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 two.
R2P2 (not a Star Wars robot) saw Bob Gibson‘s historic strikeout number 3,000 square off against one of the greatest St. Louis Cardinals hitter in Albert Pujols and his 3-home run World Series game. We tweeted the poll running for almost a week on our Twitter account and received 81 votes.
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Before releasing the winner, let me say that I would have chosen the opposite option. That said, the 81 fans who participated with us via our Twitter poll chose the Pujols 3-homer game as the better “Best Cards Moment.”
Moving to today’s contest. During round one, recently-controversial Lance Berkman faced-off against Rick Ankiel and won that contest. In the same round, now-San Diego Padres hitting coach Mark McGwire and his 70th home run bested Willie McGee‘s World Series home-run-stealing catch.
Thus, the weekly challenge is set: Lance Berkman and his continuation of the 2006 comeback and comeback and comeback game six of the World Series versus Mark McGwire’s 70th home run.
If you need reminders of these wonderful Cardinals moments, here are some video clips for you:
I would love to see a greater turnout than a mere 81 votes, so get out the vote! We are getting ever-closer to the final competition so you’ll want to make sure that your voice is heard.
This week’s head-to-head is may end up as a landslide but 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 29 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!