The New York Times | 11/2/2010 12:00:00 AM
Decisive At-Bat Is Again Renteria’s
November 2--For the first time in his extensive World Series career, Edgar Renteria did not have the final at-bat. But his final at-bat Monday night, perhaps the last of his career, was just as memorable.
Playing in his third World Series, Renteria lashed a three-run homer off the Rangers ace Cliff Lee with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Giants to a 3-1 victory and their first World Series title in San Francisco, and the franchise’s first since 1954.
Renteria, whose bat from the 1997 series is in the Hall of Fame, may have to send another piece of lumber along as well. In two World Series championships, he has two series-winning hits.
“It’s the same feeling, the same feeling,” he said. “It’s unbelievable. It’s unbelievable being in that situation, and I enjoyed both World Series.”
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