Sunday, August 26, 2007

Greatest ever?

Does the Aaron Boone home run to beat the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS rank among the greatest home runs in MLB history? I don't think so.

It got the Yankees to the World Series, which they lost to the Marlins. I don't think it carried the significance of the others on the list, such as Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series or Roger Maris hitting number 61.

It looked like that one was a tip to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry more than it was a significant home run. I'm not even sure the Buckey Dent home run deserves to be on the list. Can you think of any that are more deserving?

One I could think of:
--Joe Carter wins the 1993 World Series over the Phillies
--Scott Podsednik homers to win Game 2 of the 2004 World Series, his second of the season


T.J. Brown said...

Podsednik? Sit down. Back away. Stop snorting methamphetamine.

Here are 14 HRs I can name that are more monumental than Podsednik or Aaron Boone -- and I didn't name Joe Carter's or Buck Dent's homers -- which would make this list.

14. Konerko's Grand Slam
13. Albie Pujols' HR off Brad Lidge in 2005 NLCS.
12-11-10-9. Any of Reggie Jackson's HR in 1977 World Series.
8. Will Clark's granny in Game 1 of the 1989 NLCS (that hurts)
7. Dave Henderson's HR in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS
6. Ozzie Smith's HR in Game 6 of the 1985 NLCS.
5. Steve Garvey's HR in Game 4 of the 1984 NLCS (that hurts)
4. Puckett in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.
3. Gibson's HR in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
2. Carlton Fisk's HR in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series (and you claim to be a Sox fan -- Boooooo)
1. Bill Mazeroski's HR in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series (and you call yourself a Pirates guy -- Booooo)

Derrick said...

T.J. -- Numbers 4 through 1 I believe made the ESPN list. It was the Boone shot that I didn't care for.

T.J. Brown said...

Well the Boone shot didn't deserve to be on there. Take any of the others I mention and place it ahead of Boone. I suppose we should place Scotty Fabulous ahead of Boone too.