Andy Bennes was the number one draft pick out of the University of Evansville-Indiana in 1988. He went on to pitch for San Diego, Seattle, Arizona, and twice for the Cardinals. In his major league baseball career, Benes won 155 games and had 2,000 strike-outs, plus 8 homeruns.Andy has been married to his wife Jennifer for nearly 25 years and they have 5 children.
Fredbird was born in April of 1979…from the day he was hatched, Fredbird loved going to games. One day Fredbird got up on the dugout and started dancing in between innings when they played music. Fredbird did this at every game and the fans loved it. As Fredbird got older he did more and more around the ballpark, dancing, playing with his watergun, playing jokes on the umpires, and shooting t-shirts out to the crowd. The Cardinals noticed how much the fans loved Fredbird and decided to give him a life-long contract as their mascot. Look for Fredbird at EVERY GAME that you go to, you will find him driving his truck, dancing on the dugout, or beaking a few fans’ heads. Watch out, you might be next to be beaked!
Weight: Not gonna tell
Born: April 1979
Bats: Scared of them
HR: More than we can count
Headsbeaked: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 fans
At the age of 16, John Ulett knew he wanted to be on the radio. As a high school senior at Bishop DuBourg, he was hired at KEZK as an announcer, and during the summer he was also a jock at KIRL in St. Charles. He spent a short time on the air in Jefferson City before being hired by KSHE in 1976, later serving as a personality on two of the Emmis stations.In addition to his daily radio obligations,
Ulett worked for many years as the P.A. announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals.He was recognized with awards in the radio and music industries over the years. John is married and he and his wife have 3 daughters.
Jim has been with Cardinals Kids since its start in 2003. He is the show’s writer, editor and sometimes even the camera man! His dream is to one day become a major league mascot.