Posts Tagged ‘major league baseball’

Game 163: Last Play Of Minnesota Twins Vs. Detroit Tigers Tiebreaker – 10/6/09

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

This is a fan’s-eye-view of game 163 of the Minnesota Twins‘ and Detroit Tigers’ 2009 regular season. The two teams had fought to even records atop the American League’s central division, forcing a game 163 playoff to determine which team would go on to face the Yankees in the American League Divisional Series.

The tie-breaking game lasted 12 innings with dramatic twists and turns throughout the game but the Minnesota Twins finally secured the championship title for the Twins on the strength of an Alexi Casilla single that drove Carlos Gomez in for the winning run. Casilla, who entered the game in the 10th inning as a pinch runner, redeemed himself after a baserunning mistake that might have been the difference between winning the game then and there.

The Hubert H. Metrodome crowd erupts. Found at YouTube from cynsha.

Hank Aaron Video

Friday, August 10th, 2007

With , I thought I should post some videos to compare Bonds with the legend himself.

Hank Aaron Breaks Babe Ruth’s Home Run Record

Interview With Hank Aaron

Home Movie Of Henry Aaron In Haarlem

This is some home movie footage of a 1974 visit Henry Aaron made to the where he displayed his skills in home run derby.

 

Hammerin’ Hank Aaron Congratulates Barry Bonds On Becoming The Home Run King

Aaron’s a classy man

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Barry Bonds Breaks Hank Aaron’s Career Home Run Record

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Well, he did it. has surpassed on the all time career home runs list to become ‘s Home Run King, with 756 home runs. Go ! This is Bonds’ entire at bat:

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Before & After Jackie Robinson

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Today is the 60th anniversary of the day broke the color barrier in baseball. This clip includes lots of footage of Robinson on the field and provides a very good historical context.

The Negro Leagues: Playing In A Shadow

This is a student project but it features some great historical footage and gives great context of the times:

Buck O’Neil On Jackie Robinson

tells a story about traveling on the road with Jackie Robinson:

Red Barber On Branch Rickey

In this video, explains the impetus behind ‘s decision to place a black player on his all white Brooklyn Dodgers team:

The Georges Laraque Story

This piece details how used Jackie Robinson to overcome the racism he faced during his journey to the NHL:

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Biography Of Jackie Robinson

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

, a movie download service, has posted the 1950 movie at Google Video. plays himself in this biopic of his life and his career as a star to his historic role as the first black man to play for a team. The movie was made a mere three years after Robinson broke the color barrier, so the civil rights issues that make his role in baseball’s integration historic and the virulent prejudice he faced are given short shrift in the film.

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Minnesota Twin Jason Kubel Gets Heckled

Friday, June 16th, 2006

outfielder has come a long way, baby. He’s gone from the minors to the majors to the minors and back again and suffered the indignity of getting heckled by fans. Canadians! From jsap32 at YouTube:

So how do you silence the peanut gallery? You hit three home runs in three days, including . From fury683 at YouTube:

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