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20 years ago today (Oct. 23), Joe Carter locked up the Blue Jays’ second straight world championship with a walk-off home run in Game 6 against Phillies closer Mitch Williams. It was only the second time a World Series had ever ended on a home run.

GALLERY: Memorable World Series Moments

20 years ago today (Oct. 23), Joe Carter locked up the Blue Jays’ second straight world championship with a walk-off home run in Game 6 against Phillies closer Mitch Williams. It was only the second time a World Series had ever ended on a home run.
GALLERY: Memorable World Series Moments

Dodgers hurler Sandy Koufax unleashes a pitch during the 1966 World Series against the Orioles in the 1966 World Series. (Herb Scharfman/SI)  

Dodgers hurler Sandy Koufax unleashes a pitch during the 1966 World Series against the Orioles in the 1966 World Series. (Herb Scharfman/SI)  

Mets hurler Tom Seaver delivers a pitch during the 1969 World Series against Baltimore. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

Mets hurler Tom Seaver delivers a pitch during the 1969 World Series against Baltimore. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

University of Pittsburgh students cheer as they look down on Forbes Field from the top of their campus’s Cathedral of Learning during the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and Yankees. In Game 7, Bill Mazeroski hit the first walk-off home run in World Series history, a shot over the left-field fence that gave the Pirates a 10-9 win. (George Silk/Time Life Pictures)

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University of Pittsburgh students cheer as they look down on Forbes Field from the top of their campus’s Cathedral of Learning during the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and Yankees. In Game 7, Bill Mazeroski hit the first walk-off home run in World Series history, a shot over the left-field fence that gave the Pirates a 10-9 win. (George Silk/Time Life Pictures)
GALLERY: 100 Best Sports Photos of All Time

In one of the most iconic plays in baseball history, Giants outfielder Willie Mays chases down a long fly ball during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. The catch secured a Giants 5-2 victory on their way to a World Series sweep. (AP)  

GALLERY: The 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time

In one of the most iconic plays in baseball history, Giants outfielder Willie Mays chases down a long fly ball during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. The catch secured a Giants 5-2 victory on their way to a World Series sweep. (AP)  
GALLERY: The 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time

Pete Rose takes a swing during Game 4 of the 1980 World Series between the Phillies and Royals. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Pete Rose takes a swing during Game 4 of the 1980 World Series between the Phillies and Royals. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Sergio Romo celebrates with his teammates after striking out Miguel Cabrera in the tenth inning to win the World Series. San Francisco defeated Detroit 4-3 to complete a four-game sweep and capture the franchise’s seventh championship and second in the last three years. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

ROSENBERG: Good chemistry key to Giants victory

Sergio Romo celebrates with his teammates after striking out Miguel Cabrera in the tenth inning to win the World Series. San Francisco defeated Detroit 4-3 to complete a four-game sweep and capture the franchise’s seventh championship and second in the last three years. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ROSENBERG: Good chemistry key to Giants victory

Pablo Sandoval hits a solo home run off Justin Verlander during the opening game of the World Series on Wednesday. Sandoval hit three home runs as the Giants rolled to an 8-3 victory. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

VERDUCCI: Sandoval carves a piece of World Series history
LEMIRE: Zito’s craftiness bests power of Verlander

Pablo Sandoval hits a solo home run off Justin Verlander during the opening game of the World Series on Wednesday. Sandoval hit three home runs as the Giants rolled to an 8-3 victory. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
VERDUCCI: Sandoval carves a piece of World Series historyLEMIRE: Zito’s craftiness bests power of Verlander

Giants shortstop Harvey Kuenn bats against Dodgers pitcher Ed Roebuck during the 1962 National League tiebreaker to determine which team goes to the World Series. The teams finished with identical 101-61 records to necessitate the tiebreaker. The Giants would win the game but eventually lose to the Yankees in the World Series. This year’s Giants squad has fought back from a 3-1 deficit and in their best-of-seven series against the Cardinals. The deciding game is tonight. (Neil Leifer/SI)

VERDUCCI: It’s Game 7, the greatest day in sports
CORCORAN: Cain vs. Lohse - if weather cooperates

Giants shortstop Harvey Kuenn bats against Dodgers pitcher Ed Roebuck during the 1962 National League tiebreaker to determine which team goes to the World Series. The teams finished with identical 101-61 records to necessitate the tiebreaker. The Giants would win the game but eventually lose to the Yankees in the World Series. This year’s Giants squad has fought back from a 3-1 deficit and in their best-of-seven series against the Cardinals. The deciding game is tonight. (Neil Leifer/SI)
VERDUCCI: It’s Game 7, the greatest day in sportsCORCORAN: Cain vs. Lohse - if weather cooperates

On this day in 1988, a limping Kirk Gibson hit a pinch-hit ninth inning home run off A’s closer Dennis Eckersley  to give the Dodgers a 1-0 series lead. It’s the first time a World Series game is ever decided on a come-from-behind home run in the final inning. (John Iacono/SI)

SI VAULT: Gibson’s dramatic blast gives Dodgers lead in World Series (10.24.88)

On this day in 1988, a limping Kirk Gibson hit a pinch-hit ninth inning home run off A’s closer Dennis Eckersley  to give the Dodgers a 1-0 series lead. It’s the first time a World Series game is ever decided on a come-from-behind home run in the final inning. (John Iacono/SI)
SI VAULT: Gibson’s dramatic blast gives Dodgers lead in World Series (10.24.88)

Sparky Anderson celebrates with his players after the Reds defeated the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 1975 World Series. Cincinnati is currently ranked No. 3 in SI.com’s latest MLB Power Rankings. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Sparky Anderson
POWER RANKINGS: Find out where your team stands

Sparky Anderson celebrates with his players after the Reds defeated the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 1975 World Series. Cincinnati is currently ranked No. 3 in SI.com’s latest MLB Power Rankings. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Sparky AndersonPOWER RANKINGS: Find out where your team stands

Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw and third baseman Mike Schmidt celebrate after the final out of the 1980 World Series. Philadelphia defeated Kansas City in six games to capture the frachise’s first championship. This year’s Phillies squad is a long way from the World Series and according to SI’s Cliff Corcoran, the team should be sellers at the trade deadline. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia Phillies
CORCORAN: Philadelphia should trade assets and regroup
JAFFE: Who should buy, sell in the AL East | NL East

Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw and third baseman Mike Schmidt celebrate after the final out of the 1980 World Series. Philadelphia defeated Kansas City in six games to capture the frachise’s first championship. This year’s Phillies squad is a long way from the World Series and according to SI’s Cliff Corcoran, the team should be sellers at the trade deadline. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia PhilliesCORCORAN: Philadelphia should trade assets and regroupJAFFE: Who should buy, sell in the AL East | NL East

Members of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after defeating the Mets in Game 7 of the 1973 World Series. The second half of the baseball season starts on Friday. Who will wind up celebrating after the 2012 World Series? (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

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CORCORAN: Biggest first-half surprises | Top storylines

Members of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after defeating the Mets in Game 7 of the 1973 World Series. The second half of the baseball season starts on Friday. Who will wind up celebrating after the 2012 World Series? (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
VERDUCCI: Handing out my annual Midseason AwardsCORCORAN: Biggest first-half surprises | Top storylines

Yankees manager Billy Martin argues with the umpires during a 1976 game against the Red Sox. Umpiring has been under the spotlight the past week, headlined by Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon suggested bad managers get sent to the minor leagues. (Neil Leifer/SI) 

JAFFE: Five suggestions for improving the state of umpiring
GALLERY: Iconic photos of the New York Yankees

Yankees manager Billy Martin argues with the umpires during a 1976 game against the Red Sox. Umpiring has been under the spotlight the past week, headlined by Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon suggested bad managers get sent to the minor leagues. (Neil Leifer/SI) 
JAFFE: Five suggestions for improving the state of umpiringGALLERY: Iconic photos of the New York Yankees

Dodgers catcher Steve Yeager tags out Athletics third baseman Sal Bando during Game 1 of the 1974 World Series. The A’s went onto win the game 3-2 and the series in five games. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI) 

GALLERY: World Series Heroes of the 1970s

Dodgers catcher Steve Yeager tags out Athletics third baseman Sal Bando during Game 1 of the 1974 World Series. The A’s went onto win the game 3-2 and the series in five games. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI) 
GALLERY: World Series Heroes of the 1970s