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12/13/2013 12:29 PM
There has been only one playoff game in MLB history in which the home team pulled off a ninth inning walkoff victory when trailing by 3 or more runs going into the bottom of the ninth.

Who can identify it?
12/13/2013 12:38 PM
First thought was Game 5 1986 ALCS
12/13/2013 12:38 PM
wait that was a road team. nevermind.
12/13/2013 12:46 PM
All the games I'm thinking of were 1 or 2 runs down...
12/13/2013 12:53 PM
I was thinking '86 WS but I think the Mets only scored 3 to win. 
12/13/2013 12:57 PM
Yea, they were down 2 in the 10th.
12/13/2013 12:59 PM
Isn't that the shot heard round the world game? Bobby Thompson homers off Ralph Branca. The Guats win the pennant!
12/13/2013 1:08 PM
Is that considered a playoff game? You're correct if yes, Giants were down 3 in 9th.
12/13/2013 1:24 PM
It was a 3-game series. I don't know if that's what they were looking for.
12/13/2013 1:25 PM
Wasn't it this year...Rays/Sox?

Edit...never mind, it wasn't 3 runs.
12/13/2013 1:28 PM
Posted by mfahie on 12/13/2013 12:59:00 PM (view original):
Isn't that the shot heard round the world game? Bobby Thompson homers off Ralph Branca. The Guats win the pennant!
This is correct.

There were other games in which the home team rallied to tie the game from a 3 run deficit in the bottom of the ninth and then win in extra innings.  But this was the only 9th inning walk-off win when down by 3 or more.
12/13/2013 1:32 PM
Posted by burnsy483 on 12/13/2013 1:08:00 PM (view original):
Is that considered a playoff game? You're correct if yes, Giants were down 3 in 9th.

It's generally regarded as a three-game playoff series to determine the NL pennant in 1951.  Though technically it was a regular-season play-in series, as the stats counted as regular season stats.

1951 was also the only time in MLB history when three teams from one city all finished in first place.

12/13/2013 1:34 PM
No idea. Whoever it was, it was a long time ago...at least 40 years.
12/13/2013 1:35 PM
Posted by tecwrg on 12/13/2013 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by mfahie on 12/13/2013 12:59:00 PM (view original):
Isn't that the shot heard round the world game? Bobby Thompson homers off Ralph Branca. The Guats win the pennant!
This is correct.

There were other games in which the home team rallied to tie the game from a 3 run deficit in the bottom of the ninth and then win in extra innings.  But this was the only 9th inning walk-off win when down by 3 or more.
Oh, tricky tricky. Playoff not postseason.
12/13/2013 1:42 PM
Well hey, whaddaya know? Baseball trivia is hard, I'm glad I got one! And it's actually the first one I thought of!
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