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Fans to pick games for Yankees DVD

Let the voting, the grumbling, the teeth-gnashing, the emotional rescue, the arguing among family and friends, the hysteria, the pride, the occasional hopelessness and absolute certainty now begin. Voting is under way through June 9 at Yankees.com, and, for the most part, this one is basically all up to you.

It is limited to the games 1970 or later.

 

Pretty neat idea.  My vote…

June 17, 1978
August 6, 1979
1995 ALDS Game 2
2001 WS Game 5
2003 ALCS Game 7.

The Original SJ Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:21 PM | 66 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:35 PM (#2797034)
It wasn't at Yankee Stadium, but July 1, 1990 kind of sums up that part of Yankee history.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:40 PM (#2797039)
It wasn't at Yankee Stadium, but July 1, 1990 kind of sums up that part of Yankee history.

July 1, 1990. I hope that one makes it in.

I vote for this one of course.

Then there's this, this and this.
   3. Shock Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:43 PM (#2797042)
New York Yankees             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hawkins L
(1-5)                8     0   4   0   5   3   0 


Best boxscore line ever.
   4. The Original SJ Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:43 PM (#2797043)
Yanks have plenty of terrible losses AT Yankee Stadium you guys could choose from, which is what this is about, of course.
   5. DKDC Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:45 PM (#2797047)
So I can't vote for last night's game?
   6. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:46 PM (#2797048)
I'll resist the urge to be snarky...so, a few of my favorite Yankee games.

Doc's no-hitter
Righetti's no-hitter.
Guidry's 18k game.
Reggie's 3 HR WS game.
Billy Martin vs. Reggie! game
The comeback game against the Braves in the '96 Series.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:55 PM (#2797057)
Yanks have plenty of terrible losses AT Yankee Stadium you guys could choose from, which is what this is about, of course.

You mean I was supposed to read the article? ;)

I'd add Cone's perfecto.
   8. Repoz Posted: May 28, 2008 at 07:58 PM (#2797062)
1970??!!...You mean I can't vote for my fave Yankee start of all time by Fred Talbot in 1967? For shame!

B Campaneris Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
J Donaldson Single to RF; Campaneris to 2B
R Webster Single to LF; Campaneris Scores/unER; Donaldson to 2B
K Harrelson Double to LF; Donaldson Scores; Webster to 3B
R Monday Double to LF; Webster Scores; Harrelson Scores
J Gosger Intentional Walk
T Talton Walk; Monday to 3B; Gosger to 2B


Yanked for Monbo Monbouquette.
   9. flournoy Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:02 PM (#2797066)
Mazeroski

EDIT: 1970 or later? Whatever.
   10. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:13 PM (#2797081)
Whatever game it was when Scooter said, "Hello everybody, I'm Bill White."
   11. Gonfalon B. Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:23 PM (#2797094)
A great forgotten home game for the Yankees was the one on September 18, 1993.

What the 9th-inning play-by-play omits is that Mike Stanley had already flown out to left for the third out of the game. But a kid had run onto the field, and the 3B umpire had called time before the pitch. "Mike Stanley pinch hits for Velarde; Single to LF" doesn't begin to describe the sequence.
   12. Repoz Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:23 PM (#2797097)
Whatever game it was when Scooter said, "Hello everybody, I'm Bill White."

Or Bill White's first game on the air where Whitey Ford handed him the mic and White said..."Thanks Whitey"
   13. Gonfalon B. Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:27 PM (#2797102)
Whatever game it was when Scooter said, "Hello everybody, I'm Bill White."

The telecast I'd love to see again, though I never will, was a late-period game against the Red Sox. Boston had a big lead, late in the game. Someone had sent WPIX a photo of a tombstone labelled "HUCKLEBERRY." They put the picture up on the screen, and the announcers yokked it up. Then the Yankees got a hit, and Rizzuto decided it was a lucky tombstone. And he insisted that they put the photo up again, for the next batter. And he got a hit. And then it was off to the races. They kept flashing that dumb tombstone, and the Yankees had an extended rally while Rizzuto lost his mind over it. Sadly for Phil, Boston held on and won, but the sequence was huckle-arious.
   14. jyjjy Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:43 PM (#2797122)
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2004/B07010NYA2004.htm
   15. Marmaduke Ellington Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:47 PM (#2797127)
I'm not a Yankee fan but the best game nobody else will vote for would be this May 2002 contest.

For a quick 10 points, without looking it up can you name the player who had nine RBI in a different game that day (May 17, 2002)?
   16. StHendu Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:52 PM (#2797129)
Apparently the choices are limited to a few on the ballot - familiar to those that watch YES. Otherwise I would vote for a Dave Kingman Yankee game.
   17. The Original SJ Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:55 PM (#2797132)
I'm not a Yankee fan but the best game nobody else will vote for would be this May 2002 contest.


Thats not nominated, but it is worthy, for sure.

For a quick 10 points, without looking it up can you name the player who had nine RBI in a different game that day (May 17, 2002)?


Is that the day Mike Cameron hit 4 homers?
   18. winnipegwhip Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:56 PM (#2797134)
The 1977 ALCS Game 3 is not known to exist! (At least publically)
It is really Game 3 from 1978 which they list.
   19. Robinson Cano Plate Like Home Posted: May 28, 2008 at 08:59 PM (#2797138)
The telecast I'd love to see again, though I never will, was a late-period game against the Red Sox. Boston had a big lead, late in the game. Someone had sent WPIX a photo of a tombstone labelled "HUCKLEBERRY." They put the picture up on the screen, and the announcers yokked it up. Then the Yankees got a hit, and Rizzuto decided it was a lucky tombstone. And he insisted that they put the photo up again, for the next batter. And he got a hit. And then it was off to the races. They kept flashing that dumb tombstone, and the Yankees had an extended rally while Rizzuto lost his mind over it. Sadly for Phil, Boston held on and won, but the sequence was huckle-arious.

My memory of this was that it was the Sox who kept getting hits when they flashed it, and Scooter was getting angrier and angrier every time they did it.
   20. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: May 28, 2008 at 09:07 PM (#2797152)
Best 5 for Yankee fans:

1.Bucky Dent game (probably the best game in Major League history)
2. games 4-5 1996 WS as an entry
3. game 7 2003 ALCS
4. game 6 1977 WS
5. game 4 1998 ALCS (El Duque saves the season)

Best 5 for Yankee haters:

1. game 7 2001 WS
2-5. repeat 4 times

backups:

2. games 4-7 2004 ALCS as an entry
3. August 18, 1980 at Baltimore
4. July 24, 2004 at Boston
5. and finally, last night's game---how in the f*ck you can get any worse than that, I'll never know, and I hope never to find out
   21. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:04 PM (#2797210)
May 27, 1991
   22. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:07 PM (#2797213)
My votes were for:

Game 6, 1978 World Series
Game 2, 1995 ALDS
Wells Perfect Game
Cone Perfect Game
Game 7, 2003 ALCS
   23. Dewey, Crackpot and Soupuss Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:08 PM (#2797215)
This concept reminds me of "The Chris Farley Show".

"Remember -- remember when Bucky Dent hit that home run? That was awesome."
   24. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:11 PM (#2797219)
Game 6, 1978 World Series

Catfish Hunter's final moment of glory, and Reggie's revenge on Bob Welch. Great game and a great choice.
   25. Dewey, Crackpot and Soupuss Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:12 PM (#2797221)
Or the last game of the 1912 WS when Fred Snodgrass dropped the ball. Or the Merkle boner game.

All those games had just as much, if not more, at stake and were far superior in drama.


I thought the "Merkle's Boner" game was fairly early in the season, and it was only in retrospect that they realised how important it was?
   26. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:16 PM (#2797222)
Kevin, that's what horse races are all about. But the Thomson game might be up there with it, along with the ones you mentioned and maybe the last game of the 1924 Series. All five of these postseason or special playoff games (though not the Merkle game) were for all the cheese, meaning sayonara for the loser. Any of the five is a more than a legitimate choice for # 1.

And for drama, if you can't see that in the Dent game, given the background, and given the contestants in that final at bat with the tying and winning runs on base, I can't say anything but that you need to detach yourself from your Red Sox jacket for a few minutes. But that's for another thread altogether.

EDIT: Fred Lieb said that the replay of the Merkle game was the most dramatic game he ever watched in his 70+ year career. I may not be able to argue with him too much on that. He has a great writeup of that game in Baseball As I Have Known It.
   27. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:21 PM (#2797225)
I went for Chambliss' HR, Jackson's 3 homers, 1996 ALCS Game 1, 2000 WS Game 1, and 2003 ALCS Game 7.
   28. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:22 PM (#2797227)
Oh, and for Hidden Gem, I'd go with this one.
   29. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:27 PM (#2797229)
I thought the "Merkle's Boner" game was fairly early in the season, and it was only in retrospect that they realised how important it was?


Nope, the Merkle game was September 23.
   30. Chris Needham Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:28 PM (#2797231)
Bah. It's no fun with playoff games. I like the regular season choices better.

But for some strange reason, the only one that's popping into my head is the one where the Yankees had 3 sac flies in an inning against the Angels. '98? Who wouldn't want to watch that over and over and over again?
   31. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:32 PM (#2797234)
Scrolling retrosheet for real games to add in . .

September 21, 1996

July 2, 1998

July 23, 1999

May 5, 2000

July 16, 2000

May 17, 2002.

May 16, 2006.

June 28, 2006

April 7, 2007

Well, I'm getting sick of checking, but let's not forget about the time they stopped that big 7th inning rally by the INdians in this game. SHould only be included if it comes with an audio of whichever Yankee flack of your choice screaming "That's for the homer in the 1997 playoffs!" every time a Yankee gets a hit.

Or just add in this one and see if anything else fits.
   32. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:36 PM (#2797238)
If we're going 2007, we gotta have this one.
   33. Chris Needham Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:36 PM (#2797239)
From the more serious category, I always had a soft spot for this one.

Second game of a double-header in Oakland, up about 80 games in the division, down 4 runs in the 9th, thanks to some great pitching by the hated Kenny Rogers, and they unload. First, Daryl Strawberry hits the game-tying Grand Slam. Then for good measure, they pile on five more runs, rubbing a little more dirt in the wound.
   34. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:39 PM (#2797242)
I should note that the 5/17/02 game is the best of the bunch linked to in post #34.

1.Bucky Dent game (probably the best game in Major League history)

Nah. That's the Rick Camp game. Or the Cubs-Cards game from August 8, 1990.

Edited for clarity.
   35. Dewey, Crackpot and Soupuss Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:47 PM (#2797247)
the Cubs-Cards game from August 8, 1990.

That ain't nothing. How about White Sox-Brewers - May 8, 1984.
   36. Randy Jones Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:50 PM (#2797252)
I should note that the 5/17/02 game is the best of the bunch linked to in post #34.

Agreed, although I'm partial to that game and the Wells perfect game since 5/17 is my birthday.
   37. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:56 PM (#2797259)
On my first trip to Wrigleyville this weekend I noticed that there was a bar called Merkle's. Then I saw the sign on the front, proudly proclaiming "SINCE 2004". Wow, only 96 years after the famous incident! That place must veritably seep with historical atmosphere.
   38. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 28, 2008 at 11:07 PM (#2797272)
This game could do a good job of summing up the Yankees of the 1988-92 era.

Guess who the starting pitcher was!

He faced each batter once, got two outs, hit Denny Walling with a pitch in what was basically the last week of Walling's career, gave up one of Jeff Huson's 8 career home runs (in 1879 at-bats), and then got yanked.
   39. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: May 28, 2008 at 11:08 PM (#2797273)
That ain't nothing. How about White Sox-Brewers - May 8, 1984.

That's merely long. The Cubs-Cards game was fantastic 73 different times over. Harkey let 15 men on base in 9 innings yet didn't allow a run. How often does that happen? Salazar saved a sure double in the 3rd on a great play. Someone reached base every inning against Harkey. Their lead-off hitter or second batter made it on board every single frame against him. In fact, they did it four more times in extra innings. St. Louis got caught stealing, had a pick-off and hit into a trio of double plays.

Meanwhile, the Cubs couldn't get anything going. They were hopelessly overmatched, yet they stayed in the game. After leading off the game with a walk and single, De Leon mowed them down. The next 26 batters could only scratch out two singles against him, while he fanned 10. Their highlight came when Mark Grace hit a two-out single and then stole (!) second base.

Chicago's back-to-back hits in the 10th were their first since the 1st inning. Smith's pinch-hit grounder was shockigly muffed by Pendleton, but he recovered quickly and almost through out Smith. He was the fastest man on the team. Anyone else, and he would've been out. Then they come back again a few innings later. In-between Steve Wilson came in and struck out the first five batters he faced. Steve Wilson! It was like he thought he was a real pitcher or something. That was the only times St Louis didnt' get their first or second man on board.

Then Dawon wins it in the fifteenth and the bases loaded and two outs. Awesome.
   40. Dewey, Crackpot and Soupuss Posted: May 28, 2008 at 11:22 PM (#2797286)
That's merely long.

Hardly. The Brewers scored two in the top of the ninth inning. The White Sox got back-to-back two-out RBI hits in the bottom of the ninth by none other than Julio Cruz and Rudy Law, off of Rollie Fingers no less.

The White Sox then got eleven scoreless innings from Al Jones and Juan Agosto (Agosto pitched seven scoreless innings - picture, say, Damaso Marte pitching seven scoreless in relief). Tellman and Waits matched them, inning for inning.

Then the Brewers scored three in the top of the 21st inning on a three-run homer by Ben Ogilvie. The White Sox came back with three of their own in the bottom of the 21st (pinch-runner Rich Dotson scored one of them) to keep it going.

After 24 innings, the umpire suspends play until the next day. Tom Seaver (the next day's scheduled starter) comes out the next day to pitch for the White Sox, pitching a scoreless 25th inning. Chuck Porter comes out to pitch his eighth inning of relief, and after striking out Dave Stegman on a bunted strike 3, he gives up the walkoff to Harold Baines.
   41. Dag Nabbit: secretary of the World Banana Forum Posted: May 29, 2008 at 12:01 AM (#2797321)
Yeah, but the Cubs-Cards game had constant tension in it, as the Cubs were on the ropes all game long. The only time they stopped the Cards you had the elation of 5 straight Ks.

My favorite suspeneded White Sox game is this one. Primarily because after throwing 5 innings upon resumption, Wilbur Wood did his regular chore and pitched this entire game.
   42. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: May 29, 2008 at 12:04 AM (#2797326)
I'm glad they put the videos with this list. I still think Tino Martinez's grand slam in 1998 is the loudest baseball noise ever made (non-Metrodome category).
   43. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: May 29, 2008 at 12:11 AM (#2797339)
Gotta love Dwayne Staats calling Jim Abbbot's no hitter.
   44. Vogon Poet Posted: May 29, 2008 at 01:34 AM (#2797576)
Has any non-milestone home run in the middle innings ever caused as much pandemonium as Mattingly's homer in the 1995 ALDS? Piniella had to pull the Mariners off the field because the Yankee fans lost it.
   45. pkb33 Posted: May 29, 2008 at 01:45 AM (#2797611)
Game 7 of 2004 is the most historically significant game played there in 50 or so years---doesn't that count for something?
   46. Boots Day Posted: May 29, 2008 at 01:49 AM (#2797627)
After 24 innings, the umpire suspends play until the next day.

No, it was earlier than that. It was after 18 innings, because that's when I went home.
   47. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: May 29, 2008 at 02:03 AM (#2797672)
Unserious picks

Game 3, 1980 ALCS
The Pine Tar Game
The Astros No-Hitter from 2003
   48. Bruce Markusen Posted: May 29, 2008 at 02:25 AM (#2797765)
Didn't WPIX keep any tapes of games from the sixties and early 1970s? I'd like to see some games from the "old" Stadium, something with Mantle, or Stottlemyre, even Horace Clarke.

I enjoy watching the Yankee Classics from time to time, but they are so limited in their time span. Prior to the acquisition of the Murcer game and the Nettles game from the 1970s, just about everything YES showed was from the 1990s on. For a team with such history, it's mind-boggling.
   49. Gonfalon B. Posted: May 29, 2008 at 02:54 AM (#2797890)
(Post #13: The telecast I'd love to see again... Someone had sent WPIX a photo of a tombstone labelled "HUCKLEBERRY." ... the Yankees had an extended rally while Rizzuto lost his mind over it...

My memory of this was that it was the Sox who kept getting hits when they flashed it, and Scooter was getting angrier and angrier every time they did it.


Your memory's definitely backwards on this. Rizzuto was laughing, and ho-HOOO-ing, and insisting that the director keep on putting the enchanted photo up, to keep the Yankees' mojo alive.

The other two Rizzuto moments I'd like to see are the game where he managed to confuse Scott Fletcher for Dick Allen in a way that almost somehow made sense, and the game where he credited Benjamin Franklin with the invention of lightning. The broadcast where he told the tale of a frog who was sitting on his golf shoes, and eventually gave the shoes warts, would be a nice DVD extra. The punchline: "True story!"
   50. salajander Posted: May 29, 2008 at 02:59 AM (#2797903)
No one mentioned the great Clemens/Pedro game on May 28, 2000?

That game was one of the best I've ever been to, and my team lost.
   51. Repoz Posted: May 29, 2008 at 03:03 AM (#2797911)
Didn't WPIX keep any tapes of games from the sixties and early 1970s?

Bruce...I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that most of the WPIX 60's tapes were destroyed or taped over.
   52. Repoz Posted: May 29, 2008 at 03:26 AM (#2797975)
With what? The Joe Franklin Show?

Well, somebody had to preserve those sinnerlating Julius La Rosa, Archie Bleyer and Dee Dee Ramone innerview clips!
   53. winnipegwhip Posted: May 29, 2008 at 03:43 AM (#2798008)
How about this one:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN195805050.shtml

I remember Bill Rigney telling the story of the near comeback (an old "The Game I'll Never Forget in Baseball Digest) The thing he remembers most was the Pirates GM Joe Brown enjoying the afternoon sun behind the Pirates dugout. As the result became more questionable in the ninth Brown kept moving from seat to seat to change his teams sudden bad luck.
   54. TerpNats Posted: May 29, 2008 at 03:58 AM (#2798041)
Game 7 of 2004 is the most historically significant game played there in 50 or so years
Only within New England. I might go with Los Angeles at San Francisco to open the 1958 season.

For the Yankee Stadium DVD, I'd go with five games I saw there:

Cone's perfect game, July 18, 1999
Game 1, '96 ALCS
Home opener, 1998 -- Good Friday, and the Yankees beat Oakland in a slugfest (the score was something like 18-16).
June 2003 -- Roger Clemens wins his 300th game over St. Louis
Memorial Day 2000 -- Oakland's Randy Velarde pulls off an unassisted triple play (is that the only one that ever happened at the Stadium?)

Unfortunately, keep in mind that this DVD will almost certainly use John Sterling's radio audio for the post-1989 games rather than the TV calls, which to me effectively makes the thing worthless. (I'll never forgive Sterling for going into his "The Yankees winnn" spiel immediately after Dwight Gooden's no-hitter. How self-serving and unprofessional.)
   55. salajander Posted: May 29, 2008 at 04:13 AM (#2798078)
Looking at the list, holy hell have I been goddamned lucky. I've actually attended 7 of the games on the list:

* Cone's perfect game
* 1999 ALCS Game 1
* 1999 WS Game 3
* 2000 WS Game 1
* 2001 WS Game 4
* 2001 WS Game 5
* 2003 ALCS Game 7

I've been one lucky son-of-a-#####.
   56. Cooperstown Schtick Posted: May 29, 2008 at 04:30 AM (#2798104)
Didn't WPIX keep any tapes of games from the sixties and early 1970s?

PIX didn't catch on to the value of historical preservation of game tapes, except with regard to post-season games (which didn't apply so much through the Stottlemyre/Clarke era) and other odd events. Also, they had a flood in their basement that wiped out a good amount of their archival footage. There's quite a bit of highlight and newsreel footage about, but very little broadcast stuff, and virtually no full-game footage.

In related news, the Richard N. Hughes "What's your opinion? We'd like to know." editorials are also destroyed. Also, Jerry Girard is dead.

And that ends that post. My job is done here.
   57. Dan Szymborski Posted: May 29, 2008 at 04:41 AM (#2798107)
Rick Cerone Rollin': The Best of the Modern Pinstripes
   58. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: May 29, 2008 at 04:59 AM (#2798111)
And for drama, if you can't see that in the Dent game, given the background, and given the contestants in that final at bat with the tying and winning runs on base, I can't say anything but that you need to detach yourself from your Red Sox jacket for a few minutes. But that's for another thread altogether.

Yaz was a little over the hill at that point. If he was vintage '67 Yaz, I might agree with you.


He may have been over the hill, Kev, but earlier in that game he'd homered off Guidry and singled in a run off Gossage just one inning earlier. Gossage was on the ropes and the season was on the line. You can't possibly top that final at bat for a sense of anticipation.

And how about ALCS, game 7 2004, Andy? Why you lkave that one out? That one basically decided the champion whil at the same time accomplishing something that had never been done before.

I left it out because it was a massacre. If Jacob Ruppert had owned the Red Sox, it would have been his idea of excitement, but after the Damon grand slam it was all over. And anyway, I did include the last four games of that LCS as an entry in my list of best games for Yankee haters. If I were choosing one of those games I'd easily go with game 4 and game 5 over game 7. Those games were packed with drama from start to finish.

And if you want the best regular season game, you can't ever top June 13, 2004.

Yanks down 2-0 with 2 outs and nobody on in the ninth. Trevor Hoffman on the mound. Lofton homers. Matsui homers to tie it. Just like those two Series games in 2001, only with two straight two out homers instead of just one.

And then in the 12th inning, the Angels go ahead 5-2, but the Yanks come back to win it 6 to 5. Two impossible comebacks in one game, and all because Bochy didn't keep David Wells in the game after 7 shutout innings with only 76 pitches.
   59. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: May 29, 2008 at 06:17 PM (#2798538)
(Post #13: The telecast I'd love to see again... Someone had sent WPIX a photo of a tombstone labelled "HUCKLEBERRY." ... the Yankees had an extended rally while Rizzuto lost his mind over it...

My memory of this was that it was the Sox who kept getting hits when they flashed it, and Scooter was getting angrier and angrier every time they did it.

Your memory's definitely backwards on this. Rizzuto was laughing, and ho-HOOO-ing, and insisting that the director keep on putting the enchanted photo up, to keep the Yankees' mojo alive.


So which game was this? My Retrosheet-Fu is weak...
   60. Gonfalon B. Posted: May 29, 2008 at 06:38 PM (#2798578)
So which game was this? My Retrosheet-Fu is weak...

I bombed out, too. I looked through the Baseball-Reference game results pages from 1988-1996 and I couldn't find a box score that precisely matched my memory of the circumstances (Red Sox with a big lead over the Yankees late in a game that was carved away but only partially). Since it was a late-inning almost-comeback, logic tells us that the game was likely in Fenway, since the Yankees used a 6-innings-apiece rotation for their three announcers, and Rizzuto generally did the first 6 innings of home games. Guess I'll have to wait for Rob Neyer's upcoming The Big Book of Baseball Legends That Virtually No One in the World Remembers or Even Gives a Crap About.

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