Two Outs, Final Inning, Bases Loaded … Magic

Close your eyes. Go on. Think back to your childhood, little-league days and answer this question: What was the all-time dream?

For most – and certainly for me – the dream was hitting a game-winning, two-out, full-count, walk-off home run for my team in the bottom of the final inning. For one Little Leauger, Kenny Rix, that actually happened, and it wasn’t just a home run, it was a walk-off grand slam.

Check it out:

Two outs and the bases loaded. Just like he probably dreamed it.

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Down 7-3 heading into the bottom of the final inning, Massachusetts walked the bases loaded to get to Rix … but they would quickly regret it. With the bases loaded and two outs, Rix hit the ball over the left-center field fence, giving Rhode Island the finals runs they would need to win and inch closer to the Little League World Series – according to Cut4, his team is now just one win away.

And I bet I know who’s the coolest kid on the playground.


h/t Dakota Gardner, Cut4 

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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