Cards Win!

World champs
The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate on the field after defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game 5. The Cardinals defeated the Tigers 4-2 to win the World Series 4 games to 1.
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Trophy hunting
World Series MVP, David Eckstein of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with the MVP Trophy defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game 5.
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Stark: Cardinals on the verge of historic upset

“ST. LOUIS — It isn’t quite a miracle. And it sure hasn’t been a classic. But there’s a word for what the St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of doing to the New York Mets. History.”

“You had the 1906 Cubs (a ridiculous 116-36) tumbling to the crosstown White Sox (93-58) in the World Series. You had the 1954 Indians (111-43) falling to Willie Mays’ Giants (97-57). And you had the 2001 Mariners (116-46) crumbling in the ALCS at the hands of those four-time champs from the Bronx (95-65).

And that’s it.

Until now.