On Monday, Aug. 18, the Cardinals will celebrate Hollywood actor and St. Louis native Jon Hamm during the first-ever Jon Hamm Night at the ballpark.
The Million Dollar Arm and Mad Men star will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Cardinals taking on the Cincinnati Reds at 7.15 p.m. All fans who purchase the special game ticket will receive an exclusive Jon Hamm bobblehead.
“Jon Hamm is one of the greatest ambassadors for Cardinals baseball,” said Dan Farrell, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Whether he’s photographed walking down the street in his lucky Cardinals cap or talking up the team on late night television, he’s one of our biggest fans. We’re really looking forward to hosting this event with him.”
A limited number of VIP ticket packages are also available for the event. In addition to the bobblehead, VIP ticketholders will be able to take their photo with the homegrown star during a pre-game meet-and-greet.
“I am beyond thrilled and tremendously honored that the St. Louis Cardinals are having ‘Jon Hamm Night’ at Busch Stadium,” Hamm said. “I have been a fan of the team since before I can remember and participating in a night like this is simply mind-blowing. I’d like to thank the team, the organization, and the fans for participating in what I hope will be a fantastic night for everyone but the Reds.”
Tickets and VIP packages for Jon Hamm Night at Busch Stadium are on sale now at cardinals.com/theme. For each themed ticket sold, a portion of the ticket price will be donated to Jon’s charity of choice, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A graduate of John Burroughs High School and the University of Missouri, Hamm rose to fame starring as Don Draper in the hit AMC television series Mad Men. Most recently, the avid Cardinals fan merged his love of baseball and acting for the role of J.B. Bernstein in Disney’s feel-good baseball tale Million Dollar Arm.
Jon Hamm Night is just one of the many unique personalized Theme Ticket promotions planned for the 2014 season. Theme Tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or exclusive pre-game event. Targeted around different occupations, organizations, communities, celebrities and more, Theme Tickets let fans enjoy the game in a whole new way. Fans can learn more about Cardinals Theme Tickets at cardinals.com/theme.