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The Golden Sombrero Baseball Blog:
Last Saturday night, Albert Pujols treated us to an unparalleled display of power. His 5-for-6 performance, which included three home runs, six RBI, and 14 total bases, produced a RE24 of 5.808, the highest in World Series history.
To help pass the time until tomorrow night’s game, I thought that it would be interesting to examine the best Game Six offensive performances in World Series history, as determined by their RE24 value* from that game.
The most legendary Game Six performance belongs to Reggie Jackson, whose three home run performance during the 1977 World Series sits atop the list with an RE24 of 4.874. Beyond that you will find a list of players that includes a slew of Hall of Famers, World Series legends, a player who probably got high before the game, and Danny Bautista.
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This time, it really was Albert Pujols' final at-bat of the season, and perhaps as a Cardinal. The flashbulbs popped furiously in appreciation of the three-time NL MVP, who struck out in the seventh inning of Game 7. One last send-off. Now, it's time to start talking. After 11 seasons with the team that drafted him, Pujols is a free agent for the first time.
Albert Pujols did call the hit and run play in the seventh.
Cards manager Tony La Russa opened his press conference today by defending Albert Pujols, who called for a failed hit-and-run on his own in the seventh inning of the team’s 4-2 loss in Game 5.
“That player gets a lot of leeway and ability to be involved based on how he reads what’s going on. Albert has the ability...
The Texas Rangers have walked Albert Pujols five times in the first six games of this World Series—all intentionally. Many of these walks are bad ideas! (And not just for the spiritual reasons elucidated of late by Josh Levin and Rob Neyer, among others.) More »
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- This time, it really was Albert Pujols' final at-bat of the season, and perhaps with the Cardinals.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Some of the best basestealers in baseball have the green light to run whenever the opportunity presents itself.Albert Pujols has the green light to send them.Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said Tuesday the star first baseman has earned the authority and responsibility to call for a ...
ST. LOUIS — Whether he's crushing three homers in a World Series game or deflecting questions about his impending free agency, Albert Pujols can seem downright robotic. His reputation as a destroyer of baseballs and bids for interesting quotes is well earned.
It was interesting, then, to see Pujols drop his usual persona around the ballpark to being one of the main mischief...
I am no fan of the intentional walk. Not only is it usually poor strategy (there are very few situations when it is even a good play to give Albert Pujols a free pass), but I also tend to agree with those who think that the intentional walk is contrary to the “spirit of the game.” There are some interesting suggestions out there on how it might be “banned” — for example...
Commissioner Bud Selig, visiting with reporters before the start
of Game 7 of the World Series, touched on several topics Friday,
not the least of which was Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols'
Ryan Theriot steps into the lead-off slot for St. Louis as he starts the bottom of the first against Matt Harrison of the Rangers. Ryan grounds to second for the first out.
Update: Harrison didn’t come close to the plate against Albert Pujols. He walks on four pitches with two out and no one on.
Update: Harrison’s control goes bad, as he walks Lance Berkman on five pitches...