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pr_capone
03-22-2009, 11:02 PM
I remember the 1992 NLCS game between the Braves and the Pirates like it was yesterday.

Video Link To The Play (http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200808043251567&c_id=atl)


The most famous moment of Bream's career came in Game 7 of the 1992 National League Championship Series. Bream was the Atlanta first baseman, and the Braves were playing his old team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the NLCS.

The Pirates carried a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning under the pitching of their ace, Doug Drabek, needing just three outs to make the World Series. However, Drabek gave up a leadoff double to Terry Pendleton, then allowed another runner (David Justice) on an infield error by second baseman Jose Lind. After Drabek walked Bream to load the bases, Pirates manager Jim Leyland pulled him out of the game. Reliever Stan Belinda replaced him on the mound, and managed to get two outs, despite giving up a run on a sacrifice fly by Ron Gant. Then, Braves third-string catcher Francisco Cabrera belted a single to left field, and Justice scored easily to tie the game. Pirates left fielder and eventual National League MVP Barry Bonds fielded the ball as Bream (known as a slow runner, possibly one of the slowest in baseball) plodded around the bases toward home plate. Bonds' throw arrived first, but it was slightly offline towards the first-base line. As soon as catcher Mike LaValliere received the ball, he desperately lunged toward the plate to tag Bream out, but Bream was able to slide just underneath the tag to score the winning run and send the Braves to the World Series for the second consecutive year.

cdcox
03-22-2009, 11:07 PM
Melt down of Cards (spanning the rest of game 6 and all of game 7) after Denkinger's blown call.

DJ's left nut
03-22-2009, 11:09 PM
Adam Wainwright freezing Carlos Beltran in game 7 of the 2006 NLCS with an 0-2 curveball sent by God.

Ted Williams couldn't have hit that pitch with a tennis racket.

DeezNutz
03-22-2009, 11:10 PM
I was there on June 2, 1999 when Ken Harvey went 3-4 and drove in 5 in a 12-7 loss.

It was fucking nails. It was a Tuesday, and, luckily, I didn't spill anything on my Jose Offerman t-shirt that I received for being one of only 7,000 in attendance.

Demonpenz
03-22-2009, 11:11 PM
Ken harvey getting drilled in the back with a throw from the outfield, Ken harvey punching grimsley in the face when trying to throw home, Ken harvey falling over the tarp.

88TG88
03-22-2009, 11:11 PM
Steve Finley's grand slam that give the Dodgers the division crown over the gnats.

doomy3
03-22-2009, 11:16 PM
I was at George Brett's final game. It was awesome, something I will never forget. He had a nice game, and rode around the field and then kissed the plate. Brett was Royals' baseball.

DeezNutz
03-22-2009, 11:17 PM
Ken harvey getting drilled in the back with a throw from the outfield, Ken harvey punching grimsley in the face when trying to throw home, Ken harvey falling over the tarp.

I don't remember the Grimsley one. The other two are permanently etched in my memory.

And that worthless fuck was our lone all-star one year.

Demonpenz
03-22-2009, 11:18 PM
I was at George Brett's final game. It was awesome, something I will never forget. He had a nice game, and rode around the field and then kissed the plate. Brett was Royals' baseball.

then he went on the jumbotron to shit his pants for the fans

Demonpenz
03-22-2009, 11:19 PM
he Royals' 5-3 loss to Boston on Sunday was painful not because it was the deciding game in a three-game series with an AL East pennant contender, or because it kept the Royals in double digits in the games-behind column of the AL Central standings.
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No, the real pain of Kansas City's setback was seen on the faces of top hitter Ken Harvey and setup man Jason Grimsley as they tried to rise from the field following their bizarre sixth-inning collision near first base.

"We lose our top hitter and our best reliever on one play," said catcher Kelly Stinnett, who was left waiting at the plate for a throw that never came. "That's tough to recover from."

In a play that was a strange mix between Keystone Kops and a Vince McMahon production, Harvey and Grimsley lost a chance for a possible inning-ending double play that might have preserved a 3-1 Royals' lead.

With the bases loaded and one out, Harvey was charging Cesar Crespo's slow bouncer to first with the idea of throwing home. Reliever Grimsley was charging to first with the idea of taking a possible double-play relay from Stinnett.

They never saw each other. Not even when Harvey's throwing arm hit Grimsley flush on the jaw. Both went down for the 10-count, and Boston went on to post a five-run inning.

It was, Royals manager Tony Pena said, one of the strangest plays he'd ever seen.

"But I've seen so many strange things this year, I don't know what else we'll see," he said.

The good news for the Royals is that nothing strange showed up when Grimsley and Harvey were taken to St. Luke's Hospital for X- rays. Harvey has a bruised right forearm, and Grimsley bruised his left forearm and right jaw. Both are day-to-day.

When they departed, Jaime Cerda came in from the bullpen still facing a bases-loaded, one-out situation.

His luck wasn't any better than that of Grimsley, who faced three batters and gave up a four-pitch walk, an RBI single to pinch hitter David Ortiz and the run-scoring fielder's choice when his jaw stopped Harvey's throw.

Pokey Reese's bloop single to right tied the game at 3-all before Johnny Damon's third double of the day, this one a two-run shot down the right-field line, gave the Red Sox their 5-3 lead.

"Nothing went right that inning, and that was the ballgame," said Cerda, who in allowing all three inherited runners to score snapped a streak of stranding 18 of the last 19 runners he inherited.

"I was ready to come in, but I didn't get it done," Cerda said. "The ball Pokey hit was a pretty good pitch, out of the zone, but he reached out and flared it to right. That's what big-league hitters do."

The five-run, three-hit Boston sixth was helped along by four walks --- two by Royals starter Chris George, who experienced a dramatic turn of fortune in his final inning.

George, making only his second big-league appearance this year, was sitting on a 3-0 lead --- the result of Mike Sweeney's two-run homer in the first and a scratch run in the third --- after striking out four of six Red Sox in the second and third innings. But his control faded in the fateful sixth when he walked two of the first three Boston hitters.

"Even though I walked those first two guys, I still thought I was making good pitches," George said. "But the big difference between pitching in Triple-A and up here is the hitters' eyes. They lay off close pitches here. My hat's off to the Red Sox. I wish the sixth inning had gone different, but otherwise I thought I did a good job."
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Delano
03-22-2009, 11:20 PM
The play that led Jack Buck to utter, "and we'll see you tomorrow night!"

Puckett's home run off Leibrandt in game six of the '91 series. The play made my favorite baseball game of all time possible; Jack Morris' ten inning shutout in game seven.

doomy3
03-22-2009, 11:20 PM
ROFLROFL

I remember that. Awesome.

DeezNutz
03-22-2009, 11:42 PM
I'm surprised that Grimsley's HGH laden face didn't break that ****er's arm.

MadMax
03-23-2009, 12:40 AM
I remember the 1992 NLCS game between the Braves and the Pirates like it was yesterday.

Video Link To The Play (http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200808043251567&c_id=atl)


Brett's 3 run home run off Goose Gossage to send us into the World Series. My memory is a lil fuzzy but I believe it was game 7 in the playoffs and the Yanks had dicked us like 3 years in a row in game 7. Also sweet Brett moment against the A's Billy Martin had the pitcher throw 3 pitches way outside as if to intentionally walk brett, then come back with a fastball over the plate which George yanked out of the park :) I have lot's of good memories from those years and wish I could remember exact dates but alas I've been drinking again so sorry I can't articulate as well as I'd like. Like Denny Mathews said, you don't tug on superman's cape, ya don't spit in the wind and ya don't pull the mask off the lone lone ranger and you do not pitch to the hottest hitter in baseball. Sorry just an o;d guy getting excited for some Royals baseball after years of apathy.

Kyle DeLexus
03-23-2009, 01:11 AM
Ken harvey getting drilled in the back with a throw from the outfield, Ken harvey punching grimsley in the face when trying to throw home, Ken harvey falling over the tarp.

From what I'm guessing you go to a few Royals games, you should let me know when your going to one sometime and I'll buy you a beer or something. I gotta owe you at least that from the enjoyment and sometimes laughter I get reading your posts.

Ultra Peanut
03-23-2009, 01:19 AM
Tuffy Rhodes hitting 3 HR on opening day.

The Netherlands beating the Dominican Republic. Twice.

'Hamas' Jenkins
03-23-2009, 01:25 AM
"0-1 to Pujols...IN THE AIR LEFT FIELD AND PUJOLS HAS GIVEN ST. LOUIS THE LEAD!! A dramatic, towering, 3 run shot!"

Wainwright breaking his dick off in Beltran

Wainwright breaking his dick off in Brandon Inge

Edmonds pumping one into the 9th deck in the 12th inning of game 6 of the LCS in 2004

Yadi Molina fisting the Shea faithful in the top of the 9th.

Rolen telling Clemens, "Look at this. Look at how stupid you are", roping a double in Game 7.

Jeff Suppan, the clutchest motherfucker there ever was.

Kyle DeLexus
03-23-2009, 01:35 AM
After Vaughn held the tie game by striking out Haywood, Taylor called his shot(fake) then layed down a bunt and beat it out with great effort. This allowed Hayes to score all the way from second on the bunt(great speed) and the Indians win.

pr_capone
03-23-2009, 01:39 AM
After Vaughn held the tie game by striking out Haywood, Taylor called his shot(fake) then layed down a bunt and beat it out with great effort. This allowed Hayes to score all the way from second on the bunt(great speed) and the Indians win.

Ya know.. I was amazed to see how much Hayes had changed from one season to the next.

It was like he was a different person.

Kyle DeLexus
03-23-2009, 01:42 AM
Blew my mind! One year he's getting his bed taken outside and has to impress with his sprint speed to get on the team, then the next he's Mr. Big shot. Same with Vaughn.

pr_capone
03-23-2009, 01:47 AM
Well... with Vaughn, at least the crowd let him hear it. I never heard the crowd turn on Hayes.

I think Tanaka was seriously under rated as an outfielder. Decent arm but was willing to give up the body for the catch every single time.

Kyle DeLexus
03-23-2009, 01:55 AM
You know I agree 100% with what you said there. They were used to seeing Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn and let him know it. Hayes they never got that side, they always saw a fast, cocky kid with an attitude. Then he showed up with the long ball and I'm sure the crowds loved that.

Tanaka was everything you'd want from a player on your team. Team first attitude and a great motivator that wouldn't hesitate to say you lost your balls.

It's always great to talk Major League Baseball, but I didn't mean to hijack your serious thread. I haven't been a major baseball fan long enough to have a great memory yet, the best I could come up with was ARod's 499th HR then his attempt at 500 at the K. Everyone was booing him all game until after 499 and then on his last at bat the entire stadium was on their feet cheering louder than I have ever heard. It was pretty cool, then he didn't hit a HR and the entire place booed him.

Sully
03-23-2009, 05:59 AM
Bo Jackson nailing Harold Reynolds at the plate.

Chief Chief
03-23-2009, 07:46 AM
Bo Jackson nailing Harold Reynolds at the plate.

This thread's about your favorite baseball moment, not your favorite ghey fantasy moment.

OnTheWarpath58
03-23-2009, 07:49 AM
Take your pick:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2j665pt.jpg


http://i39.tinypic.com/29zqxkz.jpg

Dartgod
03-23-2009, 08:23 AM
http://redbirdnation.blogspot.com/denkinger295x374.jpg

Jenson71
03-23-2009, 08:25 AM
Harry Carey talking about not finding a prize in his "Crackerjack"

RUSH
03-23-2009, 08:29 AM
Aaron Boone's walkoff homer vs. the Sox to win the pennant. Too bad we blew it against the Marlins.

WilliamTheIrish
03-23-2009, 08:37 AM
Tony Solaita hitting a 500 foot HR in Tiger Stadium. The ball hit about 20 feet below the spot where Reggie hit his in the ASG. A true "bomb".

Hal McRae whacking an Oakland fan with an umbrella after somebody poured beer on him in the OF in Sept of 76 as the boys were fighting for their first pennant.

Frank White beating the living shit out of a fastball while being the 1st 2b to bat cleanup in a WS since Jackie Robinson. That HR went into the bowels of Busch Stadium and was never found again.

Amos Otis hitting the 1st base bag wrong in his first AB in the 76 ALCS, causing him to miss the rest of the series. Changed everything.

Danny Jackson winning the two biggest games in Royals history. Both game 3 of the ALCS and Game 3 of the WS after we had dropped the first two of each series. No Danny J = no championship.

Katipan
03-23-2009, 08:40 AM
When Randy Johnson made the long walk as a relief pitcher in the bottom of the 9th to shut down the Yankees side after pitching 100+ pitches the previous night. When Womack tied it. When Gonzo blooped it. When Bell ran into his homosexual lover's arms at home plate. And everyone in the stands started making out to a scratched cocky version of Frank Sinatra's New York New York.

Twas glorious

Frazod
03-23-2009, 09:12 AM
Saberhagen watching the last out sail over his head while Brett crept up behind him in Game 7 of the '85 World Series. Too bad it was against the Cards, but oh well.

Tied for second is Wainwright's savage series-ending curves against Beltran and Inge. Even though the one against Inge won the World Series, I'd have to give the nod to the one against Beltran, since I hate that fucker so much and also because it was against the Mets, in New York, and it was so sweet to watch 50,000 arrogant New York assholes collectively choke on a dick.

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-23-2009, 09:21 AM
Melt down of Cards (spanning the rest of game 6 and all of game 7) after Denkinger's blown call.

This.

And before the Cards fan start yelling about it again they should remember... like they never seem to do... that Orta was thrown out trying to go from first to third on a single by the next hitter... Jim Sundberg I think it was... so Orta never scored... the bad call was erased... and the Cardinals melted down all on their own.

CHAMPIONSHIP!


:)

CoMoChief
03-23-2009, 09:32 AM
Well since I'm younger, the best memory I can think of is George Brett's final game.

I also enjoyed watching Luis Gonzalez punch that hit up the middle to defeat the Yanks in 2001 WS in game 7. This is where Randy Johnson came back in after one day starting to relief pitch. Great game.

oldandslow
03-23-2009, 09:34 AM
http://redbirdnation.blogspot.com/denkinger295x374.jpg

God, I hate Don Denkinger. Every time I see that play it makes me want to throw up....

Still 10 WS is 2nd only to the Yanks. Winning in 06 was doubly sweet because it was so unexpected.

Katipan
03-23-2009, 09:41 AM
I also enjoyed watching Luis Gonzalez punch that hit up the middle to defeat the Yanks in 2001 WS in game 7. This is where Randy Johnson came back in after one day starting to relief pitch. Great game.

I got to go to Games 6&7. Did the whole sidewalk slumber party for 26 hours for game 6 tickets. Still didn't know at that time if Byung Hole Kim was going to kill the series once and for all. Ended up swapping half of them for game 7 tickets when I saw some friends a few hours behind me in line.

One of the top ten experiences of my life. And I've had some fun for a chick.

Otter
03-23-2009, 09:42 AM
When David Cone was pitching in New York he always at the yearly Steeple Chase (horse race) and I talked to him quiet a bit. He's one of the coolest guys you'll ever meet. I was actually a Yankees Fan when he was pitching for them.

MIAdragon
03-23-2009, 09:45 AM
Adam Wainwright freezing Carlos Beltran in game 7 of the 2006 NLCS with an 0-2 curveball sent by God.

Ted Williams couldn't have hit that pitch with a tennis racket.

watch your mouth :cuss:

MIAdragon
03-23-2009, 10:11 AM
This is something I will tell my kids about over and over. I was crushed, we just got the shit kicked out of us all over the field. Now here we were bottom of the 8th elimination game, it was over. But still I watched, alone, dejected waiting for the inevitable. This is what I got.

Rivera allowed a lead-off walk to Kevin Millar, Dave Roberts pinch ran. Everyone knew what he was going to try and do next.

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Shit I thought he was out!?!? Some life still left!!!

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Mueller's single scored Roberts, giving MO the BS and the sending the game into extra innings, tied 4-4.

bottom 12. Manny led off with a single against, and Ortiz hit a two-run walk-off home run to right field. And this is about how I was at home.

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Dr. Facebook Fever
03-23-2009, 10:33 AM
God, I hate Don Denkinger. Every time I see that play it makes me want to throw up....

Still 10 WS is 2nd only to the Yanks. Winning in 06 was doubly sweet because it was so unexpected.

His foot isn't on the bag it appears....


ROFL

raybec 4
03-23-2009, 10:51 AM
Kirk Gibson's homer in the '88 series. That fucker could barely walk to the plate and took Eckersly's drunken ass downtown. Clutch.

BigRedChief
03-23-2009, 11:06 AM
Seeing my team win a World Series live and being able to share that experience together with my son.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=150794&highlight=world+championship+live

Dr. Facebook Fever
03-23-2009, 11:10 AM
Kirk Gibson's homer in the '88 series. That ****er could barely walk to the plate and took Eckersly's drunken ass downtown. Clutch.

That was sweet...

blaise
03-23-2009, 11:57 AM
The 2004 ALCS (games 4,5,6, & 7) Especially David Ortiz's walk off homer in Game 4. And Damon's Grand Slam in Game 7. After Damon hit that Grand Slam you could just see the horror in Yankee fans faces.

blaise
03-23-2009, 12:01 PM
One other one- I was at an Orioles game when Albert Belle hit 3 homers in a game. When he came up the next at bat the pitcher from the Angels hit him with a pitch. He stood there at the plate sort of yelling and pointing his bat at the plate. Ray Miller (the Orioles manager) came out and talked to him, the ump was talking to him, but Belle was just yelling at everyone. Finally he took the base. Come to find out, he tried to refuse the base. He was yelling that he wanted the count to be 1-0, and he would just stay there and bat. I'd never seen that before, I thought that was kind of cool.
And Cal Ripken had the game winning hit that day too.

CoMoChief
03-23-2009, 12:13 PM
FWIW, Mark McGwire's 62nd HR was one of my faves. Steroids are not, Him and Sammy Sosa saved baseball from a spectators standpoint.

Buck
03-23-2009, 12:18 PM
I have to say it was when the Padres beat the Braves in the 1998 NLCS.

I believe Steve Finley caught a pop-fly for the final out.

That was back when we had QULIVIO VERAS!