Twice the Texas Rangers were within an out of winning the World Series. But the Cardinals came back in dramatic fashion, and David Freese's walk-off in the 11th grabbed a bit of history.
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols tied the records of Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth in hitting three home runs in a single World Series game. He matched or broke other records too.
The 107th World Series opens in St. Louis Wednesday night at 8:05 pm Eastern time. Here are some basic stats you should know about the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals.
As the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals square off in the 2011 World Series, take this quiz to gauge your Fall Classic IQ:
While IndyCar already plans to introduce a safer car next year, the death of Dan Wheldon is spurring calls for other safety measures, including some introspection on the part of drivers.
Theo Epstein was revered in Boston for helping to bring the city its first World Series since 1918. Now, Theo Epstein is set to try to do the same in Chicago after enduring a disastrous Red Sox season.
During his many years as the coach and chief executive of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis had one simply stated motto: 'Just win, baby.'
Jorge Posada might have played his final game in a Yankees uniform Thursday night. The Tigers beat Jorge Posada and the Yankees to advance to the American League Championship Series.
Dinara Safina's brother told the Russian sports agency R-Sport on Friday that the former top-ranked tennis player considers her decision 'as a next step in her life.'
Tony Romo, playing while hurt, led Dallas to back-to-back wins last month. However, last Sunday, Tony Romo and the Cowboys blew a big lead and lost to the Lions.
Half a century ago, Yankees outfielder Roger Maris slugged his historic home run on the last day of the season. The majors' big bashers of today are trying to hit equally significant homers.
Terry Francona will not return to the Red Sox in 2012, the team announced Friday. The reason might have less to do with Terry Francona than the Red Sox team that has changed around him.
Baseball playoffs: The Rays and Rangers get the 2011 MLB postseason under way Friday afternoon in Texas, followed by the Yankees and Tigers. The National League playoffs start on Saturday.
Take this 12-question test to gauge your knowledge of baseball’s postseason since the playoffs era began. If you get nine or more answers right, we consider you a true all-star.
It was 50 years ago, on Oct. 1, that Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run mark by hitting his record-breaking 61st home run on the 1961 season’s final game. Only 23,154 witnessed the the solo shot in Yankee Stadium. Maris is surely the least known of baseball’s greatest sluggers. Test your own Maris knowledge with this quiz.
Wasn’t this sort of thing supposed to be a part of the Red Sox past? Bill Buckner’s booted ground ball? A “Curse of the Bambino” and World Series futility for over 86 years?
You know the sports gods are looking the other way when your only recourse is to root for your sworn enemy to save you. For Red Sox Nation, it's going to be a long winter.
Joe Namath is the only quarterback to lead the Jets to a Super Bowl title, but current Jets head coach Rex Ryan takes exception to recent comments about his team by Joe Namath.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was injured last week against the 49ers. The Redskins defense will bring pressure against the Dallas Cowboys offense in Monday night's game.
Michael Vick reached the NFL Pro Bowl three times while playing quarterback for the Falcons. Sunday night, Michael Vick and his new team, the Eagles, fell to earth in Atlanta.