New York Yankees on Best Damn Sports Show's Top 100 Most Mind-Blowing Moments

Perry ArnoldSenior Analyst IJanuary 19, 2009

Last night, I was watching Best Damn Sports Show Period's "100 Most Mind-Blowing Moments in Sports."

I was struck by how many of the picks included in one way or another moments in New York Yankee history. 

This was a show that included picks from football, basketball, hockey, soccer, college and the pros and yet, the Yankees either directly or tangentially were included in at least 10 of the spots.

That's one out of 10 of the top 100 that included the Yanks.

Here's the one's I remember and there may have been more. These are not in any particular order.

Yankee fan saved by the Net. A young man fell out of the upper deck and landed on the net behind home plate.

Dick Mazeroski's ninth-inning home run in the 1960 World Series that beat the Yanks.

Roger Clemens throwing the bat at Mike Piazza in the World Series.

Derek Jeter's shovel pass to Posada that got Jeremy Giambi at home plate.

Jeter's "home run" against Baltimore when Jeffrey Maier got the assist.

Chris Chambliss's home run that put the Yanks in the World Series in 1976.

Reggie Jackson's third home run in the sixth game of the 1977 Series.

Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

The melee between the Red Sox and Yanks when Pedro Martinez grabbed old Don Zimmer by the head and threw him to the ground.

The pine tar game when George Brett hit a home run and the Yankees questioned pine tar on the bat. The umps measured the pine tar along home plate and called Brett out and he went completely nuts. The Royals protested the game and the Commissioner (maybe League President) overruled the umps.

Again, there may have been more. But as a Yankee fan, I was impressed with how many times my favorite team was on this list.