Yesterday was an emotional day at Busch Stadium.
Prior to the start of their regular season home finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the St. Louis Cardinals paid tribute to two of their legends, both of whom are retiring at season’s end.
The Cardinals put on a special ceremony for Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina before their final home regular season game, with the team and St. Louis mayor Tishuara Jones presenting the two legends with some parting gifts.
The two legends each received plaques with a written message from Jones, declaring October 4, 2022, as “Yadier Molina Day” in St. Louis, and October 5 as “Albert Pujols Day.”
Oct. 4, 2022 will be No. 4 Yadier Molina Day in St. Louis.
Oct. 5, 2022 will be No. 5 #AlbertPujols Day in St. Louis.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) October 2, 2022
Pujols, Molina Honored
It certainly has been an emotional rollercoaster for the Cardinals, their fans, and their prized legends.
But the Cards and the city of St. Louis are sending them out in style, giving them their own celebratory days and other parting gifts.
Regardless of what happens, St. Louis and Cardinals fans will always love Pujols and Molina for what they did during their time with the team.
They’ve won two World Series rings and three National League Pennants together.
They’ve each been All-Stars at least 10 times and have shared countless memories together.
These two have seen it all.
But of course, all good things must come to an end, and such is the case with the legendary careers of Pujols and Molina, and potentially even Adam Wainwright.
They’ll be Cardinals forever and they’ll always hold a special place in their hearts for the team and the fans.
It’s been a long road for these two, but they’re going out in style, and they can walk away with their heads held high.