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PKalltheway
12-02-2007, 09:51 PM
Rank the best baseball games you have seen in your lifetime. List however many you wish.

Here's mine:

Game 7, 2001 World Series, Yankees vs. D'Backs
Game 4, 2005 NLDS, Braves vs. Astros (the 18 inning thriller)
Game 4, 2001 World Series
Game 5, 2001 World Series
Game 4, 2004 ALCS Yankees vs. Red Sox
Game 6, 2004 NLCS Astros vs. Cardinals
2007 one game playoff, Padres vs. Rockies
Game 4, 2005 World Series White Sox vs. Astros (even though we were up 3 games to nothing, that was still a nailbiter)
Game 2, 2005 ALCS, White Sox vs. Angels
Game 5, 1999 NLCS Braves vs. MetsWhat are yours?

WhiteSox5187
12-02-2007, 10:14 PM
1. Game 2, 2005 World Series
2. Game 4, 2005 World Series
3. Buerhle's no hitter
4. Game 7 of the 2001 WS
5. Game 7 of the 1997 WS
6. Game 4 of the 2001 WS
7. Game 5 of the 2001 WS
8. Game 5 of the 2005 ALCS
9. Game 3 of the 2005 ALDS ("OH NO!!!")
10. Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS

TommyJohn
12-02-2007, 10:29 PM
In no particular order:

Game 5 1986 ALCS Red Sox vs. Angels
Game 6 1986 NLCS Mets vs. Astros
Game 2 2005 World Series White Sox vs. Astros (perhaps I'm biased)
7/31/1991 White Sox vs. Rangers (Robin Ventura grand slam game)
9/20/2005 White Sox vs. Indians (Joe Crede game)
Game 5 1999 NLCS Braves vs. Mets
Game 5 1980 NLCS Phillies vs. Astros
Game 2 1978 World Series Yankees vs. Dodgers
(Bob Welch K's Reggie Jackson in nail-biting end)

Many more I'm missing. Those stand out.

Fenway
12-02-2007, 10:32 PM
Best games I have ever seen in person?

1. 1978 AL East playoff A game that exceeded the hype

2 2004 ALCS Game 5 A nearly 6 hour chess match

Brian26
12-02-2007, 11:07 PM
I'll throw out some non-White Sox related games:

1992 NLCS Game 7 Braves vs. Pirates (Francisco Cabrera drives in Sid Bream to win it).

1995 ALDS Game 5 Marines vs. Yankees (Edgar doubles down the line off Black Jack McDowell, scoring two, including A-Rod from first, to win it).

thomas35forever
12-02-2007, 11:11 PM
Just a few:

Game 5, 1999 NLCS
Game 2, 2005 World Series
Buehrle's no-hitter
Game 7, 1997 World Series
Game 6, 2003 NLCS

Brian26
12-02-2007, 11:18 PM
Game 5 1980 NLCS Phillies vs. Astros

Was that the game that had the triple play controversy?

I remember a play where the Phillies hit a liner back to the Astros pitcher, who threw it to first for a double play. Two of the umpires called it a trapped ball, while the other two called it an out. Then the first baseman ran down to second base and tagged the base to try to get a triple play, but time had been called. There was a huge mess on the field and the umpires went over to the stands to consult with either the Commissioner or the League President to figure out a ruling. Both teams played the game under protest.

michned
12-03-2007, 12:20 AM
In no particular order:
Game 2 2005 World Series White Sox vs. Astros (perhaps I'm biased)


No, you're not. I've often wondered why this game never got the love it deserved from non-Sox fans. It had everything, and especially with a two out, two run single in the ninth to tie it up that was an inch from being the final out of the game at home.

Along with that game, I also loved (in no particular order):

'78 AL East Playoff, NYY vs. BOS
Game 1, '88 WS, OAK vs. LAD
the 23-22 game at Wrigley ('79 against the Phillies?)

Mets vs. Braves, 7/4/85 - I came home from 4th of July festivities and turned on the TV and caught part of this game. It was 8-8 after nine, 10-10 after 13, and the Mets scored one in the 18th, and with two out and nobody on in the bottom of the 18th, the Braves had to bat their pitcher, Rick Camp, because they had no one to pinch hit. Of course, he lined a homer over the left field wall to tie it. Then he gives up five in the 19th and the Braves only get two - final was 16-13 and it ended at 4 am.

The Braves had promised fireworks after the game so they set them off at 4:30 am, waking up most of the surrounding area.

WhiteSox5187
12-03-2007, 12:58 AM
No, you're not. I've often wondered why this game never got the love it deserved from non-Sox fans. It had everything, and especially with a two out, two run single in the ninth to tie it up that was an inch from being the final out of the game at home.

Along with that game, I also loved (in no particular order):

'78 AL East Playoff, NYY vs. BOS
Game 1, '88 WS, OAK vs. LAD
the 23-22 game at Wrigley ('79 against the Phillies?)

Mets vs. Braves, 7/4/85 - I came home from 4th of July festivities and turned on the TV and caught part of this game. It was 8-8 after nine, 10-10 after 13, and the Mets scored one in the 18th, and with two out and nobody on in the bottom of the 18th, the Braves had to bat their pitcher, Rick Camp, because they had no one to pinch hit. Of course, he lined a homer over the left field wall to tie it. Then he gives up five in the 19th and the Braves only get two - final was 16-13 and it ended at 4 am.

The Braves had promised fireworks after the game so they set them off at 4:30 am, waking up most of the surrounding area.
Weren't there a lot of rain delays in that last game as well??

BainesHOF
12-03-2007, 02:19 AM
Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

LITTLE NELL
12-03-2007, 05:09 AM
Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.
You got it right.

LITTLE NELL
12-03-2007, 05:22 AM
A game that I always remember was on July 3rd, 1978. It was Richie Zisk and Bobby Bonds return to Comiskey. We had just traded Bonds for Claudell Washington. Zisk of course walked after the great 77 season. Old Comiskey was packed to the rafters (fireworks after the game). Zisk and Bonds booed every time they came to the plate, some fans threw firecrackers at Bonds. We go to the bottom of the 9th trailing by 2, Chet Lemon ties it with 2 run homer and Jorge Orta wins it with a solo shot. The place was going nuts, you would have thought we won the WS. Some games you just never forget and that was one of them.

Oblong
12-03-2007, 07:17 AM
No, you're not. I've often wondered why this game never got the love it deserved from non-Sox fans. It had everything, and especially with a two out, two run single in the ninth to tie it up that was an inch from being the final out of the game at home.


The Hardball Times is doing a series of Best WS games ever, game by game. Starting with the best game 1's, then game 2's, etc. For the game 2's, that game is ranked #5.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/10-best-world-series-game-twos-ever/

5) 2005: White Sox 7, Astros 6 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200510230.shtml). Postseason drama works on two levels: the drama within the game, and the drama over the Series....

By the latter standards, the 2005 Series (http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/2005_WS.shtml) wasn't very good as the Sox swept Houston. By the former, it was a true Fall Classic as every game was close.

ja1022
12-03-2007, 09:42 AM
The best game I attended had to be the Northern League championship game in 2005. The Gary Railcats were playing their third straight elimination game against heavily favored Fargo, and beat them 2 to 1. Gary scored 2 in the bottom of the first and held on. The game was a nail biter with great defense, strategy and a great atmosphere.

I've also had the pleasure of watching several great high school or summer travel games over the past couple of years.

Fenway
12-03-2007, 09:48 AM
I will always kick myself for not being at Game 6 in 1975 (the Fisk game )

I had my choice of Game 6 or Game 7 and I decided I would rather be there for the final game to see Boston finally win.

WhiteSoxJunkie
12-03-2007, 07:06 PM
Sox Games:
World Series Game 2
2006 Saturday game at Wrigley (AJ ninth inning HR, fans trash field)
2002 Sox vs Cubs (Sox overcome 8-0 deficit)

Others:
Game 7 2001 World Series
Game 6 2002 World Series
Game 5 1999 NLCS
Game 6 2004 ALCS

HomeFish
12-03-2007, 08:11 PM
White Sox games:
2005 World Series Game 1
2005 ALCS Game 2
2005 ALCS Games 1 and 2

Other games:
In 2003, I was at a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park against the Marlins. The Red Sox scored 10 runs before an out was recorded in the first inning, setting an American League record. The first inning ended at 8:05 PM -- a full hour after it began.

David Ortiz and Johnny Damon both went 3-for-3 that inning, if I recall correctly. In fact, after the first inning, David Ortiz was a triple shy of the cycle, and Johnny Damon was a home run shy of the cycle. Neither ended up getting it.

PKalltheway
12-03-2007, 09:12 PM
Other games:
In 2003, I was at a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park against the Marlins. The Red Sox scored 10 runs before an out was recorded in the first inning, setting an American League record. The first inning ended at 8:05 PM -- a full hour after it began.

David Ortiz and Johnny Damon both went 3-for-3 that inning, if I recall correctly. In fact, after the first inning, David Ortiz was a triple shy of the cycle, and Johnny Damon was a home run shy of the cycle. Neither ended up getting it.
Haha, I remember that! I think the Red Sox wound up winning 25-8 or something like that. I remember Jack McKeon criticized the Red Sox after the game for essentially running up the score, when someone tagged from third after the Red Sox built up a huge lead.

Here's the kicker: a few nights later, the Marlins beat the Braves 20-1. Not a single word was uttered by Jack McKeon.:tongue:

chisoxfanatic
12-03-2007, 09:14 PM
Here are my tops for games I've attended:

1. 2005 ALCS Game 2 (Pierzynski's the bomb)
2. April, 2007--Mark Buehrle's No-Hitter
3. 2005 ALDS Game 2 (Gooch will forever stick in my mind)
4. 2005 ALDS Game 1 (destroying Boston like that is always good)
5. June, 2006--Sox beat Cardinals 20-6
6. April, 2005--Buehrle shuts out Seattle in 1 hour and 39 minutes (it was a warm Saturday afternoon, and Ichiro was the only Mariner to ever reach base, which was okay with me, as he was on my fantasy baseball team)

palehosepub
12-03-2007, 11:14 PM
GAME 2 of the WS vs. the Astros

The Friday afternoon game when Jose Valentine hit the walk-off was great to.

RowanDye
12-04-2007, 11:12 AM
The Hardball Times is doing a series of Best WS games ever, game by game. Starting with the best game 1's, then game 2's, etc. For the game 2's, that game is ranked #5.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/10-best-world-series-game-twos-ever/

Yea, that's a pretty good ranking. I kind of zone out on anything more than 60 years old, so to have attended the best WS game 2 since 1944 really puts it into perspective. Not that I really needed the Hardball Times to tell me how great a night that was though.

ShoelessJoeS
12-04-2007, 11:50 AM
2005 World Series Game 2

Best. Game. Ever.

Domeshot17
12-04-2007, 11:51 AM
This may not be within the ones you guys are mentioning, but it was an awesome game. Im not saying its the best but for sake of just repeating all the others I will use one of the best games I have ever seen live.

We all remember the slide we were in in 2005. Cleveland was red hot, we went cold, and it was looking like we might actually let the division slip away.

I remember the Indians had rallied late to win the game before (late september). the game was a see-saw, With the indians looking good until Crede hit a big homer to get us back into it and a jose hernandez throwing error let AJ score to have us go up 6-5. Jenks came in (who like I said blew it the night before) walked a guy, then Aaron played a ball TERRIBLY to set up 2nd and 3rd. He got a double play, but the damage was done, the game was tied, and for a packed house at the cell, the wind had been taken out of us.

Hermanson pitched a solid 10th, and David Riske came in for Cleveland in the bottom half. Crede sent a bomb, an absolute bomb, into the LF seats. One of those there was no drama for the most dramatic moment of the season to that point. It left his bat, you knew the game was over. I remember the game because for a while it was a little ackward. I had not yet proposed to my fiance and It was myself her dad and 2 of his work friends. Since proposing me and her dad have become very close but before we fine with each other but not that close. At the last minute one of his friends cancelled. Well by the end of the game we were jumpin and yellin and high fiving everyone, we got an awesome beer shower for colder sept night from some people behind us who lost theirs in the madness.

I was at game 2 of both the ALDS and ALCS with Gooch's homer AND Crede's double. And I have to say, for less people being there, that Sept night was just as load. That one hit may have saved the entire world series run.

FireMariotti
12-04-2007, 10:26 PM
9. Game 3 of the 2005 ALDS ("OH NO!!!")


I'm sure you meant game 2, sorry to nitpick.

However, both were great games. "HOCUS POCUS SAYS HERNANDEZ!"

ShoelessJoeS
12-04-2007, 10:32 PM
I'm sure you meant game 2, sorry to nitpick.

However, both were great games. "HOCUS POCUS SAYS HERNANDEZ!"No, I believe he's right. The exact line spewing out of Berman's mouth after Damon K's is "OH NO, HE GETS HIM TO GO!"

FireMariotti
12-05-2007, 12:59 AM
No, I believe he's right. The exact line spewing out of Berman's mouth after Damon K's is "OH NO, HE GETS HIM TO GO!"

My mistake then. I thought he was referring to the Graffanino error