Leading the way to a Texas Rangers World Series appearance in 2011
Adrian Beltre made an immediate impact in his first year with the Texas Rangers, not only helping them get to the 2011 postseason, but also producing at the highest level.
Beltre played extraordinarily well in the regular season and postseason, but in Game 4 of the 2011 ALDS, he did the unthinkable.
His three homer game against the Tampa Bay Rays not only stamped his place as one of the greatest to ever dawn “Texas” across their jersey, but he accomplished what hadn’t been done since Adam Kennedy in 2002.
A feat that had only been accomplished five times prior to his 2011 showing, putting him in elite company with baseball legends Babe Ruth (twice), Reggie Jackson and George Brett.
That incredible performance helped propel Texas into the ALCS and World Series for the second straight year.