Minor league baseball is back for its 14th season in downtown Springfield as the Cardinals face the Midland RockHounds Thursday night in the 2018 home opener at Hammons Field.
The Cardinals say 3,500 fans through the gates will get a 2018 Great Southern Bank magnet schedule, and there will be fireworks after the game.
It's also Klement's $1 Bratwurst Night.
The Cardinals are coming off a season opening 1-6 road trip and will send Ryan Helsley to the mound in the home opener.
First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.
The series with Midland continues Friday, with fans also getting a magnet schedule, and postgame fireworks will feature the 50th anniversary of 1968 songs.