LCS Game 5
Oct. 17, 2005 -- Cardinals 5, Astros 4: "Don't try to be a hero," Albert Pujols told himself. "Don't try to hit a three-run home run." These were the words dancing through the head of the best hitter in baseball as he wriggled into the batter's box.
His team was two runs down in the ninth and one out from going home. The most unhittable reliever in the National League, Brad Lidge, stood 60 feet away. And then Albert Pujols ignored his own words. He sent a hanging slider soaring through the night, soaring into history, soaring forever. He has hit many, many homers since. The difference is, this one is still traveling.
-- Jayson Stark