2011 World Series http://news.stlpublicradio.org en City posts small surplus for last fiscal year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-posts-small-surplus-last-fiscal-year <p>The extra sales tax generated by a long postseason of baseball helped St. Louis city end the fiscal year with a $4.3 million surplus, but officials say that sigh of relief is only temporary.</p><p>Revenue was up just about $4 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, driven by higher hotel and sales taxes from the World Series. Lower-than-expected spending made up the rest of the surplus.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:10:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4248 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City posts small surplus for last fiscal year Obama: World Series-winning Cards "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/obama-world-series-winning-cards-greatest-comeback-team-history-baseball <p>Members of the&nbsp;St. Louis&nbsp;Cardinals were honored at the White House Tuesday for <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cards-win-world-series-beat-texas-6-2-game-7">the team&#39;s World Series championship last year</a>.</p><p>President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, Chicago&nbsp;White Sox and Cubs fans respectively,&nbsp;both heaped praise on the&nbsp;Cardinals for&nbsp;their late-season comeback and their&nbsp;ability to beat the odds in the playoffs, defeating the Texas Rangers in the World Series.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:40:19 +0000 Bill Raack 2872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Obama: World Series-winning Cards "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball" Cardinals to be honored at White House for World Series win Jan. 17 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-be-honored-white-house-world-series-win-jan-17 <p>Though <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-thousands-attend-cardinals-victory-parade-rally">the victory parade was held months ago</a>, the St. Louis Cardinals get to do one more victory lap in honor of their <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cards-win-world-series-beat-texas-6-2-game-7">2011 World Series win</a>. This time, however, the party moves to our nation&#39;s capital.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:43:11 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2823 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals to be honored at White House for World Series win Jan. 17 Your turn with the 2011 Cardinals World Series trophy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/your-turn-2011-cardinals-world-series-trophy <p>Your opportunity to get up close and personal with what is arguably the hottest piece of hardware in town is fast approaching.</p><p>The 2011 World Series trophy won by the St. Louis Cardinals will be on tour starting this Saturday, Jan. 7.</p><p>Here&#39;s the full schedule for you, with St. Louis-area locations in bold. All locations are U.S. Cellular stores:</p><table border="1" cellpadding="0" style="width: 90%;" width="90%"><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>St. Louis Cardinals World Championship Trophy Tour</strong></p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:10:11 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2800 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Your turn with the 2011 Cardinals World Series trophy Running rodent creates a good year for a local charity http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/running-rodent-creates-good-year-local-charity <p>Squirrels are the sometimes adorable creatures that eat from your bird feeders, dig through your garden, and occasionally just can&rsquo;t quite figure out how to successfully cross a road.</p><p>But the furry rodents were elevated to something approaching &ldquo;hero&rdquo; status in the 2011 Major League Baseball Playoffs &ndash; and that made it a very good year for a local charity.</p><p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:00:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2724 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Running rodent creates a good year for a local charity Morning headlines: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-december-27-2011 <p><strong>Joplin tornado top story in 2011</strong></p><p>The May 22 tornado that killed 161 people and left much of Joplin in ruins was a unanimous choice for The Associated Press&#39; top story in 2011 by editors across the state. That was followed by the intentional breach at Birds Point, which sent water rushing over southeast Missouri farmland in a bid to save&nbsp;the upstream Illinois town of Cairo.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:39:04 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Lobbyists pick up tab for World Series tickets for Mo. lawmakers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lobbyists-pick-tab-world-series-tickets-mo-lawmakers <p>A new filing with the Missouri Ethics Commission shows that lawmakers from across the state had good seats for the Cardinals&#39; championship run, courtesy of corporate lobbyists.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/tFYbc2">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported</a> Friday that lobbyists spent about $13,500 taking elected officials and their family members to World Series and playoff games at Busch Stadium.</p><p>The report shows that those accepting free tickets included state senators and representatives, St. Louis aldermen and St. Louis County Council members.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:47:52 +0000 The Associated Press 2597 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lobbyists pick up tab for World Series tickets for Mo. lawmakers Hundreds of thousands attend Cardinals victory parade, rally http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-thousands-attend-cardinals-victory-parade-rally <p>Hundreds of thousands of fans gathered in downtown St. Louis on Sunday to celebrate their World Series champs at a Cardinal victory parade and rally.</p><p>Cloudy skies and the occasional drizzle didn&rsquo;t discourage the fans, who thronged the parade route along Market Street.</p><p>They cheered and snapped pictures as the Budweiser Clydesdales went by, followed by Cardinals team members and marching bands from area high schools.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 05:09:28 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hundreds of thousands attend Cardinals victory parade, rally Cards win World Series, beat Texas 6-2 in Game 7 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cards-win-world-series-beat-texas-6-2-game-7 <p>&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable World&nbsp;Series they weren&#39;t even supposed to reach, beating the Texas&nbsp;Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by&nbsp;hometown star David Freese and six gutty innings from Chris&nbsp;Carpenter. Freese was later named as the 2011 World Series Most Valuable Player.</p> Sat, 29 Oct 2011 04:57:06 +0000 The Associated Press 2368 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cards win World Series, beat Texas 6-2 in Game 7 Getting "Red-y": St. Louis anticipates Game 7 of the World Series http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/getting-red-y-st-louis-anticipates-game-7-world-series <p>In Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis Friday afternoon locals mixed with out-of-towners taking pictures of the red fountain.</p><p>Those on their lunch break, including Missi Wood and Kerry Anne, admitted they were a bit tired from <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-rally-twice-win-11th-force-game-7-world-series">the late night Game 6 World Series win over the Texas Rangers</a>.</p><p>But Anne says she never doubted the Cardinals would pull it off.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 22:00:49 +0000 Maria Altman 2367 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Getting "Red-y": St. Louis anticipates Game 7 of the World Series