Mercy Baby is Youngest IN Stanley Cup

June 6, 2019

With the St. Louis Blues setting records with each win during the Stanley Cup Finals, NBC Sports and the NHL brought the Stanley Cup to Mercy Hospital St. Louis on Tuesday hoping to set a new record for the Stanley Cup: the youngest baby ever to be photographed IN the Stanley Cup.

Previously set in 2010 by a Chicago Blackhawks executive’s baby, the record was 97 minutes. The new record was set Tuesday, June 4, by baby Ann Marie Vancil who was born at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and only 20 minutes old when she sat in the Cup.

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Beth and Clark Vancil welcomed baby Ann Marie at 10:40 a.m. and a short 20 minutes later she was IN the Stanley Cup.

Mom and Dad, Beth and Clark Vancil, are huge Blues fans and even had a game four watch party in their hospital room Monday night while Beth was in labor.

Ann Marie is the couple’s first baby – and she will surely have a story to tell! Not only did she set the record, she went viral online within the first hour of her life. In addition to NBC Sports, other media also picked up on the fun story with thousands of shares on social media. 

Twenty minutes after she was born, Ann Marie Vancil became the youngest baby to sit in the Stanley Cup. 

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