In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be a home run that gives the home team the lead (and consequently, the win) in the bottom of the final inning of the game. Thus the losing team (the visiting team) must then “walk off” the field immediately afterward….rather than finishing the inning….while the winning team (the home team) can “walk off” the field with the win. The winning runs must still be counted at home plate.
Leading off the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series was Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Bill Mazeroski….who homers to end the Series….while giving the Pirates their first championship since 1925. This shot by The Maz….was heard round the world during it’s day….and is still in 2019, the only Game 7 game-winning home run in World Series history…. which makes this video seen herewith simply priceless in its historic value alone as a piece of “pure gold” in our treasure chest of memories here at ImaSportsphile….for after Forbes Field was demolished….the section of the left-field wall where the home run left the park was moved to the Pirates’ new home of Three Rivers Stadium…..and still later was moved to their current home, PNC Park….as a line of bricks marks that section of the wall….right next to a preserved wall section….where there is a plaque indicating the spot where Mazeroski’s homer left the park is embedded in the current sidewalk.
Any way you cut the pie….this is really good stuff!!!