baseball http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Economy Rundown: Sports, The Economy And Economists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-rundown-sports-economy-and-economists <p>Football season is over. The Cardinals are still in Spring Training. St. Louis has no NBA to entertain us. The Olympics were fun while they lasted, but they took St. Louis Blues hockey away from us (until Wednesday). And we still don’t have a Major League Soccer team here. It's fair to say, the region is in a bit of a professional sports slump right now. And what have we been doing to endure the lull?</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:03:07 +0000 Shula Neuman 33958 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy Rundown: Sports, The Economy And Economists 67 Years Later, Cardinals Superfan Recites 1946 World Series Poem http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/67-years-later-cardinals-superfan-recites-1946-world-series-poem <p>When Arthur Schwartz was 10 years old his parents gave him a newspaper clipping – a poem about <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/classic/news/story?page=moment011015-slaughter-cards-title">the 1946 World Series</a> in which the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:27:26 +0000 Alex Heuer & Kelsey Proud 30981 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 67 Years Later, Cardinals Superfan Recites 1946 World Series Poem Mayor Slay: Cardinals Bring Economic Boost, Civic Pride To St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-slay-cardinals-bring-economic-boost-civic-pride-st-louis <p>As the Cardinals excel on the field, so too does the city and region around it. Postseason action has almost become a way of life in St. Louis, bringing added excitement, tourism and tax dollars to the region,&nbsp; 10 out of the past 13 years.</p><p>And this year is no different, says Mayor Francis Slay. With three World Series games scheduled here, the region will gain an estimated $8 million in direct and indirect revenue per game. The city alone will gain $500,000 in taxes per game.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:53:22 +0000 Camille Phillips 30877 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Slay: Cardinals Bring Economic Boost, Civic Pride To St. Louis Remembering The 1946 World Series - The First Time The Cardinals Beat The Red Sox http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-1946-world-series-first-time-cardinals-beat-red-sox <p>A lot has changed in the world of baseball since 1946. But a familiar pair of elite teams are once again playing in the Fall Classic.&nbsp; For the fourth time, the St. Louis Cardinals are facing off against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Previous matchups took place in 1946, 1967 and 2004.</p><p>And this year's matchup has some striking similarities to the team's first meeting in 1946. Then, as now, St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Dodgers in playoffs before facing off against the Red Sox.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:15:45 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Camille Phillips 30871 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering The 1946 World Series - The First Time The Cardinals Beat The Red Sox Sunday Games, Booze, Cheap Tickets: How St. Louis Played A Huge Role In Keeping Baseball Alive http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sunday-games-booze-cheap-tickets-how-st-louis-played-huge-role-keeping-baseball-alive <p>Baseball and St. Louis go together like beer and brats, and the relationship between the city and sport began more than 130 years ago.</p><p>Chris Von der Ahe, a German grocer and beer-garden proprietor, risked his life savings in the 1880s, when he founded the franchise that would become today’s St. Louis Cardinals.</p><p>As author Edward Achorn describes in his newest book, Von der Ahe knew little about baseball but would become one of the most important and amusing figures in the game’s history.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:07:46 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 25752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sunday Games, Booze, Cheap Tickets: How St. Louis Played A Huge Role In Keeping Baseball Alive Finding Beauty In A Baseball, After The Last Pitch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/finding-beauty-baseball-after-last-pitch As a new season of Major League Baseball begins, one photographer focuses on baseballs past — that is, baseballs that have lain dormant well after their last pitch.<p>For years, photographer Don Hamerman walked his dog near an old baseball diamond in Stamford, Conn. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:30:42 +0000 25014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Finding Beauty In A Baseball, After The Last Pitch Busch Stadium Ranked 5th Best Ballpark In America http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/busch-stadium-ranked-5th-best-ballpark-america <p>We know the question, unquestionably, in many Cardinals fans' heads right now is something like this:</p><p>"What? Number FIVE? We're number one!"</p><p>Well, Cardinals pride aside, the Redbirds' home turf has been rated as the number 5 best ballpark in America by <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/PressCenter-i5823-c1-Press_Releases.html">TripAdvisor</a>.</p><p>The site lists Busch between Fenway Park in Boston and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The number one spot for major league baseball in the country? PNC Park in Pittsburgh.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:17:03 +0000 Kelsey Proud 12637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Busch Stadium Ranked 5th Best Ballpark In America Playoff Bet Payoff As St. Louis Flag Flies Over DC http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/playoff-bet-payoff-st-louis-flag-flies-over-dc <p>Baseball bets are not usually something we cover much of here at St. Louis Public Radio (except <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/all-world-series-side-bets-plus-one-our-own">when we make it to the World Series and make a chart of all the bets</a>).</p><p>However, we thought we'd make an exception today to highlight something happening in the nation's capitol.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:05:59 +0000 Kelsey Proud 5720 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Playoff Bet Payoff As St. Louis Flag Flies Over DC It's Good To Root, Root, Root For The Home Team http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-you-should-root-root-root-home-team My first protocol on rooting in sports is that you should stick with the teams that you grew up with. I know we're a transient society, but that's just it: Continuing to cheer for your original hometown teams is one way of displaying the old-fashioned value of allegiance.<p>If you grew up in Cleveland, say, and moved somewhere Sun Belt-ish, I know how hard it is, but the measure of whether you are a good person is that you must remain loyal to the Browns and Indians and that team that LeBron James left behind.<p>That's what's left of roots in America. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 02:03:00 +0000 Frank Deford 5209 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org It's Good To Root, Root, Root For The Home Team One Last Strike: Former Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-last-strike-former-cardinals-manager-tony-la-russa <p>Tony La Russa won two World Series championships as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and another with the Oakland Athletics.&nbsp; He won four Manager of the Year Awards and has the third highest win total in Major League Baseball history.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with La Russa about his career, the current season, and his new memoir, “One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season.”</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:07:24 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 4720 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One Last Strike: Former Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa