The New York Yankees, as we have said many times in this space, have a flair for the dramatic.
No lead against them is safe when they are playing at home.
They are relentless, have a good offense, and the backing of some of the most passionate fans in the sport.
On Thursday night, they earned yet another walk-off win, against the Boston Red Sox, thanks to a single by Josh Donaldson.
At the moment, their 16 walk-off wins are the second-most in franchise history, just behind the 17 they earned in 1943.
They won the World Series that year, in case you were wondering.
In fact, it could be the beginning of a fun trend.
“Most walk-off wins in a season in Yankees history 1943: 17*; 2022: 16; 2009: 15*. *Won World Series,” MLB writer/analyst Jason Catania tweeted.
Most walk-off wins in a season in Yankees history
*Won World Series https://t.co/nmqrKcDNWj
— Jason Catania (@JayCat11) September 23, 2022
Can The Yankees Work Their Magic In The Playoffs?
The year in which the Yankees had their third-most walk-off wins, 2009, they also won the Fall Classic.
This statistical oddity may mean nothing for the neutral observer: just because the team won it all in the two seasons with a similar number of walk-off victories doesn’t necessarily mean they will do it in 2022.
However, for a hungry fan base looking for glory and something to hold on to, it means the world.
The Yankees may not be in the same league as the Los Angeles Dodgers (no one is, to be honest), but postseason series are short and may be filled with randomness, so everybody has at least a fighting chance.
The Yankees are a good baseball team, otherwise they wouldn’t be leading the AL East by 7.5 games.
Will they take their walk-off magic with them to October?
The baseball world is eager to find out.