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Happy Birthday to Joe Carter, Who Hit One of the Most Memorable Homers Ever

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Joe Carter turns 56 today, which means one of the greatest moments in baseball history pops into my head.


There are walk-off hits. And then there are walk-off homers. And then there are walk-off homers to win playoff games. And then there are walk-off homers to win World Series games.

But none of those are exactly this. The time Joe Carter hit a walk-off homer to win the 1993 World Series:

That clinched the Blue Jays’ second straight World Series title, though they paid for it on the back end with a multi-decade playoff drought. Carter’s blast would be the last time the Blue Jays made the playoffs until this past season (a playoff appearance that was not without its own extremely memorable homer).