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2011 World Series

2011: Baseball for the Ages

Steven Hirsch | Posted 02.26.2012 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

If Major League Baseball accomplished nothing else over the past 12 months, it unintentionally displayed why it is still one of the premier spectator sports in the world.

MLB Should Stop Using All-Star Game to Decide World Series Home-field Advantage

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.01.2012 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

For the integrity of the game, MLB needs to do away with the ridiculous and arbitrary rule that awards home field in the World Series to the team from the league that won the All-Star Game.

Jordan Schultz

St. Louis Cardinals Showed Remarkable Heart And Character In Winning World Series | Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.31.2011 | Sports

Heart. You hear the word all too much. It is so commonly used, in fact, that it sometimes sounds like a cliché. But in the case of the 2011 St....

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Len Berman | Posted 12.31.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Funny how one fly ball can change everything. Cards manager Tony La Russa is back to being a genius. If David Freese's fly ball to right in the 9th inning of game 6 is caught, then La Russa is labeled anything but.

Jordan Schultz

Tony La Russa Retires: An Unforgettable Baseball Legacy Examined | Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.31.2011 | Sports

He has three World Series titles. He's second all-time in postseason victories. And he's amassed 2,728 regular season wins, good for third most all-ti...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Thousands Celebrate At Cardinals Parade

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 12.30.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — A red sea of fans jammed downtown St. Louis on Sunday to honor the World Series champion Cardinals and send a clear m...

Jordan Schultz

The Spirit Of St. Louis: Inside The Cardinals' World Series Celebration | Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

When David Murphy's final fly ball landed in the glove of newly minted St. Louis Cardinals hero Allen Craig, the players' celebration began. In realit...

WATCH: Home Run-Saving Catch By Cardinals Outfielder

Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

The Cardinals seized control of Game 7 of the 2011 World Series in the bottom of the fifth, stretching a 3-2 lead to a 5-2 margin by way of walks, hit...

Cardinals Win World Series

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

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 basema...

Closer But No Cigar: Rangers Lose Second Straight World Series

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- They walked around the quiet clubhouse, exchanging blank looks, not quite ready to go home. Clubhouse attendants took down their namepla...

Ace In The Cards

AP | By R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- 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 ...

Will Pujols Be Back In St. Louis?

AP | By R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- This time, it really was Albert Pujols' final at-bat of the season, and perhaps with the Cardinals. Cameras flashed furiously at Busch S...

Your 2011 World Series MVP Is..

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — David Freese, the hometown boy made good, is the MVP of the World Series. Down to their final strike in Game 6, the Cardinals' relu...

Bullpen Failure Cost Rangers In World Series

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Scott Feldman's pitch just caught the outside corner of the plate, so close that Yadier Molina thought it was ball four and started ...

Trump Cards: St. Louis Defeats Rangers To Win World Series

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair...

World Series Highlights

Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

Most of the fans who have been following the twists and turns of this thrilling 2011 World Series are not long-time fans of either the victorious Card...

Chris Carpenter To Pitch Game 7

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Chris Carpenter is starting on three days' rest in Game 7 of the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Tony La Russa sa...

Dewey Defeats Cardinals! Dallas FOX Affiliate Proclaims Rangers World Series Champs

Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

With a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and the Cardinals down to their very last strike in Game 6, it sure looked like the Texas Rangers were ...

Holliday To Miss World Series Game 7

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Matt Holliday thought he'd be ready to go in Game 7 of the World Series. Just got his right pinkie stepped on during Thursday's game...

Seventh Heaven: Greatest Moments In World Series Game 7 History

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

Johnny Blanchard had wanted the ball down. After the first pitch from Ralph Terry had been high, the Yankees' backstop had called timeout to remind hi...

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Len Berman | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Len Berman

In one of the greatest games in World Series history, St. Louis stays alive. OK, "greatest" is a relative term. When Major League teams commit five errors in one game it's fair to say they didn't play great.

"Wicked Game": A Winning Playlist For Game 7 of the World Series

David Wild | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports
David Wild

This World Series has been a reminder that Babe Ruth was right -- not about eating and monogamy, but when he said this: "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world."

Walk-Off Down Memory Lane: Joe Buck's Home Run Call Echoes Another Historic Moment

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

Among the many well-worn sayings -- or cliches, depending on your fondness for the game -- surrounding baseball is one that states each trip to the ba...

Rangers Catcher Suffers Frightening Ankle Injury

Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

For a moment in the fourth inning of Game 6, it appeared certain that the Texas Rangers had lost their most valuable player of the World Series thus f...

Winning Ugly: Cardinals Overcome Errors To Win Game 6

Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

By the time that Cardinals third baseman David Freese crossed home plate after his 11th-inning, walk-off home run to close Game 6 of the 2011 World Se...