Oct 24, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of game one of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers at AT&T Park. Credit: ©Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

#ThrowbackThursday: Pablo Sandoval Hits 3 Home Runs in World Series


It’s Throwback Thursday at Around the Foghorn and my goal today is to put a smile on your face. Today’s throwback isn’t actually that far back, but after losing to the Colorado Rockies last night, I needed to see this.

The day was October 24, 2012 and Pablo Sandoval did something just a little special. He hit a home run in the World Series. He hit 3 of them, in fact. And he hit them against Justin Verlander.

I’m going to admit. I teared up a little bit watching this. I make no apologies for it.

My favorite part of the whole thing (aside from the actual home runs) was Jon Miller’s call after the 3rd home run.

And Pablo Sandoval looks like the Babe himself come back to life!

Yes, it was a beautiful moment

Also, just as an added bonus, here’s a “today in Giants history” lesson for you.

August 29, 1972 - SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row. (via Today in Sport)

That’s mighty impressive. In fact, Barr is tied for 2nd for consecutive retired batters.

Pitcher
Team
Batters
Duration
Mark Buehrle White Sox 45 July 18-28, 2009
Bobby Jenks White Sox 41 July 17-Aug. 20, 2007
Jim Barr Giants 41 Aug. 23-29, 1972
Tom Browning Reds 40 Sept. 16-21, 1988
Randy Johnson D-backs 39 May 13-23, 2004
David Wells Yankees 38 May 12-23, 1998
Harvey Haddix Pirates 38 May 21-26, 1959

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