More than twenty members of the Cardinals’ 1982 World Series Championship team will reunite this weekend as part of the Fox Sports Midwest 1982 World Series Championship Reunion, as the Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium (August 3rd – 5th). Three days of reunion activities are planned to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Cardinals 9th World Championship.
“The 1982 team was one of the greatest in Cardinals history,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the Cardinals. “We are thrilled to have so many members of that legendary team reunite as part of this weekend celebration.”
Ozzie Smith, Whitey Herzog, Bruce Sutter, Red Schoendienst, Keith Hernandez, Ken Oberkfell, Dave LaPoint, Jim Kaat, John Stuper, Jeff Lahti, Steve Mura, John Martin, Doug Bair, Jeff Keener, Tito Landrum, David Green, Gene Roof, Dane Iorg, Mike Ramsey, Glenn Brummer, Joe McDonald and Gene Gieselmann are among the members of the legendary squad that are expected to participate in a special on-field parade and ceremony Saturday.
The celebration starts Friday as the Cardinals will honor the man who made the final out of the ’82 season, Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter. Sutter will sign autographs at Busch Bash in Ford Plaza prior to game, and the first 25,000 ticketed fans will receive a Bruce Sutter bobblehead, presented by Coca-Cola and Dierbergs.
On Saturday, the first 25,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a 1982 World Series Game 7 Replica Ticket sponsored by tickets.com. Fans will want to be in their seats by 6:00 p.m. as the Cardinals will honor the 1982 squad with a special pre-game on-field parade and ceremony. To mark the occasion, the Cardinals will wear replica 1982 “home” white uniforms, while the Brewers will wear 1982 powder blue “road” uniforms, courtesy of Majestic.
On Sunday, the first 12,000 ticketed fans, ages 15 and younger, will receive a 1982 World Champion Cardinals Build-A-Bear. While the Brewers will wear their current uniforms, the Cardinals will sport 1982 “Victory Blue” road uniforms. This will be the first time the Cardinals have worn the “Victory Blue” for fans in St. Louis. The game will be telecast nationally on ESPN. To accommodate the national broadcast, the game will start at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets for the Reunion weekend are still available at cardinals.com or by calling (314) 345-9000.