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.
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.
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:
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.
"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.
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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