Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3 1/2-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night for a 2-1 series lead.
The St. Louis Cardinals start the final series of the regular season at home against the Reds Monday evening.
The Cardinals are on pace to draw just over 3,250,000 in home attendance this year, the sixth highest in all of baseball and the 14th time in the last 15 years the Redbirds have exceeded the lofty 3 million benchmark.
Joe Strohm is the Cardinals Vice President of ticket sales. Considering St. Louis ranks 24th out of 30, in terms of media-market size, its yearly position near the top in terms of ticket sales is a testament to the devotion of fans.
Tony La Russa won two World Series championships as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and another with the Oakland Athletics. He won four Manager of the Year Awards and has the third highest win total in Major League Baseball history. Host Don Marsh talks with La Russa about his career, the current season, and his new memoir, “One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season.”
Seven years and two false starts later, the long-delayed Ballpark Village has gotten approval from the state of Missouri.
Today's nod from the Missouri Development Finance Board allows the St. Louis Cardinals and the site's developer, the Cordish Companies, to sell $17 million worth of bonds, which will fund the infrastructure at the 10-acre site.
A home opener against the Cincinnati Reds, a record number of interleague games, and the first showdown with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since they lured away Albert Pujols are among the highlights of the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals schedule, released today by Major League Baseball.
The season opens April 1 with a game against Arizona. The home opener is a week later.
Candidates debate in Illinois' 12 Congressional District
After nearly twenty years representing Illinois’s 12th Congressional District, Jerry Costello is retiring at the end of his term. The three candidates looking to fill the open seat debated in Carbondale last night.
Subsidies for a scaled-back Ballpark Village continued their march toward completion at the Board of Aldermen today - a day after getting the nod from a city development agency.
The $17 million in tax incentives got initial approval from the board today. It still needs one more vote from the Board, and then approval by the state. That meeting appears to be scheduled for July 17.
Officials with the St. Louis Cardinals say construction should begin on the much-delayed Ballpark Village by this coming fall.
The $100 million project received support Thursday from the Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority—known as MODESA.
MODESA’s support frees up $17 million in bonds set to expire by the end of the year—a fact which has the Cardinals, their developer Cordish Co. and the City of St. Louis moving quickly to clear these last few hurdles.