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Old 11-04-2016, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Another memorable game for me was July 24th, 1988. The Giants were in St. Louis playing a nothing special game. Will Clark had reached first and the next batter, Candy Maldonado, hit a bouncer to Ozzie Smith at short. Smith flipped it to Jose Oquendo but before he could even start to make the turn for the double play, Clark was on him with a perfectly clean slide which caused Oquendo to have to hop backwards and hold onto the ball.

As Clark was getting to his feet, Oquendo gave him a little slap to the back of his helmet. Clark took this as an assault and came up swinging. While he was going at Oquendo, Smith sucker punched him from behind. Then two more Cardinals arrived and now it is four on one, with Clark getting pummeled on all sides.

Then from the right hand upper corner of the screen, Candy Maldonado comes flying into the pile, landing on the Card players and making it a bit more even. After that it was full rosters rushing out and getting into the fray. The umps just about had it finally broken up when Ozzie Smith and Bob Brenly got into it, restarting the combat. It was Willie Magee who managed to grab and restrain Smith which put the matter to rest for good.

It remains my favorite baseball fight.
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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November 2nd and 3rd, 2016. Some 25 years after my first game at Wrigley Field...
Make that 35 years. When you're a long-suffering Cubs fan, it's all a blur. Alas, I shall suffer no more. Well, at least not as much.

I still remember watching Sutcliffe launch that home run in game 1 of the 1984 NLCS in my 5th grade classroom...
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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In person-- seeing Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout game.
On TV - the 7th game of last year's WS of course.

Go Cubs!!!! We are loaded again...and will be for a long time!!!!
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Suburbia
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In person-- seeing Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout game.
On TV - the 7th game of last year's WS of course.

Go Cubs!!!! We are loaded again...and will be for a long time!!!!
Earlier in the thread I mentioned that my most memorable was the 2007 Indians "Bug Game" against the Yankees, but I just wanted to add that last year's WS was a good series. Congrats!

Shall we meet again?

Go TRIBE!
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Suburbia
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My second most memorable game was one that I saw was in August 1993 at old Municipal Stadium with my soon to be wife. It was a 22 inning game against MINN. She wasn't a baseball fan at that time and we stayed for the entire 22 innings. Cleveland ended up losing that game. It's amazing that she is a fan now and is willing to go to games after that one!
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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Earlier in the thread I mentioned that my most memorable was the 2007 Indians "Bug Game" against the Yankees, but I just wanted to add that last year's WS was a good series. Congrats!

Shall we meet again?

Go TRIBE!
It should be another great year for both.
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Phillies 23 Cubs 22 - May 17th, 1979:


May 17, 1979 Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs Box Score and Play by Play | Baseball-Reference.com
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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hahaha I remember that well. Very dark days to be a Cub fan.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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hahaha I remember that well. Very dark days to be a Cub fan.
Heck, the Phillies blew a 17-6 lead ... Could have been thee black mark on a season where they were expected to go deep into October.
Congratulations on your team ending the streak!
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Most memorable for me was Game 7 of the 1991 World Series: Atlanta Braves at Minnesota Twins. The game was scoreless after 9 innings. The Twins scored one run in the top of the 10th. Then decided to stay with their starter Jack Morris instead of using a relief pitcher. With help from a double play by the Twins infield, he was able to complete the 10 inning shutout to give the Twins their second World Series title.
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