Birds on the Bats at Sunset Hills Historical Society

The Sunset Hills Historical Society will present the St. Louis Cardinal History of the “Birds on the Bats” on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. This is the third in the ‘home stand’ series of programming that will feature local speakers on the history of the St. Louis Cardinals.

The presentation will feature two speakers: Gary Kodner, local author, graphics designer and historian of Cardinals’ uniforms; and Len Panneri, Sunset Hills resident and collector of early St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia.

Kodner’s most recent book, St. Louis Cardinals Uniforms and Logos: An Illustrated History, is a high-quality hardback 120-page coffee-table style book that takes a journey through the evolution of the Cardinals uniforms and logos from 1882. His presentation will include a visual and graphic history of the Cardinals in all its wonderful twists and turns, and will be a great reference for Cardinals fans or anyone who enjoys the subject of baseball team uniforms.

Kodner’s book and presentation is the perfect ‘double-play’ with Panneri’s collection of Cardinals memorabilia, from pennants to pinbacks. Together they will portray the history of STL logo collectibles: jerseys, photographs, autographs, pennants and pinbacks.

All Cardinals fans will want to join us for this visually-fun event in the Sunset Hills City Hall’s chambers, at 3939 South Lindbergh Blvd.

Parking and seating are limited. See you there!