Homestand highlights May 26 – June 3

1964 WS programThe fourth homestand (only the 4th? Wow!) of the 2014 season has some great promotions and a special salute to the 1964 World Series, which of course, the Cardinals won by beating the Yankees.  If you’d like to read a great book about the 1964 World Series, read David Halberstam’s October 1964. Here’s all the details on the homestand: 

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS  (Monday, May 26, 2014 – Tuesday, June 2, 2014)

1964 World Series 50th Anniversary Salute, ring and beach towel giveaways, and Superhero Night highlight the fourth homestand of 2014

 ST. LOUIS, MO (May 23, 2014) – Following the shortest road trip of the season, the Cardinals return to St. Louis for three fan-favorite matchups. On Memorial Day, the Yankees will make their first-ever appearance at Busch III, having last squared off in St. Louis back in 2005. Following the Yankees series, the Cardinals will face the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. The homestand is highlighted by the 1964 World Champions 50th Anniversary Salute and replica ring promotional item, Superhero Theme Night, and the Wainwright jersey and beach towel giveaways.

 Monday, May 26, 2014 — Cardinals vs. New York Yankees (3:15 p.m.)

  •  Replica 1964 World Series Ring: All ticketed- fans will receive their very own wearable 1964 World Championship replica ring courtesy of Tickets.com. (#CardsPromo)

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  • Televised 1964 World Champions 50th Anniversary Salute: 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cardinals seventh World Championship vs. the New York Yankees. To celebrate, nearly 15 members of the 1964 team will be on hand for a special pre-game ceremony which includes a parade around the warning track led by a 1964 Ford Mustang. FOX Sports Midwest will televise the Cardinals’ 50th anniversary salute to the 1964 World Series Champions in an expanded one-hour pregame show. FOX Sports Midwest’s coverage is scheduled to include interviews with Mike Shannon and Tim McCarver, Jim Hayes riding along with Lou Brock and a third-inning interview with Bob Gibson.
  • Derek Jeter Gift Presentation: In a ceremony prior to the game, the Cardinals will present Derek Jeter with a retirement gift in honor of his career and impact on the game of baseball. Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., President Bill DeWitt, III General Manager John Mozeliak, Vice President Of Community Relations & Executive Director Of Cardinals Care Michael Hall, Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith and our very own #2, Red Schoendienst will make the presentation.
  • Honoring Troops on Memorial Day: MLB will hold moments of silence prior to all games throughout Memorial Day weekend to honor those who have died in service to their nation. The Cardinals will wear specially-designed caps and jerseys featuring an authentic military digital camouflage design licensed from the United States Marine Corps in honor of Memorial Day. MLB and MLB Advanced Media will donate 100% of its net proceeds from sales of the US-based clubs’ caps and jerseys to Welcome Back Veterans as part of its contribution to the program.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  • Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.
  •  Television Broadcast:Today’s game will be broadcast locally on FOX Sports Midwest, to a national audience on ESPN, and on NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corp.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — Cardinals vs. New York Yankees (7:15 p.m.)

  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.
  •  Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 — Cardinals vs. New York Yankees (7:15 p.m.)

  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 — Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)

  • Ron Jacober Ceremonial Pitch: Long-time St. Louis sports radio and television personality Ron Jacober will throw a ceremonial pitch before the game. The recently retired Jacober has covered St. Louis sports for over 40 years and was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame last year in Springfield.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Friday, May 30, 2014 — Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)

  • Cardinals Beach Towel: 25,000 ticketed-fans will receive an exclusive Cardinals beach towel. (#CardsPromo)

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  • Illini Theme Night: Fans purchasing the special themed ticket will take home a one-of-a-kind Cardinals “STL” cap in Fighting Illini orange and blue. Join your fellow Fighting Illini fans in Riverview Corner for a pre-game pep rally complete with band, cheerleaders and an autograph session with former University of Illinois basketball standout and current Portland Trailblazer Meyers Leonard. Leonard will sign autographs from 5:45 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. Leonard, along with John Groce, Head Coach of the Fighting Illini basketball team will each throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  A number of tickets remain at cardinals.com/theme.Please note that the cap is only available with the purchase of this Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

  •  Ritz’s Kickoff to Summer Weekend: A weekend full of fun for kids and families. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all kids will receive a free ticket to a 2014 home game.
  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals catcher, Tom Pagnozzi, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. (#BudBash)

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  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

 Saturday, May 31, 2014 — Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (1:15 p.m.)

  • Kids Replica Home White Wainwright Jersey: All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, will take home a replica Adam Wainwright home white jersey, courtesy of Powerade and Shop ‘n’ Save. (#CardsPromo)

  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • Ritz’s Kickoff to Summer Weekend: A weekend full of fun for kids and families. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all kids will receive a free ticket to a 2014 home game.

Sunday, June 1, 2014 — Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (1:15 p.m.)

  • Six Flags Day: Fredbird’s Looney Tunes friends will be here to present kids, 48” inches and under, with a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any weekday (Monday-Friday) through Tuesday, July 1st.

  • Family Attractions Card Day: Fans should stop by Ford Plaza to pick up a complimentary Family Attractions Card (while supplies last). Perfect for families looking for summer fun and activities, The Family Attractions Card offers thousands in savings at local area attractions, restaurants and lodging.

 

Family Attractions Card

  • Ritz’s Kickoff to Summer Weekend: A weekend full of fun for kids and families. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all kids will receive a free ticket to a 2014 home game.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).
  •  MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 Monday, June 2, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (7:10 p.m.)

  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  • Archdiocese Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals welcome the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis to Archdiocese Night at the ballpark. With the purchase of this special Archdiocese Theme Night ticket, fans will receive a special edition Archdiocese themed Cardinals cap available in adult and kid sizes. A number of tickets remain at cardinals.com/theme.Please note that the cap is only available with the purchase of this Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

 

  • Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2014 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals’ home games out in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features My Winter Project, Split the Skyline, and Cardboard Rebellion. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open with each act given 20 minutes to perform. Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 16th in the “Battle at Busch” finals for the grand prize package. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

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  • Television Broadcast:Tonight’s game will be broadcast on both FOX Sports Midwest and to a national audience on ESPN.

 Tuesday, June 3, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (6:15 p.m.)

  • MLB Network Reusable Grocery Bag: 25,000 ticketed-fans will receive a reusable grocery bag courtesy of MLB Network. (#CardsPromo)


  • Superhero Theme Night: Bring the entire family to the first Superhero Night presented by Fantasy Books, Inc. Fans purchasing the special themed ticket will receive an exclusive Superhero Cardinals T-shirt. Each Theme Ticket purchased with a youth-sized T-shirt also comes with a St. Louis Cardinals cape. Comic book characters and superheroes will be roving the stadium for fan photos. A number of tickets remain at cardinals.com/theme.Please note that the t-shirt/cape is only available with the purchase of this Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

More Fan Fun

All-Star Balloting Underway: Ready to #VoteSTL? Ballots for the 2014 All-Star Game are now available inside Busch Stadium. Online voting is also underway at cardinals.com/vote, and fans can vote a total of 25 times online and from mobile devices until Thursday, July 3rd at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Send your favorite Cardinal players to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota by joining the conversation (#VoteSTL) and voting for Matt Adams (#BatAdams), Peter Bourjos (#BourjosForUs), Matt Carpenter (#CarpenterSkills), Allen Craig (#AllStarAllen), Matt Holliday (#HollidayIn), Yadier Molina (#YadiYadiYadi), Jhonny Peralta (#JhonnyBeGood) and Kolten Wong (#VoteInKolten).

Traffic Alert

Illinois fans heading to home games for the rest of the year need to be aware that after May 27, the ramp from the westbound Poplar Street Bridge onto the interstate downtown will be closed for the next year while the Missouri Department of Transportation rebuilds it. Fans should consider using the 9th Street ramp from westbound I-64, the Eads Bridge or the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge and Tucker Boulevard to get to the game. In addition, using MetroLink and MetroBus t get to the game are very good options.

Don’t forget that Monday is Memorial Day.  At 3 PM in all time zones, there is a national moment of silence to remember those who gave their all for their country and for freedom.  Never forget that freedom isn’t free.

That’s all for now!  Thanks for reading and see you next time!

Diane

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