Hot Stove League heats up with Winter Warm-Up, Writers Dinner; Autograph tickets on sale Monday


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The Hot Stove League always heats up to the max in St. Louis in January as the Winter Warm-Up gets underway and the weekend culminates with the Baseball Writers Dinner. Tickets are on sale for both events and the autograph tickets for the Warm-Up go on sale Monday, December 10 at 12:00 p.m. at and the Busch Stadium Box Office.  A Winter Warm-Up admission ticket is required to obtain autographs at the event.

Winter Warm-Up

The 2019 Winter Warm-Up event will be held January 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Newly signed first baseman, Paul Goldshmidt, as well as returning members of the St. Louis Cardinals, including Yadier Molina, Carlos Martínez, Matt Carpenter, Adam Wainwright, Miles Mikolas, Harrison Bader, Paul DeJong, Kolten Wong, Jack Flaherty, Jordan Hicks, Michael Wacha, Jedd Gyorko, José Martínez, Tyler O’Neill, John Brebbia, John Gant, Austin Gomber, Dominic Leone, Mike Mayers, Yairo Muñoz, Chasen Shreve, and Tyler Webb are scheduled to appear at the event.  Top prospects Alex Reyes, Dakota Hudson, Adolis García, Andrew Knizner, Daniel Ponce de Leon, Patrick Wisdom, Ryan Helsley, Max Schrock, Lane Thomas, and Justin Williams are also scheduled to attend along with Manager Mike Shildt and First Base Coach Stubby Clapp.  In total, more than 50 players, coaches and alumni will be on hand for the event.  Autograph schedule is subject to change.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 23rd year of Winter Warm-Up to launch the 2019 baseball season,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations. “The autograph sessions are the perfect opportunity for fans to meet their favorite past, present and future Cardinals players all while helping kids in our community.”

Player autograph sessions are one of the most popular attractions of the Warm-Up.  While some autograph tickets are available to obtain for free, other autograph tickets require a specific additional donation.  Every dollar donated for autograph tickets—as well as all proceeds from the Winter Warm-Up weekend—will benefit Redbird Rookies and charitable grants to other non-profit organizations that help kids.

A limited supply of free autograph tickets will be available online and at the Busch Stadium Box Office on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fans can obtain up to two free autograph tickets per signee and up to five free autograph tickets per transaction.  A full list and schedule of free autograph signing dates can be found at

All autograph tickets will be sold online through Thursday, January 17 at 12:00 p.m. CT.  Remaining autograph tickets not sold online will be available at the Winter Warm-Up.  Those who order their autograph tickets online by noon on January 10 will receive their tickets in the mail.  Fans who order after January 10 can pick up their autograph tickets at the Busch Stadium Box Office during regular box office hours or at the Ticket Booth and autograph ticket kiosks at the Winter Warm-Up.  Autograph tickets are the sole responsibility of the ticket purchaser and cannot be reissued, reprinted or refunded.  Free autograph tickets are not for resale.

For complete up-to-date details about autograph dates, signing times, donation amounts and frequently asked questions, or to purchase admission or autograph tickets,


The 61st annual St. Louis Baseball Writers’ Dinner

The Baseball Writers’ Dinner will be Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Curio Hotel at Union Station. Among those who will receive awards are Bob Costas, Miles Mikolas, Matt Carpenter, Yadier Molina and Ozzie Smith.  The Baseball Writers Dinner is one of the highlights of the winter for St. Louis baseball fans and tickets are still available.

Details about the Dinner and Tickets:

Curio Hotel at Union Station (Please enter Union Station from 20th St. into the Midway)

Parking: Valet on 20th St. – $12 / Surface – $7
Doors Open: 5:00pm
General Reception: Union Station Historic Midway 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Ballroom Doors Open: 6:10pm
Dinner: 6:30pm

*Please call St. Louis BBWAA (314.662.1702) for special dietary requests

Individual Reserved Tickets: $250, $150

Table of 10: $2,500, $1,500

Discounted Winter Warm-Up tickets available to Dinner ticket holders for $25 each
Tickets available online at or by calling MetroTix.

All Seating is reserved.

Please call MetroTix to select specific tables or seating arrangements.

**Please call MetroTix for Special Needs seating requirements

MetroTix – 314.534.1111

Tickets can also be purchased by mailing a check to:
St. Louis Chapter BBWAA Charitable Foundation
PO Box 605
St. Louis, MO 63188-0605

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