Beer and Whiskey http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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