2901 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63107 / Cake artist: Richard Rice

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis was founded in 1967 as the Herbert Hoover Boys Club. The club has been the center of helping underprivileged children from the St. Louis area, with six locations in St. Louis city and county. Several after-school programs are offered here. It is noted to be located on the site of the old Sportsman’s Park, where both the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals played. This was the only time in Major League Baseball history that two competing teams played in the same stadium during the World Series (1944). The St. Louis Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles) became tenants here in 1902, and played until their final season in 1953, while the St. Louis Cardinals started playing here in 1920 until their big move to downtown in 1966. The land would be donated by August A. Busch, Jr., then-owner of the Cardinals. The ball field still exists on the grounds, but it is used for many different sports.

The cake as it sits in front of the building!
The cake as it sits in front of the building!

Cake placement date: March 18

Where is the cake now?: The cake is still there.  (April 2017).

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis on Facebook / Official website

 

Here is an episode about Sportsman’s Park featured on Living St. Louis  (aired in 2006, I believe):