- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Move over, baseball. Busch Stadium in St. Louis will host an event next month featuring America’s real national pastime - eating.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1oLT7Bn ) reports that a qualifying event for the Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at New York’s Coney Island will take place May 17 at Busch Stadium, prior to a Cardinals game.

The hot dog-eating contest starts at noon, with the Cardinals hosting the Atlanta Braves at 1:15 p.m. The top male and female contenders will advance to the New York contest.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com