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Ken Griffey, Jr.’s Winning Run

...It was the Game 5 of the 1995 American League Wild Card Playoffs. The Kingdome was packed and rockin. Down by one run in the bottom of the eleventh inning, the Seattle Mariners, with Ken Griffey Jr. up to bat, were setting the stage for the most exciting finish in a divisional series. Ken Griffey Jr. smacked a single to center field to advance Joey Cora to third base. Then the American League batting champ, Edgar Martinez, stepped into the batter's box and drove a Jack McDowell pitch down the left-field line. Cora scored easily to tie the game as Bernie Williams raced over to field the ball out of the corner. But Wait! Jr. was being waved around third. He's going to try the impossible, scoring from first base. The relay throw to the plate is on its way. Ken Griffey Jr. hits the dirt. The throw is not in time! The Seattle Mariners advance to the American League Championship Series, thanks in part to Ken Griffey Jr.'s winning run! Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Run Team: Game Design - Phil Dunne, Oliver Norton, Oliver Davies Art & Graphics - Carl Tilley, Neil Crook, Dean Smith, Phil Dunne Software - Jeff Stafford, Ian Manders, Steve Patrick Music & Sound Effects - Eveline Fischer Production - Henry Sterchi, Dan Owsen