It’s been an unforgettable journey for Adam Wainwright.
As he enters the final season of his storied Major League career, the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander has one goal in mind: to win one more World Series title in St. Louis and go out on top.
And so, he decided to look to back on his childhood, when his dreams of playing baseball were realized.
On Twitter, the two-time World Series champion posted a picture of a newspaper headline from back in 1988, when he and his local youth team won a championship in St. Simons, Georgia.
In the caption, Wainwright wrote “Started winning championships back in 1988. In 2023 it continues.”
Started winning championships back in 1988. In 2023 it continues…#12in23 @JayTheFade pic.twitter.com/FykoCP4ZPW
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) February 2, 2023
The veteran right-hander has certainly accomplished a lot over the course of his 17-year career.
In addition to his two World Series rings, he’s been a National League All-Star three times and has finished in the top three for NL Cy Young voting three times.
Wainwright is looking to bounce back after a difficult September cost him a spot in the Cardinals postseason rotation and ultimately led to him not pitching in the Wild Card Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
He’ll have to do it without Yadier Molina, but his goals remain the same.
Ever since he closed out the 2006 World Series, the 41-year-old has been hungry for more and hopes to experience one last championship run with the Cardinals.
He’ll share a rotation with Jack Flaherty, Jordan Montgomery, Miles Mikolas, and Steven Matz and will more than likely draw the start on Opening Day for St. Louis.
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