You know who I’ve been thinking about a lot this week?  Bill Selby.  Maybe this has something to do with Carlos Santana’s walk-off grand slam – I keep thinking about that game in 2002 where Selby hit the walk-off grand slam off of Mariano Rivera as the Indians beat the Yankees 10-7.  The Indians were down 7-0 as late as the 6th inning in that game (they started their comeback in the bottom of the sixth) before scoring 3 in the 6th, 1 in the 7th and 6 in the 9th.  You kind of expect great things from Santana, so his heroics weren’t that shocking.  I’m still shocked by the Selby grand slam almost 9 years later.


  • EdGall says:

    I was at that game in 2002. It has become an inside joke amongst my friends and I due to the fact that I always bring it up when we go to a game at Progressive Field. It was seriously incredible to watch that series of events unfold that day…however, none of my baseball buddie were available that day so I brought my mom…they lose out on an incredible finish and I get no respect for being at a great game because no one was there to experience it with me…..

  • Stephanie Liscio says:

    Oh wow, that would’ve been a great one to see in person! I was lucky enough to see Asdrubal Cabrera’s unassisted triple play in 2008, and I’m still thankful I wasn’t in the bathroom or something similarly stupid. My husband was with me and didn’t really understand what took place – “why is everyone so excited?”

  • James says:

    Speaking of comebacks, I was watching the Tribe comeback against Seattle back in 2001 when they were down by 12. I remember watching the game on TV and I was thinking the game was over, yet I was still watching it for some odd reason. That was a classic right there.

  • Stephanie Liscio says:

    I remember that game well! I was actually out of town at the time, and was in the process of a 6-7 hour drive home. It’s before I even had a cell phone, and my dad wanted me to check in via pay phone halfway through the trip. I asked how the game was going, and he told me that it was awful – the Indians were down 14-2 in the 6th inning. I thought “ugh,” and pretty much gave up on any type of positive outcome. I got home and went straight to bed, never bothering to check the score (we were too far out of range to listen on the radio). The next morning I got up, and saw that the Indians won 15-14, and almost choked on my cereal. I couldn’t believe I missed such a crazy game…although I have to say that waking up and seeing that they won a game I thought was over in the 6th inning was pretty exciting. Plus it was on ESPN Classic really soon – like the same night or the next night, so I got to see it anyway!

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