St. Louis Blues Chairman Dave Checketts. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Checketts has a reached a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer.
Report: Checketts reaches deal to sell majority stake in Blues
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dave Checketts has a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the St. Louis Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer. As part of the deal, Checketts could remain with the club in some capacity.
David Freese (R) celebrates his 6th inning two-run home run with Matt Holliday (L) on Oct. 5. Freese drove in four of the Cardinals' five runs in a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in game 4 of the NL Division Series.
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A sea of red at Busch Stadium on Oct. 4, 2011, Game 3 of the NL Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cards won Game 4 Oct. 5, 2011 and are headed to Philadelphia for Game 5 Friday night.
David Freese homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the Cardinals tagged playoff nemesis Roy Oswalt and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night, forcing a deciding fifth game in their NL division series.
Edwin Jackson recovered from a rocky beginning to win his first playoff start with six solid innings. Jason Motte worked a perfect ninth for his second save of the series.
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.