Family thinks it holds key to Cardinals World Series victory


by CNN

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 6:13 AM

An Illinois family thinks it may hold the key to another World Series victory for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Redbirds have won a World Series every year a baby has been born in the Lipcaman family, ever since 1982!

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.

“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,” said Sarah. “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,” Sarah said.” 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, ‘OK, 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 Redbirds scored another World Series victory.

And guess what? Their fourth son, Kase, was just born on Oct. 9th!

“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.