Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/3/13
The Guru Contributing Writer Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley has his own form of baseball vernacular. Words like "high cheese", "electric gas", "hair" and "iron" all seem to make their way into an Eck conversation. But it was in 1993 that Eckersley coined a phrase that is universally used across baseball now: the walk-off. Does it seem like this Red Sox team is bringing fans more last-gasp thrills, more bottom of the ninth lightning strikes and more walk-off wins than one can remember? Didn't we just do this a couple of days ago? It was Jonny Go-Go Gomes that delivered the walk-off winner again last night with a monster mash that gave the Sox a 2-1 victory. Your browser does not support iframes. That's eight walk-off wins on the year. Last year they had three. The Red Sox all-time record for walk-off wins in a season is 11 during the 1978 season. The modern MLB record for most walk-off wins in a season was set in 1959 by the Pittsburgh Pirates with 18. Think these cardiac S...
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