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15. University Of Pittsburgh Students Watch The Pirates Win The World Series From A Nearby Roof
George Silk / Getty Images

I’m not sure any other photo has ever captured what it means to be a fan more than this one. Watching your team win their first world series in 35 years from so far away that the players look like ants, is only something you do when you care deeply about something. Also it’s one of the coolest sports photos ever.




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16. Willy Mays Makes “The Catch” In The 1954 World Series
Frank Hurley / NY Daily News Archive / Getty Images

One of the most famous plays in baseball history, Willy Mays caught Vic Wertz’s giant blast to center (a hit that would have been a home run at any other ballpark) by making a beautiful (and insanely difficult) over the shoulder catch. Had Mays misplayed the ball, The Cleveland Indians would have taken a 4-2 lead late in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. Instead, Mays caught the ball and his New York Giants went on to sweep the Cleveland Indians.



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17. Michael Jordan’s Flu Game

Tom Cruze / AP

Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals was a defining moment of Michael Jordan’s career. The Jazz had just won Games 3 and 4 to tie the series, when Jordan was diagnosed with the flu and told that he couldn’t play in Game 5. Michael Jordan ignored that advice and went on to play 44 minutes (of 48 possible), looking visibly weak the entire time. That didn’t stop him from leading Bulls back from an early deficit and then hitting a game-winning three as the fourth quarter wound down. Jordan finished with 38 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists, before collapsing into Scottie Pippen’s arms.


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18.Bill Buckner’s World Series Error
(Boston Globe)

The 1986 World Series. Game 6. The Boston Red Sox could clinch their first World Series title since 1918 with a win. In extra innings with the score tied, Mookie Wilson hit a slow-rolling ground ball up the first base line. The routine ground ball went through Buckner’s legs allowing the Mets to score the winning run. The Mets would go on to win the series. Buckner would go on to be the most famous goat in sports history.



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19. Gymnastics Coach Béla Károlyi Holds Kerri Strug After Winning The Gold
Susan Ragan / AP

With the Russian and American female gymnastics teams neck and neck for the gold, the American team needed a good performance from Kerri Sturg on the vault to ensure victory. On her first attempt she fell and hurt her ankle, but the team needed her to land a second attempt to clinch the gold. She landed it perfectly before lifting up her bad foot. The team won the gold.





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20. Bill Mazeroski’s Game 7 Walk-Off World Series Home Run

ASSOCIATED PRESS / AP

Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. Pirates vs. Yankees. Bottom of the 9th inning. Game tied 9-9. Light-hitting second baseman Bill Mazeroski comes to bat and hits a walk-off home run to win the World Series and give the Pirates their first title in 35 years.



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21. Bobby Orr Flies After His Stanley Cup-Winning Goal
Associated Press / AP

In 1970 Bobby Orr scored an overtime goal to give the Boston Bruins their first Stanley Cup since 1941. Seconds after scoring what has now been dubbed “The Goal” Orr tripped, but it didn’t stop him from celebrating. It resulted in this, one of the most famous and joy-filled sports photos of all time.



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