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St. Louis Jewish Light

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Cards outfielder Harrison Bader commits to Team Israel for World Baseball Classic

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished August 1, 2022

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader, whose father is Jewish and who has a Gold Glove on his resume, has committed to join Team Israel for the 2023 World Baseball Classic, according to team manager and former Mizzou Tiger, Ian Kinsler. “By...

Remembering when Hank Greenberg backed former Cardinal Curt Floods fight for free agency

Remembering when Hank Greenberg backed former Cardinal Curt Flood’s fight for free agency

Frederic J. Frommer, The ForwardPublished July 12, 2022

When a Black outfielder fought for his economic freedom against baseball owners a half-century ago, Hank Greenberg, the Jewish Hall of Famer, was one of a handful of former players who sided with him — even though he had been a baseball executive after...

16 years after it fell, Busch Stadium 2.0 holds special memories 

16 years after it fell, Busch Stadium 2.0 holds special memories 

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightPublished December 7, 2021

Old Busch Stadium, aka Busch Stadium 2.0, will always be a special place for me--even if the building has been gone for 16 years. That's because, on Dec. 7, 2005, the building was essentially blown up, turned to rubble for the new stadium to rise up...

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Why Marcus Stroman, Cardinals are a perfect match

Dan Buffa, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished November 23, 2021

It's no secret the Cardinals are looking for pitching this offseason, preferably starting pitching. So, why would Marcus Stroman and the Cardinals be a perfect match? Following a year where they lost three key starters for large portions of the season,...

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So long, Moon Man: Mike Shannon calls it a career after nearly 60 years with Cardinals

DAN BUFFA, Special to the Jewish LightPublished October 4, 2021

"Get up, baby, get up." A simple sequence of words transformed into a rally cry. For as long as I can remember, that's how a home run was called. While others define it as a long drive or a goner, Mike Shannon simply asked the ball to get up, like...

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Carlos Martinez’s last stand? Why it’s time for the Cardinal pitcher to step up or get out

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightPublished June 29, 2021

Carlos Martinez is running out of time to produce as a St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher. As 2021's rugged dawn continues to set over a struggling Cardinals team, one of their longest-standing pitchers on the active roster finds himself in perilous...

Apr 5, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; The Budweiser Clydesdales runs around the warning track prior to the St. Louis Cardinals home opener against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

Cardinals ticket subscription and day of tickets are back

Published June 10, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals’ 2021 Budweiser Ballpark Pass is on sale now at cardinals.com/ballparkpass.  The ticket subscription service gives fans the opportunity to attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month for a monthly fee of $34.99. On...

Max Scherzer throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field (Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports).

Max Scherzer would be the Cardinals’ ‘Mezuzah’: Here’s why

ALEC BARIS, Digital Engagement AssociatePublished May 26, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals are in first place. However, with the Chicago Cubs finding their footing, and the Milwaukee Brewers bolstering their lineup with a proven shortstop, remaining in first might not be the case in the coming months. While the offense...

Did the Cardinals build a weak offense around Nolan Arenado-or is it still buffering?

Did the Cardinals build a weak offense around Nolan Arenado-or is it still buffering?

Published May 25, 2021

When the St. Louis Cardinals officially acquired Nolan Arenado at the onset of February, there was renewed hope that Cardinal Nation wouldn't be watching a pitifully boring offense again. Would the boys of summer finally get out the boomsticks instead...

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5 things for the Cardinals to do in order to maintain momentum

DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished May 21, 2021

With the Chicago Cubs rolling into town for the first time in two years and a lineup that is starting to come together, the St. Louis Cardinals are poised to make a statement as May turns the corner to June. Can the Birds keep it going, or will they hit...

‘11 in 11’ captures the emotions of an incredible Cardinals World Series championship

‘11 in 11’ captures the emotions of an incredible Cardinals World Series championship

ALEC BARIS, DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGERPublished May 20, 2021

The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals took fans on a wild ride, ultimately leading to their 11th World Series Championship. Years after, I still can’t put into words the experience of witnessing Game 6 in person. Fortunately, Benjamin Hochman has the words. Hochman,...

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Stop complaining about Harrison Bader’s attitude and just appreciate what he’s doing at the plate

DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished May 18, 2021

One of the most overlooked things from the shortened and halfway embarrassing St. Louis Cardinals' 2020 season was the Harrison Bader performance at the plate. While the batting average wasn't anything to write home about, the outfielder raised his slugging...

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