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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    It's tough to beat that Alex Cora 18 pitch one off Matt Clement, I think he fouled off 14 straight before hitting a HR.
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    October 22, 1975 at Fenway Park

    Joe Morgan, top of the 9th inning against Jim Burton. Morgan muscled out a bloop single to score the original Ken Griffey (SR) to send the Reds to a 4-3 lead, and eventual victory against the BoSox in the 75 WS.

    Had to have a hit, not a walk and Joe delivered.
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

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    That one was epic considering what was on the line. How many pitches did Bruce see?
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Thanks for finding it, it's just ridiculous, by the end there, Cora actually looks like he's getting bored, Clement looks miserable, and most everyone else is just giddy.

    Sorry, meant to quote reds44's post.
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Hard to pick ONE. But the one at the end of our season last year Bruce vs. Romo was one of the greatest I have ever seen.

    Didn't Pujols have a great AB against Lidge before he hit that Granny in Houston?
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    Hard to pick ONE. But the one at the end of our season last year Bruce vs. Romo was one of the greatest I have ever seen.

    Didn't Pujols have a great AB against Lidge before he hit that Granny in Houston?
    I can't remember how many pitches Pujols saw in that AB. It was great though.
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    October 22, 1975 at Fenway Park

    Joe Morgan, top of the 9th inning against Jim Burton. Morgan muscled out a bloop single to score the original Ken Griffey (SR) to send the Reds to a 4-3 lead, and eventual victory against the BoSox in the 75 WS.

    Had to have a hit, not a walk and Joe delivered.
    I have always regarded Tony Perez's HR off Bill Lee as being the key at bat of that game. When Joe hit his 9th inning single the game was tied but the Reds, with a deeper bullpen, seemed to have the advantage. Until The Big Dog hit his 2 run bomb over the Green Monster (I think the ball landed in New Hampshire), the Reds had appeared dead in the water, down 3-0.
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I have always regarded Tony Perez's HR off Bill Lee as being the key at bat of that game. When Joe hit his 9th inning single the game was tied but the Reds, with a deeper bullpen, seemed to have the advantage. Until The Big Dog hit his 2 run bomb over the Green Monster (I think the ball landed in New Hampshire), the Reds had appeared dead in the water, down 3-0.
    I agree with you, Doggies HR certainly was the key hit in the game, but Joe's at bat was in the top of the 9th, 7th game of the WS. They absolutely needed a hit, and Joe delivered. Total clutch AB.

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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I have always regarded Tony Perez's HR off Bill Lee as being the key at bat of that game. When Joe hit his 9th inning single the game was tied but the Reds, with a deeper bullpen, seemed to have the advantage. Until The Big Dog hit his 2 run bomb over the Green Monster (I think the ball landed in New Hampshire), the Reds had appeared dead in the water, down 3-0.
    Completly agree. I'd argue that it is the single biggest hit in Cincinnati Reds history (and it's my avatar).
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    It's the Warren Morris walk-off to win the CWS. Man, I know this doesn't apply in the same sense you guys are talking about (he hit it on the first pitch) but it's the ONE SINGLE AT BAT that I always remember exactly where I was when it happened.

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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    I know this isn't that high on the list of great at bats and there really wasn't much at stake, but I was at a game where Joe Oliver got deep in the count, got one to drive, and pulled it just foul into the green seats. The next pitch he hit fair, on almost the same exact trajectory. How often do you see a guy hit a foul homer and then get one fair on the next pitch?
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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    I don't remember much about single ABs, but for recent history I'll go the other way from the type of ABs most guys choose, and pick Choo's first pitch of the game HR last week. I like aggressive ABs that jump right on a pitcher and don't involve fouling off about eleventy-billion pitches.

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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    1967 Don Pavletich ...pinch hitting...kept fouling off pitches and fooled on a curveball his hand slipped off the bat but he connected ... homer...one handed...Marichal pitching...I was there with my Dad and Grandma. I loved Pavletich and Art Shamsky. Go figure...Rose Pinson D Johnson Alex Johnson Cardenas Perez and May....and my 14 y/o heroes were instead a couple of backup players.

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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    I can't remember who the opposing pitcher was. Some reliever who threw tons of heat. Votto came up with men on base in a late inning, maybe a final inning. Ran the count full and kept fouling pitch after pitch off. Finally drove one past the shortstop, and I think it might have scored the winning run. It was amazing.
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    I think you are referring to our very own Broxton.
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    That it was. Reds were up by a run or two at the time. Broxton came in and was sitting at, like 90 mph and couldn't get the ball past the Reds hitters. After going 1-0 on Rolen (I think), the Dodgers pitching coach came out, told Broxton something about his mechanics, and Broxton came back throwing 96+ and just blew away Rolen. Votto came up next, and had that ridiculous at-bat, getting beat badly on the first two fastballs. He choked up and started fouling everything off, eventually worked the count to 3-2, and then hit a little single to give the Reds another run.
    By a cool stroke of fate, I happened to be at Dodger Stadium for that, on a vacation with my dad.

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    The fanfare for Broxton coming in was akin to GABP when Chapman comes on in the 9th. That battle was an amazing thing to see in person.

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    Re: Best at bat you've ever seen....

    Here is the Cora/Clement ab. The mlb link doesn't work.

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