St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis on the Air
6:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Preview: Ahead Of His Hall Of Fame Induction, A Look At La Russa's Legacy

Tony La Russa
Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

This interview will be on St. Louis on the Air at noon Thursday; the story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

Tony La Russa, longtime manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 27.

St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh spoke with La Russa in 2012, and will revisit that interview Thursday ahead of the coach's induction.

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Arts & Culture
9:49 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

'Deep And Authentic' Passion Fuels Cardinal Nation

Fans wave their rally towels as St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 in the NLCS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 12, 2011. St. Louis won the game 4-3.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

After 161 days, baseball returns to Busch Stadium Monday, with the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Cincinnati Reds. 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.”

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.

What It Means To Root For the Cardinals

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St. Louis On the Air
4:43 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Long Awaited Ballpark Village Opens On Thursday: Will It Be A Hit On Non-Game Days?

Concept art for Ballpark Village
Courtesy of the St. Louis Cardinals

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.

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.

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St. Louis Cardinals
9:27 am
Mon December 9, 2013

La Russa, Torre Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Former Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 3:50 p.m. with analysis from Derrick Goold.

Updated at 11:55 a.m. with comments from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Updated at 11 a.m. with quotes from La Russa.

Updated at 10 a.m. with statement from commissioner Bud Selig. 

This story will be updated.

Long-time Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has been unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Here's the official news by way of a tweet Monday morning:

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World Series
10:36 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Cardinals Fall To Red Sox In World Series

Kristin Smith's rally cap wasn't enough to help the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost Game 6 of the World Series 6-1.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated at 11:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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Crime
5:07 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Other Than Counterfeit Tickets, World Series Experiencing Few Issues With Crime

Busch Stadium
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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.

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.

He says there have also been some issues with phony money.

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St. Louis on the Air
11:27 am
Mon October 28, 2013

67 Years Later, Cardinals Superfan Recites 1946 World Series Poem

Arthur Schwartz.
(Courtesy of Arthur Schwartz)

When Arthur Schwartz was 10 years old his parents gave him a newspaper clipping – a poem about the 1946 World Series in which the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox.

After hearing our recent program on a new book about the 1946 World Series, Schwartz contacted us about the poem he memorized as kid, 67 years ago. 

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2013 World Series
5:52 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Cardinals Even World Series, Bring It Home To STL

Credit (St. Louis Cardinals)

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.

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2013 World Series
5:46 am
Thu October 24, 2013

'Sloppy' Cardinals Lose Game 1 Against Red Sox

Credit Mark Halski / Via Flickr

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.

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Arts & Culture
10:29 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Watch: St. Louis, Boston Symphonies Have World Series 'Brass Off'

Members of the St. Louis Symphony taunt members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a fun video for the World Series.
(via YouTube video clip)

What do you get when you get creative professional musicians from two baseball-crazy cities and add a World Series matchup? Well, something like this:

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