In part 1, I highlighted the best moments from 2010-2014. Now it’s time for the cream of the crop from 2015-2019. Let’s dig in!
Charlie Culberson’s Walk-Off Sends Vin Scully Out in Style
2016 was a crucial year for the Los Angeles Dodgers in many regards. After two straight first round exits under Don Mattingly, the team sought to go deeper with new manager Dave Roberts. He would be tested greatly, with countless injuries (including an especially long one for Clayton Kershaw) and a gaping deficit early on in the division race with the Giants.
Most importantly, it was the final year of perhaps the greatest announcer in baseball history, Vin Scully. It only made sense that the team would cap off a long climb out of the abyss with a division-clincher in Scully’s last home game. But after the usually untouchable Kenley Jansen gave up a solo shot in the 9th, it looked like the team was going to blasphemously ruin the occasion.
Fortunately, eventual Rookie of the Year Corey Seager saved the day with a game-tying solo shot in the bottom of the 9th. Then, in the 10th, previously unrenowned utility man Charlie Culberson rocketed a solo shot into left to clinch the…