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Epic89
03-16-2009, 07:58 PM
Simple. What's the greatest fall classic of all time?

My vote has to go to 2001.

Jimmy Shine
03-16-2009, 08:07 PM
86.

ShinobiNYC
03-16-2009, 08:09 PM
2001.

Havoc Wreaker
03-16-2009, 08:09 PM
2008 :p

¿QUE?
03-16-2009, 08:13 PM
Mazerowski (Pirates Yanks), Boston v.s Cinici (75'? forgot the exact date), 86' Mets, Marlins First one in 97',2001 Yanks Dbacks, are a few that come to my head.

FiShbOnE~d
03-16-2009, 08:23 PM
2001

Jimmy Shine
03-16-2009, 08:27 PM
Mazerowski (Pirates Yanks), Boston v.s Cinici (75'? forgot the exact date), 86' Mets, Marlins First one in 97',2001 Yanks Dbacks, are a few that come to my head.

Youre right about 1960. Certainly one of the great Classics of all time. Only reason I didnt mention it was, I figured 1960, most guys here think that was a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. :)

vigilantex69
03-16-2009, 08:33 PM
That year the Angels came back to beat the Giants in what was it game 6? That was pretty incredible.

MooseWithFleas
03-16-2009, 08:56 PM
The most dramatic was either 97 or 01, but my fav. has to be 08 :D

uwish1127
03-16-2009, 09:18 PM
96 Yankees beat the Braves in game 7

TwinsFan
03-16-2009, 09:39 PM
I personally think '91 is a bit underrated.

Hell of a series

Havoc Wreaker
03-16-2009, 09:41 PM
I remember watching the 1894 WS on my 52'' LCD HDTV - We Had Heiniken-Tostitos-BBQ We had a great time

Jimmy Shine
03-16-2009, 09:41 PM
Anyone here (besides Que) ever see a World Series before 1990?

marlinsfan24
03-16-2009, 09:43 PM
First world series I remember was '97, and being a Marlins fan, it has to be that for me.

S.P.
03-16-2009, 09:45 PM
the entire 1986 postseason was fantastic

Jimmy Shine
03-16-2009, 09:45 PM
the entire 1986 postseason was fantastic

FINALLY!!! God Bless Ya, Son!!!

TwinsFan
03-16-2009, 09:46 PM
Anyone here (besides Que) ever see a World Series before 1990?

As a Twins fan, I remember watching the '87 series too.

TwinsFan
03-16-2009, 09:48 PM
FINALLY!!! God Bless Ya, Son!!!

Meh. I'll take '91.

N.Z's #1 Dodger
03-16-2009, 09:54 PM
1955 where the Bums finally beat the Yankees.

S.P.
03-16-2009, 10:34 PM
Anyone here (besides Que) ever see a World Series before 1990?

I've been watching World Serieseses since the late 70s.

Tragedy
03-16-2009, 10:44 PM
I'm not going to pick anything I wasn't around for, so I won't say 1986. So, easily 2001.

2003 was pretty great too. Yanks/Sox and Cubs/Marlins was great.

Bronxbombers182
03-16-2009, 10:49 PM
1996 was the most memorable. Being the under dogs, coming back, their were a lot of great moments in that series.

Big Zo
03-16-2009, 10:52 PM
1997

Tragedy
03-16-2009, 10:53 PM
1955 where the Bums finally beat the Yankees.
6th times a charm for sure.

¿QUE?
03-16-2009, 11:03 PM
Anyone here (besides Que) ever see a World Series before 1990?

haha I'm only 17, but I no my stuff :p

thawv
03-16-2009, 11:04 PM
the entire 1986 postseason was fantastic

I could not agree more. Both leagues, all four series' were riveting.



Dave Henderson's homer was unreal.

Billy Hatcher's HR in the 14th was also unreal.

And we all know about the WS.



As I was watching both these series', I just couldn't believe my eyes.

GottaBelieve
03-16-2009, 11:08 PM
Meh. I'll take '91.

As a Mets fan I love '86.

But I have to agree that '91 was simply amazing.

¿QUE?
03-16-2009, 11:12 PM
86' was amazing not just because of the World Series ( :) ) , but those Championships series were both amazing. Boston v.s Angels, New York v.s Houston. Might be the greatest single overall playoff year ever.

Ender
03-16-2009, 11:14 PM
87 was a great one, the Kirby Puckett Show. I concur the 86 postseason was a great one with a terrible ending.

80 Phils-Astros NLCS is the single greatest postseason series ever played.

Twins Fan 7
03-16-2009, 11:19 PM
1991

TwinsFan
03-16-2009, 11:32 PM
For some of you younger guys ;) I tracked down an article that sums up my feelings on the '91 series.

Honestly, I was 8 years old, and I remember EVERY game.

http://espn.go.com/classic/s/1991_series_caple.html

Where's KG?
03-16-2009, 11:33 PM
1991. Twins vs Braves. 7 games

Games 6 Ending

The game remained tied at three until the eleventh. Bobby Cox, perhaps sensing a long game ahead, sent Charlie Leibrandt (in his first relief appearance in his career) to the mound. Leibrandt threw four pitches to Puckett. The first three gave him a 2 ball-1 strike count. Puckett, with a long reputation and history as a "hack" batter who swung at anything hittable, took the first three pitches, patiently working the count until Leibrandt threw him a weak hanging changeup on the fourth and last pitch. He launched the pitch into the left-center-field seats for a game-winning home run that tied the Series with three games apiece. That home run led to Jack Buck's now famous call of "And we'll see you tomorrow night!" It would be the first Game 7 since the 1987 World Series, which was also played at the Metrodome by the Twins. With his walk-off home run, Puckett completed the game only one hit – a double – from hitting for the cycle.

Game 7
Game 7 was a pitching duel between Minnesota's Jack Morris and Atlanta's John Smoltz.
Twins ace and World Series MVP Jack Morris kept the shutout through ten innings.

For the first time since 1962, a seventh game of the World Series ended with a 1-0 verdict.[9] This Series was also the first since 1924 to end with an extra-inning seventh-game, when the home team Washington Senators (of the Twins franchise) won it in their last at-bat. The same thing would also happen in the 1997 World Series when the Florida Marlins would beat the Cleveland Indians in the eleventh inning of game seven.

nymetsrule
03-16-2009, 11:37 PM
2001 was pretty entertaining, even though I was a hardcore mets fan.

Where's KG?
03-16-2009, 11:38 PM
For some of you younger guys ;) I tracked down an article that sums up my feelings on the '91 series.

Honestly, I was 8 years old, and I remember EVERY game.

http://espn.go.com/classic/s/1991_series_caple.html

That article was great. :clap:

SnoopRock
03-17-2009, 12:01 AM
I personally think '91 is a bit underrated.

Hell of a series


As a Twins fan, I remember watching the '87 series too.


Meh. I'll take '91.


That article was great. :clap:

Man I was going to say a lot of stuff about this but everyone beat me to it. I was at game 2 in '91. I have never seen the Metrodome like that since and I have been there about a million times since.

Epic89
03-17-2009, 12:52 AM
Aside from 2001, '91 and '97 were pretty awesome

WSbluejays
03-17-2009, 01:04 AM
2001 is the best one i can remember.

BenWin
03-17-2009, 01:41 AM
was it 93 or 94 on the carter home run. id say that for me. but my favorites are 06 and 05

belliard is god
03-17-2009, 01:43 AM
01

DJYankee
03-17-2009, 02:15 AM
Simple. What's the greatest fall classic of all time?

My vote has to go to 2001.

Even though my team lost i do got to give respect for both teams giving us one heck of a World Series.

I'm going with 2001 World Series.

stevec6
03-17-2009, 02:44 AM
2004

Ron!n
03-17-2009, 10:23 AM
1908 :p Nothing like it since.

But my first WS was 2001 so im going to have to say that and 2003 was pretty darn good

todu82
03-17-2009, 10:26 AM
My Top 5 would be:

1) 1991
2) 2001
3) 1975
4) 2004
5) 1992

goldglove212
03-17-2009, 10:43 AM
2004 :up:

jayl1377
03-17-2009, 10:54 AM
1993 and 2004

FloridaFrank
03-17-2009, 11:09 AM
Funny, two of the teams that I hate the most won two of the WS I remember being the best...

1986 was the first one I remember - Buckner, Ray Knight, Mookie... Orosco
1997 when the Fish beat the Indians in 7 in extras... but most importantly Dutch & Eisie got their rings. I was at Game 1... I remember Charles Johnson CRUSHED an upper decker off Hersheiser(?)

Manatoo
03-17-2009, 11:23 AM
was it 93 or 94 on the carter home run. id say that for me. but my favorites are 06 and 05

1993, probably the best finish to a ws, but my favourite overall has to be 2001.

coltsncardsfan
03-17-2009, 11:25 AM
My favorites are 1982 & 2006 for obvious reasons.

The best has to be 90 when the heavily favored A's were swept by Cincy.

Matt-the-great
03-17-2009, 11:37 AM
92 and 93 haha

S.P.
03-17-2009, 11:38 AM
I could not agree more. Both leagues, all four series' were riveting.



Dave Henderson's homer was unreal.

Billy Hatcher's HR in the 14th was also unreal.

And we all know about the WS.



As I was watching both these series', I just couldn't believe my eyes.

Also Mike Scott had one of the best postseason performances of all time. He gave up 1 earned run and 8 hits in 2 complete games, and was going to start game 7, if it were nec.

MJ-BULLS
03-17-2009, 12:03 PM
2001

TheFanGuy
03-17-2009, 01:30 PM
the ones that are the most exciting imo
92
93
97
01
04

the ones i'd like to see again are (as in released on dvd via world series collector's editions)
89, 92, 93, 97, 2000, and 02.

Frank Costanza
03-17-2009, 01:47 PM
top 5 in no part order
1. 1993 Toronto Blue Jays over the Phillies
2. 1986 NY Mets over Bos Red Sox
3. 2004 Bos Red Sox over St Louis Cards
4. 2001 Arizona Diamonbacks over NY Yankees
5. 1997 Fla Marlins over Cleveland Indians

Jimmy Shine
03-17-2009, 01:50 PM
1993, probably the best finish to a ws, but my favourite overall has to be 2001.

You mean, best finish to a WS youve actually heard about.

roju23
03-17-2009, 01:51 PM
top 5 in no part order
1. 1993 Toronto Blue Jays over the Phillies
2. 1986 NY Mets over Bos Red Sox
3. 2004 Bos Red Sox over St Louis Cards
4. 2001 Arizona Diamonbacks over NY Yankees
5. 1997 Fla Marlins over Cleveland Indians

Red Sox-Cards...only if you were a long-suffering fan. As a Yankee fan 2001 was the best I've ever seen, 91 Braves-Twins is second.

bagwell368
03-17-2009, 01:55 PM
'04 Sox win
'07 Sox win
'75 baseball in NA saved
'67 baseball in Boston saved
'01 Yanks lose
'03 Yanks lose
'81 Yanks lose
'76 Yanks lose
'71 Pitt v Balt classic
'68 Det vs StL classic

AZCardsFan
03-17-2009, 02:10 PM
2001

DodgerBlue2008
03-17-2009, 02:12 PM
I'd have to say the 1955 World Series. After continually facing the Yankees in the World Series and losing, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally came through with their only World Series Win before moving to LA. :clap:

DodgerBlue2008
03-17-2009, 02:14 PM
the ones that are the most exciting imo
92
93
97
01
04

the ones i'd like to see again are (as in released on dvd via world series collector's editions)
89, 92, 93, 97, 2000, and 02.

In case you're curious, there is a DVD out covering the 2002 World Series.

Ethix11
03-17-2009, 02:36 PM
97 because of extra innings in the Game 7 WS. 03 because after the Bartman incident, the fish scored 8 runs on no outs to later meet the Yanks in the WS.

Greenmonster24
03-17-2009, 03:23 PM
What about 1975 when The big Red Machine were heavy favorites. The Sox toke them to 7 games on Fisk walkoff homer in game 6. What about Bernie Cozak 3 run homer to tie the game at 6. Then Evans great catch and through guy out before he got back to his base. That was one of the greatest series played. How about Slaughter mad dash in 1946 when Pesky held the ball to long. My favorite World series though was 1993 as Joe Carter delivered.

Greenmonster24
03-17-2009, 03:26 PM
What about 95 after making Post season for 15 straight years as division champs the only time the Braves actually won the world series over Cleveland in 7. Mesa blew the game.

R. Johnson#3
03-17-2009, 03:44 PM
93 Joe Carter's walkoff.

S.P.
03-17-2009, 03:45 PM
What about Bernie Cozak

Bernie Carbo. Bernie Coza(r)k was a QB for the Browns. :D

Tragedy
03-17-2009, 04:02 PM
'04 Sox win
'07 Sox win
'75 baseball in NA saved
'67 baseball in Boston saved
'01 Yanks lose
'03 Yanks lose
'81 Yanks lose
'76 Yanks lose
'71 Pitt v Balt classic
'68 Det vs StL classic
Has a running theme in there.:p

Reevo
03-17-2009, 04:53 PM
The entire '91 postseason was great. Francisco Cabrera with the PH single scoring s l o w Sid Bream to knock off the Pirates. And even though I'm not a Twins fan, that Series was surreal. Walk off homers, great pitching, Herbek pulling Gant off the bag, that series seemingly had it all.

bartoron
03-17-2009, 05:35 PM
I remember watching the 1894 WS on my 52'' LCD HDTV - We Had Heiniken-Tostitos-BBQ We had a great time

The World Series started in 1903. :shrug:

Nirvanaskurdt
03-17-2009, 05:54 PM
88' World Series Los Angeles Dodgers Defeat Oakland A's

The ultimate true underdog Dodgers rode The Bulldog Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibsons HR in Game 1, and the rest of the underdog Dodgers. A fight between David and Goliath..with David(Dodgers) being the victor here. :cool:

Oh yeah not to mention the A's that were on roids... hahah still didn't help them win!!:smoking:

Ender
03-17-2009, 07:10 PM
88 was good for the overall story line and Kirk Gibson in Game 1. Beyond that it was pretty pedestrian.

93 had some epic games (15-14 anyone?) and Joe Carter (the son of a *****).

And 08 had the rain interrupted game which is pretty memorable, but then I'm a Phillies fan.

josh-hamilton32
03-17-2009, 07:10 PM
2001

TheFanGuy
03-19-2009, 12:51 AM
88 was good for the overall story line and Kirk Gibson in Game 1. Beyond that it was pretty pedestrian.

93 had some epic games (15-14 anyone?) and Joe Carter (the son of a *****).

And 08 had the rain interrupted game which is pretty memorable, but then I'm a Phillies fan.
wasn't 93 the one with the jays having the triple play that was miss called?

SnoopRock
03-19-2009, 12:56 AM
Anyone that says '91 is not in the mix is too young or retarted.

Pavelb1
03-19-2009, 01:09 AM
Bernie Carbo. Bernie Coza(r)k was a QB for the Browns. :D

Bernie Kosar.

Big Zo
03-19-2009, 02:05 AM
What about 95 after making Post season for 15 straight years as division champs the only time the Braves actually won the world series over Cleveland in 7. Mesa blew the game.

That series went only 6 games. You're thinking of the '97 World Series with the Marlins and Indians and I agree, that is the best one ever. :D

pelfry34
03-19-2009, 02:12 AM
86 series

One of those games that you'll never forget the moment you saw it

miller
03-19-2009, 09:25 AM
I enjoyed 2001 even though the Yanks lost.

zambo4president
03-19-2009, 09:26 AM
02 i remember was pretty good.

TheFanGuy
03-22-2009, 12:05 PM
does anybody know what world series collections are being released this year on dvd? it seems like, for the past few years, they've been releasing about 3-4 of old world series' games per year.

¿QUE?
03-22-2009, 12:33 PM
Anyone that says '91 is not in the mix is too young or retarted.

********* :p.....but I hear ya. Was one of the best series of all time. (Sry I forgot it before when I was listing the best ones, I wasn't even born yet :( )

ThunderRoad75
03-22-2009, 01:02 PM
1) 75
2) 85
3) 02
4) 86
5) 01

whitesoxfan83
03-22-2009, 01:21 PM
2001.

But id also say 2005 for the memories. Just remember BoSox fans, we waited longer for our World Series....

tooch
03-22-2009, 02:29 PM
2001

SnoopRock
03-23-2009, 04:41 PM
********* :p.....but I hear ya. Was one of the best series of all time. (Sry I forgot it before when I was listing the best ones, I wasn't even born yet :( )

Bad spelling. My bad, but it came at pretty bad time. LOL.

ThisIsTheYear
03-23-2009, 08:22 PM
The best one i've seen is probably 2001, but even then I was still real young and dont remember a lot of it.

THE_FLASH_21
03-23-2009, 08:43 PM
1995.... So what!!!!! :D

FLA_FTW
03-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Greatest (and most under rated) World Series: 1997 Marlins vs Indians.
Walk off hit in extra innings in Game 7 for a heavy underdog. You couldn't write a better ending to that...

Telios9
03-23-2009, 09:40 PM
2005 my team won

papipapsmanny
03-24-2009, 09:22 AM
everyone tells me 75 was the best they have ever seen

TwinsFan
03-25-2009, 03:06 AM
Greatest (and most under rated) World Series: 1997 Marlins vs Indians.
Walk off hit in extra innings in Game 7 for a heavy underdog. You couldn't write a better ending to that...

I don't know. Puckett's walkoff homer in Game 6 to force Game 7. Jack Morris pitching 10 shutout innings in Game 7 which also ended in a walkoff hit. And those are just the last two games of an amazingly close series. Even the one game with a lopsided score was close after 7 innings.

Oh, and who the hell pitches ten shutout innings?

Forum7200
03-25-2009, 04:24 AM
2001, Its an easy pick for most people, but besides having some amazing moments and things that may never be repeated again, the 2001 World Series transcended baseball.

All of America was watching those games, it meant a lot to a lot of people that baseball was being played. It helped give people a distraction from what was happening. It was just a magical series, that had pitching, hitting, late inning heroics, Mr. November, Game Winning Home-runs and the bloop singles. Its a World Series that at least for me will always be something special, it wasn't just about baseball.

IBleedBlueinSD
03-25-2009, 05:04 AM
1988, Kirk Gibson and of course 2001

GiantYankees
03-25-2009, 07:38 AM
Youre right about 1960. Certainly one of the great Classics of all time. Only reason I didnt mention it was, I figured 1960, most guys here think that was a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. :)

what are you trying to say, it wasn't?

vtgriff09
03-25-2009, 09:24 AM
Yankees vs. D-backs

and

Braves vs. Twins are the top two that I've ever seen. Mets v. Boston was ok, not as good as those two......both had tight games every game of the series, both had extra inning games, both had heroics in them.....i would say Yanks v. D-backs

vick27m
03-25-2009, 10:30 AM
1908

BRADY4MVP
03-25-2009, 10:31 AM
2004 :up:

josh-hamilton32
03-25-2009, 05:46 PM
2001 or 1991

Wcuracer29
03-25-2009, 07:31 PM
The entire '91 postseason was great. Francisco Cabrera with the PH single scoring s l o w Sid Bream to knock off the Pirates. And even though I'm not a Twins fan, that Series was surreal. Walk off homers, great pitching, Herbek pulling Gant off the bag, that series seemingly had it all.

That took place in the 1992 Postseason.

MattPugh
03-25-2009, 07:42 PM
Has to be the 2001 World Series. So much drama.

MattPugh
03-25-2009, 08:02 PM
Mystique and Aura? Those are dancers at a nightclub.
—Curt Schilling when asked before the series if the Diamondbacks (only in the league since 1998) would have any trouble when faced with the tradition-rich Yankees.

ChiGuy24
03-25-2009, 08:02 PM
The most dramatic was either 97 or 01, but my fav. has to be 08 :D

Agreed except I'll take 05 over 08

Jimmy Shine
03-25-2009, 08:10 PM
what are you trying to say, it wasn't?

Heres what I said about the 1960 Series:


Youre right about 1960. Certainly one of the great Classics of all time.

How can that be taken as a knock?

mdlr52192
03-25-2009, 09:35 PM
I wasn't alive for 1991 but after reading that article on that WS, then for the past twenty or so years I'll go with:

1991-just the way the last two games ended were epic, and it also involved two underdog teams
2001-my 3rd favorite of all time, I remember just watching Game 7 and I loved how Gonzo ended it, but I think its better than my two favorites because of the fact that it was an escape from the events that preceded the WS
1997-great ending, typical David vs Goliath scenario, 2nd favorite, Renteria became my hero with that.
2003- favorite WS, defeated the evil Yanks, Beckett solidified himself as a clutch playoff pitcher and Caby hittin a HR off Clemens in what was thought to be his last game was great and Alex Gonzalez's HR was awesome
2002-great series between 2 teams that weren't usually in the discussion, funny moment with Dusty Baker's kid.

I really want to stop seeing sweeps and 5 game series, we need better WS

Wrigheyes4MVP
03-25-2009, 09:53 PM
2001 and 1986 are the two best...you couldnt write those any better.

Muttman73
03-25-2009, 10:38 PM
2005...I waited about 100 years for that...

jimm120
03-25-2009, 10:43 PM
I haven't been much of a fan until the 21st century ( I do remember the whole sosa/mcguire battle and I did see the mets/yankees world series) but I started really watching in 2001...and I gotta say, that 2001 world series was spectacular.

I LOATHE the yankees (I'm a Mets fan) but I gotta say, that series was spectacular. Many interesting and memorable parts of it.

1 - Arizona staying in it the whole way
2 - Randy and Curt pitching..c'mon, it isn't every day you get 2 300k pitchers in a world series
3 - The awesomeness of the Byun Hyum Kim meltdown (I feel this was the epitome of that world series).
4 - That Luis Gonzalez hit at the end.

Man, I still remember the papers talking about how Kim looked ready to commit suicide. I was just like "wow, man, that sucks that this guy who is spectacular is taking such a beating". and then Kim's reaction (especially after the 2nd loss). ANd that Luis Gonzalez hit at the end was extremely emotionally charged. Spectacular series.

I also liked those first two playoff series the Yanks and the Red Sox had back in 2004 and 2003. Not the world series but good. 2003 ended in disappointment but that final HR was pretty epic. And 2004, starting with game 4...wow, now THAT is what you call edge of your seats game.

drake17
03-25-2009, 11:02 PM
stuff

Gary Reasons
03-25-2009, 11:51 PM
first ws i saw was 70

mattz1212
03-25-2009, 11:55 PM
I'd have to go with 2001 as well. Though I think too many people overlook how great the WS was the following year.

That last few have been boring as hell though :sigh:

JohnCoddx
03-26-2009, 01:21 AM
My favorite ones were the first ones I really followed, the Jays wins in 92 and 93. I'm not saying they were the greatest. 91 sounds awesome and a great article.

Favorite parts of these two are:
1992 Devon White catch, should have been triple play.
1993 Jays score 6 in the 8th and win 15-14, Carter's 3 run homer on a 2-2 count in the bottom on the 9th.
As well as in the 92 ALCS when Alomar hit the homer against Eck.