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Very Early One Seed Talk

August 31, 2016

If it comes to pass that the almost certain National league one seed, Chicago Cubs face the current American League top seed, Texas Rangers in the World Series, talk will be about how the Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908.

That surely will and should be emphasized but alas the Texas Rangers not only have never won a World Series crown but suffered one of the worst defeats ever in any game in which a team had a chance to “title” with a victory.

The game was the sixth of the 2011 World Series when twice the Rangers were one out away from a World Series victory only to see a St. Louis Cardinals’ player, first David Freese and then Lance Berkman deliver all-time type clutch hits that tied game 6, in what eventually manifested in the Cardinals’ 11th World Series victory in game 7.

Thus some of the “sympathy vote” should go to Texas even in a World Series vs the Cubs. Chances are it will not happen, but at the moment no World Series match up is more likely.

 

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 29: Lance Berkman (12) of the St. Louis Cardinals poses during Photo Day on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lance Berkman

Lance Berkman, pictured above and then with the St. Louis Cardinals, delivered a 2 out, 2 strike hit that drove in the tying run in game six of the 2011 World Series vs the Texas Rangers. The Cards went on to win both the game and World Series.

Berkman ended his playing career with Texas, but unfortunately for Texas, the World Series did not end with Berkman’s at bat in game 6 of the 2011 World Series.

 

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