The honor from Mayor Tishaura Jones was just one of many gifts the pair received from the city and the Cardinals organization. The honorary days recognize both players’ greatness and place in St. Louis and baseballhistory. The declaration said both are “great ambassadors of the St. Louis region, and baseball fans world wide.”
The dates reflect both players’ jersey number.
Other gifts included portraits painted by Carlos Mercado, a silver platter from Tiffany and Co. and a set of golf clubs with custom Cardinals bags.