Joe Carter– 1993 Walk-off World Series-winning home run off Philadelphia Phillies Mitch Williams
The Toronto Blue Jays had a 3-2 series lead when they battled the Philadelphia Phillies in game 6 of the 1993 World Series. 52,195 rowdy Blue Jays fans packed the Skydome, hopeful to see their team repeat as World Series Champions on home turf.
The Jays squandered a 5-1 lead allowing the Phillies to plate five runs in the 7th inning off starter Dave Stewart, and reliever Danny Cox. The Phillies would take a 6-5 lead thanks in part to a 3-run homer from Lenny Dykstra.
The slim lead remained into the 9th inning when Phillies closer Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams came in to close it out and prolong the Phillies postseason life. Williams would remain true to his nickname, walking leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson.
Williams would retire Devon White on a fly ball before offering up a single to Paul Molitor and writing the script for Joe Carter. With runners on 1st and 3rd, and a 2-2 count Carter would belt a line drive down that would just get over the left-field wall, walking off the Blue Jays in dramatic fashion.
Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek would famously call the home run- “Touch ’em all Joe, you’ll never hit a bigger home run in your life”. No truer words have ever been uttered as no bigger home run has ever been hit north of the border.