Sunday's game is the first regular season game to be cancelled or postponed in the new Busch Stadium, the fourth in team history against the San Francisco Giants.
However, ceremonies prior to the game were held as scheduled to honor the retirement of number 42 in honor of former closer Bruce Sutter, who entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer wearing a Cardinals cap.
Sutter, 53, was elected to the Hall by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He garnered 76.9% of the vote, just surpassing the 75% minimum required for induction and was the only player elected this year.
Sutter revolutionalized the split-fingered fastball and is the first full-time closer in history to be elected to the Hall. His induction ceremony was held in Cooperstown, N.Y. on July 30.
Sutter was also at the old Busch last season, as the person who pulled down the number 42 on the Busch Stadium Final Countdown. He also participated in Winter Warm-Up this past off-season.
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