The Cardinals won the World Series last night in the seventh game against the Texas Rangers. That brings their world championships to 11, the second best in all of baseball.
All indications are they shouldn’t have won, but as all the reports are saying today, they fought their way through the Phillies in the first round and the Brewers in the second round of the National League playoffs. They were behind with two outs and two strikes in the last inning of game six and managed to pull out ties twice, before David Freese hit his walkoff home run. He tied game seven with a two run double and locked up the series MVP award.
And this win shows why the All-Star Game matters. The Cardinals got home field advantage because the National League won the game. Considering that Texas was widely seen as the better team, it’s hard to think the Rangers would have lost the series if they had four home games, especially the crucial game 7.
- St. Louis Cardinals World Series win: Three questions to ponder (csmonitor.com)
- St. Louis Cardinals defeat Texas Rangers to win World Series (cnn.com)
- Eleventh heaven: Cardinals are Series champs (mlb.mlb.com)
- St. Louis Cardinals Parade: Why This Year’s Will Blow 2006 Out of the Water (bleacherreport.com)