MLB World Series

Season 64 Episode 7

Game 7 - Texas at St. Louis (2011)

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 2011 on FOX
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Game 7 - Texas at St. Louis (2011)
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Game 7 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
Final Score: Texas 2 St. Louis 6
St. Louis wins the 2011 World Series 4-3

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  • Cards win!

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    To me the 2011 postseason/world series was similar to a repeat of 2006. The St. Louis Cardinals just barely made the playoffs at the last second and once again they are the under dogs. They defeat the tough Philadelphia Phillies in five games and then the division rival Milwaukee Brewers in six. After winning game one the Cardinals began to struggle, I was afraid to watch any games after they were down 3 games to 2. Game seven had me nervous. Texas took an early two run lead, but then the cards ties it up and eventually took the lead. That didnt mean much because i figured we needed about 20 the way the box was bouncing around. However after the cards regained the lead they wouldn't look back. The Cardinals won number 11 in 2011! I did feel sorry for Texas though since two years in a row they lost. Oh well third time is a charm I guess, so they could win it all next year. David Freese won the MVP again and Allen Craig (outfielder) was a hero in the game as well. Whats cool about that is Craig doesn't even make a million dollars! So in all I was very pleased with the outcome of the 2011 world series!moreless
  • Game 7

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    One of the best World Series in recent memory came to an end. There was Albert Pujols tying the single game homerun record, there was Joe Buck using his father's famous call to end the incredible Game 6 and then there was everything else. This was a solid game although let's be honest, before the first pitch was thrown most people expected a Cardinals win. For the Rangers to lose the way they did last night, they just had no momentum behind them andeven after the early 2-0 lead, people still did not really give them a shot.

    Congratulations to the Cardinals. They were not the best team in baseball this year, not by a long shot, but they played the best baseball in September and October, when it mattered.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Final Score
      Texas 2 St. Louis 6
      St. Louis wins the 2011 World Series 4-3

    • Official Scorers:
      Ken Davidoff, Newsday, President of the Baseball Writers Association of America
      Jeff Durbin, St. Louis Cardinals Official Scorer
      Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    • The victory improved the St. Louis Cardinals' franchise record in World Series to 11-7.
      The loss dropped the Texas Rangers' franchise record in World Series to 0-2.

    • Total attendance for the seven games was 342,878. The winning player's share was $323,169.98 and the losing player's share was $251,515.76.

    • St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was named the 2011 World Series MVP.

    • The Texas Rangers became the first team to lose consecutive World Series since the Atlanta Braves lost in 1991 to the Minnesota Twins and 1992 to the Toronto Blue Jays. They are the first American League team to lose consecutive Series since the 1963-64 New York Yankees.

    • The St. Louis Cardinals set a World Series for the most walks received by one team in a Series with 41, one more than the 1997 Cleveland Indians drew against the Florida Marlins.

    • St. Louis became the eighth consecutive team to win a Game 7 at home. The last road team to win a Series Game 7 was the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates who defeated the Baltimore Orioles.

    • This is the first Game 7 in nine years, making it the longest stretch between Game 7s in World Series history. The last Game 7 was in 2002 when the Anaheim Angeles defeated the San Francisco Giants.

    • The National Anthem was sung by Chris Daughtry.
      God Bless America was sung by David Nail.

    • On Monday, October 31, the day after the victory parade, St. Louis manager Tony La Russa, 67, announced his retirement after 33 years of managing thus becoming the first manager in history to retire after winning a World Series.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • St. Louis Manager Tony La Russa: It's hard to explain how this happened. It's a long season. If you watch the history of baseball, teams come back. And sometimes they could have come back but they give in or give up. Started winning some games so we can regain some respect, and then it got better. Play every game like it's the last game.

    • Texas Manager Ron Washington: Sometimes when opportunity is in your presence, you certainly can't let it get away because sometimes it takes a while before it comes back. If there's one thing that happened in this World Series that I'll look back on is being so close, just having one pitch to be made and one out to be gotten, and it could have been a different story.

    • Texas Third Baseman Adrian Beltre: We tried to come back today, but the momentum just took them. It's not a nice feeling, you know, being one strike away twice. I guess it's probably easier to lose four games in a row in a World Series, but being a strike away it's something that will be hard to forget.

    • Texas Center Fielder Josh Hamilton: I told you it was going to be a great series, and it was. I don't care what other people remember. We fell a little bit short. Hats off to the Cards, they did a great job, especially last night. It was actually fun to watch and fun to see. You hate it but it happened.

    • St. Louis Starter Chris Carpenter: I was hoping to have an opportunity to go ahead and pitch in that game and fortunately it worked out. It started off a little rough in the first. But I was able to collect myself, make some pitches and our guys did an awesome job to battle back. And I mean, it's just amazing.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Chris Rose - Pregame Host & Trophy Presentation, Eric Karros - Pregame Analyst, A.J. Pierzynski - Pregame Analyst.

    • Starting Lineups
      Texas Rangers
      Ian Kinsler 2B
      Elvis Andrus SS
      Josh Hamilton CF
      Michael Young 1B
      Adrian Beltre 3B
      Nelson Cruz RF
      Mike Napoli C
      David Murphy LF
      Matt Harrison P
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      St. Louis Cardinals
      Ryan Theriot 2B
      Allen Craig LF
      Albert Pujols 1B
      Lance Berkman RF
      David Freese 3B
      Yadier Molina C
      Rafel Furcal SS
      Skip Schumaker CF
      Chris Carpenter P

    • Reserves
      Texas Rangers
      Mike Adams
      Endy Chavez
      Scott Feldman
      Neftali Feliz
      Esteban German
      Craig Gentry
      Michael Gonzalez
      Derek Holland
      Colby Lewis
      Mark Lowe
      Mitch Moreland
      Alexi Ogando
      Darren Oliver
      Yorvit Torrealba
      Matt Treanor
      C.J. Wilson
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      St. Louis Cardinals
      Mitchell Boggs
      Daniel Descalso
      Octavio Dotel
      Jaime Garcia
      Matt Holliday
      Edwin Jackson
      John Jay
      Gerald Laird
      Kyle Lohse
      Lance Lynn
      Jason Motte
      Nick Punto
      Arthur Rhodes
      Marc Rzepczynski
      Fernando Salas
      Jake Westbrook

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