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Walk-off grand slams

Posted by Andy on September 9, 2008

The other day, Gregg Zaun hit a walk-off salami when his team was down by a run. Here are all the walk-off slams so far this season:

   Yr#    G# Date          Batter            Tm   Opp Pitcher           Score       Inn RoB Out Cnt Pit RBI Play Desc.
+-------+---+-------------+-----------------+---+----+-----------------+-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+-------------------------+
       1   1 2008-04-07    Torii Hunter      LAA  CLE Joe Borowski      down   2-4  b 9 123   1 1-0   2   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Matthews Scores; Guerrero Scores; Anderson Scores 
       2   1 2008-06-08    Mark Ellis        OAK  LAA Chris Bootcheck   tied   3-3  b12 123   2 0-0   1   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Petit Scores; Davis Scores; Buck Scores 
       3   1 2008-06-11    Dan Uggla         FLA  PHI Tom Gordon        tied   2-2  b 9 123   1 3-1   5   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ramirez Scores; Cantu Scores; Helms Scores 
       4   1 2008-07-20    Aaron Miles       STL  SDP Bryan Corey       tied   5-5  b 9 123   1 2-1   4   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Pujols Scores; Molina Scores; Schumaker Scores 
       5   1 2008-08-04    Marlon Byrd       TEX  NYY Damaso Marte      tied   5-5  b 9 123   2 0-0   1   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Metcalf Scores; Laird Scores; Hamilton Scores 
       6   1 2008-09-06    Gregg Zaun        TOR  TBR Troy Percival     down   3-4  b13 123   2 0-0   1   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Wells Scores; McDonald Scores; Rolen Scores 

Zaun and Hunter are the only two to do it when his team was behind. Everybody else, of course, was tied.

Here are all the walkoff grand slams from last year:

   Yr#    G# Date          Batter            Tm   Opp Pitcher           Score       Inn RoB Out Cnt Pit RBI Play Desc.
+-------+---+-------------+-----------------+---+----+-----------------+-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+-------------------------+
       1   1 2007-04-07    Alex Rodriguez    NYY  BAL Chris Ray         down   6-7  b 9 123   2 1-2   4   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Cano Scores; Jeter Scores; Abreu Scores 
       2   1 2007-04-21    Russell Martin    LAD  PIT Shawn Chacon      tied   3-3  b10 123   1 1-2   4   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Pierre Scores; Kent Scores; Gonzalez Scores 
       3   1 2007-05-12    Ryan Zimmerman    WSN  FLA Jorge Julio       tied   3-3  b 9 123   2 1-0   2   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Bergmann Scores; Flores Scores; Lopez Scores 
       4   1 2007-06-28    Carlos Lee        HOU  COL Brian Fuentes     down   4-5  b11 123   2 0-0   1   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Biggio Scores; Pence Scores; Berkman Scores 

Also two were come-from-behind

And finally, all of them from 2006:

   Yr#    G# Date          Batter            Tm   Opp Pitcher           Score       Inn RoB Out Cnt Pit RBI Play Desc.
+-------+---+-------------+-----------------+---+----+-----------------+-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+-------------------------+
       1   1 2006-05-13    Jeff Francoeur    ATL  WSN Chad Cordero      down   4-5  b 9 123   2 1-0   2   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Giles Scores; Renteria Scores; Jones Scores 
       2   1 2006-06-13    Jason Kubel       MIN  BOS Julian Tavarez    down   1-2  b12 123   1 3-2   7   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Cuddyer Scores; Morneau Scores; Hunter Scores 
       3   1 2006-06-30    Adam Dunn         CIN  CLE Bob Wickman       down   5-8  b 9 123   2 1-0   2   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Line Drive); Phillips Scores; Freel Scores; Lopez Scores 
       4   1 2006-08-08    Richie Sexson     SEA  TBD Seth McClung      tied   1-1  b10 123   1 1-0   2   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Suzuki Scores; Beltre Scores; Ibanez Scores 
       5   1 2006-08-27    Gary Bennett      STL  CHC Bobby Howry       tied   6-6  b 9 123   2 1-0   2   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Encarnacion Scores; Belliard Scores; Miles Scores 
       6   1 2006-09-24    Nomar Garciaparra LAD  ARI Luis Vizcaino     tied   1-1  b 9 123   2 2-1   4   4 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Fly Ball); Anderson Scores; Furcal Scores; Lofton Scores 

Three more come-from-behind, including Dunn's when his team was down by 3 runs.

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6 Responses to “Walk-off grand slams”

  1. i'd like to see a complete list of walk-off grandslams when down by three runs. that's every boy's dream.

  2. Holy crap, kingturtle, where the hell have you been?

  3. spartanbill Says:

    Interestomg---Looking at the 16 hitter-pitcher matchups, In 14 of the matchups, I think most GMS would, given a hypotehtical choice. choose the hitter if they were ginen a hypothetical choice to sign one of the two. Zaun/Percival could be argued a toss up and Bennett/Howry are both marginal players.

    There doesn't really seem to be an example of a so-so hitter nailing an above average pitcher.

  4. I've been terribly busy. Glad to be missed!

  5. I'm impressed by the ones where the team is down and there's 2 outs. If there are fewer than 2 outs, you can at least get a sac fly or the next guy can get the job done, but, like A-Rod's off Chris Ray where he was down to his last strike, that was it and the batter came through.

  6. I love Dunn's 2006 walk off grand slam. His team was down by three runs in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs and bases loaded, and he hits a slammer. Can you think of a better high for a batter?