bottom of the 9th... 2 outs... bases loaded...

When is the last time this has happened in real life baseball?

Bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, 2 outs, down by 3, and then Grand Slam! Bonus if it was 2 strikes on the batter.

I’m sure someone will do better, but…

I remember last season Jason Giambi hit a grand slam with 2 out in the bottom of the 11th. I don’t remember the count. Still, it was a walk off grand slam. Doesn’t get any more exciting.

Plus, it was raining cats and dogs.

There was the famous Grand Slam Single in the 1999 NLCS – Robin Ventura hit a ball out of the park with the bases loaded. However, he was swarmed by teammates after he touched first base and never completed the home run (Ventura never realized it had gone out). Officially, it was a single.

In Game 4 of the 2001 World Series, the Yankees were down two runs in the bottom of the ninth when Tino Martinez hit a two-run homer to go extra innings. Then Derek Jeter hit a one-run homer in the tenth to win the game.

The following night in Game 5, they did the exact same thing, bottom of the ninth, two out, down by two: BAM, two run homer to tie it, and this time win in the 12th.

Neither was a grand slam, but they were both bottom of the ninth, two outs, and the World Series.

Incidentally, both of those homers were on the same pitcher, Byung-Hyun Kim, for the Diamondbacks. That’s gotta hurt, even though the D’backs did eventually win the Series that year.

[Trailing 5-1 in Game 6, the Phillies broke through with five runs in the seventh, the outburst highlighted by Dykstra’s three-run homer, his fourth round-tripper of the Series. That 6-5 lead would not be enough. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, the Blue Jays got two men on base, bringing Joe Carter up to face Mitch Williams. Carter blasted a 2-2 pitch over the left-field fence, and the Blue Jays were World Series Champions for the second year in a row. Carter’s homer marked only the second time in 531 Series games that a contest was ended by a come-from-behind homer.]

From, This is pretty close at least from the final game of the 1993 WS.

There have been 21 such instances of this in MLB history, although they don’t specify if they were with 2 outs.

Giambi hit his with one out. Hoiles hit his with none out.

Trammell’s walk-off grand slam came on a 3-2 pitch with 2 outs.

Well, they won’t have Kim to kick around anymore-to Red Sox for Hilleband.

Forgot to mention-don’t forget Gibson’s 2 out, 2 run walk(limp) off in 1988. Except walk off wasn’t used then. BTW, chosen LA’s biggest sports moment.

Interestingly about Gibson’s homer off of Eckersley in 1988 was the fact that Eckersley is credited with introducing the term “walk-off” to the baseball venacular.

He had used it prior to 1988.

Double bonus if it was a 3-2 count.

Meekly walks in…

Last night in softball…two down, bottom of the 5th…game is going to be called due to rain at the end of the inning…one run down.

One man on…instead of 3…

1st. Homerun. Ever.

Game over.

Humbly walks out…

I saw a really tense one a while back, when my cousin was playing in college (he played third base). But his team was fielding, not batting, when it came down to it. Let me set the scene:

My cousin’s team was up by 2, and the bases were loaded. Two outs. The pitcher walks the batter, bringing the scores to a one-run difference.

He now faces the final batter. The count is full. You can feel the tension in the air; what will the pitcher do? Should the batter even swing? He winds up, and delivers.

Fastball down the middle, rocking the strike zone. The batter knows he has to go for it. He swings…and misses. Strike three!!

My cousin’s team won it. And I bet there was no joy in Mudville.

If by “they” you mean the Yankees, well, he’s gone from the skillet to the fire. Being in the same division and all, the BoSox and Yankees are meeting 13 more times this season.

I’m gonna miss him. Never knew quite what to expect when he took the mound.


I meant Dback fans, not Yankees. Well, Eckersley came up w/ walk off- maybe, but neither Scully nor Buck, nor any other local sports guys or ESPN used the phrase then. Don’t recall hearing it until early 90’s. I always liked “dialed 8” for HR- hotel long distance, except now all players have cell phones, no more dialing 8.

“Walk-off” was considered “Eck-Speak” at the time. In 1988, Eckersley had just become the dominating reliever that he turned into. And he hung around a while to make his vocabulary much more widely-known.

“Walk-off” seemed to catch on more around 1999-2000.

I think Eckersley also invented “cheese” for fastball.

Don’t know if there were two outs or not, but I attended the second to last game that Billy Martin managed. It was in Detroit, and Allen Trammell hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to win. The great thing about the game for me was that the crowd had really thinned out and I was able to sneak down and sit right next to the Yankee dugout.

Yep, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back again for Billy. Dave Righetti and Cecilio Guante squandered that lead in the 9th.

How about ,drunk, tyring to park car on a hill, fighting over a space w/ a tree.

Memorable for me because I was there and keeping score.

Marlins vs. Rockies, September 16, 1997
Down 6-5, the Marlins load the bases in the ninth with 2 outs.
Bobby Bonilla vs. Jerry DiPoto.
2-2 count, Bonilla fouls off 4 balls before hitting a grand slam.
Win 9-6

(OK it doesn’t have the down by 3 qualification)