Origins of the Walk-Off HR A walk-off home run is a term coined by famous relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley to signify a home run that immediately ends the game, so named because after the run is scored, the players can "walk off" the field. In order for this to happen, a member of the home team must hit a home run in the bottom of the last inning to either come from behind or break a tie. This type of home run is also called "sayonara home run", originally a Japanese baseball term, sayonara meaning "good-bye" in Japanese. Two World Series have ended via the "walk-off" home run. The first was the 1960 World Series when Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit a 9th inning solo home run in the 7th game of the series off New York Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry to give the Pirates the World Championship. The second and most recent time was the 1993 World Series when Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hit a 9th inning 3-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams in Game 6 of the series. Coinage If you are talking about the act itself -- that is, the physical act of hitting a home run that instantly wins and ends a baseball game -- then the walk-off homer is as old as baseball itself. On the other hand, if you are talking about the origin of the expression "walk-off home run," that's another question altogether.
The term first appeared in print in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 21, 1988. Writer Lowell Cohn wrote an article headlined "What the Eck?" about Oakland Athletics reliever Dennis Eckersley's unusual way of speaking:"For a translation, I go in search of Eckersley. I also want to know why he calls short home runs "street pieces," and home runs that come in the last at-bat of a game "walkoff pieces..." Six months later, on October 15, 1988, Eckersley would surrender one of the most famous walk-off home runs of all time to Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
When the home team scores the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
June 7, 1963 for the New York Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher Diomedes Olivo. It was a walkoff 3 run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Mets a 3-2 victory.
Jim Thome. Thome hit a 2 run HR in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Twins a 7-6 win over the Chicago White Sox on August 17, 2010.
Two World Series have ended in walkoff home runs. In the 1960 World Series, Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th inning in Game 7 to defeat the New York Yankees. In the 1993 World Series, Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th inning in Game 6 to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies.
yes i was at a game ware this happendHowever, the player on third who did not go home and touch home plate is out and his run does not count, the batter still must touch all bases and home plate to get credit for the home run.clarification:If this took place with 2 outs, it would not be a walkoff home run as once the runner at 3rd left the field he could be called out for being out of the base path, if the umpire decided not to make this call then he would be out the moment the batter rounded third and "passed him on the bases" -- this would result in a triple for the batter and the inning would end, still tied
yes there was a walkoff grand slam this year
because you run around back to home.
As of this 2012 June, Jim Thome. When he hit his 13th walk-off home run earlier this week, he broke a tie with a VERY impressive list: Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Jimmy Foxx, and Frank Robinson. Every single one of those players made the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
A walk-off hit is any hit that drives in the winning run of the game. The more common variation of this would be a "walk-off homerun," or a homerun that ends the game as a win for the batting team.
A batter runs to home after hitting a home run.
because they would just hit home run after home run after home run
No, windows only.
There are two syllables. Home-run.
A walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be the run that gives the home team the lead in the final inning of the game.
No, but many people were close.
yes i think so i have read a story about him and that home run he hit was a called home run
You say "Run!" in Yoruba language of the Western African origin as "Sare!".
That is when a player hits a home run with two men on base. The batter and the two players on base will all score. The batter will then be credited with a three run home run.
only one earned run and that's the home run, the other runs arent his fault but the home run is.
That is what you are supposed to do- step on home plate to get the credit for the home run. You have to touch all of the bases aftet you hit the home run.