What are the Greatest Plays You’ve Witnessed in Person?
Yesterday I asked you your favorite players you ever saw in person. Today I am asking all of you what are the greatest plays you ever witnessed in person.
I am fired up to speak about this topic. I have many stories to tell about great plays that I have seen in person. Let’s get it cranked up with first on my list.
This would have to be when the Detroit Tigers beat the San Diego Padres in the 1984 World Series. Kirk Gibson launched a home run off Goose Gossage to lock up the victory. It still to this day was one of the most dramatic homers ever in World Series history. I still can’t believe I was there to witness Gibson’s home run.
Another, great sports venue that I was at was in Miami, Florida. It was in the early 1970s at the famous Doral Country Club. I saw Jack Nicklaus beat Lee Trevino in a one-round playoff on a Monday after a Sunday rainout. It was a great experience that I will never forget.
Another great experience was MSU’s great victory in 1973 over top-ranked THE Ohio State Buckeyes. MSU running back Levi Jackson had a 88 yard run for the go-ahead touchdown to beat Woody Hayes and his Buckeye team. It was just perfect.
I also was at Wrestlemania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. That was at the time one of the largest indoor crowds for any kind of an event. Everyone remembers when Hulk Hogan slammed and beat the great Andre the Giant. The venue was greatness.
Also, in pro-baseball, I saw Dick Allen of the White Sox hit two inside the park home runs in Tiger Stadium. That alone was an unbelievable feat.
There have been more, but the ones I mentioned are at the top of my list! What are some games you witnessed in person that you'll tell your grandkids about?