The Cardinals enter their last homestand of the season Busch Stadium--and the last three games of the season. They have hopes to secure a National League Wild Card playoff berth. Here is what you need to know about the last three games.

Friday, September 30, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

Stephen Piscotty Growth Poster Promotional Giveaway: All kids, ages 15 and younger, will receive a Piscotty growth poster. Presented by Missouri Farmers Care.

Fiesta Cardenales Theme Night: The Cardinals welcome all members of the Latino and Hispanic community to Busch Stadium for Fiesta Cardenales, a cultural celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month. Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardenales t-shirt. 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. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/fiesta (#STLCardenales).

Spanish Radio Broadcast: The St. Louis Cardinals are partnering with La Ke Buena Spanish internet radio to produce the club’s first-ever Spanish language home radio broadcasts on September 29 and 30. Game play-by-play will be provided by announcer Polo Ascencio with color commentary from former Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach, Bengie Molina. The Spanish broadcasts will be available on St. Louis’ La Ke Buena website (kebuena1510stl.com), KMOX’s sister-station Sports Radio 98.1 HD3 and on cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile app.

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 Dizzy Dean and include a 1936 game-worn road jersey and a 1935 Dizzy and Daffy Dean Play Suit for Girls. 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 inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

· MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside 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.

Race To The Plate: At every Friday home game, fans will enjoy the Missouri Farmers Care: Race To The Plate—a mascot race featuring Captain Cornelius, Bessie the Cow, Simon the Soybean and Baconeer the Pig. Join the conversation on how today’s food is grown and raised at MissouriFarmersCare.com (#GoFarmTeam).

Saturday, October 1, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12:05 p.m.)
FOX Saturday Baseball National Broadcast
Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 10:05 a.m.

David Eckstein Bobblehead Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans will receive a David Eckstein bobblehead, courtesy of Coca-Cola and Dierbergs.

2017 Cardinals Magnet Schedule Promotional Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a 2017 Cardinals magnet schedule, courtesy of Shelter Insurance.

Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals pitcher Brad Thompson 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 on the day of each Saturday signing. Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.

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.

· MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3 and 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, October 2, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (2:15 p.m.)

Fan Appreciation Weekend
Gates open at 12:15 p.m.

2017 Cardinals Magnet Schedule Promotional Giveaway: All fans entering with a ticket will receive a 2017 Cardinals magnet schedule, courtesy of Shelter Insurance.

2017 Free Ticket Voucher: All ticketed-fans will receive a free ticket voucher to a 2017 Cardinals regular-season home game.


Six Flags Day: All kids under 48 inches will receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any Sunday until October 30. Presented by Six Flags.

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).

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 inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

· MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside 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.

Tickets on Sale for Potential Tie Breaker Game Monday

In the event the Cardinals finish the 2016 regular season tied with either the New York Mets or San Francisco Giants for the second National League Wild Card spot, a tiebreaker game will be held at Busch Stadium on Monday, October 3.

Tiebreaker game tickets start at just $5 each and will go on sale Friday, September 30 at noon CT. Tickets will be available at cardinals.com, via phone at 314.345.9000, and at the Busch Stadium ticket windows on 8th Street.

The winner of the tiebreaking game—which is considered a regular season game and not part of the MLB Postseason—will advance to the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday, October 5.

Currently, game time is yet to be determined. Gates will open one and a half hours prior to first pitch. The game will be broadcast on ESPN, 1120 KMOX and on many of the Cardinals Radio Network affiliates.

The Cardinals will have home-field advantage for the tiebreaker against either team by virtue of their head-to-head record against the Giants (4-3) and, because the Cardinals split their season series against the Mets (3-3), their higher win percentage in intradivision games.

If played, this would be the second tiebreaker scenario in Cardinals history. In 1946, the Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers finished with identical 96-58 records, setting up the first-ever best-of-three playoff series (which was used until divisional play in 1969). The Cardinals won the tiebreaker series and eventually went on to win the 1946 World Series. Monday’s potential game would be the first one-game tiebreaker in Cardinals franchise history.
For a full calendar of the 2016 MLB Postseason schedule, visit mlb.com/postseason.

MORE HOMESTAND INFORMATION

Cardinals Debut Mobile Friendly “Fan Food Guide”
The St. Louis Cardinals have launched the Cardinals Fan Food Guide on cardinals.com to help fans locate their favorite food and beverages available at Busch Stadium via their computer or mobile device. 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.

Available at caridnals.com/food or through the free MLB.com Ballpark app, 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.

FOX Sports Midwest Receives Regional Emmy Nominations For Cardinals Baseball Coverage

FOX Sports Midwest has been nominated for six 2016 Mid-America Emmy Awards for its coverage of Cardinals baseball. Play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin is a finalist in the Sports Announcer/Play-by-Play category for the sixth time in seven years. Host and reporter Jim Hayes is nominated for the fourth time in five years. Director Tom Mee earned his sixth straight nomination and producer Mike Helling received his fifth nod in seven years. Winners will be announced on October 1 during an awards ceremony in Branson, Missouri. Overall, FOX Sports Midwest received 12 nominations.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
Saturday Signings at the Museum, a new program held exclusively at the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum before each Saturday home game during the 2016 season where fans can meet and get an autograph from a former Cardinals player with valid admission to the museum. In addition to having valid admission, fans must obtain a free autograph line ticket which will be distributed starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch Stadium II Infield entrance to Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village on the day of each Saturday signing. Players will sign for two hours prior to game time and fans will need to bring their own items to be autographed unless otherwise noted. Fans can visit cardinals.com/museum for more details and scheduling.

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Hall of Fame & Museum Membership Program for fans in 2016. Individual ($50) or Family Membership ($85) options are available and membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Ken Boyer and Willie McGee, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events. Visit cardinals.com/membership for more information.

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 20,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs. Be sure to check out this year’s special gallery, Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball, which explores the history of baseball's first successful farm system and how it literally changed the sport. 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).

2016 Cardinals Yearbook Celebrates Classic Photos In Cardinals History
Which Cardinals photo sits atop your stack of all-time favorites? Is it David Freese walking-off Game 6 of the 2011 World Series with a homer and helmet spike just before the stroke of midnight? Maybe it’s Waino’s and Yadi’s midair embrace after the last out of the 2006 World Series? Or perhaps it’s Ray Lankford trucking Darren Daulton in one of the biggest collisions at home plate?

Whatever your photo favorite, the 2016 Cardinals Yearbook will have it in its anthology of the most treasured Cardinals images ever assembled in one volume with the appropriately titled “Famous Frames: Classic Photos From Cardinals History.”

As the centerpiece of the Yearbook, this photo collection brings together page after page of iconic imagery through the lens of baseball’s finest photographs. But it’s much more than a stunning visual feast—it also presents the stories behind the photographs, as told by Cardinals legends that were focal points of the photos, and personal insight from the photographers who were capturing it. Of course, with more than 60 pages of action photos and studio portraits of every member of the 2016 team, this year’s edition is a must-have keepsake for yourself, or as a gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Pick up the 2016 Yearbook at Busch Stadium inside each gate from Cardinals Publications vendors, team store locations and Cardinals Authentics shops, as well as St. Louis area retailers and grocers. It’s also available by visiting cardinals.com/yearbook or calling 314-345-9000.

New Cardinals Magazine Gets Candid With Waino, Salutes 2016 Hall of Fame Class

What would it be like to chat one-on-one with fan favorite Adam Wainwright? Or listen to Gibby and Red share personal stories about the 2016 Cardinals Hall of Fame class? Or even tour the franchise’s state-of-the-art baseball academy in the Dominican Republic? In the new Cardinals Magazine, fans can do more than just imagine. Our biggest issue of the season to date at 132 pages brings these stories and many others to life.

This must-have edition also includes entertaining stories on 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein, John Goodman’s big night at the ballpark and fast-rising prospect Harrison Bader, as well as the latest installments of our popular monthly departments featuring Matt Carpenter and Carlos Martinez.

Now in its 25th season, Cardinals Magazine continues to provide its global readership with comprehensive, colorful coverage of all-things Cardinals. Fans can purchase the 100-plus page fourth issue for just $5 at Busch Stadium vendors inside each stadium gate, team store locations and Cardinals Authentics stores in Ford Plaza and Ballpark Village. Throughout St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse, Dierbergs, Schnucks, QuikTrip and Walgreens. Print subscriptions are also available at cardinals.com/publications or 314-345-9000. New this season, you can follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine for one-of-a-kind coverage and watch weekly video segments (“Inside Access with Cardinals Magazine”) on the Cardinals Insider TV show or at cardinals.com/insider.

Cardinals Authentics
The Cardinals Authentics Shop – the official source of game-used and autographed collectibles and memorabilia directly from the club – will have game-used bases and baseballs available for purchase before the end of each game. All season long, fans will be able to take a piece of the game directly from the field to their home, all in one visit. For more information on Cardinals Authentics, and their two locations (inside Ford Plaza and at Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village), visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter @CardsAuthentics (#CardsAuthentics).

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar
New this year, Cardinals Nation will host the Official Pre-Game Party of the St. Louis Cardinals. This ticketed pep-rally style party will be 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 2016 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 250 tickets will be allotted for each game, which fans can purchase at cardinals.com/pregame for digital delivery. Tickets can also be purchased at any box office or at the Cardinals Museum in Cardinals Nation.

Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events. Offering an expansive menu that recently added 17 new menu items, Cardinals Nation has something for everyone. This season, fans won’t want to miss the following highlights:
· G&W Grill on Clark Street featuring St. Louis' own G&W Bratwursts and Hot Dogs on game days

· Dinger’s Donuts and Gus’ Pretzels game day carts on Clark Street

· Homerun Brunch every non-game Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

· Keep the Cup promotion on game days with 3 limited edition cups this season

· DJ after every game on the 1st floor of Cardinals Nation

· And much more! Visit cardinalsnation.com for details.
k specials and more. For tickets and more information, visit stlballparkvillage.com.

2016 Official Team Media Guide

The St. Louis 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 entire Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the 2016 Media Guide is the best and most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.

The Cardinals annual media guide is a great collectable, with the cover each season highlighting a moment in Cardinals history. New this season, for every Media Guide purchased at the team store, Cards Authentics store or stands around the ballpark, fans will receive an exclusive poster featuring all 11 media guide covers at the new ballpark, along with the 2016 schedule. The 2016 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Team Store, Cardinals Authentics or cardinals.com/mediaguide.

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. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed over $21 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.

This year marks the 13th 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.

Cardinals Work #4AGreenerGame
The 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).