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.
October 27, 1985: The Royals defeated the Cardinals 11-0 in Game 7 of the World Series.
October 24, 1985: The Royals defeated the Cardinals 6-1 in Game 5 of the World Series.
A fateful event prior to the World Series put the National League Rookie of the Year on the shelf, and Tito Landrum found suddenly found himself in the national spotlight.
October 22, 1985: The Royals defeated the Cardinals 6-1 in Game 3 of the World Series.
October 20, 1985: The Cardinals defeated the Royals 4-2 in Game 2 of the 1985 World Series
The Royals were built around veteran leaders like Willie Wilson, but their offense was less powerful than that of their cross-state rivals – on paper.
A look into the 1985 Cardinals reveals a turn around that few people recognize as the real turning point.
i70baseball goes public on July 12th, what was happening on that day in 1985?