Cardinals to honor St. Louis’ own John Goodman with theme night

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Hollywood actor and St. Louis native John Goodman will be honored this summer by his hometown baseball team. On July 6th, the St. Louis Cardinals will celebrate “John Goodman Night at Busch Stadium.”

The veteran star of the big and small screen, most recently in 10 Cloverfield Lane, will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Cardinals taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:15pm.  Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive an exclusive John Goodman bobblehead. A limited number of VIP ticket packages are also available. VIP ticketholders will take part in a pre-game meet-and-greet with the actor.

“The hardest part is trying to act cool through this huge honor.  So I want to let the Cardinals and Cardinal Nation know that I’m using this opportunity as a one-pitch tryout to make the big club,” Goodman said.

Tickets and VIP packages for John Goodman Night are on sale now. For each themed ticket sold, a portion of the ticket price will be donated to John’s charity of choice, St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Goodman is a graduate of Affton High School and Missouri State University. He won a Best Actor Golden Globe award in 1993 for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne. He is also known for his roles in many Coen brother’s films, including Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, and O Brother Where Art Thou? Children and adults alike will recognize him as the voice for “Sulley” in Disney’s Monsters, Inc.

Previous celebrity Cardinals fans honored with a Theme Night have included Jon Hamm, Nelly, Chuck Berry, and Andy Cohen.