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Founder of Cardinals Legacy Dies at 90

It is with great sadness we announce that James Becker, our founder and executive board president, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the age of 90. Becker and his son started Cardinals Legacy Foundation for Baseball to help high school baseball players secure baseball scholarships to attend college and play baseball at the next level.


Becker was the grandson of Edward C. Becker who co-owned the St Louis Browns in 1898, renamed them Perfectos in 1899 and changed their name again in 1900 to the St Louis Cardinals.


Our organization and Executive Board mourns the loss of our founder and we pledge to continue on with mission that gave birth to Cardinals Legacy Foundation for Baseball.


In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorial donations to be made to Cardinals Legacy Foundation for Baseball. FoundationForBaseball.org, P.O. Box 71, Williamsville, MO 63967.  Online giving is also available via Paypal
Online giving is also available via Facebook