(KSDK Sports) -- Adam Wainwright has been in uniform for the three most recent St. Louis Cardinals World Series appearance, but unfortunately, due to injury in 2011, he's only played in two.

Today, Wainwright, the Cardinals Game 1 starter spoke to the media.

So how important is it to Wainwright, both personally and professionally, to not only be back in the World Series two years later, but to be making such an important contribution?

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