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The St. Louis Cardinals have immortalized the “Rally Squirrel” on their championship rings for winning the World Series last season.
A squirrel ran onto the field at St. Louis’s Busch Stadium twice during the Cardinals’ 2011 National League Division Series against Philadelphia, including one incident in which it streaked across home plate in Game 4 after a pitch was thrown.
The Cardinals won the final two games of the best-of-five playoff series to eliminate the Phillies, who had a Major League Baseball-best 102 wins during the regular season, and went on to win their 11th World Series title.
The Cardinals included the runaway squirrel on one side of their championship rings, with a representation of the rodent appearing beneath the team logo and above two interlocking bats featuring the player’s number.
The Cardinals received their World Series during a ceremony before their April 14 game against the Chicago Cubs.
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