St. Louis Cardinals
Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Street, St. Louis MO 63102 Google Maps
The St. Louis Cardinals play in Busch Stadium which is located a few blocks south of the downtown business district. This Busch Stadium is the third baseball park in St. Louis called Busch Stadium. Busch Stadium III opened in 2006 replacing the multi-purpose stadium that was located across the street.
There is a light rail station across the street from Busch Stadium. Two light rail lines serve Busch Stadium and downtown St. Louis. The two lines split west of downtown with one line going to St. Louis Airport and the other line going to west central suburbs. The light rail continues east from St. Louis crossing the historic Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River to Illinois.
There are large parking lots near many suburban light rail stations making it convenient to use light rail to Busch Stadium. Many visitors stay near the airport and take a free shuttle from the hotel to the airport then take light rail to the ballpark.
St. Louis Cardinals Tickets
Great tickets (sometimes less than stadium prices) for home and away games are available from a registered ticket broker.
St. Louis Cardinals History
World Series History
The Cardinals won the 2011 World Series by defeating the Texas Rangers. The Cardinals were 10-1/2 games out of the wild card on August 26 and came back to qualify as the wild card team on the last day of the season thanks partially to a Atlanta Braves collapse.
In the division round the Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies. They defeated the Milwaukee Brewers for the the National League pennant before defeating the Rangers.
Chris Carpenter pitched several great games in the 2011 playoffs including the first and seventh games of the world series and the fifth game of the divisional playoffs in Philadelphia.
The St. Louis Cardinals have won the World Series eleven times. The only team to win more World Series are the New York Yankees.
The Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers and won the World Series in 2006, the first year in Busch Stadium III.
In the 1982 World Series, the Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers and in the 1967 World Series, the Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox in a seven game World Series with Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson winning three games. The Cardinals played in the World Series, two years in a row, losing to the Detroit Tigers in seven games in the 1968 World Series.
The Cardinals qualified for the 2012 playoffs as the second wild card team and defeated the Braves in Atlanta to advance. They defeated the Washington Nationals in the Division Round before being defeated by the World Champion San Francisco Giants for the National League Championship.
Stan Musial played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941 to 1963. The Cardinals are the only team Musial played for in his Hall of Fame career.
Musial had a lifetime .331 batting average and retired leading the NL in 3,026 games played, 10,972 at bats, 3,630 hits, 1,949 runs scored, 1,951 rbi's and 6,134 total bases. Musial won three MVP awards and played in 24 All Star Games.