Walk-off piece was only intended to describe a pitcher’s dejected walk off the field after giving up a game-losing home run, but it soon grew into its own phenomenon.
: ending a baseball game immediately by causing the winning run to score for the home team in the bottom of the last inning. a walk-off homer. also : won by the home team in the bottom of the last inning.
Walk-off may refer to: an event in a sporting event where the game-winning score immediately ends the game, such as a walk-off home run in baseball, a touchdown or field goal that’s scored when there’s no time left on the clock or during the overtime period, or a golden goal scored in sudden death in any sport.
Jim Thome holds the MLB record with 13 career walk-off homers. Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Jimmie Foxx, Stan Musial and Frank Robinson shared the record at 12 before Thome surpassed them. Mantle also hit one in the postseason, and Thome hit none. Musial also hit one in an All-Star Game.
Most of these game-winning hits come in the form of a walk-off home run or single. Walk-off doubles are rarer and game-ending triples are exceptionally rare (there were none in 2019). Any walk-off hit that isn’t a walk-off home run needs a runner on base to score the winning run.
Since 1916 there have been more than 250 walk-off grand slams hit during Major League Baseball’s regular season.
It is called a “walk-off” home run because the teams walk off the field immediately afterward. Sportscasters also use the term “walk-off double” or other such terms if such a hit drives in the winning run to end the game.
A walk-off happens when a batter on the home team hits a ball in play in the ninth or extra innings that scores go-ahead run. It is called a walk-off because once winning run crosses home plate and losing teams walks off field, game ends.
A walk-off triple (one that ends a game) occurs very infrequently. In general, game-winning hits with a runner on first base are walk-off doubles, since it is quite common for runners starting on first base to score on a double (as it is to make it from first to third on a single).
From BR Bullpen. A no-hitter is a game in which a pitcher, or pitchers, gives up no hits. The term is most often used to describe a game in which a single pitcher throws a complete game of at least 9 innings (27 outs) without giving up a hit.
A hit occurs when a batter strikes the baseball into fair territory and reaches base without doing so via an error or a fielder’s choice. There are four types of hits in baseball: singles, doubles, triples and home runs. All four are counted equally when deciphering batting average.
Batters do not have the option to refuse a hit by pitch. Instead, the umpire rules whether the batter remains at the plate or walks to first.
There are tons of ways to get on base, but walking is a good, easy one that has little to no interference with your other ways of getting on. It highly benefits power hitters, and for the high average hitters, as I said, a walk is as good as a single with no RISP, which is the situation for these guys most of the time.
These are the greatest clutch hitters in Major League Baseball history.- Stan Musial, Outfield and First Base.
Joe DiMaggio, Center Field.
Ted Williams, Left Field.
Ken Griffey Jr., Center Field.
Willie Mays, Center Field.
Ichiro Suzuki, Right Field.
Al Simmons, Outfield.
Barry Bonds, Left Field.
As a general rule, all runs count on a walk off home run. The player who hit the walk-off home run is allowed to run around the bases and score, but if that player misses a base or overruns another baserunner, that batter is called out and the home run does not count as a run.
Pittsburgh Pirates’ third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes had a home run taken away from him during Tuesday night’s game after a replay showed he missed touching first base by inches. The blunder occurred during the Pirates home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park.
Scoring a walk is the same as scoring a hit, just circle the BB in the particular box and draw a line showing the player at first base. EX. As walk or (Base on Balls) is recorded the same as a hit. When a batter walks you circle the BB abbreviation in side column and draw a line to first base.
Well, if we only counted “simple” walk off grand slams the event would not be as rare as people think: From the first Opening Day in Major League Baseball history, back in 1876, though September 29, 2022, there are two-hundred seventy-eight instances of players hitting a walk off-grand slam!
Nolan Ryan holds the record for walking the most batters in a career with 2,795. Ryan is the only pitcher in MLB history to walk more than 2,000 batters.
Single-Season Leaders & Records for Walks & Hits per IP- Pedro Martinez+ (28) 0.7373. 2000. 217.0.
Kenta Maeda (32) 0.7500. 2020. 66.2.
Guy Hecker (26) 0.7692. 1882. 104.0.
Walter Johnson+ (25) 0.7803. 1913.
Trevor Bauer (29) 0.7945. 2020.
Tim Keefe+ (23) 0.8000. 1880.
Justin Verlander (36) 0.8027. 2019.
Addie Joss+ (28) 0.8062. 1908.
JERRY HOWARTH One of the best pieces of trivia that came out of that: Only two World Series have ended with a walk-off home run. Bill Mazeroski for Pittsburgh in 1960 at Forbes Field to win Game 7 against the Yankees 10–9, and Joe Carter 33 years later against the Philadelphia Phillies.
A hit by pitch is not counted statistically as a walk, though the effect is mostly the same, with the batter receiving a free pass to first base. One exception is that on a HBP (hit-by-pitch), the ball is dead.
The shortstop positions himself between the third baseman and the second-base bag. The shortstop is considered the captain of the infield and takes charge on balls hit in the air as well as communication among infielders.
How rare is a triple? Around 2% or one in fifty hits are triples. Teams average around eight and a half hits per game. Multiply that by two because there are two teams playing in each game and you get 17 hits per game.