Greatest Pro Games You Were At

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    Other great games I was lucky enough to be at:

    1972 Playoffs Reds Pirates Game 5 - Bench HR ties it in the ninth. Foster scores on wild pitch to win it. My favorite memory of the game is there was a Pirates fan sitting very close to us that would not shut up the entire game. He just kept rubbing it in especially when it looked as if the Pirates had it won. Looking over at him after that wild pitch and giving it back to him was awesome. Interesting note about this game is that it was really low attendance for a series clinching game. The weather was crappy and it was a day game so attendance was low. My buddies and I decided to go at the last minute, walked up and got tickets no problem.

    1990 Playoffs Reds Pirates Game 6 - Braggs robbing Carmelo Martinez of a game tieing HR. Unlike the game above, this game was packed. Our seats were steel folding chairs in that part of Riverfront on the yellow seat level that was supposed to be restaurant. They opened that up and put a bunch of folding chairs in there to sell more tickets. No complaints from me.

    Johnny Bench Retirement Game - Bench comes up in what I recall as the 6th or 7th inning and hits a Home Run. Goosebumps. Just totally awesome that he hits his last career HR in his retirement game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam View Post
    Game 2 of the '90 World Series against Oakland. Score tied 4-4 in the 10th. Utilityman Billy Bates sent up as a pinch hitter against Eckersly. (David meet Goliath) Bates waves at 2 pitches like he is blindfolded. With 2 strikes he makes the slightest bit of contact, the ball chops off home plate and rolls about 5 feet. He beats it out. Sabo singled to left to put runners on first and second. Joe Oliver hit a bouncer that hopped over third base and down the line to drive in Bates with the winning run. Place went crazy.
    Loved that moment!

    My Dad got us two tickets for Game 6 of that series, which of course never happened. They were in the yellow seats (outfield). Finishing the sweep was a bittersweet moment for us both. Elated that they won. Let down that we didn't get to attend the Series.

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    Don't know whether this classifies as a "pro event" but this was the absolute loudest I've ever heard an arena. The Hoosier Dome.


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    Another great one I attended - Aaron Pryor defeating Antonio Cervantes for the title. Aaron Pryor was the most entertaining boxer I ever saw, including Ali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Another great one I attended - Aaron Pryor defeating Antonio Cervantes for the title. Aaron Pryor was the most entertaining boxer I ever saw, including Ali.
    I want your ticket guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I want your ticket guy.
    You know the amazing thing - I don't go to very many games. But when there is a big game of some sort, I will go. The Aaron 714 ticket was total luck. A friend of mine was on his way to the game. Somehow he had an extra ticket and asked if I wanted to go. The 1972 playoff game, like I said, plenty of tickets were available for anyone. I bet there weren't 40,000 in Riverfront for that game. For the Rose game, that was irritating. I had to buy tickets to 3 straight games in order to be there for that hit.

    It doesn't fit this thread title, but I also was at the Georgetown Villanova NCAA title game in Lexington. Got those tickets through the NCAA lottery process.

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    I honestly can't really say that I've ever been to any games that could justifiably rank as a "greatest pro game" of any sort. However, the greatest things I've ever seen in person at a pro game were pretty definitely:
    1) The Gomes/Janish suicide squeeze called by Reds stand-in manager Chris Speier on 08/14/10 when Dusty Baker was serving a 2-game suspension. The score led to a 5-4 win over the Marlins. I'd maintain that the suicide squeeze is one of the most exciting plays to watch in all of sports.
    2) Watching Aroldis Chapman blow past 100mph with a high-and-inside heater against Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates on 4/19/11. The pitch wasn't officially recorded, but the radar in GABP read 106mph. It was incredible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    2008 Ryder Cup, if that counts. If not I may need to think about it.
    I'm with you on this one... mostly because it doesn't take me too long to count every professional sporting even I've ever been to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatScratchFever View Post
    I'm still a youngster, but the greatest pro game I've been to was last year when Jay Bruce hit the walk off homer to clinch the NL Central.
    I was at that one too. I am too young to have many pro sports memories, but that was my favorite. I have tons of great college games I have been to.

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    1977 playoffs, Raiders 37 Colts 31 in double overtime, Stabler to Casper for the game-winner.

    1990 World Series Game 2, Reds win in extra innings off Dennis Eckersley with Joe Oliver knocking in Billy Bates.

    1992 Indianapolis 500, Al Unser nips Scott Goodyear, pole-sitter Roberto Guerrero crashes on the pace lap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    1977 playoffs, Raiders 37 Colts 31 in double overtime, Stabler to Casper for the game-winner.

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    I remember it well. Great game. Loved Bert Jones and loved watching games in Memorial Stadium.

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    Game 2 of the 2009 NBA ECF. "The Shot".

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    May 15, 1981.

    Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

    Len Barker throws perfect game vs Toronto Blue Jays.

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    My brother and dad went to watch Tom Brady and "The tuck rule" game against the Raiders. They were gunna bring me but I had class and was too dedicated to skip. One of my biggest regrets to this day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I remember it well. Great game. Loved Bert Jones and loved watching games in Memorial Stadium.

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    I was also at the Colts-Steelers playoff game in 1976 in Memorial Stadium. Some whacko crashed a small plane into the upper deck right after the game ended.

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