ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 9, 2017 – The Redbirds return to Busch Stadium for a seven-game homestand that begins with the Ritz “Kick Off To Summer” weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies (June 9-11) and concludes with four games versus the Milwaukee Brewers (June 13-15). The sixth homestand of the year is highlighted by PLAY BALL Weekend, Fiesta Cardenales and the launch of the #CardsRatPack campaign to honor Whitey Herzog. Additionally, fans are encouraged to continue voting online for Cardinals players for the 2017 All-Star Game in Miami at cardinals.com/vote (#VoteSTL).

Friday, June 9, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.
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Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

Orlando Cepeda Bobblehead Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a bobblehead of the 1967 NL MVP Orlando Cepeda, presented by AAA Missouri. (#CardsPromo)
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Whitey Herzog Pregame Ceremony: The Cardinals will formally commence a new fan engagement campaign celebrating Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog (#CardsRatPack ) with a special ceremony prior to tonight’s game. The #CardsRatPack campaign is designed to celebrate the “White Rat” and his amazing pack of player that defined one of the most extraordinary eras in Cardinals history. Former players Ozzie Smith, Jack Clark, Danny Cox, Ricky Horton, Scott Terry, Andy Van Slyke and more will be on hand to help launch the campaign.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. José Martínez and Eric Fryer will sign 100 autographs inside Ford Plaza for fans ages 15 and younger from 5:45-6:15. Kids must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and are distributed in the Ford Plaza. Former Cardinals Mike Crudale and Ted Savage will sign autographs for fans of all ages from 6:15-7:00. *Players subject to change*

Cardinals Museum Artifact Spotlight: Every Friday home game, the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum highlight artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum. Today’s featured items relate to the famous El Birdos teams from the 1967-68 seasons. For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visit cardinals.com/museum. (#CardsMuseum)

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th 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. For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.

· 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 to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables will be located by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.


Saturday, June 10, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

Adult All-Over Print Shirt Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals All-Over Print Shirt. (#CardsPromo)
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PLAY BALL Weekend: The Cardinals are celebrating PLAY BALL Weekend today as part of a league-wide effort to engage young baseball fans and celebrate the continued support of youth participation in baseball and softball. The Cardinals will distribute a limited number of plastic bat and ball sets in the Family Pavilion in centerfield to kids in attendance.

Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals all-star first baseman/outfielder Joe Cunningham will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In addition to having a valid admission to the museum, fans must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and will be distributed beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch II Infield outside Cardinals Nation. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.

Scott’s MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Skills Competition: Prior to today’s game, the top three boys and top three girls in each age group (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14) from Missouri, Illinois and Western Tennessee competed at Busch Stadium in an all-around, pitching, hitting and running skills competition in hopes of advancing to the National Finals at the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Miami. For more information about the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run program, visit PitchHitRun.com.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th 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. For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.


Sunday, June 11, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

Rawlings Kids Baseball Glove Promotional Giveaway: All kids ages 15 and younger entering with a ticket will receive their very own Cardinals Baseball Glove, courtesy of Rawlings. Fans can exchange the right-handed gloves for left-handed gloves at Gate 1 from 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (#CardsPromo)
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Fiesta Cardenales Theme Day: The Cardinals welcome all members of the Latino and Hispanic community to Busch Stadium for a cultural celebration during the second edition of Fiesta Cardenales. Fans who purchase this special theme ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardenales cap. Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Hispanic Education Cultural & Scholarship Foundation. Fans will also be able to enjoy a pregame event featuring current Cardinals players and music in Riverview Corner starting at 11:15 a.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/fiesta (#STLCardenales) (#CardsTheme).
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· Peanut Controlled Theme Day: This unique opportunity allows fans with peanut allergies to sit in a Peanut Controlled Zone. Fans who purchase this special Peanut Controlled theme ticket will sit in Section 328 where sales and consumption of peanuts will not be allowed. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).

PLAY BALL Weekend: The Cardinals are celebrating PLAY BALL Weekend today as part of a league-wide effort to engage young baseball fans and celebrate the continued support of youth participation in baseball and softball. In addition to having a kids starting lineup before the game, the Cardinals will distribute a limited number of plastic bat and ball sets in the Family Pavilion in centerfield to kids in attendance.

Six Flags Day: All kids under 48 inches will receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid Monday-Friday until July 28.

Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, fans age 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.

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 frozen treats (while supplies last).

· Family Attractions Card: The first 30,000 ticketed-fans will receive a Family Attractions Card worth thousands of dollars in savings at local area attractions, restaurants and lodging.

· Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th 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. For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:15 p.m.) (Split Double-Header Game One)

Make-up of Wednesday, May 3 postponed game
Gates open at 11:45 a.m.

· Firefighters Appreciation Theme Night: The Cardinals are partnering with The Hartford and the company’s Junior Fire Marshal program to celebrate our brave men and women in uniform and their families for Firefighters Appreciation Night. Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive a unique Cardinals firefighter t-shirt. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. Additionally, all children will receive a free Junior Fire Marshal helmet entering the stadium. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The Backstoppers, Inc. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/firefighters. (#CardsTheme)
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Boy/Girl Scout Theme Night II: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families to enjoy Scout Night at the ballpark. This is the second of three Scout Nights for the 2017 season. For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a voucher which can be exchanged for a Cardinals scout patch. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
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Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Dance Experience Performing Arts, Meghan Torno School of Irish Dance and the Vineland Dragonettes & Dragon Dudes will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 5:45 p.m.

Trevor’s Troops: Trevor Rosenthal will host a group from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for today’s game as part of his Trevor’s Troops player ticket program. Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Trevor in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.) (Split Double-Header Game Two)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Scott Terry Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Scott Terry mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1987 National League Championship team. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Scott. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase general tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#BudBash) (#CardsTheme).

KSHE 50th Anniversary Theme Night: KSHE 95 is celebrating 50 years on the airwaves with KSHE Night at the ballpark. Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive an exclusive KSHE-themed Cardinals t-shirt. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. Jocks will also be on hand for a meet and greet opportunity in Riverview Corner before the game. For more information, visit cardinals.com/KSHE. (#CardsTheme)

· Boots at Busch: 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals are teaming up to present the first season of Boots at Busch—a series of home games featuring live country music in a “battle of the bands” format. The 2017 schedule features 9 local country acts/bands over the course of three different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Brandon Holland, Dustin James Clark and the Michael Dale Band. Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 5:35 p.m. with each act given 20 minutes to perform. A winning act will be selected each night and will receive a prize package from 93.7 The Bull and the Cardinals. Tickets are available for $9.37 to each Boots at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/bootsatbusch.
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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 to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables will be located by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

· Law Enforcement Appreciation Theme Night II: Due to the popularity of the first event, the Cardinals and Major League Baseball are teaming up to honor law enforcement officers and their families with a second Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. Fans who purchase this special theme night ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals Law Enforcement hat. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. For more information, visit cardinals.com/lawenforcement. (#CardsTheme)


· MLB Equipment Drive: In conjunction with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, the Cardinals will be collecting new and used baseball/softball equipment in the Ford Plaza from the time gates open and throughout the game. Fans who donate equipment will receive two free tickets to an upcoming Cardinals home game. Fans without tickets to the game can donate inside the 700 Clark Street lobby.

Piscotty’s Pals: Stephen Piscotty will host a group from Special Olympics Missouri for tonight’s game as part of his Piscotty’s Pals player ticket program. Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Stephen in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.

· Battle at Busch: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals welcome back the Battle at Busch concert series. The 2017 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Awayfromreason, Of Wolves and Whiskey and Street Wise. Gate 6 will open at 5:00 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 6:00 p.m. 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 four scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 26 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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· MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 from the time gates open through the fifth 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, June 15, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

· Teacher’s Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all teachers and their families to enjoy their summer break by spending a night at the ballpark. Fans who purchase a Teachers Night theme ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals t-shirt specially designed for teachers. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
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Boy/Girl Scout Theme Night III: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families to enjoy Scout Night at the ballpark. This is the last of three Scout Nights for the 2017 season. For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a voucher which can be exchanged for a Cardinals scout patch. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. Tickets are currently sold out. For more info, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
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· Honorary First Pitch: Actor and comedian George Lopez will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before tonight’s game.

· MLB Equipment Drive: In conjunction with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, the Cardinals will be collecting new or used baseball/softball equipment in the Ford Plaza from the time gates open and throughout the game. Fans who donate equipment will receive two free tickets to an upcoming Cardinals home game. Fans without tickets to the game can donate inside the 700 Clark Street lobby.

Wainwright’s Winners: Adam Wainwright will host a group from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for tonight’s game as part of his Wainwright’s Winners player ticket program. Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Adam in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions.

· MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137) and Gate 3 from the time gates open through the fifth 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.


MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION

rat-pack#CardsRatPack Campaign Launched to Honor Whitey Herzog
On June 9, the St. Louis Cardinals formally launched #CardsRatPack to honor Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog and raise money for the Whitey Herzog Youth Foundation. The campaign will center on a pack of 24 illustrated baseball cards that come to life as part of a weekly cartoon series on the team’s digital and social media platforms designed to convey an important part of Whitey’s life, career and the pack of players he managed. The animated series will debut on Wednesday, July 12, and a new episode will be released via social media each Wednesday (#Whiteyball Wednesdays) and Friday. Additionally, the team will release a limited number of corresponding illustrated #CardsRatPack baseball cards.

The team is also encouraging fans to show their affection for the White Rat all season long by sharing video memories, photographs and other messages via social media using the hashtag #CardsRatPack. As part of the #CardsRatPack campaign, the team is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind video contest asking fans to share their favorite Whiteyball memory for a chance to have their personal video transformed into a professionally animated cartoon that would punctuate the #CardsRatPack series. Fans can learn more about the campaign and video contest at cardinals.com/ratpack.


Paper Yadi
With his recent contract extension through 2020, Yadier Molina joins an elite group of players who could play their entire career with one team. Let Yadi know how happy you are he will be a career Cardinal by taking a photo of yourself with Paper Yadi and sharing on social with #YadiYadiYadi. You may even see your Paper Yadi post on the club’s social media pages or on the Busch Stadium scoreboard! Go to cardinals.com/yadi to download and print your Paper Yadi today.


New Concessions
Delaware North Sportservice, the club’s concessionaire for more than 50 years, is preparing to welcome fans back to Busch Stadium. Delaware North Executive Chef Larry Johnson and his culinary team have developed a few new menu items for the 2017 season, including:
· Deluxe Sausages: Three different 1/3 pound links including our Old World Bratwurst, served with sauerkraut; our mild Italian Sausage, served with sautéed peppers and onions; and our medium heat Chorizo, served with sautéed peppers and onions. All deluxe sausages are served exclusively at our “Crowd The Plate” stand in Section 148 and can be purchased a la carte for $9 or as a combo with tater tots for $14.25.
· The Redbird: The winner of our Fan Food Challenge, the Redbird is a crispy breaded chicken breast, tossed in buffalo wing sauce, topped with Provel cheese and served on an egg Kaiser roll. The Redbird will be served exclusively at our “Double Play Tap & Grill” stands located in Section 135 and the Perficient Perch in Section 359. Served with tater tots for $14.


Mobile Friendly Fan Food Guide
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. In addition to showing where each concession item may be purchased, the Cardinals Fan Food Guide also includes a photo of each item, as well as its price. Fans can browse all concession options around the stadium generally via the A-Z listing or can target specific alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages and deserts. The Cardinals Fan Food Guide even gives fans the ability to sort offerings by Healthy Choices & Special Dietary Requests.

Fans can access the Cardinals Fan Food Guide from their mobile devices while attending a Cardinals game by using the public facing WiFi (CardinalsWiFi) that was launched at Busch Stadium earlier this season.


Cardinals Authentics
Cardinals Authentics will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 World Series Championship team by offering autographed pictures, baseballs and other memorabilia from Mike Shannon, Orlando Cepeda, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and Red Schoendienst including a framed, limited edition, enlarged print of a World Series Game 4 ticket signed by all five players and a limited number (#’d to 67) of autographed and inscribed baseballs by Bob Gibson celebrating his three World Series wins. Cardinals Authentics will also commemorate the 125th anniversary of the franchise with unique collectible items as well.

Fans can pre-order game-used bases for any game in the 2017 season by calling 314.345.9851 or emailing gameused@cardinals.com.

Fans can visit one of the two Cardinals Authentics locations inside Cardinals Nation or in the Ford Plaza to shop for authentic Cardinals gear and to take home a piece of the game. Cardinals Authentics specializes in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed memorabilia direct from the club. Both shops offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles. The Cardinals Nation location is open daily from 10:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. (April-October) and 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. (November-March). 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. Visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics. (#CardsAuthentics)


Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
The Cardinals have launched a new museum membership level for fans desiring the most premier level of benefits. Benefits of the Ultimate Cardinals Museum Membership include a bronze mini plaque engraved with the member’s name, an autographed bat and baseball from a Cardinals Hall of Famer, VIP seating for two at the Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and much more.

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Individual ($50) and Family ($85) Museum Membership options for fans in 2017. Membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Dizzy Dean and Ted Simmons, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events. Visit cardinals.com/membership for a detailed list of membership benefits.

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum within Cardinals Nation features the largest team-held collection in baseball. The collection 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 archival photographs. Be sure to check out this year’s special gallery, Women in Baseball: How They Made History, which examines women’s involvement and contributions to St. Louis baseball and the game at large. 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 Kids Club
The Cardinals Kids Club is the exclusive club for Redbird fans ages 13 and under. The 2017 Kids Club membership package includes two tickets to a 2017 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 duffel bag, hat, lanyard, lapel pin, a Fredbird action figure 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.


New Cardinals Magazine Features Rick Ankiel, JMart & ’67 World Champs
Cardinals Magazine continues its quarter-century anniversary campaign with a pair of inspirational stories in new edition. Cover subject Rick Ankiel opens up about his turbulent past and remarkable career, the reasons why he wrote his much-discussed book, The Phenomenon, and his plans for the future. Then you’ll want to read our profile on José Martínez, who has overcome knee surgeries, a long haul through the minors and other challenges to ultimately become a significant contributor for the 2017 Cardinals.

Page after page, fans will enjoy the breadth of content in the new edition. With the upcoming reunion of the 1967 World Champions this homestand, we visit with the team’s manager, legendary fan favorite Red Schoendienst, about each of the players he penciled into his everyday lineup. Our player-centric departments feature #DearDexter, where All-Star centerfielder Dexter Fowler answers questions from fans; The Lynn-Sider, a monthly column written by Lance Lynn; and East Meets West, featuring the views from opposite sides of the country from West Virginia native Jedd Gyorko and California kid Greg Garcia. And in keeping with our 25th anniversary season, you’ll love our season-long “Pages From Our Past” section, where we’ll showcase the people, performances and franchise-defining moments we watched and wrote about over an ever-changing quarter-century of Cardinals baseball.

Pick up this must-read issue at retail locations throughout Busch Stadium, including from vendors inside stadium gates, team store locations, portable red merchandise carts, Majestic and Cardinals Authentics stores inside Ballpark Village and the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Ford Plaza. Throughout metro St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse mall stores, Dierbergs, Schnucks, Shop ‘n Save, QuikTrip and Walgreens.

Print and digital subscriptions are available at cardinals.com/magazine or by calling 314-345-9000. If you sign up today, you’ll receive 2 free tickets to a 2017 home game (offer ends May 17). For additional team coverage, follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine and watch our weekly segments on the Cardinals Insider TV show. #CardsMag25


2017 Official Scorecard Celebrates Club’s 125th Anniversary
Featuring the cover artwork of acclaimed St. Louis illustrator Mike Right—the scorecard designer since 2003—this season’s scorecard celebrates the franchise’s 125th anniversary logo paired with 12 Cardinals utilized by the club through the decades. Inside, you’ll find 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, red merchandise carts and Cardinals Authentics. Purchase additional scorecards at cardinals.com/scorecard.


Cardinals in the Community
Cardinals Care (#CardsCare) was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $22 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Adam Wainwright Field at Bob Russell Park in August 2016.

This season marks the 14th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can learn how to support Cardinals Care by visiting cardinals.com/community.

Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/donate or in a variety of ways:
Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the eighth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 17 at 8:06 a.m. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinalscare.org (#CardsCare6K).
50/50 Raffle: Fans 18 and older may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th 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. For past winning raffle numbers and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050.


Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith
Cardinals Insider, the club’s weekly half-hour new magazine television show, made its season debut on March 26 with new host Ozzie Smith. Now in its second season, Cardinals Insider with Ozzie Smith is available within 17 television markets in eight states. Over the offseason, a new digital newsroom was constructed within the Cardinals press box to house the team’s multimedia video unit. Five full-time journalists were hired to provide fans with behind the scenes access and daily content for the team’s various digital and social platforms including cardinals.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The show features a mix of news, player profiles, exclusive interviews, in-depth features, and a look back in team history with exclusive content from the team’s large archive and extensive museum collection. In addition to offering fans an unprecedented view behind the scenes with the team, the show also places a strong emphasis on fan engagement and leveraging the team’s social media to enrich the viewer experience. New episodes air locally on KSDK every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. More information about the show, including previous episodes and a full list of affiliates and show times, can be found at cardinals.com/insider. (#CardsInsider)


Cardinals Work #4AGreenerGame
For the first time in Busch Stadium’s history, the Cardinals will be purchasing enough Renewable Energy Credits from Ameren Missouri Pure Power to offset 100% of the energy consumption used at the ballpark for every regular season game in 2017.

The Cardinals Knight FM Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green (#4AGreenerGame).


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. Be sure to join the fun. To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/fredbirdfridays for more details (#FredbirdFriday).


Cardinals Fan Engagement Video Initiatives
#CardsFanFlix is the St. Louis Cardinals ongoing fan engagement initiative developed to encourage fans to create videos that celebrate the team. Throughout the season, the Cardinals sponsor a variety of promotions, contests and campaigns under the umbrella of #CardsFanFlix asking fans to creatively use video to demonstrate their enthusiasm and support of the team while also having some fun:
· The Second Annual Take Me Out To The Ballgame Talent Video Contest was launched in March, encouraging fans to submit videos of them singing their best rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” The winning video, which will be selected by a fan vote, will be shown on the scoreboard at Busch Stadium before the Cardinals—Rockies game on July 26. The winner will also be treated to a VIP experience that includes 12 tickets to the game. Fans can vote for the winner among a number of finalists online from June 2-30 at cardinals.com/talent (winner to be announced July 3).


Follow the Cardinals on Social Media
Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Snapchat (cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals). Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more. For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

The Cardinals have also launched a Spanish language Twitter account (@cardenales) and Facebook account (facebook.com/stlcardenales) in an effort to reach a rapidly growing segment of the team’s domestic and international fan base. Followers will see real time updates about the Cardinals and unique Spanish language content designed to take fans behinds the scenes with the team. Furthermore, Los Cardenales, a dedicated Spanish language video page, has been added to the team’s website at cardinals.com/loscardenales. Join the conversation using #STLCardenales.


2017 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 2017 Media Guide is the most comprehensive book about the Cardinals. The 2017 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Official Cardinals Team Store, the Cardinals Authentics Shop or online at cardinals.com/mediaguide.


Prohibited Items & Bag Inspection Policy
Fans are still allowed to bring their own food and beverages into Busch Stadium for all 81 games. However, some items will no longer be permitted to be brought through the gates. Outside cups (e.g. fast food/gas stations cups), mugs and thermoses are prohibited. All drinks must be factory sealed, in clear plastic bottles no larger than two (2) liters.

Multi-compartment backpacks are no longer permitted inside the ballpark. Duffel bags, tote bags, cinch bags, diaper bags and purses no larger than 16” x 16” x 8” are still allowed. Additionally, ice packs are prohibited unless required for a medical condition. Fans can still bring loose ice to keep food and beverages cold. For a full list of permitted and prohibited items, visit cardinals.com/security.


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.
Coca-Cola 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! Visit cardinals.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.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and theme nights visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.


Media Information
Media looking for more information may contact the Cardinals Communications Department directly at 314.345.9904. Media can find helpful information about covering the team, including how to apply for credentials, sign up to receive team news releases and gain access to the team’s digital newsroom at cardinals.com/communications and cardinalspressbox.com.