Cardinals Mourn Loss of Co-Owner Drew Baur

Original member of current St. Louis Cardinals ownership group passes at the age of 66.

The entire St. Louis Cardinals organization was saddened by the sudden passing Sunday morning of Cardinals owner Andrew N. "Drew" Baur at the age of 66. Baur helped organize the original ownership group that purchased the Cardinals from Anheuser-Busch in 1996.

"We have lost a wonderful friend," Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said, "and we are deeply saddened by his sudden passing."

"Drew loved the Cardinals and was a great partner. He will be sorely missed by all of the members of our ownership group," DeWitt said, "The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to Drew's mother Florence, his three children, Andrew, Todd and McKay, as well as his seven grandchildren and countless friends."

Baur had been a Director of the Cardinals since 1996 and has also served as the team's Treasurer. A lifelong Cardinals fan and native St. Louisan, Baur had a distinguished career in banking. Most recently, Baur served as Chairman of Southwest Bank of St. Louis. Prior to joining Southwest Bank, Baur served as Chairman & CEO of County Bank of St. Louis, as well as President and Chairman of Commerce Bank of St. Louis.

The son of the late Andrew H. Baur and the former Florence Noland, Baur attended Country Day School in St. Louis, received an A.B. degree in 1966 from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University in 1970.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized.

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