Today, I'm turning my post over to my 10-year-old son Henry, who wrote this report for his 5th grade class last week.
First let's talk about the World Series history of the Cardinals. They won their first World Series in 1926 against the Yankees. That was there [sic] first of 11 World Series they won. After 1926 they won in 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, and 2011.
Next let's talk about my most memorable player. They each had a play or season that was worth remembering. The newest ones were when David Freese, a Third Baseman that was ok hit a triple to bring the 6th game of the world series into extra innings. Then he hit a walk of [sic] home run to clutch the game for the Cardinals and send them into a game seven.
Now let's talk about Brach Rickey [sic], who you know as a Dodger who drafted Jackie Robinson. Before that he was with the Cardinals. Now this was before the minor leagues and there were a lot of teams who just played to play. But Branch Rickey had an idea, have some independent teams join the Cardinals and nobody could offer them contracts except for the Cardinals. Then soon after that more teams followed so sense [sic] the Cardinals had so many they decided to split it up and that is now the minor leagues.
Next we are going to talk about Ozzie Smith another memorable player. In baseball there is an award for being the best player at your position that year. Ozzie won 12, they are called gold glove awards. For that Ozzie got the nickname The Wizard of Oz. Another thing that he did was he did a backflip on the field every game. One time he hit a walk off home run and the announcer yelled "GO CRAZY FOLKS GO CRAZY!" Ozzie Smith is retired now and in the hall of fame.
Now you know about the cardinals there [sic] history and some famous people in it there are a lot more facts you can find yourself and a lot more to come that you can find yourself.