Why do you think Baseball has more famous Game 6s, and Hockey has more Game 7s?
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10-22-2013, 08:16 PM
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I think a possible reason is that for every game in baseball there is a different starting pitcher. Its possible that one or both aces on each team matched up against each other in the 6th game. For example, Curt Shilling pitching game 6 in the 2004 ALCS in Yankee Stadium with a severed tendon in his ankle.
However, BP you are forgetting a couple of great game 7's in baseball history. 1991 game 6 was great , but in game 7 Morris pitched a 10 inning shutout. 1960, Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun in game 7 to beat the Yankees. 1968, Mickey Lolich beats the unhittable Bob Gibson in game 7 for a huge upset (check out Gibson's 68 season). 1961, Yankees beat the Giants in 7 1-0 with Bobby Richardson snagging Willie McCovey's line drive with 2 on and 2 out in the 9th. Willie Stargell's famous 2 run homer off McGregor in game 7 of the 1979 WS. 2001 Luis Gonzalez drives a base hit off of Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the 9th to win in for Arizona. And who could forget the 1997 WS where the Florida Marlins scored in the bottom of the 11th of game 7 to beat Cleveland.
Also, the NHL has far more playoff rounds than MLB.
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