CLEVELAND - No one calls a walk-off winner like Indians’ play-by-play voice Tom Hamilton.
He was in fine form Tuesday night as Jason Giambi sent one into the night to push the Indians to a dramatic 5-4 win and stay a game up on the Texas Rangers for the American League’s second wild card.
Here’s the must-hear Hamilton call:
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“A swing and a drive to deep right, a waaaaay back! Goooone! [pause] Jason Giambi has done it for the second time off the White Sox! A walk-off game-winner! A two out, two-run blast to right! Mardi Gras in September in Cleveland! Oh what a mob scene! Giambi has come off the bench and for the third time this year, a pinch-hit home run. And Giambi, for the second time, a walk-off game-winning home run against the Chicago White Sox. One of the most incredible wins in many a year! The Indians stay in second in the wild card chase.”
And Matt Underwood’s on Fox SportsTime Ohio:
“Reed ready, 1-1 pitch…Giambi with a drive, deep right field, are you kiddin’ me? Oh my! The Indians have won it. They’re 11th walk-off win of the season and none more dramatic than this one right here, right now. If you don’t believe there’s something special happening with this bunch then you haven’t been paying attention.”
Then there’s Chicago White Sox notorious play-by-play voice Hawk Harrelson’s version, which just doesn't quite capture the euphoria inside Progressive Field:
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“This ballgame is over. [pause for 1:04] Well your Johnny Gomes, your Jason Giambis bring a lot to a ball club.”
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