Lawless was the unlikely hero of Game Four of the 1987 World Series. With the Twins
and Cardinals tied 1-1 in the fourth inning, he hit a three-run homer off Frank Viola
as the Cardinals went on to win 7-2. The speedy utility man was playing only because
third baseman Terry Pendleton's rib injury hindered his righthanded hitting. Lawless
had had only two hits in 25 at-bats the entire season (.080), and at that point in
his career he had one HR in 215 at-bats and hadn't homered in the last three years.
»October 21, 1987: With the help of a 3-run home run by the unlikely Tom Lawless -- 2 hits all season -- St. Louis wins 7–2 to even the World Series. The Cards score six in the 4th inning.
»May 10, 1989: Mark Langston no-hits Toronto for eight innings before Tom Lawless singles and the Blue Jays rally for three runs to beat Seattle 3–2. It is the 3rd time this season that the Blue Jays have broken up a no-hit bid in the 9th inning.