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St. Louis Cardinals Tickets And A Day At Busch Stadium
As members of the National League since 1892 and the Central Division since 1994, the St. Louis Cardinals have been a team since establishment in 1882. Originally they were known as the St. Louis Brown Stockings and members of the American Association. The name did previously belong to a different team that was a part of the National League. The team changed its name in 1899 to the St. Louis Perfectos. This name would be short lived, however as a new name was just over the horizon for the team. The final name change to the current one came in 1900 and has held firm ever since. The team colors are cardinal red, navy and white and the cardinal red bird with yellow beak situated on a yellow baseball bat is the team’s logo.
As with all other major baseball franchises, the number 42 was retired in honor of Jackie Robinson. Other numbers that are also retired from circulation for the St. Louis Cardinals includes numbers, 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 45 and 85. The Cardinals have held nicknames such as The Cards, The Redbirds and The Birds during their history. When it comes to awards for major league titles, the Cardinals have a list that stretches a country mile long and beyond. The Cardinals have won the World Series title 10 times. They have National League Pennants that stretch from 1926 to 2006. Eight Central Division titles from 1996 to 2009 fall in behind American League Pennants won in 1885, 1886, 1887 and 1888. With three East Division titles and one Wild card berth, it is easy to exclaim that the Cardinals are an award-winning ball club.
Big names like Rogers Hornsby were instrumental in helping the team get to the top. Hornsby won the Triple Crown not once, but twice in 1922 and again in 1925. The momentum the team picked up kept them going time after time, from winning their first NL Pennant in ’26 to repeat pennants in 1930 and again in 1931. Interestingly enough, the Cardinals were nicknamed the “Gashouse Gang” in 1934 but that year, took a victory home over the Detroit Tigers for the World Series. They were given the name for their rough playing style and ragged appearance.
Although recent years have been challenging for the Cardinals, particularly the 90s when the team has seen very small increments of success, the change of hands for owners was the start of returning success for the Cardinals, who won 100 games in 2005 which landed them yet another Central Division title.
Busch Stadium is the home venue for all of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. Located at 700 Clark Street in St. Louis, Missouri, Busch Stadium was first opened in 2006 for an exhibition game. With a grass playing surface and construction cost of $365 million, this venue is not only the home of the Cardinals but also owned by the franchise. Busch Stadium has 3,706 club seats that offer excellent sites and amenities galore. There are also 61 luxury suites to create the perfect day at the game for clients, distinguished guests, family members and others.
This venue is not the first to share the Busch name for a stadium. It is thus affectionately often referred to as Busch Stadium III. There was another Busch Stadium open from 1966 to 2005 which was referred to as Busch Memorial Stadium. From the large bridge over the entrance of Gate 3 that is similar to Eads Bridge to the bronze statue of Stan ‘The Man’ Musial, Busch Stadium offers many exciting experiences for fans who want to enjoy a game while in St. Louis.
St. Louis Cardinals World Series Champions Game 5 top 9th Inning 2 outs