Saturday, October 23, 1999
Rose, Reds high on TSN list
Magazine ranks baseball's greatest moments
BY JOHN ERARDI
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Pete Rose's breaking of Ty Cobb's all-time hit record, and Carlton Fisk's dramatic home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series that was won by the Reds are two of Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments that will be celebrated today before Game 1 of the World Series.
Fisk's home run off the foul pole in Fenway Park to win what many regard as the greatest World Series game ranked No.4 on the list compiled by The Sporting News.
Rose's 4,192nd hit, off San Diego's Eric Show on Sept.11, 1985, at Riverfront Stadium ranked No.20.
These moments and others will be celebrated on a TV show hosted by Bob Costas at Turner Field in Atlanta from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today. A new book, Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments, is the basis for the show.
The top three moments were: 1. Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard 'Round the World to win the New York Giants' 1951 playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2. Bill Mazeroski's home run to win the 1960 World Series, and 3. Don Larsen's perfect game in the '56 World Series.
Johnny Vander Meer's second of two straight no-hitters for the Reds in 1938 didn't make the cut: The Sporting News ranked it No.32. Of the Top Ten moments in All-Star Game history, TSN ranked Rose's 1970 collision with Ray Fosse No.3 and Tony Perez's 1967 15th-inning, game-winning home run off Catfish Hunter No.10.
In another top ten list titled Moments That Changed The Game, baseball's first night game (Reds vs. Phillies, 1935 at Crosley Field) ranked No.2 and its first televised game (the Reds vs. Dodgers , 1939 at Ebbets Field) ranked No.8.
On the Top Ten list of Individual Feats, the strikeout of Rose by Atlanta Braves pitcher Gene Garber at Fulton County Stadium to end Rose's 44-game hitting streak in 1978 ranked No.8.
The book's foreword is by former Reds second baseman Joe Morgan, who wrote that his least favorite moment was Fisk's home run. Morgan won Game 7 of that World Series with a ninth-inning single off Boston left-hander Jim Burton.
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