- Bill Mazeroski wins the 1960 World Series
A walk-off homer in Game 7 of the World Series. Mazeroski’s dinger in the bottom of the ninth that helped the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Yankees in the 1960 World Series.
2. Joe Carter wins the 1993 World Series
Carter’s walk-off homer in Game 6 of the ’93 World Series gives Toronto the title for second straight year.
3. Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron for the all-time home run list
Bonds became the all-time home run king when he hit No. 756 on Aug. 7, 2007, passing Hank Aaron, and his 762 career homers remain the most in baseball’s official record books
4. Hank Aaron passes Babe Ruth for the all-time home run list
He faced ugly racism leading up to No. 715 from an ignorant and vocal segment that, in 1974, didn’t want to turn the title of all-time home run king over to an African-American. Despite the daily death threats and backlash, Aaron persevered and passed the Babe before settling at 755. Because of Aaron’s grace, humility and brilliance in the face of all this, he is rightly remembered — and still celebrated today — as one of baseball’s greatest icons.
5. Carlton Fisk game 6 home run in 1975 World Series
In Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, Boston needed to beat Cincinnati to force a seventh game. In the bottom of the 12th inning at Fenway Park, Fisk pulled a pitch over the Green Monster for a walk-off homer. He’s famously remembered for waving the ball fair as it flew through the air and eventually hit the foul pole.
6. 1951 The Shot Heard ‘Round The World
In the deciding Game 3 of the 1951 NL playoff series, the New York Giants’ Bobby Thomson hit a walk-off homer off the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Ralph Branca to give the Giants the NL pennant
7. Kirk Gibson Game 1 1988 World Series
Down 4-3 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and facing great Oakland closer Dennis Eckersley, it seemed like the Los Angeles Dodgers would drop Game 1 of the World Series. But manager Tommy Lasorda summoned a hobbling Gibson, who had banged up his legs in the NLCS and didn’t start Game 1, to pinch hit. Gibson drove a ball out to right for a two-run walk-off, which would be his only plate appearance of the World Series.
8. Mark McGwire passes Maris for most home runs in a single season
On Sept. 8 in St. Louis, McGwire hit a bullet down the left-field line for his 62nd homer of the season. Sosa would also top Maris’ mark, finishing the season with 66, but McGwire ended the ’98 season with 70 homers.
9. Aaron Boone sends Yankees to the 2003 World Series
In Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against the Boston Red Sox, leading off the bottom of the 11th inning in the Bronx, Boone drove the first knuckleball from Tim Wakefield out to left field to send New York to the World Series.
10. Kirby Puckett Game 6 walk-off home run 1991 World Series
In Game 6 of the 1991 World Series, Minnesota Twins needed a victory to send the Fall Classic to a seventh game. Before leading off the bottom of the 11th in the Metrodome, the late Puckett told teammate Chili Davis he would bunt for a base hit and get the rally started. “Bunt my ass!” Davis responded, as the story goes. “Hit it out and let’s go home.” Puckett did just that, setting up Game 7.