Lance Berkman’s Favorite Minute Maid Park Memory
Lance Berkman shares his favorite memory from Minute Maid Park with Alyson Footer:
“Honestly, my favorite memory was when we turned the miracle double play to end Game 4 of the NLCS in 2005.
“It was first and third, and John Mabry was the hitter. When he hit the ball, my first thought was to maybe try to cut the ball off and throw home. That’s how slow it was hit and it was close to me. Then when Eric Bruntlett caught it, I was thinking he should throw it home. When he turned to throw it to second, I was like, ‘Oh man. We’ve got no chance at this.’ Then it was so ligthening quick, him getting it to Adam Everett, and Adam made an unbelievable turn. And it was bang-bang at first, and when the umpire punched him out, the place went nuts. That’s my favorite memory. Nobody but Adam and Bruntlett could have turned it.”