MLB: Most memorable baseball game you've attended?

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  1. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    My first Cubs game was pretty memorable. 2003, Monday night in June, Cubs vs Brewers. Cubs hit 6 homers, including Sammy Sosa and Corey Patterson going back to back, Sammy Sosa hitting one over 500 feet that landed on Kenmore, and Kerry Wood, Mark Grundzalanek (sp?) and Alex Gonzalez going back to back to back.

    Also saw Greg Maddux's 299th win in Milwaukee, but that game was only memorable for that reason.
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  2. psychlone99

    psychlone99 Well-Known Member

    Ichiro was an absolute joy to watch play.

    Sidebar: I've always wondered why Japanese and Korean players have such distinct swings. It's clearly in the mechanics they teach, but there are aspects of that swing that differ greatly from mechanics learned from t-ball up in the US.
  3. aeroclone

    aeroclone Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    I was at this one too, and it is also far and away number one on my list as well. The atmosphere in the stadium was insane all night and the drama of that game couldn't be topped by a Hollywood script. Best live sports event I've been to in any sport.
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  4. TakeCover

    TakeCover Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    Des Moines, IA
    2009 AL Central tie-breaker. Had tickets to what was supposed to be the last regular season game at the Metrodome, and when MIN one that one to force #163 against DET, we headed for the ticket office on a whim and got enough for more friends/family to join us 2 days later. Back and forth game with the Twins walking off in 12 on a dribbler through the right side and Carlos Gomez scoring from 2B.

    Promptly swept by the Yanks in the Division Series.
  5. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2006
    Publications Manager
    Macomb, MI

    Sep 2, 2003. Cubs beat the Cardinals 4-2 in 15 innings. I remember it for several reasons:

    -It was the first game in a day-night double header

    -I had just graduated from ISU and my best friends and I went to this game to celebrate

    -I had an "advertising company job interview" in the Chicago suburbs a week later for what turned out to be a Ponzi scheme. One of the most miserable days of my life, walking around affluent neighborhoods with a guy pretending to be a D.A.R.E. rep selling coupon books, sending 75% of the sales up the pyramid.
  6. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    There was a fascinating article I read on the art of bat flipping in Korea. Like it's embraced like crazy over there and players are famous for it.
  7. CloneFan65

    CloneFan65 Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Math Professor
    Phoenix, AZ
    The first one that comes to mind was Brewers at the Royals in the early eighties. It was 0-0 going into the ninth when I got to see two of the greatest relievers of all time. Quisenberry came in and gave up three runs in the top of the ninth. So Rollie Fingers came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth for the save. He gave up four runs.
  8. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Iowa Falls
    My god, how old are you?
  9. Macloney

    Macloney Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    1 mile from the phog
    Yep, I've been to hundreds of pro and college events and I can't put anything close. I had so many emotional highs and lows during that game that I didn't know if I was going to pull through.

    We hopped on a plane the next day for Orange County to see the first game of the ALDS and then had to get back for game 3 at the K, it was an epic run.
  10. carvers4math

    carvers4math Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    1. White Sox beat Orioles on May 15, 1985. Husband proposed before game.
    2. Dodgers beat Cubs on August 17, 2003. Ozzie Osbourne completely slaughtered Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
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  11. Cyhops

    Cyhops Active Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    2014 World Series games 6 and 7, we (Royals) lost by 1 with the tieing run on 3rd but a great game.
  12. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Living the Dream
    Discipline and eye hand coordination learned from simple eating utensils. Also bats and chopsticks are both wood. Coincidence? I don't think so. :cool:

  13. Buster28

    Buster28 Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    Probably 2013 ALCS game in Oakland vs. Detroit. Rookie Sonny Gray pitched 8 shutout innings against some dude named 'Verlander,' and the A's won it in the bottom of the 9th against Detroit's relievers, 1-0, on a bases-loaded hit by Vogt. The stadium was absolutely more and more on edge with each inning. People say 1-0 games are boring. I say otherwise (in some cases). This was a really fun game to see in person.

  14. TXCyclones

    TXCyclones Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    Remember when the Rangers won the World Series in 2010 & 2011? Me either... but I was at every game in Arlington when they gave it a shot. Those were fun. In fact, my ex-wife and I (she wasn't my ex at the time) were in Visions magazine with our Rangers tshirts and Cyclone baseball hates in front of Ranger Stadium World Series sign during the series against the ******* Giants.
  15. drlove

    drlove Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    I attended a Rockies- Giants game in 2010 in Denver with a life long Giants fan that was certain he was cursed when he watched his team play, but he went anyway. In about the 5th inning I commented that the game had the feel of a game that would go extra innings as neither team could get anything going and I wasn't leaving early (Tuesday night).
    Sure enough the game is a struggle into the 14th inning when SF breaks it open for 3 runs. In the bottom half of the inning, the Rockies are forced to let a relief pitcher bat (he walked on 4 pitches) and the tying run was a player that injured himself and couldn't "run" (picture Kirk Gibson). Down to the final out, a journeyman OF, Ryan Spillbourghs, hit a walk off Grand Slam to win.

    Distant second tie was the Game 4 of the WS and the All-Star Game.
  16. drlove

    drlove Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    Third place were all the $.50 beer nights at Quad City RiverBandits games I can't remember.
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  17. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    My first Opening Day in Cincinnati my senior year of HS. Joe Randa hit a walkoff HR to win the game. We had camped outside the stadium earlier that year to get the tickets in the first place, which added to the memory.

    The other one that comes to mind was a game on 8/8/2006 against the Cardinals. Ryan Freel made the best catch I've ever seen live - a full lay-out diving catch running toward the wall robbing Pujols of at least a double. No joke, he got a standing ovation like 5+ times throughout the rest of the game (essentially every time he came to bat or back to his position in the outfield). I'm having trouble finding the video.
  18. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Living the Dream
    Much old but not such much old.

    I do need reading glasses though. ;)
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  19. TOFB4ISU

    TOFB4ISU Active Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    The QC
    Cubs scoring 4 in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Pirates 6-5 in July, 1969. I was 11. We know how that ended.
  20. ISU85

    ISU85 Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    My mom is a huge Cubs fan and I took her to Wrigley a few years ago. She had only been there once before, about 40 years earlier. She drank two beers. TWO!!!!!! I will NEVER forget that.
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