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On this date in Cardinals history: Oct. 19, 2006

Catcher Yadier Molina hit one of the most memorible homers in Cardinals history, a tiebreaking ninth inning shot at Shea Stadium to help St. Louis beat the Mets 3-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.

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Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. AP photo.

It looked like third baseman Scott Rolen would get the glory in the previous inning when he hit a long fly ball to left field that New York outfielder Endy Chavez lept over the wall to catch. But Molina, who averages six home runs a year, picked the right time to go deep, driving in Rolen to lead the Birds to their eventual 10th World Series championship.