Cubs win. You always wondered what that dogpile would look like on the field after a drought dating back to 1908, and Jamie Squire shows you. This is an ideal way for Cubs fans to celebrate their long-awaited title, and you can get a photo signed at the next Cubs Convention.
Rajai Davis ties it up. It was not enough to bring the Indians their first championship since 1948, but the eighth-inning homer off Aroldis Chapman in Game 7 of the World Series at Progressive Field will always be a moment to remember for Indians fans. Photo by Gregory Shamus.
Clayton Kershaw delivers. It was the first inning of the best postseason performance to date by the Dodgers’ ace, and Ron Vesely caught him in classic motion, personifying the dominance as arguably the game’s best pitcher. Kershaw went seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers evened up the National League Championship Series with the Cubs at one game apiece. If only batters could see the grip like you can.
Thor poster, anyone? Here’s a pretty strong holiday gift idea for Mets fans. Jim McIsaac captured Noah Syndergaard during the NL Wild Card Game against the Giants. Syndergaard held the Giants to two hits and struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings of a classic duel with Madison Bumgarner, but closer Jeurys Familia gave up the three-run homer that ended New York’s season.
Conor Gillaspie’s homer. The Giants’ streak of winning World Series titles in even-numbered years ended in 2016, but their journeyman third baseman did his part to keep it going. Starting in place of Eduardo Nunez, who had a hamstring injury, Gillaspie hit the three-run homer that provided all the scoring to advance the Giants to the NL Division Series. Elsa Garrison caught the moment perfectly.
Edwin Encarnacion in the 11th. After the Blue Jays and Orioles battled to earn American League Wild Card berths with identical 89-73 records, they played one of the best Wild Card Games to date, and it all ended in Toronto when Encarnacion hit a three-run walk-off homer off Ubaldo Jimenez. Photo by Vaughn Ridley.
A Bryce Harper action shot. It wasn’t an NL MVP-type of season for Harper this time, but he nevertheless led the Nationals to another NL East title and before their decisive Game 5 loss to the Dodgers. Rob Leiter has this and many more Nats pics in the MLB Photostore.
Darren O’Day does his part. This photo by Tom Szczerbowski shows the way it was supposed to work for Baltimore, with setup man O’Day completing a 1-2-3 10th inning as Kevin Pillar lined out to center. Alas, the Orioles’ reliable formula never was completed, as closer Zach Britton was wasted in the bullpen while Encarnacion won it.
Rangers’ bubble burst. Jon Blacker photographed Jeremy Jeffress walking off the field after being removed in the sixth inning of Game 3 in the ALDS against Toronto. The Rangers exited the postseason a few innings later, despite having the AL’s best regular-season record, as the Blue Jays swept them.
David Ortiz says goodbye. Before his final game, Big Papi spent a moment in reflective solitude in the Red Sox dugout, and Rob Tringali submitted it to the MLB Photostore. Search for Ortiz and you can find plenty of great images for those looking to commemorate a legend.
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Source: Mets News / MLB Photostore captures season’s best moments