St. Louis Cardinals 2022 Opening Day Details
St. Louis Cardinals baseball officially returns tomorrow (April 7), with the much anticipated & infamous Cardinals Opening Day ceremony & festivities that we’ve waited all off-season for.
Whether you are attending Busch Stadium to take in the sights & sounds, tuning in via Bally’s Sports Midwest on television or from your radio on KMOX, here’s a rundown of the schedule of events for Opening Day 2022.
From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, fans can stop by Ballpark Village for an Opening Day Pep Rally. Fredbird and others will be outside Busch Stadium welcoming fans, giving away prizes, tickets & much more.
At 12 p.m., the gates to Busch Stadium will open to the fans, and to any fan 21-years or older will receive a special Budweiser schedule magnet.
From 12:05 p.m to 1:05 p.m, if weather permits, both the St. Louis Cardinals & Pittsburgh Pirates will take the field for batting practice.
At 2:30 p.m. the Budweiser Clydesdales will make their away around the warning track to carry on the Opening Day tradition.
From 2:33 p.m to 2:37 p.m. Cardinals ownership & management along with Fredbird & Team Fredbird will be introduced.
At 2:38 p.m. the Cardinals Hall of Famers will be escorted to home plate for the ceremony. Reported to be in attendance in their red jackets will be Ozzie Smith, Whitey Herzog, Ted Simmons, Bruce Sutter, Mark McGwire, Scott Rolen, Tom Herr, Tim McCarver, Jim Edmonds, Jason Isringhausen, Ray Lankford, Mike Shannon, Vince Coleman, John Tudor and Willie McGee.
At 2:48 p.m. there will be a special video tribute on the scoreboard for the St. Louis Cardinals.
At. 2:53 p.m the Cardinals will be introduced via their annual caravan from the warning track to home plate. Albert Pujols will be in the Opening Day starting lineup, along with the battery of Yadier Molina & Adam Wainwright who gets the start.
At 3:04 p.m. the Pittsburgh Pirates will be introduced outside the visiting dugout along the third base line.
At 3:06 p.m. the National Anthem will be performed by Fleet Street, with the Color Guard being presented by soldiers from Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.
At 3:09 p.m. the ceremonial first pitch will happen, but the team has not yet confirmed who will be throwing out the pitch.
At 3:15 p.m. Adam Wainwright will thrown out the first pitch of the game, signaling the start of the 2022 season.