WATCH: Wainwright Relives Incredible 2011 Clubhouse Celebration

"It was just us, there was nobody else in that clubhouse except for the players ... It was absolute pandemonium. More than anything I've ever experienced."

Sam Masterson
March 26, 2020 - 2:15 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - On the last day of the 2011 season, the St. Louis Cardinals needed two things to happen to clinch a spot in the Postseason – an STL win and an Atlanta Braves loss. They took care of their part with the 8-0 victory against Houston, but the Braves game went into 13 innings against Philadelphia. 

Pitcher Adam Wainwright joined us on FaceTime from his home in St. Louis to talk about that night. He explained how perfect the moment had become for the players because the game they were watching from the clubhouse kitchen went into extra innings and the room was cleared of all media.

Then when the final out was made and St. Louis had officially clinched a playoff spot: "It was absolute pandemonium."

Although Wainwright didn't pitch that season or postseason due to injury, he said the celebration that night was better than "anything I've ever experienced" because it was just him and his teammates. 

Check back on KMOX to hear and see more of the FaceTime conversation our Chris Hrabe had with Wainwright. 

And don't forget to tune into KMOX as we're replaying every game from the end of the 2011 season, starting with the Aug. 25 game when they were 10.5 games back in the Wild Card race, through Game 7 of the World Series.

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