World Series Remember When: 'I'm Keith Hernandez'
Exactly 31 years ago on this very date, Keith Hernandez came through with a game-tying single in the sixth inning against his high school teammate on his birthday in Game 7 of the World Series.
World Series memories: Larsen's perfect game | Gibson's hobbled home run | Mays' over-the-shoulder catch | Podsednik's walkoff HR | Mazeroski's walkoff HR | Koufax's clutch shutout | Carter's series-ending homer | Gibson fans 17 | Bay Area earthquake | Reggie's three homers | Sandoval's three homers
Today's look back at a memorable World Series moment was chosen for many reasons. Though this is far from one of baseball's most transcedent moments, I'm going with Keith Hernandez's game-tying, two-RBI single in Game 7 of the 1982 World Series.
Here it is:
The Cardinals would go on to win the series, one of their now 11 World Series titles.
And here are the reasons I chose this moment:
1. It happened on October 20, so exactly 31 years ago.
2. Hernandez's birthday is October 20.
3. Hernandez got the hit off Bob McClure, a teammate of Hernandez's at Capuchino (San Bruno, Calif.) High School.
4. I wanted to pick a Cardinals or Red Sox moment in light of the upcoming World Series.
5. It gives me the excuse to post this:
So it's a win all around. Viva la Mex.
David Dahl missed most of last season with a ruptured spleen, too
The Braves have now traded five players they signed last offseason or later
The trade candidate and free agent to be Jay Bruce has six homers in his last five games
The 2002 Rangers hold the MLB record at 27 games
The Orioles are the new No. 1 team in baseball
Puig has worn American and Cuban flag themed cleats this season as well