Sunday, October 12, 2003

The readers speak

One week ago today, this page asked you to log onto and vote on a list of dramatic finishes involving local teams. We also encouraged you to nominate your favorites.

A careful review of last week's page didn't reveal instructions for you to call us morons for leaving some events off our list, but many of you did that, too. Without further ado, here are the results of our poll through Friday, and a list of honorable mentions provided by you, loyal reader.

223 votes (20.31 percent)

1975: Joe Morgan hits a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning to give the Reds a 4-3 victory in Game 7 of the World Series against Boston.

194 votes (17.67 percent)

1996: Xavier's Lenny Brown hits a jump shot at the buzzer over UC's Rodrick Monroe to give the Musketeers a 71-69 upset victory over the No. 1-ranked Bearcats at Shoemaker Center.

178 votes (16.21 percent)

1972: Reds catcher Johnny Bench hits a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie Pittsburgh 3-3 in Game 5 of the NLCS. The Reds win on a wild pitch by Bob Moose with pinch runner George Foster on third.

171 votes (15.57 percent)

1989: QB Joe Montana rallies the 49ers to a 20-16 victory over the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII in Miami.

113 votes (10.29 percent)

1970: Pete Rose crashes into Cleveland catcher Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 12th inning for a 5-4 National League victory in the All-Star Game at Riverfront Stadium.

111 votes (10.11 percent)

1988: Reds pitcher Tom Browning throws a perfect game against the Dodgers at Riverfront Stadium.

45 votes (4.10 percent)

1938: Reds pitcher Johnny Vander Meer completes a second consecutive no-hitter after beating the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.

28 votes (2.55 percent)

1981: UC outlasts Bradley 75-73 in seven overtimes - the longest game in NCAA history - and wins on a Doug Schloemer jump shot with three seconds left.

20 votes (1.82 percent)

1963: The UC basketball team, going for a third consecutive national championship, loses to Loyola (Ill.) 60-58 in overtime in the NCAA final.

15 votes (1.37 percent)

1978: Steve Cauthen, an 18-year-old jockey from Walton, Ky., rides Affirmed to victory at Belmont Park, completing horse racing's Triple Crown.

Your choices

• Ohio State beats Miami in 2003 Fiesta Bowl in double overtime to secure the national championship. Dissenting view: The category is Cincinnati sports history ... all of you geniuses out there ... need to go out and buy a state map of Ohio.

• Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's all-time career hits record at Riverfront Stadium in 1985.

• Reds win the 1940 World Series at home against Detroit, 4 games to 3.

• UC's Melvin Levitt's dunk beats No. 1 Duke in the 1998 Great Alaska Shootout, 77-75.

• Steve Sanders hits game-winning 3-pointer in 1989 to give UC win in first game at Shoemaker Center, against Minnesota.

• Boston's Carlton Fisk waves his home run fair in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

• Sam Wyche hollers at unruly Bengals fans in 1989 playoff game against Seattle: "You don't live in Cleveland, you live in Cincinnati."

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NLCS Game 4: Cubs 8, Marlins 3
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Frerotte's on fire, still heads to bench
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UAB 31, UC 14
No. 23 Wisconsin 17, No. 3 Ohio St. 10
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Miami 59, Buffalo 3
QB is making mark in MAC
No. 1 Oklahoma 65, No. 11 Texas 13
No. 2 Miami 22, No. 5 Florida St. 14
Notre Dame 20, No. 15 Pittsburgh 14
Northwestern 37, Indiana 31 (OT)
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