John Miley hasn't heard it all but he's heard a lot.
That's why the Library of Congress has added "the John Miley Collection" of sports broadcasts from before 1972 to the largest library in the world. We are talking about more than 6,000 radio and TV broadcasts of sporting events from 1920 to 1972. Miley, 80, turned a life-long hobby into a historic accomplishment.
And his work is the inspiration for this week's Top 10 list created by you. We want your suggestions for the "Top 10 Greatest Sports Moments To Hear." Actually, we're cheating a little bit. If you can think of a moment that probably was not part of a broadcast but still would be something you would love to hear, that counts. And don't worry about when radio was invented. Any time in history is a good time in history.
If fact we'd love those suggestions -- but keep it relatively clean. If we are anything, we're nosy, right? For example, wouldn't you like to hear what Babe Ruth was saying when he pointed to right field before hitting a home run on the next pitch? Who knows, maybe it was "Will you look at that blonde!"
Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your first name, initial of your last name and your location.
If you want a few ideas for inspiration, these are moments that actually are in the Miley Collection:
• The last game of the Brooklyn Dodgers on Sept. 29, 1957. And who is calling it? Vin Scully, of course.
• The fourth quarter when Wilt Chamberlain scored 100.
• Arnie's Army rising up when Arnold Palmer won the 1960 Masters.
Great moments. But you can think of even better ones. What would you really like to hear. You have until noon Wednesday to make your suggestions. The list will be here Thursday.
Who knows? Maybe Mr. Miley will tell us what he would like to hear.