After sweeping St. Louis in the World Series last month, the Red
Sox will make their first regular-season visit to Busch Stadium
from June 6-8, 2005. Both teams probably will look a lot different.
Coming off the club's first title in 86 years, 16 Boston players
filed for free agency, including stars such as Pedro Martinez,
Derek Lowe, Jason Varitek and Orlando Cabrera. Nine Cardinals will
test the open market, including Matt Morris, Woody Williams, Edgar Renteria, Mike Matheny and Tony Womack.
The Cardinals plan to move into a new ballpark in 2006, making
next year their 40th and final season at Busch Stadium. After the
Boston series, they host the Yankees for three games in another
interleague matchup June 10-12. That will be New York's first trip
to St. Louis since the 1964 World Series, won by the Cardinals in
"We've been presented with one of the most attractive home
schedules in the team's history," Cardinals senior vice president
of sales and marketing Dan Farrell said Tuesday.
St. Louis' last regular-season home game at the current Busch
Stadium will be Oct. 2 against the Cincinnati Reds. The new Busch
Stadium is being built adjacent to the current ballpark.