The 50 Biggest Fails in New York Mets History

#7. Kenny Rogers Walks In Winning Run

Date: 10/19/1999

Remember how the Red Sox came back from a 3-0 deficit to win the 2004 ALCS? Well, the Mets were on their way to a similar feat in '99 before Kenny Rogers struck. They had already vanquished John Rocker (Game 4) and hit a walk-off grand slam (Game 5) in the series when they fell behind by five runs in Game 6, only to storm back and briefly take the lead. But with the game knotted at 9 in the 11th, Rogers walked Andruw Jones with the bases loaded. In the nightmares of many Mets fans, Octavio Dotel is still warming up in the bullpen.

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