Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Giving Nicknames to Unnamed MLB Moments 2/4/15

Hey baseball fans!

There are a lot of famous moments in baseball history that have cool nicknames: Babe Ruth's "Called Shot," Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World," and Willie Mays's "The Catch." But there are a few moments that don't have nicknames to which I would like to give nicknames.

Event #1: Kirk Gibson's walk-off homer to end Game One of the 1988 World Series
My Nickname: The Hobble Homer
Why? Gibby hit his famous bomb against Dennis Eckersley and the Athletics while suffering through some pretty horrible injuries; he had a stomach virus that day and both his legs were badly aching due to injuries suffered during the '88 NLCS. Also, on Gibson's Wikipedia page, it actually says that Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda "unexpectedly inserted his hobbled league MVP." Not his hurting league MVP, but his hobbled league MVP.

Event #2: Jack Morris and John Smoltz go head-to-head in Game Seven of the 1991 World Series
My Nickname: The 0-0 Game
Why? Jack Morris and John Smoltz were throwing their best stuff for the Twins and Braves, respectively, and the game was 0-0 after nine innings. It is considered by many the best World Series pitching matchup of all time because of how great both pitchers were that night.

Event #3: Don Larsen's perfect game in Game Five of the 1956 World Series
My Nickname: The Perfect Perfect Game
Why? Over 20 pitchers have thrown perfect games in MLB history, but no one other than Larsen for the New York Yankees has done it in the World Series. Because of this, his perfect game was more perfect than anyone else's, so I had to add an extra "perfect" to the new nickname.

What do you think of my new nicknames for some of baseball's greatest moments? Let me know in the comment section below. Anyway, thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it. Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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