Saucier from Pensacola part of the Philadelphia Phillies World Meet

The greatest moment in baseball’s career was played by Kevin Saussure of Pensacola, a belated celebration.

Horses need to pass.

Yes, this has already happened.

Saucier was in the Philadelphia Phillies Bullpen, relaxed in case he was needed, when fellow Phillies loyal Tug McGraw scored the final in Game 6 of the 1980 World Championships at the team’s former Veterans Field. McGraw had just handed the first World Championship in Phillies history.

Pandemonium ensued.

“Knowing how crazy those Velez fans are, you had all these horses with the police and saw them all coming,” Saussure, a 1974 graduate of Escambia High School, said, laughing at the memory. We’re in the mall, we had to wait for the police horses to go to the square before we could get out.”