November 23, 2012
April 22, 1984 - Willie Walk-Off
This game started as a leftie vs. leftie battle with Frank Tanana facing Dennis Rasmussen. The Yankees drew first blood when catcher Butch Wynegar drove home Don Baylor in the second. Billy Sample reached on a Dave Winfield error in the fifth and Curt Wilkerson ended up with an RBI on a single two batters later.
The Yankees retook the lead in the sixth when Lou Piniella smoked a triple to plate Winfield. Leading 2-1 in the top of the eighth, reliever Mike Armstrong had runners on second and third when outfielder George Wright hit a clutch single to give Texas the go-ahead run.
Dave Schmidt came in for the bottom of the ninth to close out the game for the Rangers. Pinch hitter grounded out to short, leaving Texas two outs from the win. But Steve Kemp and Wynegar both singled, and then Schmidt walked pinch hitter Ken Griffey to load the bases. Up stepped Willie Randolph...who hit a walk-off, game winning double!!! Yankees win!!!
Winning Pitcher - Jay Howell
Losing Pitcher - Dave Schmidt
Player of the Game - Randolph, game winning double
Hall of Famers in the Game - Dave Winfield