The Most Dramatic Way To Win A Baseball Game

A come-from-behind, extra-innings, inside-the-park, walk-off shot at home? Check, check, check, check, and CHECK.

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan did not want to send the fans home sad on a beautiful San Francisco afternoon, so he launched this shot to AT&T Park’s “Triples Alley.” But this was better than any triple.

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When did Pagan know he had this? AT SECOND BASE.

Still, the relay throw looked like it may have a shot to nail Pagan.

But the throw forced the Rockies catcher to turn to his right, away from the play, and Pagan was home-free.

Was the best part when third base coach Tim Flannery ran alongside the baseline like a maniac? Yes, yes it was.

The last inside-the-park walk-off came in 2004, when Rey Sanchez did it for the Tampa Bay Rays.

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But the last time it happened for the Giants? Bill Terry, whose retired No. 3 hangs in AT&T Park, did it back in 1931. (Video is, well, not available.)

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Marquis Grissom also did it for the Expos back in August 1994, 11 days before the players strike ended the season.

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And in 1979, Willie Wilson did it for the Royals against the Yankees.

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So Pagan’s feat wasn’t the rarest thing ever seen on a baseball diamond, but nothing may be cooler. Dave Flemming’s radio call on KNBR? Chills.

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/66987933.

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