For the 14th Legendary Game on Baseballisms we did not have to go very far in the history books. After one of the greatest days in baseball history (I dare you to not shake your head in wonder), when the baseball viewing audience was jumping from game to game on every device available, we were treated to an equally spectacular Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, as summarized by yesterday’s final scoreboard.
This represents the game winning homerun by the hometown hero David Freese off of righthanded reliever Mark Lowe,. The at bat prompted Fox announcer Joe Buck to channel his dad and break out his “we’ll see you tomorrow night“. For all of the Joe Buck criticism out there (he really does like football better), you have to admit that it was a fabulous tip of the cap and anyone would love the chance to have been in his position to pull it off. It was not contrived or forced, it was meant for that perfect moment.
The call and the blast to center capped a great comeback victory by the Cardinals and actually overshadows the tremendous clutch hitting by Lance Berkman, so we wanted to acknowledge him here on Baseballisms.
Enjoy the game tying moment from the seats:
A game that truly belongs in the pantheon of Legendary Games for all baseball fans.
We hope you enjoy these little games that we present .. tomorrow we start our 15th Legendary Game. Let us know in the comments if you have any guesses as to which Game we are presenting. The first to guess correctly gets a Baseballisms t-shirt!
A big thank you and shoutout to friend Greg Hoffman, who provided us with some great baseball cards for this game. We were sitting at lunch in Roswell Georgia this past summer and when he mentioned his collection of Nolan Ryan cards, Rookie Cards, Mickey Mantles and numerous Chicago Cubs, we knew we had to get them on. Thanks Greg! If you have cards you would like to share, please let us know.
We would also like to thank a couple of web sites that are so valuable to pulling these Legendary Games together. The Baseball Almanac helps us with the rosters and uniform numbers, while the extraordinary Baseball-Reference gives us the play by play accounts of the game. Thanks again for all of your awesome work!