Eric Nadel's top 5 moments in the booth
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As for the rest of his top 5, Nadel talked about them in no particular order:
* Nolan Ryan's 5,000th strikeout on April 22, 1989. Nadel was not the lead voice then, so he didn't get a chance to call many dramatic moments late in games. But Ryan's strikeout came in the middle of the game, while Nadel was calling play-by-play. "That was my first big call," Nadel said. "Since it happened in the fifth inning, I was lucky."
* The Rangers' win in Game 6 of the 2011 ALCS over the Detroit Tigers, again at home, makes the list as well. The Rangers won going away, 15-5, over the Tigers in front of 51,508.
* Josh Hamilton's four-homer game on May 8, 2012, in Baltimore. "That fourth homer has to be in there somewhere," Nadel said. Perhaps Hamilton's game is as close as a hitter can get to a perfect game, and he was only the 16th player to do it.
* Texas' 30-run outburst in Baltimore on Aug. 22, 2007, in the first game of a doubleheader. "The Vazquez homer to get to 30 runs was fun to call," Nadel said. Ramon Vazquez's three-run homer in the ninth pushed the Rangers to the 30-run total, the most runs scored in a game in the modern era (beginning in 1900). The 27-run margin of victory (30-3 final) was also the largest margin in the modern era.
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