2011 World Series

Surplus
4:10 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

City posts small surplus for last fiscal year

The top three elected officials at St. Louis' City Hall have finished their work on the FY12 budget. Now, it's up to the aldermen.

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.

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.

It's always better to have more money than expected, says city budget director Paul Payne, but the growth may not be sustainable.

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Cardinals at the White House
4:40 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Obama: World Series-winning Cards "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball"

The St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series championship team poses for a photo with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Jan. 17.
(Screen Capture/WhiteHouse.gov)

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals were honored at the White House Tuesday for the team's World Series championship last year.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, Chicago White Sox and Cubs fans respectively, both heaped praise on the Cardinals for their late-season comeback and their ability to beat the odds in the playoffs, defeating the Texas Rangers in the World Series.  

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2011 World Series
4:43 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Cardinals to be honored at White House for World Series win Jan. 17

St. Louis Cardinals David Freese celebrates with his teammates at home place after hitting a solo walk off homerun to win game 6 of the World Series in the 11th inning on Oct. 27, 2011. The Cardinals went on to win the series.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Though the victory parade was held months ago, the St. Louis Cardinals get to do one more victory lap in honor of their 2011 World Series win. This time, however, the party moves to our nation's capital.

2011 World Series
12:10 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Your turn with the 2011 Cardinals World Series trophy

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa hoists the 2011 World Series trophy after clenching the championship. Your turn to see the trophy is coming soon.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Your opportunity to get up close and personal with what is arguably the hottest piece of hardware in town is fast approaching.

The 2011 World Series trophy won by the St. Louis Cardinals will be on tour starting this Saturday, Jan. 7.

Here's the full schedule for you, with St. Louis-area locations in bold. All locations are U.S. Cellular stores:

St. Louis Cardinals World Championship Trophy Tour

Presented by U.S. Cellular.

Saturday, Jan. 7

6623 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO 63130

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A Good Year: squirrels
12:00 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Running rodent creates a good year for a local charity

A squirrel runs through the legs of St. Louis Cardinal Skip Schumaker while he bats in the fifth inning during Game 4 of the NLDS against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Oct. 5, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Squirrels are the sometimes adorable creatures that eat from your bird feeders, dig through your garden, and occasionally just can’t quite figure out how to successfully cross a road.

But the furry rodents were elevated to something approaching “hero” status in the 2011 Major League Baseball Playoffs – and that made it a very good year for a local charity.

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Morning round-up
9:39 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, December 27, 2011

An overturned car sits where a house once stood in Joplin, Mo. on May 24, 2011. The Associated Press has named the Joplin tornado the top story of 2011.
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock

Joplin tornado top story in 2011

The May 22 tornado that killed 161 people and left much of Joplin in ruins was a unanimous choice for The Associated Press' 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 the upstream Illinois town of Cairo. 

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2011 World Series / Missouri Government
9:47 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Lobbyists pick up tab for World Series tickets for Mo. lawmakers

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after the Cardinals won the 2011 World Series in St. Louis on October 28, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A new filing with the Missouri Ethics Commission shows that lawmakers from across the state had good seats for the Cardinals' championship run, courtesy of corporate lobbyists.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that lobbyists spent about $13,500 taking elected officials and their family members to World Series and playoff games at Busch Stadium.

The report shows that those accepting free tickets included state senators and representatives, St. Louis aldermen and St. Louis County Council members.

Cardinals Victory Celebrations
12:09 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Hundreds of thousands attend Cardinals victory parade, rally

The Cardinals World Series victory parade drew fans of all ages on Oct. 30, 2011.
(Art Chimes)

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.

Cloudy skies and the occasional drizzle didn’t discourage the fans, who thronged the parade route along Market Street.

They cheered and snapped pictures as the Budweiser Clydesdales went by, followed by Cardinals team members and marching bands from area high schools.

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2011 World Series
11:57 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Cards win World Series, beat Texas 6-2 in Game 7

 

The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren't even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six gutty innings from Chris Carpenter. Freese was later named as the 2011 World Series Most Valuable Player.

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2011 World Series
5:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Getting "Red-y": St. Louis anticipates Game 7 of the World Series

The fountain at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis runs red on Oct. 28, 2011 in recognition of the St. Louis Cardinals' appearance in the 2011 World Series. Game 7 of the series is tonight.
Maria Altman | St. Louis Public Radio

In Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis Friday afternoon locals mixed with out-of-towners taking pictures of the red fountain.

Those on their lunch break, including Missi Wood and Kerry Anne, admitted they were a bit tired from the late night Game 6 World Series win over the Texas Rangers.

But Anne says she never doubted the Cardinals would pull it off.

“I was calm the whole game,” Anne said. “They were like, ‘last out’, and I was like, ‘we’re going to win.’”

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