Cardinals Win World Series 2011: Freese MVP

World Series 2011 MVP David Freese recorded hits in 8 of the final 9 regular-season games, setting the table for his phenomenal postseason performance.

The St. Louis Cardinals are the World Series 2011 Champions. And, the kid who grew up in St. Louis rooting for the Redbirds was named MVP of the Series. David Freese capped off the MLB championships by knocking in 2 more runs (for a MLB record of  21 postseason RBIs) to help the Cards defeat […]

World Series 2011 Game Six: Cards Freese Rangers In Thriller

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Third baseman David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals may not have the credentials of his teammate, Albert Pujols, or the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton, but he is rapidly approaching cult status among the Busch Stadium faithful! Freese, the “Big Chill,” blasted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to send the […]

World Series 2011 Game Five: Napoli-onic

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On Monday, October 24th, the World Series 2011 offered up a scintillating pitching match-up, a repeat of game 1. The 2 aces of their respective staffs, Chris Carpenter for the St. Louis Cardinals and C. J. Wilson for the Texas Rangers baseball club hooked up for what promised to be a nail-biter! Neither pitcher disappointed. […]

World Series 2011: Did You Know…

Since the World Series era began in 1903, only Craig and Dusty Rhodes of the '54 New York Giants, have RBI'd in three consecutive postseason games as pinch-hitters.

If the first 2 games are any indication, we are in for a lot of excitement in the World Series 2011! Did you know that Allen Craig for the Cardinals is the first player to have a pair of pinch-hit RBIs in the same World Series since the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jay Johnstone in 1981? […]

World Series 2011 Game Two: Forever Young

Ian Kinsler (pictured above) steals second in Game 2. Oddly similar to the 1975 World Series, Dave Concepcion (Cincinatti Reds, then managed by Sparky Anderson) stole second and scored on a 3-2 game-winning double by Ken Griffey which tied the seies at a game apiece.

On Thursday, October 20th, the World Series 2011 saw game 2 unfold at Busch Stadium. The weather was cold and so were the vaunted offenses of both teams. However, the Texas Rangers baseball club, faced with going back to Arlington down 2 games to none, rallied in the ninth inning to win a classic, 2-1. […]

World Series 2011 Game One: Cards Outlast Rangers

Chris Carpenter was the first Cardinal to win 20 games since Matt Morris in 2001.

On Wednesday, October 19th, one of the most anticipated match-ups of the MLB championships kicked off, game one of the World Series 2011. The St. Louis Cardinals prevailed 3-2 over the Texas Rangers baseball club at Busch Stadium. As advertised, the game was close–well-pitched– and both defenses played better than expected. C. J. Wilson, the […]

World Series 2011 (Preview): The Greatest Show on Earth

Future Hall Of Famer, Tony LaRussa

On Wednesday, October 19th, the World Series 2011 commences. This is sports’ most important event. Each year, the two best performing teams meet to determine the best of the MLB championships. There is the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, the Indy 500, even soccer’s World Cup, and many other superb sports championships. Still, there is […]

MLB Championships: Tigers Roar in Game 3!

Doug Fister in Game 3 of the ALCS

Comerica Park was packed to the rafters and the Tigers’ faithful were rewarded with a victory. The ALCS now stands at Rangers up 2-1. Doug Fister, the ex-Mariner, pitched a gem, quieting the vaunted Ranger bats for a 5-2 win.  The Rangers’ Colby Lewis pitched decently, though he started getting the ball up in the […]

MLB Championships: Rangers’ Bats? How ‘Bout Their Pitching!

Derek Holland's ALCS Game 2 strike zone plot.

On Monday, October 10, the Texas Rangers once again prevailed over the Detroit Tigers to take a 2-0 American League Championship Series (ALCS) series lead. For a while it looked as if the Rangers were trying to find ways to lose game 2 of this series–Derek Holland manifested a complete lack of command, forcing the […]