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Top 5 TV Broadcasting Calls for the 2011 World Series
The 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers will go down in history as one of the most dramatic of all time. The Cardinals won in seven games, with many twists and turns throughout the series.
With so many amazing plays to choose from, here are my top five broadcasting calls for the 2011 World Series:
Cardinals Win The Championship: The last out of the World Series was a fly ball deep to left field. An iconic moment in any world series, the players rushed the field and began a raucous celebration that seemed to never end. In this call, Fox play-by-play announcer Joe Buck makes a brief statement about the team, and then wisely stays quiet to allow the players' emotions to come through the screen. Sometimes the best baseball announcing call is staying quiet.
David Freese(notes) Hits Walkoff Home Run To Win Game 6 For Cardinals: In perhaps the most dramatic World Series game ever, Game 6 went back-and-forth all night. The Cardinals had to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and force extra innings. In the 10th, the Rangers took the lead, followed by the Cardinals tying it again. The game went to the 11th inning, and the game ended when World Series MVP David Freese hit a solo home run to center field.
Josh Hamilton(notes) Hits Home Run To Put Rangers Ahead In 10th Inning In Game 6: In what could have been the game-winning home run, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton hit a two-run home run to right field in the top of the 10th inning. That made the score 9-7 in favor of the Rangers. Unfortunately for Hamilton, the Cardinals would still come back to tie and eventually win the game.
David Freese Hits Two-Run Triple In The Bottom of the Ninth To Tie Game 6: The Cardinals were seemingly down to their last at-bat of the World Series. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and the count at 1-2, David Freese hit a triple off the right field wall. Two Cardinals runners came in to score, and the game was tied. This hit by Freese was only overshadowed by his solo home run to win the game a few innings later.
Cardinals' David Freese Makes Nice Catch Of Foul Ball: In Game 7, in the top of the fifth inning, Josh Hamilton is up to bat with a runner on second and no outs. At that point, the Cardinals are up 3-2, and Hamilton had a chance to tie the game or put the Rangers ahead. However, when he pops up a foul ball, third baseman David Freese makes a nice grab at the railing. The announcers do a good job of explaining how good this fielding play was.
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