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My favorite postseason call goes back to the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season.
The year is 1992. The place is the National League Championship Series. It’s the 9th inning and the Braves were trailing 2-0.
Thanks to a Jose Lind error, the Braves have a chance. But it all comes down to a guy who had only 11 plate appearances in the entire season, Francisco Cabrera.
The score is now 2-1 with the bases loaded. A slow gimpy Sid Bream is the winning run at second base, and Cabrera comes through.
The ensuing play is one I can remember vividly. I was sitting on the edge of my bed at home. Hands covering my eyes because I can’t watch. After the play I had to keep myself from not screaming since it was late.
What a call. Listen here…
What is your favorite postseason call?
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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.