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Cards World Series Game 6 DVD Set trivia: “We’ll see you tomorrow night!”

This is the first in our series of St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia questions here at The Cardinal Nation Blog. Before responding, please familiarize yourself with the complete contest rules (follow the link) to ensure your entry will qualify.

The reader who posts the first complete and correct answer below will win a free copy of Baseball’s Greatest Games: 2011 World Series, Game 6 - or as the sticker attached to the wrapper calls it, “The historic Freese game”.

In this two-disc set, one of the most exciting post-season games ever is being made available for the first time in high-definition Blu-ray with 5.1 surround sound. This package has the game in standard DVD format as well, along with the audio calls of the iconic contest. It retails for $24.99 and is being provided courtesy of A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions.

Here is your trivia question. Note that it has two parts, both of which must be answered correctly. Only one answer per person is allowed.

In Game 6, David Freese hit the first walkoff home run in St. Louis Cardinals World Series history but it was only the club’s second walk off WS hit. Who hit the first AND in what year?

Good luck to everyone and please remember to read the rules before answering. And if you don’t win this time, check back for new trivia questions to be posted at random times this week.

Update: Highlights from the 1944 Series between the Cardinals and Browns, Game 2: Ken O’Dea of the Cardinals grips the bat as he comes to the plate in the 11th inning. O’Dea singles to score Ray Sanders and win the game for the Cards, 3-2. (note the clip has no audio track)

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21 Responses to “Cards World Series Game 6 DVD Set trivia: “We’ll see you tomorrow night!””

  1. T8Ball says:

    Whitey Kurowski, 1942

  2. blingboy says:

    Ken O’Dea 1944

    • Brian Walton says:

      That is correct. blingboy is the winner.

      bb, did you know this one, or did you have to look it up? Just curious… This question was posted for almost four hours until we had the answer.

      Everyone, please check above, as I added a video clip of O’Dea’s big hit in Game 2 of the 1944 World Series. A reserve catcher, O’Dea played for 12 years in the majors though he never appeared in more than 100 games in a season. Freese also has yet to appear in 100 games in one season but maybe in this year, his third, he can break the string.

      • blingboy says:

        I knew this one. I had just gotten up a few minutes earlier. Working nights right now, 12 hour shifts. Monday and Teusday are my nights off.

        My dad and I were going to pop a cold one for every Cards homer, so we got behind right from the start. Especially him since he’s 85, and I didn’t want to show him up, you know. My son got caught up by the end of the second. Youngsters now days don’t have any respect for their elders. His boy wanted to keep up with Cokes but great grandma wouldn’t let him.

      • blingboy says:

        Check out those wicked shadows in the video clip.

  3. blingboy says:

    What’s gotten into Jockety. Some are questioning how the Reds are going to afford the Votto and Phillips contracts. They seem like good signings to me. Both good clubhouse guys as well as on field.

  4. T8Ball says:

    Congrats, Bling

  5. blingboy says:

    Greene at SS tonight. Teusday lineup:

    1. Jon Jay (L) CF
    2. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
    3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
    4. Lance Berkman (S) 1B
    5. David Freese (R) 3B
    6. Yadier Molina (R) C
    7. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B
    8. Tyler Greene (R) SS
    9. Kyle Lohse (R) P

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