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    What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    As the title says: What is your favorite baseball radio or television call of all-time? If you can, please post a link of the audio call if it's available...(I understand that most of them probably can't be found for free on the internet.)

    My personal favorite is Jack Buck's call of Kirk Gibson's walkoff HR against the A's in the 1988 World Series. I get chills down my back everytime I hear that call.

    Unbelievable! I don't believe what I just saw!

    Audio of Kirk Gibson HR (scroll down to OCT. 15, 1988)
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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    Russ Hodges calling Bobby Thomson's HR has always been my favorite. The circumstances surrounding how it got recorded are pretty amazing, it's been discussed on here before but it's a great story.

    (taken from Wikipedia) Ironically, if not for the generosity of a Dodger fan, this famous moment in sports broadcasting might have been lost. This was in an era before all game broadcasts were recorded. However, in his autobiography, Hodges related how a Brooklyn fan, excited over what appeared to be a certain Dodger victory, hooked up his home tape recorder to his radio. The fan wanted to capture Hodges "crying." Instead, he recorded history; the next day, he called Hodges and said, "You have to have this tape."


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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    Two from Marty B. stand out:

    "Benzinger backing and calling...and the 1990 world championship belongs to the Cincinnati Reds!"

    "Tom Browning has just pitched a perfect game!"

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    "1-2 the wind and the pitch to Bench, change hit in the air to deep right field, back goes Clemente at the fence...it's gone!!!"

    Anybody else remember that one? Anyone remember who said it? (just testin' ya).
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    Quote Originally Posted by max venable View Post
    "1-2 the wind and the pitch to Bench, change hit in the air to deep right field, back goes Clemente at the fence...it's gone!!!"

    Anybody else remember that one? Anyone remember who said it? (just testin' ya).
    Al Michaels?

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    Al Michaels?
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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Al Michaels?
    Pre-pubecent Al Michaels

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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable View Post
    "1-2 the wind and the pitch to Bench, change hit in the air to deep right field, back goes Clemente at the fence...it's gone!!!"

    Anybody else remember that one? Anyone remember who said it? (just testin' ya).
    Oh yeah! I came up off of the couch on that one. Game 5 of the 1971 NLCS vs the Pirates.
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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Oh yeah! I came up off of the couch on that one. Game 5 of the 1971 NLCS vs the Pirates.
    One of the few times that I saw my dad get really excited over a ballgame. When Bench hit that home run he shot up out of the chair and slapped his hands together and said "How about that!" That still is my favorite Reds moment of all time!
    BTW it was the 1972 NLCS not 1971.
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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    It was Al Michaels
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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    IowaRed: Does the HOF website have audio links to the greatest moments in baseball history?

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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaRed View Post
    It was Al Michaels
    Yeah, but I thought Al said 'She's gone!' not 'It's gone'.

    Is my memory playing tricks on me...or maybe I just misunderstood him.


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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski View Post
    Yeah, but I thought Al said 'She's gone!' not 'It's gone'.

    Is my memory playing tricks on me...or maybe I just misunderstood him.


    He did say "she's gone" in that early Al Michaels high-pitched screech
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski View Post
    Yeah, but I thought Al said 'She's gone!' not 'It's gone'.

    Is my memory playing tricks on me...or maybe I just misunderstood him.

    She's gone!

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    Re: What is your favorite baseball radio/TV call of all-time?

    I didn't see it if they do. They have special online exhibits for certain records/events/subjects...that's where I found the Hodges audio.
    More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.


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