St. Louis Cardinals http://news.stlpublicradio.org en La Russa Enters The Hall Of Fame, A Look At His Legacy In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/la-russa-enters-hall-fame-look-his-legacy-st-louis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his Hall of Fame speech, former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa saluted the support he's had from the management all three clubs -- the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland A's in addition to the Cardinals -- he worked for. He singled out some players, including Dennis Eckersly (who ended his career in St. Louis) and Albert Pujols. The "spectacular"&nbsp;tradition in St. Louis and the presence of hall of famers walking around the club made "you feel this obligation to go forward ... motivated to be caretakers" of that tradition, he said.</span></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:54:26 +0000 Cullen Riley-Duffy 38291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org La Russa Enters The Hall Of Fame, A Look At His Legacy In St. Louis St. Louis Walk Of Fame Adds McCarver, Benton, Falk http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-walk-fame-adds-mccarver-benton-falk <p>Three new stars are joining the St. Louis Walk of Fame.</p><p>Adding to the 140 famous St. Louisans already installed on Delmar Blvd. in the Loop will be 19th-century U.S. Sen. Thomas Hart Benton, a champion of manifest destiny; former Cardinal and longtime broadcaster Tim McCarver; as well as Lee Falk, who’s famous for his contributions to comics and theater.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:44:26 +0000 Joseph Leahy & Donna Korando 38367 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Walk Of Fame Adds McCarver, Benton, Falk 'Deep And Authentic' Passion Fuels Cardinal Nation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deep-and-authentic-passion-fuels-cardinal-nation <p>After 161 days, baseball returns to Busch Stadium Monday, with the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Cincinnati Reds.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And that means across the city, thousands of bosses have approved vacation days with a knowing smile. Some may have even said, “I’ll see you there.”</span></p><p>Cardinal baseball is probably the closest thing you can get to a government-sanctioned religion without running afoul of the First Amendment. It is a passion that unites a city from April to September and beyond.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:49:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35057 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Deep And Authentic' Passion Fuels Cardinal Nation Long Awaited Ballpark Village Opens On Thursday: Will It Be A Hit On Non-Game Days? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/long-awaited-ballpark-village-opens-thursday-will-it-be-hit-non-game-days <p>After more than a decade in development, Ballpark Village is opening to the public on Thursday. A partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, the development spans seven city blocks just north of Busch Stadium.</p><p>At the heart of Ballpark Village are three anchor tenants: Cardinals Nations, Budweiser Brew House and Fox Sports Midwest Live!, said Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:43:22 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 34679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Long Awaited Ballpark Village Opens On Thursday: Will It Be A Hit On Non-Game Days? La Russa, Torre Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/la-russa-torre-elected-baseball-hall-fame <p><em>Updated at 3:50 p.m. with analysis from Derrick Goold.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 11:55 a.m. with comments from the St. Louis Cardinals.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 11 a.m. with quotes from La Russa.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 10 a.m. with statement from commissioner Bud Selig.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>This story will be updated.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Long-time Cardinals manager Tony La </span>Russa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.</span></p><p>Here's the official news by way of a tweet Monday morning:</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:27:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 32072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org La Russa, Torre Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame Cardinals Fall To Red Sox In World Series http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-fall-red-sox-world-series <p><em>Updated at 11:30 p.m.</em></p><p>The 2013 season for the St. Louis Cardinals came to a crashing halt Wednesday night with a 6-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the World Series.</p><p>During the regular season, the Cardinals were the best team in baseball at hitting with runners on base. But they stranded nine in Game 6, and 43 through the entire series.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:36:36 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 31052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals Fall To Red Sox In World Series Other Than Counterfeit Tickets, World Series Experiencing Few Issues With Crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/other-counterfeit-tickets-world-series-experiencing-few-issues-crime <p>For Cardinals fans looking to pick up tickets to tonight’s World Series game, St. Louis City Chief of Police Sam Dotson has a simple piece of advice: buyer beware.</p><p>There were around 80 instances of phony tickets being sold for Game 3, but he says police were able to cut that number to three for last night’s game.</p><p>He says there have also been some issues with phony money.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:07:15 +0000 Tim Lloyd 30996 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Other Than Counterfeit Tickets, World Series Experiencing Few Issues With Crime 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 Cardinals Even World Series, Bring It Home To STL http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-even-world-series-bring-it-home-stl <p>Michael Wacha and his Cardinals bullpen provided the power pitching. Carlos Beltran injected with a painkiller, came through with a huge hit. And this time, it was the Red Sox who were tripped up by fielding failures.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:52:12 +0000 The Associated Press 30925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals Even World Series, Bring It Home To STL 'Sloppy' Cardinals Lose Game 1 Against Red Sox http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sloppy-cardinals-lose-game-1-against-red-sox <p>BOSTON (AP) - Given a bit of help by the umpires and a lot more by the Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox turned this World Series opener into a laugher.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:46:01 +0000 The Associated Press 30898 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Sloppy' Cardinals Lose Game 1 Against Red Sox