2011 was a stinker for Twins fans and that’s why it’s nice to go to a happier place and time. The last time the Twins won it all was in 1991 and in that series there were plenty of memorable moments. And then there was “The Game.” The Twins won an impressive in eleven innings the night before on a walk off home run by Kirby Puckett to force a game six and that set the stage for Monday’s game seven with Jack Morris on the mound.
With John Smoltz on the other side, these two pitchers went head to head for over seven innings until Smoltz was pulled. In the meantime, Morris kept pitching. The game was scoreless after nine and Morris kept pitching. He needed 126 pitches to get through ten and there was a chance he might have kept pitching had the Twins not put the Braves out of their misery when Gene Larkin had the walk off hit.
You can relive this game now. A&E has put out a series of “Baseball’s Greatest Games” and this is billed as the best World Series ever. Be sure to click on this link for all of the details and to find more great titles. They also have the entire 1991 World Series.
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