Baseball Toaster The Griddle
A place where a man can slow down to a walk and live his life full measure, but he has to keep his watch on Pacific Time.
Frozen Toast
Google Search
The Griddle

02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  10  07 
06  05  04  03 
Suggestions, comments, ring the catcher's interference alarm?

Email me at

The stuff I keep track of
Random Game Callbacks

Select a date:

Personal favorites that I wrote
Mr. Kim meet Mr. Downing, Al meet Byung-Hyun - UPDATED
2006-05-28 19:48
by Bob Timmermann

Al Downing
Byung-Hyun Kim

Bonds' 715th homer came in the fourth inning at AT&T Park to center field with Steve Finley aboard to make it Colorado 6, San Francisco 2.

Andrew Morbitzer meet Tom House.

The radio call that nobody heard.

Just who goofed? I've got to know!

2006-05-28 15:04:04
1.   De Ruijter
No pitcher is better suited to giving up historic home runs than Byung-Hyun Kim.
2006-05-28 17:59:16
2.   DXMachina
It's true. It was more pre-ordained than a Chicago election.
2006-05-28 20:32:38
3.   Louis in SF
For many who don't love Barry will be happy to hear that the radio station that carries the Giants lost Dave Flemming the Giant annoucer's mike during 715. Gregg Papa had to break in to let Giant radio fans who were listening know that Bonds had just hit 715
2006-05-28 21:10:11
4.   Kayaker7
Giants still lost. Yay.
2006-05-29 00:14:19
5.   Linkmeister
I've heard Kuiper's call about four times today already; it's a shame that's the only one we'll ever get to hear. Gotta feel sorry for Flemming, but it's kinda like the Gibson home run in 1988. Outside LA who knows Vinnie's call? Everybody knows Jack Buck's.
2006-05-29 04:33:23
6.   DXMachina
5. "Outside LA who knows Vinnie's call?"

Vinnie's call is just as famous outside of LA as Buck's. It's true that most radio stations that play one or the other will usually use Buck's call, because it was the radio call, but by the same token, anytime it's talked about on TV, Vinnie's call is usually used. And there was also that commercial last year with the injured softball player hitting a game ending home run with Vinnie's call in the background.

2006-05-29 09:24:20
7.   Bob Timmermann
What I've never heard is the Oakland radio call for the Gibson home run.
2006-05-29 14:32:47
8.   Ken Arneson
7 I heard it just recently, on some Bill King tribute, wish I could remember where. I had never heard it before; I was in Sweden, listening to Buck on Armed Forces Radio, which is a whole 'nuther story in and of itself.

King's call was excellent, of course, as always.

2006-05-30 11:00:29
9.   Jacob L
The only more appropriate pitcher to surrender the historic bomb would be Chan Ho Park. He could add it to his impressive list, including:

1. Bonds' 71st and 72nd in 2001
2. Fernando Tatis' 2 slams in one inning
3. Cal Ripken's shot in his last All Star Game.

Maybe Park will get a shot at 756. Who knows, but I'd like to see BK top that list.

Comment status: comments have been closed. Baseball Toaster is now out of business.