It was October 27th and it was time. One more win and the World Series title belonged to St. Louis. Everyone in the city knew what was at stake.
Game 5 National Anthem. My seats were to the left of the "Ford YOU" sign
This game was much more intense than the night before. The Cardinals took an early lead, but would give up two run to the Tigers. The Tigers would remain one run behind until the Cardinals scored again later in the game to make the score 4-2.
The Cardinals would bring out their closing pitcher Adam Wainwright to finish the job.
Adam Wainwright (Closing Pitcher)
It was the bottom of the 9th, everyone was on their feet and waving their rally rags around and around. Being in center field and seeing the entire stadium show such support for their favorite team is what makes baseball an American past time.
Only three outs were left until the World Series Trophy was in the St. Louis' hands. One out. Two outs. One out left. The whole stadium was erupting by now and you can feel the tension throughout the whole stadium, just waiting for that one last out. The whole stadium would light up with camera flashes of fan hoping to capture what could be the last pitch of the game.
Then it happened. The count was no balls and two strikes Adam threw a fastball down the middle and it was a swing and a miss. Strike three.