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11 in '11
11 in '11

11 in '11

A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals
By Benjamin Hochman, Foreword by Chris Carpenter, Afterword by Jason Motte

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $28.00 (CA $38.00) (US $28.00)

ISBN 9781629378732

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2021)

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Overview

11 in '11 is a thoroughly reported chronicle of an unparalleled season, packed with interviews with key players, team executives, broadcasters, and more Of the 11 World Series titles the St. Louis Cardinals have won in their formidable history, 2011's victory stands out as something different, something magical. It was the work of a team that seemingly had no business even playing in October yet one that stared down defeat over and over again, refusing to back down until the trophy was theirs.? St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Benjamin Hochman offers on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes perspective as he brings to life a cast of characters including Albert Pujols in his final year as a Card, team ace Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina showing his might both behind and at the plate, and of course the unlikely hero David Freese.  Go inside the front office to see how this roster was constructed; relive the blistering final stretch of the regular season which saw the team winning 20 of its last 28 games; experience the palpable energy of Busch Stadium during Game 6, where Hochman watched enthralled as a fan. This is the definitive account of a championship run no Cardinals fan will ever forget. 

Author Biography

Benjamin Hochman is an award-winning sports columnist covering the Cardinals for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has previously written for the Denver Post and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He is the author of The Big 50: St. Louis Cardinals and the co-author of If These Walls Could Talk: Colorado Rockies and Fourth and New Orleans: How Tulane Football Survived the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Chris Carpenter pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2004 to 2012 and won the Cy Young Award in 2005. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri.  Jason Motte was a reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2008 to 2014. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Past Events


Apr
29
11 in '11 ›
St. Louis, MO
7:00pm
Join author Benjamin Hochman with Angela Hochman for a virtual book event for his new book, "11 in '11," hosted by Left Bank Books.<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3rGJRQO
Apr
27
11 in '11 ›
St. Louis, MO
6:00pm
Join author Benjamin Hochman for a virtual book launch event for his new book, "11 in '11," hosted by the Novel Neighbor. <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3wQJabA<br /> <br /> <br />

Press Releases

11 in '11:

A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals

By Benjamin Hochman

Foreword by Chris Carpenter / Closing Remarks by Jason Motte

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books – 312-676-4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Of the 11 World Series titles the St. Louis Cardinals have won in their formidable history, 2011's victory stands out as something different, something magical. It was the work of a team that seemingly had no business even playing in October yet one that stared down defeat over and over again, refusing to back down until the trophy was theirs. In the new book 11 in '11: A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Benjamin Hochman offers on-the-ground perspective as he brings to life a cast of characters including Albert Pujols in his final year as a Card, team ace Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina showing his might both behind and at the plate, and of course the unlikely hero David Freese.

 

Go inside the front office to see how this roster was constructed; relive the blistering final stretch of the regular season which saw the team winning 20 of its last 28 games; experience the palpable energy of Busch Stadium during Game 6, where Hochman watched enthralled as a fan. 11 in '11 is the definitive account of a championship run no Cardinals fan will ever forget, with stores including:

 

  • A behind-the-scenes look at the 2011 Cardinals season and playoff run
  • Exclusive interviews with numerous Cardinals, including Lance Berkman, Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright and many more
  • A detailed look at David Freese, the hometown hero who will forever be in the hearts of St. Louisans
  • Numerous never-before-told stories about fans and Game 6, including the fan who got the Freese home run ball, the fan who was underwater in a Naval submarine, the fan who left early, the dancing granny from the “Some Nights” Cardinals video and the woman who was proposed to in the ninth inning of Game 7

 

11 in '11: A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals is a thoroughly reported chronicle of an unparalleled season, packed with interviews with key players, team executives, broadcasters, and more.

 

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