Drawn to order • St. Louis Post-Dispatch artist Dan Martin draws Weatherbird cartoons for revelers at my 111th birthday party Thursday night at 4 Hands Brewing Co. in St. Louis. (Video by Jackie Hutcherson)
Game 3 hero • Albert Pujols
"Señor Octubre" became the third player in World Series history to hit three home runs in a game, landing alongside Babe Ruth (1926, ‘28) and the original "Mr. October," Reggie Jackson (1977).
Game 3 goat • Texas bullpen
Pujols got all five of his hits and six RBIs off Rangers relievers. The Texas bullpen allowed 11 runs in 5 ⅓ innings.
Who’s your pick for the hero and goat of Game 4 of the World Series?
For the 1958 World Series, legendary New York Daily News sports cartoonist Bill Gallo (1922-2011) created a cartoon feature called “Heroes and Goats,” in which he chose the best and worst player for each Series game. The cartoon was very popular and ran for 52 Octobers. Gallo, who died last spring, was, oddly enough, a Cardinals fan and very good friends with St. Louisan Yogi Berra, as well as being a beloved member of the National Cartoonists Society. As an homage, thanks and a hat tip to Gallo, Post-Dispatch cartoonist Dan Martin and online sports editor Mike Smith revive the concept, St. Louis style.
Hero • Veterans
Returning veterans and military families were spotlighted before the game.
Goat • Alexi Ogando
The Texas Rangers’ reliever threw four 96 mph pitches to Allen Craig. The fourth failed.
Closing arguments will be presented this afternoon in the Coleman murder trial. Christopher Coleman is accused of killing his wife and their two children. Coleman, second from left in this courtroom sketch, listens to Tuesday’s testimony along with his defense team, John O’Gara, Jim Stern and William Margulies. Post-Dispatch sketch by Dan Martin • firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video from last week’s tweetup — of course Dan drew me tweeting!
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