Top 10 New York Baseball Home Runs All Time
Starting at 7pm tonight 1045 The Team will broadcast Major League Baseball’s annual home run derby. Competing in this year’s event is New York Yankee players Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. In honor of tonight’s event, we look back at the top ten home runs in New York baseball history.
#10: Bill Mazeroski 1960 World Series Walk off Home Run To Win World Series Against Yankees
This one was technically against a New York Yankee team but it deserves to be recognized. Many sports fans argue this to be the greatest home run in MLB history.
#9 Chris Cambliss Walkoff Home Run October 14, 1976 Game 5 ALCS
For the first time in twelve years, the New York Yankees won the pennant thanks in large part to Chris Chambliss’ walk off home run against the Kansas City Royals.
#8 Ray Knight Game 7 World Series October 27th, 1986
Although most sports fans remember the 1986 World Series for Game 6 and the Red Sox collapse, Game 7 is memorable for Mets fans. With the game tied 3-3, Ray Knight hit a home run in the seventh inning to take the lead. The Mets never trailed again in the game and went on to win the World Series
#7 Derek Jeter, Game 4 2001 World Series, November 1st, 2001
The first person in Major League Baseball to hit a home run in November? That’s Derek Jeter. He accomplished the feat in the 10th inning of a tied game in Game 4 of the World Series. Before the home run, Jeter was 1-15 in the series.
#6 Babe Ruth and “The Called Shot” Game 3 1932 World Series
Who hasn’t impersonated this famous moment from baseball legend? This video shows Babe Ruth telling the Chicago Cubs where he was going to hit a pitch off their team. Sure enough he did! The Yankees would go on to win the World Series.
#5 Reggie Jackson Home Run #3, Game 6 1977 World Series
We spoke of Mr. November earlier, now it’s time for Mr. October. Reggie Jackson’s third blast in the 1977 World Series helped the Yankees to another World Series championship. The dominating performance is still considered one of the greatest playoff efforts in professional sports history.
#4 Aaron “Bleeping” Boone October 16th, 2003 Game 7 ALCS
Some Yankee fans consider this their favorite home run of all time because it came against the hated Boston Red Sox. Aaron Boone kept “The Curse of the Bambino” alive with his extra inning walk off win to clinch the ALCS victory for the Bronx Bombers.
#3 Roger Maris Breaks Babe Ruth’s Home Run Record, October 1st, 1961
New York Yankee Roger Maris set a new single season home run mark with his 61st place on the first day of October in 1961. Controversy surrounds the now single season home run record (73 Barry Bonds) and some baseball fans consider Maris’ mark as the true single season home run record.
#2 Mike Piazza Post 9/11 Home Run, September 21st, 2001
In the first baseball game played in New York since the 9/11 attacks, Piazza gave the Mets a 3-2 lead over the rival Atlanta Braves. This home run led New York sports fans cheer again.
#1 “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”- Bobby Thompson October 3rd, 1951
If you are a New York sports fan or not, many consider this to be not just the greatest New York home run but greatest Major League Baseball home run of all time. The New York Giants defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in the one game playoff to determine the National League pennant winner. The famous radio call has lived on for generations.