On Wednesday, July 6th, the St. Louis Cardinals will celebrate Hollywood actor and St. Louis native John Goodman with 'John Goodman Night at Busch Stadium.'
A veteran star of the big and small screen, including Argo, Inside Llewyn Davis, and most recently 10 Cloverfield Lane, will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Cardinals taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:15 p.m. All fans who purchase the special Theme ticket will receive an exclusive John Goodman bobblehead.
A limited number of VIP ticket packages are also available for the event. In addition to the bobblehead, VIP ticketholders will be able to take their photo with the homegrown star during a pre-game meet-and-greet.
"The hardest part is trying to act cool through this huge honor. So I want to let the Cardinals and Cardinal Nation know that I'm using this opportunity as a one-pitch tryout to make the big club," Goodman said.
Tickets and VIP packages for John Goodman Night at Busch Stadium are on sale now at cardinals.com/theme. For each themed ticket sold, a portion of the ticket price will be donated to John's charity of choice, St. Louis Children's Hospital.
A St. Louis-native and graduate of Affton High School and Missouri State University, Goodman is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988-1997), for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe award in 1993. He is also noted for appearances in the films of the Coen brothers, with prominent roles in Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink and O Brother Where Art Thou? Additionally, Goodman's voice work has appeared in numerous Disney films, including the voice for "Sulley" in Monsters, Inc. Having contributed to more than 50 films, Goodman has also won two American Comedy Awards and appeared on Saturday Night Live fourteen times.
Previous celebrity Cardinals fans honored with a Theme Night and bobblehead have included Jon Hamm, Nelly, Chuck Berry and Andy Cohen. John Goodman Night is just one of the many unique personalized Theme Ticket promotions planned for the 2016 season. Theme Tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or exclusive pre-game event. Targeted around different occupations, organizations, communities, celebrities and more, Theme Tickets let fans enjoy the game in a whole new way. Fans can learn more at cardinals.com/theme.