7 Times Missouri Beat the Odds and Completely Shocked the World
Missouri is a state known for upsets and unexpected championships and that's not just for the world of sports. There are 7 events that stick out when Missouri beat the odds and completely shocked the world.
When people think of upsets, they think of sports and there's a good reason for that. But, when it comes to Missouri, overachievement isn't restricted to baseball or football fields although they're a part of it, too. On many occasions, Missourians did something that changed everyone's life. Let's begin.
1927 - Charles Lindbergh Makes First Flight Across the Atlantic
The first solo non-stop transatlantic flight completed by Charles Lindbergh in the Spirit of St. Louis changed flying and travel forever.
1804 - Lewis & Clark Cross Missouri and Open Up the American West
There would likely be no American West without Lewis & Clark and their journey had origins in Missouri.
1928 - Sliced Bread Begins in Chillicothe, Missouri
Enjoying a sandwich today? Thank Chillicothe, Missouri who invented sliced bread in 1928.
1988 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee becomes the greatest female athlete of all-time
1978 - Unranked Missouri football team upsets eventual National Champion Nebraska
Nobody game the Missouri Tigers much chance to beat #2 Nebraska in 1978 especially since the game was played in Lincoln. The sporting world gasped when the final score said Tigers 35, Cornhuskers 31.
2019 - St. Louis Blues become unexpected Stanley Cup Champions
After a horrific start to the 2019 NHL season, the St. Louis Blues began a historic turnaround with crowds singing "Gloria" and the Stanley Cup eventually lifted by goalie Jordan Binnington in Boston while a stunned Bruins crowd looked on.
2011 - David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals break the hearts of the heavily-favored Texas Rangers
Where were you when David Freese hit a 2-strike, 2-out bottom of the ninth triple off the right field wall of Busch Stadium during game 6 of the World Series? A few innings later, his home run would make Joe Buck say "We'll see you tomorrow night!". No one thought the St. Louis Cardinals were a championship-caliber team, but the world would see them lift the trophy while the Texas Rangers looked on in disbelief.
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