T.R.’s Memoirs: Looking back at the Rangers’ greatest plays of the past 50 years
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Editor’s note: T.R. Sullivan covered the Texas Rangers over 32 years for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MLB.com and is sharing his “memoirs” with this newsletter. In the latest installment, Sullivan counts down the top 50 most memorable single plays in Rangers history.
50. Andrus steals home, Sept, 2, 2015
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus showed his great instincts during the seventh inning of a game against the Padres in San Diego. Andrus was on third base with reliever Kevin Quackenbush on the mound. Quackenbush was working from the stretch but had a stupid habit of starting off by looking straight into the ground for several seconds while he was apparently psyching himself up. While he was doing so, Andrus broke for the plate and slid in easily for a steal of home. Andrus was the Rangers all-time leader with seven steals of home. Nobody else had more than two.