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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Stories
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:33 pm 
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nad69dan wrote:
My best memory of a game was the last game I saw Tony Gwynn play...

August 11th, 2001...

Gwynn went 2 for 3, with a double and a home run driving in 2 runs

The Pirates lost 6-2...Yay...Joe Beimel...


I was at that game as well. If memory serves me, it was also Polish Night and "Who Stole the Kieshka" was the jukebox song of the evening.

I was also at the incredible 2 out comeback game against the Astros a few weeks earlier. Once Giles came up to bat, you knew he was going to hit a grand slam to win it. Another game that sticks out is the comeback win against the Dodgers in 1997 ending with Mark Smith's homer. It was my first day of my Freshman year at Duquesne and we snuck down to the box seats late in the game. So few happy memories over the last 15 years...

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Stories
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:15 pm 
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Prince of Pittsburgh wrote:
nad69dan wrote:
My best memory of a game was the last game I saw Tony Gwynn play...

August 11th, 2001...

Gwynn went 2 for 3, with a double and a home run driving in 2 runs

The Pirates lost 6-2...Yay...Joe Beimel...


I was at that game as well. If memory serves me, it was also Polish Night and "Who Stole the Kieshka" was the jukebox song of the evening.

I was also at the incredible 2 out comeback game against the Astros a few weeks earlier. Once Giles came up to bat, you knew he was going to hit a grand slam to win it. Another game that sticks out is the comeback win against the Dodgers in 1997 ending with Mark Smith's homer. It was my first day of my Freshman year at Duquesne and we snuck down to the box seats late in the game. So few happy memories over the last 15 years...


I should add when I got to Pony League and into Legion Ball I went from trying to swing for the fences like Cecil Fielder and Rob Deer to hitting like Tony Gwynn and became quite successful...I usually batted 2nd or 3rd in the lineup...Which was funny to see me batting 2nd, because in high school I was a heavyweight on the wrestling team so to see a big guy in a spot like #2 where you were expected to bunt sometimes or take the ball the other way was interesting...plus I had pretty good speed for my size too, which came in handy when teams would forget about me on base...
Anyway, earlier in the day I heard Tony was supposed to start that night so I drove down to see him play one more time...That guy could hit...So it felt pretty special to see someone as professional like him both on and off the field taking his final trip into Pittsburgh

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Stories
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:26 pm 
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Prince of Pittsburgh wrote:
I was also at the incredible 2 out comeback game against the Astros a few weeks earlier. Once Giles came up to bat, you knew he was going to hit a grand slam to win it.


And off a younger and tougher Billy Wagner, if I recall correctly. What a thrill it must have been to be there. I'd treasure that memory, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Stories
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 6:21 am 
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July 4, 1979 St. Louis. I saw the Pirates beat the Cardinals 6-4. Willie Stargell hit two homeruns, the second hitting the scoreboard high in right field. Cardinals announcer Jack Buck said the shot was well over 500 feet. Ed Ott also homered and Bert Blylevin got the win. My first time seeing the Buccos and it was indeed memorable


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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Stories
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:36 am 
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Actually now that i think of it I remember when rob mackowiak hit like a grand slam in the double header.

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Stories
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:22 pm 
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Ryann wrote:
Actually now that i think of it I remember when rob mackowiak hit like a grand slam in the double header.

I believe that was the day his son was born.

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Stories
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:25 pm 
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Willton wrote:
Ryann wrote:
Actually now that i think of it I remember when rob mackowiak hit like a grand slam in the double header.

I believe that was the day his son was born.


Correct, and he also hit a game-tying 2 run homer in the 9th inning of the nightcap. I believe it was Craig Wilson who hit the walkoff in the 10th.


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:56 pm 
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One of my best memories involves the Clevland Indians. Mid-summer in the late 60's, three of us went to see the return of popular Rocky Colovito to the Indians. He had been traded away and was just now, years later traded back. It was his first game as a return Indian.

His first AB brought a standing ovation. With two men on, he (mighty Cassey-like) struck out. His second AB was still a buzz of applause, and he made a routine out. His last time to the plate, 2 on and no applause at all, and Rocky hits a home run to win the game. The place went nuts.

That was almost 40 years ago so sume of the details are foggy, but was a really neat memory for a young man.

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I've probably told this before, but here I go again: my first MLB game was May 4, 1992. Bucs beat the Reds 12-5 after scoring a team-record 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth. Dennis Lamp got the win....and some drunk thought my high school letter jacket was from Aloquippa Community College.
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Also from sometime in March, 2001 in Bradenton. Francisco Cordova started and John VanderWal hit a 2 run HR to center field to provide the win (Bucs won 2-1 over the BlueJays). More memorable to me because I got the absolute worst sunburn of my life during that game.

I was in the stands for the two biggest games in Rockies history: Opening Day 1995 vs. Mets and the Wild Card Tiebreaker vs. Padres, last season. From out in the centerfield concourse, we really couldn't believe it took Matt Holliday that long to tag-up and run to homeplate on a fly ball ,while scoring the winning run.

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