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

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187