Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says that she wishes she could have attended President Barack Obama's fundraisers in St. Louis Tuesday night, but she had a fundraiser of her own that had been scheduled long before the president's visit.
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says that she wishes she could have attended President’s Barack Obama’s fundraisers in St. Louis Tuesday night, but she had a fundraiser of her own that had been scheduled long before the president’s visit.
Earlier this week, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and other Republican Party officials pointed out that McCaskill and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, both democrats, would not attend. Nixon did meet the President at the airport and appeared at the downtown fundraiser with Obama.
The announced attendance was 46,914 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the Cardinals' playoff game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Oct. 4, 2011.
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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols. The St. Louis RCGA says the economic impact of the Cardinals in the first-round playoff approaches $5.2 million per game, based on the typical game drawing a capacity crowd.
RCGA: Economic impact of first-round playoffs $5.2 million
The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association says the economic impact of the Cardinals in the first-round playoffs approaches $5.2 million per game, based on the typical game drawing a capacity crowd.
The association says that if the Cardinals played all possible games through the World Series, the impact would approach that of having the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis at more than $56 million.
Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
Francisco batted for pitcher Cole Hamels and broke open a scoreless game with a three-run homer in the seventh inning
Madson earned a five-out save. He induced a double play the escape in the eighth and gave up a run in the ninth before nailing down his first multi-inning save of the year.