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"There's no way I would have gotten into the Hall just strictly as a reliever," Eckersely said. "Being a starter had to have something to do with distancing me from some of the other relievers." Eckersley is credited with coining the phrase "walk-off homer" -- and one of the worst nights of his career included one. He allowed Kirk Gibson's game-winner in the opener of the 1988 World Series, which propelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to the title in five games. "I had the ultimate walk-off in the World Series (and) a lot of pain in those walking offs," Eckersley said. from HoustonChronicle, Jan 7,2004 article by Richard Justice.

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Define a walk off hit in a baseball game?

A walk off hit is a hit that ends the game. This term was coined in reference to the opposing pitcher having to "walk off" the mound in defeat. However, the winning team also gets to walk off, with a in. A walk off win can only happen when the game is in the 9th inning or later (extra innings) and the home team scores the winning run.


Who started the phrase 'walk off home run' and when was it first used?

Look at the Baseball FAQ (on page 1): What is a walk off home run? The answer from Sam Silas on 5/6/04 states Dennis Eckersley and the date, circumstances.


If a walk off home run ends the game what is a pinch hit walk off home run called now days?

It's called a pinch-hit walk-off home run.


What does 'walk off home run' mean?

A walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. This is a phrase that has only recently entered the baseball lexicon, believed to have been started by Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland Athletics after Kirk Gibson hit a home run off of him in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series to win the game. If the home team hits a home run to win the game in the 9th or an extra inning, both teams walk off the field since the game is over.A walk-off home run is a home run in the bottom of the last inning that ends the game. 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 in the bottom of the 9th inning or the bottom of any extra inning. It is called a "walk-off" home run because the teams walk off the field immediately afterward.


Is it possible for there to be a walk off home run at the top of an inning?

No. By definition, a walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. Therefore, a walk-off home run can only be hit by the home team in the bottom half of an inning.


How many walk off home runs has mickey mantle?

The "walk-off" home run is a media made up term and is not an official statistic in baseball. There is no record for "walk-off" home runs for Mantle or any other player.


What is a walk-off home run?

A walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be the run that gives the home team the lead in the final inning of the game.


What is a walk off a home run?

A walk off home run occurs when a player on the home team hits a home run and the visitors walk off the field because it is officially the last play of that game. For example, in the 1988 World Series, Kirk Gibson, a player on the Los Angeles Dodgers hit a walk off home run to end that game in the series.


What exactly is a walk-off home run?

A walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be the run that gives the home team the lead in the final inning of the game.


Is Walk off baseball definition limited to a walk off home run What about an RBI that scores the winning run from 1st The batter would have to run to 1st before the runner could score from 1st?

The term 'walk off' refers to when the home team wins the game in the ninth inning or a later inning. It doesn't have anything to do with the type of play but simply that whatever play occurred was the play that scored the winning run for the home team. You can have a walk off base bit (single, double, triple, or home run), a walk off walk, a walk off hit by pitch, a walk off error, even a walk off balk.


How many Walk off home run mike schmidt?

ten


What is the record for walk off home runs in a season?

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