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Cubs' David Bote's kind of walkoff grand slam hasn't been done since the 1996 Orioles

Cubs' David Bote's kind of walkoff grand slam hasn't been done since the 1996 Orioles

“Unbelievable.” That’s how Chicago Cubs infielder David Bote described it.

Bases were loaded. Two outs. Two strikes. The Chicago Cubs had surrendered the lead to the Washington Nationals, 3-0, and it looked like they were ready to take the loss lying down.

So when Bote’s grand slam sailed 442 feet into the seats at Wrigley Field on Sunday night, handing the Cubs a 4-3 win, he wasn’t just committing something unbelievable.

The Golden Homer — a walkoff grand slam with two outs and two strikes, down by three runs — is a rare species of baseball moment. It is a very specific kind of walkoff home run that hadn’t been seen since it happened...

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