The original rally squirrel appeared during the 2011 postseason first in Game 3, and then in Game 4 as Skip Schumaker batted for the Cardinals as they faced the Phillies in the division series. Schumaker flied to center although David Freese homered in the next inning to extend the Cardinals’ lead. They then won Game 5 of the series in Philadelphia and, ultimately, went on to the World Series. On Sunday the rally squirrel again seemed to spark the Cardinals, this time in Detroit.
Here's a look back at the original rally squirrel and our obsession with the critter.