Tony Cingrani

Corey Seager plays hero in Dodgers' 5-4 walk-off win against the Reds

Corey Seager plays hero in Dodgers' 5-4 walk-off win against the Reds

Corey Seager joined his first baseball league in 1997. He was three. Across a stretch of 20 years — from the Little League fields of North Carolina to showcase events for Perfect Game, from the Midwest League to the California League to the Southern League, from the minors to the majors, from the playoffs to the All-Star Game — he swore he never had a walk-off hit.

It is reasonable to assume that on almost all of those teams, at almost every level, Seager was the best player among the group. Yet he claimed he had never experienced the sensation of teammates mobbing him on the bases, of getting drenched by a water cooler, of feeling responsible for a hit to end it. If Seager can be...

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