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User currently offlineTrijetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1457 times:
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Whick one of the fall classics do you think was the best one ever?

2001 world series for me


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21675 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

As much as the eventual outcome just killed me, I'd have to say the 2001 Series as well. Definately the best in my lifetime.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

No way! 1986 HAS to be the greatest world series ever. Game six...man...that's some real baseball.

User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

My favorite has got to be the 1968 series....Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals.....St. Louis up, 3 games to 1....Tigers win final 3 games (Mickey Lolich won 2 of those 3) and the Tigers beat the great Bob Gibson in game 7.


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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Well, not being old enough to remember some of the great World Series of decades past, mine would have to be either Angels vs. Giants in 2002, or the Marlins vs. Indians in 1997. Although watching Hersheiser lose twice in that series was tough to see. But watching the Angels finally win one was awesome!


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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

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1979 Pitsburgh Pirates world champs

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/ws/yr1979ws.shtml

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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

1988 Dodgers vs. A's. Kirk Gibson's historic walk-off homer off Dennis Eckersley set the stage for what had to be the biggest Series upset in recent history.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

The 1975 series between the Sox and Reds was something that brought fans back to baseball. While most everyone remembers Fisk's homerun in Game 6, there were some other great moments:

Earlier in game 6, Bernie Carbo, pinch-hitting, I believe, fouled off pitch after pitch (looking pretty weak in doing so) and finally hit a three-run jack to straightaway center field to tie the game at 6-6.

In game 3 or 4 Ed Armbrister of the Reds interfered with Carlton Fisk after bunting, causing Fisk's throw to force a runner at second base to sail into center field. A huge argument ensued.

Luis Tiant (God, I love that guy) was just great throughout.

Logan


User currently offlineBoeingnut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Logan22L, you're right on about the '75 series.

If we're talking about game 6, how can we not mention Fred Lynn going full speed into the center field wall, and going down HARD. That play is one of the major reasons fields now have padded walls. Great game, one of the best ever, and my dad was there on the 3rd base line for it!


User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Logan 22L..absolutely..I watched that series from my home in California and
not only did it bring me back to baseball, it made me a Red Sox fan..and I didn't move to New England for another 8 years!


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User currently offlinePogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Quoting TrijetFan1 (Thread starter):
2001 world series for me

You've probably all heard this before but how can it be a world series when only the teams involved only come from two countries?



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User currently offlineTrijetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1399 times:
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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1387 times:

I'm surprised no on has mentioned the 1991 "Worst to First" Series between Minnesota and Atlanta. That one was pretty damn awesome.

Kudos also go to:

1975 Reds vs. Red Sox
2001 Yankees vs. Devil Rays


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Quoting CactusA319 (Reply 12):
I'm surprised no on has mentioned the 1991 "Worst to First" Series between Minnesota and Atlanta. That one was pretty damn awesome.

I was going to, but you beat me to it. The controversy over the "advantages" the Twins had at the Metrodome is still a bane of contention for Braves fans, especially in light of what the former head groundskeeper at the Metordome claimed in an interview a year or so ago.

The 1996 Series was a classic one too. It looked like the Braves had the Series in hand after Game 2, and the Jim Leyritz HR off of Mark Wohlers shifted the momentum and started the next generation of the Yankees dynasty.

While the 1995 Series is a great one for us Braves fans, it definitely doesn't rank up there among the best.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21675 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Quoting CactusA319 (Reply 12):
2001 Yankees vs. Devil Rays

I think you mean Yankees vs. Diamondbacks. The Devil Rays aren't going to be in the World Series for some time.  Smile



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

1992 - Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays!
Game 1...Atlanta 3:1
Game 2...Toronto 5:4
Game 3...Toronto 3-2
Game 4...Toronto 2-1
Game 5...Atlanta 7-2
Game 6...Toronto 4-3

Blue Jays Win!!!

Our brothers to the south were so upset that a Canadian team was playing in the World Series (why is called that?) of America's favorite pastime that during one of the games, they brought out our flag hanging upside down! Of course, it was just an "accident", but none the less it was funny as hell!  Wink



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8308 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Well, the players in the MLB come from all over the world for one...


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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

The 1996 World Series was the greatest in my lifetime. The Yankees went from perennial underdogs to dynasty with one swing of Leyritz's bat.


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Angels 2002

This rag-tag group wasn't given a rats ass in hells chance in the ALCS against the Spankees and everybody was waiting for the fluke-proving smashing by the Giants in the Series......Didn't happen...



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Marlins 1997 was a great one. Marlins won the odd number games Indians won the even number games. Great series.
2003 was also awesome! Marlins beat the Yankees in New York. Now that was awesome. Alex Gonzalez Homerun in Game four to tie the series Marlins never looked back. And they were down 3-1 to the cubs Than Becket pitched game 5 won. Than Game 6! Bernie Mac says root root root for the Champs. Guess he was a Marlins fan.
A fan got the ball a fan got the ball! Great day in history!
Also I like the BoSox so 2004 Series was nice to see but the real story was the ALCS.



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 19):
Also I like the BoSox so 2004 Series was nice to see but the real story was the ALCS.

Hey, FlyMIA, hop on!

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

In regards to my post earlier (reply 15), I still have a little souvenir from that world series. Its an airplane made out of old pop cans commemorating the event...the best thing is the cans are from COCA COLA! (Coke comes from Atlanta...Atlanta Braves lost) I thought it was cool.


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User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
As much as the eventual outcome just killed me, I'd have to say the 2001 Series as well. Definately the best in my lifetime.



Quoting ElectraBob (Reply 3):
Tigers win final 3 games (Mickey Lolich won 2 of those 3) and the Tigers beat the great Bob Gibson in game 7.



Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 4):
mine would have to be either Angels vs. Giants in 2002, or the Marlins vs. Indians in 1997.



Quoting Logan22L (Reply 7):
The 1975 series between the Sox and Reds was something that brought fans back to baseball



Quoting CactusA319 (Reply 12):
I'm surprised no on has mentioned the 1991 "Worst to First" Series between Minnesota and Atlanta.

OOOOHH - everyone a great one. I love baseball! I wasn't around until after the Reds beat the Bo Sox in '75, but every 7-game Series since has been at least a fine one, if not a great one. By the way - I'd like to hear more folks chip in about World Series of long ago - especially of those in the '60's - when Mazeroski won the Series on a homer, St. Louis vs. Boston, Whitey Ford throwing a 2-hitter and still getting beat by Koufax - stuff like that I'd like to hear from those who saw and/or heard it first hand.

That Twins win in '91 goes unnoticed a lot, and I don't know why since Steve Avery and the Twins pitcher (can't remember who - someone help out there) went shutout vs. shutout into extra innings in Game 7. The Giants-Angels '02 and Indians-Marlins '97 Series were probably less memorable than the others (who remembers K.C. and St. Louis in '85? - or Minnesota and St. Louis in '87?), but that '97 Series was a great showcase in talent (until Huzienga couldn't afford to keep the team together). The best was definitely the '01 Series, followed by the '86. I even forgot about St. Louis and Milwaukee in '82. Seems like St. Louis gets forgotten a lot - and that's fine, because I'm a Cubs fan Big grin.

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 19):
2003 was also awesome! Marlins beat the Yankees in New York. Now that was awesome. Alex Gonzalez Homerun in Game four to tie the series Marlins never looked back. And they were down 3-1 to the cubs Than Becket pitched game 5 won. Than Game 6! Bernie Mac says root root root for the Champs. Guess he was a Marlins fan.
A fan got the ball a fan got the ball! Great day in history!

Guess the fish (a team w/next to zero in tradition and lore) couldn't win w/o fan interference. A post worthy of deletion.  thumbsdown 

-R


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 14):
I think you mean Yankees vs. Diamondbacks. The Devil Rays aren't going to be in the World Series for some time.

Ooops! My bad! I have no idea why I typed Devil Rays....The name must've stuck in my head since I was looking at their schedule not long before I wrote that post.


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 22):
That Twins win in '91 goes unnoticed a lot, and I don't know why since Steve Avery and the Twins pitcher (can't remember who - someone help out there)

Actually it was John Smoltz for the Braves and Jack Morris for the Twins. Awesome game indeed.

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 19):
And they were down 3-1 to the cubs Than Becket pitched game 5 won. Than Game 6! Bernie Mac says root root root for the Champs. Guess he was a Marlins fan.
A fan got the ball a fan got the ball! Great day in history!

Don't even get me started on that.... gnasher 


25 FlyMIA : Allstarflyer: Well since the team is only 12 years old than true we don't have great tradition. But two world series in 12 years that pretty good. We
26 Yukimizake : 1993 was impressive, Joe Carter's 9th inning come from behind game winning home run clinched the Blue Jays second consecutive championship. I haven't
27 Allstarflyer : I'm not going to take away from the Marlins. They won it as much as the Cubs lost it. It's easy to dish on someone for interference, but - you're rig
28 Post contains images CactusA319 : Let's put it this way....the Marlins didn't really win that NLCS as much as the Cubs just choked. I mean, 5 outs away and up 3 runs with your best pit
29 Post contains images Tbar220 : LOL, hey now. All teams have to start somwhere. You can't just have teams with "tradition and lore" always winning it. And so far, the Marlins tradit
30 Srbmod : And to celebrate the World Series victory, Wayne Huizenga sells off most of the high priced talent he brought in to win it.
31 Mir : Not that I can remember in the World Series (though non-deciding games have been won on a home run), but the absolutely historic 2003 ALCS was won on
32 Post contains images Willo : Are these "World" series the ones where only North Americans take part?
33 Flymia : Willo: Yes all the teams are from North America but the players are the best in the world. MLB is the best league in the world thats why its the world
34 Post contains images Willo : so it's up there with the World Conker Championships then
35 LHMARK : Actually, Mir, that was Aaron Boone what hit that home run. Aaron Bleeping Boone
36 Mir : The original name was developed when a newspaper called The World was the chief sponsor for a championship tournament. Thus, the World Series. At leas
37 Post contains links Willo : it would seem so http://www.snopes.com/business/names/worldseries.asp
38 Post contains images Mir : Oh crap, my bad. -Mir
39 Srbmod : It could have been worse, you could have said Pat Boone!
40 Seb146 : Two for me: 1985 Kansas City Royals beat St Louis Cardinals and 1993 Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays. Mitch Williams pitching to Vince Cart
41 Pipo777 : D-backs over the Yankees had to be the best ever!!! Everyone at Bank One Ballpark was going nuts when Curt Schilling threw the first pitch of the seri
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