October 9, 1987 – The Day Jeffery Leonard’s One Flap Went Down

History will show that the Cardinals won the 1987 National League Championship series in seven games. What the books don’t say is that early in the third game of the series, Cardinals fans doubted that the series would even return to St. Louis. Horribly out-gunned, one veteran player rose up and took control of the game, and the series. On October 9, 1987, the day Jeffrey Leonard’s “One Flap” got knocked down.