Highlighting World Series walk-off homers on Fisk's 40th anniversary
Carlton Fisk provided one of the most rememberable walk-off home runs in World Series history 40 years ago in Game 6 of the 1975 Fall Classic. Locked in a 6-6 tie with the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th inning, Fisk hit the pitch off Pat Darcy to left field at Fenway Park; waving his arms frantically to be fair, the ball hit the foul pole to give the Red Sox the win, forcing Game 7. Overall, there have been 15 walk-off homers in World Series history. Do any of the others compare to Fisk's iconic dinger?
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David Freese. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers, Game 6, 2011:
Freese hit a game-tying triple with two outs in the ninth inning. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Freese won the game for the Cardinals with a lead-off, walk-off home run forcing Game 7. WATCH IT HERE.
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Scott Podsednik. Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros, Game 2, 2005:
After hitting zero home runs in the regular season, Podsednik gave the White Sox a 2-0 series lead over Houston with his walk-off home run in the ninth inning. WATCH IT HERE.
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Alex Gonzalez. Florida Marlins vs. New York Yankees, Game 4, 2003:
The Yankees rallied in the ninth to tie the game, Gonzalez got the last word with his walk-off home run in the 12th inning. The Marlins would go on to win the next two games to win the series. WATCH IT HERE.
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Derek Jeter. New York Yankees vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Game 4, 2001:
Barely clearing the right field wall at Yankee Stadium, Jeter hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning just as the clock ticked past midnight on Halloween, earning the Yankees star his 'Mr. November' nickname. WATCH IT HERE.
Chad Curtis. New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves, Game 3, 1999:
In what ended up being a sweep for the Yankees, Curtis did his part, giving New York the win over Atlanta in Game 3 with his 10th inning walk-off homer. WATCH IT HERE.
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Joe Carter. Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Game 6, 1993:
Down by one in the ninth inning, Carter hit a line-drive home run to left field with two men on base to give the Blue Jays the game win and Toronto's second-straight World Series title. WATCH IT HERE.
Kirby Puckett. Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves, Game 6, 1991:
Puckett extended the series to seven games with his 11th inning walk-off home run off Braves veteran Charlie Leibrandt. The Twins would eventually win the World Series in Game 7. WATCH IT HERE.
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Mark McGwire. Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, Game 3, 1988:
While McGwire's walk-off in the 1988 World Series is mostly an afterthought to Kirk Gibson's of Game 1 due to the Dodgers winning the championship, this homer was the tiebreaker in a 1-1 pitcher's duel in the ninth inning to give the A's the 2-1 game win. WATCH IT HERE.
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Kirk Gibson. Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics, Game 1, 1988:
Only once has there been two walk-off home runs in the same World Series. Gibson's came in Game 1 against the A's pitch hitting in the ninth inning after sitting most of the game due to injury. The NL MVP delivered giving the Dodgers the early series lead in what would be a championship for LA. WATCH IT HERE.
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Carlton Fisk. Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds, Game 6, 1975:
Fisk earns his place in MLB history with his 12th-inning walk-off home run for the Red Sox forcing a Game 7 against the eventual champion Reds. His waving arms, attempting to guide the ball fair is still one of the most rememberable moments in World Series history. WATCH IT HERE.
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Mickey Mantle. New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Game 3, 1964:
Only one of Mantle's record 18 World Series home runs was a walk-off, coming against St. Louis in the ninth inning of Game 3, giving the Yankees a 2-1 series lead. However the Cardinals would eventually take the series in Game 7. WATCH IT HERE.
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Bill Mazeroski. Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees, Game 7, 1960:
Mazeroski owns the only World Series Game 7 walk-off home run in MLB history to date. The series-winner gave the Pirates the championship in a 10-9 win in the ninth inning despite the team being outscored 55-27 in the series. WATCH IT HERE.
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Eddie Mathews. Milwaukee Braves vs. New York Yankees, Game 4, 1957:
After the Yankees tied the game in the ninth inning, Mathews won it in the bottom of the 10th inning with Hank Aaron watching in the on-deck circle. The Braves would go on to take the series in seven games.
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Dusty Rhodes. New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians, Game 1, 1954:
In his only World Series appearance, Rhodes hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give the Giants the first game in a series that would end with his Giants sweeping the Indians.
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Tommy Henrich. New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers, Game 1, 1949:
Henrich's walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth was the only run scored in this original 'Subway Series' World Series. The Yankees would go on to win the series in five games.