#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.
July 18-28, 2009Bobby Jenks
July 17-Aug. 20, 2007
Aug. 23-29, 1972Tom Browning
Sept. 16-21, 1988Randy Johnson
May 13-23, 2004David Wells
May 12-23, 1998Harvey Haddix
May 21-26, 1959