The St Louis Cardinals advanced to the World Series last evening with a 3-1, Game 7 victory over the New York Mets in the NLCS.
Game 1 of the Series is Saturday with the Detroit Tigers hosting the Cards.
With a record of 83-78, St Louis will advance to the Fall Classic with the second fewest regular season wins of any World Series participant in history. Only the ’73 Mets, with an 82-79 record, had fewer victories. The Mets lost the 1973 World Series to the Oakland Athletics, meaning my beloved 1987 Minnesota Twins have the distinction of being the world champions with the least number of regular season victories with 85.
Therefore, I am picking the Tigers to win the 2006 World Series so my Twins’ record will remain intact. Well, that and I think the Tigers are the better club.
Tigers win in six games.