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Green Week & Grateful Dead Tribute Night Highlight Second Homestand of 2018

ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 19, 2018– After a winning road trip in Cincinnati and Chicago, the Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for their second homestand of the season.  The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds (April 20-22) and concludes with three games versus the New York Mets (April 24-26).  The homestand is highlighted by six promotional giveaways, including a Dexter Fowler bobblehead and a Kids Yadier Molina “Player’s Weekend” jersey, and five theme nights.

Friday, April 20, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Pullover Jersey Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will go home with a one-of-a-kind Navy Mesh Pullover Jersey, courtesy of AT&T. #CardsPromo
  • Grateful Dead Tribute Night: Dead Freaks Unite! Fans that purchase this special Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Grateful Dead-themed Cardinals t-shirt.  Come early and enjoy a pregame concert in Budweiser Terrace by St. Louis’ favorite Dead tribute band, Jake’s Leg, starting at 5:45.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/gratefuldead. #CardsTheme
  • Green Week – Volunteer RecognitionThe Cardinals will honor a longtime Green Team volunteer, Nancy Holzer, during a pregame ceremony.  All season long, the St. Louis Cardinals Knight FM Green Team walks down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings and collect recyclables from fans while promoting recycling at Busch Stadium.  In exchange for their services, they are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/green. #4AGreenerGame
  • Cardinals en EspañolTonight’s game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina.  The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
  • Artifact Spotlight: Before every Friday home game, the Cardinals Museum highlights artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum.  Today’s featured item relates to the 2017 MLB Little League Classic.  To purchase museum tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum. #CardsMuseum
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visitcardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located by Gate 1, Gate 3, and inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. #CardsCare

Saturday, April 21, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Fowler Bobblehead Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will receive their very own Dexter Fowler bobblehead, courtesy of AAA Insurance. #CardsPromo
  • Green Week – Recycling RecognitionRepresentatives from Waste Management, the Cardinals recycling and collection partner, will be recognized during a pregame ceremony for teaming up with the club to encourage sustainability and recycling consumable materials.  Currently, there are over 550 recycling containers throughout Busch Stadium and, on average, nine tons of trash is recycled at Busch Stadium each game.  Waste Management will share recycling tips and educate fans about reducing waste.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/green. #4AGreenerGame
  • Cardinals en EspañolTonight’s game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina.  The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals third baseman Scott Cooper will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.
  • Subiaco Jazz: Members of the Subiaco Academy (Arkansas) Jazz Ensemble will perform in Ford Plaza from 12:00-12:45 p.m.  The group regularly participants in invite-only festivals and special events across the mid-south.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visitcardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.
  • Amateur Game: After today’s game, Palmyra High School will square off against DeSmet High School.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Molina Kids “Players Weekend” Jersey Giveaway:  All kids entering with a ticket, ages 15 and younger, will receive a Yadier Molina Jersey, just like the one he wore during Players Weekend in 2017.  Presented by Powerade and Shop ‘n Save.  Size exchanges can be made at the theme kiosk at Budweiser Terrace until 2:45 p.m. #CardsPromo
  • Kids Ticket Voucher Giveaway: All kids entering with a tickets, ages 15 and younger, will receive a free ticket voucher valid for select Cardinals regular season home games in 2018, courtesy of Ritz. #CardsPromo
  • Tote Bag Giveaway: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a reusable tote bag courtesy of MLB Network. #CardsPromo
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream SundayStarting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star frozen treats (while supplies last).
  • Prairie Farms Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, fans ages 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting).  Presented by Prairie Farms.
  • Green Week – Food Recovery RecognitionJim Gulliford, Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and present the Cardinals and the team’s concessionaire, Delaware NorthSportservice, with a certificate of recognition for their efforts to reduce food waste as part of the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge Program.  Since 2010, the Cardinals and Delaware North Companies have diverted over 43 tons of unused food from Busch concessions stands to Operation Food Search, which reduces the amount of waste going to landfills.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/green. #4AGreenerGame
  • Green Week – Shoe CollectionThe Cardinals, in partnership with Shoe Crew, will collect shoes inside Busch Stadium gates before the game.  Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together and drop them in the designated shoe collection bins.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/green. #4AGreenerGame
  • Cardinals en EspañolTonight’s game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina.  The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visitcardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.
  • Amateur Game: After today’s game, Clinton High School will square off against Tuscola High School.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • T-Shirt of the Month Giveaway: 20,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a unique Cardinals t-shirt depicting former Cardinals outfielders Ray Lankford, Brian Jordan and Ron Gant.  The t-shirt was designed by former Cardinals starting pitcher Bob Tewksbury and selected as the winning design by the fans. #CardsPromo
  • Award Ceremony: Before the start of tonight’s game, Marcell Ozuna will be presented with his first career Rawlings Gold Glove Award in recognition of being selected as the National League’s best defensive left fielder in 2017 as determined by a vote of NL managers and coaches.
  • Andy Van Slyke Budweiser Bash Theme Event: Fans who purchase a special Bud Bash Theme Ticket will receive a limited-edition Andy Van Slyke mini-bobblehead as we celebrate Cardinal fan favorites.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Andy.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/budbash. #BudBash
  • Scouts Theme Night #1: All Girl/Boy Scouts and their families are invited to Scout Night at the ballpark.  This is the first of three Scout Nights for the 2018 season.  Scouts and their guests can enjoy $14 tickets, and each scout theme ticket will include a special Girl/Boy Scout patch.  Scout and troop leaders are also invited to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme. #CardsTheme
  • Live from the UMB Champions Club: FOX Sports Midwest will conduct its television broadcast from Busch Stadium’s premier all-inclusive ticketed area, the UMB Champions Club.
  • Fowler’s Friends: Dexter Fowler will host a group from Gene Slay’s Girls & Boy’s Club of St. Louis for tonight’s game as part of his Fowler’s Friends player ticket program.
  • Battle at Busch: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals welcome back the Battle at Busch concert series.  Tonight’s battle features Guerrilla Theory, Joe Miller and K.G. Roberts Band.  Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event.  Performances begin at 5:35 p.m. in Budweiser Terrace.  Tickets are available for $5 to each Battle at Busch game at cardinals.com/battleatbusch.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located by Gate 1, Gate 3, and inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. #CardsCare

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • PGA Championship Theme Night: The Cardinals are hosting PGA Championship Night in honor of St. Louis hosting the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive County Club in August.  With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive a Cardinals cap with the 100th PGA Championship logo.  The legendary Wanamaker Trophy will be on hand for photos and a portion of each ticket purchased will be donated to PGA REACH.  To purchase tickets, visitcardinals.com/PGA. #CardsTheme
  • Boots at Busch: 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals welcome back Boots at Busch—a series of home games featuring live country music in a “battle of the bands” format.  Tonight’s battle features Jessica Tipton and the Johnathan Braddy Band.  Performances begin at 6:00 p.m. in Budweiser Terrace.  Tickets are available for $5 to each Battle at Busch game at cardinals.com/bootsatbusch.
  • Bowmaniacs: Matt Bowman will host a group from Annie’s Hope for tonight’s game as part of his Bowmaniacs player ticket program.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1 and Gate 3 through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (12:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 10:45 a.m.

  • Weather Day Theme Event: Join us for Weather Day at Busch Stadium hosted by KSDK’s Chief Meteorologist Craig Moeller and the entire 5 On Your Side Weather Team for a pregame program to educate students about the weather and its effects on the environment.  The all-new, interactive program features eye-popping experiments from the Saint Louis Science Center, an educational expo, lunch and tickets to the game all for just $15.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/weather. #CardsTheme
  • Great Clips Charity Haircuts: During the game, fans can root for the Redbirds and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza.  For a $10 donation, Great Clips will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1 and Gate 3 through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.
  • Amateur Game: After today’s game, Greenville High School will square off against Egyptian High School.

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#CompleteGamer – Celebrating Bob Gibson in 2018

On April 15th, 59 years to the date of his first Major League start, the Cardinals formally launched the #CompleteGamer fan engagement campaign to honor Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson, who played his entire 17-year career with the Cardinals and ended his career with more complete games (255) than his franchise leading number of wins (251).

To reach a new generation of fans, the team has released a #CompleteGamer song and music video that serves as a theme song for the campaign and seeks to convey Gibson’s extraordinary life story in a musical style reminiscent of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton by using hip-hop accompanied by powerful music performed by an orchestra.

As part of the campaign, fans are asked to share examples of people that they know who are a #CompleteGamer in their own respective field or vocation.  Each week, the team will highlight at least one fan #CompleteGamer and they will receive a special Gibson autographed item from the team.  Fans can nominate someone through an online submission form at cardinals.com/Gibson.

Cardinals Fan Music Contest

The club has launched the first-ever Cardinals Fan Music Contest as a way for fans to share their creativity and musical talent, along with their passion for Cardinals baseball.  Fans are asked to write, perform and share an original Cardinals-inspired song/anthem and share the performance via a video or audio file.  One lucky performance will be crowned the winner and receive a trip to Nashville to have their song professionally recorded and mastered at the Shoe Box Studios.  The Cardinals will also produce a professional music video and share the artist’s work with all of Cardinals Nation!  Details can be found at cardinals.com/MusicContest.

#BigMacFlashback

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Home Run Race that ultimately concluded with Mark McGwire establishing a new MLB single-season home run record.  All season long, we will share content on our social media channels that helps fans relive the 1998 Home Run Race; including videos of all 70 of Big Mac’s home runs, real-time updates on the home run count of McGwire, Sosa and Griffey Jr. and fan images that convey the excitement of that amazing season.

As part of the lookback, the team will be asking fans to share their photos, memorabilia, stories and experiences from the historic 1998 season as the fan perspective is an important part of this historic time in baseball.  Fans can share their favorite #BigMacFlashback memories with us using our online submission form at cardinals.com/McGwire.

Busch Stadium Food & Beverages

The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium.

New concession items for 2018 include:

  • Coca-Cola Cantina Street Tacos: Three tacos with Coca-Cola marinated house smoked pork, Coca-Cola infused BBQ sauce, fresh pico de gallo, toasted onions, lime wedge.  Served at: Coke Cantina at Gate 1 for $9.
  • Grilled Chicken Bats: Smoked chicken legs with choice of BBQ, Buffalo or Hot Honey sauces.  Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $7.
  • Sausage Bites: Bacon Onion Cheddar, Whiskey Peppercorn, or Mango Habanero sausage topped with spicy aioli.  Served at Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $8.75.
  • Jumbo Shrimp Skewer: Four Jumbo Shrimp, grilled to order, marinated with minced garlic and fresh lime.  Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $12.
  • Grand Slam Mixed Grill: Sampling of Grilled Chicken Bats, Sausage Bites and Jumbo Shrimp Skewer. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $25.

Updated Prohibited Items Policy

Fans may now bring empty cups, empty mugs, empty plastic bottles and ice packs into Busch Stadium.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/security for the complete inspection policy & prohibited items list.

Busch Stadium Re-Entry

Exit stamps will be available for guests who need to exit the stadium but plan to return.  The stamps will be located at Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium) and Gate 4 (northwest corner of stadium).

Smoking Gate Relocation

Busch Stadium has moved the Smoking Gate to outside of Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium).  This new space includes a covered area for guest and free access in/out of the area.

Fan Information Guide

The Busch Stadium Fan Information Guide can be viewed at cardinals.com/info.

Budweiser Ballpark Pass

Following a successful launch in 2017, the popular ticket subscription service returns for 2018.  Fans can attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month for a monthly fee of $29.99.  Subscribers will have a Standing Room Only ticket to each regular season game (except Opening Day) digitally delivered to their smartphone via the MLB.com Ballpark app.  The subscription will automatically renew each month and subscribers can cancel at any time.  To purchase the Budweiser Cardinals Ballpark Pass or for more information, visit cardinals.com/pass.

One Cardinal Way

The Cardinals and the Cordish Companies have opened a leasing center for One Cardinal Way, the 297-unit luxury apartment building being constructed at the northwest corner of Broadway and Clark Street, complete with a model unit.  The leasing center, located at 601 Clark Street inside Ballpark Village, provides prospective residents an opportunity to view, touch and feel a fully built out kitchen, bath and living room.

Tours are now available TuesdayFriday between the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Saturday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment.  Fans can visit OneCardinalWay.com for more information.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2018.  Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits. #CardsMuseum

This year’s new special exhibit entitled “Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific” examines how the Cardinals MLB’s baseball goodwill tours across the Pacific have helped pave the way for players to join leagues in the United States and Japan.  Additionally, the official World Baseball Classic trophy will be on display as part of the exhibit through Memorial Day.  Photo opportunities will be available on Saturday home games in April and May.  The special exhibit is open to the public through the conclusion of the 2018 baseball season and is included with admission to the museum.

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights.  Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum.

Cardinals Magazine – New Edition on Sale Now

Always a man on a mission behind the plate, Yadier Molina was boots on the ground in his homeland of Puerto Rico this offseason as he repaired homes and delivered supplies and hope to many devastated by Hurricane Maria.  In the season-opening edition of Cardinals Magazine, Yadi and his wife, Wanda, share personal stories and photos in an exclusive story you won’t find anywhere else.

Our inside access also takes you behind the scenes with arguably the league’s top outfield trio of Marcell Ozuna, Tommy Pham and Dexter Fowler, and inside the home of pitcher Miles Mikolas—to visit with his wife, Lauren.  Plus, Adam Wainwright’s heartfelt letter to his younger self, the debut of Tommy Pham’s monthly column, our detailed look at the promising wave of young talent in the farm system, and so much more!  Start a print or digital subscription and receive two FREE tickets to a 2018 home game.  To order, visit cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000.

Official Team Media Guide

The Cardinals official team media guide has long been relied upon by journalists and broadcasters who cover the team.  Containing stats, photos and biographies of every player in the Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the official team Media Guide is the most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.  The 2018 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, the Cardinals Authentics Shop or online a tcardinals.com/mediaguide.

Official 2018 Team Scorecard

Adorned with beautiful retro cover art by acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right—the scorecard designer since 2003—this season’s scorecard also features a tutorial on how to keep score the “Cardinal Way,” a method practiced by club officials since the 1940s.  Purchase the scorecard individually—or with the latest edition of Cardinals Magazine for just $5—from Busch Stadium vendors inside the gates, team store locations and red merchandise carts. Scorecards are also available for purchase at cardinals.com/scorecard.

Cardinals Authentics

Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club.  Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.  On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the final pitch.

Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2018 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. #CardsAuthentics

Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith

Cardinals Insider is a Mid-America Emmy-nominated weekly news magazine television show hosted by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.  Now in its third season, the club-produced, half-hour show is available within 18 television markets in nine states.  It provides fans with behind-the-scenes, insider access to the Cardinals from team journalists.  Cardinals Insider gives fans an all-access pass to everything Cardinals baseball featuring exclusive interviews, news updates, profiles and more.  For more information and an updated programming schedule for the show, head to cardinals.com/insider.  #CardsInsider

Official Pre-Game Parties

Back again, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals before every game.  The ticketed pep-rally style party is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2018 season.  This exclusive Cardinals Nation pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch.  Only 200 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery.

Cardinals Nation Food Truck

Fans can follow the #CardsFoodTruck on Twitter (@CardsFoodTruck) for weekly truck location announcements.  To view the full menu, fans can visit cardinals.com/foodtruck.  Booking opportunities are available by calling 314.345.9880 or emailing foodtruck@cardinals.com.

Fredbird Fridays

Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first served basis.  To find out where Fredbird will be each week, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Visit cardinals.com/fredbirdfridays for more details. #FredbirdFriday

Cardinals Kids Club

The Cardinals Kids Club is the exclusive club for Redbird fans ages 13 and under.  The 2018 Kids Club membership package includes two tickets to a 2018 Cardinals game, access to the Member’s Only autograph party at Busch Stadium, first in-line access for Kids Run the Bases presented by Prairie Farms, a backpack, hat, lanyard, lapel pin and more.

Membership packages may be purchased at Busch Stadium at the Cardinals Kids Club kiosk located in Family Pavilion or online at cardinals.com/kidsclub.

Cardinals in the Community

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 $24 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.

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.  Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the premiere dining and entertainment destination in the region.  Located in the heart of St. Louis’ central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village provides guests with a wide range of entertainment, food and beverage, as well as a variety of events 365 days a year. Join us before and after every single home game for exciting entertainment, giveaways, games, and Todd Thomas!

No ticket, no problem!  Ballpark Village offers an unprecedented watch party experience with over 1,200 square feet of TVs with direct stadium feed, as well as Budweiser Brew House Deck Parties post-game every Friday with DJ Todd Thomas and Official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with premium giveaways.

Social Media

Twitter (@Cardinals)

Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals)

Instagram (Cardinals)

Snapchat (cardinals)

For more info, and a list of verified player Twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/social.  Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Hispanic Outreach

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced they will produce 39 Spanish language home radio broadcasts during the 2018 season as part of the club’s continuing effort to better reach the team’s rapidly growing Spanish-speaking fan base.

All of the Cardinals’ Spanish broadcast information, video and social initiatives can be found at cardinals.com/SomosSTL. Join the conversation using #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL.

Fan-Friendly Values

  • Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season.  Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the “Dynamic Deals of the Week” promotion.  Fans can view the Dynamic Deals at cardinals.com/dynamicdeal.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: At 9:00 a.m. on the day of each home game, the first 275 fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for just $11.20.  The voucher may be redeemed 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the game at Gate 1.  Visit cardinals.com/firstpitch for full details.
  • Nathan’s Famous Family Sundays: Enjoy Sunday games in select Pavilion and Terrace level seats at a special low price.  Each ticket purchased also includes a free Coca-Cola and a Hunter hot dog. Tickets start at just $10 each!  Visitcardinals.com/nathansfamous to purchase tickets or for more details.
  • Phillips 66 Discount Ticket Offer: Fill up with 8 gallons or more at participating Phillips 66 and receive a voucher for up to 50% off a pair of tickets to a Cardinals game.  Visit cardinals.com/phillips66 for details.
  • Cardinals/Six Flags Double Play Combo: Each Double Play Combo includes a ticket to a 2018 Cardinals game and one admission to Six Flags for just $55.  Visit cardinals.com/sixflags to purchase ticket or for more details.
  • Fans can see all of the 2018 Fan Values at cardinals.com/fanvalues.

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PITCHER JOHN BREBBIA OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS

ST. LOUIS, MO –April 19, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s game that they have recalled rookie outfielder Tyler O’Neill from Memphis (AAA) and optioned right-handed pitcher John Brebbia to the triple-A Redbirds.

O’Neill, 22, was off to a terrific start at Memphis, batting .388 while leading the Pacific Coast League in RBI (18) and total bases (41) and co-leading the league in home runs (6), while ranking 2nd  in slugging pct. (.837) in his first 12 games.

The right-handed hitting O’Neill had a recent 10-game hitting streak and enjoyed a pair of two-homer games, including a game on April 6 at Round Rock during which he compiled 10 total bases.

A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, the 5-11, 210-pound O’Neill has hit 107 home runs in his 467 career minor league games to go along with his .271 batting average.

Brebbia appeared in two games in relief following his April 8 recall from Memphis, working 2.0 scoreless innings.

O’Neill, who will be making his Major League debut with his first game appearance, has been assigned uniform no. 41.   According to research by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, O’Neill will become the 25th Canadian-born player to appear in a game for the Cardinals.

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ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 18, 2018– In celebration of the 48th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, the St. Louis Cardinals will host its 9th annual Green Week at Busch Stadium from April 20-22.  Following is a list of activities designed to reduce waste and promote recycling and energy efficiency both inside and outside of Busch Stadium.  #4AGreenerGame

Friday, April 20

                During Green Week, and all season long, the St. Louis Cardinals Knight FM Green Team volunteers walk down the aisles of the seating bowl between innings to collect plastic and aluminum from fans while promoting recycling inside Busch Stadium.  In exchange for their services, the volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of the ballpark, as collections are done only between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans watching the game.

In a pregame ceremony, the St. Louis Cardinals will recognize Nancy Holzer, a long time Green Team volunteer that has been instrumental in helping recruit volunteers for the Green Team since 2010.  To volunteer for the Cardinals Green Team, e-mail 4agreenergame@cardinals.com, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/green.

Saturday, April 21

                Representatives from Waste Management, the Cardinals recycling and collection partner, will be recognized during a pregame ceremony for teaming up with the club to encourage sustainability and recycling consumable materials.  Currently, there are over 550 recycling containers throughout Busch Stadium and, on average, nine tons of trash is recycled at Busch Stadium each game.  Last season, the Cardinals installed an aluminum beverage container crusher to reduce the number of pickups that Waste Management required to recycle the material.

As part of the pregame ceremony, Waste Management will share recycling tips and educate fans about reducing waste.

Sunday, April 22

Jim Gulliford, Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and present the Cardinals and the team’s concessionaire, Delaware North Sportservice, with a certificate of recognition for their efforts to reduce food waste as part of the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge Program.  Since 2010, the Cardinals and Delaware North Companies have diverted over 43 tons of unused food from Busch concessions stands to Operation Food Search, which reduces the amount of waste going to landfills.  When food decomposes in landfills, it becomes a source of greenhouse gas emissions.  The Cardinals are exceeding their food recovery goals, which results in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, thus slowing climate change, while contributing to Operation Food Search’s efforts to feed 200,000 of our neighbors in need.

The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoe Crew, will collect shoes inside Busch Stadium gates before the game on Sunday, April 22.  Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together and drop them in the designated shoe collection bags.  Fans who are bringing shoes for donation should limit the size of any bags to 16” x 16” x 8” in dimension pursuant to Busch Stadium’s bag policy.  Shoe Crew creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.

More Green Week Information

Bi-State Development/Metro is proud to join the St. Louis Cardinals and other partners during the team’s 2018 Green Week.  By transporting thousands of fans and stadium workers to and from each home game on MetroLink trains and MetroBus vehicles, we are helping reduce air pollution by having fewer automobiles on the roadways.  It takes a team of partners and volunteers to go green and stay green, and Metro applauds and supports the Cardinals sustainability goals and recycling efforts inside and outside of the ballpark.

                Since the launch of #4AGreenerGame in 2008, the Cardinals have diverted nearly 6,000 tons of solid waste from local landfills, 1,400 tons of yard waste and more than 1,200 tons of composted organic material.  Busch Stadium continues to become more energy efficient through participation in Ameren Missouri’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.  For instance:

o    The team has reduced energy use by 20% and water use by 10% since the new stadium opened in 2006.

o    In 2012, the team installed 110 solar panels which generate over 22,000 kWh of electricity and have eliminated an estimated 15 tons of carbon from being emitted into the atmosphere

o    40% of the team’s waste was diverted from landfills in 2017.

                For more information about Green Week, please visit cardinals.com/greenweek.  For more information about 4 A Greener Game, please visit cardinals.com/green.  #4AGreenerGame

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Single Shares Gibson’s Life Story in a Musical Style Reminiscent of Broadway Hit Show “Hamilton”

ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 16, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals have released a song celebrating Bob Gibson as part of their season-long #CompleteGamer fan engagement campaign.  The single, entitled #CompleteGamer, was commissioned by the team to try to reach a new generation of fans so that they know the extraordinary life story of Hall of Famer Bob Gibson.

The team hired Adam Maness, a local composer recommended to the team by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, to develop the single in a musical style reminiscent of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway show Hamilton by using fast-paced hip hop accompanied by powerful orchestral music.

Maness worked with soul singer Brian Owens to develop the song.  Owens, a resident of Ferguson who is the Des Lee Artist in Residence at University of Missouri-St. Louis, leads a unique, therapeutic songwriting program called Compositions for L.I.F.E. (Leadership. Innovation. Faith. Excellence.) that works with students interested in the arts who are in junior high school through college, with a particular focus on underserved and at-risk children in the Ferguson, North County, St. Louis City and St. Louis Metropolitan area.  The Compositions for L.I.F.E. students wrote and performed the lyrics of the #CompleteGamer song using Bob Gibson’s 1968 autobiography “From Ghetto to Glory” as their source of inspiration.  The song is available for fans to download for free at the #CompleteGamer campaign landing page (cardinals.com/Gibson).

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MIKE MAYER & YAIRO MUÑOZ OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)

ST. LOUIS, MO –April 16, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have activated both right-handed pitcher Luke Gregerson  (left hamstring strain) and infielder Jedd Gyorko (right hamstring strain) from the 10-day disabled list.  Right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers and infielder Yairo Muñoz were optioned to Memphis (AAA) following  yesterday’s game.

Gregerson, who began the season on the disabled list, will be making his Cardinals’ debut with his first game appearance after having been signed as a free-agent last December.   Gregerson appeared in four games for Palm Beach (A) during his injury rehabilitation assignment, the most recent on April 13, and worked 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing four hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

Gyorko appeared in three games with the Cardinals to begin the season, batting .500 (3-for-6) with one RBI.   He was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 3.

Mayers earned a 3.0 inning save in the Cardinals win last Thursday (April 12) at Cincinnati after having been recalled that same day from Memphis.

Muñoz, a rookie, appeared in 11 games after having made the team out of Spring Training.

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RHP SAM TUIVAILALA PLACED ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST

ST. LOUIS, MO –April 12, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers  from Memphis (AAA) and placed right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala (left knee strain) on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10.

Mayers has appeared in two games for the Cardinals this season, allowing one run in 2.0 innings pitched.  He was optioned to Memphis on April 9, but did not appear in a game with the triple-A Redbirds.

Tuivailala, who worked 2.0 scoreless innings of relief on Monday, had appeared in four games for St. Louis, allowing two runs on six hits.

Mayers wears uniform no. 59.

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Honorary Chair Jackie Joyner-Kersee Returns To Team Up with Runners to Support Kids in the Community

ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 10, 2018– Registration is underway for the 9th annual Cardinals Care 6K Run/Walk set for Sunday, September 9.  All proceeds from this fundraising event benefits St. Louis area youth, which has raised over $600,000 over the past eight years.

“It’s a fun event that gives us the chance to interact with fans and raise money for kids,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care.  “Thanks to the support of race participants, we’ve put more than a half million dollars back into our community.”

The Cardinals Care 6K starts at 8:06 a.m. at the Stan Musial statue outside Busch Stadium’s Gate 3.  The route takes participants through downtown St. Louis with fun on-course entertainment, including an on-course slip ‘n slide, and ends on the field at Busch Stadium.  Runners will be greeted after the finish line by 6K honorary chair and Olympic Gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, given the opportunity to have a professional photo taken in the dugout and are encouraged to take part in the post-race watch party at Ballpark Village.

All participants will receive a voucher good for two Cardinals tickets during the 2019 regular season, an exclusive race shirt and a commemorative medal.  Participants are also encouraged to show their support for the Cardinals by wearing Cardinals gear with an award given to the best dressed.  Spectators are invited to show their support by cheering on their loved ones and friends and enjoy the completion of the 6K from inside the stadium for free.

Fundraising is optional, but there are great incentives available for participants who make efforts to raise additional funds for Cardinals Care, including a meet and greet opportunity with a current player prior to a 2019 Cardinals game.  Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6K.  There is a $15 registration discount until the end of April.

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MIKE MAYERS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA)

ST. LOUIS, MO –April 9, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Greg Holland from Palm Beach (A) and optioned right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers  to Memphis (AAA).

Holland, who was signed to a one-year free-agent contract on March 30, appeared in two games for the Palm Beach Cardinals, totaling 2.0 innings pitched with a scoreless relief appearance on April 5 and a start on April 7 during which he allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning.

Holland, 32, pitched for the National League Wild Card-qualifying Colorado Rockies in 2017 after spending his first six Major League seasons with the Kansas City Royals (2010-15).

The three-time All-Star saved 41 games in 2017, tied with the Dodgers Kenley Jansen for the National League lead and he tied the Rockies franchise single-season saves record (Jose Jimenez – 2002).

Holland has a career record of 21-18 with a 2.60 ERA in 370 career appearances covering 377.0 innings with 500 strikeouts.  He has converted 186 saves in 206 opportunities and ranks 4th among MLB relievers in save percentage (90.3%) since 2010.

In 2017, Holland was named National League Comeback Player of the Year and also earned National League Relief Pitcher of the Month for April and May converting 19 of 19 saves and his first 23 saves, not recording a blown save until June 15.

Mayers appeared in two games this season, allowing one run in 2.0 innings pitched.

Holland will wear uniform no. 56.

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Tickets on Sale Now for Game of Thrones Night, Kurt Warner Night, Bob Costas Night, Sandlot 25th Anniversary Night and A Night with the Ecksteins

ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 9, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the return of Game of Thrones Night to the 2018 Theme Ticket schedule.  The club also announced four new theme nights, including a night celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot, and nights celebrating Bob Costas, Kurt Warner, and David & Ashley Eckstein.

               On Wednesday, August 29, the Cardinals will host their second Game of Thrones Night at Busch Stadium in celebration of HBO’s hit show.  Fans who purchase a special Theme Ticket for the evening will receive a one-of-a-kind Ozzie Smith Game of Thrones mini-bobblehead.  An official Game of Thrones Iron Throne will be on hand for fan photo opportunities as well.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/thrones for more information.

On Monday, May 7, the Cardinals will celebrate former St. Louis Rams Hall of Fame quarterback, Kurt Warner, with Kurt Warner Night at Busch Stadium.  With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Kurt Warner bobblehead celebrating his 2017 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  With the purchase of a VIP Theme Ticket, fans will also get a meet and greet and photo opportunity with Warner.  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation.  Fans can go to cardinals.com/kurt for more information.

World Series MVP David Eckstein and his wife, actress and Her Universe apparel founder Ashley Eckstein, are returning to Busch Stadium on Monday, May 21, to celebrate Dream It. Do It. A Night with the Ecksteins.  With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive access to a pregame Q&A session with Ashley and David Eckstein, a copy of Ashley’s new book, It’s Your Universe, and an autograph from Ashley & David.  For more information, fans can visit cardinals.com/Eckstein.

Broadcasting legend and honorary St. Louisan Bob Costas will be at the ballpark on Monday, June 25, to celebrate Bob Costas Night.  Fans who purchase a special Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Bob Costas bobblehead in honor of his upcoming induction into the broadcast wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  With the purchase of a VIP Theme Ticket, fans will get the bobblehead and a meet and greet with the Emmy-winning broadcaster.  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/Costas for more information.

One of America’s favorite baseball movies, The Sandlot, is turning 25 this year and the Cardinals are celebrating with a Sandlot 25th Anniversary Night on Tuesday, August 14.  With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive their choice of either a Cardinals Ham bobblehead or a Cardinals Squints bobblehead, commemorating two of the movie’s iconic characters.  A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the St. Louis Boys & Girls Club.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/Sandlot.

Fans can purchase tickets for these Theme Nights and view the remaining 2018 theme schedule at cardinals.com/theme.

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DEFENDING CHAMPS MEMPHIS (AAA) & PALM BEACH (A) OPEN PLAY ALONG WITH SPRINGFIELD (AA) & PEORIA (A)

ST. LOUIS,MO, April 5, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the 2018 Opening Day rosters for their four full-season minor league affiliate teams that begin play today.

The Memphis Redbirds will set out to defend their Pacific Coast League (AAA) title after posting a club-record 91 wins last season under first-year Manager Stubby Clapp.   Palm Beach was named the 2017 Florida State League (A) co-champion along with Dunedin after Hurricane Irma cancelled the league’s championship series.

Cardinals’ affiliate clubs combined for 410 wins in 2017, ranking 2nd to the New York Yankees in all of baseball.

Please see the attached Opening Day rosters for each of the Cardinals four full-season affiliates.

 

  Memphis Springfield Palm Beach Peoria
SP Gant, John Woodford, Jacob Shew, Anthony Walsh, Jake
  Hudson, Dakota Helsley, Ryan Kruczynski, Evan Oviedo, Johan
  Gomber, Austin Greene, Conner O’Reilly, Mike Guillory, Evan
  Flaherty, Jack Tewes, Sam Warner, Austin Seijas, Alvaro
  Poncedeleon, Daniel Jones, Connor Oxnevad, Ian Whitley, Kodi
      Fernandez, Junior Nicacio, Winston
         
RP Brebbia, John Arias, Estarlin Cruz, Jesus Blanco, Fabian
  Gilmartin, Sean Beck, Landon Holland, Greg Dobzanski, Brian
  Gonzalez, Derian Bowen, Brady Latcham,Will Hamann, Kevin
  Guilmet, Preston Bray, Tyler Medina, Yeison Kilichowski, John
  Herget, Kevin Ellis, Chris Osnowitz, Mitch Malcom, Cory
  Morales, Andrew Evans, Jacob Patterson, Jacob Mavorhis, Levi
  Mujica, Edward Mendoza, Hector Williams, Ronnie Prendergast, Zach
  Reyes, Arturo Santos, Ramon Zgardowski, Jason St Clair, Thomas
         
C Kelly, Carson Knizner, Andrew O’Keefe, Brian Ortega, Dennis
  Baron, Steven Martinez, Jeremy Godoy, Jose Rodriguez, Julio
         
1B Voit, Luke Nogowski, John Trosclair, Stefan Yepez, Juan
  Ravelo, Rangel Chinea, Chris McCarvel, Ryan  
         
IF Schrock, Max Seferina, Darren Young, Andy Lopez, Irving
  Mejia, Alex Sosa, Edmundo Martinez, Jose Ascanio, Rayder
  Tovar, Wilfredo Edman, Tommy Robertson, Kramer Bryant, Taylor
  Wisdom, Patrick Urias, Ramon Mendoza, Evan Gonzalez, Yariel
        Montero, Elehuris
         
OF Arozarena, Randy Goetzman, Granden Billings, Shane Carlson, Dylan
  Garcia, Adolis Roache, Victor Mieses, Johan Denton, Bryce
  Mercado, Oscar Spitz, Thomas Pinder, Chase Machado, Jonatan
  O’Neill, Tyler Thomas, Lane Woodman, J.B. Plummer, Nick
         
  Stubby Clapp (MGR) Johnny Rodriguez (MGR) Dann Bilardello (MGR) Chris Swauger (MGR)
  Dernier Orozco (Pitching) Darwin Marrero (Pitching) Will Ohman (Pitching) Cale Johnson (Pitching)
  Mark Budaska (Hitting) Jobel Jimenez (Hitting) Brandon Allen (Hitting) Russ Chambliss (Hitting)
  Brian Burgamy (4th Coach) Elijah Tupuola (4th Coach) Craig Richmond (4th Coach) Michael Rivera (4th Coach)
  Matt Corvo (Trainer) Brent Neuharth ( Trainer) Chris Whitman (Trainer) Dan Martin (Trainer)
  Lance Thomason (Strength Coach) Frank Whitkowski (Strength Coach) Ross Hasegawa (Strength Coach) Frank Spinelli (Strength Coach)

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Ray Lankford Kicks Off Saturday Signings Series presented by Heartland Coca-Cola

ST. LOUIS,Mo., April 4, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum announced its 2018 Programming Schedule, which includes 13 Saturday Signings at the Museum and a new Flashback Fridays series.

Ray Lankford, Willie McGee and John Tudor highlight this year’s Saturday Signings attendees.  Former Cardinals players will be signing autographs inside the Cardinals Museum before each Saturday home game throughout the season.  Saturday Signings at the Museum is sponsored by Heartland Coca-Cola, the Official Sponsor of the Cardinals Alumni.

“Coca-Cola and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization have been partners for more than 50 years.  We have valued our long-standing partnership with the Cardinals and the great fans of Cardinals Nation,” said Chuck Wyant, Heartland Coca-Cola Vice President.  “Our joint commitment to the community goes beyond just our sports partnership, making it an easy decision for Heartland Coca-Cola to become the Official Sponsor of the Cardinals Alumni.  The partnership doesn’t just connect us with the great history of Cardinals Baseball, but also allows us to give back to the community through youth sports and the Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies program.   As a recently established locally-owned bottler, we are thrilled to establish our linkage to the local community through affiliations such as this one.”

In addition to Saturday Signings, the Museum is hosting a new series this year called Flashback Fridays.  Before every Friday home game at 4:00 p.m., the Museum will host a presentation about Cardinals history or a museum-related topic from one of the Museum’s staff members, a former player or a visiting author.  These presentations will follow the popular Artifact Spotlight presentations, which will continue at 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on home Fridays.

The Museum will continue to host Author Series and the one-of-a-kind Reliving History events, which are exclusive evenings with former players.  Guests will get to meet the player, have their photo taken with the athlete and experience a presentation about the player’s career.  Each attendee will take home their photograph with the player that has been personally signed by the player.  The first Relieving History event occurs this Friday, April 6, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Ray Lankford.  Tickets are $35 ($30 for Museum members) and can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum.

The best way to take advantage of all programming at the Cardinals Museum is through the Museum Membership program.  Members receive unlimited museum admission for one year, exclusive Cardinals Hall of Fame bobbleheads, discounts at Cardinals Nation, ticket presales and more!  In addition to great benefits and exclusive items, membership helps provide funding for exhibit design, curatorial needs, artifact procurement and restoration.  For more information about Cardinals Museum Membership, visit cardinals.com/membership.

All programs at the Cardinals Museum are included with regular admission with the exception of Reliving History events, which require a separate ticket.  For a complete schedule of Cardinals Museum programming and how to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/museum.  The current schedule for 2018 Saturday Signings at the Museum follows:

DAY DATE GUEST TITLE SIGNING TIME 
Saturday April 7 Ray Lankford SaturdaySignings 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday April 21 Scott Cooper SaturdaySignings 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday May 5 TBD SaturdaySignings 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday May 19 Julian Javier SaturdaySignings 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday June 2 Dave LaPoint SaturdaySignings 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday June 16 Josh Kinney SaturdaySignings 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday June 30 TBD SaturdaySignings. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday July 14 John Tudor SaturdaySignings 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday July 28 John Stuper SaturdaySignings 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday August 18 Willie McGee SaturdaySignings 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday September 1 Randy Flores SaturdaySignings 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday September 15 Woody Williams SaturdaySignings 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Saturday September 22 Bob Tewksbury SaturdaySignings 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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.  The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights.  Fans can learn more about the museum at cardinals.com/museum.  #CardsMuseum

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Home Opener & Mystery HOF Car Parade Bobblehead Giveaway Highlight First Homestand of 2018

ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 3, 2018– The Cardinals open the 2018 home slate with a pair of three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks (April 5, 7-8) and the Milwaukee Brewers (April 9-11).  The first homestand of the year is highlighted by Opening Day festivities, four promotional giveaways and two theme nights.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6:15 p.m.)

MLB Network Showcase National Broadcast (out of market only)

Gates open at 3:00 p.m.

Ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • 2018 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All ticketed-fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2018 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser. #CardsPromo
  • Budweiser Clydesdales: The famed Budweiser Clydesdales will kick off Opening Day pregame ceremonies with their annual pregame lap around the warning beginning at 5:30. #OpeningDaySTL
  • Ceremonial First Pitch: In recognition of the 50th anniversary of his historic 1968 season, Bob Gibson will throw a ceremonial first pitch to former battery-mate Tim McCarver.
  • Cardinals en EspañolTonight’s game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina.  The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visitcardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located by Gate 1, Gate 3, and inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. #CardsCare

Saturday, April 7, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Mystery Hall of Fame Opening Day Car Parade Bobblehead: 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will be surprised at the gates when they find out which mystery Hall of Fame parade bobblehead they receive (Brock, Gibson, Schoendienst), courtesy of Ford. #CardsPromo
  • Ceremonial First Pitch: Former Cardinals outfielder Ray Lankford will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Ray will then serve as the first celebrity bartender at the Budweiser Terrace one hour after the start of the game.
  • Cardinals en EspañolTonight’s game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina.  The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
  • Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals outfielder Ray Lankford will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visitcardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.
  • Amateur Game: After today’s game, Hillsboro High School will square off against Edwardsville High School.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Performance Pullover Giveaway:  30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will leave the ballpark with their very own lightweight quarter-zip performance pullover, courtesy of Maryville University. #CardsPromo
  • Kids Ticket Voucher Giveaway: All kids entering with a tickets, ages 15 and younger, will receive a free ticket voucher valid for select Cardinals regular season home games in 2018, courtesy of Ritz. #CardsPromo
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream SundayStarting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star frozen treats (while supplies last).
  • Cardinals en EspañolTonight’s game will be broadcast over the radio in Spanish by Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina.  The Spanish broadcast will air locally on WIJR 880 AM and be streamed via cardinals.com & the MLB.com At Bat mobile app. #STLCardenales
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: One lucky fan will receive 50% of the gross proceeds from tonight’s raffle ticket donations.  The other half will benefit Cardinals Care.  For more info and past winning raffle numbers, visit cardinals.com/5050.  #CardsCare5050
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.
  • Amateur Game: After today’s game, Greenville High School will square off against O’Fallon High School.

Monday, April 9, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:05 p.m.)

ESPN National Broadcast (out of market only)

Gates open at 4:35 p.m.

  • College Theme Night #1: Take a break from the books and celebrate the end of the school year on College Night at Busch Stadium.  For just $20, fans will receive a ticket to the game and an exclusive Cardinals crewneck sweatshirt.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/college. #CardsTheme
  • MLBPAA Auction: The MLB Players Alumni Association will conduct a silent auction by Gate 1, Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the MLBPAA.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Class of 2018 Theme Night: Graduates of all ages are invited down to the ballpark for Class of 2018 Night.  With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Class of 2018 t-shirt.  To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/graduation. #CardsTheme
  • Ceremonial First Pitch: 18-year-old Camille Fernandez, who received a life-saving procedure for her battle against leukemia thanks to Carlos Martínez’s Tsunami Waves Foundation, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Auction tables will be located by Gate 1, Gate 3, and inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  #CardsCare

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12:15 p.m.)
Facebook Watch Exclusive Broadcast

Gates open at 10:45 a.m.

  • Facebook Watch: Today’s game will be distributed exclusively on Facebook Watch via the MLB Live show page (facebook.com/MLBLiveGames) as part of MLB’s newly expanded partnership for the 2018 season.
  • Award Ceremony: Before the start of tonight’s game, Adam Wainwright and Marcell Ozuna will be presented with their 2017 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards in recognition of being the best National League offensive starting pitcher and left fielder, respectively, as selected by NL managers and coaches.
  • Amateur Game: After today’s game, the St. Louis Patriots will square off against Marshall County High School (KY).

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Cardinals Fan Music Contest

The club has launched the first-ever Cardinals Fan Music Contest as a way for fans to share their creativity and musical talent, along with their passion for Cardinals baseball.  Fans are asked to write, perform and share an original Cardinals-inspired song/anthem and share the performance via a video or audio file.  One lucky performance will be crowned the winner and receive a trip to Nashville to have their song professionally recorded and mastered at the Shoe Box Studios.  The Cardinals will also produce a professional music video and share the artist’s work with all of Cardinals Nation!  Details can be found at cardinals.com/MusicContest.

Cardinals 2018 Hall of Fame Voting

Earlier this month, Vince Coleman, Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Ray Lankford, Scott Rolen, Lee Smith and John Tudor were revealed as the seven players nominated for possible induction into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.  The seven nominees appear on the Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot online at cardinals.com/HOF presented by Edward Jones.  The two players with the most online fan votes after voting concludes on April 12 will be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this August.  #CardsHOF

#BigMacFlashback

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Home Run Race that ultimately concluded with Mark McGwire establishing a new MLB single-season home run record.  All season long, we will share content on our social media channels that helps fans relive the 1998 Home Run Race; including videos of all 70 of Big Mac’s home runs, real-time updates on the home run count of McGwire, Sosa and Griffey Jr. and fan images that convey the excitement of that amazing season.  As part of the lookback, the team will be asking fans to share their photos, memorabilia, stories and experiences from the historic 1998 season as the fan perspective is an important part of this historic time in baseball.  Fans can share their favorite #BigMacFlashback memories with us using our online submission form at cardinals.com/McGwire.

Busch Stadium Food & Beverages

The Cardinals Fan Food Guide is available at cardinals.com/food and via the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages at Busch Stadium.

New concession items for 2018 include:

  • Gioia’s Hot Salami Sandwich: St. Louis Hill classic since 1918!  A James Beard Award winning sandwich featuring Gioia’s hot salami, Italian bread, pepper jack cheese, diced onions, sliced pepperoncini’s and deli mustard.  Served at: Concourse Stand behind Section 151 for $14.25.
  • Coca-Cola Cantina Street Tacos: Three tacos with Coca-Cola marinated house smoked pork, Coca-Cola infused BBQ sauce, fresh pico de gallo, toasted onions, lime wedge.  Served at: Coke Cantina at Gate 1 for $9.
  • Grilled Chicken Bats: Smoked chicken legs with choice of BBQ, Buffalo or Hot Honey sauces.  Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $7.
  • Sausage Bites: Bacon Onion Cheddar, Whiskey Peppercorn, or Mango Habanero sausage topped with spicy aioli.  Served at Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $8.75.
  • Jumbo Shrimp Skewer: Four Jumbo Shrimp, grilled to order, marinated with minced garlic and fresh lime.  Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $12.
  • Grand Slam Mixed Grill: Sampling of Grilled Chicken Bats, Sausage Bites and Jumbo Shrimp Skewer. Served at: Terrace Grill at Budweiser Terrace for $25.

Updated Prohibited Items Policy

Fans may now bring empty cups, empty mugs, empty plastic bottles and ice packs into Busch Stadium.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/security for the complete inspection policy & prohibited items list.

Busch Stadium Re-Entry

Exit stamps will be available for guests who need to exit the stadium but plan to return.  The stamps will be located at Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium) and Gate 4 (northwest corner of stadium).

Smoking Gate Relocation

Busch Stadium has moved the Smoking Gate to outside of Gate 1 (southeast corner of stadium).  This new space includes a covered area for guest and free access in/out of the area.

Fan Information Guide

The Busch Stadium Fan Information Guide can be viewed at cardinals.com/info.

Budweiser Ballpark Pass

Following a successful launch in 2017, the popular ticket subscription service returns for 2018.  Fans can attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month for a monthly fee of $29.99.  Subscribers will have a Standing Room Only ticket to each regular season game (except Opening Day) digitally delivered to their smartphone via the MLB.com Ballpark app.  The subscription will automatically renew each month and subscribers can cancel at any time.  To purchase the Budweiser Cardinals Ballpark Pass or for more information, visit cardinals.com/pass.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2018.  Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits.

This year’s new special exhibit entitled “Goodwill through Baseball: Cardinals Across the Pacific” examines how the Cardinals MLB’s baseball goodwill tours across the Pacific have helped pave the way for players to join leagues in the United States and Japan.  Additionally, the official World Baseball Classic trophy will be on display as part of the exhibit through Memorial Day.  Photo opportunities will be available on Saturday home games in April and May.  The special exhibit is open to the public through the conclusion of the 2018 baseball season and is included with admission to the museum.

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights.  Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum. #CardsMuseum

Cardinals Magazine – New Edition on Sale Now

Always a man on a mission behind the plate, Yadier Molina was boots on the ground in his homeland of Puerto Rico this offseason as he repaired homes and delivered supplies and hope to many devastated by Hurricane Maria.  In the season-opening edition of Cardinals Magazine, Yadi and his wife, Wanda, share personal stories and photos in an exclusive story you won’t find anywhere else.

Our inside access also takes you behind the scenes with arguably the league’s top outfield trio of Marcell Ozuna, Tommy Pham and Dexter Fowler, and inside the home of pitcher Miles Mikolas—to visit with his wife, Lauren.  Plus, Adam Wainwright’s heartfelt letter to his younger self, the debut of Tommy Pham’s monthly column, our detailed look at the promising wave of young talent in the farm system, and so much more!  Start a print or digital subscription and receive two FREE tickets to a 2018 home game.  To order, visit cardinals.com/publications or call 314-345-9000.

Official Team Media Guide

The Cardinals official team Media Guide has long been relied upon by journalists and broadcasters who cover the team.  Containing stats, photos and biographies of every player in the Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the official team Media Guide is the most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.  The 2018 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, the Cardinals Authentics Shop or online at cardinals.com/mediaguide.

Official 2018 Team Scorecard

Adorned with beautiful retro cover art by acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right—the scorecard designer since 2003—this season’s scorecard also features a tutorial on how to keep score the “Cardinal Way,” a method practiced by club officials since the 1940s.  Purchase the scorecard individually—or with the latest edition of Cardinals Magazine for just $5—from Busch Stadium vendors inside the gates, team store locations and red merchandise carts. Scorecards are also available for purchase at cardinals.com/scorecard.

Cardinals Authentics

Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club.  Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.  On game nights, the Ford Plaza shop will remain open 30 minutes after last pitch while the Cardinals Nation shop will remain open one hour after the final pitch.

Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2018 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com.  For more information, visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. #CardsAuthentics

Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith

Cardinals Insider is a Mid-America Emmy-nominated weekly news magazine television show hosted by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.  Now in its third season, the club-produced, half-hour show is available within 18 television markets in nine states.  It provides fans with behind-the-scenes, insider access to the Cardinals from team journalists.  Cardinals Insider gives fans an all-access pass to everything Cardinals baseball featuring exclusive interviews, news updates, profiles and more.  For more information and an updated programming schedule for the show, head to cardinals.com/insider.  #CardsInsider

Official Pre-Game Parties

Back again, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals before every game.  The ticketed pep-rally style party is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club, two and a half hours prior to every Cardinals home game during the 2018 season.  This exclusive Cardinals Nation pre-game event includes a full buffet menu, all-inclusive bar and a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch.  Only 200 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery.

Cardinals Nation Food Truck

Fans can follow the #CardsFoodTruck on Twitter (@CardsFoodTruck) for weekly truck location announcements.  To view the full menu, fans can visit cardinals.com/foodtruck.  Booking opportunities are available by calling 314.345.9880 or emailing foodtruck@cardinals.com.

Cardinals in the Community

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 $24 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.

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.  Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the premiere dining and entertainment destination in the region.  Located in the heart of St. Louis’ central business district adjacent to Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village provides guests with a wide range of entertainment, food and beverage, as well as a variety of events 365 days a year. Join us before and after every single home game for exciting entertainment, giveaways, games, and Todd Thomas!

No ticket, no problem!  Ballpark Village offers an unprecedented watch party experience with over 1,200 square feet of TVs with direct stadium feed, as well as Budweiser Brew House Deck Parties post-game every Friday with DJ Todd Thomas and Official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties with premium giveaways.

Fredbird Fridays

Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first served basis.  To find out where Fredbird will be each week, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Visit cardinals.com/fredbirdfridays for more details. #FredbirdFriday

Social Media

Twitter (@Cardinals)

Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals)

Instagram (Cardinals)

Snapchat (cardinals)

For more info, and a list of verified player Twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/social.  Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Hispanic Outreach

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced they will produce 39 Spanish language home radio broadcasts during the 2018 season as part of the club’s continuing effort to better reach the team’s rapidly growing Spanish-speaking fan base.

All of the Cardinals’ Spanish broadcast information, video and social initiatives can be found at cardinals.com/SomosSTL. Join the conversation using #STLCardenales or #SomosSTL.

Fan-Friendly Values

  • Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season.  Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the “Dynamic Deals of the Week” promotion.  Fans can view the Dynamic Deals at cardinals.com/dynamicdeal.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: At 9:00 a.m. on the day of each game, the first 275 fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for just $11.20.  The voucher may be redeemed 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the game.  The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.  Visit cardinals.com/firstpitch for full details.
  • Nathan’s Famous Family Sundays: Enjoy Sunday games in select Pavilion and Terrace level seats at a special low price.  Each ticket purchased also includes a free Coca-Cola and a Hunter hot dog. Tickets start at just $10 each!  Visitcardinals.com/cocacola to purchase tickets or for more details.
  • Phillips 66 Discount Ticket Offer: Fill up with 8 gallons or more at participating Phillips 66 and receive a voucher for up to 50% off a pair of tickets to a Cardinals game.  Visit cardinals.com/phillips66 for details.
  • Cardinals/Six Flags Double Play Combo: Each Double Play Combo includes a ticket to a 2017 Cardinals game and one single-day admission to Six Flags for just $55.  Visit cardinals.com/sixflags to purchase Double Play Combos or for more information.
  • Fans can see all of the 2018 Fan Values at cardinals.com/fanvalues.

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