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2011 St. Louis Cardinals: How Did it Happen?

February 2, 2012 2 comments

I was watching the MLB Network count down the 25 greatest comebacks in MLB history earlier tonight (single-game or in a season), and the first thing that came to mind was the Cardinals’ miraculous run to a World Series title this past October. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the top 7, but the Cardinals had not been named yet. I have periodically thought of the run that the Cardinals made since it happened, and every time I think about it, I still cannot believe that it happened. The simple facts of it are amazing by themselves: down 10.5 games in the NL Wild Card race in late August, making the playoffs on the last day, and then defeating the Phillies, Brewers, and Rangers to win the title. The story beyond the basics is even better.

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