Rajah Maples, KHQA
QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) - Sarah Lipcaman gave birth to her son in 1982. She was induced just days before the Cardinals won the World Series so that her husband Bret and doctor could watch the games of course.
"When we got to the hospital, the doctor and my husband were about to have a fit, because the cardinals were playing in the World Series and heaven forbid, they couldn't be in labor with me. So they had to get me going and luckily I had the baby before the ballgame that evening."
Aaron's name even came from watching and listening to their favorite baseball team that year.
"About a week before I was due, my husband, and I hadn't come up with a name for him yet. Bret was watching the playoffs, and Mike Shannon was the Cardinals baseball announcer. He happened to mention that his son was named Aaron Michael, and Bret said, 'Sarah, I know what we're going to name our son--Aaron Michael!' I said, 'okay, that sounds good.'"
But Lipcaman's story doesn't end there. Aaron's wife, Annette, gave birth to twin boys, Lane and Wyatt, in 2006 -- the same year the Cardinals won the World Series. Their third son, mason, was born in 2011 when the redbird scored another World Series victory and guess what? Their fourth son, Kase, was just born on October 9!
"We're feeling pretty good about the cardinals," Aaron Lipcaman said.
When Aaron was 7 years-old, he was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a rare kidney disorder that almost took his life. His doctor told the family that Cardinals' announcer, Mike Shannon, had the syndrome, which eventually ended his baseball career.
Aaron's doctor advised the family to write Shannon a letter explaining his story. They did so and received this correspondence back along with this autographed picture. The Lipcaman's don't want the disorder to repeat itself, but they would like to see another win in Kase's honor this year.
"We're all hoping history repeats itself and the Cardinals get another win."