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Heather Gillie, J1 Reporter

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The book “One Last Strike” is a great book because Cardinals fans and other MLB team fans get an opportunity to get inside Tony LaRussa’s head about the 2011 season.
Readers get an insider’s view of how the Cardinals were able to achieve one of the most amazing comebacks in sports history, coming from 10 ½ games back from the Atlanta Braves in the Wildcard.
Readers get an insider’s view of all the playoff series that the St. Louis Cardinals played in, from the NLDS (National League Division Series) with the Philadelphia Phillies, the NLCS (National League Championship Series) with the Milwaukee Brewers then the World Series with the Texas Rangers.
The book covers the trades and signing of players that happened during the 2010 offseason and halfway of the 2011 season from trading Colby Rasmus to the Toronto Blue Jays and Brendan Ryan to the Seattle Mariners during the 2010 offseason to getting veteran pitchers, a veteran shortstop, and a veteran second baseman.
The author describes the signing of Lance Berkman during the 2010 offseason, backup catcher Gerald Laird, second baseman/shortstop Ryan Theriot, and veteran pitcher Jake Westbrook during the 2010 offseason as well.
Readers get to relive the exciting games for the Cardinals during the 2011 season such as when the Cardinals clinched the Wild Card in Houston and game 5 of the NLDS when Chris Carpenter pitched a no hitter 1-0 complete game to win the NLDS for the Cardinals.
They read about Game 6 of the NLCS where the Cardinals got 12 runs in route to the National League pennant and represented the National League in the World Series. Lastly, readers experience the excitement of games 3,6, and 7 of the 2011 World Series. In game 3 Albert Pujols hit 3 homeruns for the Cardinals and the game ended up being scored 16-7 to become the highest scoring game for the 2011 World Series.
Game 6 of the World Series will be forever remembered because of it being a back and forth game between the two teams and the heroics of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese in the 9th and 11th innings.
Game 7 of the World Series will be remembered because of the St. Louis Cardinals winning their 11th World Series in franchise history. The Rangers broke the record for most walks issued during the World Series with 41. Also David Freese broke the post season RBI record with 21 RBI.
Lastly “One Last Strike” talks about how Tony LaRussa decided to retire after 50 years in baseball. I’d give the book 5 out of 5 paws.

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