View from 1999: Grand slam single

October, 10, 2011
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AP Photo/Chris Gardner
Robin Ventura hit what should have been the first walk-off grand slam in MLB history on Oct. 17, 1999, in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Braves. The only problem? Teammates mobbed him before he had even reached second base, so Ventura only received credit for a single. Hence, Nelson Cruz's walk-off slam on Monday night for the Rangers officially is the first in MLB postseason history.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.294 7 37 56
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 14
RBIL. Duda 48
RD. Murphy 56
OPSL. Duda .829
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 2.96
SOZ. Wheeler 105