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2011 world series

The St. Louis Post–Dispatch Has Been Paying Tribute to Bill Gallo

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 08:  N.Y. Daily News Cartoonist, Bill Gallo at his drawing board in his office.  (Photo by Thomas Monaster/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) Bill Gallo.

We're a little late in noticing this, but the St. Louis Post–Dispatch has been doing a neat thing during the World Series to pay tribute to Bill Gallo, the longtime New York Daily News cartoonist who passed away in May at the age of 88. For decades, Gallo drew a feature called "Heroes and Goats" in which he chose, well, the hero and the goat of each World Series game. And so as an homage to Gallo (a Cardinals fan), Post–Dispatch cartoonist Dan Martin and online sports editor Mike Smith have brought it back for the 2011 World Series. (Mike Napoli was chosen as the hero in Game Five; Allen Craig was the goat. The selections for the first four games can be found here, here, here, and here.) If nothing else, it's a cooler New York connection than the guy who opted to sport a New York Rangers jersey, as opposed to a Texas Rangers jersey, at Game Three in Arlington.

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Photo: New York Daily News Archive/2006/Daily News, L.P. (New York)