The St. Louis Cardinals are a massive piece of baseball lore. 2017 marks the 125th year of the Cardinals existence and contain a treasure trove of great moments.
125 years of St. Louis Cardinals baseball is a wonderful thing. To celebrate, Redbird Rants is thrilled to join our brothers and sisters through the United Cardinals Bloggers and specifically with Cards Conclave (C70 At The Bat specifically) to bring you a special, multi-site tournament recognizing the top 125 greatest Cardinals moments.
For more on this tournament, jump over to my earlier article here.
Today, we at Redbird Rants are continuing the tournament on our site and are continuing round two of the tourney. Before we get into the head-to-head, let me share with you the results of round two, part one.
In round two, part one, Chris Carpenter‘s head-first dive to first base during the World Series went up against the iconic Ozzie Smith home run punctuated with the “go crazy, folks” call. After receiving 146 votes, Carpenter did more than dive to first: he lost the competition to Ozzie. Ozzie’s historic home run defeated Carpenter 88 percent to 12 percent.
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To this week’s competition then. In round one, Bob Gibson‘s 3,000th strikeout defeated the grand slam of Tom Herr on “Seat Cushion Night.” Also in round one, Albert Pujols and his 3-home-run World Series game competed against Whitey Kurowski and took the competition. This setup the head-to-head that will be our focus this week.
This week’s tournament seating hosts Bob Gibson’s 3,000th strikeout going mano-a-mano against the machine, Albert Pujols, and his 3-home-run World Series game. Both of these men are without question icons of the St. Louis Cardinals. Gibson is already in the Cardinals Hall of Fame (and MLB Hall of Fame), and Pujols is destined to join him.
Here are some video clips to remind you of the wonder that were these two feats in St. Louis Cardinals history.
This week’s head-to-head is honestly one of my favorites that I had hoped would transpire. The decision is now in YOUR hands. Be sure to follow our Twitter account to place your vote in the poll. Voting will close on Tuesday, August 22 so mark your calendars and don’t let your voice go unheard!
Remember that you MUST vote for this tournament to really work. Please make sure to vote and even retweet the competition so that we can have many others join us in the fun. Thanks for reading and GO CARDINALS!