2011 World Series Game 6 vs Texas - Walk-off to Game 7
1964 World Series Game 7 vs New York - Ending the dynasty
1985 NLCS Game 5 vs Los Angeles - Ozzie left-handed
1946 World Series Game 7 vs Boston - Slaughter's slide
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2011 World Series Game 6
Walk-off to Game 7
Cardinals vs Texas
10 - 9
27 October, 2011
Playing at home in Game 6 of the World Series, St. Louis had to win to force a game 7. Going into the 9th inning, St. Louis were down 2 runs, but David Freese's 2 run triple tied the game to take them to extra innings. After giving up another 2 runs in the 10th and fighting back to again tie the score, St. Louis were able to hold the Rangers scoreless in the top of the 11th. The leadoff hitter was 9th inning hero David Freese and with a full count he took the ball long for a walk-off home run to send St. Louis to Game 7.
1964 World Series Game 7
Ending the dynasty
Cardinals vs New York
7 - 5
15 October, 1964
New York had dominated baseball for decades, but St. Louis beat them in 7 for the 1964 World Series and effectively ended a dynasty. Bob Gibson, St. Louis' greatest pitcher, pitched 3 complete games during the World Series, including winning Game 7. New York started a comeback rally in the 9th, getting two home runs off of Gibson, but he stayed cool and pitched his way out, getting the final out on a pop fly from Bobby Richardson to win the Series.
1985 NLCS Game 5
Cardinals vs Los Angeles
3 - 2
14 October, 1985
Ozzie Smith was known for his speed and great defense, not for his power stroke, but that's exactly what made him the hero of Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS. Tied at 2s going into the bottom of the 9th, Willie McGee had started the inning with a popfly for this first out. As Ozzie approached the plate the last thing on anyone's mind was that he would hit a home run. For one thing Smith had only hit 13 home runs in his 8 year career and none of them had been left-handed, which was the stance he was now showing to pitcher Tom Niedenfuer. But on a pitch count of 1 - 2, Smith smacked the ball deep in to right with just enough power to clear the barrier. Jack Buck immortalized the walk-off home run telling the fans to "Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy."
1946 World Series Game 7
Cardinals vs Boston
4 - 3
15 October, 1946
In the deciding game of the 1946 World Series it was Enos Slaughter's Mad Dash that gave St. Louis the winning run. At the top of the 8th, Joe Dimaggio had hit a double to score two runs and tie the game at 3s. Dimaggio pulled a hamstring on the play and was forced to leave the game with Leon Culberson replacing him in center field. Slaughter was the first batter in the bottom of the 8th and led off with a single to center field, but the next two batters popped and flied out leaving him stranded on first. Harry Walker stepped up with 2 outs and when the count reached 2 and 1, St. Louis called for a hit-and-run. Walker hit a double to deep left field where Culberson fielded it and and threw to cut off man Johnny Pesky. Meanwhile Slaughter was off and running and ignored third base coach Mike Gonzalez's sign to stop. As Slaughter barreled for home it appeared as if Pesky was confused or startled as he delayed in throwing the ball to home. The delay was just enough that it allowed Slaughter to slide safely into home for what would prove to be the winning run.