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Matt700wlw
10-06-2010, 11:01 PM
-Hank Aaron breaking Ruth's record

- 3 no hitters, one perfect, one postseason

- 4192

- 3 World Series wins

That's all I can think of at the top of my head...

Tornon
10-06-2010, 11:07 PM
It wasn't great for the Reds, but he had Fisk's home run didn't he?

And he had Hank Aaron's tying homer, not the one that broke it

Matt700wlw
10-06-2010, 11:16 PM
It wasn't great for the Reds, but he had Fisk's home run didn't he?

And he had Hank Aaron's tying homer, not the one that broke it

Not sure...I think Hank Aaron beating Ruth was his first call...on his first regular season game in 1974...

westofyou
10-06-2010, 11:25 PM
Umm Vince Scully?

Larsens perfect game

4 No Hitters by Koufax

WS championship 6 times

Gibsons HR

just to name a few

Tornon
10-06-2010, 11:25 PM
Not sure...I think Hank Aaron beating Ruth was his first call...on his first regular season game in 1974...

Hmm.. he broke the record against Al Downing & the Dodgers, why would Marty have been doing that game? I always heard it was the tying home run that was hit at Riverfront

Matt700wlw
10-06-2010, 11:29 PM
I think you're right....my bad

Matt700wlw
10-06-2010, 11:30 PM
Umm Vince Scully?

Larsens perfect game

4 No Hitters by Koufax

WS championship 6 times

Gibsons HR

just to name a few

You have a few years on me. You win :)

westofyou
10-06-2010, 11:32 PM
Hmm.. he broke the record against Al Downing & the Dodgers, why would Marty have been doing that game? I always heard it was the tying home run that was hit at Riverfront

The Downing game was the Monday GOTW, watched it in the basement on the Zenith

Matt700wlw
10-06-2010, 11:44 PM
As usual, I start a thread, and screw it up :)

Sea Ray
10-06-2010, 11:47 PM
Umm Vince Scully?

Larsens perfect game

4 No Hitters by Koufax

WS championship 6 times

Gibsons HR

just to name a few

He did some that didn't involve the Dodgers too, like the Bill Buckner error in the 1986 World Series

George Anderson
10-07-2010, 12:11 AM
Mel Allen had to call some amazing games with his tenure of 1939-1964 with the Yankees.

RBA
10-07-2010, 02:33 AM
YouTube - Vin Scully's Call of Hank Aaron's 715th Home Run (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvfYg_kNtTk)

Ron Madden
10-07-2010, 02:43 AM
Hank tied The Babe on Opening Day 1974. I was there. :)

redsfandan
10-07-2010, 05:59 AM
Do the job long enough and you're going to have some highlights.

Heath
10-07-2010, 07:32 AM
The Downing game was the Monday GOTW, watched it in the basement on the Zenith

Was it a console with legs on the floor?

Blimpie
10-07-2010, 11:35 AM
Scully wins hands down, but Marty has assembled a pretty impressive list. For his list, I would also add:

Johnny Bench homering in his final MLB at bat
John McSherry dying tragically on Opening Day 1996

top6
10-07-2010, 11:42 AM
Johnny Bench homering in his final MLB at bat


Many, many people think this is what happened, but it's not true. He actually homered on Johnny Bench Day, which was about 2 weeks before the end of the season, and he played in several games after that. See his 1983 game logs (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?n1=benchjo01&t=b&year=1983).

It was still awesome, though.

westofyou
10-07-2010, 11:48 AM
Harry Caray has to be in the conversation as well.

Hap
10-07-2010, 02:01 PM
Marty also called Bob Gibson's 3000th strikeout (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1974/B07170SLN1974.htm) and Nolan Ryan's 3000th strikeout (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1980/B07040CIN1980.htm).

Joe Nuxhall would have been at the mic for Tom Seaver's 3000th strikeout (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1981/B04180CIN1981.htm).

cumberlandreds
10-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Marty also called Tom Seaver's only no hitter. At the time that no hitter was a pretty big deal.

REDREAD
10-07-2010, 02:17 PM
-Hank Aaron breaking Ruth's record

- 3 no hitters, one perfect, one postseason

- 4192

- 3 World Series wins

That's all I can think of at the top of my head...

I don't know if Marty should get full credit for the no hitter last night, Kelch and Brantley did a lot more of the actual announcing than Marty did.

traderumor
10-07-2010, 03:48 PM
The Downing game was the Monday GOTW, watched it in the basement on the Zenith

Yup, had the privilege of seeing #714 on Opening Day and #715 from the Launching Pad. Funny I remember those more than the guy who "broke" the record in just the past few years.

Hap
10-07-2010, 09:44 PM
A few more Marty moments no one has yet mentioned.

Pete's 44-Game Hitting Streak (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats13.shtml)

The Ray Knight/Eric Davis/Kevin Mitchell/John Denny/TimTeufel/Mario Soto (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1986/B07220CIN1986.htm) Brawl

The Pete Rose/Dave Pallone Incident (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1988/B04300CIN1988.htm)

Mark Whiten's Four-Homer Game (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1993/B09072CIN1993.htm)

oregonred
10-08-2010, 12:04 AM
It really is amazing that the Dodgers with all the advantages of mega-market, paradise location (at least until recent times) and winning tradition has only won two World titles since 1965. Scully has gone since the Gibson series without calling a WS for the Dodgers.

Despite recent futility in the big-market age, the Reds are the only NL team with three titles since 1969. And only the Marlins and Cardinals even have two world titles since 1975.

Marty also called the Big Unit's 20K game and Junior's 500th and 600th.

Hard to believe that last night was the first time in 37 seasons that Marty had ever called a game with the Reds being no-hit.

Homer Bailey
10-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Harry Caray has to be in the conversation as well.

Yeah but you have to offset it against all the crappy moments he had as a Cubs announcer.

Cubs fans refuse to acknowledge that Carey spent 35 years working for the Cubs two biggest rivals (White Sox/Cardinals), and 10 years working for the Cubs.

RBA
10-09-2010, 12:41 AM
Well, it was a crappy game on Friday. ;)

Matt700wlw
10-09-2010, 02:05 AM
Wow...this thread has life!