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Extra in extras
Thursday night was the 56th extra-inning game in World Series history, and the first since Game 3 of the 2005 Fall Classic between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros.
It was also the 10th extra-inning game in Game 6 of the World Series, with the most recent prior in 1992, when Toronto defeated Atlanta to win their first of two consecutive Fall Classics.
National League clubs have now won 25 of the 56 extra-inning World Series games, while American League clubs have taken 28, with three games ending in a tie.
Home teams have now been victorious in 35 of the 56 games (62.5%).
Third baseman David Freese hit the 15th walk-off home run in World Series history, and the first since the White Sox’ Scott Podsednik in 2005’s Game 2 against Houston.
It was just the fifth walk-off home run in Game 6 or later, joining some of the most famous World Series home runs ever – Bill Mazeroski (1960 Game 7); Carlton Fisk (1975 Game 6); Kirby Puckett (1991...
BEST OF MAXIM
In perhaps the wildest World Series game in the history of the sport, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers 10-9 in 11 innings and, in the process, forced a deciding game seven to be played tonight.
In a game that saw three lead changes, 28 hits, 19 runs scored and an eye popping 5 errors, The Cardinals, and David Freese, overcame one of their sloppiest games of the...
World Series MVP David Freese gave credit to just about everyone but himself Friday night after his Cardinals came away with a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers to bring their 11th Championship title back to St. Louis.
The 28-year-old thanked Albert Pujols for being a great teammate who helped put him on the right path back to success. He thanked Tony La Russa for being an over...
One think you forget about regarding these St. Louis Cardinals is that arguably their best pitcher has missed the entire season. Adam Wainwright, who was 20-11 last year with a 2.42 ERA, has thrown a pitch in 2011. Even without him, the Cardinals are two wins away from a World Series championship.
Despite Adam Wainwright’s elbow surgery, the Cardinals are confident in his future...
The Cardinals will indeed start Chris Carpenter tonight. Carpenter already pitched two quality starts against the Rangers in this series, but he’ll need to do this one on short rest. It looks like the rainout did work in the Cardinals favor.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Cardinals took Chris Carpenter at his word. Their ace did not let them down.The 36-year-old Carpenter was his usual stingy self on short rest in Game 7 of the World Series. He put the clamps on the Texas Rangers' dangerous offense after a shaky start ...
At the end of the maybe the greatest all around post-season I can remember, the Cardinals are walking away as deserving champions. There aren’t any true underdogs in a short post-season series, but the Cards were certainly not favoured against the Phillies, Brewers or Rangers and yet they outlasted them all to win a second World Series title in six years. There’s a lot of talk...
ST. LOUIS — David Freese swooped in, expecting Elvis Andrus to bunt. He did, but the ball trickled wide of the line. The St. Louis third baseman scooped up the foul, scanned the crowd and spotted his target sitting near the Texas dugout: a man in the front row wearing ...
In the hours following David Freese's historic walk-off home run in Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday at Busch Stadium, fans, players and media alike tried to find proper context for what they had just seen.