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Old 07-29-2019, 06:18 PM
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Last play from every World Series 1980-2016


Found this gem on YouTube earlier. It was great to relive some old memories:

-1997, which may be the best World Series I've ever seen (and, as a long-suffering Cubs fan, I'm begrudgingly including 2016 in that list) with the Marlins outlasting the Indians.

-2001, and while I'm generally happy anytime the Yankees lose, this was an excellent Series.

I'd completely forgotten that Joe Carter was involved in the last play of both consecutive WS wins. Everyone remembers his homer, but I'd venture most people wouldn't remember him playing first the previous year.

And whenever the Cardinals lose, I'm happy.

The video ends with the Cubs/Indians in 2016, which I place between the 1997 and 2001.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:51 PM
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-2001, and while I'm generally happy anytime the Yankees lose, this was an excellent Series.
That was a bummer (a lot of Yankee haters wouldn't have begrudged us a win that year) but it was cool to see Mariano throw the last pitch in four WS championships. Thanks Superdude.
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I love the last play from every world series clip, watching every team experience the thrill of the final out.
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The 1991 World Series between Atlanta and Minnesota is still the best WS I've ever seen. It'll be very hard to top that one. Three games went into extra innings, including games 6 and 7, both of which were won with Minnesota walk-offs. Atlanta went down 2-0 but won 3 games in Atlanta. David Justice came within inches of hitting a possible game winning homer. Lonnie Smith made a terrible base-running error which might have cost the Braves the series. The last game featured a pitching duel that will likely never be repeated.
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Found this gem on YouTube earlier. It was great to relive some old memories:
Oh, man, that was great! Thanks for sharing.

And, sorry, but I'm a Cardinal fan. I think that 2011 was one of the better series, largely because of the unbelievable Game 6.
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Completely agree with both asahi and Railer.

'91 was an amazing series, the only one ever (I believe) in which both games 6 and 7 were extra-inning affairs--the most exciting WS of my fifty years of fandom.

And speaking as a Cardinals fan myself, Game 6 of 2011 was something to behold--one of the best individual WS games of the same fifty years. Though yeah, I'm biased.

Looked like the text erroneously had the Yankees winning in '81--did I see that right?

It was fun to remember which final games I'd seen in real time and which I hadn't. Perhaps surprisingly I think there were more hadn'ts than hads. Thanks for sharing.
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I'd completely forgotten that Joe Carter was involved in the last play of both consecutive WS wins. Everyone remembers his homer, but I'd venture most people wouldn't remember him playing first the previous year.
I always thought it was kind of fun that the last plays of their wins were a bunt and a home run.
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I love the last play from every world series clip, watching every team experience the thrill of the final out.
Along those lines, I love watching NFL clips in slo-mo. I think it's fantastic to see the fans start losing it when their team busts it wide open
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One play that's suprisingly been forgotten: Otis Nixon trying to bunt his way on in 1992--with a runner on third and two outs. (It's at 4:45). What was he thinking?
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