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November 23, 2015

20th annual Winter Warm-Up tickets on sale Friday

Proceeds from the 2016 Cardinals Care event continue to benefit kids in the local community

ST. LOUIS, November 23, 2015 – Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced today that tickets for the 20th annual Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp) will be available starting Friday, November 27 at 10 a.m. CT. One of the most popular fan events in baseball, Winter Warm-Up takes place Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18, 2016 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day), at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The event times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday.
Beginning Friday morning, fans can purchase admission passes for the three-day Winter Warm-Up online at, in the official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium and at Cardinals Clubhouse stores located around St. Louis. Those who order online by January 4 will receive their passes in the mail. Fans who order on/or after January 5, can avoid the Will Call lines by picking up passes at the Busch Stadium ticket windows Monday, January 11 through Wednesday, January 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Will Call opens on Friday, January 15 at the Hyatt Regency.
The prices for admission passes, which are valid for all three days of the Warm-Up, will remain the same as the last few years – $40 for fans age 16 and over, $10 for children age 5 to 15. Kids under 5 are admitted free of charge. Members of the military, police and fire departments with an active ID can receive one free adult pass which must be obtained in person at the Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium (November 27- January 15) or at the event.
Winter Warm-Up provides fans with countless unique opportunities while raising money for Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable fund whose mission is caring for kids in the Cardinals community. Fans can meet their favorite players at autograph sessions, play interactive games, share memories with Hall-of-Famers, take photos with Fredbird, find collectible memorabilia, bid on one-of-a-kind items at live and silent auctions, experience live presentations, and ask tough questions of players, owners, scouts, broadcasters and officials at Q&A sessions.
“We hope that the 2016 Winter Warm-Up will be our best one yet as we reach the 20 year milestone for the fan-favorite event,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations. “It’s really incredible to think about how many kids we’ve helped over the last 20 years, thanks to the generosity and continued support of Cardinals Nation.”
Many players’ autographs are free with the admission pass, while others require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation. All autograph tickets will be sold online beginning Tuesday, January 5 through Sunday, January 10.  Fans can visit in mid-December for details, including player autograph dates, times and, if required, additional donation amounts. Any remaining autograph tickets not sold online will be available at the Winter Warm-Up. For complete event details, schedule and frequently asked questions, visit
Cardinals Care 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. 2015 marked 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.

November 20, 2015

ESPN to cover seven opening day games on first two days of MLB’S 2016 regular season

All 2015 Postseason Clubs Will Appear on ESPN on Sun., Apr. 3rd and Mon., Apr. 4th
2016 Regular Season Will Once Again Conclude with Uniform
3:00 p.m. (ET) Start Times on Sun., Oct. 2nd

DALLAS – ESPN will provide national coverage of seven 2016 Opening Day games on Sunday, April
3rd and Monday, April 4th. The announcement was made today by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. at
the conclusion of MLB’s quarterly owners meetings.

The seven games on Sunday and Monday will include the participation of all 10 Clubs that played in
the 2015 Postseason, including an exclusive ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” national opener that will renew
the matchup of the 2015 World Series, with the World Champion Kansas City Royals
hosting the National League Champion New York Mets at 8:35 p.m. (ET)/7:35 p.m.
(CT). Earlier that day, the 2016 Championship Season will begin on ESPN with a
1:05 p.m. (ET) game between two NL Central rivals, the host Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals,
followed by a 4:05 p.m. (ET) American League East game between the host Tampa Bay Rays and the
Toronto Blue Jays on ESPN2.

The schedule for ESPN on Sunday, April 3rd and Monday, April 4th will be as follows:
  • 1:05 p.m. (ET) STL @ PIT ESPN
  • 4:05 p.m. (ET) TOR @ TB ESPN2
  • 8:35 p.m. (ET)/7:35 p.m. (CT) NYM @ KC ESPN
  • 1:05 p.m. (ET) HOU @ NYY ESPN
  • 4:05 p.m. (ET)/3:05 p.m. (CT) SEA @ TEX ESPN
  • 7:05 p.m. (ET)/4:05 p.m. (PT) LAD @ SD ESPN
  • 10:05 p.m. (ET)/7:05 p.m. (PT) CHI @ LAA ESPN2
In addition, for the second consecutive year, all games played on the final scheduled day of the
regular season – Sunday, October 2nd – will begin at 3:00 p.m. (ET). The overlapping schedule aims to
maximize the excitement of Postseason races throughout the sport on the season’s final day.

November 18, 2015

Cardinals announce 2016 spring training vacation packages

ST. LOUIS, November 18, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals are once again offering a variety of exclusive travel packages through Cardinals Vacations that allow fans to experience Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida, as a VIP.
                A total of six vacation packages are available, two of which are designed exclusively for senior travelers. All packages include great game tickets, choice of hotel accommodations, ground transportation, an exclusive reception and dinner featuring a season preview with select Cardinals players and personnel, custom Cardinals merchandise, airfare options, and more.
                All fans can book one of four “Grand Slam” packages which are scheduled to depart every Friday in March (March 4, 11, 18 and 25) and can be customized to accommodate up to a seven-night stay with the aforementioned amenities and additional options.
                Two Senior Spring Training packages depart on March 8 and are available as either a five-night or seven-night trip, with escorted motor coach transportation or rental car. In addition to game tickets, hotel stay, merchandise, optional airfare, ground transportation, and exclusive Cardinals dinner featuring an interactive season preview with Cardinals players and personnel, senior travelers will additionally enjoy a private welcome dinner, daily deluxe breakfast and afternoon cocktail receptions, service of Cardinals Vacations representatives, and new for 2016, a Senior Night Out featuring dinner and comedy at Palm Beach Improv.
                All hotel and rental car taxes are included in the cost of each package.
                For more information, or to book a Spring Training vacation packages, fans can visit or call 1-800-892-7687. Spring Training packages are expected to sell out so fans are encouraged to book their trips as soon as possible.

November 11, 2015

Cardinals museum to open special exhibit celebrating history of minor league system

“Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball” opens to fans on Nov. 21; ticketed preview event on Nov. 20

ST. LOUIS, November 10, 2015 – On Saturday, November 21, the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will open a new exhibit entitled “Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball” which celebrates the rich history of the franchise’s minor league system. This display, which replaces last year’s special exhibition “Stan Musial: ‘The Man’ Off the Field,” will be previewed Friday, November 20, during an exclusive ticketed event with General Manager John Mozeliak.
The Cardinals developed baseball's first successful farm system based on Branch Rickey's concept in the early 1920s and few ideas have had a more dramatic impact on the game,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “We take great pride in our farm system and the impact our homegrown players have had on our franchise history; we’re looking forward to sharing those stories with our fans.”   
“Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball” features over 100 artifacts which bring to life the rich history of the franchise’s farm system from the 1920s through today. Exhibit highlights include Branch Rickey's 1919 road jersey worn while managing the Cardinals; George Kissell's hand-written pocket-sized coaching manual – the genesis for the club's organizational guidelines that are still in use today (on loan from the Kissell family); a game-worn barnstorming jersey from Jim Bottomley, the first superstar from the farm system; Dave Duncan's pitching chart of rookie hurler Bud Smith's no-hitter in 2001; top prospect Oscar Taveras' Carlos Martinez-model bat used during the 2014 season; an original eight-foot-by-five-foot banner featuring the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada farm team that flew over Sportsman's Park circa 1954; and much more.
A limited number of tickets remain for the exclusive exhibit preview on Friday, November 20. With the purchase of a $60 ticket ($50 for museum members), fans receive a private, after-hours first look at the exhibit with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Cardinals Museum, a farm-to-table dinner buffet and drinks in the Hall of Fame Club at Cardinals Nation, and an after-dinner Q&A session with General Manager John Mozeliak and broadcaster Dan McLaughlin. For more information or to purchase event tickets, fans can visit
The Cardinals Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the offseason. The special exhibit, which is open to the public from November 21, through the conclusion of the 2016 baseball season, is free with the cost of museum admission. To purchase Cardinals Museum tickets or learn more about museum membership, visit    

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum
Located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum showcases one of the greatest club collections in all of Major League Baseball, celebrating the history of the Cardinals and baseball in St. Louis from the late 1800s through today. The 8,000 square foot museum takes fans on a chronological journey through the rich history of the franchise, with artifacts, video, broadcast calls and interactive elements including the opportunity to hold an authentic game-used bat from a Cardinals’ great or a world championship ring. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. During home night games, the Museum remains open through the 7th inning. Adult admission is $12 and there are discounts for children and seniors, along with guests who also purchase Busch Stadium tour tickets. A membership program provides additional opportunities to experience the museum with exclusive benefits. More information can be found at (#CardsMuseum).