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Old 07-23-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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My most memorable game was Baltimore Orioles vs NY Yankees, 09 August, 1957, in Baltimore's long-gone Memorial Stadium.

O's won 4-3 on the strength of Bob Nieman's bases loaded double in the bottom of the 6th, off of legendary Whitey Ford, who got the loss. Bob Nieman was one of those huge, hulking guys, a slow runner, and he was tagged out, standing straight up and coming to a halt as he huffed and puffed his way towards second base, but the 3 runs had already scored. In the 4th inning Neiman also had a solo HR, thus he had all 4 RBIs off of Whitey Ford.

It was my first MLB game and it was awesome, with 27,000 in attendance. I was 9 years old.

I got to see Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Tony Kubek, Elston Howard, Enos Slaughter, Moose Skowron, Hank Bauer, Casey Stengel, Paul Richards, Gus Triandos, Willie Miranda, Bob Boyd, and many more.

After the game my father and I plus a bunch of his pals went out for crabcakes and beer, getting home very late.

The entire game was played in just 2:07.
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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Game 6 of the 1986 Mets and Astros playoffs. . . Billy Hatcher came up to bat with the tie or winning run on base, Keith Hernandez goes to the mound and warns Orosco that he better not throw him a fast ball otherwise he was going to kick his arse, lol. . .Mets win after a 5 and a half hour 15 or 16 inning game score 7 to 6 . . . .Simply Amazin’
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:23 AM
 
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Game 7 of the 2001 WS.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Game 5 of the 1969 World Series. I was taking an impatient ride on the school bus home. Ran into the house, flipped on the TV, and the picture came in just as Cleon Jones was clutching that baseball for the final out. The thoroughly unbelievable became reality--the Amazin' Mets as World Champions! That was a memory I shall carry with me for the rest of my life.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Labor Day weekend 1990, Toronto at Cleveland, Municipal Stadium.

Innings 1-3: Everyone is watching the game and rooting for the Indians as usual ("as usual" meaning with some detachment; the Indians were pretty mediocre, and the season was starting to wind down).

Innings 4-6: The Blue Angels begin their performance at the Cleveland Air Show, going on next door at the Burke Lakefront Airport; some of their maneuvers bring them right over the stadium. The outfielders are looking up at the planes instead of toward the plate. The crowd is oohing and ahhing at the Blue Angels.

Innings 7-9: Blue Angels are done; the crowd suddenly realizes that Dave Stieb of Toronto has a no-hitter going. Crowd begins to root for Stieb instead of for the Tribe. Stieb does get his no-hitter; Cleveland loses, 3-0.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Innings 4-6: The Blue Angels begin their performance at the Cleveland Air Show, going on next door at the Burke Lakefront Airport; some of their maneuvers bring them right over the stadium. The outfielders are looking up at the planes instead of toward the plate. The crowd is oohing and ahhing at the Blue Angels.
That's interesting. Imagine if Steib would have lost the no-hitter on an OFer got a late jump on a ball because he was distracted by the Blue Angels
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The 'Jack Morris game'. Game 7, 1991 WS

ESPN.com - ESPN 25 - 100: Twins win epic Game 7 duel with Braves
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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I have two...Game one of the ALDS in 05. We blew Boston out of the water, but that is my first and only playoff experience live to date, so it stands out.

The other is for infamous reasons. I was at the game where a WhiteSox fan attacked the first base umpire (who turned out to be an ex-marine, and he put his attacker to the ground in a snap). There were about 3 other incidents of people running on the field before that clown, a real bad day for sox fans. I am glad we havent had any incidents the last ~5 years
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I was at Randy Johnson's 300th win.

I lived in DC at the time and went and stood in the rain the day before which was a rain out.

Boxscore

Johnson didn't pitch spectacularly. 6 Innings, 2K's, 2 runs given up.

There were some exciting plays
Randy Johnson making a diving throw on a ball hit back to him.
Great play by Emmanuel Burris to start a double play.
Brian Wilson striking out Adam Dunn with the bases loaded on a very questionable pitch.
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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April 11, 1993. Colorado Rockies home opener against the Montreal Expos. Columbia records recording artist Dan Fogelberg sung the national anthem. In the bottom of the first, Eric Young led off the bottom of the first with a home run. The Rockies beat the Montreal Expos 11-4. The announced crowd at Mile High Stadium (Coors Field came along a couple years later) was 80,227. It was a great, great day!

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