They should make… a Cardinals Brett Hull baseball card

Posted on 23rd September 2013 by hockeymedia in 2013-14,THEY SHOULD MAKE | Tags:

NHLTHEY SHOULD MAKE THAT INTO A HOCKEY CARD • Countless personalities have thrown out the first pitch at Major League Baseball games, from American presidents to actors to sporting heroes from other sports. One of the latest to do so was St. Louis Blues’ legend Brett Hull at a St. Louis Cardinals’ home game on Sep. 10, 2013.

One day earlier, the Blues’ hockey star was named Executive Vice President of the franchise, 15 years after his departure from the organisation as a player. From 1987-88 to 1997-98, Hull scored a franchise record 527 goals with the Blues.

Hull continued his hockey career with the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes, hanging up his skates after five games in 2005-06. He won the Stanley Cup in 1999 with the Stars and then again in 2002 with the Red Wings.

Whether in a baseball set or a hockey set, it would be neat to see a Brett Hull Cardinals picture card from the Sep. 10 baseball game (a Cardinals’ 4-2 win against the Brewers).

“I’ve been a baseball guy my whole life. I played it when I was young, and when I went to college, I played fast pitch softball in the offseason,” Hull told John Rooney during the game’s broadcast on KMOX 1120 AM. “I’ve always been kind of an American League guy, but the Cards are my team in the National League.”

Hull wore a special white Cardinals jersey with his name and number (16 Hull) on the back. In shorts and flip flops, Hull threw out the ceremonial pitch to Cardinals’ outfielder Shane Robinson. Robinson then signed the baseball for Hull.

The St. Louis Blues 14 Fund is raffling the Hull 16 jersey from the introduction press conference on Sep. 9, 2013. The jersey is not only signed by Hull, but it will be handed to the lucky winner by Hull himself (so the winner can get his picture with the Blues’ legend).

Fans can purchase a $10 raffle ticket via the St. Louis Blues’ website. Fans can purchase as many raffle tickets as they like.

The winner will be announced on Sep. 26 at 3pm.

The Blues 14 Fund focuses on four areas of giving, which include cancer care and awareness, health and wellness, education and youth hockey development. Thanks to the commitment of Blues players, alumni, volunteers and fans, the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund has contributed nearly $2 million to the St. Louis community. For more information on the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund, please call Randy Girsch at 314-589-5998.

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