The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium in the midst of a push towards the top of the N.L. Central Division and a N.L. Wild Card spot after their recent 10-game road trip. The six-game homestand begins with a three-game weekend set against the Pittsburgh Pirates (September 8-10) and concludes with a three games versus the Cincinnati Reds (September 12-14). The twelfth homestand of the year is highlighted by the second annual #Join4Joe Bone Marrow Donor Drive, Rally Cat Appreciation Day and Old School Wrestling Night.


Friday, September 8, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

Adult Kelly Green Cardinals Jersey Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a unique Cardinals Kelly Green Jersey. Presented by Cooper Tire. (#CardsPromo)
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Country Music Theme Night: Grab your boots and head down to Busch Stadium for Country Music Night presented by Q in the Lou. With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will receive one-of-a-kind country-themed Cardinals snapback hat. Come early and enjoy a pregame concert in Riverview Corner by American Idol winner and lifelong Cardinals fan, Trent Harmon, beginning at 5:30. 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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2017 Roberto Clemente Award Nominee: During a pregame ceremony, Adam Wainwright will be recognized as the Cardinals’ 2017 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. The annual award recognizes a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. The league-wide winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, who will be announced during the 2017 World Series, will be selected among the group of nominees via a blue ribbon panel. Fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award via a dedicated website. The winner of the fan voting, which will run from October 2-6, will count as one vote among those cast by the blue ribbon panel.

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 Cardinals Hall of Fame catcher Ted Simmons. For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visit cardinals.com/museum. (#CardsMuseum)

Trevor’s Troops: Trevor Rosenthal will host a group from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for tonight’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. Presented by Scott Credit Union.

Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Chesterfield Bears Cheerleading, Lindenwood University-Belleville Lynx Cheer & Dance, McKendree University Cheer & Dance and O’Faolain Academy of Irish Dance will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 5:30 p.m.

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. (#CardsCare5050)

· 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, September 9, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (6:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 4:15 p.m.

Adult Quarter Zip Pullover Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a Cardinals Quarter Zip Pullover, compliments of Shane Co. (#CardsPromo)

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#Join4Joe Bone Marrow Donor Drive: For the second consecutive year, the Cardinals, in conjunction with the St. Louis Baseball Writers and Be the Match, will host the #Join4Joe bone marrow donor drive just outside the Family Pavilion in Ford Plaza from 4:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to add individuals to the national registry and honor the legacy of Joe Strauss, a longtime Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who passed away in December 2015 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle fighting leukemia. Volunteers will be assisting those interested in joining the national marrow registry complete the short process, which typically takes about 15 minutes. Those unable to attend can learn more about the #Joine4Joe drive and join the national registry by requesting a donor kit anytime at cardinals.com/join4joe.

Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin will sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 2:00 to 4:00 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. Presented by Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company. (#CardsMuseum)

Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Bordeau Dance Studio, Hillsboro High School Cheer, North County Raiderettes, O’Fallon Golden Girls Dance, Ritenour High School Cheerleading and Tammy’s Tumbling will perform in Riverview Corner beginning around 4:30 p.m.

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. (#CardsCare5050)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club 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.


Sunday, September 10, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

Build-A-Bear Cardinals Pup Promotional Giveaway: 12,000 kids, ages 15 and younger entering with a ticket, will take home their very own Cardinals Pup, courtesy of Build-A-Bear Workshop. (#CardsPromo)
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Rally Cat Appreciation Theme Day: Celebrate everybody’s favorite new feline at Busch Stadium on Rally Cat Appreciation Day. With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will receive an exclusive Rally Cat Cardinals t-shirt. Additionally, a portion of each theme ticket sold will be donated to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/rallycat. (#CardsTheme)
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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.

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).

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. (#CardsCare5050)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction by Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and inside the Cardinals Club 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.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Willie McGee Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash theme ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Willie McGee 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 Willie. 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)

Old School Wrestling Theme Night: Grab your tag team partner and enter the ring for Old School Wrestling Night at Busch Stadium. Fans that purchase a special theme ticket will take home a specially designed Cardinals World Championship Belt t-shirt. Come early for a pregame autograph session and meet & greet featuring old-school legends “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Road Warrior Animal from 5:45-6:45! Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more information, visit cardinals.com/theme. (#CardsTheme)
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Tsunami Waves: Carlos Martínez will host a group from The Venezuelan Society of Missouri for tonight’s game as part of his Tsunami Waves player ticket program. Prior to the game, the group will get to watch batting practice from the field and meet with Carlos in the dugout to take pictures and ask questions. Presented by Scott Credit Union.

· Suburban Journals Groom’s Cake Dive: Come witness the fun as 12 grooms-to-be dive headfirst into a multi-tiered wedding cake. The 4th annual Suburban Journals Groom’s Cake Dive presented by St. Louis Best Bridal will take place at approximately 6:30 p.m. in Ford Plaza. Contestants will root their way through cakes filled with special wedding-themed prizes including a honeymoon package and more. Winners will also receive tickets to stay and enjoy the game in a party suite at Busch Stadium.

· Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Mehlville Pantherettes, Parkway Central High School Dance, Roxana High School Dance, St. Dominic High School Cheer and Triad Middle School & High School Cheer will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 5:45 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 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, September 13, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Grateful Dead Tribute Theme Night: Dead Freaks Unite! Head on down to Busch Stadium for Grateful Dead Tribute Night. Fans that purchase a special theme ticket will receive an exclusive Grateful Dead-themed Cardinals t-shirt. Come early and enjoy a pregame concert in Riverview Corner by St. Louis’ favorite Dead tribute band, Jake’s Leg, starting at 5:45. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more information, visit cardinals.com/gratefuldead. (#CardsTheme)
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Trevor’s Troops: Trevor Rosenthal will host a group from USO Missouri for tonight’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. Presented by Scott Credit Union.

Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Cardinal Ritter Spirit Squad, Natural AllStars Impact Cheer and Timberland High School Dance will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 6:00 p.m.

Purina Pet Adoption: Join us for Purina’s Better Together Pet Adoption Days at the Ballpark. Head to Ford Plaza prior to the games to meet adoptable furry friends from the Animal Protective Association (APA) and the Belleville area Humane Society.

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, September 14, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (12:45 p.m.)
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

Career Day Theme Event: Join the St. Louis Cardinals, FOX 2 and KPLR Channel 11 for the 13th annual Career Day at Busch Stadium presented by Westminster College. Students and educators will enjoy a special pregame Q&A/Panel Discussion with executives from each company, focusing on careers in sports and media. Following the presentation, students can attend an exclusive College Fair with representatives from many colleges and universities from around the Midwest. Each $15 Career Day ticket includes access to the pregame activities, a ticket to the game, as well as a voucher for a free jumbo hot dog, soda and chips. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/careerday. (#CardsTheme)

Memphis Grizzlies Regional Caravan Tour: The Memphis Grizzlies invite fans of all ages to join them in celebrating the start of the 2017-18 NBA season from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Ford Plaza as part of their 5th annual Regional Caravan Tour. Fans will have the chance to get autographs, take photos and participate in contests and games with team mascot Grizz, members of the Grizz Girls and the Claw Crew.

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 Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts. For a $10 donation, Great Clips—who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season—will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

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

#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 debuted on Wednesday, July 12, and new episodes will be released via the Cardinals’ social media pages each Wednesday (#WhiteyballWednesday) and Friday (#FredbirdFriday). Additionally, the team will release a limited number of corresponding illustrated #CardsRatPack baseball cards that will be distributed at Fredbird Friday event locations.

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.


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.


Pham, Whitey and Sierra Highlight New Cardinals Magazine
He’s edgy and plays with a motor that always runs full-speed, reminding Cardinals Nation of its hard-charging heroes of yesteryear. He’s also driven and demanding of himself, never taking his spot on the roster for granted. He’s Tommy Pham, the man providing a serious spark at the plate, on the bases and in the outfield for a Cardinals team making a push in the N.L. Central Division. The outfielder is on the cover of the new edition of Cardinals Magazine, sliding into the spotlight with a remarkable story of perseverance across 12 years in the organization.

Another Cardinal showing off his wheels is Magneuris Sierra, the speedy outfielder who started this season in Class A and jumped all the way to the majors. We also catch up with a Cardinals legend who knows plenty about speed—Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog—as the club’s #CardsRatPack fan engagement campaign swing into high gear. He shares stories behind some of the classic photos that defined one of the most electric eras in franchise history.

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 subscriptions are available at cardinals.com/magazine or by calling 314-345-9000. Subscribe today and automatically receive a 20% discount on the 2017 Cardinals Yearbook. 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.


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.