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chisoxfanatic
05-15-2006, 09:48 PM
Now that we've all experienced the most meaningful of events for our beloved, what would you say your favorite home run in Sox history would be?

I'll start this off to say that my favorite goes to Geoff Blum for his 14th inning heroics in Game 3 of last year's World Series. I stuck around Puffers until the end, and the about 30 of us who stuck around until past 1 am (it was a work night) made the entire place shake when he hit that!

Blum started off the greatest day in Sox history.

JohnBasedowYoda
05-15-2006, 09:50 PM
any Jose Valentin late inning bomb, especially against the cubs.

Blob
05-15-2006, 09:51 PM
Pods Walk Off, WS Game 2.

PAPChiSox729
05-15-2006, 09:55 PM
From the last postseason:

1) Konerko's GS in Game 2.
2) Iguchi's 3-run blast off David Wells in Game 2 of the ALDS.

Regular season over the past few years:
1) Frank's GW HR to complete the sweep of the Twins
2) AJ's GW HR against the Dodgers last season.
3) Crede's HR against Cleveland during the stretch run when things were lookin ugly.

slobes
05-15-2006, 10:00 PM
I was extremely fortunate to see some amazing HRs in person last year. In order:

1) Pods Walk off
2) Paulie WS grand slam
3) Iguchi's game turning HR in game 2 of ALDS

mike squires
05-15-2006, 10:01 PM
I could watch Bo's dinger against the clincher against Seattle over and over. Also the one he hit on opending day after his long rehab.

my favorite in person, yup, you know the story.

kittle42
05-15-2006, 10:01 PM
Robin Ventura's grand slam off Rich Gossage.

Bo Jackson's first Sox HR.

Podsednik's World Series shot.

Cuck the Fubs
05-15-2006, 10:01 PM
Blum's laser in the 05 WS

Chisox003
05-15-2006, 10:04 PM
Konerko last year

Thomas on July 3 (2?), 2003 against the Twins (Robbie Alomar's first game)

Was at both, probably 2 of my favorite games ever

Huisj
05-15-2006, 10:05 PM
Crede's walkoff in september will always be sharp in my memory because of the circumstances of me going to the game (it was a last second spur-of-the-moment afternoon decision to drive a few hours and go to it by myself, and boy was I glad that I did!).

samram
05-15-2006, 10:06 PM
Paulie's grand slam will always be my favorite.

Some other favorites include Frank's homer against Jeff Montgomery in the 8th inning of a game in August 1993; Frank's grand slam against Roger Clemens in 2003; Robin Ventura's grand slam against Goose Gossage in 1991; and AJ's walkoff last year against the Dodgers.

lizard6king6
05-15-2006, 10:06 PM
Pods Walk Off, WS Game 2.

Yep, being a huge Pods fan I was going crazy!! Who would of thought!

Daver
05-15-2006, 10:12 PM
Greg Luzinski's roofshot way back when, I was there for the one game a year my uncle could afford to take me to, I still remember my uncles reaction, "Holy ****! he hit that thing a ton!

whitesoxwilkes
05-15-2006, 10:22 PM
AJ's 3-run shot against Boston in the first game of the ALDS. Set the tone for our longballin' all the way through the playoffs.

PeteWard
05-15-2006, 10:22 PM
Other than any of the three in last year's Series:

Dick Allen's walk off pinch hit bomb vs NY in 2nd game of Bat Day doubleheader (72 or 73--not sure)

Ron Blomberg in the opener (78) vs Boston to tie it in the 9th off Campbell--I think.

Again, Dick Allen-- inside the park Hr at old Twins field.

Bucky F. Dent
05-15-2006, 10:25 PM
Greg Luzinski's roofshot way back when, I was there for the one game a year my uncle could afford to take me to, I still remember my uncles reaction, "Holy ****! he hit that thing a ton!

Every dinger the Bull hit was a monster, but that roofshot was simply out of this world!

buehrle4cy05
05-15-2006, 10:35 PM
1. Pods in game 2
2. Konerko in game 2
3. Blum in game 3
4. AJ walkoff vs. Los Angeles
5. Joe Crede walkoff vs. Cleveland

Other non-2005 ones (in no particular order):
Lee's walk-off granny vs. the Cubs in 2001
Jose's walk-off vs. the Cubs in 2003
Frank's 400th vs. the Devil Rays
Frank's walk-off vs. the Angels in 2004
Joe Borchard's concourse shot in 2004

SoxSpeed22
05-15-2006, 10:35 PM
This year, it's definitely Jim Thome's homer off Santana that helped the Sox beat him for the first time since '04.
You can't go wrong with Blum, because it was so unexpected, I remember I turned off the TV after that double play. Konerko's grand slam. Pods, same reason, and the Sox just blew a 2-run lead. Crede against Cleveland, kept them alive for the time being. And one of my favorites, Frank against the Twins in '03.

The most underratted home run in '05 was:
Paulie giving the Sox a 4-2 lead in game 3 against Boston.

Other ones are his home runs in game 3 and 4 against LA.
Crede tying game 5 against LA.
Dye off Clemens in game 1.
I could keep going.

Jjav829
05-15-2006, 10:36 PM
The most recent one hit. :cool:

Frontman
05-15-2006, 10:38 PM
The roofshots in general back in the day bring back fond memories for me.

Konerko hitting the 3rd in a row off of Randy Johnson last year was great.

Of course PK's slam in the series. I still listen to that call on my headset at work. (just a question, was that Rooney or Farmio on the call for that one? When either one would go nuts last year, it became hard at times to tell them apart when their voices got hoarse.)

Pods walk off homer in the series. Rooney's call was off the charts. Farmer laughing at Rooney's uncontrolable emotions with it just bring a smile to my face.

Thome's first of the year. Some out of town friends of mine still love to ask "Damn did that thing land yet?" when chatting online or on the phone about the Sox.

HITMEN OF 77
05-15-2006, 10:40 PM
Postseason

Konerko's slam Game 2 WS. The ball landed 5 rows in front of me.

Regular Season

There's been many, but the one fresh in my memory was Brian Anderson's in the 9th in Seattle with 2 outs and 2 strikes to tie the game.

chisoxfanatic
05-15-2006, 10:45 PM
Thome's first of the year. Some out of town friends of mine still love to ask "Damn did that thing land yet?" when chatting online or on the phone about the Sox.

That thing was absolutely TORCHED! It was pretty amazing, considering it cut through heavy rain drops!

faneidde
05-15-2006, 10:46 PM
Top 7
1. Konerko's GS in Game 2
2. Pods Walk Off
3. Blum's game ender
4. Crede's against Cleveland last year
5. Crede's against Detroit that gave the Sox a division Lead
6. AJ's agains the Dodger's
7. Thome's on opening day this year

Brian26
05-15-2006, 10:48 PM
Thomas on July 3 (2?), 2003 against the Twins (Robbie Alomar's first game)

July 2, 2003. Actually, a signficant game for many reasons. Konerko bailed the Sox out with two out in the bottom of the 9th by hitting a homer to tie the game (remember PK had a horrendous first half, and that homer was a huge surprise). Frank ended it after a 12 or 13-pitch at-bat against Guardado in extra innings. Graffanino almost hit a homer to win it earlier in the game, and Frank himself had just missed hitting a homer earlier in his final at-bat. It was Robbie Alomar's first game, and Carl Everett had been acquired the day before. The win gave us a sweep of the Twins.

Oh- and the win either tied us for the lead or put us one game out after looking like we were out of the race a month earlier.

QCIASOXFAN
05-15-2006, 11:16 PM
Konerko's slam highlights my list. Things looking gloom and then all of the sudden uh oh.

thomas35forever
05-15-2006, 11:30 PM
Favorite playoff home run: Pods' walk-off against the 'stros in Game 2

Regular season: C-Lee's walk-off salami against the Cubs in 2001

Game in person: Home run by Frank in seventh inning to win game against Indians in September 2003

CHISOXFAN13
05-15-2006, 11:30 PM
Obviously the postseason homers ladt year are the most memorable, but prior to that, nothing topped Ventura's grand slam off Gossage.

Chisox1500
05-15-2006, 11:31 PM
Bo Jackson's home run to take the lead in the '93 clincher -- the 3rd baseman started to back pedal on it before the ball carried out. It was the loudest I heard the park until last year.

The Ventura grand slam against Texas to cap off his July of 1992, when he won player of the month.

But nothing beats a grand slam or a walk off in the world series.

gobears1987
05-15-2006, 11:40 PM
The Podsednik walkoff

BTW, was Brad Lidge pitching for the Twins today?

LuvSox
05-15-2006, 11:59 PM
Besides everything that happened last year,

Ventura's granny in '91 beating Texas.

I saw back to back to back jacks in '88. I believe 2 of them were Fisk and Baines. My memory is starting to fade.

TheKittle
05-16-2006, 12:16 AM
Ron Kittle's roof shots.

Not to hijack this thread but the most memorable HR hit at Comiskey Park for me is"

Fred Lynn grandslam in the 83 All Star game played at Comiskey Park. For as long as I remembered the NL kept beating the AL in the AS game, I believe the 83 win was the first for the AL in 10 years. So it was awesome to see the AL FINALLY win the AS game.

Chips
05-16-2006, 12:24 AM
This one:

:walkoff:

G-Ville Sox
05-16-2006, 12:53 AM
Other than the obvious post-season home runs last season there are two that stand out to me

1. Carlos Lee walkoff Grand Slam on a Friday Night vs. the Cubs (6/8/01)
2. #400 for Frank



and whenever i am in need of a good laugh, i pop in the tape of the Ron Karkovice inside the park home run at the Metrodome

goofymsfan
05-16-2006, 01:03 AM
Pods Walk Off, WS Game 2.

That's got my vote as well.

IronFisk
05-16-2006, 01:16 AM
Mike Caruso's HR against the cubs in 99 - on many levels:

1) against the cubs
2) at the urinal
3) won the game
4) swept the series
5) Mike FLIPPIN Caruso?!?!

BV2005
05-16-2006, 06:30 AM
Paul Konerko's World Series Grand Slam

Bo Jackson's Homer his first game back from hip replacement surgery

I can't remember the year (mid 90's) but it was opening day and Frank Thomas' first swing of the bat of the season.

mpshans
05-16-2006, 08:10 AM
1. Carlos Lee walkoff Grand Slam on a Friday Night vs. the Cubs (6/8/01)


This was my first thought

mccoydp
05-16-2006, 08:21 AM
I had a few, from Thomas, Lee, Ventura, and Jackson, but my favorite has to be Paulie's Grand Slam in Game 2 of the World Series.

Bobbo35
05-16-2006, 08:27 AM
Game 2 basically did it for me. Paulie's grand slam and Pods walk off made the cell up for grabs, it was unbelievable!!

ILuvThatDuck
05-16-2006, 09:10 AM
The next one they hit is my favorite. Each homerun they hit is a wonder to see.

It's like asking which of your kids are your favorite.

SoxFan78
05-16-2006, 09:54 AM
Regular Season
1. Jose Valentin's home run in extra inning vs. the Cubs. I remember everybody chanting "Jose, Jose jose jose, JOse, Jose" while leaving the park.

2. AJ's walk off last year vs. the Dodgers.

Post Season
1. Scotty Pods in Game 2 of the World Series
2. Konerko's Grand Slam in Game 2
3. Iguchi's in game 2 of the ALDS

soxfan13
05-16-2006, 09:58 AM
The next one they hit is my favorite. Each homerun they hit is a wonder to see.

It's like asking which of your kids are your favorite.

So who is your favorite child?:bandance:

MeteorsSox4367
05-16-2006, 10:16 AM
Here's three from last season:

1. Crede's HR off Cleveland's David Riske: Just when it looked like the Sox might fold and thinking of what people would say if the Sox choked, it was so cathartic watching Crede deliver. Plus, Hawk's call on TV still brings some tears of joy.

2. Pierzynski against the Dodgers - Because it was against LA, because it was so clutch, because I'm a huge Pierzynski fan, because of the bat flip and because of the look on his face of utter disdain for the pitcher.

3. Pods - So improbable. To win a World Series game like that...Mercy.

Law11
05-16-2006, 10:36 AM
Outside of the WS and Paulies GSlam
my favorite would be Robin Ventura off of Goose Gossage vs. Texas back in the 90's It was a walk-off gradslam in the 9th.

Frank was carrying him off the field..
Great moment.

North Sox Sider
05-16-2006, 10:45 AM
I believe that Iguchi's homer was the single biggest home run in White Sox history because if we lose that one then we know that we have to play at least 2 games at Fenway and face Schilling in game 4. Who knows what would have happened in that short series.

Iwritecode
05-16-2006, 10:46 AM
Of course PK's slam in the series. I still listen to that call on my headset at work. (just a question, was that Rooney or Farmio on the call for that one? When either one would go nuts last year, it became hard at times to tell them apart when their voices got hoarse.)

That was Farmer. IIRC...

"It's a slam! Sox lead, 6-4! Light it up!"

soxinthecity
05-16-2006, 11:56 AM
AJ's walk off last year vs. the Dodgers, we were at my sisters (a scub fan)and came in just to catch the last couple of innings and well you all know the rest.
:bandance:

SOXPHILE
05-16-2006, 12:09 PM
That was Farmer. IIRC...

"It's a slam! Sox lead, 6-4! Light it up!"

SWING AND A LONG ONE ! IT'S GONNA GO ! IT'S A SLAM ! SOX LEAD, 6-4 !!! I was making a mad dash home through the rain from O'Hare after picking someone up, and almost drove off the road when that happened.

Law11
05-16-2006, 12:24 PM
SWING AND A LONG ONE ! IT'S GONNA GO ! IT'S A SLAM ! SOX LEAD, 6-4 !!! I was making a mad dash home through the rain from O'Hare after picking someone up, and almost drove off the road when that happened.

That sound bite is on my new Sox bottle opener..

WizardsofOzzie
05-16-2006, 12:47 PM
AJ's walkoff against the dodgers last year

Frank's HR against the A's when i saw my first game as a kid

woodsdavid
05-16-2006, 12:49 PM
Pauly's GS game 2 WS
Bo's first HR after hip replacement opening day 93
Pods WS game 2 walk-off
Fisk's first palehose home HR opening day 81

viagracat
05-16-2006, 01:08 PM
Pods' walkoff in the WS. I'll never forget the reception he got at the plate.:smile:

rightsox
05-16-2006, 04:29 PM
1. Pods' against boston in the ALDS. It changed it from a "regular ass-kicking" to a "not even fair ass-kicking". My wife couldn't understand why I was laughing so hard until I told her he hadn't hit a single one all season.

2. AJ's walkoff against the Dodgers. That was freaking awesome. That one game really set the tone of the whole rest of the season for me.

EastCoastSoxFan
05-16-2006, 04:37 PM
If we're talking about home runs that people have personally witnessed, I'd have to say Big Frank's grand slam off Roger Clemens at Yankee Stadium in 2003, the only reason being that I was sitting in the upper deck behind the plate looking straight down the third base line, so I was able to follow the entire flight of the ball until it hit the foul pole -- one of the coolest things I have ever seen at a baseball game.

If we're talking about Sox home runs in general, I'd have to say Podsednik's game winner in Game 2, not only for its significance but also for its sheer unexpectedness -- NONE of the announcers calling the game on TV or radio thought it was out until it landed in the seats...

Frontman
05-16-2006, 04:44 PM
This one:

:walkoff:

I love this photo. Then they wonder why AJ gets booed. Got to love some Sox attitude.

Front

Baby Fisk
05-16-2006, 04:52 PM
Ones that I got to see (most of them on TV):

- Pods WS walkoff
- Konerko WS grand slam
- Blum!
- Iguchi ALDS off Fatso Wells
- Crede winner vs. Cleveland ("JOE CREDE!!!!!")
- Crede winner vs. Detroit last June
- Pierzynski winner vs. Dodgers
- Thome's opening day rain-soaked moonshot ("HELLO CHICAGO!!!!!")

Ones that I would have loved to see:
- Bo Jackson
- Bo Jackson again
- Fisk's first HR as a White Sox
- anything by Dick Allen. Either Allen has had the best writers in his corner, or his home runs were truly a sight to behold. The sound of them, the force of them, the way the ball started as a liner then ROSE and left the park for a monster shot, almost killing people in the bleachers. Damn, I'd love to have seen just one of these cannon blasts.

http://mlb.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pMLB2-1609693dt.jpg
"BOOM!"

white sox bill
05-16-2006, 05:05 PM
AJ's homer vs LA Dodgers last summer. Classic

Chip Z'nuff
05-16-2006, 05:09 PM
Every dinger the Bull hit was a monster, but that roofshot was simply out of this world!
http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/chisox/luzinskicws.jpg
Imagine what Thome could have done it at the old park.

tick53
05-16-2006, 06:58 PM
Konerko Grand Slam and the one AJ hit in the 59 uni.:smile:

Chips
05-16-2006, 07:17 PM
I love this photo. Then they wonder why AJ gets booed. Got to love some Sox attitude.

Front

That is a great photo, I'd like to get one and frame it.

HomeFish
05-16-2006, 07:38 PM
I'd have to say Tadahito Iguchi in Game 2, for a number of reasons, including the desperateness of the situation, the hate I have for the guy he hit it off of, and the emotional effect it had on me.

I was moping around the concourse when he hit it; usually, you can see the field from the concourse, but not at this game. There were too many people standing at the top of the sections. All I heard was the crack of the bat, then a ton of cheers. Then I saw the bottom of the scoreboard light up, and I knew exactly what happened.

Railsplitter
05-16-2006, 08:08 PM
Ventura walk off slam in 1991

ShoelessJoeS
05-16-2006, 08:27 PM
Either home run in Game 2 of the World Series works for me!

chisoxfanatic
05-17-2006, 11:05 AM
I'd have to say Tadahito Iguchi in Game 2, for a number of reasons, including the desperateness of the situation, the hate I have for the guy he hit it off of, and the emotional effect it had on me.

I was moping around the concourse when he hit it; usually, you can see the field from the concourse, but not at this game. There were too many people standing at the top of the sections. All I heard was the crack of the bat, then a ton of cheers. Then I saw the bottom of the scoreboard light up, and I knew exactly what happened.

Funny thing about the 5th inning of that game. I was sitting next to Tekijawa during the ALDS games (our seats happened to be next to each other). After the bottom of the 5th inning, I was starting to get very depressed about what the game appeared to be turning out to be. Tekijawa says to me, "I'm sensing a big inning here." Well, gosh be darn, Tek called it! After Tadahito hit that home run, I hi-fived him.

That was one of the most electric moments I've ever been involved in at Comiskey. The AJ Pierzynski ALCS Game 2 is unarguably the #1 game for me.

getonbckthr
05-17-2006, 11:23 AM
1)Ozzie and Grebeck go back to back
2)AJ off dodgers
3) El Caballo walk off grandslam.

fuzzy_patters
05-17-2006, 12:23 PM
Jeff Abbott's walk-off against the Twins in '00 because I was there in person.

3rdgensoxfan
05-17-2006, 12:37 PM
I like Podsednick's homerun in game two of the World Series. I remember Rooney's call. He kept getting more and more excited as the ball continued to fly out. It was almost as if he didn't think it was going to go out. Plus, the excitement of the call was great.

Soxaholic
05-17-2006, 03:44 PM
July 2, 2003. Actually, a signficant game for many reasons. Konerko bailed the Sox out with two out in the bottom of the 9th by hitting a homer to tie the game (remember PK had a horrendous first half, and that homer was a huge surprise). Frank ended it after a 12 or 13-pitch at-bat against Guardado in extra innings. Graffanino almost hit a homer to win it earlier in the game, and Frank himself had just missed hitting a homer earlier in his final at-bat. It was Robbie Alomar's first game, and Carl Everett had been acquired the day before. The win gave us a sweep of the Twins.

Oh- and the win either tied us for the lead or put us one game out after looking like we were out of the race a month earlier.

For some reason I think Manuel was tossed in that game and he wasn't the one who sent Konerko to pinch hit. I remember when Konerko was announced with 2 outs in the 9th, a couple hundred people were getting out of their seats and starting to the parking lot. Then 2 minutes later they were racing back to their seats to give Paulie a standing o when he sent the ball over the wall. That was my favorite game prior to 2005.

rdwj
05-17-2006, 04:03 PM
Joe Crede walkoff vs. Cleveland is #1 in my book. The season could have gone from great to one of the biggest disappointments in my life - then BAM! JOEEEEEEEEEE CREEEEEEEEEDDDDEEEEEEE!

#2 Goes to Gooch is game 2 of the ALCS.
#3 Is Paulie's WS Slam
#4 Is Blum's extra inning game winner. Mainly because I called it!
#5 Is Scotty's Game winnner

I know they're all last year - but that was the greatest season I've ever experienced, so the great moments will always top the list.

I'd give an honorable mention to Bo's big jack too

kninchicago
05-17-2006, 05:31 PM
I would definetly agree with the Crede walkoff against Cleveland as my favorite. I remember thinking how pivotal that game was--and also thinking if we could just get into the playoffs, I knew we could go all the way. I remember feeling my heart pounding when he hit that, and when I jumped up to cheer I was dizzy. It was great.

Plus, all the great homers of the first playoff game v. Boston. It was so exciting to be there for the very beginning of the playoff run, thinking of what a great few weeks we'd have ahead of us.

bigsqwert
05-17-2006, 05:33 PM
Fred Manrique's solo shot against the Brewers in a 4-2 loss.

RKMeibalane
05-17-2006, 07:34 PM
Konerko last year

Thomas on July 3 (2?), 2003 against the Twins (Robbie Alomar's first game)

Was at both, probably 2 of my favorite games ever

It was July 2. :cool:

RKMeibalane
05-17-2006, 07:37 PM
Paul Konerko's World Series Grand Slam

Bo Jackson's Homer his first game back from hip replacement surgery

I can't remember the year (mid 90's) but it was opening day and Frank Thomas' first swing of the bat of the season.

March 31, 1996 vs the Big Unit.