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Favorite World Series Memory

Posted on: October 26, 2008 2:27 am
 

As I was waiting and watching the game between the Phillies and the Rays tonight I started to think about what my favorite World Series memory is. I'm only 22 years old so as a Royals Fan I can't say the '85 Series because I wasn't even born yet. I came to the conclusion that my favorite and most memorable World Series memory for me was back in the 2001 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees game 7 when Luis Gonzalez hit that blooper off Mariano Rivera for the walk-off win, that was the best series I have personally ever witnessed.

What was your Favorite World Series Memory?

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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2009 9:26 pm
 

Favorite World Series Memory

It was Bill Mazeroski home run in the 1961 WS game between Pittsburgh and the Yankees.  I am not a Pittsburgh or Yankee fan but that was the most exciting WS game I have ever seen.



Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2008 10:32 pm
 

Favorite World Series Memory

a little slow to finding this awesome blog, but felt I had to share my fave.  I'm an old guy, Padres fan since they were AAA in the Pacific Coast League.  Pads make it to the World Series and get tore up by Detroit.  In one of the last games, and forgive me my memory, I don't remember any of the details except this has to be one of the all-time favorite baseball bloopers of baseball fans around the world.  The Pads were getting a bum game from the Ump behind the plate.  I mean, he might as well have been wearing a Tigers uniform.  So, the catcher comes out to confere with the pitcher then goes back and takes a knee behind the plate as the batter steps up.  As the pitcher winds up, the catcher scoots up the first base line for a pitch out.  But, the pitcher <later alleges that he> doesn't get the signal and throws a 98mph fastball right down the pipe.  The ump sees this monster coming at him like a freight train, but is frozen like a deer in headlights.  Ball hits the ump square in 'Nads.  Got give him credit, he got up quickly and wandered down the third baseline while the catcher stood around behind the plate inspecting the ball he retrieved.  Got to add that the Padre bench were all looking out to right field like they were observing fine art.   But the Tiger dugout was in total uproar.  They were ALL laughing so hard they couldn't hardly stand up.  Got say, that ump earned his pay that night.  The Padres only claim to fame in the World Series was to SERIOUSLY rack the home plate Umpire!



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2008 8:26 am
 

Favorite World Series Memory

I know this wasn't a WS, but it led to a historical WS...

When the Red Sox came back after being down 3 games to none to beat the Yankees in game 7 of the 2004 ALCS.  Now I am not a fan of either team but it was a classic moment that will be engraved in my mind forever simply because it had never been done and the teams who were involved.  Great moment, unforgettable.




Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2008 4:50 pm
 

Favorite World Series Memory

In St.Louis 2004 I got hit in the nuts by a David Ortiz foul ball and all the girls stould there and laughed and watched me cry like a little girl




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Posted on: October 30, 2008 3:38 pm
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Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2008 5:42 pm
 

Favorite World Series Memory

The Gibson homer was in 89, but otherwise good thoughts.

Mine would be Scott Podsednik's walk-off homer in Game 2 of 2005. Never before had someone go homerless for the entire season and hit a walk-off in the Series. Also, since I am nowhere near 88 years old, it was just great to see the ChiSox win the big one.




Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2008 7:27 am
 

Favorite World Series Memory

Nice idea for a blog, cffighter.

I'm more than twice your age, so I have alot of them.  Since Lazer already covered the 1985 series and the Kirk Gibson homer, both among my favorites, I guess my first memory is still my other favorite.  It was Carlton Fisk's homer off the foul pole in game 6 of the 1975 series.  That game was in extra innings and had gone back and forth all night.   The Reds beat the Red Sox the following game to take the series, but I was pulling for the Red Sox in that game and it was one exciting finish.

Keep up the good work!




Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2008 7:02 pm
 

Favorite World Series Memory

Welcome to bloggerdom, cffighter.  Nice idea during the World Series season.

Mine was the pinch hit home run by the gimpy Kirk Gibson in game one of the world series between the Dodgers and the A's.  I forgot what year it happened but it was in the 90s sometime.  Gibby had ligament damage in both knees and it was his only appearance in the world series and he hit it against the premeir relief pitcher at the time, Dennis Eckersley.  It was two outs in the ninth and the Dodgers were behind by a run or two.  There were two runners on and Gibson was down to his last strike.  It was the most astonishing home runs I've ever seen.  I've always hated the Oakland A's which made it all sweeter.

I do remember the Royals 85 world series.  I guess my two favorite memories was Dane Iorg's 2 out, two run, walk-off single in game 6 to force it to game 7.  Then in game 7, the meltdown by the Cardinals, and when Darryl Motley caught the 27th out in the game. 

 



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