Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Favorite Moment in Baseball History 5/28/14

Hey baseball fans!

I don't know if I've ever shared this on Baseball with Matt yet, but I do have a favorite moment in baseball history. If you know what my favorite World Series of all time is, that should give you a clue. My favorite moment in baseball history is...Joe Carter's walk-off World Series-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth of Game Six of the 1993 World Series! Let me tell you all the details of this amazing moment in baseball history.

Entering the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Six of the '93 Fall Classic in the SkyDome in Toronto, the Philadelphia Phillies were up over the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-5. Now, it's very important to note that the Jays were up in the Series three games to two, so a Philly win would have sent it to a Game Seven.

The pitcher for the Phillies was Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams, an experienced reliever and a current studio analyst on MLB Network (and no, I did not see him when I went to the MLB Network). The first batter, Rickey Henderson, walked. After a flyout by Devon White, Paul Molitor singled, sending Henderson to second. Now, with two men on and one out, all Joe Carter needed was a single to tie the game and a double to win the game by one, but as I told you before, none of the above happened.

Carter stepped up to the plate and got the count to 2-2, two balls and two strikes. The next pitch from Williams was inside and Carter pulled it to left field. In fact, he hit it so hard to left that it went over the left field fence for a home run! World Series over! Blue Jays win, 8-6! "Touch 'em all Joe, you'll never hit a bigger home run in your life!"said Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek as Carter ran around the bases. It was true: that was definitely the biggest home run Joe Carter ever hit during his career.

What I love so much about the home run is that it is the only World Series-winning home run to come with the home run hitter's team trailing. Also, the other World Series-winning home run, Bill Mazeroski's in 1960 with the Pirates, came against the Yankees. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it and check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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