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Molina, Freese & Wainwright Signing Autographs In NYC (Videos)

Now in the third month of the 2013 MLB season, the always respectable St. Louis Cardinals once again find themselves at the peak of the baseball mountaintop. Entering Thursday, the 2006 and 2011 world champions possess the most overall wins, as well as the highest winning percentage of any team in the sport. The combination of strong leadership, a glorious history (11 World Series victories) and a loyal and knowledgeable fan base has developed the Cardinals into one of baseball’s most sought-after destinations for players. Simply put, the iconic Midwestern franchise knows what the heck they are doing.

Wednesday, the Cards were in New York City for the second game of a three-game series versus the Mets. iFolloSports.com was on hand to cover the team, as they departed the New York Palace hotel, in Midtown Manhattan. The luxury property sits 11 miles west of Citi Field, which is located in Queens, adjacent to LaGuardia Airport.

Below is a look at some of what took place.

Yadier Molina, the St. Louis starting catcher/arguably the franchise’s best all-around player, signing autographs, before boarding the charter bus. Molina currently leads the National League in hitting.

 

St. Louis product/2011 World Series MVP David Freese signing autographs.

Adam Wainwright signing autographs for an extended period. The 6-7 righty’s nine wins ties him for the league lead in that category.

 

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Jon Rapoport has spent his career working on all sides of the media and sports industry. He began his career at ESPN in studio production at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. While there, he won an Emmy for his contribution to "SportsCenter." Following his tenure at ESPN, Jon relocated to Los Angeles, joining the staff of the “Best Damn Sports Show” on FOX Sports Net.

Upon leaving the show, Jon worked in Web site and sports radio show development/production, with Major League Baseball in media operation logistics for the World Baseball Classic and on behalf of Los Angeles’ effort to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics back to Southern California. Jon currently writes a political blog for the Los Angeles edition of Examiner.com.

Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota (just outside of Minneapolis), Jon is an avid sports fan, particularly for his beloved Minnesota teams. Jon graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his BA in communication and interned for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York City and Washington D.C. He is married and resides in Los Angeles.  

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