2011 World Series

2011 World Series
12:46 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

Roberto Clemente Award to be announced tonight at Busch

A statue of Roberto Clemente at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
(via Flickr/Eric Beato)

Major League Baseball has dedicated game two of the World Series at Busch Stadium to community service. And tonight, the 2011 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award will also be presented.

The award is named for the12-time All-Star and Baseball Hall of Famer and recognizes the active MLB player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field.

St. Louis Cardinals legend and Hall of Famer Lou Brock received the award in 1975. Today he spoke with 68 middle school-age boys at Loyola Academy about Clemente’s legacy.

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2011 World Series / The Two-Way
8:20 am
Thu October 20, 2011

World Series Game 1: The Coolest And Biggest Plays

A cool out: Pitcher Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals tags first base for an out as Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers reaches the base.

Jamie Squire Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 20, 2011 7:01 am

Game 1 of the World Series went to the St. Louis Cardinals last night. The National League champions beat the American League's Texas Rangers 3-2:

For those who like to know about the key moments, here are two, courtesy of NPR's Tom Goldman's report for Morning Edition:

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2011 World Series
5:26 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

All of the World Series side bets. Plus one of our own.

Painter Brad Juelfs from the Warren Sign Company rolls on the World Series logo at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 17, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

First there was a bet from the mayor of St. Louis, Francis Slay, with the mayor of Arlington, Texas, Robert Cluck.

Then there was one from U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo. with U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas.

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2011 World Series
9:11 am
Wed October 19, 2011

2011 World Series: A few things to know as Cards, Rangers get set

"I don't know how to pick this one," NPR's Tom Goldman conceded on Morning Edition today, says NPR's "The Two-Way." Check out this quick round-up, from a national perspective, regarding the biggest bout in baseball that starts tonight here in St. Louis.

2011 World Series
12:16 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Meaty, musical and mayoral sidebars to the 2011 World Series

An extreme close-up of some baby back ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse - one of the St. Louis vendors being used by Mayor Francis Slay to sweeten his World Series side bet with Arlington, Tx. Mayor Robert Cluck.
(via Flickr/dyobmit)

Updated at 1:46 p.m. to include Clay/Barton wager.

If you'll pardon the gastronomical puns, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jake Wagman tells us today about a tasty World Series side bet between St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Arlington, Texas Mayor Robert Cluck.

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2011 World Series / Tobacco / U.S. Senate
11:10 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Sens. urge baseball to ban tobacco

(via Flickr/Nero.Lives)

Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting the World Series are urging the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera.

The senators, including the No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois, and the health officials from St. Louis and Arlington, Texas, made the pleas in separate letters, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals begins in St. Louis Wednesday night.

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2011 World Series
4:33 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Preparing the field for dreams; Busch Stadium gets World Series paint job

A painting crew from the Warren Sign Company puts the finishing touches on the World Series logo at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 17, 2011. The St. Louis Cardinals will host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the 2011 World Series on October 19, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 5:10 p.m. with second photo.

We don't really think much needs to be said beyond the captions for these photos. St. Louis is readying for a World Series to begin - starting with the field of play.

World Series / Michelle Obama/ Jill Biden
2:06 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden to attend World Series opener in St. Louis

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden joke together while taping a Joining Forces public service announcement in the East Room of the White House, April 4, 2011. Obama and Biden will attend the first game of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are scheduled to attend the World Series opener in St. Louis on Wednesday night to honor military veterans.

Major League Baseball announced Monday that it has dedicated Game 1 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals to veterans and their families.

The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium as part of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans program and Obama's Joining Forces initiative.

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Morning round-up
9:19 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, October 17, 2011

A St. Louis Cardinals fan raising his hat in triumph to celebrate the Cardinals' National League Championship Series win over the Millwaukee Brewers on Oct. 16, 2011.
Joel Finbloom

Cardinals win 18th pennant

The St. Louis Cardinals are the National League champions following an outstanding offensive display in Milwaukee last night.

David Freese belted one of the Cardinals' three home runs while going 3-for-4 with three runs scored in a 12-6 rout of the Brewers in Game 6 of the NLCS. Freese smacked a three-run shot to put the Cardinals ahead 4-0 in the first inning. Rafael Furcal launched a solo blast in the second and Albert Pujols did the same in the third. Pujols and pinch-hitter Allen Craig each finished with two RBIs.

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World Series tickets
4:23 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Police officers will file their own suit over files in World Series ticket case

The long legal battle over the release of files from a St. Louis police investigation into officers who misused 2006 World Series tickets they seized from a scalper has gotten a little longer.

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