The countdown is officially on.
According to MLB.com the first date that pitchers and catchers can report for Spring Training in February 17th.
As such, I’m going to provide my readers with a video featuring a Major League Moment or a clip from a baseball movie or whatever else gets the blood pumping for some live baseball.
So with no further ado, let’s get this thing started with a classic clip from the 1993 World Series:
I’ve actually written about this event once before. This was back in the early days of my blogging career, it was actually written for a long-since defunct baseball website.
In my mind, Carter’s walk-off home run is about as perfect of a baseball moment gets.
Carter was—for the most part—a career journeyman who, if not for this home run, would have otherwise become a minor footnote in baseball’s lengthy history.
Instead, with that one swing, Carter ensured that he’ll be remembered long after he’s gone. It was undoubtedly the biggest moment of his career and was one of the most memorable moments in recent World Series history.
As a fan who remembers watching it on TV and going nuts, it is etched in my mind as one of the first truly amazing feats I remember seeing. Carter got to live the moment all kids dream of while taking batting practice in their backyard and he showed that he wasn’t bigger than the moment in the way he hopped around the bases.
In a word, it was awesome.