hit a walk-off inside-the-park home run against the
in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday afternoon for a 6-5 victory, it was a rare feat.
Pagan's two-run shot to deep right-center field at AT&T Park is the first time a game has been won with an inside-the-park homer since June 11, 2004, according to STATS. Tampa Bay's Rey Sanchez performed the feat in the 10th inning of an 8-7 victory over -- you know it -- the Rockies.
The last Giants player to perform such heroics with a home run that didn't leave the field of play was Bill Terry on Aug. 24, 1931, to give the New York Giants a 2-1 victory over the
"I was thinking at least three," Pagan said of his homer. "I was watching the ball and it didn't bounce too far from [the outfielder]. I'm thinking three but looking at the coach. He gives me the OK and I'm going for it."
The Giants and San Francisco have been involved in two other rare inside-the-park homers.
The only walk-off inside-the-park grand slam in the majors was hit by Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente of the
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