Posted by John Autin on October 25, 2011
When Adrian Beltre's game-5-tying HR moonbeamed into the LF stands while his back knee collapsed to the ground, my first thought was: "Reggie '77."
But this video clip -- assembled by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on the heels of Prince Albert's own 3-HR game -- belies my memory. Reggie's knee definitely doesn't touch ground on the 1st and 3rd HRs, and while the 2nd is shown from an unsatisfactory angle, it doesn't seem as though he got his pants dirty that time, either.
Can anyone help me out? I have such a clear mental picture of Reggie's back knee in full collapse while the ball clears the fence, but I can't find video confirmation.