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SEC Storied: The Walk Off

104 days ago
SEC Network

"The Walk Off" looks at former LSU baseball player Warren Morris' championship-winning home run in the 1996 College World Series.

More than 20 years ago, he became the only man ever to hit a walk-off home run to end the College World Series -- and it was his only home run of the season. Warren Morris, just recovering from a broken bone in his right hand, could barely swing a bat. Still, legendary LSU coach Skip Bertman inserted him into the lineup in the title game of the College World Series against the University of Miami.

It was an era in which home runs flew out of college ball parks at a record pace. But on this day, a terrific wind blowing in from left field had not allowed a single ball to leave the yard. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, LSU down by one and a man on base, one of the smallest players on either roster stepped up, his team in need of a big hit. Morris delivered arguably the biggest moment in college baseball history. The film is directed by Kenan K. Holley, a two-time Emmy winner and director of ESPN Films documentaries "Dominique Belongs to Us," "40 Minutes of Hell" and "Redemption Song."