What a weekend of classic games!!
There was the Ryne Sandberg game against the Cardinals in 1984! Loved remembering that season...as it was one of the first for me as a child fan. Was great to see all the old players....some of the funny points I noticed during the game was the police sunglasses that Larry Bowas started to wear that year. He looked like he was straight of the set of CHiPs.
When Richie Hebner came to bat it was very strange....he's a lefthanded batter....and had one batting glove on...BUT it was on his left hand...which would be his TOP hand on the bat. He didnt have a glove on his bottom hand. Strange to see that.
Also funny was the realization that before #21 Milton Bradley......before #21 Sammy Sosa....there was #21........Jay Johnstone!! Loved seeing one of my favorite players before Sandberg.....good ol Zonk....Keith Moreland!!
There was a classic White Sox game from 1981...opening day at Fenway Park....WOW those hideous softball uniforms of the Sox. Collars?? Untucked shirts?? It was great to hear Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall. What a combo. Harry was surely in top of his game at this time.....Was great to hear the enthusiasm from them both.
This was the game that marked Carlton Fisk's jump to the White Sox from Boston and he hit a 3-run homer late in the game that proved to be the game winner. The starting pitcher from that game was Dennis Eckersley. It is amazing that that man looked the exact same in 1981 as he did in 1998 his final season, which also was in a Red Sox uniform.
They had Gaylord Perry's 300th win from 1982. A game that had the Mariners against the Yankees. Kind of fun to see the old school players.
They showed Nolan Ryan's 7th no hitter at the age of 44 with the Texas Rangers. The guy was just flat out dominating. A no hitter with 16 strikeouts...at age 44??? Just amazing!
Then there was Tom Seaver's 300th win while he was with the White Sox. This was also against the Yankees as was Perry's.
Although I am a Cubs fan, growing up in Chicago I watched my share of Sox games and it was great to relive some of the memories. Enjoyed hearing the Sox broadcast team I remember growing up with....when Hawk Harrleson was just the color guy and Don Drysdale did the play by play.
I love the trips down memory lane these games take me on. Unlike the old baseball classic network which when they showed any classic games they were heavily edited and condensed...MLB network rarely does that. In fact I think out of those 5 games only one had any sort of "jump in the action" and that was a mere half inning.
If you have MLB Network....I suggest trying to catch some of this classic games!!