|2.||walk-off home run|
In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be a home run that gives the home team the lead in the bottom of the 9th inning or the bottom of any extra inning. It is called a "walk-off" home run because the teams walk off the field immediately afterward. Sportscasters will also use the term "walk-off double" or other such terms if such a hit drives in the winning run to end the game. Although the concept is as old as baseball, the term itself has come into use only in the last several decades.
In the 11th inning last night, he hit a walk-off home run to win the game and the series.
|1.||Walk-Off Home Run|
A term in sports lingo that has gotten completely out of control. Originally coined by Dennis Eckersley in 1993 to describe a home run of such power that you don't even turn around to look ... you just walk off the mound.
The corny fools at ESPN - and their brain dead followers - now use the term to decribe virtually any play that ends the game; walk-off hit, balk, double, single, etc.
"Game-ending" and "Game-winning" have surrendered.
If we use the term "Walk-Off Home Run" why not ... "The Mets lost in the bottom of the 10th on a walk-off groundout."