The Greatest Play Sports Has Ever Seen

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    I just watched the ballgirl catch...freeeekin' amazing.....very athletic woman......put the outfielder to shame...he just looked at her and hung his head down...LMAO



    This was a Gatorade ad.  Not a real play.

     
    No it's not.  Perhaps GA used it in one of it's ads.  I've never seen it but I assure you it's real.  Remember seeing it right after it happened, on the web, and thought if that were a MLB player it would be all over the highlight reels.  To bad it was JUST a ballgirl, eh?



    Doesn't matter who it was, if it was real, it WOULD have been all over the highlight reels.

    Again, it was a Gatorade ad.

     
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    This may not fall in the category of 'Greatest Play', but in my 72 years, this is to me the greatest performance in sports history.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoFquax2F-k

     




    Clearly PED use there! LOL!

     
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    Man, there have been a lot of great plays over the years, would be so hard to narrow it down to the greatest one.

     
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    Man, there have been a lot of great plays over the years, would be so hard to narrow it down to the greatest one.



    My thoughts too. I just linked to a great play I remembered watching once. 

    The Willie Mays play though ... it's gotta be at least top five.

    Babe Ruth's called shot would be #1 if it were true.

     
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    I just watched the ballgirl catch...freeeekin' amazing.....very athletic woman......put the outfielder to shame...he just looked at her and hung his head down...LMAO



    This was a Gatorade ad.  Not a real play.

     
    No it's not.  Perhaps GA used it in one of it's ads.  I've never seen it but I assure you it's real.  Remember seeing it right after it happened, on the web, and thought if that were a MLB player it would be all over the highlight reels.  To bad it was JUST a ballgirl, eh?

     



    Doesn't matter who it was, if it was real, it WOULD have been all over the highlight reels.

     

    Again, it was a Gatorade ad.




    Dang, just looked it up and you are right.  Well that sux! Thought it was real as it was never mentioned.  Boooooo!!!!

     
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    This may not fall in the category of 'Greatest Play', but in my 72 years, this is to me the greatest performance in sports history.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoFquax2F-k

     

     




    Clearly PED use there! LOL!

     

     




    No PED, just all heart! Literally...  Will never be duplicated. 

     

    It was revealed on autopsy that his heart was nearly triple the size of a normal horse's @ 22 lbs.

     
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    It's not the butt-fumble, but I once saw a rookie hit a (Boston) Roger Clemens fastball straight up in the air. OK, the ball hit his bat and he didn't even swing.  Worse, the ball hit the wrong end of the bat.  The dummy didn't bother to run to first base, he just stood there for many seconds waiting for the next pitch and in a while the fly ball almost hit him on the head.  The catcher saw that the batter was blankly standing around in the batter's box, so he never thought to look up in the air and he never saw the ball coming straight down toward him.  All the infielders saw the ball coming down near home plate, so they all rushed in.  The ball plunked down.  Fair ball.  The batter woke up and ran to first base, where nobody was covering.  Base hit off of Clemens.

     
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    My #1 has to have a Boston connection.  Must-win playoff game.  Game is almost certainly lost, if not for ...

    Larry Legend.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_RJ5XN8TK8

     

     

     
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    Randy Johnson hitting the bird with a pitch was something else. 

     
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    For soccer goals, this one was quite amazing!  It was his 4th of the game against England.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEOQ0FNIMzI

     
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    There was also a play I never saw and there is NO KNOWN film of it... so if you have film of this TELL US: Reggie Smith making a reportedly unGodly catch in center field at Fenway. They didnt capture it for the news but they talked about it. As far as I know no one ever came forward with a picture or video of it. It was not during the 67 season but it was obviously before we traded him (stupidly).

     

     

     
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    There was also a play I never saw and there is NO KNOWN film of it... so if you have film of this TELL US: Reggie Smith making a reportedly unGodly catch in center field at Fenway. They didnt capture it for the news but they talked about it. As far as I know no one ever came forward with a picture or video of it. It was not during the 67 season but it was obviously before we traded him (stupidly).

     

     




    I've heard about this catch.  It's legendary partly because no film exists.  But I'm pretty sure it was in Washington against the old Senators in 1968. 

     
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    There was also a play I never saw and there is NO KNOWN film of it... so if you have film of this TELL US: Reggie Smith making a reportedly unGodly catch in center field at Fenway. They didnt capture it for the news but they talked about it. As far as I know no one ever came forward with a picture or video of it. It was not during the 67 season but it was obviously before we traded him (stupidly).

     

     

     




    I've heard about this catch.  It's legendary partly because no film exists.  But I'm pretty sure it was in Washington against the old Senators in 1968. 

     




    I could be wrong about location. I remember it as being at Fenway but am not positive.

     

     
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    Though the Butt-fumble was a very fortuitious play for the Patriots the greatest sports play still has too be the Willie Mays over the shoulder catch. The throw to second base was so good that the guy who tagged up and went to third on the play couldn't score,The Polo Grounds CF wall was over 483 feet from home plate,so the throw to second was approximately 366 on the fly! Go out to your nearest baseball diamond and measure 366 feet and see if you can make that throw!On the fly. I bet there are very few Major Leaguers who could even make that throw even if they were facing the second base bag when making it! Let alone just turning and throwing blindly to the general vacinity of second,Willie's throw was dead on nuts!!

     



    Funny, this is the play that came immediately to mind when I saw the headline of this thread.  I saw Mays play late in his career as that once great arm of his was beginning to succumb to wear and tear as well as aging.  His instincts, however, and his remarkable ability to seemingly float to a well hit fly ball were still in tact.  Extraordinary athlete and I totally agree; greatest sports play ever that catch and throw.

     

     

    I watched the Great Willie Mays play for the SF Giants from the early sixties until he was traded to the Mets. He was a phenominal ballplayer and a CF  non periel. I've seen them all and as far as CF's are concerned he was and still is the greatest to ever play the position,IMHO!


     

     
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    There was also a play I never saw and there is NO KNOWN film of it... so if you have film of this TELL US: Reggie Smith making a reportedly unGodly catch in center field at Fenway. They didnt capture it for the news but they talked about it. As far as I know no one ever came forward with a picture or video of it. It was not during the 67 season but it was obviously before we traded him (stupidly).

     

     

     




    I've heard about this catch.  It's legendary partly because no film exists.  But I'm pretty sure it was in Washington against the old Senators in 1968. 

     

     




     

    I could be wrong about location. I remember it as being at Fenway but am not positive.

     




    Definitely not Fenway.  First of all, if it were Fenway everyone would have claimed to see it.  Here's the best account I found:

    "In 1968, he led the league in doubles with 37, earned a Gold Glove for his work in the outfield, and clearly bettered the league average offense with a .265/.342/.430 line compared with the league's .245/.316./.343 level. And he made a game-altering catch Dick Williams calls one of the most impressive he's ever seen. On May 8, at D.C. Stadium in a scoreless second inning with the Senators' Ron Hansen on second, Smith ran down a Paul Casanova shot that was headed over the centerfield fence, leaped to the top of the wall, speared the ball and teeter-tottered on his belt at the top of the fence without tumbling out of the field."

    http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/29bb796b

     
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    NAHHHHH....this is MUCH better...

     



    LOL!!!!!

     
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         There have been so many great plays over the years. Here's a list of 12, in no special order...with #11 being my salute to the greatest hockey player of all time, Bobby Orr:

    1.) 1951 Bobby Thompson homerun: http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIIzzKJRnh8AYXH7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBrc3VyamVwBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQD?p=bobby+thompson+home+run&vid=6a7e8f62dc118adf1589b28015a1ae46&l=2%3A23&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DV.4871000743544772%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEiZuVXYa43E&tit=Ernie+Harwell+and+Red+Barber+on+the+%26%2339%3Bshot+heard+round+the+wo&c=1&sigr=11at2mbun&age=0&&tt=b;

    2.) 1954 Willie Mays' catch:  http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIVp0KJRAgcAao77w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBrc3VyamVwBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQD?p=Willie+Mays+catch+in+polo+grounds+off+vic+wertz+video&vid=fde7a98fb0b6146894756f54713b5572&l=00%3A28&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DV.4605795128443444%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7dK6zPbkFnE&tit=Willie+Mays+the+Catch&c=1&sigr=11adu0qru&age=0&fr=yfp-t-900-s&tt=b;

    3.) Immaculate Reception:  http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oG7kfk0KJRd1cAb9xXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGNzcmNwdmlkAzRpOGRnVWdldXJBcmcxelNVVlRKNHd2Y1NEQlBsMUdpY2lJQUNRczEEZnIDeWZwLXQtOTAwBGZyMgNzZy1nYWMEZ3ByaWQDbjNDTVNmZ1RTNzJPX0JWZUdUM1V5QQRpdANncARuX2dwcwMxMARvcmlnaW4Dc3JwBHBvcwMxMARwcXN0cgNpbW1hY3VsYXRlIARxdWVyeQNpbW1hY3VsYXRlIARzYWMDMQRzYW8DMQRzZWMDcmVsLXNhBHNsawN0ZXh0BHRvU3RyaW5nA1tvYmplY3QgT2JqZWN0XQR2dGVzdGlkA01TWUMwMDE-?p=immaculate%20reception&fr2=sg-gac&fr=yfp-t-900&pqstr=immaculate%20;

    4.) Carlton Fisk Walk-off Game 6 Homerun: Call by Ned Martin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ov03KHYUog Video of homer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98MhJeseVIE

    5.) Kirk Gibson homer...Game One of the 1988 WS, off Dennis Eckersley: http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIRj1aJR32wA2677w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBrc3VyamVwBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQD?p=kirk+gibson+home+run&vid=9fd245924a26793a1fa60f3aae277ebe&l=00%3A46&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DV.4864820243269417%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmlb.mlb.com%2Fvideo%2Fplay.jsp%3Fcontent_id%3D7143297&tit=Greatest+World+Series+Moments%3A+No.+3&c=5&sigr=11kua9mgp&age=0&fr=yfp-t-900-s&tt=b

    6.) Mike Eruzione's Game Winning Goal v. the Russians, 1980 Olympics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX5hiem8YBU;

    7.) Doug Flutie's Hail Mary beats The U: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3ykWbu2Gl0

    8.) Music City Miracle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPhONc6xC48

    9.) Tuck Rule/Vinatieri Snow Kick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG7krO7GGfs

    10.) 1982 Cal v. Stanford: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfebpLfAt8g;

    11.) Robert Gordon Orr: So many highlights, from the greatest hockey player to ever lace 'em up:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSDw3tMa7ec

    12.) 1960...Bill Mazeroski's homer beats Yanks in WS: This homerun put Mazeroski in the Hall of Fame: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE1nYMg-jU4

     
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    I'm surprised no mention of the Grant Hill pass to Christian Laettner and Laettner hits the turn around jumper to beat Kentucky in OT to win the Championship.  Seen a special on sports science about this play and that 3/4 court pass had to be absolutely perfect in order to get to Laettner, and it was and then Laettner nails the turn around jumper.  I wanted Kentucky, lol!

    There are so many great plays, I would have to go with the Mike Eruzione's goal to beat the Russians.  That was just an amazing feat by the US Hockey team.

     
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    I just watched the ballgirl catch...freeeekin' amazing.....very athletic woman......put the outfielder to shame...he just looked at her and hung his head down...LMAO

     



    This was a Gatorade ad.  Not a real play.

     

     




    No it's not.  Perhaps GA used it in one of it's ads.  I've never seen it but I assure you it's real.  Remember seeing it right after it happened, on the web, and thought if that were a MLB player it would be all over the highlight reels.  To bad it was JUST a ballgirl, eh?

     

     




    No, you didn't. Gatorade admitted it's not a real play.

     
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    I'm surprised no mention of the Grant Hill pass to Christian Laettner and Laettner hits the turn around jumper to beat Kentucky in OT to win the Championship.  Seen a special on sports science about this play and that 3/4 court pass had to be absolutely perfect in order to get to Laettner, and it was and then Laettner nails the turn around jumper.  I wanted Kentucky, lol!

    There are so many great plays, I would have to go with the Mike Eruzione's goal to beat the Russians.  That was just an amazing feat by the US Hockey team.

     



         Agree on the US Hockey team. The win over the Russians was the greatest sports moments of the 20th century. I still get chills and cheer, whenever I watch highlights of that game.

         The Bobby Orr highlight film shows how amazing a player he was. Put Bobby on the current Bruins, and nobody would beat them. Those who actually saw Orr play in his prime were indeed fortunate.

         As for the Duke play...everybody hates the Dukies...LOL!!!

     

        

     

     
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         Here's another great sports moment...the Tiger Woods' chip at Augusta, Georgia, on the 16th hole, of the 2005 Masters:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/golf/2013/04/11/masters-10-memorable-shots-tiger-woods/2072653/

         Check out the video of this incredible shot!  

     
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    I think we confuse great moments with great plays. Some of the "great plays" mentioned weren't all that extraordinary. Home runs are really no big deal, they happen every game for the most part. To me the Vinatieri Snow Bowl kick was notable because it was in a pivotal moment in a huge game, but also because it was an extraordinary feat. Same with Tiger's chip in at Augusta.

    On the other hand, Bobby Thompson, Fisk, big moments but not anything remarkable as athletic achievements.

    I'd add Kerri Strug's Olympic vault with a broken ankle, huge moment, extraordinary achievement.

    Not one play, but Reggie Miller scoring 8 points in 8 seconds to beat the Knicks in the playoffs, Buster Douglas KO of Mike Tyson, Hagler/Hearns, Ali/Foreman.

     
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    Now, other than the Patriots, in my near 50 years of watching the game, this one is number one for me.

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07zsdF0ysP0




    These fluke plays don't rise to the "greatest" moniker in my view. (See SB 42.)

     
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    There are so many great plays, I would have to go with the Mike Eruzione's goal to beat the Russians.  That was just an amazing feat by the US Hockey team.



    1960 was amazing as well. Now called, the "Forgotten Miracle"

     

     
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