Walk-offs in the MLB Playoffs by RauscherM

Champion(s):

Ryno23


Runner(s)-Up:

JeziorskiM
I was told we didn't have to prepare anything.


Quiz Description

In most major team sports, the game is dictated by the clock. Games may happen to end in an exciting play, but that is contingent on there being little time left in the game. Ignoring some sports' overtime rules, baseball is the exception - in a close game, from the 9th inning on, the home team has the potential to end the game on any given play. This quiz touches on notable "walk-off" wins in the MLB postseason.

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Questions:

The 2016 AL Wild Card game is best remembered for Buck Showalter never bringing his relief ace Zach Britton into the game. Which slugger won the game by launching a walk-off home run, getting the chance to "take his parrot for a walk"?

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Edwin Encarnacion

The Atlanta Braves came back from a 2-0 deficit in the 9th inning of Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates and advance to the World Series. Which little-used player, with only 11 plate appearances during the regular season, lined a single to left field to score both the tying and winning runs in David Justice and Sid Bream?

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Francisco Cabrera

In Game 4 of the 1947 World Series, the Yankees' Bill Bevens had a no-hitter going in the bottom of the 9th, but only held a 2-1 lead due to 10 walks. A pinch hitter won the game with a two-run double, breaking up Bevens' no-hitter. Despite wearing Dodger blue and having a sweet first name, this player was normally no "monster" at the plate with a .269 career average.

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Cookie Lavagetto

Although he may resemble Game of Thrones' Tormund Giantsbane, which player's walk-off home run actually slew the Cubs in Game 2 of the 2017 NLCS?

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Justin Turner

In 2001, the Yankees won both Game 4 and Game 5 in walk-off fashion to take a 3-2 series lead. Which TWO players had walk-off hits in these games? The first became the first player to hit a MLB homer in November, as the clock had passed midnight. The second player, who singled, would be traded away after 2003 but would return to the Yankees a decade later.

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Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano

Brad Lidge experienced some painful postseason moments before closing out the 2008 World Series for the Phillies. In Game 2 of the 2005 World Series, Lidge surrendered a walk-off home run to which speedy, slap-hitting Chicago outfielder, who had failed to homer in 507 regular season at-bats?

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Scott Podsednik

In 2011, which Texas Ranger hit the first "official" walk-off grand slam in postseason history? This player would go on to hit his 300th career home run for a different AL West team in 2017.

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Nelson Cruz

Question 7 mentions the first "official" postseason walk-off grand slam. It is noted as such due to Robin Ventura's "Grand Slam Single" in Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS. The Mets would lose Game 6 on a walk-off though, as which pitcher gambled with the edges of the strike zone and lost?

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Kenny Rogers

Limited context clues for this one: only one player has ever notched three walk-off hits in a single postseason. Which member of the 500 HR club achieved this feat?

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David Ortiz

The San Francisco Giants had quite the "Even Year" hot streak going in the early 2010's. In 2014, they advanced to the World Series on a Game 5 walk-off home run by what first baseman and fourth-generation Japanese-American?

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Travis Ishikawa

The MVP of the first World Series win for those "Even Year" Giants in 2010 was Edgar Renteria. Thirteen years earlier, he hit an 11th inning walk-off single to win the World Series for the Florida Marlins. Which player, a future MLB manager known for his distinctive batting stance, scored that winning run?

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Craig Counsell

In 1999, Chad Curtis hammered a walk-off home run in Game 3 of the World Series. After scoring, he declined an interview with which NBC sportscaster due to an uncomfortable interview that had taken place at the All Century Team ceremony two days earlier?

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Jim Gray