The Cardinals are the 2011 World Series champions! It has been an incredible story for the Cards. They were 10 games out of it in August. There was no way they would make it, much less win it. Then, it happened. The Braves started slipping and St. Louis caught stride. They clinched their Playoff berth on the last day of the regular season. After that, they knocked off the Phillies. That is when the fantasy started to become real. The Brewers were their next test. They stunned the baseball world and defeated Milwaukee. All that was standing in their way of a title was the Texas Rangers. They had home-field advantage thanks to Prince Fielder's home run in the All-Star Game. When all hope seemed lost, they were down to their last out, their last strike, and they tied the ballgame up with a big hit. David Freese had a walk-off home run to go to a Game 7. The Cardinals defense came up big as they beat Texas 6-2. It was a historic run by the Cardinals. They bought another title home to arguably the best baseball town in America.