St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum – St. Louis, Missouri The Cardinals Hall of Fame is the official repository for more than 100 years of baseball history in St. Louis, presenting history through photographs and memorabilia from the 1880′s to the present.
The museum is currently located in the International Bowling Hall of Fame facility but will be moving to Ballpark Village in 2007.
Nine World Championships, 15 National League pennants and the most recent Division Championships are all showcased in displays featuring vintage jerseys, World Series rings, autographed balls, programs, scorecards, photographs and game-used equipment.
Stan "The Man" Musial remains the most prominently remembered Hall of Fame and Retired Number star-playing 22 years (1941-44, 46-63), earning seven N.L. Batting Titles, 3 MVP’s and a .331 career batting average. Musial donated a significant collection of his personal memorabilia to the museum and displays cover his career, retirement, induction into Baseball’s Hall of Fame and dedication of the statue at Busch Stadium’s Plaza of Champions.
Great players from every generation can be found in the museum, including Rogers Hornsby, Dizzy Dean and the Gashouse Gang, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Ken Boyer, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, and others too numerous to mention.
Remember the St. Louis Browns (1902-1953), the city’s American League team. The pennant-winning A.L. Browns played against the N.L. Cardinals in the 1944 Streetcar series, so named since both contenders were St. Louis teams that, incidentally, both played in Sportsman’s Park. A fine collection of memorabilia from the Browns gives an overview of their years in St. Louis. One of the Brown’s greatest stars, Hall of Famer George Sisler is represented with a collection of personal memorabilia from the Sisler family.
St. Louis Baseball history is not complete without Cool Papa Bell and the St. Louis Stars Negro National League team. Displays feature rare memorabilia from the days before the integration of baseball by Jackie Robinson in 1947. The museum continues to seek opportunities to expand the St. Louis story of Negro League teams as memorabilia becomes available.
Admission: Adult $7.50
Senior (66+) $7.00
Youth (under 16) $6.00
Group Rates (25 or more) $5.00
(This rate includes both the Bowlers and Cardinals museums)
Seasonal Hours (Open Year-Round):
During Cardinals Season: Mon.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Off-season Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Open until 6:30 p.m. for home night games.
Last admissions sold 30 minutes before closing.
Location: 111 Stadium Plaza, St. Louis, MO