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Homestand Highlights July 19 - July 25

ST. LOUIS - July 19, 2013 - Fresh off the All-Star break, the Birds are back at Busch for a six-game homestand. Perched atop the National League Central with the best winning percentage in all of Major League Baseball, the Cardinals will take on the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies each as part of a three-game series. Homestand Highlights include two autograph opportunities for fans, the introduction of the St. Louis Nacho Crunch Dog, and the Edward Jones Hall of Fame Weekend which features commemorative giveaway items honoring St. Louis' most popular Hall of Famers.

Friday, July 19, 2013 - Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (7:15 p.m.)

  • Ozzie Smith Rawlings Gold Glove Bobblehead Day: The first 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a bobblehead featuring Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and his 13 Gold Glove awards. Presented by Ameren Missouri. 
  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy live music from a dueling pianist and DJ, prizes, the Budweiser Build-a-Bar, and autographs in the Ford Plaza beginning at 6:00 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. 
  • St. Louis Nacho Crunch Dog: In honor of National Hot Dog Month, DNC Sportservice, the concessionaire of the St. Louis Cardinals, is introducing the "St. Louis Nacho Crunch Dog" - a jumbo hot dog on a locally-baked Fazio's Bakery bun covered in barbecued pulled pork, nacho cheese, tortilla strips and jalapenos. The Nacho Crunch Dog is available for $9.25 at section 509, behind the right field bleachers, across from Gate 6. But hurry! The St. Louis Nacho Crunch Dog is available this homestand ONLY.
  • 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, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.
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Saturday, July 20, 2013 - Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (6:15 p.m.)

  • Adult Replica 1940's Red Schoendienst Jersey Day: The first 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive an adult, replica 1940's Red Schoendienst jersey presented by Delta Air Lines.  
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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, July 21, 2013 - Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (1:15 p.m.)

  • Stan Musial Replica Bronze Statue Day: The first 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will grow their collection of the Cardinals bronze statue series with the replica Stan Musial statue, just like the one displayed on the corner of 8th and Clark. Presented by Edward Jones.
  • The Mission Continues: In a ceremony prior to the game, 80 post-9/11 combat veterans will take an oath and be sworn in as the newest Mission Continues Fellows.
  • 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).
  • Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.
  • Hunter Family Sunday: During this game, and on most Sundays, fans purchasing individual tickets in Right Field Terrace and RF/LF Pavilion will receive a free Hunter hot dog and Coca-Cola.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.)

  • Hunting and Fishing Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals are pleased to present the first of two Hunting and Fishing Theme Nights at Busch Stadium. Fans who purchase this special theme ticket will take home a limited edition Cardinals Rapala fishing lure! A limited number of tickets remain for this game and the second Hunting and Fishing Night on Wednesday, September 11 at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that fishing lure is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item.
  • Bombs Away: The Long Haul Bombers, a collection of the world's greatest softball home run hitters, will hold a softball home run hitting contest before tonight's Cardinals game. Following the competition, six participants from the Long Haul Bombers will be available for autographs around 7:00 p.m. in Ford Plaza.
  • 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, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.)

  • Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2013 schedule features 15 local bands over the course of five nights, at five different Cardinals' home games out in Ford Plaza. Tonight's battle features Blackwater Basin, Conquer As They Come, and Seminary Villains. 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. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 24th in the "Battle at Busch" finals for the grand prize package. Discounted tickets are available at cardinals.com/battleatbusch
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club 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, July 25, 2013 - Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (6:15 p.m.)

  • "This One's For You" Telecast: Tonight is FOX Sports Midwest's annual "This One's For You" Cardinals telecast to troops overseas. American Forces Network will transmit the game to soldiers throughout the world. The broadcast will feature interviews with the Missouri National Guard's 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, who are currently deploying to Afghanistan, and more than 300 of their family members who will be at the game at Busch. Cardinals fans are encouraged to participate in the event - those attending the game are encouraged to bring signs, and those watching on TV will be able to send greetings via Twitter. Promotion for the telecast began last week on FOX Sports Midwest. It features country music superstar and American Idol judge Keith Urban and his song For You - a song about the sacrifices made by soldiers. See it here: http://youtu.be/BdXJhrUjmJE.
  • Christmas in July Theme Night: Celebrate Christmas in July at Busch Stadium! Fans who purchase this special theme ticket will take home an exclusive Cardinals ornament, and Santa Fredbird will be in Ford Plaza beginning at 4:45 p.m. for photos. A limited number of tickets remain for this game at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the ornament is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.
  • Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig Autograph Signing: From 4:45 to 5:30 p.m., a total of 300 Cardinal fans (all ages) will have the opportunity to meet Matt Carpenter or Allen Craig in Ford Plaza. 150 line tickets will be given out per player. The autograph signing is sponsored by Phillips 66.  

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New Cardinals Magazine Highlights Mujica, Club's Youthful Roster, & Red Schoendienst  

The NEW issue of Cardinals Magazine features some of the key players in the club's first-half march to the most wins in the National League. The cover subject is All-Star Edward Mujica, whose timely emergence as closer and wicked off-speed pitch are explored in new detail. This summer-time edition examines the club's youthful ways, highlighted by the "New Kids on the Block" like Seth Maness, Carlos Martinez, Kevin Siegrest and others who have been a hit in 2013 and the next wave of fresh-face talent from the '13 First-Year Player Draft. Other story highlights include a profile on reliever Randy Choate, a Q&A with Matt Adams, and the latest journal entry by All-Star Adam Wainwright. And, as always, we salute the club's rich history, this time with a conversation with the incomparable Red Schoendienst and the latest release in the Stan Musial poster series. Copies are just $5 each at the ballpark, or to purchase a print or digital subscription, call 314.345.9303 or visit cardinals.com/magazine

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.

  • 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.

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

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.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the Cardinals organization to help children in our community - both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested nearly $19 million in helping children, including providing nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 19 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois.

Cardinals Care's Redbird Rookies program, a free league for boys and girls who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play baseball, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls, and other equipment needed for each team in over 20 leagues in Missouri and Illinois, 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.

Cardinals Care is urging fans to support their on-going efforts to help children a variety of ways:

  • Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the fourth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, August 18th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k.

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. Since the launch of dynamic pricing last season, 77% of games were priced lower in 2012 than 2011, with nearly 40% of games having tickets priced for $5 or less. 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.

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