Cardinals Victory Parade Sunday 4 PM In St. Louis
World Series MVP David Freese went to high school in West County, at Lafayette.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat Texas Rangers 6-2 Friday in Game 7 of the World Series to become 2011 champs for the 11th time.
The Cardinals Victory Parade starts 4pm at 18th St. and Market in downtown St. Louis, moving down Market Street to 7th St. South to Stan Musial Drive to Busch Stadium. In four Ford trucks led by Budweiser Clydesdale horses will be Cardinals players, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, Rally Squirrel and the marching bands of Lindbergh, Pattonville, Seckman and Belleville high schools.
There is also a celebration 2pm Sunday sponsored by Budweiser at Busch stadium with $5 tickets going on sale 2pm Saturday. Two tickets per sale. Cardinals season ticket holders may buy four tickets per sale starting two hours earlier.
Cardinals won four games to Rangers' three games for the Series. Cardinals lost Game 2 at home, then lost games 4 and 5 in Arlington, TX.
Cardinals won the bookend games 1 and 7 at home, then Game 3 in Texas, and Game 6 at home in a breathtaking 11 innings.
Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa took the team to a World Series win in 2006 and now five years later in 2011.
August 25, the Cardinals were 10.5 games behind first in the National League rankings, with Atlanta Braves eventually falling behind, and Cardinals beating Philadelphia to take the NLDS and Milwaukee Brewers for the NLCS, to face the American League champs in the World Series.
The Cardinals ran rough over the Rangers in Game 3 with a score of 16-7. But Game 6 was the heartbreaker for Texas when not once, but twice, the Rangers were within one strike of becoming World Series champs. But—not once, but twice, the Cardinals came back to win by one run 10-9 in a walk-off home run by World Series MVP (most valuable player) David Freese.
Freese, 27, is a graduate of Lafayette High School in Wildwood, MO. He won a black Corvette car as the Series MVP. (The local word is that Freese was once a janitor for Rockwood School District, as a summer fill-in.)
Games 6 and 7 were postponed by a day due to rainy weather.
World Series games win-loss:
- Game 1 2-3 STL Oct. 19
- Game 2 2-1 TX 20
- Game3 16-7 STL Oct. 22* Away
- Game 4 4-0 TX 23* Away
- Game 5 4-2 TX 24* Away
- Game 6 10-9 STL Oct. 26
- Game 7 6-2 STL Oct. 27
St. Louis WeatherBird tweeted that Metro will offer extra trains Sunday for the parade and celebration.