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Wentzville Sam's Club Hosts St. Louis Cardinals Legend Whitey Herzog

Baseball Hall of Famer to sign free autographs on Nov. 2 at the new Wentzville Sam's Club
    WENTZVILLE, MO, November 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sam's Club and General Mills have announced that they will host a Member Appreciation event at the new Wentzville Sam's Club on Friday, Nov. 2, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. As part of the day's celebration, St. Louis Cardinals' Legendary Manager Whitey Herzog will meet with fans and sign free autographs at Sam's Club, 3055 Bear Creek Dr.

Herzog's style of play, based on the strategy of attrition, was nicknamed "Whiteyball" and concentrated on pitching, speed, and defense to win games rather than on home runs. As the manager in St. Louis, he won the 1982 World Series and made two other World Series appearances with the club in 1985 and 1987. In total, he led six division winners, three pennant winners, and one World Series winner in compiling a 1,281-1,125 (.532) career record. Herzog was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. In addition, the Cardinals retired the number '24', which he wore during his managerial tenure with the club.

"We encourage fans to join us for a fun and exciting day," said Steven Johnson, Club manager of the Wentzville location. "This event is our way of thanking the community for their patronage of our numerous clubs in the area. We are excited and look forward to seeing all the smiling faces of Wentzville and surrounding communities, as we welcome St. Louis Cardinals legend Whitey Herzog to our new location."

Sam's Club will officially open its newest location in Wentzville on Tuesday.

Sam's Club members and guests are welcomed and encouraged to visit the Wentzville location at any time throughout the day. Autographs are limited to one per person and are only guaranteed for the first 120 people in line.

WHO: Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinals Legendary Manager

WHAT: Customer Appreciation Autograph Appearance with Whitey Herzog

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sam's Club - 3055 Bear Creek Dr., Wentzville, MO 63885

About General Mills
One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US $16 billion, including the company's $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.

About Sam's Club
Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. To learn more about Savings Made SimpleSM, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.


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