Busch Stadium full of fond memories
It's the last of the much-maligned "cookie-cutter" stadiums that populated baseball in the 1960s and 1970s. But Busch Stadium was never about the park as much as it was the great players who played there.
May 12, 1966
Busch Stadium opens with a 12-inning win.
Oct. 2, 1968
Bob Gibson strikes out 17 in Game 1 of the '68 Series.
Apr. 16, 1978
Bob Forsch pitches the first no-hitter in Busch.
Aug. 13, 1979
The speedy Lou Brock collects his 3,000th career hit.
Sep. 27, 1998
Mark McGwire hits homers No. 69 and 70 of the season.
Oct. 2, 2005
Busch hosts it's last regular season game.
Cardinals bid farewell to Busch
Former Cards greats flock to Busch
Fans share memories of Busch
Selig joins Busch celebration
Cards honor fans in Busch ceremony
Cards look forward to new Busch
Broadcasters ready for new Busch
Molony: Busch the end of an era
Busch gears for final weekend
Trigger the Wrecking Ball Raffle
Busch Stadium Countdown Clock
Baseball's Best at Busch
1968 World Series | Game 1
Bob Gibson was in peak form, fanning 17 Tigers to set a World Series record for strikeouts.
1982 World Series | Game 7
Clutch hits by Keith Hernandez and George Hendrick backed the gutsy pitching of Joaquin Andujar.
Big Mac blasts No. 62
Sept. 8, 1998 - For 37 years, Roger Maris' single-season mark of 61 home runs stood...
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Facts & Figures
Busch Stadium Firsts
Game: 05/12/1966 -- Braves 3, Cardinals 4 (12 innings)
Attendance at first game: 46,048.
Batting Firsts Batter: Felipe Alou (ground out)
Hit: Gary Geiger (single)
Run: Jerry Buchek
Home Run: Felipe Alou
Pitching Firsts Win: Don Dennis
Loss: Phil Niekro
Save: Nelson Briles (05/15/1966)
Top 10 Moments at Busch
Counting down the top 10 moments at Busch
No. 10: Mark McGwire's 70th home run 350K
Sept. 27, 1998 - McGwire caps a mesmerizing season with his 70th and final home run of the campaign.
Aug. 13, 1979 - Brock becomes the 14th player in Major League history to reach 3,000 career base hits.
No. 8: NLCS Game 7 clinch 350K
Oct. 21, 2004 - The Cardinals beat Roger Clemens and the Astros, 5-2, in Game 7 of the 2004 NLCS.
No. 7: Lou Brock steals his 105th 350K
Sept. 10, 1974 - Brock racks up stolen bases 104 and 105 of the 1974 season, tying and then breaking the record.
No. 6: Edmonds' walk-off in the '04 NLCS 350K
Oct. 20, 2004 - Jim Edmonds hits a 12th-inning walk-off to win Game 6 of the 2004 NLCS.
No. 5: Jack Buck's poem following 9/11 350K
Sept. 17, 2001 - Buck welcomes the game and the country back with a reading of his original poem, "For America."
No. 4: Gibson's 17-K game in the '68 Series 350K
Oct. 2, 1968 - The intimidating Bob Gibson K's 17, setting a Fall Classic record, in a win over the Tigers in Game 1.
No. 3: Cardinals' 1982 World Championship 350K
Oct. 20, 1982 - Bruce Sutter closes out Game 7 of the World Series as St. Louis wins its first world title since 1967.
Sept. 8, 1998 - McGwire breaks Roger Maris' single-season home run record. McGwire will finish the season with 70.
No. 1: Ozzie Smith's homer in the '85 NLCS 350K
Oct. 14, 1985: Smith socks the first left-handed home run of his career in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS, sparking Jack Buck's famous "Go crazy, folks! Go crazy!" call.