NEW YORK -- If someone would have asked Chris Carpenter, pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he was going next after his team defeated the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series, he could have said, “The cover of the Wheaties box.”
General Mills, Minneapolis, will issue a special-edition commemorative package honoring the 2006 World Series champion Cardinals with an 18-ounce Wheaties featuring Carpenter on the front and an image of Busch Stadium and Carpenter on the back. The box will be available nationally in November. Marketing will include regional print and FSIs.
This marks the first Wheaties box appearance for Carpenter. Among other all-time Cardinals who have appeared on Wheaties boxes are Paul and Dizzy Dean, Pepper Martin, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Marty Marion, Stan Musial, Ozzie Smith and Albert Pujols.
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