The “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”
In 1951, the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers were tied 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning of the final game of their National League playoff series. Giants player Bobby Thomson hit a game-winning home run, known as the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” to give the Giants the win and send them to the World Series.
The Chicago Cubs win the World Series
In 2016, the Chicago Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought by defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7. This moment was historic, as it was the first time the Cubs had won the World Series since 1908. The victory was celebrated by fans and players alike, and is considered one of the most iconic moments in baseball history.
Mariano Rivera becomes the all-time saves leader
In 2011, Mariano Rivera broke the record for the most saves in MLB history. He had recorded his 602nd save, surpassing Trevor Hoffman’s previous record of 601. This moment solidified Rivera’s place as one of the greatest closers in baseball history.
David Freese’s walk-off home run
David Freese’s home run was a game-winning hit that occurred in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals were facing elimination against the Texas Rangers, and in the bottom of the ninth inning, Freese hit a game-tying triple to send the game into extra innings. In the 11th inning, Freese hit a walk-off home run to give the Cardinals a 10-9 victory and force a decisive Game 7. This moment is considered one of the greatest in World Series history, and helped the Cardinals to win their 11th World Series championship. Freese was named the MVP of the series for his impressive performance.
Boston Red Sox win the World Series
The Boston Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series was special because it ended the team’s 86-year drought without a championship. The Red Sox had not won the World Series since 1918, and the team’s fans had been waiting for a victory for many years. The 2004 season was a historic one for the Red Sox, as they came back from a 3-0 deficit in the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, a feat that had never been accomplished before. This set the stage for the World Series, where the Red Sox faced the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox won the series in four games, giving their fans a long-awaited championship. This moment was celebrated by Red Sox fans and is considered one of the greatest moments in the team’s history.
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