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Matt700wlw
10-16-2012, 08:41 PM
began 22 years ago tonight (10/16)


http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/17/sports/world-series-one-team-does-dominate-in-game-1-the-reds.html

camisadelgolf
10-16-2012, 10:20 PM
I was 7 years old and don't have many first-hand memories of it, but I certainly remember when they won. I was in bed at the time, and I woke up to my parents yelling and screaming at the television. I came downstairs to find out what was going on, and that's how I found out that they'd won. Even though I didn't witness much of the series, I have watched this VHS tape dozens of times and think about very frequently: http://www.amazon.com/1990-World-Series-Cincinnati-Oakland/dp/6304964684

757690
10-16-2012, 10:30 PM
I was there, in RF stands.

I can still see Eric Davis' home run swing when I close my eyes. One of the happiest times of my life.

Dan
10-16-2012, 10:46 PM
I was there, in RF stands.

I can still see Eric Davis' home run swing when I close my eyes. One of the happiest times of my life.

One of the greatest Reds moments ever by one of the greatest Reds ever. When I think of the first two games I think of that home run, and then about Billy Bates rounding third on Joe Oliver's hit.

Redhook
10-16-2012, 10:54 PM
I was there, in RF stands.

I can still see Eric Davis' home run swing when I close my eyes. One of the happiest times of my life.

Ditto. Green seats. I was 14 and remember it like it was yesterday. Amazing moment!

Jefferson24
10-16-2012, 11:10 PM
I recall watching some of the series on a 13 inch tv that had a terrible picture, when in college. I didn't pay as much attention as I should have at the time, too many other distractions. Wish I could do it over again.

George Anderson
10-16-2012, 11:25 PM
It seems like just yesterday I was crossing the bridge, looking at the stadium and couldn't believe I was going to the WS.

I sat in RF in red seats.

In the first inning I jumped up when Davis hit the HR. I spilled half my beer on the guy in front of me from jumping up.

westofyou
10-17-2012, 12:05 AM
I had just finished college and was living in Oakland with some buddies, one from Fairfax and the other from the East Bay, I had spent the last 8 weeks of the season sweating out the Reds chances and watching the A's wrap up their 3rd straight appearance in the WS, I had some hope... and then.

BOOM!

Such a week.

Johnny Footstool
10-17-2012, 12:13 AM
I was on the phone with a girl when Eric hit that homer. I dropped the phone and ran around screaming for a full minute. She was not amused.

crazybob60
10-17-2012, 09:52 AM
I was on the phone with a girl when Eric hit that homer. I dropped the phone and ran around screaming for a full minute. She was not amused.

They never are.


I was 11 years old. I remember watching Benzinger catch the ball for the final out while sitting in a lay-z-boy in my papaw's basement. I immediately jumped out of the chair and began jumping up and down screaming.

klw
10-17-2012, 11:22 AM
Don't forget Glenn Braggs breaking the bat on his back on a missed swing.

1990 World Series Hero Glenn Braggs on Sports Beat with Mike Sola - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQVZt5Evcv4)

klw
10-17-2012, 11:26 AM
And of course that team was Red Hot!
1990 Cincinnati Reds Rap: Red Hot - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCGfY2l6Niw&feature=related)

Reds/Flyers Fan
10-17-2012, 12:41 PM
I was at Game 1, the only game in the series I went to. I had been at all the NLCS games vs. Pittsburgh. Game 2 and 3 I watched at home and Game 4 I actually missed because I was at a wedding in Cleveland. I did get to listen to the final innings on a scratchy WLW though.

For Game 1, I was in the LF lower red seats in the section behind the foul pole. I'll never forget that view - still have the ticket stub too. There were three or four A's fans in the first row of the section in their green A's jackets.

When Davis hit that HR, a mood changed and I think the entire stadium (city) believed the Reds could win that series. And I never really noticed those A's fans after that.

redhawkfish
10-17-2012, 12:56 PM
I went to all the home playoff and the two home world series games that year. We sat in the red seats in right centerfield. I will never forget Canseco's half ass attempt to field a ball off the bat of Hatcher to help the Reds tie up game 2. After the Reds swept in Oakland, my fiance(now wife)and I went to Fountain Square to join the impromptu gathering of Reds fans. We were standing right next to a news reporter named Felicia something or other who got a whole beer poured on her while broadcasting. She was not pleased!:D

RichRed
10-17-2012, 01:25 PM
I was a senior in college, turned 21 just before Opening Day that year, some other stuff happened that's all a blur, then the World Series. That was a year that did not suck.

BuckeyeRedleg
10-17-2012, 04:37 PM
I was there in CF, just above where the Davis HR landed. Still have my ticket stub and WS program.

What a night.

Time flies.

Johnny Footstool
10-17-2012, 10:05 PM
When Davis hit that HR, a mood changed and I think the entire stadium (city) believed the Reds could win that series. And I never really noticed those A's fans after that.

I felt it. I think every Reds fan felt it. Eric won the World Series with that swing.

Roy Tucker
10-17-2012, 10:18 PM
I was holding my 9 day old daughter and had just gotten her to sleep when Benzinger caught the last foul out. I let out quietest yaaaaaahhhh I could.

She's 22 now and will graduate from Ohio U next spring. Tempus fugit.

cumberlandreds
10-18-2012, 07:48 AM
1990 was the first year I lived in the DC area. Going to work early in the morning I would turn on WLW to find out how the Reds did the previous night. I kept up with them that way all season. I didn't think they had much of chance to win it when the series started.But after Davis hit that HR to start things off I suddenly felt confident they would win it. I watched all the games in my apartment I had just rented and recorded all the games on VHS which I stll have to this day.

George Anderson
10-18-2012, 11:08 AM
I watched all the games in my apartment I had just rented and recorded all the games on VHS which I stll have to this day.

I have all the games on VHS to ( Yep, I recorded without the "expressed written consent of MLB" :D). The thing is though I havent watched them probally since I recorded them in 90'. I just havent been to terribly motivated to watch a game I know who is going to win. I bet the commercials are good though

Johnny Footstool
10-18-2012, 12:17 PM
I bet the commercials are good though

Spuds McKenzie.

Farfednugen.

Cindy Crawford.

cumberlandreds
10-18-2012, 01:32 PM
I have all the games on VHS to ( Yep, I recorded without the "expressed written consent of MLB" :D). The thing is though I havent watched them probally since I recorded them in 90'. I just havent been to terribly motivated to watch a game I know who is going to win. I bet the commercials are good though

I don't think I have watched mine either. The VHS I have now doesn't play the older tapes I have very well. The picture is kinda jumpy and gives me a headache to try to watch them. I would like to convert them to DVD but haven't had any luck trying to do this.

redsfan30
10-18-2012, 01:50 PM
Has there been a more memorable call in Reds history than:

"Oliver swings and grounds iiiiit.....FAIR DOWN THE LEFT FIELD LINE! BILLY BATES'LL SCORE AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!"

George Anderson
10-18-2012, 01:58 PM
Has there been a more memorable call in Reds history than:

"Oliver swings and grounds iiiiit.....FAIR DOWN THE LEFT FIELD LINE! BILLY BATES'LL SCORE AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!"

People think the Davis HR was the turning point but I think the Oliver hit was truly the turning point because had the Reds lost the game they would have went to Oakland tied at one game each. Oakland if you remember was incredibly dominant and very much favored over the Reds so going to Oakland tied at one game a piece was not going to be that hard for Oakland to overcome.

Besides anytime you get up two games in any series it is pretty much over uuuhhh ...right?

redsfan30
10-18-2012, 02:00 PM
Besides anytime you get up two games in any series it is pretty much over uuuhhh ...right?

Where is the Price is Right fail music when you need it?

:(

crazybob60
10-18-2012, 05:29 PM
People think the Davis HR was the turning point but I think the Oliver hit was truly the turning point because had the Reds lost the game they would have went to Oakland tied at one game each. Oakland if you remember was incredibly dominant and very much favored over the Reds so going to Oakland tied at one game a piece was not going to be that hard for Oakland to overcome.

Besides anytime you get up two games in any series it is pretty much over uuuhhh ...right?

This post started off so good and then towards the end, well ended so terribly.

Johnny Footstool
10-18-2012, 05:51 PM
People think the Davis HR was the turning point but I think the Oliver hit was truly the turning point because had the Reds lost the game they would have went to Oakland tied at one game each. Oakland if you remember was incredibly dominant and very much favored over the Reds so going to Oakland tied at one game a piece was not going to be that hard for Oakland to overcome.

Besides anytime you get up two games in any series it is pretty much over uuuhhh ...right?

The Davis HR was incredibly inspirational to the fans and to the team. Without that tone-setter, I think it would have been the Reds who got swept.

Yes, there was a ton of baseball left to be played after the 1st inning of Game 1, but the Davis HR made the Reds feel like they were there to win it all.

Unassisted
10-18-2012, 06:22 PM
I was working nights in Knoxville at the ABC station. The WS was on CBS that year. I saw almost none of it. The Reds won so handily, I was confident they'd be back in it in '91, when the series would be back on ABC.

The '89 series was on ABC. I was working there that year, too. That was the year of the earthquake-suspended series. We had to put our late newscast on about an hour earlier than expected. It had a new lead story, one that the viewers had been immersed in for the preceding 2 hours.

cincinnati chili
10-21-2012, 05:24 AM
I was holding my 9 day old daughter and had just gotten her to sleep when Benzinger caught the last foul out. I let out quietest yaaaaaahhhh I could.

She's 22 now and will graduate from Ohio U next spring. Tempus fugit.

That's good stuff.

I was a college Freshman when the Reds won it all on October 20, 1990. I didn't think I'd be getting my first prostate exam before the Reds won another one.

The 1990 series ended on a Saturday night. I was on an unfamiliar college campus in Haverford, PA, running the halls of my girlfriend's dorm looking for someone with a TV. Watched it with a bunch of strangers, jumped up and down on a stranger's bed when Benzinger caught the last out, then went to a party and learned the hard way that grain alcohol packs more of a wallop than wine coolers.

Today in History for 20th October 1990:

- 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obscenity charges in Florida
- Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
- Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series