Recent Cooperstown inductee Ted Simmons, and 2006 St. Louis Cardinals World Series winner Josh Kinney, will highlight the upcoming Cardinals Care Pro-Am, which still has two team sponsorships available.
The event is set for 9 a.m. on Monday, June 20 at Millwood Gold & Racquet Club in Ozark and is part of the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper. To sign up, call 417-887-3400.
A first-round draft pick in 1967, Simmons played 21 seasons in the big-leagues, including 13 with the Cardinals from 1968 to 1980. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the Class of 2020, although the global pandemic delayed the official ceremony until last September.
Overall, the catcher had 2,456 hits, which included 248 home runs and 483 doubles. He also had 1,389 RBI, second-most among catchers all-time, behind the Yankees’ Yogi Berra. Additionally, his hit total is second among catchers only to the Rangers/Marlins’ Ivan Rodriguez. Simmons was an eight-time All-Star, six with St. Louis, and finished in the Top 20 of MVP voting seven times.
Simmons later served as the Director of Player Development in the Cardinals organization from 1988 to 1991 before becoming General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992.
Kinney was the first Double-A Springfield Cardinal to debut with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was the closer on Springfield’s inaugural 2005 club and then made his big-league the next July. He went on to earn a postseason roster spot and recorded 19 outs in the playoffs as the Cardinals won their first World Series since 1982. Overall, he spent five seasons in the big leagues of a 14-season professional baseball career.
All golfers receive a dozen Pro-VI golf balls, a Springfield Cardinals gift towel and a white-and-gray camo pullover featuring the Springfield Cardinals logo. Each sponsor receives a $200 voucher for use toward tickets or a suite rental to Springfield Cardinals games.
The sponsorship includes a package for the PCCC, which is set for July 21-24 at Highland Springs Country Club. That package features tournament passes, which also are good for the Imperial Ozarks Club Tent (food and beverages), and tickets to the Golf Ball & Charity Auction presented by University Plaza Hotel & CPI Technologies.
To secure your team, call 417-887-3400.