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CARDINALS CARAVAN TO VISIT 20 CITIES ACROSS SIX STATES OVER MLK WEEKEND

by St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the schedule for the 2023 Cardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance.

The Cardinals Caravan returns for the first time since 2020 and will traverse 20 different cities across Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana.  A combination of more than 35 current Cardinals players, minor league prospects, alumni and team broadcasters will embark on one of six different caravans through Cardinal Nation from January 13-16.

The Caravan is a great way for fans outside of St. Louis to get up close and personal with Cardinals players.  Major League players scheduled to attend include Gold Glove winner Brendan DonovanLars NootbaarAndrew KniznerNolan GormanAndre PallanteJake WoodfordZack Thompson, and Packy Naughton.  Top prospects Jordan WalkerMasyn WinnMatthew LiberatoreTink HenceGordon GraceffoIván Herrera, Alec Burleson, and Michael McGreevy are slated to appear along with Cardinals alumni Rick AnkielRyan LudwickRandy FloresJason Motte, Bo Hart, Kerry Robinson and Al Hrabosky.

As in previous years, the club will implement an autograph ticket system at each stop.  The first 400 kids, ages 15 and under, through the door on the day of the event will receive a free autograph ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player.  Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under.

The full schedule for the 2023 Cardinals Caravan, including destinations, times and participating players, can be found below and at cardinals.com/caravan.  #CardsCaravan


Caravan #1

Emcee: John Rooney

Current Players: Brendan Donovan, Packy Naughton, Connor Thomas & Michael McGreevy

Alumni: Rick Ankiel & Ryan Ludwick

Date City Location (click for directions) Time CALL FOR INFO
Fri, Jan 13 Jefferson City, MO Missouri Farm Bureau Center 6:00 PM 573-875-1099
Sat, Jan 14 Columbia, MO Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center Noon 573-442-6400
Sat, Jan 14 Hannibal, MO Hannibal LaGrange – Mabee Sports Complex 6:00 PM 217-223-5292
Caravan #2

Emcee: Tom Ackerman

Current Players: Lars Nootbaar, Zack Thompson & Gordon Graceffo

Alumni: Randy Flores & Alan Benes

Date City Location (click for directions) Time CALL FOR INFO
Fri, Jan 13 Springfield, MO Hammons Field 12:30 PM 417-863-0395
Fri, Jan 13 Springfield, MO Great Southern Bank Arena – Bass Pro Tournament of Champions* 7:15 PM 417-863-0395
Sat, Jan 14 Joplin, MO Billingsly Connor Ballroom (MSSU) 11:00 AM 417-625-9777
Sat, Jan 14 Rolla, MO Rolla High School Gymnasium 6:00 PM 573-634-2525

*Requires ticket to Bass Pro Tournament of Champions event.

Caravan #3

Emcee: Ricky Horton

Current Players: Andre Pallante, Jordan Walker & Tink Hence

Alumni: Bengie Molina & Jason Simontacchi

Date City Location (click for directions) Time CALL FOR INFO
Fri, Jan 13 Memphis, TN AutoZone Park 6:30 PM 901-721-6000
Sat, Jan 14 Jonesboro, AR Embassy Suites Noon 870-934-5000
Sat, Jan 14 Dyersburg, TN Dyer County High School 5:00 PM 731-627-2229
Caravan #4

Emcee: Polo Ascencio

Current Players: Jake Woodford, Ivan Herrera & Masyn Winn

Alumni: Bernard Gilkey & Bo Hart

Date City Location (click for directions) Time CALL FOR INFO
Fri, Jan 13 Champaign, IL iHotel and Conference Center Noon 217-819-5000
Fri, Jan 13 Peoria, IL Embassy Suites Hotel 6:00 PM 309-637-3700
Sat, Jan 14 Bloomington, IL DoubleTree Hotel 4:30 PM 309-829-1221
Caravan #5

Emcee: Brad Thompson

Current Players: Andrew Knizner, Alec Burleson, Jake Walsh & JoJo Romero

Alumni: Al Hrabosky & John Costello

Date City Location (click for directions) Time CALL FOR INFO
Sun, Jan 15 Mattoon, IL Lake Land College Field House Noon 217-234-5333
Sun, Jan 15 Springfield, IL Bank of Springfield Center 6:00 PM 217-788-8800
Mon, Jan 16 Decatur, IL Decatur Hotel & Conference Center Noon 217-422-8800
Mon, Jan 16 Centralia, IL Castle Ridge Event Center 5:30 PM 618-899-0248
Caravan #6

Emcee: Matt Pauley

Current Players: Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore & James Naile

Alumni: Jason Motte & Kerry Robinson

Date City Location (click for directions) Time CALL FOR INFO
Sun, Jan 15 Marion, IL Marion Cultural & Civic Center Noon 618-997-8123
Sun, Jan 15 Evansville, IN CK Newsome Center 6:00 PM 812-435-6141
Mon, Jan 16 Paducah, KY Paducah McCracken Conv. & Expo Noon 270-408-1346
Mon, Jan 16 Cape Girardeau, MO Osage Community Center 5:30 PM 573-339-6342
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