Ur Most Exciting Moment in Baseball
November 14, 2006 9:38am CST
I have two exciting moments...the first was when Ted Williams hit a home run his last time at bat in Fenway Park. The second was the reaction of Carlton Fisk when he hit his home run in the 1975 World Series.
• United States
23 Nov 06
Mine was definitely when the Florida Marlins won the World Series in 1997 after only 4 years in existence. We were at my sister-in-law's house and everyone had gone to bed except myself and my husband's aunt (she was about 10 years old than I was at the time). She was from Ohio and I'm from Florida. The two of us watched the final game, each rooting for our own team (we were playing Cleveland). We got so excited at the end that we ended up waking everyone up to let them know the outcome. Not sure they appreciated it, but they missed all the excitement by going on to bed.
23 Nov 06
Great story.... I could feel the exhuberance vibrating way over here. At least you know how I felt with Pudge Fish hit that homerun....despite the fact The Sox didn't beat the Reds. Johnny Bench and company were just too good for us. I think it was the most exciting series up until the Red Sox tho down three games to none in the playoffs with the Yankees came back and won the next four and then went on to win the Series in four straight. It ended a drought of 82 years for the Sox.
24 Nov 06
I miss it....there is very little interest in the game....they have a "professional" league but I think they only have 6-8 teams. I haven't been to any games because there are none in the immediate area and I don't have a car anymore. I watched the play by play of the Boston series games but only written play by play on ESPN. Used to have games on NATO radio station here in Oeiras but since the American contingent has been reduced the radio station no longer exists.....boo hoo hoo.
19 Mar 07
I watched baseball few years ago because my brother liked baseball, I still remember the world series in 2004 when the boston red sox won 4 games in a row to beat the New york Yankees and won the title, it was the only team in baseball history which could have a comeback victory in a seris down 0-3.
20 Mar 07
That was an exciting serious. Everyone one of us Bosox fans after finding the team down 3 grams in the playoff series starting thinking about "next year", as we have done so often in the past 82 years. Up to that point the other World Series which was exciting was the 1975 Series which pitted Boston against the St. Lous Cardinals and Carlton Fisk's homerun that tied the series in the sixth game. The photo of him "pushing" the ball over the "green monster" in leftfield is a classic. Thanks for dropping by and your input.
23 Nov 06
I know that feeling....Ive been a Red Sox fan since before I was born....my mother was a fanatic and listened to all the games on a crystal set with my grandfather....each had an earphone. The Sox made it to the Series four times in my lifetime but only hit it big a couple of years ago. Thanks for response.
• United States
22 Mar 07
I'm getting into this convo WAY late. I go back a while. One of my early memories of baseball is watching Bill Mazeroski hit a HR over Yogi's head (in left field) to win the 1961 World Series for my beloved Pirates (saw that one on tv. Another one is watching Willie Stargell hit one over the second deck in right field & out of the stadium in old Forbes Field (saw that one live).
30 Mar 07
I have always been a Sox fan so never really knew too many players in the NL. I know the names of Mazeroski and of course Yogi. I was in Mexico City in 1961 so I didn't get to see the World Series. Having lived outside the US for more than half my life it makes it hard for me to follow baseball anymore. I was "lucky" that Saigon fell in 1975 because I had a chance to be home for that fabulous series....which we lost to the Reds in the 7th game. Oh well. Thanks for coming by and giving some input. PS: It's never too late to get in on a discussion....unless of course the best response has already gone.