St. Louis Cardinals Caravan to visit AutoZone Park

By Published: January 09, 2019 6:49 PM CT

The 2019 St. Louis Cardinals Caravan, starring last year’s Redbirds manager and now Cardinals coach Stubby Clapp comes to AutoZone Park on Friday, Jan. 18.

In addition to Clapp, who led the Redbirds to the Triple-A Championship last season, former Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte, now director of player development for the University of Memphis baseball team, also is part of the program. 

After last year’s success with the Redbirds, Clapp was promoted to first base coach for the parent club.

Current players Jordan Hicks, Tyler O’Neill, Austin Gomber and Adolis Garcia also are part of the caravan, which makes an annual stop in Memphis prior to the start of most seasons.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and admission is free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and events will begin an hour later, with a question-and-answer session and autograph program in the Home Plate Club on the second level of the ballpark.

The Cardinals will use an autograph priority system with the first 400 children 15 and younger receiving a ticket guaranteeing an autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs are limited to children 15 and younger.  

A raffle also is scheduled. Local Cardinals Radio Network affiliate ESPN Radio 92.9 FM will also be on site.

More information on the Cardinals Caravan can be found here or here.  

More information on the Redbirds’ upcoming season, which  begins March 25 with a “Battle of the Birds” exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals at AutoZone Park, can be found here. 


Natalie Martin

Natalie Martin

Natalie Martin is a Memphis native and 2018 graduate of the University of Memphis. She worked at The Daily Helmsman, the U of M's student newspaper, for a year as a reporter and a copy editor and has been published in Memphis Magazine. She is a reporter for The Daily Memphian.

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