Jim Leyritz is mobbed by his teammates after his walk-off home run gave the Yankees a 2-0 series lead.
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LDS Game 2

Oct. 4, 1995 -- Yankees 7, Mariners 5 (15): After waiting 18 years for a postseason, Seattle was nearly eliminated before the checks had even cleared for their AL West Champions series T-shirts. Seattle lost Game 1 in New York despite two homers by Ken Griffey Jr., then lost a Game 2 heartbreaker when they squandered another Griffey homer, blew a lead in the 12th and lost on Jim Leyritz's homer in the 15th. (The 15th inning!) It was one of baseball's great postseason games but what I remember most is Yankees fans pelting Jay Buhner with garbage and trying to steal the TV monitors in the auxiliary press box. Ahhh, but M's fans got sweet revenge in the Kingdome. …
-- Jim Caple