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Redsfan320
10-20-2010, 09:20 AM
What's the best you remember? Even though I've only watched parts of it on tape, '75 stands out for me.

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bucksfan2
10-20-2010, 09:26 AM
90

Roy Tucker
10-20-2010, 09:48 AM
'75 Reds-Red Sox of course. People forget the 3 days of rainouts in Boston leading up to game 6 adding to the drama.

others....

'91 Twins-Braves
'64 Cards-Yankees
'01 Dbacks-Yanks
'86 Mets-Red Sox

reds1869
10-20-2010, 09:49 AM
I wasn't there when it happened, but in hindsight '75 stands out. It had a little bit of everything and captures the collective imagination to this day.

oneupper
10-20-2010, 09:57 AM
'75 Reds-Red Sox of course. People forget the 3 days of rainouts in Boston leading up to game 6 adding to the drama.

others....

'91 Twins-Braves
'64 Cards-Yankees
'01 Dbacks-Yanks
'86 Mets-Red Sox

Good list, though 64 was before my time.

I remember also:

1969 - Amazing Mets. Series wasn't close. But it was a major upset. Baltimore was loaded that year (and all those years). They were the Mets and I was living in NY at the time.

2003. Marlins knock off the Yanks. I was already in S. Florida at the time. Party every game night.

NJReds
10-20-2010, 09:59 AM
Well, obviously the Reds appearances are high points. But for WS not including our beloved Reds, the Yankees - Dodgers series in 77-78 stand out. The 2001 WS (D'backs- Yankees) had a lot of incredible moments as well, not to mention it coming in the aftermath of 9/11.

Bob Borkowski
10-20-2010, 10:02 AM
1972 - Reds/Athletics

Although the Reds lost it was a 7-game nail-biter from beginning to end. I especially remember the game-ending throw and tag by Morgan/Bench to end game 5. Wow!

OesterPoster
10-20-2010, 10:09 AM
Other than the ones involving the Reds, I think 2004 is my favorite. The Red Sox erase "The Curse", Schilling, Pedro, and Manny...and they beat the Cardinals.

cumberlandreds
10-20-2010, 10:15 AM
'75 Reds-Red Sox of course. People forget the 3 days of rainouts in Boston leading up to game 6 adding to the drama.

others....

'91 Twins-Braves
'64 Cards-Yankees
'01 Dbacks-Yanks
'86 Mets-Red Sox

64 was before my time but the others I agree with. The 2001 had to be one the best ever because of the sheer drama of everything. 9-11 had just happened about 6 weeks before. The WS was in NYC and two of the games at Yankee Stadium had dramatic home runs. Game 7 was just a classic in every sense. Randy Johnson pitching in relief with one day of rest and Mariano Rivera blowing the save in the 9th inning. There wasn't much more you could ask for in that series.

Reds Fanatic
10-20-2010, 10:22 AM
The 1991 WS between the Braves and the Twins was a great one. They were 3 extra inning games including game 7 where Jack Morris threw the 10 inning shutout. There were 5 of the 7 games decided by one run.

The other really good ones I remember were 2001 between the Yankees and Diamondbacks and 1986 between the Red Sox and Mets.

Johnny Footstool
10-20-2010, 10:36 AM
1990 was the most enjoyable.

The best in terms of drama was the 2001 series.

Roy Tucker
10-20-2010, 10:38 AM
1964 is just a personal fave because that was when baseball was etched upon my soul.

I was a 12 yr. old boy and the whole down-to-the-wire Phillies/Reds/Cards played out and I watched and listened in minute and sweaty-palmed and ultimately heart-broken detail. For whatever reason, baseball resonated with me that year like it never had before.

After John Tsitouris crushed my soul, I watched the '64 series and it was the tail end of the 50's Yankees dynasty with Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, et al vs. an epic Bob Gibson and a very good Cardinal team. David Halberstam would write an excellent book "October 1964" about this changing of an era. At the time, I had no idea what was going on. I was just a kid watching baseball.

A 7 games series with Gibson pitching games 2, 5, and a heroic game 7 and hanging on by his toenails to win. Gibson would go on to out-do his '64 performance in the 1967 WS (which was no slouch either).

oneupper
10-20-2010, 10:38 AM
1972 - Reds/Athletics

Although the Reds lost it was a 7-game nail-biter from beginning to end. I especially remember the game-ending throw and tag by Morgan/Bench to end game 5. Wow!

You're right. It was a good one. I had almost forgotten about that play. All I could think about was Tenace and Rudi.

Homer Bailey
10-20-2010, 10:40 AM
2001 and 2003 stick out for me. 2004 ALCS felt like the world series, so I'll include it as well.

westofyou
10-20-2010, 10:41 AM
1985 was awesome, a tight game 1, 2 and 6 made up for the blowouts. Nice to see Brett get a ring.

1979, 1986, 1997, 2001, 2002 all good series too.

George Anderson
10-20-2010, 10:45 AM
The 1991 WS between the Braves and the Twins was a great one. They were 3 extra inning games including game 7 where Jack Morris threw the 10 inning shutout. There were 5 of the 7 games decided by one run.

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Yea this one was a classic.

westofyou
10-20-2010, 10:46 AM
Yea this one was a classic.

best one in the last 20 years IMO.

reds1869
10-20-2010, 10:53 AM
best one in the last 20 years IMO.

Definitely.

Dan
10-20-2010, 12:40 PM
The 1991 WS between the Braves and the Twins was a great one. They were 3 extra inning games including game 7 where Jack Morris threw the 10 inning shutout. There were 5 of the 7 games decided by one run.

For WS not including the Reds, I have to go with this one. Outside of game 6 in 1975, that game 7 might have been the greatest WS game ever played.

cincrazy
10-20-2010, 12:55 PM
2001

You had the Yanks' epic comebacks in Yankee Stadium with the debris of the WTC in the background, you had The Big Unit and Curt Schilling on the mound for the Dbacks, and you had an absolutely epic Game 7 with the greatest postseason closer of all time giving up a lead in the 9th.

Not to mention the fact that the Yanks were coming off three straight championships, and for many of the players (like Tino, Pauly, etc.) it was their last go-round with the team.

RedsBaron
10-20-2010, 02:04 PM
Of those that I can remember, the 1975, 1991 and 2001 World Series stand out. 1964, 1971, 1972 (broke my heart as a Reds fan), 1979, 1986, 1997 and 2002 were also good Series. Among those I have read about the 1912, 1924, 1952, 1955 and 1960 World Series deserve special mention.
I have given some thought as to what makes for a great World Series. As a Reds fan it would simply be one in which the Reds win. By that criteria, the five greatest World Series ever are those of 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976 and 1990. However, if less partisan criteria is to be used, I would propose the following:
1. A truly great World Series goes seven games (or in the real old days 9). There have been memorable moments in shorter World Series of course, including Babe Ruth's "called shot" in 1932 and "The Catch" by Willie Mays in 1954, but a truly great World Series must go the distance.
2. The games should be close. 1972 and 1975 both fulfilled that criteria, as six of seven games in 1972 and five of seven in 1975 were one run games, with 1975 also having a couple of extra inning affairs.
3. There should be dramatic moments throughout the Series, preferably with a big finish.
4. There should be plenty of Hall of Fame players. Obviously, no World Series has featured players who have already been inducted into the HOF, but the presence of well known players whom most fans have already mentally penciled into the HOF adds to the drama.
It is in this area that the 1991 Series trails 1975 and 2001. The 1991 Series featured few players that the average fan knew much about, other than Kirby Puckett and Jack Morris, and neither of them was regarded at the time as being in the inner circle of great players. The Braves did have a couple of pitchers who should make Cooperstown in Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, but they were largely unknown in 1991.
In contrast, the Yankees, with three straight World Series wins, were well known in 2001, and featured Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Roger Clemens. The Diamondbacks included Randy Johnson. Even a casual fan knew those guys.
In 1975 the Reds included Pete Rose and Johnny Bench, while the Red Sox had Carl Yastremzski. Other than perhaps Reggie Jackson and Tom Seaver, those three guys may have been the biggest active stars in the game (okay Henry Aaron was playing out the string in Milwaukee). The 1975 Series also had baseball's then best player in Joe Morgan, future Hall of Famers Tony Perez, Carlton Fisk and Sparky Anderson, and such MVPs, Gold Glovers, All Stars and arguably worthy-of-the-Hall of Fame players as George Foster, Dave Concepcion, Luis Tiant, Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans, along with an injured future Hall of Famer on the Bosox bench in Jim Rice. The 1975 World Series had Star Power.

15fan
10-20-2010, 04:37 PM
Count me in the crowd who says 2001.

Other great WS not involving the Reds, in no particular order:

1991: Twins beat Braves in 7

1992: Blue Jays beat Braves

1996: Braves pummeled the Yanks in NYC in games 1 (12-1) and 2 (4-0). Yanks won games 3-6. Braves mania was at it's most unbearable level ever, and then Mark Wohlers tried to sneak a slider by Jim Leyritz.

1986: Mets - Red Sox

mth123
10-20-2010, 09:38 PM
1975 by far the best IMO.

If no Reds, I'll go with 1968. Lou Brock was great, Mickey Stanley moving to SS for the series so Jim Northrup, Willie Horton and Al Kaline could all get in there at the same time. Gibson was awesome and Mickey Lolich outdueled him in game 7...

...and Tim McCarver was catching instead of talking non-stop on the broadcast.

Chip R
10-20-2010, 11:46 PM
I think 75 was the best. 91 was a close second as was 01. I really enjoyed the 85 Series since I liked the Royals and Cards - especially since the Cards whipped the hated (at the time) Dodgers. 73 was the first one I remembered and it certainly didn't lack for drama.

westofyou
10-21-2010, 12:51 AM
1975 by far the best IMO.

If no Reds, I'll go with 1968. Lou Brock was great, Mickey Stanley moving to SS for the series so Jim Northrup, Willie Horton and Al Kaline could all get in there at the same time. Gibson was awesome and Mickey Lolich outdueled him in game 7...

...and Tim McCarver was catching instead of talking non-stop on the broadcast.

68 is a great series, Tigers down 3-1 come back.

Ron Madden
10-21-2010, 04:33 AM
I have to go with 1975 as my all-time favorite.

The 1968 Cards vs Tigers WS was a classic as well.

Edskin
10-21-2010, 09:04 AM
In addition to being a great series, 1991 also had one of the best broadcasting calls of all-time. As Kirby Puckett's HR reached the stands, Jack Buck simply said, "Into deep left center...and we'll see you tomorrow night."

Classic