All week we have asked you to share your memories of Cardinal Stadium Version 1. Yesterday UofL released this great video detailing great moments in Cardinal Stadium history. Let’s watch.
#CardNation, take a stroll down Memory Lane.
— Louisville Athletics (@GoCards) January 24, 2019
My favorite memories were the demolition of Texas (Maybe that’s why they took Charlie), the first Thunder over Louisville & My college recruitment. So many great memories! What did you say? Also at the end we will include full game footage from our favorite games at OCS! (Old Cardinal Stadium)
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From our site friend @CardsRebecca on her experience:
— Papa’sEvilTwin (@bradd119) January 24, 2019
In the 80s the Triple A World Series was held here. I got to meet Mickey Mantle and get his autograph. I have since lost auto but that was amazing getting to meet The Mick!
— Stan Bowling (@CardsnDerby) January 24, 2019
Shared this already but shared a birthday with Bill Lyons (real life Crash Davis), met him one year on our bi8 & got to hang out for a minute in the clubhouse. 2nd all time fav player as a result #FarewellOCS
— John (@Allentown615) January 24, 2019
I was a junior in college 1993, we were 7-1 and going against Tennessee w Heath Shuler as QB. We lost the game, but it was the best pregame and tailgating ever!! Lots of great times in that stadium and the Parking Lot!!
— Baseball Boom (@CraigLaVon) January 24, 2019
As a kid watching the Redbirds. Waiting after the game with a foul ball to get signed by willie McGhee. I miss those days.
— Cardinalred (@JohnReitz7) January 24, 2019
Seeing Carlton #Pudge Fisk play for the Louisville Colonels with my Little League team.
— Paul C. Skaggs (@bkstofmy60chev) January 25, 2019
My freshmen year was the Brohm Bush game. It's still maybe the best football game I've seen and the bleachers were not ready for the game. After Bush threw interception, it felt like the bleachers were going to collapse. Still so much fun.
— Brian (@gunner921) January 24, 2019
1989 Rolling Stones!
— CoachWatson (@CoachWatson11) January 24, 2019
Watching RedBirds games as a kid trying to collect all the plastic baseball team helmets the ice cream was served in. #FarewellOCS
— kyle (@Rip_Rope) January 23, 2019
Ending to 1994 1A state championship game between Beechwood and Murray
— Lou (@Lou_sports) January 24, 2019
Took my oldest to his first football game at OCS and also sat through nine innings of one the coldest Redbirds game in history there. Good times. #FarewellOCS
— Scott Boswell (@sboz51) January 23, 2019
My dad winning a drawing for our family’s first microwave oven at a drawing at a Redbirds game.. seeing the fastest human I’ve ever seen watching Deion Sanders on an inside the park home run! #childhoodmemories
— Brian Wise (@bwisenb) January 24, 2019