Friday, October 20, 2006

Tigers Versus Cardinals in World Series

Yadier Molina hit a dramatic home run in the top of the 9th inning last night to lead the Cardinals over the Mets 3-1 in game 7 of the National League Championship. This will be the third time the Tigers have met the Cardinals in the World Series. The Cardinals beat the Tigers 4 games to 3 in 1934 and the Tigers beat the Cardinals 4-3 in 1968. This will be a special series for the Panas family as my father is a Cardinal fan who remembers the 1934 World Series. He also remembers 1968 (my first year as a Tiger fan) and has been waiting 38 years to get his revenge. More on that later. I'll also do my series preview tomorrow night.

4 comments:

  1. That will be special.

    And Lee - that makes you old :-)

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  2. Being namely a Michigan fan I've only had to wait a year to get revenge on teams like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame. I really want to get revenge on Texas and Nebraska though, and it literally might be 38 years before we play either of those.

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  3. I remember '68 well, being 16 at the time. My early Tiger heros were Harvey Kuenn, Rocky Colovito and, of course, Al Kaline. What a sweet feeing it was to come back after being down 3-1, especially beating Gibson!

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