Greatest Individual Plays in New York Sports History, Ranked
This will be a slightly misguided list because I don't like the Jets at all, but Namath's Super Bowl belongs somewhere. Also, sorry, no Islanders. So hard to quantify the importance of pre-1960.
- 1.Aaron BooneMost heated rival, epic comeback, Game 7 Walkoff. Arguably anyone's single largest individual sports moment? I watched this on the floor of my living room holding a Kip Wells Bobblehead the entire time.
- 2.The Helmet CatchSame basic explanation as Boonie but with football words
- 3.All 4 2001 WS momentsTino, Mr. November, Brosius, and the Soriano Single
- 4.Plax's SB TD FadeThis one actually won the damn game. It's gotta be pretty high.
- 5.The '69 Mets/Namath's Guarantee/Champion KnicksTied. What a year in NYC, I guess. I would've been bummed about pretty boy Broadway Joe and would probably have been rooting for the Orioles
- 6.Hideki Matsui and Alex Rodriguez, 2009 PlayoffsWhat a release for two great guys!
- 7.Wide Right/BucknerBoth huge game changers, but both ultimately someone else's failure. Huge moments in luck.
- 8.Manning-To-Manningham on the sidelinesUnderrated really damn important
- 9.Reggie's 3 HR World Series Game
- 10.George Steinbrenner calling Hideki Irabu a fat pussy toad
- 11.The time El Duque threw his entire glove to first base to record an out
- 12.Andy Pettitte wins Game 5, 1996 World Series 1-0My personal favorite game of all-time so I snuck it in here. I hear you haters! (3 haters max)
- 13.Maris hits #61This probably fucking ruled.Suggested by @gabe