A walk-off hit is arguably the most exciting play in baseball. There is a rush of excitement, the players storm the field to celebrate, the fans go home happy. The game also ends in an exclamation point. The Chicago White Sox had nine walk-off wins in 2021.
Each of them was unique in its own way. Some were hit by star players and others by unlikely heroes. The distance of these hits ranged from big to small. Some came at unexpected times from unexpected players while others were just plain weird.
The games ranged from high score affairs to pitcher duels. However, they all had one thing in common. They were exhilarating to watch. The White Sox tallied at least one walk-off win during every month of the season except October.
These wins spanned against seven different opponents and each one was hit by a different player. Only three of these walk-off wins came against teams with a winning record.
The Chicago White Sox had some very fun walk-off wins during the season.
Out of these nine walk-off wins, four were via a home run. One of the walk-offs came on a neutral site in Iowa, marking the first time in franchise history this has happened. Only one of the White Sox walk-off wins came in extra innings.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the best moments from the American League Central Division Champions season. Here is a ranking of all nine of the White Sox walk-off wins this season. Some factors include excitement level, memorability, how it happened, the game itself, the scope of the moment, and overall impact on the season.