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New Book Details Cardinals' History — 'From A Park, To A Stadium, To A Little Piece Of Heaven'

Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, is located in the heart of downtown.
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Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, is located in the heart of downtown.

Attending a baseball game at Busch Stadium in the middle of downtown St. Louis is quite a different experience from going to a game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where the stadium is surrounded by parking lots.

Connie Sexauer is professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County.
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In her new book, historian Connie Sexauer argues that a stadium in the midst of the city brings people of different socioeconomic backgrounds together, and it shapes the culture of the businesses and neighborhoods that reside nearby.

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Sarah Fenske talked with Sexauer about her new book “From a Park, to a Stadium, to a Little Piece of Heaven," which chronicles the story of the St. Louis Cardinals and how sports architecture can impact the culture of a city. The book will be published this October.

Hear their conversation:

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