Cardinals Owner Erects Statue- Of Himself

 

 

In 1885, Cardinals owner Chris von der Ahe, had a very large (larger than life) statue erected of himself at placed it just outside Sportsman’s Park. The fans and sportswriters made fun of this but he had the project completed.

Takes Statue with Him

Upon his death in 1913, he was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis and the statue was moved as a marker for his grave.

I visited the grave site and the picture is above.