Tribe Vault: Walk-off grand slam for Hafner

June 16th, 2021

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July 7, 2011: Hafner slam provides goosebumps
"If that doesn't give you goosebumps, you don't have a pulse." These words blared through television speakers all over Cleveland as Travis Hafner jumped into a massive dogpile at home plate. The Indians entered the ninth without a run on the board and trailing, 4-0, against the Blue Jays. A single to lead off the frame by Travis Buck led to an improbable comeback, as Hafner was brought to the plate with a three-run deficit, one out and the bases loaded. He sent a long ball over the right-field wall, securing his walk-off grand slam as Progressive Field erupted in cheers.

May 13, 2015: Kluber strikes out 18
Kluber faced 26 batters in his eight-inning gem against the Cardinals and sent 18 of them back to the dugout baffled by his sheer dominance. He didn't even allow a hit until a two-out single in the seventh. Kluber's 18 strikeouts tied Bob Feller's club record for a regulation game (set on Oct. 2, 1938, against Detroit). He also joined Randy Johnson (Sept. 27, 1992, against the Rangers) as the only pitchers in MLB history to notch 18 strikeouts in an outing consisting of no more than eight innings. Indians manager Terry Francona had been ejected earlier in the game, leaving bench coach Brad Mills to determine whether Kluber should go back out for the ninth. But after 113 pitches, they both agreed that his night was done after turning in one of the greatest performances in club history.

May 12, 2008: The unassisted triple play
With runners on first and second, Asdrúbal Cabrera made a diving catch up the middle against the Blue Jays, snagging the ball just inches before it hit the ground. He popped up to his feet, stepped on second to double up the runner who broke for third before tagging the runner who had attempted to advance to second base on his jaunt back to the dugout.

June 27, 2008: Sizemore makes leaping grab
Cincinnati's Adam Dunn drove a long fly ball from Cleveland starter CC Sabathia into deep center field that Grady Sizemore had a bead on right off the bat. With his back to the infield, Sizemore jumped, made an over-the-shoulder basket catch and bounced off the center-field wall. As Sizemore turned back to the field with the ball in his hand as proof he made the grab, Sabathia stood on the mound in disbelief with his glove on his head.

April 8, 1993: Baerga's two-homer frame
Hitting two home runs in an inning is exciting enough, but Carlos Baerga found a way to make it even more memorable against the Yankees. In the bottom of the seventh, Baerga launched a two-run homer off Steve Howe. After a mid-inning pitching change, Baerga got back up to the plate and smacked his second long ball off Steve Farr. He became the first player in Major League history to hit a homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning.

July 18, 2010: Peralta's shot opens the flood gates ... literally
Jhonny Peralta's fly ball to right-center field couldn't have been better placed. Detroit center fielder Ryan Raburn tracked the ball all the way to the fence, leaped and crashed into the door that opened into the bullpen. The gate swung open, causing Raburn to tumble to the ground as the ball trickled away far enough to allow Peralta to log a three-run inside-the-park homer.