GREAT BASEBALL MOMENTS- 1978 WORLD SERIES GAME 2: BOB WELCH STRIKES OUT REGGIE JACKSON

WATCH: Dodgers pitcher Bob Welch (who died Tuesday) strikes out Regge  Jackson in epic at-bat in 1978 World Series - nj.com

Great Baseball Moments- 1978 World Series- Game 2: Bob Welch strikes out Reggie Jackson. Reggie Jackson loved the big stage. He wanted to be up at bat with the game on the line. He is remembered for his big clutch hits-but there were times he failed- and even when he failed it was big news and remembered. 1978 World Series: Game 2. The Dodgers are up 4-3. Top of the 9th inning. 2 outs and 2 on base. The game is on the line as Reggie goes up against a 21 year old hard throwing Dodgers reliever Bob Welch. It was an epic at bat. With a three -two count- Welch strikes Reggie out. Even in failing Reggie fails spectacularly. It was once said Reggie striking out could be as exciting as anyone else hitting a home run. The great thing about Reggie as a ballplayer- he lived for those situations. He loved the spotlight.

7 responses to “GREAT BASEBALL MOMENTS- 1978 WORLD SERIES GAME 2: BOB WELCH STRIKES OUT REGGIE JACKSON

  1. I was elated after that strikeout. I thought maybe the tide had turned and they would win the Series…boy was I wrong. That was so classic because Welch was just pumping fastballs in. An at-bat that took over 5 minutes.

    The worse moment of my Dodger fandom was in this series when the same Reggie Jackson stuck his hip out at Yankee Stadium and deflected the ball and umpire Frank Pulli didn’t call it. Cey has said that one play defeated them…but it shouldn’t have.

    It still hurts seeing it.

    • If the Dodgers win that game they would have been up 3-1 with one more game in New York and one more in LA…I can’t believe that still bothers me…but it does.
      The worse World Series call that I can remember is the Cardinals – Royals WS at first base.

    • I agree that one wasn’t even close- reminds me of the play which robbed the Detroit pitcher of a perfect game. If there had been a replay back then it would have been overturned on the first look.

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