Homestand Highlights (Monday, September 21 - Sunday, September 27, 2015)

St. Louis Blues Night and a Lance Berkman Bobblehead Giveaway highlight the final homestand of 2015

The Cardinals are back at Busch for their final regular season games of 2015; a three-game set with the Cincinnati Reds and four with the Milwaukee Brewers. St. Louis Blues Night and a Lance Berkman Bobblehead Giveaway highlight the final regular-season homestand of 2015.

Monday, September 21, 2015 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

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  • St. Louis Blues Night: The Cardinals are teaming up with the St. Louis Blues to help kick off their season during the first-ever St. Louis Blues Theme Night at Busch Stadium. All fans who purchase the special theme night ticket (SOLD OUT) receive a limited edition Blues themed Cardinals cap. From 5:45- 6:45 p.m., fans can get autographs from Blues and Cardinals alumni during a pregame pep rally in Riverview Corner complete with Louie and the Blue Crew. Members of the 2015-2016 Blues including David Backes, Vladimir Tarasenko, Kevin Shattenkirk, Troy Brouwer, Paul Stastny, Alex Pietrangelo and Alexander Steen will be introduced on field during a special pregame ceremony, and the Cardinals will have additional Blues prizes and surprises throughout the game. Cardinals players will also wear a St. Louis Blues themed jersey during batting practice and the National Anthem. Following the game, the batting practice-worn jerseys will be available for auction with proceeds benefitting Cardinals Care - the team's charitable arm. Fans will also be able to purchase Blues themed Cardinals t-shirts, available exclusively at the ballpark. For more info, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme). Fans must present the special Theme Night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.
  • Pregame Pom, Cheer and Dance Performance: Prior to the game, Powerhaus Cheerleading, Mt. Olive High School Cheer, Dancers on Tour, Kaskaskia College Cheerleading, Maryville University, Hillsboro High School Cheer, and Trimpe Middle School Dance Team will perform in Ford Plaza.
  • Coach Jim White Ceremonial Pitch: Coach Jim White will throw a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. His remarkable story was recently shared in the Disney film McFarland USA starring Kevin Costner. After moving to McFarland, California with his family in 1964, Coach White took over the cross country team in town and won an unprecedented nine state championships, transforming the small town and the young men on his team.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m. 

  • Cardinals Care Grant Ceremony: During a 3 p.m. ceremony, Cardinals Care will distribute more than $147,000 to 70 area nonprofit groups that support local kids. A Cardinals player, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event (#CardsCare).
  • Willie McGee Budweiser Bash Theme Night (#BudBash): Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a limited edition Willie McGee mini bobblehead as the Cardinals celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Nationals League Champion Cardinals. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with McGee. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme). VIP tickets are sold out. Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item. McGee will also throw a ceremonial pitch prior to the game.
  • College Theme Night: College students can purchase a ticket for $15 which includes an exclusive 80's themed Cardinals long-sleeved t-shirt designed by STL Style. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme). Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.
  • Deborah Norville Ceremonial Pitch: Television journalist and anchor of Inside Edition, Deborah Norville, will throw a ceremonial pitch prior to the game.
  • 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. 
  • Battle at Busch: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals present the Battle at Busch concert series. The 2015 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza. The final battle features Unifyah, Cardboard Room, Chad Randall Band and Destination Z playing for the grand prize. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open 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. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m. 

  • Halfway to St. Patrick's Day: All fans who purchase a special Halfway to St. Patrick's Day theme ticket receive a limited edition Cardinals themed Paddy Cap. All fans can enjoy Irish music and dancers in Riverview Corner from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme). Fans must present the special Theme Night voucher in order to receive this promotional item. 
  • Pregame Pom, Cheer and Dance Performance: Prior to the game, Triad Cheer, Triad Middle School Cheer, Natural Impact All Star Cheer, Festus High School Varsity Cheer, Adrenaline Explosion Cheer, HHP Dellwood Rec Center, and Seckman High School Dance will perform in Ford Plaza.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:45 p.m.  

  • Billikens Night: All fans who purchase a special Billikens Theme Night ticket will receive a Billikens themed Cardinals cap. Athletes and members from the Billiken Band will be in Riverview Corner from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme). Fans must present the special Theme Night voucher in order to receive this promotional item. 
  • Tyron Woodley Ceremonial Pitch: UFC Welterweight Contender, Tyron Woodley will throw a ceremonial pitch prior to the game. The Ferguson native and University of Missouri graduate will be taking on rival Johny Hendricks at UFC 192 on Saturday, October 3 in Houston, Texas. Woodley is currently ranked 3rd in the world.

Friday, September 25, 2015 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Fireworks Night: Immediately following the game, there will be a free fireworks and laser light show courtesy of Cooper Tires.
  • Dueling Pianos: From 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. there will be a dueling piano performance in Ford Plaza, courtesy of Spanky Entertainment 
  • 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.
  • Cardinals Museum Artifact Spotlight: Every Friday home game, the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum will highlight artifacts in the collection not currently on display during a pregame presentation inside the Museum at 3:30, 4:15 and 5:00. Today's featured items include Bob Gibson's game-used helmet liner and batting helmet, and Chris Carpenter's game-used batting helmet. These programs are free with paid admission to the museum. For more information or to purchase tickets to the museum, visit cardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).
  • 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.
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant) following the game.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 4:15 p.m.  

  • 2016 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All ticketed-fans receive a 2016 Cardinals Magnet Schedule courtesy of Shelter Insurance (#CardsPromo).
  • Lance Berkman Bobblehead: 25,000 ticketed-fans receive a Lance Berkman Bobblehead courtesy of Coca-Cola and Dierbergs (#CardsPromo). This bobblehead was the result of a season ticket-holder vote which asked fans to pick a favorite player from the past 10 seasons in Busch III. Thanks to the help of his 2011 postseason heroics, Berkman won the vote and will be honored with the bobblehead. Lance Berkman will throw a ceremonial pitch prior to the game.   
  • 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.
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant) following the game.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m. 

  • 2016 Cardinals Magnet Schedule: All ticketed-fans receive a 2016 Cardinals Magnet Schedule courtesy of Shelter Insurance (#CardsPromo).
  • 2016 Free Ticket Voucher: All ticketed-fans receive a free ticket voucher to a 2016 Cardinals regular-season home game (#CardsPromo).
  • Six Flags Day: All kids 48 inches and under receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any Sunday until November 1 (#CardsPromo).
  • 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 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.

 More Homestand Information

NEW Cardinals Magazine

Yadier Molina is approaching personal and franchise catching records this season, but it's his work behind the plate guiding baseball's best starting staff that might be his career masterstroke. In the new Cardinals Magazine, we share insight by teammates, manager Mike Matheny and others who observe the brilliance of baseball's best defensive catcher. And the 7-time Gold Glove winner opens up about his career and what he's learned in 12 big-league seasons.

This story and many more are reflective of the comprehensive and colorful coverage inside every edition of Cardinals Magazine. In this issue, you'll want to read our profile on the multi-talented Seth Maness, who excels at more than just escaping late-inning jams, our features on Cards' broadcasters celebrating notable anniversaries, Harry Caray and Al Hrabosky, and our look at Stephen Piscotty and others from the farm system who've helped the Cardinals fly high in 2015 despite a rash of injuries to key performers.  

Official Yearbook

This season's edition celebrates the history of Cards' uniform numbers and the legends who made them famous. This 224-page collectible publication presents a fascinating history of the names behind every Cardinals uniform number-from the legends to the long-forgotten. From zero to 99, we'll take you on a journey covering all the indelible moments and noteworthy names who defined the rich history of this colorful franchise. Find your favorite Cardinals in our complete all-time roster that details every Cardinals player, coach and manager who wore a numbered uniform-a list of more than 1,300 personnel dating back to 1932! And, as always, the yearbook includes action and studio photographs of the 2015 Cardinals.    

Official Scorecard

One of the longest-standing collectible souvenirs in baseball, the scorecard represents much more than a means to keep track of the hits, runs and outs that occur over the course of a major league game. It's a tangible keepsake commemorating a game that might be memorable for any number of reasons - a fan's first ballgame, a couple's first date, a player's big-league debut or a record-setting performance by a future Hall of Famer.

Adorned with beautiful retro cover art by Mike Right-the acclaimed St. Louis illustrator who has designed the Cardinals' scorecard covers since 2003-our scorecard also features a tutorial on how to keep score the "Cardinal Way," a method practiced by team officials since the 1940s. There's no better way to stay connected to the action on the field than keeping a scorecard!

The magazine ($5), yearbook ($15) and scorecard ($2.50) are available at the newly refurbished Cardinals Publications vendor carts inside each stadium gate, online at cardinals.com/publications, or by calling 314.345.9000. The magazine and yearbook are also on sale at team store locations throughout the ballpark, Cardinals Authentics inside the stadium and at Ballpark Village, and at various area retailers like Schnucks, Dierbergs, QT, Walgreens and Cardinals Clubhouse.

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).

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).

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. 

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.

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2015 Media Guide

Typically 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).

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.

Cardinals Host Greatest Postseason Moments Video Contest for Chance to Win Postseason Tickets

The St. Louis Cardinals have launched the Greatest Postseason Moments Video Contest challenging fans of all ages to make a video recreating their favorite Postseason moment, or moments from Cardinals history. One winner will be chosen to receive a special, once-in-a-lifetime, VIP Postseason experience - four field box tickets to the Cardinals first home game during the 2015 Postseason. Learn more at cardinals.com/fanflix 

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 50/50 Raffle: Each Friday through Sunday during the homestand, 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).

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 items include a pair of stemless wine glasses (September 30). Additional upcoming events include:
    • September 24: Support Military Families - Howl at the Moon - 9 p.m.
    • September 25: Bitter Pill in LIVE! - postgame
    • September 26: Big Rain in LIVE! - postgame
    • September 27: Gregory Hyde in Budweiser Brew House - postgame