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  • In 1946, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series in the seventh game when Enos “Country” Slaughter scored the ninth-inning, go-ahead run all the way from first base on a single to left field.

    One Season

  • But suddenly, in 2001, it did; courtesy of a ninth-inning, broken-bat single by Luis Gonzalez on a Sunday night in Arizona.

    One Season

  • Rivera, of course, has led the Bombers in post-game handshakes every year since seizing the ninth-inning job in 1997.

    Vick Not Ruled Out For Giants Game

  • A rare blown save by Mariano Rivera via back-to-back ninth-inning homers by Tampa Bay Ray stars Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria in an 8-6 loss left the team in fourth place in the AL East with a 13-15 record, some 5-1/2 games behind the first-place Toronto Blue Jays.

    One Season

  • But suddenly, in 2001, it did; courtesy of a ninth-inning, broken-bat single by Luis Gonzalez on a Sunday night in Arizona.

    One Season

  • "This is better than the three home runs I hit the other day," said Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols whose double began the ninth-inning rally.

    Fireworks Finish, but No Champion Yet

  • The modern ninth-inning man is now personified by the San Francisco Giants' Brian Wilson, arguably more recognizable for his ink-black beard and unorthodox sartorial habits than for his accomplishments on the field.

    Too Normal to Be the Closer?

  • Mets manager Terry Collins designated Isringhausen—38 years old, with 293 career saves—as his ninth-inning man for the team's game Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Too Normal to Be the Closer?

  • It all came to an end on April 2, 1996, after he drew a ninth-inning walk for the Detroit Tigers in a game against the Minnesota Twins.

    The Slowest Man in the Majors

  • If ever there was a peace within the ninth-inning storm, it is the sight of a batter flailing away in futility at a cut fastball.

    One Season

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