The Greatest Moments In Sports History

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I’m proud to announce that the top ten moments in sports history have been determined. Thanks to all of you who submitted videos for the contest.

Just a few words before the fun begins. First, many of you submitted the same video clips. In that case, the winner is the first person that submitted the video to me. Second, I tried to choose clips from a variety of sports. Finally, I’ve included a little background info for each clip. Now, in no particular order, here are the top ten sports moments of all time. (If you can’t see the videos in your feed reader click through to the post)

1. Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games (submitted by Glenn Warner)

In 1936 Owens arrived in Berlin to compete for the United States in the Summer Olympics. In the face of Nazi hatred and racism, Owens won four gold medals.

2. Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series Walk-Off Homerun (submitted by Rick Ratkey)

With the Dodger’s down 4-3 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in game 1 of the ’88 World Series, Kirk Gibson steps to the plate to face Athletics ace reliever, Dennis Eckersley. Due to terrible pain in his leg, Gibson hadn’t even started the game, but he certainly did finish it.

3. Korean Baseball Fight (submitted by Pete Ing)

This isn’t really one of sports greatest moments, but it certainly is one of the most bizarre!

4. Grant Hill to Christian Laettner (submitted by Norm Brock)

With 2.1 seconds left in the East Regional Final of the 1992 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Grant Hill passes the ball the 3/4 down the court to Christian Laettner, who then hits a turnaround jumper to give Duke a 104-103 win over Kentucky.

5. Jason McElwain (submitted by Wayne Ransleben)

This video needs no explanation. God exalts the lowly. I love it.

6. Trinity University Last Second Touchdown (submitted by Cassie Ransleben)

With two seconds left Trinity University needs a miracle…or fifteen of them.

7. Derek Redmond, 1992 Summer Olympics (submitted by Alex Forrest)

This was by far the most popular video I received. Derek Redmond pulls a hamstring in the middle of a race and is forced to the ground in excruciating pain. Yet in spite of the incredible pain, he keeps going, and he receives a helping hand from his dad.

8. Miracle On Ice (submitted by Isaac Johnson)

This was another popular one. In the 1980 Winter Olympics the USA men’s hockey team went head to head against the heavily favored Soviet Union. Incredibly, even though Team USA was made up of amateurs and collegiate players, they pulled off the upset of the century.

9. Michael Jordan, Game 6 1998 NBA Finals (submitted by Larry Lazarus)

In the waning seconds of game 6, Jordan steals the ball from Karl Malone and then takes the game and championship winning shot.

10. The Immaculate Reception (submitted by Brandon Minich)

No explanation needed.

Thanks so much for playing! If I chose your video, please email me your address so I can send you a copy of the book.

  • http://thebluefish.org dave bish

    Gutted to have missed this. Could have given you some amazing moments from British sporting history. Not many, but some.

  • http://www.baller21.com Chris

    The Korean Baseball fight was funny but on the top ten list of the Greatest Sports Moments.
    Huh?

  • Stephen Altrogge

    Chris – You’re right, it definitely wasn’t a greatest moment in sports history. I just wanted to include it because I thought it was hilarious. A little variety to the contest.

  • Marshall

    Stephen, thanks for including #9. I suppose I’ll have to be faster next time.

    Congratulations Larry Lazarus and excellent choice. :) I hope you enjoy the book.

    Actually, somebody please post on here and let me know how it is.

  • http://quillandnail.wordpress.com B. Minich

    Nice list, I must say. Loved it. And the Korean baseball thing made me laugh quite hard. I mean . . . what on earth is that, anyway?

  • http://blog.9marks.org Mike McKinley

    OK, can someone please explain the Korean baseball thing to me? Watching it made me feel like the world isn’t a safe place to be. Seriously, why are they doing that? I need an answer before I can sleep.

    BTW — my vote would be from the 2001 ALDS – Jeter backhand to Posada to nail Jeremy Giambi at the plate. Good list, though.