The St. Louis Cardinals rode a wave of momentum into the playoffs and now find themselves in the World Series, their first since 2006. It will be the third World Series that manager Tony LaRussa and slugger Albert Pujols have been in together, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It looked as though the Cardinals were not going to make the playoffs but a crazy last day of the regular season resulted in a wild card berth.
IN THE NEWS: How Cardinals went from wild card to World Series
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