Mayor Victor J. Miller stood at the train station in 1926 waiting for the St. Louis Cardinals to return from New York. But wait, they hadn’t won the World Series yet as only two games had been completed and the series moved to St. Louis.
Mayor Miller went to the podium and presented manager Rogers Hornsby a brand new Lincoln Sedan from the city and some influential businessmen. The players received a new hat, a pair of shoes and an engraved white-gold watch. The team did eventually become crowned World Champions.