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Wild Cards
Wild Cards

Wild Cards

The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season (Including 2011 Baseball World Series)
By Rob Rains

SPORTS & RECREATION

128 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, Fixed Layout EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600787171

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2011)

Price: $14.95
 
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Overview

A play-by-play account of the World Series–winning St. Louis Cardinals' race for the pennant
The complete story of the Cardinals’ unexpected run to the 2011 World Series title is captured in this action-packed commemorative volume. Profiles of the team’s stars, complete recaps of every postseason game, and stunning photography make this book a must-have keepsake for every St. Louis baseball fan.

Author Biography

Rob Rains is the author or coauthor of 30 books; among them are biographies of Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa, Mark McGwire, Ozzie Smith, and Jack Buck. His biography of McGwire was a New York Times bestseller. He is a lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and the Baseball Hall of Fame. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Media

Wild Cards was reviewed on November 21, 2011 on The Cardinal Nation Blog.  They called it "a perfect holiday gift for any Cardinals fan on your list."

Wild Cards was reviewed on November 15, 2011 on Tampa Bay Online/TBO.com, the website for the Tampa Tribune. They say "there are some vivid and creative photographs from the playoffs and the regular season, and Rains' writing is crisp."

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Wild Cards:
The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season
by Rob Rains

Contact: Josh Williams, Independent Publishers Group, 312-337-0747, jwilliams@ipgbook.com

After a furious late-season rally to qualify the playoffs, the Cardinals entered the 2011 post-season on a mission to claim the commissioner’s trophy and they met that goal, winning the franchise’s 11th World Series. Just days after their unforgettable victory a brand-new must-have keepsake book and instant eBook by Triumph Books, Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals Stunning 2011 Championship Season by Rob Rains, is available now through the Triumph Books webiste and www.ipgbook.com, will be available digitally on the iBookstore, the Kindle Store and BN.com on Tuesday, and in bookstores on Wednesday for $14.95.

While the 2011 World Series capped arguably the most exciting season in team history, injuries, off-field distractions, and poor play contributed to a lackluster start; by mid-August the Cardinals looked dead in the water. Then, an influx of new talent and rejuvenated stars – along with rally squirrels, happy flights, and an irrepressible never-say-die attitude – propelled St. Louis into the playoffs, where they defeated the favored Phillies and Brewers. The season culminated with a fantastic seven-game, roller-coaster World Series triumph against the Texas Rangers. Wild Cards celebrates the highlights of this championship season. Packed with full-color action photos, detailed accounts of every postseason game, and profiles of Albert Pujols, David Freese, and other stars, this commemorative keepsake is sure to be treasured by every Cardinals fan.

About the Author:
Rob Rains is the author or coauthor of 30 books; among them are biographies of Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa, Mark McGwire, Ozzie Smith, and Jack Buck. His biography of McGwire was a New York Times bestseller. He is a lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and the Baseball Hall of Fame. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. For Rob’s daily coverage of Cardinals baseball, visit www.robrains.com.