Hamm was in the exact place where we most readily identify him -– on the set of “Mad Men,” in character as Don Draper.
And so it was a tense and frenetic day of shooting for Hamm, who still recounted the experience with wild-eyed wonder when asked about it before Sunday’s Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.
“I was watching live in my trailer when we tied it [in the ninth],” Hamm said. “I didn’t see [Josh] Hamilton’s home run in the 10th. Somebody said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but Hamilton hit a two-run shot.’ So as I’m running back to the trailer to watch, I’m updating my phone, saying, ‘We’ve got a man on … we’ve got two men on. This could happen, this could happen.’ And then I watched it happen live, and I just lost my mind. I literally lost my mind.”
What happened, of course, was David Freese’s historic home run, capping a World Series run for the ages. And more than eight months later, Hamm, a St. Louis native and genuine Cardinals fan (there’s no Hollywood fluff here), is still in awe of it.