The MLB playoffs are about to start and eight teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days.
Today’s edition of our MLB playoffs flashback focuses on Ozzie Smith’s improbable walk-off home run from Game 5 of the 1985 National League Championship Series to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the contest tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Smith stepped to the plate.
Obviously “The Wizard of Oz” was an amazing defender, but wasn’t much of a power hitter. Facing Tom Niedenfuer with one out, Smith golfed a fastball down the right field line and over the fence. That set off a raucous celebration in St. Louis as Hal of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck uttered the famous line, “Go crazy folks, go crazy.”
Video of the home run is below: