• Three Endings, Two Good, One Bad

    Posted by on January 18th, 2011 · Comments (2)

    Yesterday, Chris Jaffe provided his list of the 15 worst endings ever to regular-season games.

    There’s stuff on there for Yankees fans. Two games that I saw and will never forget – the “Luis Castillo Game” and one I like to call the “Don Money Game.” Also, there’s a October 10, 1904 game between the Yanks and Bosox that just makes you wonder if years that end in “04” are bad news in Yankeeland when it comes to playing the Red Sox.

    Comments on Three Endings, Two Good, One Bad

    1. Jim TreshFan
      January 18th, 2011 | 11:51 am

      I’ve always believed the 1904 game to be a work of divine justice. Had New York swept the double header they would have finished in first place with a record of 93-58 (.616) and Boston would have placed second with a record of 94-60 (.610). Thus the pennant would have gone to the team with the fewer wins. Interesting, no? Also Jack Chesbro’s widow spent most of her remaining life trying the get the Official Scorer’s ruling changed from “wild pitch” to “passed ball.”

    2. 77yankees
      January 18th, 2011 | 9:31 pm

      Other than Bill Buckner, Luis Castillo was the most shocking end to a baseball game I’ve ever seen.

      The funny thing about the Don Money game I read is that after giving up the grand slam, Dave Pagan started to walk to the dugout only to be mortified at the sight of Billy Martin running towards him with fire in his eyes. Much to Pagan’s relief, Billy ran past him to argue with the first base ump who had called time prior to the pitch.

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