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what makes it memorable
pinch hit walk-off to win 1988 World Series game 1
called his shot
number 715 to pass Babe Ruth
waves walk-off HR fair to win World Series game 6
number 756 to pass Hank Aaron for 1st all-time
walk-off to win 1993 World Series
shot heard round the world
number 61 to pass Babe Ruth
walk-off to win 1960 World Series
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Jan 18th, 2012 at 03:15 GMT
There's no P in Thomson. Also, despite what eventually happened, I think McGwire's 62nd homer in 1998 should be included.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 03:30 GMT
I'm not sure what your criteria is for this list but I don't think that bonds belongs, also some I thought of were the Brett pine tar incident, the jeter/maier 1996 alcs, the tino/brosius 2001 world series, and big papi in the 2004 alcs. just to name a few.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 03:31 GMT
I would put Bucky Dent's homer against the Red Sox on here. Maybe instead of Ted William's last at bat, but idk if I feel good about doing that. Just feel like Dent should be on here
Jan 18th, 2012 at 03:36 GMT
I wonder if 5-10 years from now, the David Freese homer in 2011 WS Game 6 would make this list?
Jan 18th, 2012 at 03:48 GMT
No Reggie; three on three pitches or off the light tower in '71 ASG? No Gabby Hartnett? No Bucky Dent? No Ozzie Smith (go crazy!)?
Jan 18th, 2012 at 03:51 GMT
And... we'll see you tomorrow night! Kirby Puckett Game 6 1991 World Series in extra innings. Absolute tragedy that it's not on there.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 06:42 GMT
Agreed with a lot of people above me. Gotta include Bucky Dent, Jeter/Maier, Ozzie Smith, and Reggie Jackson's 3 HR and All-Star light tower. Also what about Dave Henderson's shot off Donnie Moore?
Jan 18th, 2012 at 06:53 GMT
Ted Williams last AB is a pretty stupid one to add to this list. I guarantee 99% of people don't even know he hit a home run on his last AB.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 07:40 GMT
I agree with the others who say Bucky Dent's homer should be on here.
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Jan 18th, 2012 at 13:27 GMT
Ted Williams "last at bat" should not be included, because after he hit that one, he sat out the last 3 games of the season so he could end his career on a home run and hit .400 for the season. Also, Cecil Fielder hitting it out of Tiger Stadium not included??
Jan 18th, 2012 at 14:21 GMT
@brich: As a fellow Tiger fan, I disagree about Cecil's shot. It was nice, but not all that meaningful. Also, Ted hit .400 in 1941, and his last game came in 1960. I agree that it's a little hokey that he sat out the last three games, but I would include Dent's shot before Cecil's.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 14:37 GMT
What about Puckett's 'We'll so you... tomorrow night!" so famous Joe Buck copied it with Ortiz's 'We'll see you... later tonight!" Both could make the list over Ted Williams. As could 'Go crazy folks! Go crazy!"
Jan 18th, 2012 at 15:54 GMT
Where is Reggie Jackson's 3rd HR on 3 consecutive pitches in the World Series? While you're at it, why not include Chambliss, Boone, Dent, etc. and make it all Yankees? ;-)
Jan 18th, 2012 at 16:33 GMT
ted williams's last at bat? what about ortiz 2004, boone, dent, reggie jackson's 3 HRs, barry bonds's 73rd, and kirby puckett
Jan 18th, 2012 at 17:00 GMT
Bucky Dent (vs Red Sox), Aaron Boone (vs Red Sox), Reggie Jackson (WS), Kirby Puckett (WS), George Brett (Pine Tar), Roy Hobbs (The Natural, although not real, would be a fun "bonus" answer) would all be better than Ted Williams.... what's the source on this?
Jan 18th, 2012 at 17:13 GMT
Roy Hobbs - New York Knights - busted score board and made sparks fly all over the place.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 18:42 GMT
Every comment here a good, if not great argument. May I add in Reggie's shot off the light tower in tiger stadium during the all-star game.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 18:45 GMT
I would maybe even include Fred Lynn's homerun in the 1983 All-Star Game. The only grandslam ever hit in an all star game.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 18:56 GMT
I didn't add mcgwire 62 because of the steroids he took same with bonds 73. It is possible about freese but his triple to tie the game was bigger than the walk-off homer.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 19:21 GMT
aaron boone 03 alcs game 7 extra innings vs most hated rival red sox.....has everything
Jan 18th, 2012 at 21:02 GMT
I've said it on other quizzes and I'll say it here- opinion-based quizzes, without an actual source, should not be allowed on Sporcle. If this was Top 10 Home Runs of All-Time According to ESPN, then I would have no problem with this quiz, but how are we supposed to know what you think? Opinion based quizzes are more frustrating than fun.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 22:12 GMT
the steroid thing makes no sense since you had Bonds on the list for career home runs, but not mcgwire or bonds for season home runs.
Jan 18th, 2012 at 22:35 GMT
I normally don't agree with opinion-based quizzes, but I think you've actually come up with a very defensible list. I do agree that Bonds's 756th wasn't as big a deal as either McGwire's 62nd or Bonds's 71, just on how it felt at the time (I live in the Bay Area). A lot of people's complaints here are based simply on adding their favorite team/player, so no Boone, no Jeter, no Puckett, no pine tar (remember, it wasn't a HR), no Lynn. The Reggie thing is hard because its really the totality of the situation. Roy Hobbs would be a great bonus answer. People bitching about Ted Williams are just ignorant; its one of the iconic moments of an iconic career.
Jan 19th, 2012 at 00:08 GMT
I have to agree: Kirby Puckett's HR not making the list is just criminal. 1991 is still my favorite World Series, and Puckett did everything in Game 6 except drag the infield. Reggie in the All Star Game is a keeper too, and speaking of memorable ASG home runs: Has Bo Jackson's ball landed yet?
Jan 19th, 2012 at 00:09 GMT
Puckett, Dent, Ozzie Smith, Ortiz, heck, even Aaron Boone could make this list, and I also think Ripken's should be considered, I know it wasn't an important situation, but in terms of "memorable," it is one of the top home runs of all time
Jan 19th, 2012 at 02:21 GMT
Got all of them...Kept spelling Mazeroski as Mazerowski
Jan 21st, 2012 at 15:16 GMT
For the people talking about Williams sitting his last 3 games for the last HR... any reason you fail to mention that in 1941 he had a .400 average with a doubleheader still to play.? Rather than sit, he played both games, went 6-8 to finish at .406. And I think McGwire's 62nd should be included. It looks bad now, but at the time, even if you weren't a sports fan, you were following that chase. It was a top news story around the country on a daily basis, and brought baseball back from the 1994 strike.
Jan 22nd, 2012 at 23:48 GMT
Jan 23rd, 2012 at 03:35 GMT
dent has to be here
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