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Texas A&M baseball player hits rare ‘Golden Homer’ in NCAA Regional

Here’s a baseball term that doesn’t get mentioned all that often: Golden Homer.

I’d never heard the term before Bryce Blaum stepped to the plate for Texas A&M with two outs in the ninth inning and the Aggies trailing West Virginia by three runs on Sunday. Blaum hit a walk-off grand slam and Texas A&M beat the Mountaineers 11-10 in an NCAA Regional game in Morgantown.

That’s called a Golden Homer.

Zach Posted: June 03, 2019 at 11:46 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: college baseball, golden homer, texas a&m, walkoff wins, west virginia

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   1. Perry Posted: June 03, 2019 at 12:22 PM (#5847798)
Cardinals fans call it a Freed
   2. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 03, 2019 at 12:27 PM (#5847800)
   3. Man o' Schwar Posted: June 03, 2019 at 12:31 PM (#5847802)
Cubs fans would call it a Bote.
   4. John DiFool2 Posted: June 03, 2019 at 12:44 PM (#5847807)
Homer? Who ees Homer?
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: June 03, 2019 at 12:47 PM (#5847810)
Did the Golden Homer produce a Golden Shower? Of Gatorade, I mean, of course.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: June 03, 2019 at 12:55 PM (#5847812)
Full count, too.
   7. Perry Posted: June 03, 2019 at 01:02 PM (#5847819)
Cubs fans would call it a Bote.


Meh. Not much drama with Bote's since it came on a 2-2 count. Freed took it to 3-2. :-)
   8. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 03, 2019 at 01:20 PM (#5847836)
Yeah, but Bote's was one of only two Golden Homers since 1936 that accounted for his team's entire run production. The other one was way back in 1936.

And naturally Bote's victim was the Nats' closer. Who didn't know that?

Bote's magic moment
   9. Cowboy Popup Posted: June 03, 2019 at 03:18 PM (#5847892)
Oh good, this is being covered here too.

Being a WVU fan is just an exercise in misery. Football, basketball, baseball, it just doesn't matter. This kind of crap always happens on the big stage. Couldn't close the door on the Big 12 title and couldn't advance despite hosting a regional. Stupid sports.
   10. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: June 03, 2019 at 03:55 PM (#5847899)
Hopefully the Mountaineer fans had some good moonshine afterwards. I watched the A&M/Duke game afterwards, and there was about 11 people left in the stands.
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: June 03, 2019 at 04:12 PM (#5847902)
Oh good, this is being covered here too.

Being a WVU fan is just an exercise in misery. Football, basketball, baseball, it just doesn't matter. This kind of crap always happens on the big stage.
If I read the article correctly, because this was a tournament it took place in WVU's home park, despite them being the "visitor" in this specific game.

It's the rare walk-off home loss...
   12. bobm Posted: June 03, 2019 at 04:14 PM (#5847903)
All of MLB: 27 Home Runs in 1925(*)-2019, Walk-off and Down 3 Runs

                                                                                           
Yr#             Date          Batter  Tm Opp           Pitcher      Score Inn Out  WPA   LI
1         1925-09-24       Babe Ruth NYY CHW    Sarge Connally   down 5-2 b10   1 0.78 5.15
2         1936-05-23     Samuel Byrd CIN PIT        Cy Blanton   down 3-0  b9   0 0.68 5.59
3         1950-07-08   Jack Phillips PIT STL    Harry Brecheen   down 6-3  b9   1 0.79 5.08
4         1952-06-16   Bobby Thomson NYG STL   Willard Schmidt   down 7-4  b9   1 0.81 4.88
5     1955-09-11 (1)    Del Crandall MLN PHI     Herm Wehmeier   down 4-1  b9   2 0.91 3.74
6         1956-05-11   Danny Kravitz PIT PHI        Jack Meyer   down 5-2  b9   0 0.69 5.62
7         1963-08-31    Ellis Burton CHC HOU    Hal Woodeshick   down 5-2  b9   2 0.91 3.64
8         1970-08-02     Tony Taylor PHI SFG      Mike Davison   down 6-3  b9   0 0.68 5.59
9         1970-08-11     Carl Taylor STL SDP        Ron Herbel  down 10-7  b9   2 0.90 3.81
10    1973-04-22 (1)      Ron Lolich CLE BOS     Sonny Siebert   down 7-4  b9   2 0.91 3.74
11        1979-05-01     Roger Freed STL HOU       Joe Sambito   down 6-3 b11   2 0.91 3.72
12        1983-04-13         Bo Diaz PHI NYM        Neil Allen   down 9-6  b9   2 0.91 3.65
13        1984-08-31      Buddy Bell TEX MIL         Pete Ladd   down 6-3  b9   2 0.90 3.80
14        1985-04-13    Phil Bradley SEA MIN         Ron Davis   down 7-4  b9   2 0.90 3.81
15        1986-08-29  Dick Schofield CAL DET  Willie Hernandez  down 12-9  b9   2 0.90 3.81
16        1988-06-21   Alan Trammell DET NYY    Cecilio Guante   down 6-3  b9   2 0.91 3.69
17        1996-05-17    Chris Hoiles BAL SEA     Norm Charlton down 13-10  b9   2 0.89 4.00
18    2001-07-28 (1)     Brian Giles PIT HOU      Billy Wagner   down 8-5  b9   2 0.90 3.88
19        2002-05-17    Jason Giambi NYY MIN     Mike Trombley  down 12-9 b14   1 0.79 5.09
20        2006-06-30       Adam Dunn CIN CLE       Bob Wickman   down 8-5  b9   2 0.90 3.92
21        2010-05-20   Brooks Conrad ATL CIN Francisco Cordero   down 9-6  b9   1 0.80 4.90
22        2011-07-07   Travis Hafner CLE TOR        Luis Perez   down 4-1  b9   1 0.81 4.88
23        2011-08-16 Brian Bogusevic HOU CHC     Carlos Marmol   down 5-2  b9   1 0.81 4.79
24        2011-09-27    Ryan Roberts ARI LAD       Javy Guerra   down 6-3 b10   2 0.91 3.70
25        2014-06-30     Rajai Davis DET OAK    Sean Doolittle   down 4-1  b9   1 0.81 4.87
26        2017-07-30    Steve Pearce TOR LAA        Bud Norris  down 10-7  b9   1 0.79 5.12
27        2018-08-12      David Bote CHC WSN       Ryan Madson   down 3-0  b9   2 0.90 3.82


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/3/2019.

* "Event data is complete back to 1974 and mostly complete back to 1950."
   13. Nasty Nate Posted: June 03, 2019 at 04:25 PM (#5847906)
18 2001-07-28 (1) Brian Giles PIT HOU Billy Wagner down 8-5 b9 2 0.90 3.88
They started the inning down 8-2 and the first two guys made outs.
   14. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 03, 2019 at 04:27 PM (#5847908)
I've posted this before, but if you haven't seen it, it's worth looking at. This is Hirotoshi Kitagawa of the Kintetsu Buffaloes hitting a pinch hit, walk off, grand slam with his team down by three runs in the bottom of the ninth, to clinch the pennant and put the Buffaloes into the Japan Series in 2001. It came with none out, but it's still a classic, one of the most famous moments in Japanese baseball history. My favorite bit is the way Kitagawa swirls around on his way around the bases. This video has the entire bottom of the ninth, so it last ten minutes...
   15. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 04, 2019 at 02:09 AM (#5848013)
   16. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: June 04, 2019 at 02:21 AM (#5848014)
15 1986-08-29 Dick Schofield CAL DET Willie Hernandez down 12-9 b9 2 0.90 3.81
This one, the Angels entered the B9 trailing 12-5.
   17. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: June 04, 2019 at 02:27 AM (#5848015)
I thought this was called an Ultimate Grand Slam (and any walk-off win-by-1 homer with two outs and your team trailing an Ultimate Home Run -- the most WPA you can get from a single event).
   18. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: June 04, 2019 at 09:50 AM (#5848070)
Ahem. THIS is a Golden Homer.

No, this is!
   19. Nasty Nate Posted: June 04, 2019 at 09:57 AM (#5848072)
I thought this was called an Ultimate Grand Slam (and any walk-off win-by-1 homer with two outs and your team trailing an Ultimate Home Run -- the most WPA you can get from a single event).
That's probably a better name, given that "golden" is already in use to describe some potentially series-ending pitches and also sombreros.
   20. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 04, 2019 at 11:37 AM (#5848143)
Ruth also won another game with a 9th inning grand slam, only it was on the road, at League Park in Cleveland. The Red Sox trailed by 7 to 4 when he connected, and it was his second home run of the game.
   21. DavidFoss Posted: June 04, 2019 at 12:33 PM (#5848200)
Unfortunately, nobody was out when Roberto Clemente hit is walk-off inside-the-park grand slam, but it's always worth bringing up in a thread like this anyways.

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