It’s that time of year again. Locals call it Red October. It is when the entire St. Louis area pulls out their red and root, root, roots for the Cardinals to win the playoffs and move on to win the World Series.
It is also a great time to turn current events in sporting news into fun-time learning for homeschoolers. Take this fun quiz to find out how much you and your crew know about the hottest team in St. Louis baseball.
1. Which St. Louis Cardinals team mate was known as "The Wizard"?
2. What shape was Busch Stadium before it was demolished to build Ball Park Village?
3. What Division and League do the Cardinals play for?
4. What color is prominent at Cardinal games?
5. How many World Series have the Cardinals won?
6. Who is the Cardinals manager?
Do you think you are a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan? It's time to take a look to see how many questions you answered correctly. Find the answers listed below:
1. Ozzie Smith is referred to as "The Wizard". He also is known for his on-field flips.
2. The stadium was round.
3. The Cards play for the Central Division in the National League
4. Cardinal red - At games there is a sea of red, though in recent years pink has made its mark as well.
5. The Cards have won eleven (11) World Series: 2011 (Remember 11 in '11?),2006, 1982, 1967, 1964, 1946, 1944, 1942, 1934, 1931, 1926
6. While, Tony La Russa managed the Cards for years, currently Mike Matheny is the one in charge.
Now, go put on some red and cheer your hometown team onto a victory. Go Cards!