Tuesday, November 24, 2015

St Louis Cardinals - October 2011

“In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, the Rangers held a 7-5 lead in the bottom of the ninth. With two on, two out and down to his last strike, David Freese tripled to tie the game. Texas’ Josh Hamilton silenced the crowd in the 10th with a two-run homer, but the Cards answered in the bottom of the inning as Lance Berkman — also down to his final strike — singled in the tying run. An inning later, St. Louis-native Freese crushed a full-count pitch deep into the October night for a Cardinals win. At home plate, the hero’s jersey was ‘shredded’ in the chaos, a tradition started earlier in the year by utility infielder Nick Punto. Typically, jersey fronts would simply pop open. On this night, though, the wildly exuberant players tore Freese’s jersey in two.”
“That game had everything in it. People were crying, people were laughing, people were hugging and people were screaming. It had every emotion possible.” –David Freese, 2011 World Series MVP

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