This isnt the right answer, but it’s my favorable/most memorable one. Hendu forever.Based on moments I’ve seen, one that always stands out is Dave Henderson’s game 5 homerun in the ‘86 ALCS. From the moment of saving the season to his leaping/twisting reaction hitting first base....this has to be on the list somewhere.
It is the only great play in American sports history I can think of that has TWO iconic calls.
Jack Buck's calls came directly from his heart, unfiltered, unadorned. And his was a fan’s heart. When he saw Gibson’s amazing home run, there were no words for it, no words he could think of at the time. He could not believe it. He literally could not believe it. He had been watching baseball for a half century or more, and that was unlike anything — a wounded man who could barely walk hitting the home run off the great Dennis Eckersley, He could not believe what he just saw. And so he said, “I don’t believe what I just saw.”
Scully’s call was poetry. Vin’s love of baseball is evident in every call he makes, but it’s not the love of a fan. He loves baseball as an artist, loves it the way Da Vinci loved Mona Lisa — he wants to bring out every nuance, every subtlety, every sound and smell and sliver of sunlight. And so what makes Scully’s call art is how he quickly describes the call (“She is gone!”) and then lets the crowd noise take over and then, when the cheers have soaked through and are exhausted, he came in with the most poetic phrase, one he said was given to him like a gift from God: “In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.”
I agree. I'm a bit older and the first thing I thought of was Hank Aaron's 715th.I feel like this depends entirely on your age. For a Gen X guy like me, it's Gibson far and away as number one. It had the drama of the injury, the great call by Scully, the insane crowd reaction, and the reactions of both Eck and Gibson. If you were a little bit older, it's probably Fisk. Older than that, Thompson, Mays, or Mazeroski.
I'm not sure what a younger fan would point to. Maybe McGwire's 62nd? Or that time Jeremy Giambi forgot to slide into home during a playoff game?