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A key figure in Sunday night's game was Kolten Wong, who was actually profiled as an up-and-comer on Action News 5 over Father's Day weekend. A key figure in Sunday night's game was Kolten Wong, who was actually profiled as an up-and-comer on Action News 5 over Father's Day weekend.
The pitcher picked off a runner at first base. That runner happened to be former Memphis Redbird, Kolten Wong. The pitcher picked off a runner at first base. That runner happened to be former Memphis Redbird, Kolten Wong.
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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Many Mid-Southerners are rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals as they take on the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. In Memphis, Redbirds fans are cheering on players they have seen get their starts at AutoZone Park.

A key figure in Sunday night's game was Kolten Wong, who was actually profiled as an up-and-comer on Action News 5 over Father's Day weekend.

Sunday night's World Series game ended like no other has ended before. The pitcher picked off a runner at first base. That runner happened to be former Memphis Redbird, Kolten Wong.

"I was hoping maybe to go first to third, maybe even score. It was quick, I was playing to get in my position and once I turned to get back, my foot slipped out," said Wong. "I knew I was dead once it happened. Once I pushed and planted to push off and I felt nothing. My foot slipped out and I was done."

The emotional 23-year-old rookie had hit a low in a season of highs. He even took to Twitter to apologize to Cardinals fans:

"All i want to say is i'm sorry #CardinalNation I go out everyday playing this game as hard as I can and leaving everything on the field."

Last June, Action news 5 profiled the Redbirds infielder, focusing on his relationship with his coach, who is also his father.  He talked about how their relationship has helped him lead the Memphis Redbirds, even though he is 4,000 miles away from his Hawaii home.

"I still call him every day after the game, you know we talk about how the day went, my at-bats, what I did right, what I did wrong, If I did anything good, if I stole some bases, you know, it's still the same situation," Wong explained in June.

A few months later, all of Kolten's hard work paid off when he was called up to the St. Louis Cardinals. He had some success in the postseason but now is hoping to bounce back after a low point in game four, getting picked off at first base ending any rally Sunday night.

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