Adrian Beltre’s greatest moments for the Texas Rangers
A clutch moment in Texas Rangers’ postseason history
Over the many years of his career, Adrian Beltre had gotten pretty accustomed to hitting homers, but he had a certain flair to those bombs.
His signature drop down to one knee swing became the silhouette of his retirement logo and a widely familiar pose to Ranger fans and to fans all over baseball.
Every Texas Ranger fan dreamt of seeing him golf a 12-6 curveball out of The Ballpark in Arlington on one knee.
But out of all the 199 homeruns he hit as a Texas Ranger, the most famous of his one knee shots was during Game 5 of the 2011 World Series.
In true Adrian Beltre fashion, he clubbed a Chris Carpenter curveball into the left-center seats to tie Game 5 up, 2-2.
Hearing “The Natural,” being greeted by Nelson Cruz and Elvis Andrus at the top step of the dugout, a flamboyantly excited Ron Washington and the subtle, respectful clap from the great Nolan Ryan all bring back the nostalgia and really embrace how respected Adrian was.
But, even that was just the beginning of his incredible run as a Texas Ranger.