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Walkoff errors in the postseason

The Giants won Game 3 of the NLCS on an attempted sacrifice bunt, which turned into an error when Randy Choate threw the ball into rightfield, allowing the winning run to score from 2nd base.  Here’s a clip:

Immediately on twitter, lots of people were talking about the rarity of this.  Here’s one typical tweet I read (by a verified journalist no less):

This was sixth walkoff error on postseason history and first since Buckner’s error vs Mets in Game 6 of 86 WS

Hhmmm… I can remember a few since then.  Someone else posted this at about the same time:

The #SFGiants are the first team to win a postseason game on a walk-off error since the #Yankees on October 17, 2009 (ALCS game 2).

Ok, at least this writer is only going back 5 years and not almost 30.

But people have very short memories. Just in last year’s World Series, Game 3 ended when Allen Craig was awarded home plate on an obstruction call – which was charged as an E5 to Will Middlebrooks. Read the rest of this entry

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