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Quotable: Usain Bolt Is So Fast He Helped Inspire a Phillies Walkoff Victory

Aug 12, 2012, 10:42 PM EDT

Juan Pierre legged out a walk-off infield single on Sunday afternoon to give the Phillies a wild 8-7 extra innings victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. [watch video of Pierre's speedy hit here]
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Juan Pierre legged out a walk-off infield single on Sunday afternoon to give the Phillies a wild 8-7 extra innings victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

[watch video of Pierre's speedy hit here]

After setting down after the celebration, Pierre told reporters he was inspired by the fastest man on the planet, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt. From beat writer Ryan Lawrence’s Sulia:

“I was a little excited. I got inspired watching Usain Bolt last night. Had a chance to go through the finish line there at first base and just got excited there playing a kid’s game. No matter where you are in the standings, to win a big league game is always special and I never want to take that for granted. My errant throw today led to a big inning, and to be able to, not make up for it, but to be in a position to help the team win is pretty cool.”

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