To follow up on my previous post, I had the chance to ask Gary Cohen this week if he had a favorite walk-off or two from his radio days, noting that I'd prefer he chose one that was "under-the-radar." Here's his reply. "The most unexpected Mets' walkoff I can recall was the game in May of 1999 at Shea against Curt Schilling and the Phillies. The Mets were down 4-0 going to the 9th and Schilling had been at his dominating best. They got a couple of men on, scored a couple of runs, but Terry Francona, then the Phillies' manager, steadfastly refused to go to his bullpen. And he continued to refuse until the Mets had strung together enough hits to score five and win the game. Totally unexpected. The weirdest one I can remember, and I'm a little vague as to the year and opponent, was in the early 90s. Tie game, bases loaded, Daryl Boston up. The pitch was inside, and for a moment no one knew where the ball was. For good reason. The ball went direct
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