After a whole two days without baseball, the World Series is upon us. Whether the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers ultimately win, it would be nice if we had a long series for once. Only one of the last seven World Series have gone as many as six games:
- 2004: Boston Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals
- 2005: Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros
- 2006: St. Louis Cardinals beat the Detroit Tigers in five games
- 2007: Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies
- 2008: Philadelphia Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays in five games
- 2009: New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games
- 2010: the Texas Rangers lost in five games
The aces for both teams — Chris Carpenter for St. Louis and C.J. Wilson for Texas — will start tonight. Before that, the Cardinals will have the three pitchers who were on the mound to record the final out of their last four World Series championships — Bob Gibson (1964, 1967), Bruce Sutter (1982), and Adam Wainwright (2006) — throw out the ceremonial first pitches at Busch Stadium.
Game Time: 5:05 p.m.