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The St. Louis County Library’s Favorite Author Series presents local author Ed Wheatley for a discussion and signing of “St. Louis Cardinals: Everything You Need to Know!”

The event will take place on Thursday, August  24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grant’s View Branch, located at 9700 Musick Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Which Redbird players were the best at each position and which ones made it to the Hall of Fame? Can you name their lone Triple Crown winner or the team’s MVPs? What are the “Perfectos” and who’s in the “Gashouse Gang?” It’s a story over 140 years in the making that will simply make Redbird fans of all ages “Go Crazy” for Cardinal baseball! St. Louis author Ed Wheatley covers this storied baseball franchise with an illustrated collection of highlights from the 1800s to today. Look back at your favorite Cardinals moments or discover things you never knew in “St. Louis Cardinals: Everything You Need to Know!” 

“St. Louis Cardinals: Everything You Need to Know!”, offers a unique approach to telling the story of Cardinals baseball for fans young and old. Hundreds of vivid photos and accompanying vignettes allow readers to experience the players, teams, and special moments of one of baseball’s greatest franchises. Within these pages, readers will find the love and joy that fans call “Cardinal baseball.” Relive the 19 pennants, the 11 World Series Championships, and all the special moments in-between.

Ed Wheatley grew up in and around the world of baseball and continues to play in senior leagues across the country. As a leader of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society, he works to preserve the history and legacy of this transplanted American League team. Ed is the co-author of “St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team” and “Incredible Cardinals,” and he worked on a St. Louis Browns documentary that aired on PBS.

Program sites are accessible. With at least two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Call 314-994-3300 or contact us.

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