2017 STL Legends Game
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Come join Rick Ankiel, Jim Edmonds, Skip Schumaker, Fernando Tatis, John Tudor, Jason Isringhausen, Brad Thompson, and Kerry Robinson in the first annual 2017 STL Legends Game presented by Pella Windows and Doors at CarShield Field! Watch your favorite players and local celebrities take the field in a "celebrity softball" style seven-inning baseball game! Gates open for pre-game autograph pass holders at 10:45 AM and to the general public at 12 PM with the game starting at 1 PM. Local personalities also playing in the STL Legends Game include Lux and Tim from NOW 96.3, Marc Cox and Jamie Allman from FM News Talk 97.1, Joe Roderick from 590 The Fan, former Blues player Cam Janssen, Charlie Marlow from Fox 2, Laura Hettiger and Matt Chambers from KMOV, and Blues On-Ice Host Angella Sharpe!
Being one of the few individuals to ever succeed at both hitting and pitching in the show, Rick Ankiel was drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 1997 season. After finishing second in the Rookie of the Year award race, Ankiel continued pitching for the next few seasons until converting to the outfield in 2005. Ankiel produced 244 hits and 47 homers for the Cardinals. Today, Ankiel has recently released a book on his time in the Majors titled, “The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life.”
Fun Fact: Ankiel is the first player since Babe Ruth to have won at least 10 games as a pitcher and also hit at least 50 home runs.
A four-time all-star, eight-time Gold Glove award winner, and World Series Champion, Jim Edmonds had a long and successful playing career, spending seventeen years in the bigs. Edmonds shined in his eight years with the Cardinals – racking up six of his eight Gold Gloves. He was no slouch at the plate either finishing his career with 393 home runs and close to 2,000 hits. Fast forward to today and you will find Edmonds with his very own sports bar which donates proceeds to the St. Louis Back Stoppers organization, a non-profit who help the families of fallen first responders.
Fun Fact: Edmonds has his very own sports bar which donates proceeds to the St. Louis BackStoppers organization, a non-profit who help the families of fallen first responders.
Spending eight of his eleven year playing career with the Cardinals, Skip Schumaker was one of the hardest working individuals of his era. Playing an unheard of spread of six different positions, including 4 innings pitched, Schumaker was truly one of the best utility players in the game. He finished his career with a .278 batting average in over 3,500 plate appearances, helping the Cardinals win two World Series’ in 2006 and 2011.
Fun Fact: In 2013 Schumaker made an unexpected pitching appearance, throwing a scoreless inning and recording a strikeout.
Debuting in 1997 and playing eleven years in the majors, Tatis spent three with the Cards. Most notable is his 1999 season in which he accomplished the feat that no one else has yet to repeat. The third basemen compiled over 800 hits and 117 home runs in his entire career. His most memorable moment however is one where he helped those in his home country by building a new church in the Dominican Republic.
Fun Fact: Tatis is the only player to ever hit two grand-slams in the same inning in MLB history.
Being one of 27 men in MLB history to be a part of the exclusive “300 Saves Club”, Jason Isringhausen was one of the most efficient closers in the show during his sixteen-year professional career. After playing for the Mets and Athletics, Isringhausen joined the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen in 2002, experiencing tremendous success with St. Louis for the next 7 years. It was during this time he collected 217 of his 300 career saves.
Fun Fact: In 2004, Isringhausen led the MLB in saves with 47.
John Tudor spent most of his twelve years in the show with the Saint Louis Cardinals. In his inaugural Cardinals season, Tudor finished second in the Cy Young race, with a league leading ten complete game shutouts during the 1985 season. During his time with the Cardinals, Tudor had a winning percentage of 70.5 and an ERA of 2.52. In 1988, Tudor added World Series Champion to his already impressive resume with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Upon retiring, Tudor tallied 117 wins and 988 strikeouts in almost 1,800 innings pitched.
Fun Fact: Tudor graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
To this day, Thompson still holds the AA single-season scoreless innings streak, while with the Cardinals affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. The following season, on May 8th, 2005 Thompson got the call making his major league debut with the Cardinals for the first of six seasons in the major leagues. He finished his rookie season with 40 appearances and a 2.95 ERA in 55 innings. Thompson pitched for the Cardinals from 2005 to 2009 as a starter and reliever spending most of his career in the bullpen. Overall he had a 4.46 ERA, 1.391 WHiP with only 121 walks in 405 innings.
Fun Fact: Thompson can now be found co-hosting the Fast Lane on 101ESPN and as a studio analyst on FOX Sports Midwest Cardinals Live.
Kerry Robinson, a St. Louis native, graduated from Hazelwood East High School as a three sport star. In 2001, Robinson signed with the Cardinals, spending three seasons with the club. He is most remembered by Cardinals fans for his game-winning, walk-off home run against the Chicago Cubs in 2003. Throughout Robinson’s seven year MLB career he played for the Rays, Reds, Cardinals, Padres and Royals organizations holding a career .267 batting average, 3 homeruns, 56 RBIs and 36 stolen bases.
Fun Fact: Robinson is currently working as a professional scout for the Cardinals.
Fans who purchased a SOLD OUT autograph pass will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite former Cardinals' players with a pre-game 90 minute autograph session.
$40 Pre-Game Autograph Session and Game Ticket SOLD OUT
$20 Game Ticket
Purchase your tickets now! You can purchase them here or call our staff at (636) 240-2287. Parking in the main lot will be $15 and across the street will be $5, CASH ONLY.
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Please note the following: Only 500 autograph tickets will be available. Limited to one (1) autograph ticket per person. Limited to one (1) autographed item per ticket. Fans who purchase autograph tickets are not guaranteed to receive any/all autographs with this ticket. Fans are welcome to bring their own items - restrictions to items are subject to players discretion. Gates will open at 10:15 AM for autograph signing.