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Top 10 Pirates Postseason Moments: #9 - Mike LaValliere comes in clutch to secure Game 4 of 1991 NLCS

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“And a hit and the Pirates take the lead! LaValliere on 0-2, drives home a run!”

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With October winding down and postseason baseball heating up, we figured that it would be fun to craft a list of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top 10 postseason moments of all-time.

This is an opportunity to bring back some nostalgia and spread some positivity as we tune into the World Series.

Coming in at No. 9 on our list...

The Pirates are trailing two games to one to the Atlanta Braves in the 1991 NLCS.

In a 2-2 tie, the game goes to extra innings and runners are on first and second with pinch hitter Mike LaValliere at the plate.

LaValliere, who played in Pittsburgh from 1987-93, came up with a huge hit on two strikes and two outs to score Andy Van Slyke, who ended up as the winning run in a 3-2 victory to even the series at two games apiece.

The Pirates would go on to fall to the Braves in seven games, but had the Pirates advanced to the World Series, this moment would likely be higher on this list.