DATE: 10/23/1996
GAME: New York Yankees @ Atlanta Braves (Game 4, 1996 World Series)
PLAYER: Jim Leyrtiz, New York Yankees
COMPLEX SAYS: Throughout his career, Jim Leyritz had a thing for postseason dramatics. However, out of all his pennant race heroics, none of them come close to his homer against the Atlanta Braves during Game 4 of the 1996 World Series. Down 6-3 in the eighth inning, Leyritz came through in the clutch with a three-run homer to tie the game, which led to a Yankees' victory in extra innings. It wasn't until later on that announcer Bob Costas best summed Leyritz's postseason career saying: "You could send this guy to a resort in the spring and summer, as long as he comes back for October."