Quick, who was the winning pitcher for the Cardinals in Game Six of the 2011 World Series?
And just like the other sometimes forgotten hero of that game, Westbrook too has now retired. He leaves with a 105-103 career record and 4.32 ERA, with his numbers during his four seasons as a Cardinal pretty similar: 36-32 with a 4.27 ERA.
Yet he did have some highlights as a Card.
- Pitching a scoreless top of the 11th inning in the aforementioned Game Six, which you can see here in 47 seconds.
- Hitting a grand slam on Aug. 31, 2011, against the Brewers — and this clip is worth watching just for Ricky Horton and Al Hrabosky’s stunned descriptions.
- A five-hit complete-game shutout of the Reds last April 10, his only shutout as a Cardinal. If you have a couple hours, watch the whole game again.
- Plus countless dance routines with Adam Wainwright (and, truthfully, that’s probably what many will remember most of all).
Happy retirement, Jake!