Minor League Baseball
Monday 11th July 2016
First pitch 18.30
Springfield Cardinals 3 San Antonio Missions 8 (12 innings), attendance 3,044
@ Hammons Field
955, East Trafficway Street
Springfield, MO 65802
Game Information Sheet, free, 6 pages.
With only one of my three mates being a driver, I took my turn behind the wheel today to give him a break. After a look round Independence, which didn’t take long, it was a 170 mile drive south east to Springfield for our evenings entertainment.
Springfield Cardinals are an affiliate of St. Louis Cardinals of M.L.B. having taken the position occupied by the Tennessee Smokies prior to the 2005 season. Springfield themselves were originally the El Paso Diablo franchise.
Home is at Hammons Field, which opened in 2004, currently shared with the Missouri State University Bears. Capacity is 10,486, with 7,986 seated.
We thought we’d be finished easily by 9.30pm, but that soon came and went. First time I have been at a baseball match that has gone to the 12th innings, the scores tied at 3-3 at the end of the ninth.