December 16, 2008 - Texas League (TL) - Springfield Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals have released their minor league coaching staffs for next year\'s 2009 season. All four Springfield coaches from 2008, will return to the Cardinals in 2009.
The Cards will be led by Manager Ron "Pop" Warner, who returns for his third year in Springfield and his 19th in the St. Louis system.
Warner led the Cardinals to their first ever playoff bid back in 2007, then followed up in 2008, by leading Springfield to their best overall mark in franchise history and the second best record in the Texas League at 76-64, but just missed the playoffs.
Returning for his third year as Hitting Coach will be Derrick May, who begins his fifth year as a coach in the St. Louis minor league system. May has served as Warner\'s Hitting Coach for all five years spent in the St. Louis organization. The former first-round pick of the Cubs helped Springfield to a .275 team average last season.
Bryan Eversgerd will again serve as the Pitching Coach, his second year in Springfield. Eversgerd began his coaching career back in 2001, after retiring in 2000. Springfield\'s pitching staff was third in the league with an ERA of 4.17 in 2008, Eversgerd\'s first year.
Athletic Trainer Jay Pierson will also return in the same capacity, his second year in the organization.
TEAM STORE SALE THIS WEEK
Now\'s a perfect time to shop for the Cardinals fan on your holiday list. This week, you\'ll receive 20% off any merchandise at the Springfield Cardinals Team Store at Hammons Field. The Springfield Cardinals Team Store is open Monday through Friday, from 11am to 6pm. Contact the Team Store by calling (417) 832-3023.
CARDINALS DOLLARS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
The Springfield Cardinals are happy to offer fans the opportunity to purchase Cardinals Dollars this holiday season. Our version of the holiday Gift Card, Cardinals Dollars can be used to purchase tickets, souvenirs and concessions at Hammons Field. Cardinals Dollars can be purchased in five dollar increments by caling (417) 863-0395 or by stopping by the Ticket Office at Hammons Field.
SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Springfield Cardinals Season Tickets are now on sale by calling (417) 863-0395, or for more information, visit www.springfieldcardinals.com. Choose between Full-Season, Half-Season and Quarter-Season Tickets for the upcoming 2009 Texas League Season at Hammons Field!