Originally Posted by MikeS21
What doesn't show up in the box score is the play that followed Hamilton's triple. Hamilton is at 3B. The next batter hits a chopper that is fielded by the pitcher. The pitcher turns and sees Hamilton bouncing all over the 3B line. The pitcher then turns to throw out the batter at 1B and hurries his throw and throws the ball in the dirt for an error. Hamilton walks home and the batter winds up on 2B. The announcers went on and on how that Hamilton made that play happen because the pitcher was so worried about looking Hamilton back to 3B.
For those who have seen Hamilton on a regular basis, this was the play (or a variation of it) that we have seen countless times. It's his overall impact on the game that can't be measured by an OPS.