Story By Mitchell Smith
Hello everybody. Today I’m taking a look at Post Season Magic, Baseball and Mr. October. The MLB has created memorable moments longer than any other sport in America. Playoff time is always a great time for any sports and I hope this year we get some great baseball moments to remember for years to come. Growing up in the eighties I remember the Houston Astros uniforms and Reggie Jackson the most in the early to mid eighties. In the late eighties I really loved Dennis Eckersley and pictured myself closing out a World Series with the Oakland Athletics back in the day. In the early nineties my brothers and I started watching the Braves and I have stuck with them over the years.
Even though it killed me when they lost to the Blue Jays in 1993 and the Yankees twice in the late nineties they have remained my team. Although the only games I have ever watched live are 1 in the old Yankees stadium and 1 in the new Yankee stadium. One of the most memorable moments was from the all time great Yankee Babe Ruth when he called his shot and knocked it out of the park. Another Yankee all time great fall moment was when Derik Jeter chased down the ball behind home plate and flipped it behind him for the out. Another New York team the Brooklyn Dodgers who was my fathers team saw Jackie Robinson steal home in 1955. Heading East their rival Boston Red Socks broke the curse of the Bambino in 2004 when they one their first championship since Ruth was traded to the Yankees.
In 2016 the Chicago Cubs won the whole thing and ended the longest drought in MLB history at 108 years. 1991 was another tough year for the Braves in game 6 Kirby Puckett hit a walk off home run and in game 7 Jack Morris took it up a notch pitching 10 innings without a run. Minnesota won the World Series on a 1-0 score. Philly’s Roy Halladay pitched a no hitter in game 1 of the NLDS, although they lost the series this was a major accomplishment. The only other person to accomplish this was Don Larsen who pitched a perfect game for the Yankees in the 1956 World Series. With todays game we will probably never see a perfect game pitched again, and a no hitter would be a long stretch. There have been a bunch of memorable moments and MLB has helped make so many memorable Octobers over the years. What is your favorite post season moment? Let us know in the comments below!