With the World Series starting today between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, Red Sox fans can take comfort in the fact that many of Boston’s greatest sports memories involve St. Louis.
While the St. Louis Cardinals ended the Red Sox’s record of winning their first five postseason series, a feat that would not be matched until the Florida Marlins did it 57 years later in the 2003 World Series, by beating them in 1946 and 1967, Red Sox Nation will always remember St. Louis as the place where the Curse was lifted.
The Celtics would win three of their first four NBA titles against St. Louis, including their first with rookie Bill Russell.
The Patriots’ dynasty began with a big upset of defending champion St. Louis Rams in 2002.
The most famous goal in hockey history is Bobby Orr’s overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues to win the Stanley Cup 4-0.