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Baseball's Top 10 Most Memorable Moments
Major League Baseball and MasterCard, which sponsored the fan balloting, announced the results before Game 4 of the World Series in San Francisco.
Rank Moment Votes
1. Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record in 1995. 282,821
2. Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves breaks Babe Ruth's all-time home run record in 1974. 275,451
3. Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American player in modern major league baseball in 1947. 251,564
4. The St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire and Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa race to beat Roger Maris' season home run record in 1998. 242,279
5. Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees retires from major league baseball in 1939 with his "luckiest man" farewell speech. 237,131
6. Pete Rose breaks the all-time career hits record in 1985, surpassing Ty Cobb's mark of 4,191. 230,852
7. Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hits .406 in 1941, the last player to end a season with an average above .400. 203,982
8. Joe DiMiaggio of the New York Yankees hits in a record 56 straight games during the 1941 season. 176,810
9. Kirk Gibson's pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the ninth inning wins Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. 157,716
10. Nolan Ryan pitches his record-extending seventh career no-hitter in 1991. 146,269
 
 


 
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