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S.Res. 315 (112th): A resolution commending the St. Louis Cardinals on their hard-fought World Series victory.

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 8, 2011 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).



1st Session

S. RES. 315


November 8, 2011

(for herself and Mr. Blunt) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Commending the St. Louis Cardinals on their hard-fought World Series victory.

Whereas, on October 28, 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals won the 2011 World Series with a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of the series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri;

Whereas the Cardinals earned a postseason berth by clinching the National League Wild Card on the last day of the regular season;

Whereas the Cardinals defeated the heavily favored Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers to advance to the World Series;

Whereas the Cardinals celebrated an incredible come-from-behind victory in Game 6 of the World Series, which will long be remembered as one of the most dramatic games in the history of the World Series;

Whereas Cardinals All-Star Albert Pujols put on a historic hitting display in Game 3 of the World Series, with 5 hits, 3 home runs, and 6 runs batted in;

Whereas Cardinals star pitcher Chris Carpenter started 3 games in the World Series, allowing only 2 runs in Game 7 after only 3 days of rest and earning the win in the decisive game;

Whereas David Freese, a native of St. Louis, won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award;

Whereas Manager Tony LaRussa won his second World Series title with the Cardinals, his third overall, and remains one of only 2 managers to win World Series titles as the manager of a National League and an American League team;

Whereas the Cardinals won the 11th World Series championship in the 129-year history of the team;

Whereas the Cardinals have won more World Series championships than any other team in the National League;

Whereas the Cardinals once again proved to be an organization of great character, dedication, and heart, a reflection of the city of St. Louis and the State of Missouri; and

Whereas the St. Louis Cardinals are the 2011 World Series champions: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—


commends the St. Louis Cardinals on their 2011 World Series title and outstanding performance during the 2011 Major League Baseball season;


recognizes the achievement of the players, coaches, management, and support staff, whose dedication and resiliency made victory possible;


congratulates the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and St. Louis Cardinals fans everywhere; and


respectfully requests the Secretary of the Senate to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to—


the Honorable Francis Slay, Mayor of the city of St. Louis, Missouri;


Mr. William Dewitt, President, St. Louis Cardinals; and


Mr. Tony LaRussa, Manager, St. Louis Cardinals.