Comments on: Which game in baseball history would you like to see? This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: RobC Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:17:12 +0000 My daughter had a couple of good choices I had not considered: 1) The game where Ted Williams hit "The Red Seat" (yes, we are Sox fans) & 2) any game with Steve Dalkowski. (She would bring a radar gun in under her jacket.)

By: Phil Haberkorn in Indiana Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:36:17 +0000 Brendan @74.....lay off Steve Bartman.
Look at the pictures of that play, he wasn't the only one reaching for that foul fly.
The Cubs got a chance to win the next night, and Bartman wasn't even in the ballpark.

By: Phil Haberkorn in Indiana Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:29:53 +0000 One game I should have attended with my movie camera and a bag full of film: Mark "The Bird" Fydrych pitching for the Tigers.
Why didn't I go? Because I was young and stupid and thought he'd pitch for years.

By: Phil Haberkorn in Indiana Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:25:09 +0000 DaveZ @ post 41.....I have watched that Cubs-Phillies 23-22 game several times, having taped the replay of it on WGN (back in those days, they would re-run a Cubs game on Sundays during the winter just for fun).
The part I like most is when Ernie Banks steps to the plate in the bottom of the 9th and hits a game-winning grand slam.
The WGN crew was even gracious enough to send a copy to a Philly TV station so they could show it . .

By: Phil Haberkorn in Indiana Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:15:13 +0000 MEGA-DITTO's to MLS post #98 ! ! ! !
My Dad could afford to take a VW MicroBus full of our family or neighborhood kids to a Cubs or Tigers game in the 60s - gas, tickets, ballpark food, and a snack at a restaurant on the way back..
We lived in a little town in northeast Indiana, so it was a four-drive for him each way.
And he didn't have to ask other parents to help pay for anything.

By: C.T. Sat, 10 Sep 2011 16:52:24 +0000 Bob Feller's Opening Day no-hitter against the White Sox in 1940

The 1917 game in which Boston pitcher Ernie Shore retired 27 straight Senators in relief of starter Babe Ruth, who was thrown out for throwing a punch at umpire Brick Owens after arguing a ball four call on the lead-off hitter.

Nearly any game during the Great Depression, when arguably the greatest players and some of the greatest teams played before precious few fans with no radio or TV to record their feats.

By: Bob Sohm Sat, 03 Sep 2011 21:22:04 +0000 The game at Baker Bowl in 1920 in which Casey Stengel tipped his cap after catching a fly ball and a sparrow flew out.
Any Game at Dexter Park to see the lengendary Bushwicks play.

By: Andy Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:40:52 +0000 Ryan, for me, it would be this game:

It's a combined no-hitter ending on a walk-off homer in the 10th inning....the game has everything. Great pitching, tough manager decisions, clutch hitting, etc.

Good luck trying to find a video of it, though...!

By: Ryan Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:34:52 +0000 I'd like to ask a question of the readers here at b-r too:

I work with a lot of people who weren't born in the USA, and aren't familiar with baseball at all. If you could show them one game to give them the "essence" of baseball - not necessarily a record-breaking moment, or a famous player, but a game that shows off everything baseball has to offer, what would it be?

A youtube trek leading to a video of Endy Chavez and Adam Wainwright led me to this question, and you can guess my answer.

By: BSK Fri, 02 Sep 2011 03:05:18 +0000 I'm sorry, but I couldn't go to any game before Robinson broke the color barrier or, more accurately, before baseball was fully integrated. Don't think I could enjoy watching a game that certain players were barred from participating in because of their race.