1. BOBBY THOMSON
Giants, home run, 1951. With runners at second and third in the ninth inning and New York trailing 4-2 in the the third and decisive game of the NL playoff, Thomson goes deep off the Dodgers' Ralph Branca.
2. COOKIE LAVAGETTO
Dodgers, double, 1947. One out away from the first no-hitter in World Series history, Bill Bevens of the Yankees loses, 3-2, when pinch hitter Lavagetto delivers a walk-off two-run blow.
3. FRANCISCO CABRERA
Braves, single, 1992. Atlanta trails Pittsburgh 2-1 with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning of NLCS Game 7. Cabrera gets a hit to left, driving home the tying and winning runs.
4. KIRK GIBSON
Dodgers, home run, 1988. Future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley is one strike away from closing a 4-3 Game I World Series win for the Athletics. The gimpy-kneed Gibson works the count from 0 and 2 to full, then swats a two-run walk-off homer.
5. BERNIE CARBO
Red Sox, home run, 1975. The Reds lead 6-3 in World Series Game 6 and are four outs away from a championship when Carbo pinch-hits a three-run shot off Rawly Eastwick. The blast made possible the telegenic game-winning dinger by Carlton Fisk in the 12th.
6. BILL MAZEROSKI
Pirates, home run, 1960. With World Series Game 7 tied 9-9, Mazeroski leads off the bottom of the ninth with a homer off Yankees righthander Ralph Terry.
7. JOE CARTER
Blue Jays, home run, 1993. Leading 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth of World Series Game 6, the Phillies are two outs from forcing a seventh game. But Carter ends the Series with a three-run shot off Mitch Williams.
8. BOB MEUSEL
Yankees, single, 1923. With two out and the bases loaded in the eighth inning of World Series Game 6, Giants righthander Rosy Ryan strikes out Babe Ruth to preserve a 4-3 lead. Meusel, however, follows with a two-run single, and the Yankees close out a 6-4 win for their first world championship.
9. DAVE HENDERSON
Red Sox, home run, 1986. The Angels are one strike from winning their first pennant when Henderson hits a two-run homer off Donnie Moore to put Boston up 6-5 in ALCS Game 5. Boston wins in II innings, 7-6, on Henderson's sacrifice fly.
10. TINO MARTINEZ
Yankees, home run, 2001. Arizona, leading 3-1, is one out from taking a three-games-to-one lead in the World Series when Martinez ties the game with his blast off Byung-Hyun Kim.