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St. Louis Cardinals to visit White House

By Chandler Friedman, CNN
updated 7:10 PM EST, Mon January 9, 2012
The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 to win the World Series in October.
The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 to win the World Series in October.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • St. Louis Cardinals baseball team will visit the White House on January 17
  • They'll meet with President Barack Obama to mark their World Series win
  • President will visit military medical center before meeting Cardinals

(CNN) -- The St. Louis Cardinals will visit the White House on January 17 to commemorate their victory in the 2011 World Series.

The Cardinals won the baseball title in October in a seven-game series against the Texas Rangers.

The victory gave the team their 11th World Series Championship and capped off manager Tony La Russa's career. He retired just three days after the win.

The long career of Tony La Russa

The White House said in a statement that the Cardinals will visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to thank wounded service members for their service before the event.

The president will also recognize various community service projects performed by the team, according to the statement .

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