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2:45 a.m.? That's nothing -- try 3:30

Posted on: May 5, 2011 2:11 pm
Edited on: May 5, 2011 2:17 pm
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Baseball at 2:45 a.m. is nuts.

But I've seen worse.

Try a walk-off home run at 3:30.

It happened. I know. I was there.

It was Aug. 24 (and then Aug. 25), 2007, Yankees at Tigers, Comerica Park. It rained, and rained, and rained.

The Tigers were determined not to have a rainout, so they waited. And waited.

They started the game at 11:06 p.m. (or about the time that Wednesday's Angels-Red Sox game resumed in the fifth inning). Like the Angels and Red Sox, the Yankees and Tigers went to extra innings.

And in the 11th inning, just as the clock struck 3:30, Carlos Guillen homered off Sean Henn to win it.

It was, without doubt, the strangest walk-off home run I've ever seen. Along with Joe Carter's World Series-winning walk-off in 1993, and Magglio Ordonez's pennant-winning walk-off in 2006, it's one of the most memorable walk-off home runs ever.

After all, I might see another walk-off home run win a World Series. I might see another walk-off home run send a team to the Series.

What are the chances I see another walk-off at 3:30 a.m.?

Fortunately, the Yankees and Tigers played a night game the next day (or should I say later that day?). The Red Sox and Angels, after playing the latest finish in Red Sox history (beating a 2:32 a.m. finish in Texas in 1988), were back at work in time for a 1:35 game on Thursday.
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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 1:35 pm
 

2:45 a.m.? That's nothing -- try 3:30




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:19 am
 

2:45 a.m.? That's nothing -- try 3:30




Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 7:23 pm
 

2:45 a.m.? That's nothing -- try 3:30



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Posted on: October 22, 2011 2:06 am
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Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2011 5:06 pm
 

2:45 a.m.? That's nothing -- try 3:30

don't forget the game the Phils won in 1993 at 4:40 AM on a "game-winning hit by Mitchie-POOOOOOOO"....one of my all-time favorite calls from Harry the K...



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2011 3:59 pm
 

2:45 a.m.? That's nothing -- try 3:30

True that any win by the home team from the 9th inning on would be a walk off, but not necessarily a walk off HR.  It's semantics, and really who cares...although I guess we care as evidenced by this string.


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