Houston Astros Use World Series Trophy As Beer Luge (VIDEO)
Postseason Legend Carlos Beltran Brought to Tears After Finally Winning World Series (VIDEO)
Carlos Beltran has enjoyed one of the greatest postseason careers in the history of baseball.
It all started with the Houston Astros back in 2004. That year Beltran hit eight home runs (tied for 1st in a single season all-time), scored 21 runs (1st in a single postseason all-time), and took 47 total bases (2nd in a single postseason all-time), and the Astros didn’t even play in the World Series. Eight years later, Beltran joined the St. Louis Cardinals, and he brought his postseason heroics with him. In the 2012 and 2013 postseasons, he hit five homers and drove in 21 in 29 postseason runs.
Beltran’s career stats—a slash line of .279/.350/.450 with 435 homers and 69.8 WAR—don’t quite stack up to other great players of his generation. However, any Hall of Fame voter who ever watched Beltran play in his prime will have a hard time voting against him. At his peak, Carlos Beltran was simply one of the most electrifying players the game has ever seen.
Now 40, Beltran is obviously not the player he used to be. He made just three plate-appearances in the World Series after going 1-for-12 in the ALCS. But he was still an important veteran presence in the 2017 Houston Astros clubhouse. And when, on Wednesday night, after 20 years in the big leagues, Carlos Beltran finally won the World Series, he could not hold back the tears.
Take a look:
— MLB (@MLB) November 2, 2017
There’s nothing like seeing a 40-year-old man reduced to tears, is there?
Congratulations to Carlos Beltran and the 2017 Houston Astros.
Hat Tip – [SI]