Thanks to Jonah Keri's post at Grantland, there has been an explosion of classic MLB moments hitting the interwebs teh last couple of days. Plenty of cool stuff to sort through.
Steve Busby's Second No-HItter:
This game on June 19, 1974 predates my fandom by a couple of years. As the Royals floated into my consciousness I kept hearing about Busby and how the Royals would be unbeatable if he was still healthy. The original Royal "what if."
My favorite moment is when the fan, casually smoking a cigarette, removes Fran Healy's cap. Oh, the '70s.
Bo Jackson and the Baltimore wall:
I don't have to tell you what happens. I'm contractually obligated to include this.
Sundberg Game 7 ALCS Heroics:
This is the key highlight in the vault for me. Seldom seen, seldom referenced, this was just a huge moment in Royals history. The Royals were clinging to a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth in Toronto. Bret Saberhagen started the game, but was knocked out by a Willie Upshaw comebacker. It all felt very precarious - the Royals had scored first in every game in the series except the first one, yet the series was even at three games each.
Facing Dave Stieb the Royals worked him for a walk, a HBP and another walk to load the bases. With two outs, Sundberg came to the plate...
George Brett, Game Three, 1980:
You know what this clip contains. Two things: The sound the crowd at Yankee Stadium made at the moment of ball meeting bat was... horrific. Just awful. Yet beautiful at the same time. And I love how half the team greets him at home plate.
The exact moment the Yankee Dynasty of the late 1970s ended.
A Steve Physioc Interlude:
Calling a Ray Knight and Eric Davis kerfuffle in 1986. Uses the term "karate expert." Of course he does.
Reggie Sanders joins the 300/300 club.
Denny is impressed.
I'll always remember Sanders for almost being traded at the deadline before suffering an injury. Twice. He ended his career on the DL for the Royals. Very Royals.
Speaking of very Royals:
Ken Harvey. No more words.