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WFAN’s 25 Top Moments In New York Sports

25yearsbadge008 WFANs 25 Top Moments In New York Sports

WFAN let you to pick the Top Moments 25 in New York Sports since we signed on the air July 1, 1987.

We’ve tallied the results and have been counting down the Top Moments on the air this week. On Monday we’ll reveal the winner. Until then, here’s a refresher on the nominees.

25.

Knicks Larry Johnson wins Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Pacers with a four point play.

24.

Knicks John Starks dunks over Michael Jordan and Horace Grant in playoff series vs. Bulls.

23.

Yankees Derek Jeter ties ALCS Game 1 with controversial HR that is deflected by fan Jeffrey Maier.

22.

Knicks defeat the Pacers in Game 7 to go to the NBA Finals.

21.

Yankees Roger Clemens throws broken bat towards Mike Piazza after a foul hit in Game 2 of World Series.

20.

Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in finals to win first-ever Stanley Cup.

19.

Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium closed.

18.

Derek Jeter breaks Lou Gehrig’s record for most hits by a Yankee.

17.

Giants acquire Eli Manning after draft day trade of Philip Rivers to Chargers.

16.

Yankees Scott Brosius hits game-tying HR with 2 outs in 9th inning during Game 5 of World Series.

15.

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies.

14.

Yankees win 27th World Series with a 7-3 victory over the Phillies in Game 6.

13.

Mets Robin Ventura hits walk-off grand slam single vs. Braves in Game 5 NLCS.

12.

Mets trade for catcher Mike Piazza.

11.

Rangers trade for Mark Messier.

10.

Rangers advance to Stanley Cup Finals after Stephane Matteau’s 2OT goal in Game 7 vs. Devils.

9.

Yankees Jeter flips ball to Posada to get A’s Jeremy Giambi at home plate play in Game 3 of ALCS.

8.

Aaron Boone hits walk-off HR in Game 7 of ALCS to send Yankees to World Series over the Red Sox.

7.

Yankees defeat the defending champs Atlanta Braves to win their first World Series since 1978.

6.

Derek Jeter records 3000th hit with HR in perfect 5-for-5 game.

5.

After an emotional ceremony following 9/11, Mets Mike Piazza hits 2-run HR to secure a 3-2 Mets victory.

4.

Scott Norwood of the Bills misses last second field goal to give Giants win in Super Bowl XXV.

3.

Giants win Super Bowl XLVI over Patriots 21-17.

2.

Rangers win the Stanley Cup for the first time in 54 years after defeating the Canucks in Game 7.

1.

Giants win Super Bowl XLII by defeating the Patriots 17-14.

That’s it. Below are the moments that didn’t make the cut.

1988

Dodgers Mike Scioscia hits 9th inning game-tying, 2-run HR in Game 4 of NLCS against Mets.

1992

Jets Dennis Byrd paralyzed during NFL game.

1994

Dan Marino runs “The Clock Play” against Jets and throws game-winning TD pass.

MLB strike cancels the 1994 season, including the postseason and World Series.

1996

Rangers sign “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky, reuniting him with Mark Messier.

1997

Rich Kotite era ends as the Jets hire Bill Parcells to save the franchise.

1999

Mets Todd Pratt’s extra-innings walk-off HR clinches NLDS against Diamondbacks.

Bill Belichick, set to be introduced as Jets head coach, submits his resignation.

Yankees sign ace Roger Clemens.

2000

Devils Jason Arnott scores Stanley Cup-winning goal in 2OT of Game 6 against Stars.

2001

Giants blow out Vikings 41-0 in NFC Championship to go to Super Bowl.

Nets trade Stephon Marbury to Phoenix Suns for Jason Kidd.

2002

Giants Michael Strahan sets NFL single-season sack record.

2003

Red Sox Pedro Martinez throws Yankees coach Don Zimmer to the ground in Game 3 of ALCS.

Devils win third Stanley Cup, beating Mighty Ducks in Game 7.

2004

Yankees trade for Alex Rodriguez.

2005

Passing of Giants co-owners Wellington Mara and Bob Tisch within 3 weeks of each other.

2006

Mets Endy Chavez’s makes amazing catch in Game 7 of NLCS.

2007

Alex Rodriguez announces opt out, causing controversy during World Series, then re-signs with Yankees.

MLB’s Mitchell Report comes out.

2008

Giants Plaxico Burress shoots himself in the leg.

Jets sign Brett Favre.

Brian McNamee testifies against Roger Clemens regarding steroid scandal at Congressional hearing.

Isaiah Thomas is fired by Knicks.

2009

Tiger Woods and the scandals regarding his adultery surface after car accident.

Rex Ryan hired as new coach of Jets.

New Yankee Stadium and Citi Field open.


Alex Rodriguez admits to using steroids from 2001-2003.

2010

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies.

New Meadowlands Stadium opens, re-named MetLife Stadium.

Alex Rodriguez hits 600th home run.

Amar’e Stoudemire signs with the Knicks as a free agent.

Lebron James does not head to the Knicks but opts for Heat instead.

Bernie Madoff story breaks. Mets ownership sued.

Jets advance to AFC Championship game by beating Chargers.

2011

Carmelo Anthony traded to Knicks.

Jets advance to AFC Championship game again, this time by beating Patriots.

NFL Lockout lasts 18 weeks, 4 days.

NBA Lockout results in shortened season starting on Christmas Day.

Jose Reyes bunts for single and leaves game to secure NL batting title.

Jose Reyes signs with the Miami Marlins, ending career with Mets.

Nets acquire Deron Williams from Utah Jazz.