Cards theme nights highlight Billy Joel, Negro Leagues, and 1987 championship team

The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium in the midst of a push towards the top of the N.L. Central Division. The five-game homestand begins with a two-game interleague matchup against Show Me State rivals the Kansas City Royals (August 9-10) and concludes with three games versus the Atlanta Braves (August 11-13). The tenth homestand of the year is highlighted by Billy Joel Night, Negro Leagues Tribute Night and a celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the 1987 National League Championship team.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

Billy Joel Theme Night: In anticipation of his upcoming September concert at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals invite all Uptown Girls and Piano Men to Billy Joel Night. Fans that purchase a special theme ticket will receive a Billy Joel bobblehead and can enjoy pregame entertainment provided by Spanky’s Dueling Pianos in Riverview Corner. Additionally, a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Jazz St. Louis. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more information, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).

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.

· 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 Cardboard Room, Dirt Road Addiction and Pogo Funk. Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event. Performances begin at 5:15 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, August 10, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (6:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

Negro Leagues Tribute Theme Night: Join us at the ballpark to celebrate the history of Negro League Baseball on Negro Leagues Tribute Night. With the purchase of a special theme ticket, fans will receive a throwback St. Louis Stars cap, which represented St. Louis in the Negro Leagues from 1922-1931 and 1937-1943. Fans will also be able to enjoy a traveling history exhibit and special pregame Q&A presentation with executives from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City in the Cunningham Corner. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme. (#CardsTheme)

Tsunami Waves: Carlos Martínez will host a group from the Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis for today’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.

Pregame Poms/Cheer/Dance Performances: Prior to the game, groups from Collinsville High School Cheer, Dupo High School Cheer, Jamestown Sapphires, Villa Grove High School Dance and Windsor High School Dance will perform in the Ford Plaza beginning around 4:45 p.m.

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.

Friday, August 11, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (7:15 p.m.)
1987 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend presented by Heartland Coca-Cola
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

Adult 1987 Road Gray Mystery Jersey Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a 1987 Road Grey Mystery Jersey featuring Tom Lawless, Jose Oquendo, Tony Pena, Terry Pendleton or John Tudor as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1987 National League Championship team. Fans won’t know which player jersey they will receive until they enter the gates. (#CardsPromo)

K Cancer Ceremony: Before tonight’s game, former Cardinals closer Jason Motte and Kolten Wong will participate in a check presentation to Cardinals Care on behalf of the Jason Motte Foundation. In May, Motte and Wong teamed up to raise money for cancer research by hosting their annual Cornhole Challenge. Fans can get free shipping on the Jason Motte Foundation’s “K Cancer” shirts purchased through August 26 by visiting jasonmottefoundation.org.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. Two current Cardinals players (TBD) 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 Kerry Robinson and Scott Terry 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 1987 World Series. 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 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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (6:15 p.m.)
1987 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend presented by Heartland Coca-Cola
Gates open at 4:15 p.m.

Replica 1987 National League Championship Ring Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a wearable replica of the 1987 National League Championship ring. (#CardsPromo)
Replica 1987 National League Championship Ring
Topps Baseball Card Pack Giveaway: 30,000 fans entering with a ticket will receive an exclusive pack of baseball cards, courtesy of Topps. (#CardsPromo)

1987 National League Championship Anniversary Ceremony: In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Cardinals 1987 National League Pennant, over 20 members of the 1987 team, including Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee, Whitey Herzog, Tommy Herr and Jack Clark, will be honored in a pregame ceremony starting at 6:00 p.m. Ozzie Smith will throw a ceremonial first pitch to Jack Clark.

Saturday Signings at the Museum: Former Cardinals outfielder Brian Jordan 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)

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 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, August 13, 2017 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (1:15 p.m.)
1987 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend presented by Heartland Coca-Cola
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

Cardinals Coaster Set Promotional Giveaway: 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a set of four Cardinals ceramic coasters, courtesy of Coca-Cola & Schnucks. (#CardsPromo)
Cardinals Coaster Set

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.

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.

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)

Solar eclipse viewing party

Work or live downtown? Don’t miss a once of a lifetime Solar Eclipse viewing party at Ballpark Village on Monday, August 21! Take a few hours off and come down for a $10 lunch special that includes any menu burger and domestic drat at Cardinals Nation, Budweiser Brew House or FOX Sports Midwest Live from 12:00-3:00 p.m.! The first 500 guests will receive solar eclipse glasses with completion of a data card to take-in the full solar eclipse (1:18 p.m. CT) from your choice of locations including the Busch II Infield, FOX Sports Midwest Live! (roof will be open, weather permitting) and the Budweiser Brew House Rooftop.

 

 

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