Homestand Highlights

St. Louis (August 3, 2012) – Following a six-game road trip to Chicago and Colorado, the Cardinals head home for a seven-game homestand with the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants. The homestand begins with the Fox Sports Midwest 1982 World Series Championship Reunion weekend, as the Cardinals play the Brewers – the team they beat in the ’82 World Series. More than 20 members of the championship team will reunite at Busch Stadium for a weekend full of festivities. The homestand concludes with this season’s only visit from the San Francisco Giants.

When the Cards win, fans will save! For every win the Cardinals get on the August 3-9 homestand vs. the Brewers and Giants, fans can take $3 off RF/LF Pavilion tickets for August 14-16 vs. Arizona, and August 21-23 vs. Houston. If the Cards win all seven games, the tickets will be FREE! For more details, and to purchase the tickets, visit cardinals.com/win.

Friday, August 3, 2012 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

 • Bruce Sutter Bobblehead Day: The first 25,000 ticketed- fans will receive a bobblehead of Cardinals legend and Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter, presented by Coca-Cola and Dierbergs.
 • Busch Bash Friday: Enjoy live music, prizes and autographs in the Ford Plaza from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Busch Bash entrance (Gate 5), starting at 4:45 p.m., will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for Hall of Famer, and ¡¦82 closer Bruce Sutter. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Busch Bash Fridays are sponsored by Busch Beer.
 • From the Final to the First Pitch: As part of the Fox Sports Midwest 1982 World Series Champions Reunion, Bruce Sutter will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Sutter threw the final pitch of the ¡¦82 World Series.
 • 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. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, on the first baseline concourse, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and in section 452 of the Terrace level.
 • Budweiser LIVE at the Ballpark: Grab your buds, and head over to the Ballpark Village Lot from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. for the Budweiser Live at the Ballpark pregame tailgate party. There will be live entertainment with Team Fredbird, cold Budweiser beer at the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, live 80¡¦s music and an appearance by current Cardinal Adam Wainwright. Wainwright will be on hand at approximately 5:30 p.m. for an on-stage interview, followed by an autograph signing for the first 100 fans at the Budweiser Select tent.

Saturday, August 4, 2012 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (6:15 p.m.)

 • 1982 World Series Game 7 Replica Ticket Day: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a 1982 World Series Game 7 Replica Ticket sponsored by tickets.com.
 • 1982 Reunion parade and ceremony: More than 20 members of the 1982 St. Louis Cardinals championship team will reunite at Busch Stadium for an on-field ceremony and parade commemorating the 30th anniversary of their World Series win. Fans will want to be in their seats by 6 p.m. to watch the Ford Motorcade around the warning track and on-field introduction of the players with the 1982 Commissioner¡¦s Trophy. Players and coaches tentatively scheduled to appear include: Whitey Herzog (Mgr), Ozzie Smith (SS), pitchers Bruce Sutter, Dave LaPoint, Jim Kaat, John Stuper, Jeff Lahti, Steve Mura, John Martin, Doug Bair and Jeff Keener, Red Schoendienst (Coach), Keith Hernandez (1B), Ken Oberkfell (3B), outfielders Tito Landrum, David Green and Gene Roof, Dane Iorg (OF/IF), Mike Ramsey (INF), Glenn Brummer (C), Joe McDonald (GM) and Gene Gieselmann (Trainer).
 • Throw-Back Jerseys: At game time, the Cardinals and Brewers will honor their 1982 predecessors with throwback jerseys. The Cardinals will wear replica 1982 ¡§home¡¨ white uniforms, and the Brewers will wear 1982 powder blue ¡§road¡¨ uniforms, courtesy of Majestic.
 • Budweiser LIVE at the Ballpark: Grab your buds, and head over to the Ballpark Village Lot from 4:00 - 5:45 p.m. for the Budweiser Live at the Ballpark pregame tailgate party. There will be live entertainment with Team Fredbird, cold Budweiser beer at the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, live 80¡¦s music and an appearance by current Cardinal Lance Lynn. Lynn will be on hand at approximately 4:45 p.m. for an on-stage interview, followed by an autograph signing for the first 100 fans at the Budweiser Select tent.
 • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3 from the time gates open through the seventh 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.

Sunday, August 5, 2012 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)

 • Game Time change: The game has moved from 1:15 p.m. to a 7:05 p.m. start to accommodate the ESPN broadcast.
 • Build-a-Bear Workshop 1982 Anniversary Bear: 12,000 ticketed fans, ages 15 and younger, will take home their very own 1982 World Champion Cardinals Build-A-Bear, courtesy of the Build-A-Bear Workshop.
 • Throw-Back Jerseys: While the Brewers will return to their current uniforms, the Cardinals will wear the 1982 ¡§Victory Blue¡¨ road uniforms, courtesy of Majestic.
 • North Star Ice Cream Sunday: All fans can visit the Ford Plaza during pregame for free frozen treats (while supplies last) sponsored by North Star. Bring the entire family to the plaza as there will be music, games, prizes and plenty of fun in addition to the delicious frozen desserts.
 • Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15-years-old and under are able to live out their dreams as they are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.
 • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3 from the time gates open through the seventh 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.
 • Budweiser LIVE at the Ballpark: Grab your buds, and head over to the Ballpark Village Lot from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. for the Budweiser Live at the Ballpark pregame tailgate party. There will be live entertainment with Team Fredbird, cold Budweiser beer at the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, live 80¡¦s music and an appearance by current Cardinal Kyle McClellan. McClellan will be on hand at approximately 5:30 p.m. for an on-stage interview, followed by an autograph signing for the first 100 fans at the Budweiser Select tent.
 • Sit Back and Relax with the Lorax: Hang out in Ford Plaza during the pre-game, to see the Lorax of Dr. Seuss fame.

Monday, August 6, 2012— Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)

 • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3 from the time gates open through the seventh 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.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 — Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)

 • Travel Blanket Day: The first 25,000 fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a Cardinals fleece travel blanket, courtesy of Delta Air Lines.
 • 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. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, on the first baseline concourse, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and in section 452 of the Terrace level.
 • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3 from the time gates open through the seventh 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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 — Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (7:15 p.m.)

 • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3 from the time gates open through the seventh 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.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 — Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (12:45 p.m.)

More Fan Fun

Social Media Night at Busch
The St. Louis Cardinals and Budweiser Present Social Media Night at Busch Stadium Wednesday, August 15. If you "like" the Cardinals on Facebook or Twitter, you'll be sure to like this event! For just $20 fans will receive a Left Field Porch Ticket, $5 in Cards Cash, access to a pre-game program featuring current Cardinals and giveaways and prizes. Whether you're a social media rookie or an All-Star, fans of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to interact with their favorite tweeting players at 6 pm in the Budweiser Bowtie Bar. To purchase your ticket, visit cardinals.com/socialmedianight.

2012 Cardinals Yearbook On Sale Now!
Watching in wide-eyed awe, we reveled in David Freese’s inconceivable heroics in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series – the same as we did when Gibby struck out 17 in 1968, Slaughter dashed madly in ’46, and Old Pete rescued the franchise’s first-ever Fall Classic title in 1926. In tribute to the epic events that have added to an NL-record 11 World Series championships, the 2012 Cardinals Yearbook presents the definitive collection of gold-standard moments that define the franchise’s Fall Classic legacy. Complemented by striking action photos and studio portraits of all the 2012 Cardinals, this season’s Yearbook is a must-have keepsake for Cardinals fans of all ages! The 2012 Yearbook is now on sale at all Busch Stadium gates and team store for just $15. You can also purchase this publication by calling 314.345.9303 or visiting cardinals.com/publications. Starting Aug. 6, the yearbook will also be available for purchase at area grocers, Cardinals Clubhouse stores, QT, Walgreens and other local retailers.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2011 Replica Ring Collection
Don’t miss your chance to own the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Championship replica ring collection! This historical collection features replicas of all eleven world championship rings set in a finely-crafted wooden display case. The 2011 replica ring collection is a must-have for sports collectors and Cardinals fans everywhere. To reserve your historical replica ring collection today, simply visit The Post-Dispatch Store. Hurry, quantities are limited so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Cardinals history with the 2011 Replica Ring Collection!

Hunting and Fishing Days at Busch
See the Cards battle their Central Division rivals, the Brewers & Reds, with Hunting & Fishing Days at Busch Stadium on Sun., Sept. 9 and Tue., Oct. 2. For just $20, fans will get a ticket to the Cards game, plus an Exclusive Camo STL Hat! For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/huntandfish.

New Cardinals Magazine on Sale
The new issue of Cardinals Magazine is available for just $5 at all gates. With each purchase, fans will also receive a scorecard demonstrating how to score the ¡§Cardinal Way.¡¨ Highlights from this issue include:
 • A profile on RBI-machine Allen Craig, whose potent bat continues to impress coaches and teammates and forces the club to find more playing time for the slugger.
 • A review of the Cardinals¡¦ 2012 draft, which also includes detailed recaps on the club¡¦s first 10 selections.
 • A look at 20-year-old prospect Oscar Taveras, the best all-around hitter in the Double-A Texas League.
 • A pictorial tribute to Tony La Russa¡¦s managerial curtain call at the All-Star Game in Kansas City.
 • A Q&A with former Cardinals great and Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Tim McCarver.
 • An enticing new offer in Ballpark Bites. This issue¡¦s item: sliders and fries.
Start a subscription to Cardinals Magazine ¡V by calling 314.345.9303 or visiting cardinals.com/publications.

Beer Tasting at Busch
Back by popular demand, the Cardinals are offering a 2nd Beer Tasting at Busch Stadium on Friday, August 17. For $30 fans receive a ticket to the Cards vs Pirates game, plus access to a pregame beer tasting where fans may sample six different Anheuser-Busch beers. Tickets are located in the Left/Right Field Loge. This unique event will be held on the 2nd level of the ballpark just outside the UMB Champions Club. The event begins when gates open at 5:15. Fans must be 21 or older to participate and must drink responsibly. A limited number of tickets still remain, so don’t delay. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/beertasting.

Salute the Troops
Looking for a way to honor military members and veterans? Salute your troops on the scoreboard at Busch! Similarly to the way that fans can request displayed birthday messages (cardinals.com/birthdays), fans can now submit a scoreboard message to salute members of the military who are attending the game. Fans can log onto cardinals.com/salute, and submit a request 48 hours prior to the game date. Military salutes run beginning in the top of the 5th inning on the narrow ribbon scoreboards located along the 1st and 3rd base foul lines. Submit a free message today to salute your troops.

Cardinals Authentics
Fans will want to stop by the Cardinals Authentics store in Ford Plaza, the only place to get official, game-used, limited edition and autographed Cardinals memorabilia directly from the team. New this year are a number of exciting 2011 World Championship themed items, as well as items commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 World Championship. Fans can now order an engraved bat from Louisville Slugger, the official bat of MLB. Cardinals Authentics has a variety of items to fit every budget.

Cardinals Social Media
Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/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.
 • Facebook Fridays with Fredbird: Come spend time with Fredbird and Team Fredbird every Friday for our Facebook Fridays with Fredbird. Each week they will appear in a high profile, populated location within the community to give away a select number of free tickets or items on a first come, first serve basis. All fans will be offered a discount ticket offer and the chance to take their picture with Fredbird! To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals.

Exclusive 2011 World Series Champions Fan Jewelry Collection
Fans can now celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series Championship with the Fan Collection—crafted by Jostens, the same jewelers who created the team ring. Jostens master jewelers are experts in the art of storytelling through intricate designs that are timeless symbols of achievement and inspiration. Combining artistry with innovative technology, every piece of the 2011 World Series Champions Fan Collection is crafted with passion and creativity. To order, call 855.WC.RINGS or visit cardinals.com/rings. Many items from the collection, which includes rings, necklaces, cufflinks, money clips and more, are on sale at the Team Store at 8th and Clark. All items will be made to order; however, a limited number of posters, key rings and paperweights will be available for immediate purchase.

Cardinals Green Team
Last year, as part of the “4 A Greener Game” initiative, The Cardinals Green Team diverted over 535 tons of materials from local landfills. The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green.

Cave Dwelling – Be Sure to Cast Your Vote for our Cardinals Cave Dweller Kyle Thompson!
Entering its second year, the redesigned MLB Fan Cave hosts fan events, concerts, MLB player and celebrity appearances, as well as nine Cave Dwellers who are attempting to watch every game of the 2012 MLB season while. Along the way, online fans will help decide who gets to stay in the MLB Fan Cave and who gets eliminated, with one eventual winner crowned before the end of the World Series. This year, Cardinals fan and Oklahoma native Kyle Thompson is vying for your votes as he hopes to be the “last fan standing.” Support Cardinals fan and cave dweller Kyle Thompson by following him on Facebook (facebook.com/KyleOKC) and Twitter (@KyleOKC), and by voting.

Fan-Friendly Values
 • AAA Member Discount: Members of the Automobile Association of America (AAA) receive a $10 discount off tickets to most Monday through Thursday home games. For details, visit cardinals.com/aaa.

 • Group Value Nights: Bring your group of 25 or more to the ballpark on select nights, and save up to 50% off the gate price! For details, visit cardinals.com/groupvalue.

 • Fill up at Phillips 66: Fill up with 10 gallons or more at your participating Phillips 66 and receive a special ticket offer for select games throughout the 2012 season. Details at cardinals.com/phillips66.

 • Cardinals/Six Flags Double Play Combo: Each Double Play Combo includes a ticket to a 2012 Cardinals game and one single-day admission to Six Flags for only $55! It¡¦s your ticket for a summer full of family fun. Double Play Combos may be purchased at cardinals.com/sixflags or 314-345-9000.

 • Hunter Family Sundays: On most Sundays, fans who purchase individual tickets in RF Terrace or LF/RF Pavilion will receive a Hunter hot dog and a Coca-Cola.  • 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.

 • 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. Since the launch of dynamic pricing last season, 80% of games were priced lower in 2011 than 2010, with two-thirds of the games having tickets priced for $10 or less. A third of the games had tickets available for only $5. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com or by visiting the Cardinals on Facebook and Twitter.

 • North Star Ice Cream Sundays: All Sundays, starting two hours prior to every home game, enjoy games, prizes and free North Star frozen treats (while supplies last) in the Ford Plaza.

 • For a full listing of all the fan-friendly ticket values in 2012, visit cardinals.com/values.

Cardinals in the Community
Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation, is celebrating 15-years of supporting children. Since 1997 Cardinals Care has invested nearly $18 million in “Caring for Kids” both on and off the baseball field. Cardinals Care has provided nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations and built 19 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Cardinals Care also runs Redbird Rookies, 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. The organization holds several events throughout the homestand:
 • Cardinals Care 6k: Registration is underway for the third annual ¡§Cardinals Care 6k¡¨ set for Sunday, September 16th. This year, in addition to the 6k ¡V which has a lower fundraising minimum ¡V fans can participate in a One Mile Fun Run. Over the last 2 years, Cardinals Care has raised more than $300,000 through this event to help kids in our community. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6K.

 • Papa John's Pizza is offering a Cardinals Win Special: All season long, you can use the Promo Code: CARDSWIN at Papajohns.com every day after the Cardinals win for 40% OFF! Papa John's will also donate 10% of every CARDSWIN order to the Siteman Cancer Center.

 • Rawlings Replay: Throughout the season, fans are encouraged to donate new or gently used baseball and softball equipment at special bins located throughout Busch Stadium, as part of Rawlings Replay, Established in 2011, Rawlings Replay, supports Redbird Rookies, the flagship program of Cardinals Care, which provides disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to play baseball for free, as well as a variety of other support services. Fans are also encouraged to donate at St. Louis area Johnny Mac¡¦s locations and receive a special discount in-store on new Rawlings products. Members of the Cardinals Kids Club (cardinals.com/kidsclub) receive an additional voucher, good for two tickets to a 2012 game, if donations are made at Johnny Mac's.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and scheduled events visit cardinals.com/promotions.

Travel Tips
Fans heading from the city to westbound I-64 this week should remember that several ramps to westbound I-64 will remain closed until early September. Ramps from Broadway, 10th Street and 14th Street are closed around the clock. Fans will need to use Pine Street, Jefferson Avenue or Market/Compton to get back onto westbound I-64. Illinois fans coming to the game will be able to use the 9th Street ramp to get into the city from westbound I-64. Additionally, on I-70 in St. Louis County, one westbound and two eastbound lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The ramp from southbound Earth City Expressway to eastbound I-70 and the ramp from eastbound I-70 to northbound Earth City Expressway will also be closed at that time. For more information, visit modot.org.