Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Most Memorable Astros Home Run

Back with more Calcaterra! He has a list of each team's most memorable home runs.

His choice:
Not a game-winner — in fact, they lost the game — but Billy Hatcher hit a homer in the bottom of the 14th inning to tie the score 4-4 in Game 6 of the 1986 NLCS. They went on to lose in the 16th, but boy howdy that was somethin’.

Yes, that was a nice one. But I'm thinking about Chris Burke's 18th-inning homer as the most memorable. Maybe July 27, 2007, when Adam Everett hit his 2nd homer of the day against Edgar Gonzalez. Just because it was so freaking shocking.

Other great moments in Astros homer history:
October 18, 2004 - Jeff Kent's walk-off in NLCS G5
October 9, 2005 - Brad Ausmus' 9th inning, game-tying HR, setting up Chris Burke's blast.



Seth said...

Hi I'm Jeff Kent for ESPN the Magazine.

Anonymous said...

I have to second Jeff Kent's homer. After an intentional walk to Berkman, it was the perfect, "YOU WANT TO PITCH TO ME?!" Loved it.

Anonymous said...

Gotta go with Burke's. It got us to the game that got us to the Series.

Drew said...

It wasn't the most meaningful in the long run, but Kent's HR is probably still to this day the happiest moment in my tenure as an Astros fan.

MyersDev said...

That Oct 9, 2005 game had three memorable home runs including Berkman's Grand Slam in the 8th.

R.N. Coyote said...

One of mines, believe it or not, is Morgan Ensberg hitting HR in the 8th inning to give Astros the lead against Rangers. Mainly I was there in attendance which included Carlos Beltran debut wit the Astros. The game happened in July 2, 2004.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Eric Anthony have the Astros' longest HR in the Astrodome? Not "meaningful," of course, but for that reason alone, "memorable" nonetheless, right?