A Record Breaking World Series for St. Louis Cardinalson October 30th, 2011 at 2:13 pm
Cardinals Win World Series
By: Adrienne Brown
Who was the World Series MVP? David Freese is the St. Louis Cardinals new hometown hero. In aiding the Cardinals to a major series 6-2 win, Freese hit one key homerun each in Game 6 and Game 7. Freese isn’t the only one that made a huge impact in the Cardinals offense. Pitcher Chris Carpenter threw strikeout after strikeout to knock the Texas Rangers off their game. Albert Pujols, first basemen and valuable player in Game 3, hit three homeruns to tie a baseball record. What’s next for the Cardinals? Will they re-sign one of their World Series stars? Pujols is looking for a 10 year contract worth millions. If not the Cardinals, then his performance will no doubt give him a home.
Texas became the first team to lose the Series two straight years since Atlanta in 1991-1992. Hope was alive early in Game 7 when the runs were tied 2-2. As the Cardinals gained on the Rangers, their confidence was lost. Adrian Beltre, Rangers third basemen says “We tried to come back today, but the momentum just took them.” Texas quickly became frustrated but constantly regrouped after every inning. Texas had only one regret. “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,” says manager Ron Washington. President and part-owner Nolan Ryan was not speaking to the press.
Despite the cheers from one side of the field and heartbreak in the other dugout, the World Series broadcast broke some records itself. The history of both teams and their performances game to game aided these broadcast records as well. 25.4 million viewers made it the most-watched ballgame since 2004. It also, according to reports, was the highest rated and most watched Friday night telecast on any network since the 2010 Winter Olympics.