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The Cardinals won the World Series

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The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-2 to Win the World Series.

This is the first time since 1982 that the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series. This is the first time I've ever seen them win. The interesting thing was the Cardinals didn't seem as though they were having a good year. They sure surprised me. I'll post an article as soon as I find one.
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They Weren't Supposed to Win It! WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!
Cardinals "ring" in the new stadium with a World Series win
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Cardinals win World Series! (Fox 2)

St. Louis, MO -- Favored by few, the St. Louis Cardinals used an unlikely cast of characters to win their first World Series in nearly a quarter century.

Jeff Weaver dominated, David Eckstein drove in two runs on balls that didn't leave the infield and the Cards took advantage of another wild throw by a Tigers pitcher to beat Detroit 4-2 on Friday night and won the Series in five games.

Manager Tony La Russa's Cardinals had just 83 regular-season wins, the fewest by a World Series winner, and nearly missed the playoffs after a late-season slump. But the Cardinals beat San Diego and the New York Mets in the playoffs, then won their first title since 1982 by taming a heavily favored Tigers' team that entered the Series with six days' rest.

On a cold Midwest night more suitable to football than baseball, the Tigers made two more errors, raising their Series total to eight -- three by third baseman Brandon Inge and a record five by their pitchers. Eight of the 22 runs allowed by the Tigers were unearned, the most by a team since the1956 New York Yankees against Brooklyn.

While the Tigers tossed the ball to the tarp, the Cardinals' were mostly crisp, with the notable exception of right fielder Chris Duncan, who dropped a fly ball just before before Sean Casey's two-run homer in the fourth put Detroit ahead 2-1.

St. Louis came right back to take a 3-2 lead in the bottom half as pitcher Justin Verlander threw away a ball for the second time in two starts, and Scott Rolen added a big run with a two-out RBI single in the seventh off relief Fernando Rodney, extending his postseason hitting streak to 10 games.

It was the 10th World Series title for the Cardinals, their first since 1982. La Russa, who led the Oakland Athletics to a sweep in the earthquake-interrupted 1989 Bay Bridge Series, joined Sparky Anderson (Cincinnati and Detroit) as the only managers to win Series titles in each league.

It marked the first time since the 1912 Red Sox at Boston's Fenway Park that a team won the Series at home in a first-year ballpark. And the Cardinals (83-78) almost didn't even make it to the postseason. They had a seven-game NL Central lead with 12 to go but lost eight of nine before recovering to finish 11/2 games ahead of Houston, the defending NL champion.

Minnesota, in 1987, had set the previous low for wins by a Series winner, going 85-77.

As the Tigers failed in their bid for their first title since 1984, their season ended with Kenny Rogers rested and ready with no place to pitch. Rogers, who threw 23 shutout innings in the postseason, was saved by manager Jim Leyland for a possible sixth game Saturday in Detroit.

Weaver, cast off by the Yankees three years ago after a World Series flop, allowed four hits in eight innings, matched his season high with nine strikeouts and walked one before Adam Wainwright finished with a one-hit ninth for the save.

Casey doubled off Wainwright with one out in the ninth for his third hit, and Placido Polanco walked with two outs to put runners on the corners. Inge then struck out.

Verlander gave up three runs -- one earned -- and three hits, recovering from early control problems to give the Tigers a decent effort.

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yeah..the tigers played like crap...

detroit is one big pile of crap, so it was only a matter of time until the "magic chariot" turned back into a pumpkin for the tigers.
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Honestly I'm surprised the Cardinals won. The other years that they got close but kept choking right at the end. This year I told everyone that I didn't think they stood a chance since they were struggling more this year, but I am very, very happy to have been wrong about this.
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I am definatley happy the Cards won. My favorite team since I was in elementary school playing minor league. Ozzy Smith was teh greatest short stop to play.

I just left the Detroit area. Wasn't impressed. People were rude to me when they would hear I was from CA.
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Ozzy is one of my all time favorites. My cousin meet him and they talk sometimes. I can't remember the whole story but they got to know each other because she would go to Cardinal games with a youth group from the Belleville Diocese.
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ok this is off topic but have the cubs EVER won the world series?
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Yes they actually did (hard to believe isn't it). They won in 1907 and 1908. If they lose for at least two more years it will be a century since they won it. I hope it at least reaches that milestone. I don't like the Cubs.
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