Winter Warm-Up Player Autograph Schedule; Details about Baseball Writers Dinner

SUNDAY: 12:30 John Rooney interviews Mike Shildt on the Main Stage followed by  1 p.m.  Q&A with Cards GM Mike Girsch

The Hot Stove League is in full force with the Winter-Warm Up and the Baseball Writers Dinner. The Dinner is Sun. Jan. 19, 2020 starting at 6 p.m. at the Marriott St Louis Grand, 800 Washington Ave. St. Louis, Mo. 63101. Tickets are still available for both.

Baseball Writers’ Dinner

BBWAA 2020 iconThe Baseball Writers Dinner will commemorate the 2019 season of the Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals and their run through the National League playoffs. Current players plus past players like Ted Simmons and Will Clark will be in attendance. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt and John Mozeliak, the President of Baseball Operations will also be there.

Details on the Winter Warm-Up

STLSporstsPage and Winter Warmup LogoTickets for the 24th AnnualWinter Warm-Up by Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals are now on sale– and many of the autograph sessions are sold out.  The 2020 Winter Warm-Up will take place Saturday, January 18, through Monday, January 20 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day), at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.  Event times are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

STLSportsPage.com will have complete of both the Winter Warm-Up and BBWAA Dinner both on Facebook and Twitter. Rob Rains will be tweeting and  interviewing the players and filing stories every day so be sure to follow @robrains on Twitter.

Fans can purchase admission tickets for the three-day Winter Warm-Up online at cardinals.com/WWU.  Fans can also purchase admission tickets at the Busch Stadium Box Office.  Prices for admission tickets– valid for all three days of the Warm-Up–  $40 for fans age 16 and over, $10 for children age 5 to 15.  Kids under 5 years old are free.  Members of the military, police and fire departments with an active ID can receive one free adult admission ticket which must be obtained in person at the Busch Stadium Box Office, during regular box office hours,  before January 16 or at the event.

Winter Warm-Up provides fans with countless unique opportunities while raising money for Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable fund whose mission is caring for kids in the Cardinals community.  Fans can meet their favorite players at autograph sessions, play interactive games, share memories with Hall of Famers, take photos with Fredbird, find collectible memorabilia, bid on one-of-a-kind items at live and silent auctions, experience live presentations and ask tough questions of players, owners, scouts, broadcasters and officials at Q&A sessions.

Waino's World T-Shirt.jpegAdam Wainwright’s Charity

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright’s charity Big League Impact will have a booth at the event where fans can purchase the green “Waino’s World” tee shirts as well as buy or bid on autographed items.

Fans who tried to buy autograph tickets but were told their favorite player was sold out might find items from some of those players at the Big League Impact Booth located on the fourth floor by the escalator. Items being sold or auctioned at the Big League Impact booth include baseballs signed by Wainwright, Yadier Molina, Jack Flaherty, and more plus jerseys signed by Matt Carpenter and others. They are also giving away a team signed ball so be sure to stop by and enter the contest.

“The Winter Warm-Up is the perfect opportunity for our passionate fans to meet their favorite players and hear from our front office leadership about the upcoming season, all while helping kids here in our community,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations.

Many popular alumni autographs are free with an admission ticket, while current players require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation.  Fans can purchase Autograph tickets online starting at noon on December 9th. Autograph tickets can be purchased in person at the Busch Stadium Box Office beginning December 10th.   Fans can visit cardinals.com/WWU for the latest details, including player autograph dates, times and, if required, additional donation amounts.  #CardsWarmUp

Player Autographs and Times– As of Wednesday Jan, 15, 2020

FREE Autograph Tickets Schedule

*Free Autograph Tickets are SOLD OUT*

These players do not require a donation. Limit two (2) autograph tickets per player, four (4) per transaction.

Name Donation Signing Date Signing Time
Benes, Alan
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 9:00am-11:00am
Benes, Andy
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 9:00am-11:00am
Costello, John
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 3:00pm-5:00pm
Cox, Danny
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 9:00am-11:00am
Dayley, Ken
*SOLD OUT*
Free Monday, January 20 11:00am-1:00pm
DeWitt III, Bill
*SOLD OUT*
Free Monday, January 20 11:00am-12:00pm
DeWitt Jr., Bill
*SOLD OUT*
Free Monday, January 20 11:00am-12:00pm
Flores, Randy
*SOLD OUT*
Free Sunday, January 19 9:00am-10:00am
Gilkey, Bernard
*SOLD OUT*
Free Monday, January 20 9:00am-11:00am
Hart, Bo
*SOLD OUT*
Free Sunday, January 19 11:00am-1:00pm
Horton, Rick
*SOLD OUT*
Free Sunday, January 19 12:00pm-2:00pm
Hrabosky, Al
*SOLD OUT*
Free Sunday, January 19 1:00pm-2:00pm
Lyons, Bill
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 1:00pm-2:00pm
Mathews, TJ
*SOLD OUT*
Free Monday, January 20 1:00pm-3:00pm
McClellan, Kyle
*SOLD OUT*
Free Sunday, January 19 10:00am-12:00pm
Molina, Bengie
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 11:00am-1:00pm
Motte, Jason
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 11:00am-1:00pm
Mozeliak, John
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 12:00pm-1:00pm
Pagnozzi, Tom
*SOLD OUT*
Free Sunday, January 19 9:00am-11:00am
Politte, Cliff
*SOLD OUT*
Free Monday, January 20 9:00am-10:00am
Robinson, Kerry
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 9:00am-11:00am
Savage, Ted
*SOLD OUT*
Free Saturday, January 18 9:00am-10:00am
Thompson, Brad
*SOLD OUT*
Free Monday, January 20 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tyson, Mike
*SOLD OUT*
Free Monday, January 20 9:00am-10:00am

About Cardinals Care

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field.  Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $26 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 24 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.  Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Matt Carpenter Field at the Pagedale Family Resource Center in Pagedale, Missouri in August 2019.  The 2020 season marks the 17th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball and softball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play.  In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring, cultural arts, and scholarships for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. To learn more about all of Cardinals Care’s programs visit cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare

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