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    Since I asked for the worst World Series-

    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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    Re: Since I asked for the worst World Series-

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    Re: Since I asked for the worst World Series-

    '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

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    Re: Since I asked for the worst World Series-

    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.

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    Re: Since I asked for the worst World Series-

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    '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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.

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    Re: Since I asked for the worst World Series-

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    '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.
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    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.

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    1990 was the most enjoyable.

    The best in terms of drama was the 2001 series.
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    Re: Since I asked for the worst World Series-

    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).

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    Re: Since I asked for the worst World Series-

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Borkowski View Post
    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.
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    Re: Since I asked for the worst World Series-

    2001 and 2003 stick out for me. 2004 ALCS felt like the world series, so I'll include it as well.

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    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.


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