Benjamin Hochman with Angela Hochman: 11 in '11

Thursday, April 29, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page

Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis' award-winning sports columnist
Benjamin Hochman,
who will discuss his new book, 
11 in '11: A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals,
on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on April 29.
Hochman will be in conversation with St. Louis native and Co-host of STL-TV’s St. Louis-themed talk show “Close Up”
Angela Hochman.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a SIGNED copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!


About 11 in '11

11 in '11 is a thoroughly reported chronicle of an unparalleled season, packed with interviews with key players, team executives, broadcasters, and more 

Of the 11 World Series titles the St. Louis Cardinals have won in their formidable history, 2011's victory stands out as something different, something magical. It was the work of a team that seemingly had no business even playing in October yet one that stared down defeat over and over again, refusing to back down until the trophy was theirs.  

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Benjamin Hochman offers on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes perspective as he brings to life a cast of characters including Albert Pujols in his final year as a Card, team ace Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina showing his might both behind and at the plate, and of course the unlikely hero David Freese.  

Go inside the front office to see how this roster was constructed; relive the blistering final stretch of the regular season which saw the team winning 20 of its last 28 games; experience the palpable energy of Busch Stadium during Game 6, where Hochman watched enthralled as a fan. 

This is the definitive account of a championship run no Cardinals fan will ever forget. 

About the Speakers

Benjamin Hochman is an award-winning sports columnist covering the Cardinals for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He has previously written for the Denver Post and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He is the author of The Big 50: St. Louis Cardinals and the co-author of If These Walls Could Talk: Colorado Rockies and Fourth and New Orleans: How Tulane Football Survived the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Angela (LaRocca) Hochman is a St. Louis native, who worked extensively in the Chicago and LA markets. Beginning on-camera work as a teenager, her passion for performing expanded to the improv world at The Second City. Angela earned her bachelor’s degree in Television Production from Columbia College Chicago followed by an internship at Comedy Central. In addition to films, commercials, live hosting, and corporate videos, Angela’s voice can frequently be heard on radio spots. Her directorial debut was the award-winning film, “Must Fool Everyone,” in which she co-wrote with her brother, who played the lead. Angela is currently co-hosting STL-TV’s St. Louis-themed talk show called “Close Up,” that highlights creative and positive people in St. Louis. In addition, she gets to merge her culinary passion with her hosting skills, as the new face of another STL-TV project, “In the Kitchen.”

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page
11 in '11: A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals Cover Image
By Benjamin Hochman, Chris Carpenter (Foreword by), Jason Motte (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781629378732
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Triumph Books - April 27th, 2021