Napoli, Pujols Swing Deep Into World Series Lore

6 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, October 25 2011 Oct 25, 2011 Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:00:00 PM CDT October 25, 2011 in Sports
Source: The Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - It happens every fall. Someone steps up - maybe a monster talent like Albert Pujols, perhaps a good player like Mike Napoli given a chance when the stars align. Might even be a fringe guy.

A huge swing or two or three, a masterful job on the mound, a sparkling play in the field can do more than win a game. They can create a legacy that lasts forever -- "Mr. October."

Pujols made the first big dent in this World Series, then it was Napoli's turn.

Bases loaded, eighth inning, tie game. A ballpark full of fans on their feet, "Nap-Oh-Lee" flashing on the scoreboard, crowd chanting his name.

And did he deliver.

A booming double that put his Texas Rangers one win from their first championship, a gigantic hit that moved him closer to possibly becoming the Series MVP.

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