Saturday, November 28, 2015

Phillies Walk-Off Grand Slams

Phillies Walk-Off Grand Slams

Phillies Walk-Off Grand Slams

John Mayberry connected on the 10th walk-off grand slam hit by the Phillies. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
John Mayberry connected on the 10th walk-off grand slam hit by the Phillies. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)

John Mayberry Tuesday night connected on the 10th walk-off grand slam hit by the Phillies since 1945 (as far back as we could search the database):


 Date  Batter  Opponent/
 Final  Baserunners
 July 27, 1958  Wally Post  Dodgers
 Clem Labine 
 6-2 (10)  Bowman, Hemus, Anderson
 Sept. 16, 1967   Rick Joseph  Dodgers
 Ron Perranoski 
 8-4 (11)   Rojas, Schaffer, Taylor
 Aug. 2, 1970  Tony Taylor  Giants
 Mike Davison
 7-6 (9)  Hisle, Jackson, Harmon
 June 3, 1978  Davey Johnson   Dodgers
 Terry Forster
 5-1 (9)  Maddox, Luzinski, Martin
 April 13, 1983  Bo Diaz  Mets
 Neil Allen
 10-9 (9)  Morgan, Matuszek, Dernier
 Sept. 2, 1983  Ozzie Virgil  Giants
 Gary Lavelle
 5-3 (9)  Maddox, Dernier, DeJesus
 Sept. 17, 1989  John Kruk  Cardinals
 Matt Kinzer
 9-5 (12)  Cook, Herr, Hayes
 Aug. 6, 1991  Dale Murphy  Cubs
 Les Lancaster
 6-2 (11)  Dykstra, Daulton, Kruk
 Aug. 13, 1993  Kim Batiste  Mets
 Anthony Young
 9-5 (9)  Incaviglia, Eisenreich, Stocker 
 June 4, 2013  John Mayberry  Marlins
 Edgar Olmos
 7-3 (11)  Brown, Galvis, Kratz
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