LDS Game 5
Oct. 8, 1995 -- Mariners 6, Yankees 5 (11): In Seattle, it's simply called "The Double."
Edgar Martinez's liner down the left-field line won a playoff series for the miracle Mariners, a team that was 12.5 games out of first place in late August. Some say the double even saved baseball in Seattle. This team had adopted the slogan "Refuse to Lose," and it did just that. Joey Cora reached on a bunt single. Ken Griffey Jr. singled. And the beloved Martinez hit his double.
As Cora scored the tying run, Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus didn't shout, "Here comes Joey." He said, "Here comes Joy." Never were more apropos words spoken.
-- David Schoenfield