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Cardinals' Adam Wainwright says trade, marriage gave him fresh start
Cardinals' Adam Wainwright says trade, marriage gave him fresh start

Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis ace who will start Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers on Monday night, will forever have Dec. 13, 2003, etched in his mind, but not just because it was the day he was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Cardinals. “The day I was traded, I was in Gainesville, Ga., sitting on the fireplace asking my future father-in-law for his daughter’s hand in marriage, and the phone started ringing,” Wainwright said after the Cardinals, who have a 2-0 edge in the best-of-seven series, worked out in Dodger Stadium on Sunday. “My phone was vibrating and going crazy, so I turned it off. Then the house phone started ringing, and my...

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