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Ryan Zimmerman is Mr. Walk-Off (and the numbers to prove it)

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Ryan Zimmerman doesn’t hit a ton of home runs. He has 189 for his career through age 30, which is good for 35th-most among active hitters and is tied for 345th-most all time.

But he sure makes them count. Zimmerman hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning last night to beat the Yankees and closer Andrew Miller, who hadn’t allowed a run this season.

And then, as has become the Nationals’ tradition, he got a bottle of chocolate syrup squeezed onto his head by Max Scherzer.

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It was the 10th walk-off homer of Zimmerman’s career, which ties for him 10th in baseball history (via MLB.com and SI.com):

Jim Thome 13
Babe Ruth 12
Jimmie Foxx 12
Mickey Mantle 12
Stan Musial 12
Frank Robinson 12
David Ortiz 11
Albert Pujols 11
Tony Perez 11
RYAN ZIMMERMAN 10
Eight Others 10

There are only nine players in MLB history with more walk-off homers than Zimmerman and all nine of them have at least 379 career homers. He has 189.

Suffice it to say that Zimmerman has earned his “Mr. Walk-Off” nickname.

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