2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the last Whitey Herzog team to reach the World Series, and an occasional look at the men on that roster.
I-70 Baseball has been bringing coverage of the Cardinals and Royals to our readers for one year now. Take a look back.
Last week, Michael Metzger took us back to Game 7 of the 1987 World Series with his article, The Other Game 7. It was truly an amazing game that had more plot twists than a Dan Brown novel. With the 25th anniversary coverage of the 1985 World Series last month, that leaves just one more Game 7 for the Cardinals in the Whitey Herzog era. That would be October 20, 1982: The Other Other Game 7.
The Cardinals have been busy arranging their pitching staff already this off-season.
The Royals were on top of the world in 1985, but the franchise has gone nowhere but down since then. However, Matt Kelsey says the team could soon be reminding all of us that a world championship in Kansas City is within reach.
Since their loss in the ’85 Series, the Cardinals have faced a number of hurdles. But in 2006, the team reached the mountaintop once again, and now the Redbirds are perennial playoff contenders.
A Cardinals fan’s perspective: It may very well be the most famous moment in I-70 history, but it is past time to forget all about “The Call.”
October 26, 1985: The Royals defeated the Cardinals 2-1 in Game 6 of the World Series.
The 1985 World Series is remembered for “The Call,” but the relief pitching throughout all seven games was the real deciding factor.
October 24, 1985: The Royals defeated the Cardinals 6-1 in Game 5 of the World Series.