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Call to Action: What’s Your Favorite Cardinals Game Memory?

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Blog contributor, Ashley Scroggins and husband posing in front of Busch.

In September of 2011, my husband got me tickets for my birthday to what would be the final showdown between the Cubs and Cardinals for the season. It would become the game that Tony LaRussa would later call “the defining game that turned around our season” and the starting point of what would eventually be an exhilarating post season.

It wasn’t of game 6 legendary proportions, but watching the Cardinals destroy the Cubs 1-0 in the 9th inning was the perfect birthday gift.

Memories like this aren’t hard to come by in that amazing stadium where championships are won.  Everyone has a Cards game story and we want to hear yours! Share your favorite Cardinals game memory in the comments, and you could win a 4-pack of tickets to a game!

Contest running from July 1, 2014, through July 11, 2014. We will select the most compelling entry as the winner, and his or her story may be published on our sites. No purchase necessary. Employees of West Community and Tigers Credit Union are not eligible.

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  1. Marilyn Krisanic Marilyn Krisanic

    Not sure of the year, only it was awhile ago, when Bob Forsch pitched his 2nd no hitter that season. I was lucky to be there and got to see it first hand. How exciting it was especially by the the 8th inning when you knew this could happen. When he was pitching the ninth everyone in the stands was standing and cheering with every pitch. It was so exciting and something I will never forget.

  2. Jennifer Jennifer

    I didn’t even attend the game. A friend called when the Cards were in the 2011 World series. She drove down from Quincy, Il., and we went downtown to be a part of the crowd. It was electric! We could see a few TV screens and watch the game outside. It was just great to be a part of the crowd.
    When we won, they opened the gates and let us in! It was exhilarating! We saw the ceremonies and watched as the players ran the track and jumped up to high-five the fans in the stands. Players kids were out on the field running around, having a great time playing with their dads.
    It was just a magical night even though we didn’t get to see the game from inside the stadium.

    • Thanks for entering. I was downtown during that WS, too. Just being in that atmosphere was incredible. It’s something I’ll never forget! – Ashley

  3. Hi
    My favorite Cardinals moment was during the time Mark McGwire was doing his home run marathons. I had recently moved to the United States and I had NEVER seen a baseball game in my life. My boyfriend invited me to go to the game with his brother and pretty much the whole game they bickered about WHO was going to teach me how the game was played. His brother won since he claimed “when am I EVER going to meet another person who does not know anything about baseball?” I then got my first lesson in how baseball was played and even got to see McGwire hit one of his famous home runs!
    Would love to take the family to a game 🙂 (that boyfriend is now my husband and we have 2 sons)
    Thank you for the opportunity
    Elin 🙂

  4. Tom Byrne Tom Byrne

    as an 11 year old (now 65), I watched a Cardinal game at old Sportsmans Park and in that game, Duke Snyder hit two homers both of which hit the Timex clock in dead away centerfield and 100 ft high. The 2nd homer knocked the minute hand right off the clock. Never done before and never done again – quite a memory

  5. Tom Byrne Tom Byrne

    My second greatest memory was on July 1, 1970, our wedding day. My wife and I spent our honeymoon night at the Chase Park Plaza and arrived around 12:15am. She was hungry however; room service had closed for the night. So, as any good husband would do, I proceeded downstairs to check at the front desk. On my way, the elevator stopped and in entered Stan Musial. I was speechless and starstruck. He looked at me, said hello, and asked why I was at the hotel. I explained it was our honeymoon night and the details of no room service. He invited me to join him for a congratulatory drink and 3 1/2 hours later, we bid each other good night. Talked baseball the entire time. A bigger problem for me however; was to try and make amends to my new bride for not only be gone for 3 1/2 hours, but still brought her no food – WHAT A MEMORY – must have worked – we celebrated our 44th today.

  6. Kelly Kelly

    My earliest favorite memory is of my father taking me to a Cards game when I was a teenager in the mid-1970’s. I had a crush on Al Hrabosky who happened to be pitching that game. I kept stats on a piece of paper. It was a pretty good day: a Cards win by The Mad Hungarian, and a day at Busch Stadium with my dad.

  7. Mary Anne Mary Anne

    I was at the incredible Game 6 in the green seats just 4 rows from the field. The person I was with needed to fly out to LA at 6 am the next morning so I kept asking him if we needed to leave every time the score was tied. At the top of the 9th the press came down the tunnel to be let on the field. Every time the Cardinals tied the NY press rolled their eyes. They thought it was their last night in St Louis. Nope, they had to stay! The rest is in the history books. BTW – We stayed for the whole game.

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