The second round of the Greatest Cardinals Moment bracket is underway, and if you’re itching to vote, you came to the right place. This match up pits two winners from the Round of 64 from two vastly different eras, as the Molina v Bottomley battle is upon us.
First, the #4 seed in the Bing Devine region: Yadier Molina’s game-winning home run in the 2006 NLCS Game 7 win over the Mets. It was Yadi’s coming out party as a major league hitter, and it propelled St. Louis to a World Championship in the next round. You can check out the breakdown of Molina’s moment in his first round win here.
That moment faces the #5 seed, Jim Bottomley’s 12 RBIs in a single game. On September 16th, 1924 against Brooklyn, Bottomley went 6 for 6 with a couple home runs, and his 12 RBIs on the day set a major league record that stands to this day.
Which moment deserves to advance to the Sweet 16 of the tournament? Vote here!