Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The ABC's of Baseball: G is for Goose Eggs

1960 Topps #340 Harvey Haddix

My first inkling was to use Jack Morris, for his stunning performance in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. This was probably the most meaningful game that ever passed nine innings without a score, but I decided on Haddix instead. Harvey, if you weren't aware, threw 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves in 1959, only to lose the game in the 13th inning. That, in my book, takes the concept of goose eggs to the extreme.


Chris Mays said...

Jack Morris was stunning, but if Lonnie Smith hadn't stopped running at 2nd base and only ended up at third after Terry Pendleton's shot to the left field gap in the 8th, I suspect that people would have remembered the game for John Smoltz's performance. Still, Morris put up a goose egg for 10 innings. Impressive.

dayf said...

Everybody picks on Skates, but ONE GODDAMN FLY BALL with Lonnie on third and the Braves are 1991 World Series Champs. Not even a hit, just a friggin fly ball. Plus if Otis My Man hadn't gotten caught with the sniff sniff he might have been the guy on base for Pendleton's hit and he would have been home before Knoblauch knew what the hell was happening.

The Braves won that game in '59 though! W00t!

IkesCards said...

Love "Harvey Haddix" by the Baseball Project. Lyrics here: http://www.yeproc.com/presskits/Baseball%20Project,%20The/BaseballLyrics.pdf