Top Ten Spectacular Home Runs

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A home run in baseball can electrify the entire stadium and is considered to be a big moment. It is similar to a penalty kick in soccer, a dunk in basketball etc. The following are some of the top 10 baseball home runs ever to have been made in history.


1. Bill Mazeroski, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1960 World Series, Game 7

In the 1960 World Series, the New York Yankees were heavy favorites over the NL champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates had knocked off the mighty American League champions and were very close to becoming the World Series champions, and it was Bill Mazeroski who had delivered the definitive final blow.


2. Joe Carter, Toronto Blue Jays, 1993 World Series, Game 6

The Toronto Blue Jays were the defending World Series champions who entered the 1993 battle against Philadelphia Phillies. With one out, Joe Carter came to the plate. Carter took the count to 2-2 before hitting a three-run homer of off Williams to win the game and the World Series.


3. Kirk Gibson, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1988 World Series, Game 1


As L.A. were trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth in the series opener, with Gibson advancing to face Eckersley. Gibson’s heroics gave the Dodgers the confidence they needed, as L.A. eventually knocked off the might Athletics in five games.

4. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox, 2004 ALCS, Game 4


Like Puckett’s shot in 1991, the one hit by David Ortiz in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS did not end the series. Yet this was a very important moment in all of Boston’s 2004 championship season. With the Red Sox facing elimination at the hands of the rival Yankees, Boston managed to tie the game in the 9th and force extra innings.


5. Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins, 1991 World Series, Game 6

Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins 1991 Game 6

Kirby Puckett’s home run in the 1991 World Series at the end of game 6 did not happen at the end of a difficult game. However, it was doubtlessly the turning point in Minnesota’s match-up with the Atlanta Braves.


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