The Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria ended baseball's regular season with a bang Wednesday night when he hit a screaming line drive a few feet over the short-left field wall at Tropicana Field. It clinched the Rays a playoff spot and sent the Boston Red Sox, fresh off a meltdown of a loss to the Baltimore Orioles, home after a September collapse.
Longoria's home run will remain an iconic image in Tampa Bay for years - and with good historical context as reason. Longoria belted only the second playoff-clinching walk-off home run in his team's final game of the regular season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The other player to do that? That, of course, would be the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson, who hit the Shot Heard 'Round the World against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951.
Here's video of the history: