Today, October 27, marks an important day in St. Louis Cardinals history.
16 years ago, the Cards accomplished something that had not been done in St. Louis in almost a quarter century.
The team had won just 83 games during the regular season, but had gotten hot in the postseason and come to within one win of a World Series title.
That night, Adam Wainwright recorded the final out in Game 5 to secure St. Louis’ 10th championship.
Five years later, the Cardinals battled back from being down to their last strike in Game 6 against the Texas Rangers, winning on David Freese‘s walk-off home run, which set up Game 7.
This is one of the top dates in all history. Not only in 2006 did @UncleCharlie50 close out the World Series for the @Cardinals, but 5 years later in 2011 @DavidFreese took the Cards to Game #7. #STLCards pic.twitter.com/3t5ItGPHsb
— Cary Whorton (@carebearcards) October 27, 2022
A Special Day In Cards History
This day is an important one in Cardinals history, and both of their recent World Series titles had something to do with it.
It had been since 1982 that the Cards had taken home a championship.
But in an unlikely twist, the Cardinals managed to win the NL Central with just 83 wins and dominate throughout the postseason, knocking out the San Diego Padres, New York Mets, and Detroit Tigers to capture title No. 10.
In 2011, St. Louis had to battle back from a 10.5-game deficit in the Wild Card race.
They clinched their spot in the postseason on the final day of the regular season, disposed of the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, then fought back from being a strike away from elimination to defeat the Rangers and win their 11th championship.
These moments will forever be etched in Cardinals history, and fans will cherish these memories forever.