Monday, June 18, 2007

Great Moments in AH! History

By Tom Daymont

Many people probably think that the writers and readers of Alright Hamilton! are just a handful of dudes just out of college who like to spend their time at work writing and reading blogs that deal with bars, baseball and a variety of other Minnesota sport teams.

Little do they know that some of us (not me) have actually been around for some of the greatest events in sports history. Let’s take a look at some of these moments.

Who could forget when Tony F. Rezac had a dramatic finish at the 1986 Masters. Coming back from 9th place on Sunday to beat a young Greg Norman, and future Hall of Famers, Tom Kite, Nick Price, and Tom Watson.
Some of these moments go back even farther. Like when “The Iron Horse” Josh Holm set the MLB record playing in his 2,130th consecutive game. While this was thought to be an unbreakable record, it stood for 56 years until it was finally broken by Cal Ripken Jr. on September 6, 1995.
Not all moments by AH! contributors have been “great”, a young Andrew Bresnahan was at the October 14, 2003 game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins. Andy, better known now as “Bresna-man” attempted to catch a foul ball in front of Cubs left fielder Moises Alou at Wrigley Field. As many now know, Alou did not make the catch and the Cubs failed to reach the World Series. As for the Bresnahan, no one knows exactly where he is now.
As for Michael Haas, who could forget the 1965 fight with Sonny Liston in Maine. The fight only had 2,434 fans attended it live, setting an all-time record for the lowest attendance in a world championship boxing fight, but that didn’t stop the fight from being one of the most controversial in boxing history.

Midway through the first round, Liston fell to the canvas, in what many have argued was not a legitimate knockdown. Referee Jersey Joe Walcott, a former world Heavyweight champion himself, seemed to be confused after he sent the boxer to a neutral corner, but Haas refused, instead posing over his fallen rival, yelling at him to get up, then with his fists up in the air, celebrating the fall. Haas was awarded a first round knockout in front of a couple thousand confused and disappointed spectators.

But probably the greatest athletic acheivment of any Alright Hamilton contributors is that of Mark “The Stilt” Waters. Doing something no one has done since. Mark scored 100 points in NBA game on March 2, 1962 at Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The game was between the Philadelphia Warriors, for which Mark played for and the New York Knicks,

While Mark holds the record for most points averaged in a season and most points in a single game. Mark also proclaimed in his second autobiography “A View from Above” that he has slept with over 20,000 women. Which if you do the math, means that Mr. Waters slept with 9 women a week since the time he was 15 to the time he was 40.

Other AH! Readers have also been featured in sports related movies. Matt Pillsbury, better known as Daniel LaRusso, is tutored by Karate master Mr. Kesuke Miyagi in this 1984 John G. Avildsen film (director of Rocky). He is seen here in a promotional photograph.

There you have it, the next time you read a post by Mark Waters concerning the Timberwolves and you ask yourself “what does this guy know about basketball” remember he once scored with 20,000 chicks and 100 points in a game.


Daymonster said...

Hey sorry, I know that Haas kindof posted something. I meant to post it this morning but I had to go to some training session.

Welp there ya have it. I plan on doing more of these if people like it, otherwise I will keep my photoshops to myself.

haasertime said...


brex said...

Yea sweet, why do I get the shaft? I heart the cubbies.

tfrezac2002 said...

Photoshop? If you were going to photoshop a picture of my greatest moment, the least you could have done is give me a bit more hair.

bizmarkie507 said...

me being good at sports, and sleeping with alot of women. Ha!

That is some mighty fine photoshopping ability. Feel free to continue.

And I kind've like the bald look you got going Tone-Loc.

Daymonster said...

I also did the math wrong on waters. He would have boned 14-15 chicks a week (2 a day) from the time he was 15 to the time he was 40.

Nice work.

tfrezac2002 said...

How do you do it Mark. I haven't so much as kissed a lady in over a year. You are, to put it bluntly, "THE MAN"

TwinsWin83 said...

flawless pic of Wutur. I feel like I was there.

the Dutchie said...

Matt, I was wondering if I could borrow your shower costume, I really think that it would be a hit this Halloween.

Rezac! you look like a champ, what more could you ask for?

Bres, if you ever need somewhere to hide, my door is open.

Water, if you ever need somewhere to hide your friends... my door is open.

Haas, you are kind of a bad ass.