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Postby WharfRat » Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:06 am

If you were to travel back through time to be present at one great sports moment or event from history, which would it be? It would have to be something you didn't witness as it happened, so it can't be, for example, Tampa Bay's Super Bowl win, or the Red Sox championship run last year, since we all know you saw both of those events.

Some ideas: the Mazeroski home run? Lou Gehrig's farewell speech? Ted Williams' final game? Satchel Paige's debut in Cleveland? Any of the old Ali fights? Watching Secretariat, Seabiscuit or any other great racehorses? Super Bowl I? Or III? Or maybe to see Notre Dame's Four Horsemen? Or Jesse Owens in Berlin? The 1980 US Hockey team's victory over Russia (if you're too young to have seen it, like me)? Or, if you're outside the States, a particular moment that has some national pride? Let's hear it. (I'm still deciding mine :-D ).
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Postby JTWood » Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:26 am

My first choice would obviously be game seven of the '82 World Series, but I was 4 years old then. If I had to pick one sporting event from before my birth that I would like to have attended, I would like to have been at the game in the '32 World Series where Ruth called his home run before he hit it.
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Postby Nomar4prez » Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:32 am

Game 7 of 1988 East Semis: Shootout with 'Nique
From NBA.com's History section:

"In Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals that year against Atlanta, Bird engaged in a memorable fourth-quarter shootout with the Hawks' Dominique Wilkins. Bird poured in 20 points in the final period to outdo his counterpart and lead the Celtics to victory -- even though he had bronchial pneumonia. The Celtics, however, fell to the Pistons in the conference finals."
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Postby Arlo » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:05 pm

I would love to have been in the stands for Vander Meer's second no-hitter. Imagine the tension building! 8-o
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Postby dannyolbb » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:20 pm

I would have liked to have seen any game that Satchel Paige pitched for the Pittsburgh Crawfords from 1933-1935.

They had 5 future hall of famers on that team - Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Oscar Charleston, and Judy Johnson.
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Postby DaQ » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:23 pm

Me?

Well, I'd like to be at Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. It was two years before I was born and as a Mets fan, I'd love to be at Shea Stadium when Buckner lets the ball go through his legs.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:25 pm

Sandy's perfect game; September 6th, 1965 @ Dodger Stadium...

Koufax pitched a perfect game, and Bob Hendley pitched a 1-hitter (in the same game)

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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:51 pm

Jackie Robinsons first game. 8-o
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:53 pm

The Miner Part 2 wrote:Jackie Robinsons first game. 8-o

That's a good one. I was also thinking about Don Larsen's World Series perfect game...
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Postby GiantFan666 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:48 pm

Either game 3 of the Giants-Dodgers playoff in 51' for the shot heard round the world, or game 4 of the 1954 series so I could finally say that I've seen the Giants win a World Series!!! (Yeah, I know both of those are big shockers coming from me! )
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