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All's Well that Ends Well
Richard Deitsch
November 08, 2006
FROM THE OPENING OF A NEW PARK TO A HOLD-YOUR-BREATH FINISH, THE REDBIRDS RACED TO ANOTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL TITLE
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November 08, 2006

All's Well That Ends Well

FROM THE OPENING OF A NEW PARK TO A HOLD-YOUR-BREATH FINISH, THE REDBIRDS RACED TO ANOTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL TITLE

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BLURRING THE LINES

SHORTSTOP DAVID ECKSTEIN HIT .292 AND PROVED ONCE AGAIN TO BE A CATALYST AT THE TOP OF THE LINEUP. "HE'S A LEADER ON THE FIELD AND COMES EVERY DAY TO PLAY THE GAME AS HARD AS HE CAN," SAID PITCHER CHRIS CARPENTER.

CATCH OF THE DAY

AT 36 CENTERFIELDER JIM EDMONDS--A GOLD GLOVE WINNER IN EACH OF HIS YEARS WITH ST. LOUIS--CONTINUED TO SHINE IN THE FIELD. THOUGH HE PLAYED IN ONLY 110 GAMES BECAUSE OF A BAD SHOULDER AND FOOT AND POSTCONCUSSION SYNDROME, HE HAD 19 HOMERS AND 70 RBIS.

END OF THE LINE

THE CARDINALS DIG THE DEFENSE OF CATCHER YADIER MOLINA (HERE TAGGING OUT THE ROYALS' JOEY GATHRIGHT)--AND WITH GOOD REASON. HE THREW OUT 43.9% OF ATTEMPTED BASE STEALERS IN 2006, AND HIS 16 PICKOFFS THE LAST TWO YEARS ARE THE MOST IN BASEBALL.

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