The New York Mets have had some historic walk-off victories in franchise history. None is more memorable than Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. It’s a Major League Baseball moment even non-Mets fans know about.
For this list, we’re limiting it to just home runs. And for the sake of keeping it accurate, Robin Ventura’s grand slam single technically doesn’t count. He never made it around the bases.
Even with this removed, we have five other memorable Mets walk-off home runs to talk about.
5) Mets infielder Tim Teufel ends it with a grand slam on 6/10/1986
The least notable of all on this list, Tim Teufel’s dinger on June 10, 1986, deserves some attention for a couple of reasons. For one, it was in such an important year of the club’s history. Secondly, it was versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Third, it was a grand slam.
The Mets and Phillies were tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 11th when Teufel stepped up to the plate against Tom Hume who had just entered the game. There was no runner on second base to begin the inning so the Mets had to get there with a single and two walks. With only one out, Teufel needed nothing more than a deep fly ball to win the game. Instead, he chose to clear them all and himself with a walk-off grand slam.
Even more impressive, Teufel had just come off the bench as a pinch hitter for Wally Backman. On this particular night, there was no cold bat stepping up to the plate. Not known for his power, Teufel had one of the big hits for the Mets in a season where everything seemed to go their way.