Most people with any passing knowledge of Major League Baseball are aware of the epic walk-off home run Joe Carter hit in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series to clinch the World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The home run is one of the most iconic moments in baseball history.
Years later, it is still considered a legendary moment in the history of baseball.
On Monday, Carter stopped by MLB Network to discuss that moment and what it means to him.
The Blue Jays legend also talked about the new rules that MLB has put in place and how they might have affected him as a hitter.
"God was with me on that swing."
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Carter says it’s still hard for him to believe that he was able to hit such a clutch home run to win a World Series for the Blue Jays.
He also says when he watches the video and sees the pitch he hit, he’s in disbelief that he actually managed to keep it fair, recalling how many of the balls he hit down the left field line during his career ended up being foul balls.
Jake Peavy then chimed in and asked Carter about the pitch clock, which is a new rule that was implemented at the start of spring training this year.
Carter stated that he believes the pitch clock is more of a challenge to the pitcher than it is to the hitter.
Rickey Henderson was on second base when Carter hit his walk-off home run.
Carter believes that with the pitch clock involved, any pitcher in that situation would have been focusing on not letting Henderson steal third base, and that the pitch clock would have affected Mitch Williams more than it would have affected him.NEXT: Jose Berrios Has Posted Must-See Stats In 2023