Last night the St. Louis Cardinals forced a game 7 in the 2011 World Series Championship against the Texas Rangers. This is the first time there has been a game 7 since 2002 when the Anaheim Angels beat the San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals were able to extend the series with a 2 RBI, game-tying triple in the bottom of the 9th and a walk off home run in the bottom of the 11th (both hits from third baseman David Freese). If game 7 is anything like game 6, this World Series could go down in history as one of the most exciting series ever. First pitch is 8:05 pm tonight on Fox. One thing that got lost in the shuffle of last night’s extra inning heroics was the play by play call made by Joe Buck. Mitchell & Ness loves the history of baseball and we couldn’t help but notice Buck’s choice of words for the walk off homer.
Back in 1991, Jack Buck, Joe Buck’s father, called the World Series matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves. In the bottom of the 11th inning (noticing a trend?), Kirby Puckett smacked a walk-off homerun for the Twins to force a game 7. Immediately after Puckett made contact, Jack Buck said “We’ll see you tomorrow night!” And as David Freese started his trot out of batter’s box, Joe Buck said, you guessed it, “We’ll see you tomorrow night!” Not to many people have the opportunity to pay homage to your father like that, and we thought it was pretty cool.
Okay baseball fans, who do you like tonight?
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World Series # 23
It's a 1992 - 93 Los Angeles Kings Wayne Gretzky jersey.
This was the year that the Kings made it to their first Stanley Cup Finals where they lost to the Canadiens 4 - 1. But this season will be remembered by Kings fans for the amazing Campbell Conference Finals where the Kings ousted the heavily favored Maple Leafs 4 - 3. The Kings were facing elimination in game six and were down by two goals in the third period. In a remarkable comeback they tied the game 4 - 4 at the end of regulation. In OT Gretzky got the game winner and it was on to game seven. In the final game Gretzky came through again with a hat trick and an assist, leading his team to their first
Stanley Cup Finals.
The patch on this jersey was worn by all teams for the entire 1992 - 93 season to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Stanley Cup.
We hope you like it as much as we liked recreating it.