On this day 13 years ago, October 17, 2003, Aaron Boone sent shockwaves through the baseball universe when a blast off his bat into the left field seats at Yankee Stadium sent the Yankees to the World Series in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 7 of the ALCS.
Yankees fans, despite ultimately coming up short against the Marlins, cherish this as one of the team's most memorable moments.. A game-winning home run in a winner-take-all game against the Red Sox...it doesn't get much better than that.
Here's what fans watching at home saw just as Boone stepped up to the plate in the 11th:
Yankees fans will also recall hearing a somewhat unfamiliar voice on the radio making the final call. Charley Steiner, now a broadcaster with the Los Angeles Dodgers, was John Sterling's play-by-play partner after Michael Kay moved over the the YES Network. The home run came on the first pitch of the 11th inning and Steiner was mid-sentence when the ball went out. A fan mashed up the television and radio broadcasts: