World Series Win In The Cards For Two Trojans!

Oct. 27, 2006

LOS ANGELES -- With the St. Louis Cardinals winning the 2006 World Series on Friday, former Trojans Anthony Reyes and Randy Flores became the 12th and 13th former USC players, respectively, to be a member of a World Series squad.

Reyes got the Cardinals started with a key Game 1 victory in Detroit, going eight innings and allowing just two runs on four hits. Flores only pitched one inning during the World Series (one scoreless inning in Game 2), but it was his victory in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets that aided the Cardinals to advance.

In another USC note, St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa became only the second person in major league baseball history to win World Series titles as a manager in both leagues. The first was Sparky Anderson, who served as Rod Dedeaux's batboy for USC's first national championship team in 1948.

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