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Robin Yount hits 2 HRs in the 9th inning.
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Its 1982 and the Brewers came to bat against the Orioles down 9-0 in the top of the 9th inning. Mike Flanagan had given up only 1 hit in 8 innings to the mighty Brewers. Leadoff batter Paul Molitor reached on an error by rookie shortstop Cal Ripken. Robin Yount followed with a blast over the left field wall. With the score 9-2, Boddicker replaced Flanagan. Boddicker was clearly off his game. Cecil Cooper doubled, Gorman Thomas walked, and Ben Oglivie singled. Ted Simmons followed with a fly to right, but Ken Singleton -- who had two home runs in the game -- misplayed the ball for a two base error. Boddicker walked the next batter, Charlie Moore, to load the bases. With the score now 9-5, and sweating it a little, the O's skipper sent southpaw closer Tippy Martinez to the hill. Martinez's first batter, Mark Brouhard, doubled in two more runs. After getting Don Money and Paul Molitor out, Yount hit his second home run of the inning to tie the game at 9! Two innings later Charlie Moore hit a home run off Storm Davis to take lead. Rollie Fingers shut down the Orioles in the bottom eleventh for the dramatic come from behind win. 



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Insane comeback!

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Amazing!

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Tough to get up twice in an inning, let alone homer twice!

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Amazing! Von Hayes did this once homering twice in the 9th inning against the Pirates. I believe it was in 1989 Phillies against the Pirates. I will have to see if I can dig up the box score for that.



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WOW!



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M-V-P, M-V-P!!

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impressive!

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Tall Tactician wrote:

Amazing! Von Hayes did this once homering twice in the 9th inning against the Pirates. I believe it was in 1989 Phillies against the Pirates. I will have to see if I can dig up the box score for that.


The problem with memories is that they are unreliable, especially mine. Von Hayes did hit two home runs in an inning, but it was the first inning, not the 9th. And, on by the way, the second homerun was a grandslam.

The game I thought I was recalling was when the Phillies overcame the Pittsburgh Pirates who had taken a first inning 10 run lead. Jim Rooker made a public announcement during the game that he would walk back to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia if the Pirates lost the game ... which naturally they did. (Rooker did eventually live up to his promise, but it was in the off-season and he did it for charity.) However, the Phillies had cut the deficit to one run by the 6th inning. Hayes did lead the comeback hitting two homeruns in the game, just not in the same inning. Both of these games are highlighted on Hayes' Wikipedia page.

The Phillies did have a late inning 10 run comeback against the Dodgers in August 1990. Losing 11-1 in the 8th inning, Von Hayes (who else?) hit a two run double to bring the game to an 11-3 score. Then in the 9th, the Phillies would score 9 to win the game. Kruk tied the game with a three run shot and Carmelo Martinez drove in Rod Booker to win the game.

The saddest part was that I watched all three of these games on TV.

Didn't mean to divert this away from Yount's heroics. As you can see, Yount's feat is impressive in your replay is most impressive in comparison to some of the more notable real life events.



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