How broadcasters called famous homers
Dave OBrien, ESPN, on Barry Bonds record-breaking 756th career home run, Aug. 7, 2007:Bacsiks 3-2 again. Theres a swing and a high fly ball, right-center field. Back it goes. Racing back, Logan jumping up, and that ball is gone! No. 756. Barry Bonds stands alone. And on the night of August 7, 2007, in San Francisco, California, Barry Lamar Bonds has hit more home runs than any major leaguer in the history of baseball.Duane Kuiper, FSN, on Bonds 756th career home run, Aug. 7, 2007:Three balls and two strikes. The overshift is on. And Bacsik deals. And Bonds hits one hard. Hits it deep! It is outta here! 756! Bonds stands alone! He is on top of the all-time home run list. What a special moment for Barry Bonds. And what a special moment for these fans here in San Francisco.Jon Miller, KNBR radio, on Bonds 756th career home run, Aug. 7, 2007:And he swings. And theres a long one. Deep into the right-center field. Way back there. Its gone! A home run! Into the center-field bleachers, to the left of the 421-foot marker. An extraordinary shot to the deepest part of the yard. And Barry Bonds, with 756 home runs, he has hit more home runs than anyone who has ever played the game.Russ Hodges, on Bobby Thomsons pennant-winning home run against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Oct. 3, 1951:Branca throws. Theres a long drive. Its gonna be, I believe the Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Bobby Thomson hits into the lower deck of the left field stands! The Giants win the pennant! And theyre going crazy! Theyre going crazy!Phil Rizzuto on Roger Maris 61st home run, Oct. 1, 1961:Fastball hit deep to right. This could be it! Way back there! Holy cow! He did it! Sixty-one for Maris! Look at em fight for that ball out there!Milo Hamilton on Hank Aarons 715th home run, April 8, 1974, vs. Los Angeles:Heres the pitch by Downing. Swinging. Heres a drive into left-center field. That ball is gonna be outta here! Its gone! Its 715! There is a new home run champion of all-time … and its Henry Aaron!Curt Gowdy on Aarons 715th:The balls hit deep … deep … it is gone! He did it! He did it! Henry Aaron … is the all-time home run … leader now!Vin Scully on Aarons 715th:Fastball … theres a high drive into deep left-center field. Buckner goes back, to the fence, it is gone! (Scully then paused about 25 seconds as the crowd cheered)What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol. And its a great moment for all of us and particularly for Henry Aaron, who is met at home plate not only by every member of the Braves but by his father and mother.Jack Buck on Kirk Gibsons home run against Oakland in the World Series, Oct. 15, 1988:Gibson swings, and a fly ball to deep right field. This is gonna be a home run! Unbelievable! A home run for Gibson! And the Dodgers have won the game, 5-4! I dont believe what I just saw!Mike Shannon on Mark McGwires 62nd home run, Sept. 8, 1998:A shot into the corner! It might make it! There it is 62, folks! And we have a new home run champion a new Sultan of Swat!Joe Buck on McGwires 62nd home run:Down the left field line is it enough? Gone! There it is, 62! Touch first, Mark, you are the new single-season home run king!Jon Miller on Barry Bonds 71st home run, Oct. 5, 2001:Theres a high drive deep into right center field, to the big part of the ballpark … NUMBER 71! And what a shot over the 421 foot marker!Scully on Bonds 71st:The 1-0 pitch. A fastball hit into deep right-center field. Its a way out and gone. There it is, No. 71.Duane Kuiper on Bonds 715th home run, May 28, 2006:The pitch. Bonds hits one high, hits it deep to center. Outta here! 715! The wait is over. They are on their feet at AT&T Park. Bonds passes Babe Ruth, he is second on the all time home run list!Dave Flemming on Bonds 715th:Three-and-two. Finley runs. The payoff pitch, a swing and a drive to deep cen …
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.