Cardinal Homestand Highlights: June 12-16 (Royals and Twins)

ST. LOUIS, June 12, 2015– The Cardinals are back at Busch for a five-game interleague homestand. Friday kicks off a three-game series versus I-70 rivals, the Kansas City Royals, followed by two games with the Minnesota Twins. The homestand is highlighted by Pooches in the Ballpark, the Louisville Slugger Mobile Museum, and three giveaways, including a 1985 National League Championship Beer Stein, Cardinals pet leash, and 1985 Mystery Jerseys.

*Cards Win, You Save Ticket Promotion*
For every Cardinals win during this homestand, fans can take $4 off select Loge, Pavilion and Terrace level seats for the July 1st game against the White Sox and the July 2nd game against the Padres. Tickets for July 1 and 2 are currently priced at $19 – so if the Cardinals sweep all 5 games, tickets will be free. For more details or to track the savings, visit cardinals.com/win. The discounted tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 18, at 10 a.m.

5 Wins = $20 off (Free tickets)
4 Wins = $16 off ($3 Tickets)
3 Wins = $12 off ($7 Tickets)
2 Wins = $8 off ($11 Tickets)
1 Win = $4 off ($15 Tickets)

Friday, June 12, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • 1985 National League Championship Beer Stein: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 21 and older, receive the fifth stein in the Championship series, highlighting the 30th Anniversary of the Cardinals National League Championship vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1985 (#CardsPromo). Presented by Budweiser.
    Cardinal Mug
  • Dueling Pianos: From 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. there will be a dueling piano performance in Ford Plaza, courtesy of Spanky Entertainment.
  • Louisville Slugger Mobile Museum: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Mobile Museum continues its summer tour June 12th – 14th with its first-ever visit to Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals will host their intrastate rivals the Kansas City Royals, with activities slated to commemorate the 1985 World Series that pitted the two teams against one another. The interactive traveling exhibit is highlighted by authentic, game-used bats from beloved Cardinals legend Stan Musial and Royals great George Brett, as well as other Cardinals and Royals players – including some bats that fans can hold. The museum will also feature bat-making demonstrations, a player autograph opportunity with Tom Lawless from 6-7 p.m. (player subject to change), the chance to win an autographed Matt Holliday bat, and much more. The museum will be open to fans during pregame in Riverview Corner.
  • Missouri Farmers Care: Race to the Plate: Every Friday night, fans will enjoy the in-game Missouri Farmers Care: Race to the Plate – a mascot race featuring Captain Cornelius, Bessie the Cow and Simon the Soybean. Join the conversation on how today’s food is grown and raised at MissouriFarmersCare.com.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the 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, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club 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.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables are located at Gate 1, Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club and Redbird Club.
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from the Johnny Chase Duo in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant) post-game until close.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (3:10 p.m.)
Gates open at 1:10 p.m.

  • Pet Leash: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, receive a Cardinals pet leash, courtesy of Purina (#CardsPromo).
    Leash
  • Purina Pooches in the Ballpark: Fans who purchased a special ticket are allowed to bring their dog to the game in a pet-friendly section of the stadium. Participants will take part in a pregame costume parade around the warning track and receive a Purina goodie-bag. All fans –regardless of ticket type – can enjoy a performance from the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team at 11 a.m. on the Busch II Field at Ballpark Village (and again at 2:10 p.m. in the outfield at Busch) and see the Purina Ultimate Air Dogs at noon outside of Busch Stadium (#Pooches). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com\pooches (#pooches).
  • Missouri State Athletic Coaches Ceremonial Pitch: Head Baseball Coach, Keith Guttin, and Head Football Coach, Dave Steckel, from Missouri State University will each throw a ceremonial pitch prior to the game.
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. Carlos Martinez and another current Cardinals player will sign 100 autographs inside Gate 1 for fans 15 years old and younger from 1:45-2:15. Former Cardinals players Kerry Robinson and Cliff Politte will sign autographs for fans of all ages from 2:15-3:00. *Players subject to change*
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club 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.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the 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, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Leland’s Road in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant) after the game.
  • Louisville Slugger Mobile Museum: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Mobile Museum continues its summer tour June 12th – 14th with its first-ever visit to Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals will host their intrastate rivals the Kansas City Royals, with activities slated to commemorate the 1985 World Series that pitted the two teams against one another. The interactive traveling exhibit is highlighted by authentic, game-used bats from beloved Cardinals legend Stan Musial and Royals great George Brett, as well as other Cardinals and Royals players – including some bats that fans can hold. The museum will also feature bat-making demonstrations, the chance to win an autographed Matt Holliday bat, and much more. The museum will be open to fans during pregame in Riverview Corner.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals (1:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Adult Replica home White 1985 Mystery Jersey: All ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, receive an adult 1985 mystery jersey. Possible jerseys include Jack Clark, Vince Coleman, Bob Forsch, Tom Herr and Todd Worrell (#CardsPromo).
    Jersey
  • 1985 Throwback Uniforms and Bases: Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of their 1985 World Series matchup, the Cardinals and Royals will play Sunday’s game in 1985 throwback uniforms – home white for the Cardinals and powder blue for the visiting Royals. The Cardinals will also use commemorative bases which will be available for purchase through Cardinals Authentics by visiting the store or calling 314.345.9851 (cardinals.com/authentics).
    Jersey 2Base
  • Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.
  • 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, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the 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, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club 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.
  • Louisville Slugger Mobile Museum: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Mobile Museum continues its summer tour June 12th – 14th with its first-ever visit to Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals will host their intrastate rivals the Kansas City Royals, with activities slated to commemorate the 1985 World Series that pitted the two teams against one another. The interactive traveling exhibit is highlighted by authentic, game-used bats from beloved Cardinals legend Stan Musial and Royals great George Brett, as well as other Cardinals and Royals players – including some bats that fans can hold. The museum will also feature bat-making demonstrations, a player autograph opportunity from Kerry Robinson from noon-1 p.m. (player subject to change), and the chance to win an autographed Matt Holliday bat. The museum will be open to fans during pregame in Riverview Corner.

Monday, June 15, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Minnesota Twins (7:15 p.m.)
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Teachers Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Teachers Night Theme Ticket will receive an exclusive Fredbird Hand Sanitizer Dispenser. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme. Fans must present the special Theme Night voucher in order to receive this promotional item (#CardsTheme).
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  • Taylor Louderman to sing National Anthem: Missouri native and Muny star, Taylor Louderman, will lead Busch Stadium in the National Anthem prior to the game. Performing in her eighth Muny production this season (Hairspray), Taylor most recently starred opposite Christopher Walken and Allison Williams in NBC’s Peter Pan Live as Wendy Darling.
  • Josh Wiggins Ceremonial Pitch: American actor and Houston native, Josh Wiggins, will throw a ceremonial pitch prior to the game. Josh stars in the upcoming film, Max, about a dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan who returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club 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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Minnesota Twins (12:45 p.m.)
Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team 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.
  • Kids Day Out: All kids with this special Kids Day Out Theme Ticket will have access to a “Kids Zone” prior to the game with fun activities in Riverview Corner. This is the perfect field trip for summer camps, daycares and kids looking to have fun and catch a Cards game. Tickets also include a free hot dog, soda and chips. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • Whitey Herzog Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Whitey Herzog mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Nationals League Champion Cardinals. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Whitey Herzog (VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT). For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#BudBash). Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.
    Herzog

More Homestand Information
All-Star Voting Underway; Team Giving Away Tickets to All-Star Game
2015 All-Star voting is underway! With the ballot exclusively online this year, fans can vote from their tablet or mobile phone using the Ballpark app or on the web at cardinals.com/vote. To encourage voting, the Cardinals are giving away tickets to the 2015 All-Star Game. To win, fans can help campaign for the team by creating an original campaign video celebrating their favorite Cardinals All-Star candidate(s) and tweeting or Instagramming their video with the hashtag #VoteSTL by Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 10:59 p.m. CT. The best overall video entry on Twitter or Instagram will win two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, OH. Transportation and lodging not included. For more info, visit cardinals.com/vote.

Wacha and Tudor Highlight the Latest Edition of Cardinals Magazine
MagazineCardinals fans of all ages will enjoy the tremendous variety inside the latest issue of Cardinals Magazine, now on sale at Busch Stadium. The magazine reveals the story behind Michael Wacha’s tremendous start in 2015. Learn how the righthander recovered from a rare shoulder injury last season and has taken his place among the game’s upper echelon of pitchers. A collectible poster of No. 52 is also included.

Thirty years ago, another Cards’ starter was about to begin one of the most dominant stretches of pitching in baseball history: John Tudor. The lefthander shares insight into his remarkable turnaround after a 1-7 start, thanks to a friend who noticed a delivery flaw on television.

This jam-packed edition includes several exclusive features and departments, including our behind-the-scenes portrayal of a Memphis Redbirds’ bus trip, a profile on Rachel Balkovec, the first woman to become a full-time strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball, and photographs of Pete Kozma’s recent visit to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. And you don’t want to miss the latest installments of Matt Carpenter’s monthly journal as well as Old School (Randy Choate) vs. New School (Wacha).

Throughout the season, Cardinals Magazine is on sale for just $5 at Busch Stadium at all gates, the Team Store, and the Cardinals Authentics Shop inside Ballpark Village. It’s also available at many area retailers, notably Schnucks, Dierbergs, QT, Walgreens and Cardinals Clubhouse. To order a subscription, visit cardinals.com/magazine or call 314.345.9000 (#CardsMag).

Official 2015 Scorecard — Now Available Online
ScorecardFor the first time, fans can purchase the Official Scorecard online, either individual copies, scorecards by series, or the complete season set. Fans can take home the most buzzed-about scorecard in Major League Baseball featuring the beautiful retro design of illustrator Mike Right, the St. Louis native behind the striking scorecard covers since 2003. Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the “Cardinal Way”—a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s. Scorecards are available at cardinals.com/scorecard. As always, scorecards are available for purchase at every home game inside each stadium gate—or fans can receive one when purchasing a copy of Cardinals Magazine at Busch Stadium.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
Featuring stadiums, players and championship moments, the Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The Museum’s seven galleries take fans on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals, allowing them to learn about the birth of the franchise, relive special memories and interact with great exhibits. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. On game nights, the Museum will remain open through the 7th inning. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinalsnation.com (#CardsMuseum).

Metal Detectors
One change Cardinals fans will note this season is the installation of walk-through metal detectors at all Busch Stadium gates and entrances, as part of Major League Baseball’s implementation of mandatory metal detection screening of all guests at all MLB ballparks in 2015. Please see below for some helpful tips to ensure a smooth entry process for fans at Busch Stadium this season:

  • Allow more time – Stadium entry may take longer than in previous years. Please try to arrive earlier than normal to ensure you’re in the ballpark in plenty of time.
  • Be prepared for gate inspections – Entering with fewer items and having bags ready for inspection will speed up the process. Busch Stadium walk-through metal detectors are not as sensitive as TSA detectors at airports. Fans do not need to remove belt and shoes, but will need to remove large metal objects from pockets such as cell phones, keys, and glasses. Please inform gate staff of pacemakers or artificial joints that may set off the detectors. Have game tickets ready for ushers to scan. Fans can also visit this link for a refresher on which items are allowed into the ballpark.
  • Best gates to use – Fans who park on North or East sides of Busch Stadium are encouraged to enter at Gates 1 or 6, as these gates typically have shorter entry lines.

Cardinals Authentics
New this season, 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 the 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 (#CardsAuthentics).

  • CONTEST: In honor of Father’s Day, Cardinals Authentics is giving fans the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind prize for their dad: two tickets to a Cardinals game, a personalized Louisville Slugger bat, an authenticated game-used ball from the game they attend, and the chance to run on the field and “steal” second base to take home with them. To enter, fans must visit a Cardinals Authentics location and fill out an official entry form by Saturday, June 20. One winner will be selected at random and be notified on, or around, Sunday June 21. No purchase necessary.
  • FREE GIFT: In addition to the contest, Cardinals Authentics is also offering a free gift with purchase through June 20. With a minimum $100 purchase, fans will receive a limited edition commemorative pin set. The retro-themed pin set includes four pins featuring Cardinals logos from 1917-1966. The free gift is limited to one per customer per location per day; while supplies last.

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar
Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events. This season, fans won’t want to miss the following highlights:

  • GW Grill on Clark Street featuring St. Louis’ own G&W Bratwursts and Hot Dogs on game days.
  • Game-day buffet at the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor)
  • Homerun Brunch every non-home game Sunday
  • Keep the Cup promotion on game days with 3 limited edition cups this season
  • Free live music after weekend home games
  • And much more! Visit cardinalsnation.com for details.

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 nearly $21 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. 2015 marks the 12th 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 support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways:

  • Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the sixth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 13th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k (#CardsCare6K).

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2015 Media Guide
Media GuideTypically available only to sportswriters, broadcasters, baseball executives and scouts, the Cardinals annual media guide is the ultimate insider’s resource. The Cardinals 2015 Media Guide can be purchased for $20 at cardinals.com/mediaguide, at the Team Store inside Busch Stadium, at each gate where scorecards are sold, at the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, and by phone at 314.345.9000.

Cardinals Social Media
Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (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 club 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.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird: 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 serve 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/facebookfridays for more details (#Fredbird).

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Talent Video Contest Voting Now Open
The St. Louis Cardinals are encouraging fans to vote for their favorite “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” video entries. The contest winner will receive a one-of-a-kind VIP experience. Each participant recorded a video demonstrating their creativity and talent, singing their own version of the classic baseball song. Fans have until July 3 to vote for their favorite videos. Watch the finalists’ submissions and vote at cardinals.com/talent.
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Fans Encouraged to Post #LoveRed2 Video Messages to Social Media to Honor Red Schoendienst
Throughout the 2015 season, the St. Louis Cardinals are encouraging fans to join the team in celebrating Red Schoendienst’s 70th anniversary in baseball by taping a personal video message to Red congratulating him.  Fans are encouraged to post their video message to their favorite social media platform (ex. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vine etc.) with the hashtag #LoveRed2. For more information, visit cardinals.com/lovered2.
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Fan-Friendly Values
 

  • Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ value-based 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 sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: The Cardinals are pleased to team up with KMOX 1120 to offer the KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets. At 9 a.m. on the day of each game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for a total cost of $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). The voucher may be redeemed for tickets 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.

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

Ballpark Village
Ballpark Village – home of the official Cardinals Away Game Watch Parties – replicates the game-day excitement of Busch Stadium for fans while the team is on the road. This season, Ballpark Village is offering fans an array of premium promotional giveaways and FREE PARKING (with validation) during select away games. Simply head down to Ballpark Village one hour prior to game time to grab the featured item. For complete baseball season event details, visit stlballparkvillage.com. Upcoming road trip giveaways include a Father’s Day Visor on June 20 and Wiffle Ball Bat Set (June 25).

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.

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