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    Today was Sportsman's Park Replica day at the Cardinals game. For those of you who missed it, fans were given a 5 in x 5 in plastic or resin replica of Sportsman's Park. It's not the highest of quality but it was free.

    In a case of the winners writing the history, there is no mention of Sportsman's Park being the home of the Browns long before the Cardinals came in as tenants of the Browns.

    Here are the "Facts" that appear on the side of the box:

    "Cardinals Owner Gussie Busch bought and renamed Sportsman's Park to Busch Stadium in 1953."

    "The 1944 World Series was an all-St. Louis match up against the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns at Sportsman's Park. The Cardinals won four games to two."

    "Sportsman's Park was the site of seven World Series Championships and the host of three All-Star Games in 1940, 1948 and 1957."

    "On May 2, 1954, Stan Musial set a ML record with five home runs in a doubleheader."

    "After the last game at Sportsman's Park on May 8, 1966 a helicopter carried home plate to Busch Memorial Stadium."

    On the other side of the box is a list of Cardinal greats who played at Sportsman's Park. They failed to print the list of names of players who wore the brown and orange (although Jim Bottomley, Dizzy Dean, Rogers Hornsby and Marty Marion are in the Cardinals' list).

  • #2
    this blurb is official and it does mention the Browns:


    • #3
      I was just disappointed that the box that the replica came in did not comemorate the Browns in some meaningful fashion. Maybe the Orioles will do that for us this year.


      • #4
        Pretty cool promotion. The things are already popping up on Ebay.
        Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball


        • #5
          Yeah, I think people were posting them before they actually had them in their hands.


          • #6
            Here's an image.
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            Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball


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