St. Louis Cardinals

Baseball
10:56 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Watch: Busch Stadium Gets New Look For Postseason

Credit (St. Louis Cardinals)

Updated to correct time of NLDS Game 1.

At 4:00 tomorrow, the St. Louis Cardinals begin their quest for a 12th World Series title.

The arrival of playoff baseball in St. Louis means a slightly different look for the field at Busch Stadium. See how the grounds crew gets it ready for Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

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Sports
4:14 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Watch: Busch Stadium Shifts From Football Back To Baseball

Grounds crews convert Busch Stadium's field back into baseball shape.
(screen capture/St. Louis Cardinals Video)

Busch Stadium has hosted "football" before - but not of the American variety. That changed on Saturday, when Southern Illinois University - Carbondale faced Southeast Missouri State on an improvised gridiron in "baseball heaven."

Politics/Sports
1:44 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Which Political Players Got Money From Cardinals Employees?

Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, Jr. during the 2011 Cardinals World Series Parade. A Sunlight Foundation report says DeWitt was the Cardinals' organization's top political donor in the 2012 election.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The Sunlight Foundation has released a report on political donations made by all major league baseball organizations in the 2012 elections. So, which political players got money from Cardinals employees?

At a glance, here are a few takeaways (you can explore the full dataset yourself below):

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Honoring Stan Musial
10:09 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Cards To Honor Musial With Uniform Patch This Season

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The St. Louis Cardinals will wear a patch on their left sleeve this season to honor the memory of Stan Musial.

The Hall of Famer widely considered the greatest Cardinal player ever died in January. To honor his memory, the Cardinals will debut the patch in the season opener Sunday at Arizona.

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St. Louis Cardinals
12:17 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Busch Stadium Ranked 5th Best Ballpark In America

Busch Stadium.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

We know the question, unquestionably, in many Cardinals fans' heads right now is something like this:

"What? Number FIVE? We're number one!"

Well, Cardinals pride aside, the Redbirds' home turf has been rated as the number 5 best ballpark in America by TripAdvisor.

The site lists Busch between Fenway Park in Boston and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The number one spot for major league baseball in the country? PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

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Contract extensions
8:39 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cardinals Extend Contracts For Mozeliak, Matheny

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced contract extensions for manager Mike Matheny (center) and general manager John Mozeliak (right), pictured on the day Matheny was announced as the team's manager.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 12:40 p.m. with quotes from Mozeliak, Matheny and DeWitt.

Calling continuity important to a winning baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced contract extensions for the teams' manager and general manager.

GM John Mozeliak will remain in that role until 2016. The team also picked up the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny, who is in his second season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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Chris Carpenter
1:19 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Cardinals' Carpenter: 'I'm Not Dying, I Just Have A Messed-Up Arm'

Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter addresses the media for the first time since the team announced he is unlikely to pitch in the 2013 season.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Ever the competitor, Cardinals right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter isn't entirely ruling out returning to the mound this season.

Carpenter, 37, is battling recurring pain and numbness in his throwing shoulder, as well as discoloration in his hand. The team announced last week that he's unlikely to pitch in 2013.

"I can't pitch with the way that I feel right now," Carpenter said. "It's not fair to anyone."

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Business
4:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Ground Broken On Long-Awaited Ballpark Village

St. Louis Cardinals and other officials participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Feb. 8, 2013.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

After years of delays, work on Ballpark Village in St. Louis is finally under way.

The St. Louis Cardinals broke ground on Friday on the $100 million first phase of the project that will be developed on the site of the old Busch Stadium, next to the new stadium.

Ballpark Village was part of the development agreement between the city and the Cardinals when planning for the new stadium began back in 1999.  As it stands the team says phase one will be accessible to fans as of Opening Day 2014.

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Sports
1:40 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Cardinals Announce Carpenter 'Unlikely' To Pitch In 2013

Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter in 2011.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Updated at 3 p.m. with quotes from Matheny, Mozeliak, and at 4:20 p.m. to correct typographical errors.

For the third year in the row, the St. Louis Cardinals will go into spring training missing an ace pitcher.

The team announced this morning that Chris Carpenter is "unlikely to pitch" in the 2013 season, and quite possibly for longer.

General manager John Mozeliak says the 37-year-old is experiencing the same numbness and pain in his neck, shoulder and arm that led him to miss almost all of the 2012 season and undergo surgery in July.

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Sports
4:47 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Fans Pay Last Respects To 'Stan The Man' Musial

Fans line up to pay respects to Stan Musial
Sean Sandefur St. Louis Public Radio

Updated at 7:50 a.m with details about Stan Musial's funeral

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has released further details on Stan Musial's funeral, which will take place tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. 

The funeral is to be held at the Cathedral Basillica of St. Louis, located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and long time friend of the Musial family, will join Archbishop of St. Louis, Robert J. Carlson, in presiding over the Mass. 

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