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Articles tagged: 2011 MLB Playoffs

Tony La Russa Sets Record for Most Pitching Changes in Playoffs

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa made history Monday for an unusual accomplishment, and no, it wasn’t for making the highest amount of mistakes involving Allen Craig caught stealing. By bringing in four relievers during Game 5 of the World Series, La Russa broke the record for most pitching changes in a single postseason. He has…Read More

Albert Pujols Ties Record with Three Home Runs in World Series Game

After being criticized by the media for not speaking to reporters following Thursday’s game, Albert Pujols channeled his frustration into crushing the baseball Saturday night. The St. Louis stud tied a World Series record by hitting three home runs in the same game. Only Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson have also done it. That company…Read More

Lance Berkman Says His Gray Beard Makes Him De Facto Team Leader

Lance Berkman delivered a big hit for the Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series. The right fielder doubled in two runs in the fourth, putting St. Louis up 2-0. They beat the Rangers 3-2. After the game, the 35-year-old veteran was asked about his status as one of the team’s leaders. He gave…Read More

Zack Greinke’s Wife Was Not Happy with Her NLCS Seats in St. Louis

The dislike between the Cardinals and Brewers was evident throughout the season and it carried into the NLCS. One of the off-field issues between the teams involved the location of the family section seats in St. Louis. The Brewers were unhappy that the tickets for family members were spread throughout Busch Stadium. Nyjer Morgan reportedly…Read More

Nelson Cruz Wins ALCS MVP After Hitting Record Six Home Runs in Series

Nelson Cruz won ALCS MVP after bashing six home runs and driving in 13 runs against the Tigers. Both marks were a record for a single postseason series. He accomplished another record by hitting extra innings home runs twice during the series. Cruz’s numbers were staggering. He went 8-22 (.364) with a .440 OBP and…Read More

Nelson Cruz on His Way to ALCS MVP

Is any player enjoying more of a breakout in the MLB playoffs than Nelson Cruz? Delmon Young had an excellent ALDS for the Tigers, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder have been destroying the ball for the Brewers, and Scott Feldman and Alexi Ogando have been studs in the Texas bullpen, but no player is having…Read More

Nelson Cruz Hits First Walk-Off Grand Slam in MLB Playoff History

When Nelson Cruz hit a walk-off grand slam to beat the Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS Monday, a friend said to me “there can’t be too many of those in history.” He was right. Cruz’s walk-off grand salami was the first in MLB playoff history (or technically the second). The 31-year-old right fielder…Read More

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