The Seattle Mariners Ended the Longest Playoff Drought in the Sport on a Walk-Off Homer

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The Seattle Mariners Ended the Longest Playoff Drought in the Sport on a Walk-Off Homer

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If you’re going to miss the playoffs for over two decades, you should at least get yourself back into ’em with a bang. (Well, and then make a deep run, but that’s for another day.)

The Seattle Mariners are finally going back to the playoffs, which ends the longest active playoff drought in the sport. And the clincher was a massive walk-off homer by Cal Raleigh:

That pinch-hit homer was indeed historic:

His nickname is … Big Dumper?

The clincher was all the more impressive when you consider how rapidly the Mariners rose this year:

A little chronological context on the Mariners finally making the playoffs again:

It was also the same season Barry Bonds hit 73 homers, which I suppose has been on my mind this week for SOME REASON.

Anyway, congrats to the Seattle Mariners:


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