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#1 Home Run Ties Game 5 Of The 2001 WS
Writing for The Society For American Baseball Research (SABR), Stew Thornley recalled the magical at-bat by Scott Brosius in this way:
“The Yankee Stadium crowd was subdued as it appeared their team would have to go back to Arizona and win a pair of games against Johnson and Schilling.
” I just remember running around the bases and thinking to myself: ‘No way did that happen twice.’
A few moments later, the crowd let out another roar, this in response to the appearance of Byung-Hyun Kim, being called on by Brenly for the second straight night to try to close out the Yankees.
Jorge Posada greeted Kim with the same enthusiasm as the fans, driving a double to left field. However, Kim retired Shane Spencer and Chuck Knoblauch, leaving himself only an out away from a save. Brosius looked at the first pitch for a ball, then turned on the next one and drilled it to left. There was no doubt in Brosius’s mind about the final destination of the ball. He began leaping in jubilation as he started down the line, watching the ball finally settle into the left-field seats.”
Brosius described the moment during a recent visit to the Baseball Hall Of Fame:
"“Everyone always asks me about that moment,” Brosius said of that Game 5 home run, which followed the late game heroics of Tino Martinez and Derek Jeter in Game 4, “and I just remember running around the bases and thinking to myself: ‘No way did that happen twice.’ It was a great moment, but this bat from the ’98 Series is actually a sweeter memory for me, because we won the Series.”"