Thursday, August 10, 2006

Long distance winner

David Ross' game-winning two-run home run on Wednesday night was just the fifth ball in the history of Great American Ball Park to go over the Batter's Eye Pavilion, either on a fly or on a bounce.

The list:

Adam Dunn (twice)
Derrek Lee
Albert Pujols
Alfonso Soriano
David Ross

None of the previous occurences were as significant as Ross' dramatic walk-off winner that lifted the Reds to within 2 1/2 games of first place.

Ross said he's had three walk-off homers in his lifetime. One while with the Dodgers, one for the University of Florida, and last night's bone-chilling blast.

Audio clip of Marty's call:

1 comment:

Daedalus said...

I listened to Marty's call three different times this morning. Wow. I hope that man lives to 200. I can't ever imagine him not calling Reds baseball. He is Reds baseball.