Trending: Looking back at Jackson's night

October, 18, 2012

Three pitchers.

Three pitches.

Three home runs.

Facing elimination this afternoon in Detroit and down 3-0 in the ALCS, Yankees fans need some inspiration. First, let's go back 35 years ago tonight when the Yankees beat the Dodgers 8-4 in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series for their first championship in 15 years. Reggie Jackson's home run trifecta and its aftermath made the No. 3 spot on YES Network's most-memorable-Yankees moment list in 2009. Keith Jackson provided the call for ABC and the Howard Cosell, as always, delivered his succinct, bombastic and eloquent commentary. After the third home run, Cosell summed it up with "Oh, what a beam on his face. How can you blame him? He's answered the whole world!" Tom Seaver also got in a word or two.

Game 4 of the 2012 ALCS was postponed Wednesday due to the threat of rain:

No matter what happens today at Comerica Park, the 1977 Game 6 post-game celebration can be enjoyed anytime by Yankees fans on YouTube:

It includes interviews with the late George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin and Thurman Munson, along with Yogi Berra, Mike Torrez and, of course, Jackson himself.

Tigers fans have other priorities:

The Red Sox are ready to help in the "hope" department:

Speaking of sinking ships:

Members of America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA Wednesday were still recovering pieces of the capsized $8 million, 72-foot catamaran in San Francisco Bay that flipped during a training session a day earlier, as seen in this YouTube video posted Wednesday. The boat carried 11 crew members plus three others -- all were wearing helmets and life vests -- and no one on board was injured. "We did something we had hoped we would never do, and that's capsize an AC72," skipper Jimmy Spithill said. "No question it's a setback for us," The crew will be without their boat for about four months.

"We found our limit," added tactician Tom Slingsby. The 34th America's Cup competition in 2013 will take place in San Francisco Bay beginning in July.


#&8226; Last month, a group of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy went "Gagnam Style" posting a parody of Psy's South Korean pop hit. Their video has more than 5.8 million views. Wednesday, the cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ont., marched to their own beat complete with a dancing Paladin in this clip posted on the North Cadet You Tube page, directed and produced by OCdt. K.X. Zhao:

Not bad, eh?

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