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Posted October 31, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Cardinals win World Series, coach retires a champion!

@SportsBata ..nuff said

The St Louis Cardinals won the World Series Friday night, following a miracle comeback in game 6! They literally went from one out away from elimination twice over to World Series Champions the next day! They beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in the final game 7! Cardinals 3B, David Freese, hit the walk-off HR in game 6, helped win game 7 and game 1, and rightfully so was awarded the World Series MVP! Cards’ 1B Albert Pujols (free-agent) hit three HR’s in Game 3 to tie Ruth and Reggie, and received high praise in the home-coming parade.

”This whole ride, this team deserves this,” said Freese, who added the Series MVP award to his trophy as the NL championship MVP. foxsports

“December 15th, 2007, I was sitting in a Burger King in California when I got the greatest phone call I’ve ever received in my life,” Freese said. “It was from a guy named John Mozeliak, telling me I got traded to the St. Louis Cardinals.”

“I had one dream, and that was to be in this position, to win a World Series for the city of St. Louis. This is amazing.” – foxsports

The celebration also allowed fans a final chance to let slugger Albert  Pujols know they hope he returns next season. The free agent was greeted with loud cheers throughout the parade route and a lengthy standing  ovation on stage inside Busch Stadium.

Asked on stage about having another World  Series celebration with the Cardinals next year, Pujols paused and smiled before saying, “Hey, why not?” – foxsports

The St Louis Cardinals coach Tony Larussa, 67, is going out a champion, announcing his retirement today! He coached 16 seasons with the Cardinals (33 Overall), and won a championship in 1989 with the Oakland Athletics, and 2006 with the St Louis Cardinals! His 2,728 career wins make him third on the all-time list!

”It’s hard to explain how this happened,” Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said.

Said La Russa: ”If you watch the history of baseball, teams come back.” foxsports