Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 8/25/14
One of my all-time favorite Pittsburgh Pirate memories of the early 1990s is the Curtis Wilkerson Grand Slam game. The name is pretty explanatory, but the Pirates entered the ninth inning down 1-0 against the Cardinals in a mid-September game, and after they tied the game up at one, utilityman Wilkerson stepped up against Lee Smith with the bases loaded and hit a walkoff grand slam. Wilkerson only played in 85 games as a Pirate and he only hit two home runs, but I'll never forget that one. It happened late at night as our family drove through the outskirts of Chicago on our way to see family, and just as Wilkerson hit his home run we drove under a bridge that made us briefly lose the radio signal.  A lot of the details are different tonight; Harrison is a young player, while Wilkerson was a veteran. The Pirates are locked in the middle of a tooth-and-nail division fight with the Cardinals this time around, as opposed to having the race sewn up the way they did the night of Wilke...
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