With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 7, Edgar Renteria singles home Craig Counsell, giving the Florida Marlins their first World Series title with a 3-2 win over the Indians. The five-year-old Marlins become the youngest expansion team to win the World Series.
1994 rookie infielders Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Chipper Jones and Edgar Renteria re-imagined on a 1974 Topps design. Worth noting: Three of the four players shown here won a World Series with the team that drafted them.
Yeah, I’m going to say it: I gave him a good pitch to hit. I smiled and he smiled back. I figured it wouldn’t hurt my career stats too much to give up a home run in that situation. That man, he deserves it. It’s incredible, what he brought to our team, not to mention what he did in the postseason. You’ve got to have a soft spot for that.
Aaaaaanyways, this goes to Flemming. I love that home run call. He sounds completely silly and absolutely ridiculous…buts its such an in-the-moment thing. And of course, THE GIANTS WON THE WORLD SERIES, because of that home run.