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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    Originally posted by Dudecar00
    Randy Johnson vs. Control
    (Selig vs. Control) would also fit

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  • Appling
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    Originally posted by ElHalo
    I hate doing this, but...

    The word you're looking for is "duel." Not "dual."

    Thanks! Obviously, I needed that.

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  • The Dude
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    Randy Johnson vs. Control

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    Originally posted by ElHalo
    I hate doing this, but...

    The word you're looking for is "duel." Not "dual."
    El Halo vs. improper grammar



    Canseco/McGwire

    Gretzky/Messier

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  • ElHalo
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    I hate doing this, but...

    The word you're looking for is "duel." Not "dual."

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    Bonds/Sid Bream

    Jake LaMotta/Sugar Ray Robinson

    Magic/Bird is good for a career, but Dominique/Bird was pretty good for a few games.

    Cobb/Speaker pushed eachother for their careers.
    Last edited by Sultan_1895-1948; 03-30-2006, 07:45 PM.

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  • Victory Faust
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    I definitely agree. Baseball history is rich with rivalries like Matty vs. Brown, Mack vs. McGraw, Sisler vs. Hornsby, Ruth vs. Gehrig, Gibson vs. Marichal, Clemens vs. Pedro, Griffey vs. Bonds (remember that debate?), Paige vs. Gibson, Campenella vs. Berra, Rizzuto vs. Reese, etc.

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  • The Dude
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    Not to take the thread off a serious note, but the first thing I think of is Carlos Zambrano vs. the World.

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  • Appling
    started a topic Classic Duals

    Classic Duals

    I believe the most remembered feats in baseball (or any other sport) are the result of a classic dual. Roger Maris' homerun race in 1961 may be remembered more for his HR dual with teammate Mickey Mantle than for just breaking thru the historic "60" barrier. Part of what made the homerun race of 1998 so exciting was the HR dual between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

    This is true of other sports, too. Sam Snead vs Ben Hogan in golf -- and later Arnie Palmer vs Jack Nicklaus.
    I thought Phil Michelson would be a worthy foe of Tiger Woods, but so far that hasn't happened.
    In the NBA we had Bill Russell vs Wilt Chamberlin -- and later Larry Bird vs Magic Johnson.

    In baseball we remember Ted Williams vs Joe DiMaggio, or Willie Mays vs Hank Aaron.
    In years past it was Lou Gehrig vs Jimmie Foxx -- or Nap Lajoie against Ty Cobb.
    For one World Series, it was Roger Clemens vs Mike Piazza.

    Do you agree that classic duals like these is a big part of what makes these players so honored and remembered?

    What pairings are there in baseball today that might compare with these classic duals of the past?
    Last edited by Appling; 03-30-2006, 07:32 PM.

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