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Pablo Sandoval won a World Series ring in 2010, but not the way he wanted to. That was the year his weight ballooned while his playing time shrank. He appeared in only one game of that Fall Classic against the Texas Rangers -- and went 0-for-3.
After Tuesday, he's no longer looking for his first World Series hit.
An overweight afterthought in 2010, Sandoval needed only one night in 2012 to become a legend of fall. Such is the magic of October.
In Game 1 on Tuesday night, Sandoval homered in his first at-bat ... and his second ... and his third. The first two came against the supposedly unbeatable Justin Verlander. The last of them -- off reliever Al Alburquerque -- moved him into some of the most exclusive company in baseball history.
The list of men with three home runs in a World Series game is short -- and regal.
"Well, let's see," mused Giants legend Will Clark, after his former team secured a surprising 8-3 victory over Detroit in the Series opener. "...
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We keep preaching to you guys that the World Series might be boring TV when compared to NFL football games, but some of the best stories come from baseball maniacs. Take this chick, Dawn Price. She was all smiles yesterday even after being arrested for snagging one of Pablo Sandoval’s home runs.
Read this. Please. (She hid the ball down her pants.)
Giants fan Dawn Price told CBS...
Pablo Sandoval got the Giants off to a quick World Series start, homering against Justin Verlander in the first and third innings as San Francisco took a 4-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers in Wednesday night's opener.
Sandoval hit the first bases-loaded triple in All-Star game history off Verlander in July, and kept on going against the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner...
Pablo Sandoval started off the World Series quite hot. Sandoval homered his first two at-bats off Justin Verlander and then his third homerun came off Al Alburquerque.First homerun:Second homerun:GIFs via Bleacher Report
San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit
three home runs in a World Series game.
The San Francisco Giants cruise past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 behind the bat of Pablo Sandoval and his 3 homer night. In Postseason play, Sandoval has already halved his regular season total by accumulating 6 homeruns. He hit a total of 12 homeruns in 108 games during the regular season. Sandoval’s three homerun game was the first at AT&T Park since 2000. Sandoval’s performance...
The San Francisco Giants beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 Monday night in Game 7 of the NL Championship series.Matt Cain pitched his second clincher as the Giants won their sixth elimination game of the post season. Marco Scutaro matched an LCS record with 14 hits in the series while Pablo Sandoval drove in a run for his fifth straight game.The Giants...
I tried to tell you guys this morning that great things besides baseball happen year after year at the World Series. This morning it was a chick putting Pablo Sandoval’s 3rd home run ball down her pants before being arrested.
Now comes this Fox guy, Paul Robins, taking a bird deuce to the side of the head and on his coat. It wasn’t exactly a Doug Fister shot to the head, but...
Baseball has apparently been taken over, "conquered" if you will, by a master race of giant space pandas. And I, for one, welcome our new panda overlords. Frankly, I've been asking for it with all the fat jokes/Thai Cashew Chicken Breast references. I don't know what Justin Verlander did though.Pablo Sandoval hit home runs in each of his first three at bats against...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Albert Pujols … and the Kung Fu Panda. Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs, tying a World Series record held by Ruth, Jackson and Pujols to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. Sandoval homered in each of his first three at-bats, including two off Tigers...
It's not torture, and it's not surprise. It's just completely unbelievable.
I warned you to expect the unexpected. The unexpected is now an understatement.
What we all witnessed in Game 1 was the same thing we all witnessed in Game 7-- complete and utter domination of a team that was expected to take care of the Giants like a garden hose...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The empty champagne bottle sitting in the clubhouse as players passed by on their way to the showers was the only remaining sign of the celebration of a few nights earlier, when the San Francisco Giants somehow found their way into the World Series.
There would be no celebration on this night, because the Giants understand...
Yesterday’s game was all sorts of crazy, and I think that’s best illustrated by the fact that the following sentence is a perfectly valid, accurate arrangement of words: Barry Zito singled off Justin Verlander in the fourth inning to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in Game One of the World Series. Let’s see here…
Barry Zito started Game One of the World Series for the Giants...