This Day In Sports History (October 23rd) — Joe Carter And The Blue Jays
The 1993 World Series will forever be remembered for how it ended, as it was just the second time in MLB history that a World Series title was won on a walk-off home run.
The Blue Jays got out to a quick start and had a 5-1 lead going into the seventh inning, but the Phillies came storming back with a five-run seventh, and they headed into the ninth inning with a 6-5 lead. That was when the magic would begin to unfold. After a walk to Ricky Henderson, a fly-out from Devon White and a single from Paul Molitor, Joe Carter stepped up to the plate with two-on and one out, and proceeded to hit a two-strike pitch over the left-field fence, giving the Jays the 8-6 victory and their second World Series title in as many years.
In addition to watching Joe jump for joy as he rounded the bases, this walk-off home run will also be remembered for the late Tom Cheek’s memorable call.
“Touch’em all Joe. You’ll never hit a bigger home run in your life.”
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