"There is no doubt that sports is a part of American history. The great moments of the past are firmly anchored in the country's memory. ... They live on as they should, preserved because they aroused interest and excitement in a nation that has always cherished its sports."
"The Way It Was"
"Everybody quiet now here at Fenway Park after they gave him a standing ovation of two minutes knowing that this is probably his last time at bat. One out, nobody on, last of the eighth inning. Jack Fisher into his windup, here's the pitch. Williams swings — and there's a long drive to deep right! The ball is going and it is gone! A home run for Ted Williams in his last time at bat in the major leagues!"
-Fenway Park, September 28, 1960
"Here's Mantle. He's grounded to short, he's walked, he's doubled to right. Facing 38-year-old Barney Schultz. The big Yankee crowd roaring now for some action.... There's a high drive to deep right! And...forget about it! It is gone. The ball game's over.... Mantle has just broken a World Series record. He now has 16 World Series home runs. He and Babe Ruth were tied with 15 apiece."
-Yankee Stadium, October 10, 1964
There's a fly ball out to left. Cleon Jones is waiting...the Mets are the World Champions! Jerry Koosman is being mobbed! Look at this scene!"
Shea Stadium, October 16, 1969
"The ball's hit deep... deep... it is gone! He did it! He did it! Henry Aaron... is the all-time home run... leader now!"
- Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, April 8, 1974
16 World Series, 12 Rose Bowls, 7 Olympic Games, and 8 Super Bowls.
Thanks for the memories, Cowboy.