MLB.com launched actober.com on July 10 – a new contest that challenges fans to recreate famous postseason moments.
Here’s how it works:
- MLB.com will post 11 lists of famous postseason moments for you to reenact on video.
- After each list is posted, you’ll have 10 days to put together your own video and upload it through the actober.com site.
- Your goal is to be creative as possible: Recreate a moment, change the outcome or show your own interpretation. You can download video and audio clips of each moment straight from actober.com to use in your productions.
- Once each submission period closes, a panel from MLB will select the five most compelling entries, then post those videos, so viewers can vote on the best of the bunch. All other video entries will also be posted at this time.
- Voting will run a week for each group of five, with the top vote recipient winning a $150 MLB.com Shop gift certificate and entry into the actober.com finals, to take place in October.
- During the finals, fans will be able to select their favorite video from all the weekly winners. The participants with the three most popular videos will each win a trip for two to the 2007 World Series.
The first group of plays (Game-winners – Part I) contains these five memorable blasts:
Bobby Thomson, 1951 three-game playoff, Game 3: Thomson’s three-run blast off Dodgers reliever Ralph Branca gave the Giants a 5-4 victory and a trip to the World Series.
Ozzie Smith, 1985 NLCS, Game 5: The Wizard’s unlikely ninth-inning homer off the Dodgers’ Tom Niedenfuer moved St. Louis within one game of the NL pennant.
Steve Garvey, 1984 NLCS, Game 4: The Padres first baseman forced a fifth and decisive game with his two-run, ninth-inning shot off Cubs closer Lee Smith.
Kirby Puckett, 1991 World Series, Game 6: Puckett’s 11th-inning homer off Atlanta’s Charlie Liebrandt gave the Twins a 4-3 win and forced a seventh game.
Aaron Boone, 2003 ALCS, Game 7: Boone’s homer off Wakefield sent the Yankees to their 39th World Series and prolonged Boston’s championship drought.
Fans have until 11:59 p.m. on July 22 to submit their entries for this category.