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FearlessFreep
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July 4, 1985: Never Forget
The "worst contract" thread reminded me of the highlight of Bruce Sutter's career in a Braves uni: making this legendary game possible:
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Little did the sellout crowd that packed "The Launching Pad" know, the game wouldn’t end until well into July 5 — at 3:55 a.m., to be exact, the latest finish in history by more than a half-hour at the time — and would feature a little bit of everything for those who stuck around long enough to see it, all the way down to a 4 a.m. postgame fireworks show that had locals calling the police terrified that the city was under attack.
Yes, Sutter suffered his sixth blown save (out of an eventual 12 on the season) to enable the improbable heroics (and the much more probable failure) of this Atlanta sports legend and convicted felon (RIP):

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NorthGwinnettTiger
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re: July 4, 1985: Never Forget
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4 a.m. postgame fireworks show
Wonder who the moron was that signed off on this.


Vicks Kennel Club
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re: July 4, 1985: Never Forget
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4 a.m. postgame fireworks show



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FearlessFreep
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re: July 4, 1985: Never Forget
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Wonder who the moron was that signed off on this.
My sister was working for CNN and living in ATL when this game was played. She actually heard the fireworks going off at 4 am


Dick Leverage
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re: July 4, 1985: Never Forget
I watched that game all the way to the end.


FearlessFreep
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re: July 4, 1985: Never Forget
My bro came in after drinking all day and watched Sutter blow the save around 11 or midnight, fell asleep in front of the TV then woke up to Pete and Skip going nuts while Camp rounded the bases following his ridiculously unlikely game-tying homer. Then watched him get lit up the following inning

That game, along with Horner's 4 HRs in a losing effort the season before, pretty much exemplified what it was like being a Braves fan from 1984-1990.
This post was edited on 7/15 at 8:07 am


flyAU
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re: July 4, 1985: Never Forget
I was there as a little kid. Stayed for the fireworks.


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