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(Major League Baseball)   MLB compiles a list of the 10 most iconic home runs in history. Let the debate begin   ( mlb.com) divider line
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2017-05-19 09:36:47 AM  
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With an honourable mention:
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2017-05-19 09:38:58 AM  
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2017-05-19 10:04:35 AM  
Without looking, here are my predictions:

No doubters, if they aren't on the list the list is dumber than thought possible:
* Thomson, The Giants win the pennant!
* Mazeroski, World Series walk-off
* Aaron, 715
* Carter, World Series walk-off

Highly likely, but they could be forgotten if the list writer was an idiot:
* Fisk, waving it fair
* Gibson, I don't believe what I just saw!

Decent chance
* Dent, because Red Sox Yankees
* Piazza, after 9/11

Maybe?
* Martinez?, the Jeffrey Maier incident
* Ripken, on the day he broke the record
* McGwire, 62
* Jeter, Mr. November
* Aaron Boone, because fark Aaron Boone

Alright, I've racked my brain enough. Time to see how many I got and which obviously iconic ones I spaced out on.
 
2017-05-19 10:07:56 AM  
I considered "Go crazy folks!" and the original "We'll see ya... tomorrow night!" but wasn't sure they'd crack a top ten.
No one gives a shiat about Bonds's home runs.
 
2017-05-19 10:08:45 AM  
Ctrl-F "Babe Ruth's called shot"

0/0.

List fails then; whether it was true or not, it's part of Baseball's folklore.

And fark Bonds and McGwire.
 
2017-05-19 10:09:25 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: [imageshack.com image 500x333]

With an honourable mention:
[imageshack.com image 672x448] /suck it, haters


Joe's shot won a WS...did Joey's even get them to the WS? Nope.
 
2017-05-19 10:19:59 AM  
If there was an 11 I'd add Mike Piazza's home run in the first NYC baseball game after 9/11, We were still pretty raw back then,
 
2017-05-19 10:23:58 AM  

Rwa2play: Tr0mBoNe: [imageshack.com image 500x333]

With an honourable mention:
[imageshack.com image 672x448] /suck it, haters

Joe's shot won a WS...did Joey's even get them to the WS? Nope.


True, but that HR capped the best inning of baseball I've ever seen. That's why it's an honourable mention in my books...

And, no love for Matt Stairs pinch hit HR?
 
2017-05-19 10:24:44 AM  
1. Bill Mazeroski
2. Joe Carter
3. Giants win the pennant

after that so what
 
2017-05-19 10:43:47 AM  
I'm gonna break out my shoehorn and squeeze Dave Henderson's homer to stave off elimination against the Angels in the 1986 ALCS even if it doesn't really belong in the Top 10.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2017-05-19 10:43:51 AM  
2011 WS Game 6: Freese leads Cardinals comeback
Youtube PZVCrKcOl78
 
2017-05-19 10:59:21 AM  
"Mickey Mantle once said that the '60 World Series was the only loss that moved him to tears"

Good.
 
2017-05-19 11:01:30 AM  

tommyl66: I'm gonna break out my shoehorn and squeeze Dave Henderson's homer to stave off elimination against the Angels in the 1986 ALCS even if it doesn't really belong in the Top 10.


Big forgotten honorable mention goes to Bernie Carbo's pinch-hit 3-run homer in Game 6 of the '75 WS. Without that, we don't get Fisk's HR
 
2017-05-19 11:01:45 AM  
Good list. Didn't expect to see Ripkens on there the night he broke the record, but perhaps an honorable mention is deserved.

Cal Ripken's home run in his 2131 game, Sept. 6, 1995
Youtube l2JiKu_wpIU
 
2017-05-19 11:14:01 AM  
Funny to contrast opponents' reactions to the record-breaking homers. McGwire got high fives from all the Cubs, because he was so popular in those days and nobody knew he was doing anything stronger than "andro." Same for Aaron (with bonus guest appearances from two dumbasses out of the stands). But with Bonds? Mostly just standing aside, because by that time everybody outside of San Francisco was in Fark Barry Bonds mode.
 
2017-05-19 11:24:41 AM  
Memorable for me at least - and there were two others in that game as well.
2005 NLDS Gm4: Chris Burke's series-ending home run
Youtube r7eFAtYiBSM
 
2017-05-19 11:32:29 AM  
Out of the park off Canseco's head was pretty iconic, I think.
 
2017-05-19 11:39:11 AM  
The only one on the list I kind of disagree with is Bonds breaking Aaron's record.  I fully understand the significance of it (ignoring the whole PED circus), but it's a completely forgettable moment.
 
2017-05-19 12:06:20 PM  
I would need to put the Kirk Gibson bottom of 9th HR in Game 1 of the 1988 WS on that list.
Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series historic home run-great quality
Youtube hCkYon5qjWI
 
2017-05-19 12:20:52 PM  
To be fair, it really wasn't that important but it was awesome and fark the cardinals.

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2017-05-19 12:21:10 PM  

regjoe: I would need to put the Kirk Gibson bottom of 9th HR in Game 1 of the 1988 WS on that list.
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Again? Why does it need to be there twice?
 
2017-05-19 12:27:09 PM  
Top 10 iconic home runs in history and number 10 is and out and not a home run. Wtf
 
2017-05-19 12:34:16 PM  

Farkenhostile: Top 10 iconic home runs in history and number 10 is and out and not a home run. Wtf


Whatever you say, Mrs. Avery.
 
2017-05-19 12:34:47 PM  
Also,

8*

6*
 
2017-05-19 12:44:42 PM  
Ted Williams last at bat with the Sox is not on there?
 
2017-05-19 12:50:20 PM  

Mole Man: Ted Williams last at bat with the Sox is not on there?


Where does that even rank as far as home runs just in Red Sox history? Fisk, Carbo, Hendu, plus two from Ortiz (walk-off against the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS, grand slam against the Tigers in 2013). Ted's finale is definitely in the discussion, but I'd have a hard time putting it higher than fourth (especially since I'm probably forgetting a couple others).
 
2017-05-19 12:57:41 PM  

Rwa2play: Ctrl-F "Babe Ruth's called shot"

0/0.

List fails then; whether it was true or not, it's part of Baseball's folklore.

And fark Bonds and McGwire.


A big part is the question of defining what they mean by iconic.

But that is one of the most enduring images in all of baseball. Most people that don't care about baseball know it. And that would fit my definition of "iconic" to a tee.
 
2017-05-19 01:05:20 PM  

redmid17: To be fair, it really wasn't that important but it was awesome and fark the cardinals.

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In the same category

MIL@CHC: Hill's blast hits Wrigleyville rooftop
Youtube 1NiSpQPfmI4
 
2017-05-19 01:15:07 PM  

Sliding Carp: Out of the park off Canseco's head was pretty iconic, I think.


I could watch that every hour on the hour from now until the day I die and not get sick of it.
 
2017-05-19 01:17:29 PM  

Saiga410: redmid17: To be fair, it really wasn't that important but it was awesome and fark the cardinals.

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In the same category

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I see you that and raise you:

PHI@CHC: Kingman's homer over Waveland Avenue
Youtube 0vFMwBESelg


/That guy could swing and miss
//But when he hit them they stayed hit
 
2017-05-19 01:35:53 PM  

NotoriousW.O.P: Sliding Carp: Out of the park off Canseco's head was pretty iconic, I think.

I could watch that every hour on the hour from now until the day I die and not get sick of it.


So the kids know what we're talking about here:

Martinez homer aided by Canseco's head
Youtube QixQMUu4CKI
 
2017-05-19 01:38:06 PM  

Sliding Carp: NotoriousW.O.P: Sliding Carp: Out of the park off Canseco's head was pretty iconic, I think.

I could watch that every hour on the hour from now until the day I die and not get sick of it.

So the kids know what we're talking about here:

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Yep, Notorious is right.
 
2017-05-19 01:45:30 PM  

Super Chronic: regjoe: I would need to put the Kirk Gibson bottom of 9th HR in Game 1 of the 1988 WS on that list.
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Again? Why does it need to be there twice?


Because I can't make a case for George Brett's Pine Tar HR.   Memorable, yes! Iconic, no.
George Brett and the pine tar incident
Youtube gbEHAsZxRYo
 
2017-05-19 02:00:57 PM  

regjoe: I would need to put the Kirk Gibson bottom of 9th HR in Game 1 of the 1988 WS on that list.
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I remember that one more clearly than I remember any other baseball moment.  I was sitting in the barracks at Dam Neck FTC.  As soon as he hit it I was out in the hallways yelling and whooping it up.

I wasn't even a Trollydodger fan.  It was just an awesome moment.
 
2017-05-19 02:05:57 PM  
Two personal favorites no one has mentioned and unlikely to meet the list.
* Kirby's homerun forces Game 7 WS 1991
* Johnny Damon's Grand Slam Game 7 ALCS 2004
 
2017-05-19 02:42:15 PM  

Dinobot: Two personal favorites no one has mentioned and unlikely to meet the list.
* Kirby's homerun forces Game 7 WS 1991
* Johnny Damon's Grand Slam Game 7 ALCS 2004


I'd put Kirby's walk off game winner on the list but alas there are too many candidates out there i'd have gone top 25 to do proper justice to the matter.

/"and I'll see you tomorrow night!"
 
2017-05-19 02:50:18 PM  

grimlock1972: Dinobot: Two personal favorites no one has mentioned and unlikely to meet the list.
* Kirby's homerun forces Game 7 WS 1991
* Johnny Damon's Grand Slam Game 7 ALCS 2004

I'd put Kirby's walk off game winner on the list but alas there are too many candidates out there i'd have gone top 25 to do proper justice to the matter.

/"and we'll see you tomorrow night!"


Edit Kirby just made the list. I am pleased.
 
2017-05-19 03:20:42 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: [imageshack.com image 500x333]

With an honourable mention:
[imageshack.com image 672x448] /suck it, haters


For the Jays I would put Alomar's off Eckersley in 1992 ahead of Bautista's (talk to my dad and he would probably put it ahead of Carter's). Sprague's off Rearden in the World Series would be up there too.
 
2017-05-19 03:52:55 PM  
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Ok, so a HR to lead off a game, even game 7 of the World Series, is not as "iconic" as series-clinching or series-extending HRs. But it was an excellent way to begin one of the top five World Series games ever played.
 
2017-05-19 05:26:05 PM  
Fail for including Bonds and McGwire and excluding Ruth and Maris
 
2017-05-19 05:30:52 PM  
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2017-05-19 05:31:37 PM  
If they had Rick FNG Monday's homer on there, gnashing of teeth would have occurred.

Sorry but Carter's HR is way way over rated.
 
2017-05-19 05:58:40 PM  

jimpoz: [mlb.mlb.com image 640x456]


This is what I came to say.
 
2017-05-19 06:18:39 PM  
But a home run isn't the most important hit ever, Luis Gonzalez had the greatest hit ever. Hit off of Rivera right over Jeter's head. If there is a bigger fark you show it to me. (other than buckner)
 
2017-05-19 10:01:41 PM  

Dinobot: Two personal favorites no one has mentioned and unlikely to meet the list.
* Kirby's homerun forces Game 7 WS 1991
* Johnny Damon's Grand Slam Game 7 ALCS 2004


The thing about the latter is that there was no one moment that encapsulated the 2004 ALCS comeback. The most iconic moments are probably the Roberts steal and the A-Rod interference call. If anything was going to be on the list it'd be Ortiz's Game 4 walk-off.
 
2017-05-19 10:12:02 PM  

Mole Man: If they had Rick FNG Monday's homer on there, gnashing of teeth would have occurred.

Sorry but Carter's HR is way way over rated.


Yeah, only one of two World Series ending homers in history, who gives a fark, right?
 
2017-05-19 10:28:12 PM  

Rwa2play: Saiga410: redmid17: To be fair, it really wasn't that important but it was awesome and fark the cardinals.

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In the same category

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I see you that and raise you:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/0vFMwBESelg - 480x270]

/That guy could swing and miss
//But when he hit them they stayed hit


Funny stuff you remember from childhood. Pretty sure fouled one out of Yankee Stadium one night. His baseball card was one of the first (only?) card that had a player on 4 teams in same season.

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2017-05-19 10:49:32 PM  

Rwa2play: Saiga410: redmid17: To be fair, it really wasn't that important but it was awesome and fark the cardinals.

[nesncom.files.wordpress.com image 640x360]

In the same category

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I see you that and raise you:

[YouTube video]

/That guy could swing and miss
//But when he hit them they stayed hit


The bomb halfway down Kenmore!
 
2017-05-19 11:01:11 PM  

madcitymac: Rwa2play: Saiga410: redmid17: To be fair, it really wasn't that important but it was awesome and fark the cardinals.

[nesncom.files.wordpress.com image 640x360]

In the same category

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I see you that and raise you:

[YouTube video]

/That guy could swing and miss
//But when he hit them they stayed hit

The bomb halfway down Kenmore!


The joke in the day was what is the definition of True Grit? Dave Kingman catching a foul pop-up.
 
2017-05-20 08:23:19 AM  
Boon's deserves mention because nobody expected it. But then he voided his contract and Arod came to NYY.
 
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