ST. LOUIS -- Five years after Yadier Molina and his wife, Wanda, brainstormed the idea of beginning a business that could connect with the Cardinals fan base, Molina is ready to begin selling items from his M4 clothing apparel line in the Cardinals' Busch Stadium team store.
An official announcement and unveiling of the exclusive clothing products will be made at a press conference this afternoon.
"I wanted to do this because St. Louis is my home and fans here have been so supportive of me over the years," Molina said. "I'm very excited to share these items with the best fans in baseball. We've worked hard to develop something that we hope fans will love and that allows me to communicate my passion, as well sharing more of me, my values and my heritage with Cardinals Nation."
The items that will be sold at Busch Stadium have been designed specifically for Cardinals fans and will not be available at any other locations. They include shirts for men, women and children, as well as caps. Merchandise prices for the items will range from $36 to $45.
Planning for this partnership between the Cardinals and Molinas began back in Spring Training.
"M4 is about adventure, with fun, bright colors," Molina said. "The name is simple -- M4. It is adaptable. It is memorable. It is timeless. I really hope fans will like the line as much as we enjoyed designing it for them."
Jenifer Langosch has covered the Cardinals for MLB.com since 2012, and previously covered the Pirates from 2007-11. Read her blog, follow her on Twitter, like her Facebook page and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.