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Busch Stadium opened in 1966 as home to the St. Louis Cardinals. In its first year, it hosted the All Star Game, and, from 1967-2004, it hosted six different seasons' World Series. During the first game of the 1968 World Series, Bob Gibson struck out a record 17 Detroit Tigers. While most seating was plastic, the bleacher benches were made of Douglas Fir. In 1987, almost all of the original seats were replaced, again with the exception of the wooden bleachers. In 2005, this stadium - Old Busch - was demolished and New Busch Stadium was built adjacent such that its outfield is on the footprint of the old stadium. For more information, please visit Authentication.