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Jim Edmonds Was Awesome

Jim Edmonds played the best center field in baseball for a few years, and he has a plethora of highlights to back this up. He also went through a 6 season stretch of hitting prowess, from 2000-2005, where he was an All-Star and second-tier MVP candidate. In the midst of this period of personal success he helped the Cardinals to the 2004 NLCS, and with a walk-off home run in Game 6 he set up a Game 7 showdown that is a great memory for CardsNation to this day. If you want to watch the entire two and a half hour game, I wouldn't blame you at all. If you're looking for a particular highlight, I suggest you flip to the 26 minute mark.


With Houston leading 1-0, runners on first and second, one out, and Brad Ausmus at the plate, Jeff Suppan was in a bit of trouble. Ausmus did him no favors, driving a fastball deep in to the left-center gap that looked sure to plate at least the second Houston run, and maybe the third, with a chance to break the game wide open. However, as you could probably guess from the title of this post, Edmonds ranged back and over to his right and made a spectacular diving catch, saving at least a run and probably keeping Suppan in the game. The Cardinals would go on to win 5-2 to head to the World Series, and then hell froze over.

There are countless other Edmonds highlights out there, and I encourage you to check them all out just to remember all the cool things he did. He was always in the gap between All-Star and MVP, and though he has a deserving Hall of Fame case he doesn't have the immediate name recognition to make him a lock for Cooperstown. Jim Edmonds was a really good baseball player who did a lot of cool things, and for that, we say Thank You, Jim Edmonds.

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