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20 Years Ago Today, Carter Broke Our Hearts

Joe Carter


It seems like only yesterday Mitch Williams was flailing at home plate with two runners on in the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. Alas, it has been 20 years.

Twenty years have passed since Joe Carter deposited one of the most historic, memorable, crushing home runs in baseball history. The walkoff won the Blue Jays the World Series, and broke the hearts of Phillies fans everywhere.

Twenty years have passed since that magical 1993 season ended. Since that time, many of the players on the team have gone on to have varying degrees of success, turmoil, personal tragedy.

Darren Daulton finally won a ring with the Marlins in 1997, but is now dealing with a life-threatening illness. Lenny Dykstra became a money man, then had it all crumble. John Kruk has cemented himself as a solid baseball analyst with ESPN. Curt Schilling became one of the finest postseason pitchers of all time, but recently went bankrupt. Mitch Williams has somehow segued into broadcasting.

Twenty years ago, the Phillies did the unthinkable and got as far as Game 6, only to have it slip away.

What a run. A run we’ll always remember.

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