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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).

Source: GPO



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.