Let me rewind to the 1995 ALDS between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees. It was Game Five, and the ôRefuse to Loseö Mariners had rallied from a 2-0 series deficit to force a decisive final game at the old Kingdome. The game was a classic and is undoubtedly remembered for the infamous Edgar Martinez walk-off, two-run double that scored a jet-fueled Ken Griffey Jr. in the 11th inning. But I want to flash back to the bottom of the ninth inning, with the game tied at 4-4. The Mariners had rallied from down 4-2 earlier in the contest and mounted runners on first and second and just one out, giving them the chance to put the nail in the coffin on the YankeesÆ season. The Yanks had just taken out a young Mariano Rivera after he issued an intentional walk to Griffey, and Buck Showa ...
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