1993 World Series Game 6 “Touch Em All Joe!”

tyIn the 1993 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays, there was offense and lots of it. In game 4 the Blue Jays beat the Phillies 15-14 in the highest scoring game in World Series history to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Phillies responded with a 2-0 win in game 5 to send the series back to Toronto down 3-2 in the series. The Blue Jays were looking to become the first repeated World Series champion since the New York Yankees since 1978. Game 6 the Blue Jays jumped ahead 3-0 in the bottom of the 1st inning then increased their lead to 5-1 after five innings. Phillies would explode in the top of 7th scoring five runs with Lenny Dykstra three-run home run, Dave Hollins RBI and Pete Incaviglia’s sacrifice fly that gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead. Going into the bottom of 9th Phillies closer Mitch Williams came to try to get the final three outs to send the series to a deciding game 7. Blue Jays Ricky Henderson was walked and a single by Paul Molitor to the runners on 1st and 2nd base with one out. Blue Jays Joe Carter was having an unproductive series and wanted to do anything to help his team win.  The count was 2-2 and Mitch William’s pitch was hit by Joe Carter for a dramatic walk off home run that won the game 6-5 and their second straight World Series as the roof in the SkyDome blew off.  Blue Jays radio announcer Tom Cheek utter his famous “Touch’em all, Joe” when Joe Carter clinched the series. Carter joined Bill Mazeroski as one of the only two players to win a World Series with a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the deciding game.

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