a1an (a1an) wrote in baseballhistory,
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what was....

the most exciting world series you ever watched or read about?

For me, it was the 1991 series, beloved Braves losing to dastardly jack (off) morris and the twinnings...wasnt it something like 5 games settled by one run and 4 in extra innings???

o i have it all on VHS...it is like TORTURE...

but I feel worse for Phil Niekro, who (if my memory serves me right) never appeared in the Fall Classic, even tho he labored for 20 years with the Braves, who cast him off as too old, went to the Yanks, where he promptly won 16 games two years in a row, then to the Indians, where he threw his no hitter, then maybe a year back with the Braves...I dunno...

I grew up listening on the radio to Knucksie pitch for the anemic Braves of the 70s...except he did throw a n.hitter vs the padres, I think! sorry, I know I am way off target, but golly, I love Phil Niekro and knucklers in general; the Rangers had a similar one in Charlie Hough, but I wont even start...

meanwhile, on JULY 4 1984 at Arlington Stadium I saw NYY Phil Niekro blank the Rangers for 8 innings and collect his 3000th KO, except he threw a knuckler and it was a passed ball and Larry Parish reached first--apropos.

OH OH OH, I almost forgot, I got Phil's autograph that night, July 4, 1984!!!! {{{swoon}}}}
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