The 20 best sports moments in 'Seinfeld' history
JUL 02, 2014 2:15p ET
On July 5, 1989, the very first episode of "Seinfeld" aired on NBC.
You don't need me to tell you about how the show went on to be a massive success and one of the best sitcoms, if not the best sitcom, in television history.
Sports always played a major role in the lives of Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine.
With "Seinfeld" celebrating it's 25th anniversary, The Buzzer looks back (in no particular order) at the best sports moments from the show's history.
1. KRAMER ATTENDS A BASEBALL FANTASY CAMP
As Cosmo said, "there was an incident." This was his way of breaking the news that he punched Mickey Mantle in the face.
2. ELAINE WEARS AN ORIOLES HAT TO A YANKEES GAME
When Elaine refused to take off her cap, things got ugly -- and physical.
3. "WHAT THE HELL DID YOU TRADE JAY BUHNER FOR?"
Perhaps Frank Costanza's greatest line in the history of "Seinfeld."
4. PUDDY PAINTS HIS FACE
Much to Elaine's dismay, her boyfriend was adamant about showing off his Devils pride for a playoff game.
5. GEORGE EATS A SUNDAE AT THE U.S. OPEN
By "eats" we mean "devours."
6. ELAINE GETS A SUPER BOWL TICKET FROM TIM WHATLEY
After Elaine gets the ticket over the Jerry and George, they quickly realize Whatley's motivation, which leads to the brilliantly delivered line by George, "And there's your ticket!"
7. GEORGE GETS A JOB WITH THE NEW YORK YANKEES
Doing the opposite paid off for George in a big way as he won over George Steinbrenner.
8. DEREK JETER AND BERNIE WILLIAMS GET TIPS FROM GEORGE
The assistant to the traveling secretary was not happy it took the Yankees six games to win the World Series the previous season.
9. KRAMER PROMISES A LITTLE BOY THAT PAUL O'NEILL WILL HIT TWO HOME RUNS FOR HIM
The way O'Neill delivered the line "How the heck did you get in here anyway" was Emmy-worthy.
10. GEORGE TELLS BUCK SHOWALTER IT'S TIME FOR COTTON UNIFORMS
The Yankees skipper fell for George's passionate speech about switching from polyester to gain an advantage on opposing teams.
11. METS RELIEVER ROGER MCDOWELL IS THE SECOND SPITTER
Simply put, this is one of the most classic scenes in the show's history.
12. KRAMER HITS GOLF BALLS INTO THE OCEAN
Luckily, George, the marine biologist, was there to save the day.
13. GEORGE IS A CHUCKER
This scene not only covers George's tendency to overshoot during pickup hoops, but it also segues into whether anyone sneaked a peek in the locker room.
14. JERRY PUTS HIMSELF IN CHARGE OF GETTING JEAN-PAUL TO A MARATHON ON TIME
Kramer's mental alarm didn't work, but Jean-Paul made it to the race anyway. However, his finish was painful.
15. KEITH HERNANDEZ ASKS JERRY TO HELP HIM MOVE
The Mets first baseman made Jerry extremely uncomfortable with his very personal request.
16. JOE DIMAGGIO DUNKS HIS DOUGHNUTS
Jerry, Kramer and Elaine debate whether the Yankee Clipper is a dunker, before a run-in at the famous coffee shot.
17. GEORGE HAS TO WATCH "MAD ABOUT YOU" INSTEAD OF THE YANKEES GAME
When Jerry calls George to let him know the Yankee game is being rerun, his fiancee, Susan, quickly interjects.
18. KRAMER TRIES TO BECOME A BALLBOY
As Kramer said, he was spry. However, he was not graceful.
19. GEORGE STEINBRENNER MAKES A CAMEO*
The Yankees owner, voiced by Larry David, was featured in many episodes throughout the show's history. However, the real Yankees owner did play himself in one episode. But the scene was left on the cutting-room floor and never made it to air. The outtake was featured, though, as a DVD extra.
20. GEORGE BARRELS OVER BETTE MIDLER DURING A SOFTBALL GAME
Sadly, there isn't a clip of this scene on YouTube, but we can still enjoy the aftermath, which includes Kramer serving as Bette's bodyguard.