This archived article was written by: Chance Abrath
This year’s World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals will go down in history as some of the best games ever. Both teams were not expected to even find themselves in the championship series.
The Cardinals won the first game 3-2. In game two, the Rangers won 2-1. Game three was one of the best games to watch because Cardinal first basemen Albert Pujols had three home runs. With those home runs, he tied Reggie Jackson’s record for most home runs in a World
Series game. The Cardinals ended up winning 16-7.
Game four, the Rangers took a 4-0 win. The Rangers won again in game five 4-2. Game six was a fun game to watch. The Rangers were up in the series, they had won three games and the Cardinals had won two games so the Rangers just needed to win won more to be world champions. Everyone expected Texas to win game six. But David Freese hit a walk off home run in the 11th to force game seven. The Cardinals won 10-9.
In game seven, the Cardinals won 6-2 and were world champions. Chris Carpenter pitched a good game for the Cardinals. David Freese ( who is a St. Louis native) earned the fall classic MVP honor.
The Cardinals were named world series champs for the 11th time in franchise history.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the Major League baseball this off-season. Both the Cardinals and the Rangers could be losing a lot of fire power. The Cardinals manager Tony La Russa also retired, so that could play a big role this off-season.