NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
T206s on Ebay
Pre-WWII Cards
Post WWII Cards
Vintage Memorabilia
Babe Ruth Cards
Ty Cobb Cards
Lou Gehrig Cards
Mickey Mantle Cards
Goudey Cards
Bowman Cards
T205s on Ebay
Tobacco "T" Cards
Caramel "E" Cards
Vintage Baseball Postcards
Football Cards on Ebay
Exhibit Cards
Strip Cards
Baking Cards
Sporting News
Playball Cards on Ebay

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Postwar Sportscard Forums > Watercooler Talk- ALL sports talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-25-2019, 09:26 AM
Chuck9788 Chuck9788 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 172
Default Rate the top 3 World Series in the 1980's

What three World Series stand out as the best? Please put them in order and answer why they you think they were great.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-25-2019, 10:50 AM
Peter_Spaeth's Avatar
Peter_Spaeth Peter_Spaeth is offline
Peter Spaeth
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 17,992
Default

Despite its outcome, obviously 1986. Speaks for itself.
__________________
Stuff trumps all. Even tainted stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-25-2019, 12:32 PM
Mark17 Mark17 is offline
M@rk S@tterstr0m
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 257
Default

One of them has to be 1912. Series goes 8 games (with a tie in Game 2) and in the finale, it's Matty and Joe Wood taking it into extra innings. The Giants score in the top of the tenth, but Matty can't hold the lead. Snodgrass drops a fly ball to let the leadoff hitter reach base, then he makes a spectacular catch off Hooper to make up for it. Matty walks the light-hitting Steve Yerkes, then gets Speaker to lift a harmless pop foul near first base.

But Matty calls for the slowest man on the field - burly catcher Chief Meyers, to take that pop-up. First baseman Merkle could have easily trotted over and taken it, but instead, Meyers lumbered the best he could, and didn't get there in time. Legend has it Speaker called out to Matty: "You just called for the wrong man. Now it's going to cost you this ballgame."

Whether or not that happened, Speaker proceeded to single home the tying run, and after an intentional walk, Larry Gardner won the game, and the Series, with a sacrifice fly.

Had that final inning been captured on film, it would be forever remembered as a worthy rival to 1986 Game 6 in terms of a team rising from the dead to win.

But, this was Game 8, extra innings, Wood vs. Mathewson.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-25-2019, 12:38 PM
Paul S Paul S is offline
P. Sp.ec.tor
member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Landlocked by High Toll Fees
Posts: 2,086
Default

3) The one the Yankees didn't play
2) The one Mattingly didn't play
1) fill your own in here

Last edited by Paul S; 05-25-2019 at 12:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-25-2019, 04:31 PM
clydepepper's Avatar
clydepepper clydepepper is offline
Raymond 'Robbie' Culpepper
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 5,132
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark17 View Post
One of them has to be 1912. Series goes 8 games (with a tie in Game 2) and in the finale, it's Matty and Joe Wood taking it into extra innings. The Giants score in the top of the tenth, but Matty can't hold the lead. Snodgrass drops a fly ball to let the leadoff hitter reach base, then he makes a spectacular catch off Hooper to make up for it. Matty walks the light-hitting Steve Yerkes, then gets Speaker to lift a harmless pop foul near first base.

But Matty calls for the slowest man on the field - burly catcher Chief Meyers, to take that pop-up. First baseman Merkle could have easily trotted over and taken it, but instead, Meyers lumbered the best he could, and didn't get there in time. Legend has it Speaker called out to Matty: "You just called for the wrong man. Now it's going to cost you this ballgame."

Whether or not that happened, Speaker proceeded to single home the tying run, and after an intentional walk, Larry Gardner won the game, and the Series, with a sacrifice fly.

Had that final inning been captured on film, it would be forever remembered as a worthy rival to 1986 Game 6 in terms of a team rising from the dead to win.

But, this was Game 8, extra innings, Wood vs. Mathewson.


Mark- I strongly disagree. The 1912 World Series was definitely NOT one of the top 3 World Series in the 1980s! For that matter, neither was the 1991 World Series.
__________________
.
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on others lives" - Jackie Robinson


MY BIG CONCERNS ABOUT AMERICA:

Internally- We spend too much time assuring our rights without learning the responsibilities that should accompany them.
Externally - No matter how much we claim to take the higher moral ground, we have neither respected nor attempted to understand other cultures.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-25-2019, 04:53 PM
Mark17 Mark17 is offline
M@rk S@tterstr0m
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 257
Default

Ahhhh, who reads titles of threads? I just post random thoughts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-25-2019, 05:00 PM
Peter_Spaeth's Avatar
Peter_Spaeth Peter_Spaeth is offline
Peter Spaeth
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 17,992
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark17 View Post
Ahhhh, who reads titles of threads? I just post random thoughts.
LOL it was a well done post anyhow.
__________________
Stuff trumps all. Even tainted stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-25-2019, 11:51 PM
Chuck9788 Chuck9788 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 172
Default

I'm confused. I posted a question regarding the 1980's World Series ... and Mark17 responded with a random comment that had nothing to do with the thread subject.

What happened here? Mark17, I want to assume that you're not an idiot! So could you please help explain what happened here?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-26-2019, 09:33 AM
Mark17 Mark17 is offline
M@rk S@tterstr0m
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 257
Default

I am an idiot.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-26-2019, 10:40 AM
clydepepper's Avatar
clydepepper clydepepper is offline
Raymond 'Robbie' Culpepper
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 5,132
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark17 View Post
I am an idiot.


No. You're not.

As we go along, we all have occasional difficulty with our RAM...yours is just with the 'R' part...which is far better than having issues with the 'A' or the 'M' parts.

'Randomizing comments keeps us all on our toes'- unknown writer.
__________________
.
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on others lives" - Jackie Robinson


MY BIG CONCERNS ABOUT AMERICA:

Internally- We spend too much time assuring our rights without learning the responsibilities that should accompany them.
Externally - No matter how much we claim to take the higher moral ground, we have neither respected nor attempted to understand other cultures.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-27-2019, 10:05 PM
vintagebaseballcardguy's Avatar
vintagebaseballcardguy vintagebaseballcardguy is offline
R0b3rt Ch!ld3rs
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,930
Default

How about the '86 Series, the '88 Kirk Gibson/Dodgers upset, and the Earthquake Series a year later?

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-27-2019, 10:33 PM
uniship uniship is offline
Eric Pugh
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jupiter, FL
Posts: 193
Default My top three in order

1. 1986
2. 1985
3. 1982
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-29-2019, 11:28 AM
KCRfan1 KCRfan1 is offline
Lou Simcoe
L0u Sim.coe
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Los Angeles area
Posts: 1,480
Default

The only Series during the 80's that mattered for me was 1985, the I70 Series. A classic 7 game series. KC shouldn't have beaten Toronto, won in 7 games, or beaten the Cardinals as both teams were better than KC.

Behind a 20 year old Bret Saberhagen and aging HoF George Brett, coupled with timely hitting from the rest of the team, KC won game 6 which is one of the greatest games in WS history, and blew out the Cardinals in game 7 for the WS Championship.

30 years later in 2015, KC is back for the Win! Watch out in 2045!
__________________
My new found obsession the t206!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-29-2019, 11:43 AM
Aquarian Sports Cards Aquarian Sports Cards is offline
Scott Russell
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,951
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCRfan1 View Post
The only Series during the 80's that mattered for me was 1985, the I70 Series. A classic 7 game series. KC shouldn't have beaten Toronto, won in 7 games, or beaten the Cardinals as both teams were better than KC.

Behind a 20 year old Bret Saberhagen and aging HoF George Brett, coupled with timely hitting from the rest of the team, KC won game 6 which is one of the greatest games in WS history, and blew out the Cardinals in game 7 for the WS Championship.

30 years later in 2015, KC is back for the Win! Watch out in 2045!
The 32 year old George Brett who led the league in OPS that season and was to win his last batting title 5 years later might object to the implication of calling him "aging HOF"

OH and the correct answer is:

1988
1988
1988

in no particular order.
__________________
Great experience buying from edjs and mybuddyinc. Check out my ebay store, weird, eclectic, accurate, and reasonable! http://stores.ebay.com/Aquarian-Sports-Cards Also check out http://www.birminghamauctioneers.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-31-2019, 08:42 AM
rats60's Avatar
rats60 rats60 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,664
Default

1985 Royals come back in the 9th of game 6 with the help of a bad call and win game 7.

1986 Mets come back in the 10th of game 6 and win game 7.

1987 Twins come back from down 3-2 to win the last 2 at home and all 4 home games in the Series.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-03-2019, 09:07 AM
stlcardsfan stlcardsfan is offline
D.an Jackso.n
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 526
Default

KC won game 6 which is one of the greatest games in WS history

Slight chuckle on this comment, Lou.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-03-2019, 03:25 PM
JTysver JTysver is offline
Jay T.
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 360
Default

1986, 1982 and 1987 in that order.
__________________
Member of OBC (Old Baseball Cards), the longest running on-line collecting club www.oldbaseball.com
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-03-2019, 03:30 PM
JTysver JTysver is offline
Jay T.
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 360
Default

1986, 1982 and 1987 in that order.
__________________
Member of OBC (Old Baseball Cards), the longest running on-line collecting club www.oldbaseball.com
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-04-2019, 04:41 PM
the 'stache's Avatar
the 'stache the 'stache is offline
Bill Gregory
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
Posts: 3,748
Default

I enjoyed the 1982 Series until I didn't.
__________________
Building these sets: T206, 1953 Bowman Color, 1975 Topps.

Great transactions with: piedmont150, Cardboard Junkie, z28jd, t206blogcom, tinkertoeverstochance, trobba, Texxxx, marcdelpercio, t206hound, zachs, tolstoi, IronHorse 2130, AndyG09, BBT206, jtschantz, lug-nut, leaflover, Abravefan11, mpemulis, btcarfagno, BlueSky, and Frankbmd.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1980 Phillies World Series Ball (H&S) Archive Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used 4 07-14-2008 01:18 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 AM.


ebay GSB