CELEBRATION! The Magic of the Cardinals in the 1980’s

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    Date(s) - 05/21/2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Maplewood Public Library


    This is part of our THIRD TUESDAYS AT THE LIBRARY program.

    Cardinals baseball has become more than a pastime in St. Louis. The association with baseball and all things red is a regional identification, a rite of summer, a “best baseball town” way of life. The phenomenon is rooted in nearly 130 years of history, unforgettable eras, and legendary players. But no decade is more responsible for igniting the passion and pride than the 1980s. Whitey Herzog re-invented the brand. With stunning moves and remarkable vision, he infused the Redbirds with pitching, speed, and defense and introduced a decade of thrills and chills. Players like Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee, Bruce Sutter, Jack Clark, and Joaquin Andujar took St. Louis to three World Series and took Busch Stadium attendance to heights it had never known. Detailed in spectacular pictures and memorable tales, Celebration takes you there, back to the decade of “Whiteyball,” back to stolen bases, “Secret Weapons”, and “Go Crazy!” magic, back to when Cardinals baseball was breathtaking. Born in St. Louis, Dan O’Neill graduated from University City High School. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri, he has been an award-winning feature writer and columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MSNBC.com, and numerous publications. Books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of the author.


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