21                    Miami Marlins                              Jupiter**                      1:05 p.m.

Thursday                  March 22                  Atlanta Braves                          Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Friday                          March 23                    New York Mets                            Port St. Lucie                       TBD

Saturday                   March 24                  New York Mets                         Jupiter                      1:05 p.m.

Sunday                         March 25                    Washington Nationals              West Palm Beach              TBD

Monday                       March 26                    Toronto Blue Jays                       Montréal, Quebec    7:07 p.m.

Tuesday                      March 27                    Toronto Blue Jays                       Montréal, Quebec    7:07 p.m.

 

All times are local (Eastern Time Zone) and subject to change

**Cardinals are road team at Roger Dean Stadium

(ss) designates split squad contest

 

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FORMER CARDINAL BRYAN EVERSGERD PROMOTED TO BULLPEN COACH

              ST. LOUIS,MO, October 26, 2017– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the hiring of Mike Maddux as the team’s Pitching Coach and promotion of triple-A Memphis Pitching Coach Bryan Eversgerd to the Cardinals Bullpen Coach for the 2018 season.  Today’s announcement rounds out the team’s Major League coaching staff for 2018.

“We are very excited to welcome Mike to the Cardinals organization,” stated Cardinals’ President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak.  “We also look forward to giving Bryan Eversgerd a well-deserved opportunity on our Major League staff.”

Maddux, 56, has served as pitching coach with the Texas Rangers (2009-15) and Washington Nationals (2016-17), and was part of six postseason teams – four with the Rangers (2010-11, 12, 15) and two with the Nationals (2016-17).  All-Star Max Scherzer earned his 2016 National League Cy Young Award as a member of the Nationals pitching staff under Maddux.

The 2016 Nationals squad set a franchise record with 1,476 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .234 batting average, also the best in club history. In 2017, the Nationals ranked 6th among Major League Baseball pitching staffs in ERA (3.88) while ranking 7th in strikeouts (1,457).  As pitching coach with the Rangers, the team posted four of its top seven win totals, their top four strikeout totals in franchise history from 2010-13 and dropped their ERA from 5.37 to 4.38 in his first season with the club.  In 2013, the Rangers bullpen posted their lowest ERA in club history at 2.89.

Maddux, the brother of pitching great Greg Maddux, enjoyed a 15-year Major League career, going 39-37 with a 4.05 ERA in 472 games (48 starts) with Philadelphia (1986-89), Los Angeles (1990, 1999), San Diego (1991-92), New York Mets (1993-94), Pittsburgh (1995), Boston (1995-96), Seattle (1997), Montreal (1998-99) and Houston (2000).

Eversgerd, 48, has served as pitching coach in the Cardinals organization for 15 seasons, including the last five with the Cardinals’ Memphis affiliate (2013-17).  The Hoffman, Ill., native, was voted the recipient of the highly-distinguished George Kissell Award in 2012 – an award that honors excellence in player development.  His teams won league championships with Memphis (2017) and double-A Springfield (2012).  Eversgerd, who pitched parts of four major league seasons, made two stints with St. Louis that included his Major League debut in 1994.

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JOSE OQUENDO, WILLIE McGEE & MIKE SHILDT NAMED TO NEW ROLES

          ST. LOUIS,MO, October 23, 2017– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the following new roles on their Major League Coaching Staff for 2018:

Special Assistant to the General Manager Jose Oquendo has been named Third Base Coach;

Special Assistant to the General Manager Willie McGee has been named to the Major League Coaching Staff and

Third Base Coach Mike Shildt has been named Bench Coach.

The team also announced that Ron “Pop” Warner, who was named Assistant Field Coordinator last spring, will begin serving his promotion in that role after being asked to assist the Major League coaching staff for much of the 2017 season following some in-season changes.

“We feel that by bringing the experience, past successes and baseball savvy that these three gentlemen possess to our Major League coaching staff will be a strong benefit to our ball club,” stated Cardinals’ President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak.  “Whether it’s coaching, teaching, game analysis, game planning, etc., etc. – these three men bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.”

Oquendo, 54, who due to health reasons, had stepped aside as the team’s Third Base Coach just prior to the 2016 season, returns to the Major League staff after serving as Special Assistant to the General Manager in 2017.  Oquendo has spent 16 seasons as the Cardinals Third Base Coach (2000-15) and was the team’s Major League Bench Coach in 1999 after spending the 1997 and 1998 seasons working in the farm system for St. Louis.  The “Secret Weapon” enjoyed a 17-year professional playing career, including stints in the majors with the New York Mets (1983-84) and St. Louis Cardinals (1986-1995).   Oquendo was voted in 2005 as the top Utility Man on the All-Busch Stadium II team.

A native of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Oquendo served as manager for Puerto Rico in both the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics and for the World Team in the 2009 MLB Futures Game.

McGee, 58, joins the Major League coaching staff for the first time, having spent the 2013-17 seasons serving as a Special Assistant to the General Manager.  A member of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, McGee enjoyed a banner career that included National League MVP honors in 1985, two league batting titles (1985 & 1990), four All-Star Game selections (1983, 1985, 1987 & 1988) and three Rawlings Gold Glove awards (1983, 1985 & 1986).

After breaking onto the scene in a big way during the Cardinals World Series win in 1982,  the switch-hitting McGee went on to spend 18 years in the majors with the Cardinals (1982-90 & 1996-99), Oakland A’s (1990), San Francisco Giants (1991-94) and Boston Red Sox (1995), accumulating 2,254 hits, 352 stolen bases and a .295 career batting mark.

Shildt, 48, has been a member of the Cardinals organization since 2004 and he spent this past season serving as Quality Control Coach and also Third Base Coach with the Major League team.   Shildt, who managed for eight seasons in the Cardinals farm system at Memphis (2015-16), Springfield (2012-14) and Johnson City (2009-2011), was voted the recipient of the highly-distinguished George Kissell Award in 2010 – an award that honors excellence in player development.

In addition, the Cardinals are still working to fill coaching vacancies on their Major League staff for both Pitching Coach and Bullpen Coach.

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‘Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO’ will become the second hotel to carry the

‘Live! by Loews’ name

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 4, 2017) –Loews Hotels & Co,a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), announced today plans to build its first ever St. Louis hotel, which will be part of Ballpark Village’s $260 million expansion project.  Ballpark Village, developed by the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies, is a mixed-use dining and entertainment district adjacent to Busch Stadium.  The hotel will debut as Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO, a partnership between Loews Hotels & Co., The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Live! by Loews hotel concept was developed jointly by two of the most prominent and respected names in hospitality and entertainment: Loews Hotels & Co and The Cordish Companies.  Loews Hotels & Co has been a leader in the hotel industry for more than sixty years, offering distinctive experiences to its guests, for business, group, leisure and family travelers. The Cordish Companies’ Live! brand has set a new national standard in dining, hospitality and entertainment destinations, welcoming over 50 million visitors annually to its entertainment districts.

“Expanding the Live! by Loews name in St. Louis, with partners like The Cordish Companies,  the DeWitt  family and the St. Louis Cardinals, allows Loews the opportunity to add a unique and immersive hotel into our portfolio,” said Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co.  “Cardinals fans are some of the most loyal and best in Major League Baseball, and we look forward to having a hotel in the epicenter of the already successful Ballpark Village.”

The $65 million hotel will bring an upscale hospitality experience to downtown St. Louis. Located directly across from Busch Stadium at the intersection of Clark and 8th Streets, Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will be a celebration of the rich history of St. Louis, a spectacular destination for sports fans, families, and visitors, as well as a premier location for meetings and special events.  The 8-story hotel tower is part of a dynamic plan to complete a full build-out of Clark Street, transforming it into one of the most unique city streets in all of professional sports.

“We are thrilled to partner with Loews Hotels & Co. on their first St. Louis hotel,” stated Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will be an incredible anchor for Ballpark Village and a tremendous step forward in fulfilling our vision of creating a world-class mixed-use destination next to Busch Stadium.”

Designed by internationally-acclaimed HKS Architects Hospitality Studio, the exterior architecture and interior design will be influenced by local St. Louis character, including inspiration used for Busch Stadium. Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will feature:

  • 216 luxury guestrooms, including 19 suites
  • 17,000 square feet of meeting and special event space that boasts incredible views of Busch Stadium, downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch. Located on the hotel’s second level, these spaces include:
    • A Grand Ballroom that flows out to an outdoor amenity deck
    • An Executive Board Room
    • Several break out meeting rooms
    • An expansive, exclusive outdoor event terrace
  • Great Room Lounge and Outdoor Terrace: A sophisticated central gathering place that offers both indoor and outdoor guest experiences. Located on the first level, the Great Room lounge area and outdoor terrace will provide guests the opportunity to enjoy premier food and beverage offerings, private dining options, and an impressive digital AV experience that showcases sports, entertainment and art.
  • Fitness facility,  lobby and porte-cochere entrance with 24-hour valet services

“Loews Hotels & Co is one of the most respected names in hospitality,” stated Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. “We are extremely excited to welcome Loews to Ballpark Village and are thrilled to be growing Live! by Loews to another iconic sports anchored destination.”

Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will become the second hotel to carry the Live! by Loews name. The first announced location, Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX, will open in the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX will anchor the $250 million world-class Texas Live! dining, entertainment and hospitality destination being developed in partnership between The Cordish Companies, the Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington.

Over the past three years, Loews Hotels & Co has expanded its Midwest presence, with the additions of Loews Chicago, Loews Chicago O’Hare and Loews Minneapolis. Earlier this year Loews announced the 800-room, Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel, which will open in early 2020.

“We’re excited to welcome Loews Hotels & Co to St. Louis,” stated Mayor Lyda Krewson, City of St. Louis, MO. “Whether you’re taking in a Cardinals game, here on business, or touring the city, we’re confident the hospitality at Live! by Loews will provide visitors a great stay and be a wonderful addition to Ballpark Village.”

The 550,000 square foot second phase of Ballpark Village being developed in partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies will feature a 29-story luxury high-rise apartment tower, the first Class-A office building built in downtown St. Louis in nearly thirty years, an upscale, full-service Live! by Loews convention hotel, as well as additional retail and entertainment. Just as the first phase of Ballpark Village created more than 1,000 construction jobs and 1,700 permanent new jobs when it opened, the second phase of Ballpark Village stands to create 1,500 construction jobs and more than 1,000 permanent new jobs. Plans call for construction to get underway by the end of this year.

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About Loews Hotels & Co.

Established 1960

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Co is a hospitality company rooted in deep heritage in the hotel industry and excellence in service. The hospitality group encompasses branded independent Loews Hotels, and a solid mix of partner-brand hotels. Loews Hotels & Co. owns and/or operates 24 hotels and resorts across the U.S. and Canada, including Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto’s newest luxury hotel and the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, the fifth hotel in partnership with Comcast NBC Universal. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews Hotels portfolio features properties grounded in family heritage and dedicated delivering unscripted guest moments all with a handcrafted approach. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.

About The St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most storied franchises in all of baseball.  Since joining the National League in 1892, the Cardinals have won more than 9,800 games, finished in first place 25 times winning 3 National League Eastern Division Titles, 10 National League Central Division Titles, 19 National League Pennants and 11 World Series Championships.  There are 48 former Cardinals players, managers and executives enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  #STLCards

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter (@cordishco).

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Theme Tickets for St. Louis Blues Night at Busch Available at cardinals.com/blues

ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 28, 2017 – St. Louis Blues All-Star forward Vladimir Tarasenko will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers take the field on Friday night at 7:15 p.m.

Friday’s game marks the third consecutive season the Cardinals will team up with the Blues to help kick off hockey season with St. Louis Blues Night at Busch Stadium.  Cardinals players will be wearing Blues-themed jerseys during batting practice and Blues players will be recognized on the field prior to the start of the game.

Former Blues Jeff Brown, Garry Unger and Cam Janssen will sign autographs for fans beginning at 5:45 p.m. in Riverview Corner on the fourth level of Busch Stadium.  The first 300 fans in line will receive tickets to guarantee an autograph.  Fans can also enjoy a pregame concert from the Charles Glenn Group in Riverview Corner from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Other Blues players scheduled to attend Friday’s game include Ivan Barbashev, Robert Bortuzzo, Kyle Brodziak, Joel Edmundson, Carl Gunnarsson, Carter Hutton, Brayden Schenn, Jaden Schwartz and Paul Stastny.

30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home an adult replica Blues batting practice jersey courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest.  Fans who purchase the special Blues Night Theme Ticket will also receive an exclusive Cardinals/Blues-themed stocking cap.  Blues Theme Night tickets are available at cardinals.com/blues while general tickets are available at cardinals.com/promotions. #CardsTheme #TeamSTL

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VETERAN MEMBER OF ORGANIZATION PROMOTED FROM INTERNATIONAL RANKS

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 27, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have named Moises Rodriguez as the team’s Assistant General Manager, earning a promotion from his duties as Director of International Operations.

Rodriguez, 44, has been a member of the Cardinals organization for the past 10 seasons, directing the team’s amateur scouting efforts overseas, and supervising the player development and facility operations at the Cardinals Dominican Republic Academy.

“We are excited to have Moises working with our entire baseball operations team,” stated Cardinals’ Vice President/General Manager Michael Girsch.  “Moises brings a vast amount of experience to the position, he is well respected within the game, and he will continue to lend great vision and passion to the Cardinals organization in his new role.”

Rodriguez, who was born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, before moving to New York City, has been working in Major League Baseball since 1998 when he joined the Commissioner’s Office staff.   During his tenure (1998-2007) with Baseball’s Central Office, Moises held positions in Major & Minor League Operations, International Baseball Operations and Media Relations.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Rodriguez has been instrumental in helping the Cardinals identify and develop numerous international prospects such as Carlos Martinez, Alex Reyes, Magneuris Sierra and the late Oscar Taveras.  Moises has also supervised the Cardinals newly-built Boca Chica, Dominican Republic academy that opened in 2015.

Rodriguez moves into the Assistant G.M. position that opened in late June when Michael Girsch was promoted to Vice President/General Manager and John Mozeliak was named the team’s first-ever President of Baseball Operations.  The team has not yet named a replacement as the Director of International Operations, but has plans to do so early this off-season.

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