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125 Years of Cardinals Baseball: Sweet 16 Voting

(Note to readers: you can skip straight to the bottom of this article to vote if you don't care about my writeup.)

Hello again,

I know it's been a while since I updated the Greatest Moment In Cardinals History Bracket, but I'm back for the Sweet 16. Thanks to everybody who voted in the Round of 32, which finished with the following results:

  • David Freese's walk-off homer in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series defeated Pete Kozma's go-ahead hit in Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS 100% to 0%
  • Yadier Molina's go-ahead homer in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS defeated Tom Lawless' go-ahead homer in Game 4 of the 1987 World Series 88.2% to 11.8%
  • Final out of the 1926 World Series defeated Final out of the 1946 World Series 52.9% to 47.1%
  • Jim Edmonds' walk-off homer in Game 6 of the 2004 NLCS defeated Lou Brock's 3000th hit 64.7% to 35.3%
  • Bob Gibson's shutout in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series defeated Willie McGee robs homer in Game 3 of the 1982 World Series 76.5% to 23.5%
  • Final out of the 2011 World Series defeated Final out of the 1934 World Series 82.4% to 17.6%
  • Bob Gibson's three complete games in the 1967 World Series defeated Final out of the 1982 World Series 88.2% to 11.8%
  • Jack Clark's go-ahead homer in Game 6 of the 1985 NLCS defeated Final out of the 1944 World Series 76.5% to 23.5%
  • Ozzie Smith's walk-off homer in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS defeated Jim Edmonds' catch in Game 7 of the 2004 NLCS 82.4% to 17.6%
  • David Freese's triple in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series defeated Stan Musial's 3000th hit 70.6% to 29.4%
  • Albert Pujols' three homers in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series defeated Lou Brock's 105th steal 52.9% to 47.1%
  • Lance Berkman's single in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series defeated Mark McGwire's 62nd homer 52.9% to 47.1%
  • Enos Slaughter's "Mad Dash" defeated So Taguchi's go-ahead homer in Game 2 of 2006 NLCS 76.5% to 23.5%
  • Final out of the 2006 World Series defeated Whitey Kurowski's go-ahead homer in Game 5 of the 1942 World Series 76.5% to 23.5%
  • Chris Carpenter's shutout in Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS defeated Albert Pujols' go-ahead homer in Game 5 of the 2005 NLCS 76.5% to 23.5%
  • Final out of the 2006 NLCS defeated Fernando Tatis' two grand slams in one inning 52.9% to 47.1%
Here is the updated bracket:125_Years_Bracket.0.jpg

We are nearing the point in the tournament where only the true contenders remain, so let's jump right in with the eight matchups for you to vote on.

David Freese's walk-off homer in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series vs. Yadier Molina's go-ahead homer in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS

Freese's homer could legitimately make the Final Four without a single person voting against it. (Please don't be that guy, or do be that guy–I'm supposed to be impartial so vote however you please.)

Final out of the 1926 World Series vs. Jim Edmonds' walk-off homer in Game 6 of the 2004 NLCS

A pair of Game 6 walk-off homers are on a collision course, but not unless Edmonds can sneak by catcher Bob O'Farrell–Babe Ruth couldn't.

Bob Gibson's shutout in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series vs. Final out of the 2011 World Series

Will all of the #1 seeds reach the Elite Eight? This matchup may boil down to how people vote: by the history books or by their heart. "A new world record" or "what a team, what a ride"?

Bob Gibson's three complete games in the 1967 World Series vs. Jack Clark's go-ahead homer in Game 6 of the 1985 NLCS

Can this Bob Gibson moment pull off another stunner and set up a potential meeting with future-Gibson in the next round?

Ozzie Smith's walk-off homer in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS vs. David Freese's triple in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series

What's the difference between these two plays? One of the right fielders had a chance.

Albert Pujols' three homers in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series vs. Lance Berkman's single in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series

Two performances that would have been the highlight of any other World Series square off in what may turn out the be the only matchup pitting moments from the same year.

Enos Slaughter's "Mad Dash" vs. Final out of the 2006 World Series

We have another #1 seed that may be on upset alert at the hands of a more recent moment in Cardinals history.

Chris Carpenter's shutout in Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS vs. Final out of the 2006 NLCS

R.I.P. Ryan Howard and Carlos Beltran.

So there you have it. You can click here to vote now.

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Go Cards!