It's voting time, and I'm not referring to the All Star Game. Major League Baseball Productions in conjunction with A&E Video are asking Yankees fans to vote for 5 games they would like to see released in a DVD set titled "Essential Games Of Yankees Stadium." The set will feature six classic games, 5 chosen by fans and 1 "mystery game" selected by producers. I was hoping we'd be treated to this as I saw that there are similar sets being released for Fenway Park and Shea Stadium.
The choices start with games in the late 70's, the 1st being game 5 of the 1976 ALCS (Chris Chambliss' HR clincher) and run through the July 1st, 2004 affair between with the Red Sox (Jeter's dive into the stands). There are 21 great games to choose from in all. You can click here for more info, and click here to vote. Voting closes on June 9th.
Here's what I voted for:
- July 1, 2004: The Dive (This was one of the best games ever)
- 2003 ALCS Game 7: Aaron Freakin' Boone
- July 18, 1999: David Cone's perfect game
- May 17, 1998: David Wells' perfect game
- August 6, 1979: The first game without the Captain
Feel free to share your choices.