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Oy Vey, What a Game

One of 2 posts on Wednesday, with the other celebrating Julio Franco's 48th birthday, which can be found here...

Anyone know the Hebrew or Yiddish translation of Walk-Off Home Run?

* Carlos Beltran's 2nd walk-off home run of the season (4th of career) gave the Mets their 341st walk-off win and 11th such win this season.

Most walk-off wins in season
Mets history

1971 14
1983 12
2006 11
1963 11
1969 11 *includes postseason*
1986 11 *includes postseason*
1995 11 *includes rain-shortened "asterisk" game*
(5 seasons with 10)

2 Walk-off HR in Season
Mets history

Marv Throneberry 1962
Jim Hickman 1963
Tim Harkness 1963
Jerry Buchek 1967
Cleon Jones 1971
Steve Henderson 1980
George Foster 1983
Bobby Bonilla 1993
Chris Jones 1995
Chris Jones 1996
Carlos Beltran 2006

* It is only the 2nd time in their last 59 walk-off wins that the Mets got the winning hit while trailing (the other was Cliff Floyd's walk-off home run vs the Angels on June 11, 2005). In all, the Mets have had 38 walk-off hits that came with the team trailing.

* The 1986 celebration continues as the 2006 Mets match the 1986 squad's walk-off win total (11, including postseason).

* It is the 11th 8-7 walk-off win in team history and the 3rd this season

8-7 win on walk-off HR
Mets history

Gil Hodges (1962)
Kurt Abbott (2000)
Carlos Beltran (2006)

* It is the 109th walk-off home run in team history and the 31st walk-off 2-run home run.

* I will check this later in the day, but I believe it's the 4th time in Mets history that they've won via walk-off in a game in which they came back from 6 runs down (1972 vs Padres, 1980 vs Giants, 1997 vs Expos) (*no easy way to check this, but my instincts tell me it's likely right*)

* This was Jason Isringhausen's 2nd walk-off loss to the Mets. The other came on May 18, 2004, right at the same moment that Randy Johnson was completing a perfect game against the Braves. The Mets trailed that game by a run entering the 9th inning as well.

* It was the 4th Mets walk-off win to take place on August 22 (1973, 1997, 1999, and 2006)

* This was the Mets 31st walk-off win against the Cardinals and the 8th walk-off HR against them, with it being the first since Eddie Murray hit one in 1992. The Mets have hit 5 walk-off HR against the Cardinals when trailing.

Beat Cardinals with Walk-Off HR
Mets trailed game at time of HR

Marv Throneberry 1962
Duke Snider 1963
Frank Thomas 1964
Mookie Wilson 1981
Carlos Beltran 2006

* Bill Clinton, in attendance on Tuesday (cameras caught him napping) would be happy to know that 2 Arkansas natives have had walk-off hits for the Mets: Jesse Gonder and Kevin McReynolds

* This note's a little complicated, but a fun one nonetheless: Only 3 Mets have entered an at-bat 0-4 on the game and hit a come-from-behind walk-off home run. They are Carlos Beltran, Mike Piazza and George Foster.

True Metsomniacs know...That all 3 players to hit their 400th HR as a Met (Carlos Delgado, Eddie Murray, Duke Snider) have also, at some point, hit a walk-off HR for the Mets. In fact, Murray and Snider both hit walk-off HR against the Cardinals


arthur said…
Hebrew for walk off home run? Did you know that there is an Israel Association of Baseball and a plan for a league to represent Israel in the 2009 WBC:

Well, there are some cultural issues and the limited Hebrew vocab for baseball. Literally "to run home" is Larutz ha'bayta or as a noun "Ritza habayta". Doesn't really do it for me.
A better word might be hakafa - encircling. As for walk off, a sport parallel is the Golden Goal in soccer, to end the game, (Sha'ar zahav) so we can say a hakafa zahava would be a game ending homerun...

How about this biblical reference...
And Moses lifted up his hand and with his rod he smote… --Numbers 20:11

...the hide… -- Leviticus 9:11

...a long blast… -- Joshua 6:5

...outside the camp… -- Judges 7:17

...for an ‘omer… -- Exodus 16:36
metswalkoffs said…
thank you!

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