Throwback Thursday: Giles’ Walk-Off Grand Slam

Each Thursday from now until the start of the season, we will post a “throwback” video from the pirates.com archives.

The Pirates faced off with the Houston Astros on Saturday, July 28th, 2001. Vinny Castilla‘s three home runs carried the ‘Stros, and they went into the bottom of the ninth with an 8-2 lead. However, the Battlin’ Bucs stormed back for seven runs, including four off the bat of Brian Giles. Giles deposited a walk-off grand slam into the right field stands off Billy Wagner to give the Pirates an exhilarating 9-8 victory:

11 days until Opening Day.

Go Bucs

Previous Editions:
Stanley Cup Visits PNC Park
Ward Meets the Wall
Cordova, Rincon No-Hit Houston
Giles Climbs the Wall
Cutch’s Three-Homer Night

Bucs Turn a Triple Play in Cincy
Kendall Leaps to Score
Mackowiak’s Walk-Off Grand Slam
Mesa’s 300th Save

Jack Flash’s Slick Double Play


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