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Cardinals museum reopens with exhibit on 2011 World Series

ST. LOUIS – The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, on the second floor of Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, re-opened Monday with a special exhibit entitled “2011 Cardinals: What A Team! What A Ride!”

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; but during home night games, the museum will stay open through the seventh inning.

Fans can purchase Cardinals Museum tickets online at cardinals.com/museum; the admission price includes the special exhibit. This featured exhibit will be open to the public through February 2022. 

More than 50 piece of 2011-season memorabilia from the museum’s collection as well as loans from former players and collectors are displayed in the exhibit, covering happy flights, the “Memphis Mafia,” the Wild Card race, the Rally Squirrel and the dramatic World Series against the Texas Rangers. Some of the items are:

  • St. Louis native David Freese’s game-worn home jersey from Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, which was torn into two pieces after his walk-off home run — reunited for the first time since that night 10 years ago.·         
  • Chris Carpenter’s game-worn home jersey and glove from his memorable dive into first base during Game 1 of the 2011 World Series.·         
  • Jason Motte’s game-worn glove, cap and cleats used to close out Game 7 of the 2011 World Series.·         
  • Freese’s World Series and NLCS MVP awards.

Public health precautions in the museum include enhanced sanitization and timed-ticket purchasing options, the museum says.

Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar is also now open to the public with safety protocols including distancing. The restaurant will feature display cases of memorabilia from Mike Shannon’s playing and broadcasting career in celebration of his 50 years in the Cardinals radio booth.

Staff

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