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As Yogi Berra would say, "It's Deja Vu All Over Again!"
For World Series MVP Edgar Renteria, it truly is.
His 3-run home run was the clincher in Game 5 for the San Francisco Giants, who won their first championship in 55 years against the Texas Rangers. Renteria also drove in the winning run in the 1997 Game 7-clincher for the Florida Marlins against the Cleveland Indians. Thus Renteria became only the 4th player ever to drive in the winning run in 2 World Series-clinching games. He joined the immortals Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra in this exclusive club.
Also, according to the Elias Sports Bureau--
Renteria, whose 11th-inning single won the 1997 World Series for the Marlins, is the first player with a game-winning RBI in the 7th inning or later in two World Series-clinching games.
Renteria, who hit .412 (7 for 17) with six RBIs against the Rangers, is thinking about retiring and if he does, he will no doubt go out as one of the most heralded World Series heroes of all-time.
How sweet it is!
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