Here at RBTS we went brainstorming for a list of baseball players in the past and present to see who has the best iconic moments. Our goal is to feature players who have wowed us with their signature move that fans all over have talked about, mimic, or can tell you where they were when the incident happened. We will use Babe Ruth for example. We have heard for years about how he allegedly called his home run shot. Baseball purist have told stories about that for years. How truthful was it? We will never know, it sounds more like a tall tale but it’s still Babe Ruth’s iconic move.
Let’s take a look at other Major League players’ trademark or brand that have made them forever popular. The iconic moments are not in any order.
40. Josh Hamilton’s Home Run Derby
39. Ozzie Smith’s Backwards Flip
38. Sammy Sosa’s Home Run Hop & Kissing The Fingers
37. Red Sox Win the 2004 World Series
36. Teddy Ballgame Homer’s In Last At-Bat
35. Rafael Palmeiro’s Finger Pointing
34. Bo Jackson Breaks Bat Over Head!
33. Pete Rose running into Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 12th inning of the 1970 All-Star Game
32. Randy Johnson Hits Bird
31. CURT SCHILLING’S BLOODY SOCK
30. KEN GRIFFEY JR.’S HOME RUN SWING & SWAGGER!
29. FERNANDO VALENZUELA HIGH KICK AND EYES IN THE SKY
28. MANNY BEING MANNY! HI FIVING A FAN AFTER A CATCH.
27. WILLIE MAYS THE CATCH
26. LOU GEHRIG FAREWELL SPEECH
25. Joe Carter’s Home Run To Win The WS
24. George Brett a.k.a The Pine Tar Guy
23.Nolan Ryan Punching Robin Ventura
22. Albert Belle Bulldozing Fernando Vina
21. Nomar Garciaparra’s Batting Ritual
20. Derek Jeter’s Catch Then Plows In The Stands
19. Adrian Beltre Hits With One Knee On The Ground
18. David Ortiz Flipping The Bat
17. Kirk Gibson’s famous fist pump after a pinch-hit walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series
16. 1975 World Series Game 6 Carlton Fisk Home Run
15. Hank Aaron Hits Number 715!
14. Bill Buckner Between The Legs In ’86 World Series Game 6
13. Cal Ripkin Jr. Ends The “Iron Man” Streak
12. Disco Demolition Night (1979)
11. 2001 World Series Game 3 – President Bush Throws Out First Pitch After 9/11
10. Pedro Martinez vs Don Zimmer
9. Bobby Thompson 1951 Miracle Home Run
Shot Heard ‘Round the World
8. Kevin Mitchell’s Bareheaded One-Handed Catch
7. Don Larsen’s Perfect Game In The 1956 World Series
6. Reggie Jackson (Mr. October)
5. Barry Bonds #756
4. Nolan Ryan 7th No-Hitter & Rickey Henderson’s 939th Stolen Base On The Same Day
3. Sammy Sosa & Mark McGwire’s Home Run Race
2. Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th Hit
1. Jackie Robinson: Breaking The Color Barrier
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