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Not Even A Walk-Off Could Save Him

The Mets best win of 1993 came on May 19 against the Pirates.

The home team trailed 4-1 in the 9th inning but rallied to tie on RBI by Howard Johnson, Tony Fernandez, and Joe Orsulak, the latter coming through with a single with two outs in the 9th inning.

After John Franco set the Pirates down in the top of the 10th, the Mets did what was needed to win in the bottom of the 10th. Dave Gallagher singled, and one out later, slugger Bobby Bonilla crushed a line drive home run over the left field fence to beat his old team, 6-4.

As the newspapers described the next day, the crowd went bananas. It was the kind of win that could turn a team's fortunes around. Except that these were the 1993 Mets.

The win improved the Mets record to 13-25. After the game, the Mets had a press conference at which their manager, Jeff Torborg, was fired.

True Metbergs know...The Mets had 7 walk-off wins in Jeff Torborg's 1 1/4 seasons as Mets manager.


Unknown said…
I remember listening to this game on WFAN when I should have been asleep (I was only 12). Bob Murphy & Gary Cohen were in fine form that night. They both knew Torborg was gone after the game and they played the game off as "Win one for Jeff!", and I'll be damned it had me hooked the whole night. When they finally won it I hopped out of bed and cheered, not caring one bit if my parents heard me (they didn't). Then I stayed up listening to the press conference after the game.

I was dragging at school the next day, but I didn't regret it. It was the only day one could be happy to be a Mets fan that year.

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