A look back at the last time a St. Louis team won a Game 7 in Boston

Maybe 50 years from now we'll talk about Jordan Binnington's Game 7 performance, just like we remember what Bob Gibson did in Game 7 of the 1967 World Series

June 11, 2019 - 8:50 am
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BOSTON (KMOX) - Of course the biggest drought that could end Wednesday night in Boston would be the 52 years that the St. Louis Blues have waited to win a Stanley Cup Final. But there's something else that St. Louis hasn't done in 52 years, that could also happen that same night. 

Beating Boston, in Beantown, in Game 7, of a professional sports championship event. 

Related: Busch Stadium is opening its door for a Stanley Cup Game 7 watch party

This morning on KMOX, our Tom Ackerman took a look back at the last time it happened, which was in the 1967 World Series. Bob Gibson was on the mound for the third time in that series and he had one of the greatest performances in World Series history. 

The Hall of Famer pitched a complete game, striking out 10, allowing just two runs and he hit a solo home run off Jim Lonborg in the fifth inning. Gibson would be named MVP of the series as he threw three complete games and allowed only three earned runs in those 27 innings. 

 momentum in a 5-1 rainstorm on St. Louis' potential parade in Game 6. 

Four of the previous five times in the 2019 playoffs that a team down 3-2 won Game 6, it also won Game 7.

But in the '67 World Series, Boston won Game 6 comfortably by a score of 8-4 and we know how that ended.

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