St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

May 12, 2016

Harrison Bader and Andrew Morales earn Cardinals minor league honors for April

ST. LOUIS, Mo. , May 4, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Month for April by honoring a pair of Springfield (AA) players for their accomplishments on the field, outfielder Harrison Bader and pitcher Andrew Morales.
Bader, 21, the Cardinals 3rd round (100th  overall) selection out of the University of Florida in last year’s draft (2015), batted .338 (5th) with a .398 (8th) on base pct., to pace his Springfield team and rank among Texas League leaders in both.  Bader collected 27 hits, 3rd in the Texas League, hit five home runs and totaled 13 RBI in 20 games, all at centerfield.  The right-handed hitting slugger led all Cardinals minor leaguers in hits and batting average, and ranked 3rd in on base+slugging (OPS) at .960.  He began the season hitting in five straight games (11-for-25, .440), all multi-hit games, and closed out the month of April hitting in five straight games (11-for-22, .500), which included a season high four hits on April 27 vs. NW Arkansas.
“Harrison led the Springfield Cardinals offense with solid production from the leadoff spot, a .960 OPS and steady defensive play in centerfield,” said Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque.                                            
Morales, 23, is a 2nd round (71st overall) pick by the Cardinals from the June, 2014 player draft.  The right-handed starter was 3-1 with a Texas League 6th-ranked 2.16 ERA in four starts for Springfield, striking out 22 batters over 25 innings pitched.  His last two starts in the month were shutout performances, giving him a current 13.0-inning scoreless streak; he allowed four hits in each start but no runs in 7.0 innings, April 22 at Arkansas, and no runs in 6.0 frames, April 27 vs. NW Arkansas.  Batters hit just .172 against Morales, 2nd-lowest in the Texas League, and he walked just five in his four starts, giving him a 0.84 WHIP (walks+hits/IP), ranking 3rd.  Morales’ 25.0 IP was 2nd on the team and T8th among Texas League hurlers, and his 22 K’s tied for the team lead, T10th in the league.
“In four games started and 25.0 innings pitched for the Springfield Cardinals, Andrew showed excellent command, with strong performances the entire month,” said LaRocque.

Cards add four nights to theme calendar

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 5, 2016 The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the addition of Lou Brock Tribute Night, Soccer Night, Outdoors Night and Law Enforcement Appreciation Night to the 2016 Theme Ticket schedule.
                On Monday, September 12, the Cardinals will culminate the season long #STLisLou campaign with Lou Brock Tribute Night.  Fans who purchase the special #STLisLou Theme Ticket against the Chicago Cubs will receive a limited edition Lou Brock Bobblehead, featuring Lou on a Clydesdale, inspired by the Saint Louis statue on Art Hill.   A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a pregame autograph signing with Lou, are available as well.  A portion of each ticket’s cost will be donated to the specially created Cardinals Care fund established in Lou Brock’s name to raise money for children with diabetes.
Busch Stadium has welcomed soccer fans from around the world the last few years and wants them back again for Soccer Night on Tuesday, August 9.   Fans who purchase the Soccer Night Theme Ticket versus the Cincinnati Reds will receive an exclusive St. Louis Cardinals soccer scarf, a great souvenir to showcase during the next soccer match at the stadium.  In addition, there will be soccer themed activities and special guests pre-game in Riverview Corner.
On Thursday, September 8, the Cardinals and Major League Baseball are teaming up to honor law enforcement officers and their families with Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.  Fans who purchase the special themed ticket will receive an exclusive Cardinals law enforcement t-shirt.  A portion of each ticket’s cost will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  The night is open to all enforcement officers, corrections officers, Sheriffs, sworn and non-sworn employees, family members, friends and anyone who supports and honors our brave men and women in uniform.
                All hunters, fishermen, campers, hikers and outdoorsmen wanting to show their Cardinals spirit should come out for Outdoors Night, also on Thursday, September 8.  All fans who purchase the Outdoors Night Theme Ticket against the Milwaukee Brewers will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals camouflage t-shirt.
                Fans can purchase tickets for these Theme Nights and view the full 2016 schedule at cardinals.com/theme.

Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 5, 2016 – Registration is underway for the 27th Annual Cardinals Care Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.
                Former Cardinal outfielder Ted Savage started the tournament in 1990 to help kids in the St. Louis community who participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program.  RBI is a Major League Baseball youth outreach program designed to increase participation in baseball among underserved youth, encourage academic achievement and preparation, promote greater inclusion of minorities into the game and teach the value of teamwork.
                “The Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic is a day of golf, good times and giving back,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care.  “We hope fans can come out to the course and enjoy a round of golf knowing they’re fostering the growth of young ballplayers on and off the field.”
                Each foursome will be paired with a former Cardinals player or St. Louis celebrity.  The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. and features prizes for first, second and third place teams, closest to pin and longest drive.  In addition to donuts, coffee, juice, beer, soda, water, snacks and lunch, each participant will go home with a goody bag.
                For sponsorship information, registration or other information, contact Cardinals Care at (314) 345-9958 or visit cardinals.com/rbigolf.  Join the conversation with #CardsCare and #SavageRBIgolf.
                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 invested over $21 million to support St. Louis area children and built 21 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.

Cardinals announce 'Strikeout Cancer Night' ticket offer

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 6, 2016 – Tickets are on sale now for Strikeout Cancer Night at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, May 18, vs. the Colorado Rockies.  The St. Louis Cardinals are giving fans an opportunity to support the fight against cancer by offering select Loge or Pavilion tickets for just $15 at cardinals.com/kcancer.  For each Strikeout Cancer ticket sold, $5 will go directly to the Jason Motte Foundation to help fight cancer.
Strikeout Cancer Night at the ballpark will be held in conjunction with former Cardinals closer Jason Motte’s Third Annual Cornhole Challenge set to take place at Fox Sports Midwest Live within Ballpark Village on Monday, May 16.  Current Rockies relief pitcher Jason Motte and Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong, along with the help of their teammates, will host the fun-filled event, all while raising money for the Jason Motte Foundation and Cardinals Care.  Fans will have the chance to see and interact with their favorite Cardinals and Rockies players, and become teammates in the fight against cancer.
The event is a continuation of an idea Jason had to take a fun, backyard game and match it up with the passionate St. Louis baseball fan base.  Thanks to the amazing support of the St. Louis community the past two years, this event has raised over $225,000 for cancer research and those affected by cancer.  For more information about purchasing spectator passes for the Cornhole Challenge or about the Jason Motte Foundation, go to www.jasonmottefoundation.com.