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    What is the most amazing thing you've ever read, heard of, or seen a player doing? It could be a career thing, a single season, a game or series of games, or just one at bat. For me, I would have to argue for Ty Cobb announcing he would go for homers, then knocking out five in two games. I don't care if the pitchers gave up a lot of gopher balls; that is amazing anyway you look at it. It's not like Fernando Tatis hitting two grand slams in the same inning, that's basically random chance. This is Cobb calling it before the two games, then backing it up. Ty Cobb is awesome.
    "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

    - Alvin Dark

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    3 pitches by 3 different pitchers and 3 HRs on the World Series stage....Reginald Martinez Jackson.

    Yankees Fan Since 1957

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    • #3
      Watching a couple of plays Bo Jackson made has to be among the most amazing things I have ever witnessed on a baseball field. I don't remember the opponent now, but someone hit a long drive that lesser men than Jackson would have had no chance to get to. Not only did he get to it, he caught it a couple of strides away from the outfield wall and, since he was running full tilt and had no way of stopping without slamming into the fence, he simply kept going and ran UP THE WALL! Dude was running parallel to the ground along the fence!! Gravity? What the hell do I care about gravity?? I'm Bo freaking Jackson!

      Oh yeah, and that throw he made to get the very speedy Harold Reynolds at the plate? Unreal! Jackson ran down a long double in the gap in left field against the Mariners with Harold Reynolds having taken off from first base on the pitch on a hit-and-run play. After having chased it down, Bo turned and, from the warning track flat-footed, he launched a laser strike to catcher Bob Boone on the freaking fly that nailed Reynolds at the plate! No one thought there was any way in HELL that anyone could possibly have gotten the fleet Reynolds, especially as he had taken off with the pitch, but it was a mind-blowing throw that made Clemente's best throw look like an underhand toss!! Reynolds would later say that he was surprised to see the third base coach giving him the slide signal.

      Bo gets my vote for a couple of the most amazing things I have ever seen. I doubt there has ever been a better athlete than him.
      Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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      • #4
        Will White's starting 75 games back in 1879 and completing all 75 games is an amazing stat. He faced nearly 3,000 batters and walked just 68 of them in 680 innings pitched. "Rubber Arm" White won 43 games that year.
        "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
        "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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        • #5
          DiMaggio's streak.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by stejay View Post
            DiMaggio's streak.
            Although that was amazing, Joe D almost certainly had help from some generous official scoring for a couple of those games.
            Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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            • #7
              Two ace pitchers (both won 24-games) on the same team - one hit a grand slam in the ALCS - the other hit a grand slam in the World Series.....the same season.

              Mike Cuellar hit one against the Twins in the ALCS and Dave McNally hit one in the World Series against the Reds - in 1970.

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              • #8
                -Don Larsen throwing a perfect game in the World Series
                -We don't know if it's true or not, but the Suppose Called shot of Babe Ruth against the Cubs in the World Series
                -Deion Sanders playing a football game and a baseball game in the same day.


                That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure I can think of a few more.

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                • #9
                  *Harvey Haddix* "Near" Perfect Game,,He pitched 12-perfect innings in County Stadium on May 26, 1959 against the Braves..Thirty-six consecutive batters were retired by Harvey Haddix before the thirteenth inning — when it all ended on an error, an intentional walk of Hank Aaron, then a double.That feat will-*Never be Dupilcated* again.....

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                  • #10
                    Anyone for two no hitters in a row?

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                    • #11
                      Dave Dravecky's first game back from cancer, after he'd had most of the muscles of his pitching arm removed, was pretty amazing.
                      "Hey Mr. McGraw! Can I pitch to-day?"

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                      • #12
                        I'm still in awe of Jim Abbott pitching a no-hitter in '93. Actually, the fact that he was able to pitch at the Major League level is amazing in itself.
                        RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bkmckenna View Post
                          Anyone for two no hitters in a row?
                          More impressive was Cy Young's 24 consecutive hitless innings in 1904, including his perfect game. May 3 through May 11, 1904.

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                          • #14
                            The 562 ft shot at Griffith Stadium by Mickey Mantle.

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                            • #15
                              Larsen's perfect game in the '56 WS. Can you imagine the pressure? Game 5, series tied at 2-2One of the rarest and toughest feats in pitching (Only done 5 times previously, and there hadn't been one since 1922, 34 years before).
                              I wonder how many otherwise great pitchers would have buckled under the pressure in the last few innings?

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