What a way to move into 1st Place

safford390.jpgTonight was a special night for many reasons at Memorial Stadium, as first-place was achieved at the “Big House on Glenwood”.

“Memorial Stadium Magic” returned in a big way, as the Hawks, who last night lost a 12-11 heartbreaker to the Spokane Indians, rallied from a 10-4 deficit to score seven runs in the final three innings, including three bases loaded walks in the ninth, to topple the Tribe, 11-10 – moving into first-place in the East Division race with just seven games left.

Also heading into first-place was your’s truly, who called his 390th game for the Hawks – the most by a broadcaster in franchise history.  I surpassed Rob Simpson, who called 389 games in his five years with the Hawks (having moved past both Dave Hahn and Sean McCall last year).

01-05Hawks.gifIt was a memorable game on a memorable night – and would have to rank among my Top-10 games (if I had a Top-10 list)…right up there with the six-run ninth inning outburst in Eugene a few years back, the 2004 NWL Championship series, and the five-game sweep at Everett in 2004.

Thank you to all of the fans for all of the kind words…as I look forward to Friday, which will be my 400th NWL broadcast (including six games I called for Spokane in 2007).

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