Who has the most walk offs in MLB history?
The term walk-off was originally coined by pitcher Dennis Eckersley to describe game-ending home runs that were so deep, you didn’t have to look at them as a pitcher.
The term walk-off originated as “walk-off piece,” and was coined by Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. Walk-off piece was only intended to describe a pitcher’s dejected walk off the field after giving up a game-losing home run, but it soon grew into its own phenomenon.
Why is it called a walk-off hit?
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According to the “SABR Baseball List & Record Book,” there have been 32 walk-off home runs hit by pitchers (including one apiece in the American Association and Federal League). When Padres relief pitcher Craig Lefferts arrived at the ballpark, he did so with a 102-degree fever. He wasn’t supposed to pitch that night.
How many walk-off walks in MLB history?
Jim Thome holds the MLB record with 13 career walk-off homers. Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Jimmie Foxx, Stan Musial and Frank Robinson shared the record at 12 before Thome surpassed them. Mantle also hit one in the postseason, and Thome hit none.