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The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:33 am

Whick one of the fall classics do you think was the best one ever?

2001 world series for me
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:35 am

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.

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:47 am

No way! 1986 HAS to be the greatest world series ever. Game six...man...that's some real baseball.
 
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:37 am

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:39 am

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:54 am

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:02 am

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.

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:41 am

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.

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:18 am

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!
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:20 am

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:29 am

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:49 am

Champions of the world, I guess theres no greater baseball league
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:03 am

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
 
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:12 am

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.
 
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:20 am

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:39 am

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:15 pm

Well, the players in the MLB come from all over the world for one...
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:16 pm

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:20 pm

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:33 pm

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:46 pm

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:50 pm

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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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:51 pm

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 

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:35 pm

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.
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:45 pm

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 kept most of the team intact since the 2003 championship and now with Delgado Marlins are one of the top contenders.
Once the fish get that stadium they need everything will be different. We will finally be able get more talent. But the Fish have a great team right now!
They would have won or atleast tied the game because The Cubs Alex Gonzalez made an error.
The Marlins scored 7 runs that inning! And we still had to win game 7. So I don't know what you are talking about. The fan interference was on a foul ball. Alou might not have been able to even catch that one. Its part of the game. They beat the Yankees in 6. Marlins were a great team that year. Also beat the Giants in 3-1 in a 5 game series. Great series that was too. Small ball won it for them that year.

LHMARK: I have liked the Red Sox since 1999. Main reason I chose to follow them is because they were always the under dog and I like the under dog. Now after following them consistently for two years I have become somewhat of a fan. Sure not a great fan but I did not just become a fan because of 2004. I like the Marlins more and always liked the Marlins. Red Soxs are just a nice AL team to follow.
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:49 pm

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 been paying attention so much recently, has a decisive game ended in a home run since then?
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:55 pm

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 25):
They would have won or atleast tied the game because The Cubs Alex Gonzalez made an error.
The Marlins scored 7 runs that inning! And we still had to win game 7. So I don't know what you are talking about. The fan interference was on a foul ball. Alou might not have been able to even catch that one. Its part of the game. They beat the Yankees in 6. Marlins were a great team that year. Also beat the Giants in 3-1 in a 5 game series. Great series that was too. Small ball won it for them that year.

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 right - if our Alex Gonzalez had done his job (the only thing he could do, and that was to play defense - he could hardly hit for his life), then I believe a double-play could have been converted. Anyway, it's all 20-20 now.

I thought it was Steve Avery. Hmm.

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:00 pm

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 pitcher on the mound and you can't close it out? It wasn't Bartman's fault, it was a variety of things...Dusty Baker riding Wood and Prior too hard before those final games to the point where they were just burnt out, Alex Gonzalez's error, Dusty not going with one of his startes in relief in Game 7. Jack McKeon trotted out Beckett on short rest to pitch a couple of innings in that game. Dusty countered with.....Dave Veres. Who? Exactly.

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:24 pm

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 22):
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.

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 tradition and lore involve an undefeated World Series record, 2-0!  Silly

Personally, I think its refreshing to see new teams in the world series. Everybody always complains about it, about how the ratings are going to suck, how nobody cares if its not the Yankees or the Braves or what not, but I enjoy watching the Marlins or Angels win the series just as much if not more than other teams.
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:38 pm

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 19):
Marlins 1997 was a great one. Marlins won the odd number games Indians won the even number games. Great series.

And to celebrate the World Series victory, Wayne Huizenga sells off most of the high priced talent he brought in to win it.
 
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:13 pm

Quoting Yukimizake (Reply 26):
I haven't been paying attention so much recently, has a decisive game ended in a home run since then?

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 a Brett Boone homer in extra innings of Game 7.

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:17 pm

Are these "World" series the ones where only North Americans take part?  Wink
 
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:33 pm

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 series.
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:39 pm

Quoting Flymia (Reply 33):
the players are the best in the world

so it's up there with the World Conker Championships then  Wink

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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:46 pm

Actually, Mir, that was Aaron Boone what hit that home run. Aaron Bleeping Boone
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RE: The Best World Series

Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:47 pm

The original name was developed when a newspaper called The World was the chief sponsor for a championship tournament. Thus, the World Series. At least that's what I've heard - may be an urban legend.

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RE: The Best World Series

Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:01 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 36):
At least that's what I've heard - may be an urban legend.

it would seem so

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RE: The Best World Series

Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:11 am

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 35):
Actually, Mir, that was Aaron Boone what hit that home run. Aaron Bleeping Boone

Oh crap, my bad.  ashamed   ashamed   ashamed   banghead 

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RE: The Best World Series

Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:59 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 38):
Oh crap, my bad.

It could have been worse, you could have said Pat Boone!
 
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RE: The Best World Series

Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:08 am

Two for me: 1985 Kansas City Royals beat St Louis Cardinals and 1993 Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays. Mitch Williams pitching to Vince Carter, bottom of the ninth WHAM! 3-run homer. I have the last two innings on tape and still enjoy watching that one. 1992 I was watching in a small town pizzeria. Two loggers were fully expecting Atlanta to win. I was (of course) rooting for Toronto. They were mad at me specifically. Like I had anything to do with it!

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RE: The Best World Series

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:20 am

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 serie, and when Gonzo hit his 3rd inning no one could believe it. this was by far the best baseball game I've been to.

then 3 great games in NY...Including consecutive blown games by Kim...

Game 7 was simply unbelievable...Schilling starting (again) in short rest...Soriano's Go-Ahead HR in the 8th...Randy Johnson relieving after having thrown 7 innings in game 6...and the unreal rally against Rivera in the 9th...Best World Series game ever!!!

and to top everything...Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson are named co-MVP

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