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November 23, 1964: Ken Boyer wins the NL MVP

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Ken Boyer had just returned from a quail-hunting trip in Hermann, Mo., when the phone rang. It was a reporter, calling to tell Boyer that he had just been named the 1964 National League MVP.

November 18, 1985: Willie McGee is named National League MVP

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On November 18, 1985, Willie McGee was named the National League MVP after winning the batting title with a .353 batting average.

November 17, 2014: Cardinals trade for Jason Heyward following Oscar Taveras’s passing

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Just 22 days after outfielder Oscar Taveras passed away in an alcohol-related car accident in his native Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, the Cardinals traded away two young pitchers to obtain the player they hoped would take Taveras’s place as their right fielder of the future.

November 16, 1999: Cardinals trade for Darryl Kile

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22 years ago today, the Cardinals traded four pitchers to the Rockies for Darryl Kile, Dave Veres, and Luther Hackman. The following season, Kile won 20 games and placed fifth in the NL MVP vote.

November 7, 1967: Voters unanimously name Orlando Cepeda NL MVP

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In 1967, Orlando Cepeda was more than the heart of the World Series champion "El Birdos." On November 7, he was named the first unanimous National League MVP since Carl Hubbell received all six first-place votes in 1936.

November 2, 2000: Will Clark retires as a Cardinal

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After two and a half incredible months with the St. Louis Cardinals, Will Clark announced his retirement on November 2, 2000.

October 31, 2011: Tony La Russa retires on a winning note

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Months before his 2011 Cardinals surged into a National League wild-card berth and stunned all of baseball with the franchise’s 11th World Series championship, Tony La Russa knew it would be his last season wearing the birds on the bat.

October 28, 2011: Cardinals capture their 11th world championship

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After rallying from 10 ½ games back in the National League wild-card race and falling behind five separate times in their 10-9 Game 6 victory over the Rangers, a 2-0 first-inning deficit didn’t seem like much for the 2011 Cardinals to overcome. Six unanswered runs later, the Cardinals had a 6-2 victory in World Series Game 7 and the 11th world championship in franchise history.

Ten years ago today David Freese sent the World Series to a Game 7

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On a chilly night in October the St. Louis Cardinals faced elimination against Texas Rangers, twice down to their final strike of the game, twice tying the game. In the bottom of the ninth David Freese hit a game-saving triple to tie the game. In the bottom of the eleventh, he walked it off. I will never not post about it.