25 Most Memorable MLB Postseason Moments

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17. Joe Carter going legend by hitting a World Series ending walk-off home run

MLB Postseason Moment: 1992 World Series game six. Philadelphia Phillies at the Toronto Blue Jays, Joe Carter‘s three-run home run wins the series for the Jays.

Why It’s Memorable:  In a very competitive first five games of the 1992 World Series, the series shifted back to the Canadian Province of Toronto, with the Blue Jays leading the series three games to two. In a game that saw the Jays jump out to an early three-run lead, the Phillies battled back, taking the lead in the 9th, with the Blue Jays with one more shot to close the game out.

Phillies tough-guy closer Mitch Williams came on to pitch the bottom of the ninth with his team holding a slim a 6–5 lead. After beginning the inning by walking Rickey Henderson — the greatest of all-time if you ask him — Paul Molitor then singled, putting the potential game-tying plate, with Joe Carter coming to plate next.

Carter calmly launched a three-run, lined-shot into the stands in left field, not only winning the game but the team’s second World Series title in as many seasons.

Ironically, Carter was actively involved in the final play of the World Series for the second year in a row, where Carter caught the final out of the 1992 World Series against the Atlanta Braves.

Joe Carter’s named is in the Toronto Blue Jays Hall of Fame, as one of the all-time baseball greats, thanks in part to his World Series, walk-off heroics.