Monday, March 28, 2011
Here's To You, Auggie Busch
August Anheuser Busch, Jr. was born on this date in 1899 in St. Louis. During his tenure as chairman from 1946-1975 of the Anheuser-Busch Cos., the great brewery founded by his father Adolphus Busch and Eberhard Anheuser became the largest brewery in the world. In 1953, Busch convinced the brewery board to acquire the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club, thereby forever establishing the connection between Budweiser and baseball.