ESPN Classic to re-air Game 7 of the 1997 World Series on Feb. 23

From Biz of Baseball:

Date

Game

Mon., Jan. 5

1990 Opening Day: Baltimore at Kansas City

ESPN’s first MLB regular-season telecast

Mon., Jan. 12

1991 World Series, Game 7: Atlanta at Minnesota

Jack Morris pitched a 10-inning shutout as the Twins won 1-0

Mon., Jan. 19

1992 NLCS, Game 7: Pittsburgh at Atlanta

Francisco Cabrera drove home Sid Bream to advance the Braves to the World Series

Mon., Jan. 26

1993 World Series, Game 6: Philadelphia at Toronto

Joe Carter hit a three-run, walk off home run for the Blue Jays

Mon., Feb. 2

1994 regular season: Anaheim at Texas

Kenny Rogers became the first left-hander in A.L. history to throw a perfect game

Mon., Feb. 9

1995 regular season: Anaheim at Baltimore

Cal Ripken, Jr., broke Lou Gehrig’s record with 2,131 consecutive games played

Mon., Feb. 16

1996 World Series, Game 4: N.Y. Yankees at Atlanta

Yankees erased a 6-0 deficit and won in extra innings on Wade Boggs’ bases-loaded walk

Mon., Feb. 23

1997 World Series, Game 7: Cleveland at Florida

Marlins became the first wild card team to win the World Series in the franchise’s fifth season

With MLB Network coming, ESPN doesn’t want to feel left out. So tune those DVRs to catch Game 7 of the 1997 World Series again on ESPN Classic.

2009 Marlins Wish List

Fortunes made were lost in 2008, but the Marlins had a pretty darn good year. Finishing over .500 makes it a good season for me. After all, winning two World Series so quickly after entering the league can spoil you. Speaking of the World Series, we are due in 2009!

So….what do I want in 2009 from my Marlins?
1. A playoff appearance (I usually don’t go this bold, but we are due.)
2. A winning season (My normal be-over-.500 wish.)
3. Can we please get an effective closer?
4. How about a hardy catcher?
I am looking forward to the 2009 season of Marlins Baseball. It will be our 17th season by my count and I cannot wait for opening day! The World Baseball Classic will keep my patience for a bit, but February will be tough going.
Oh, that reminds me, I’m sooooooooooooooooo happy the MLB Network is coming. Comcast Tallahassee Channel 279 baby!!!!!! Now all I need is the HD version to launch and some Cracker Jack.
Go Marlins and Have a Great New Year!
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