World Series Heroes of the 1990s

Ed Sprague
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Ed Sprague


Reserve infielder Ed Sprague was not the most dangerous hitter in the 1992 Toronto lineup, but he certainly knew how to come through with the game on the line. He walked to the plate in the top of the ninth of Game 2 with his team trailing 4-3, in danger of falling behind two games to none in the series. That's when he lifted an unlikely two-run home run off Atlanta closer Jeff Reardon, giving the Blue Jays the lead and eventually the win. Toronto won Games 3 and 4 and finished off the Braves in Game 6.

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