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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Busch Memorial Opens

May 12, 1966


— Greatest Moments —

Busch Memorial Opens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. Busch Memorial Opens Marker
Inscription.  The Cardinals played their first game at Busch Memorial Stadium before a crowd of 46,048. Lou Brock's bases loaded single in the 12th inning scored the winning run in a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 12, 1966.
Location. 38° 37.379′ N, 90° 11.474′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South Broadway south of Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is a sidewalk plaque outside Busch Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All-Stars at Busch (here, next to this marker); World Champions (here, next to this marker); 5 Shutouts for Jaster (here, next to this marker); Two Million (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named World Champions (a few steps from this marker); Gibson Gets Five
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(a few steps from this marker); Back-to-Back No-Hitters (a few steps from this marker); Gibson Dominates (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Also see . . .  Busch Memorial Stadium on Wikipedia. Also known as Busch Stadium II, this was the St. Louis Cardinals' home field from 1966 to 2005. It was also the playing grounds of the St. Louis Cardinals NFL team, which existed from 1966 through 1987, as well as for St. Louis Rams games in 1995. Many events, in addition to sports were hosted here, including the All-Star Game in 1966 and many concerts including the Beatles (1966), the Rolling Stones (1989), and Billy Joel/Elton John (1994). The stadium, which some considered to be the so-called "cookie-cutter" design, was demolished in 2005 and replaced by Busch Stadium III in 2006. (Submitted on July 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 25, 2022