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A walk off is when the home team scores the winning run in the bottom of the final inning, and the hitter and any baserunners get to walk off the field with the victory. Most games end when a team that holds the lead records the final out. Somehow when the defense walks off the field as the winners, it is not considered walking off.

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Q: What does the term walk off mean in baseball?
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