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)