Having been watching the World Series since 1960, I have some great memories, as all baseball fans do. One stands out, and I am pretty sure it is not the same favorite memory as yours is and mine, we may never see again.
Before revealing my favorite, a quick review of some of the runner ups for my favorite World Series moment(s).
Finally, my all-time favorite World Series memory. The 2002 World Series between the Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants was another one that had the winning team (Angels) having to win the last two games, to take home the title. However, my all-time favorite memory was game two of that series. In game two the Anaheim Angels, managed by a great former teammate of mine, Mike Scioscia, had exactly zero strikeouts in the game. Let me repeat, they had a great many at-bats in an 11 10 win, and did not strike out once. That fact becomes more and more remarkable with the state of hitting today, when strikeouts are common.A lyric from a famous Simon and Garfunkel song comes to mind, "Where have you gone, Mickey Hatcher, our baseball nation turns its lonely eyes to you," or something like that. Mickey was the hitting coach of the Angels that year.
I remind you, I am a hitting coach, and love to see players battle with two strikes, and put the ball in play, making my all-time World Series memory not so surprising, but unlikely to happen again.
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.
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