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Sun, 1991-10-27

The Twins become World Champions for the second time in five years with a 1-0 victory in 10 innings behind Jack Morris's masterful pitching. In a Game Seven that rivals any in World Series history, the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins go scoreless through nine innings. Lonnie Smith is decoyed into pausing at second base to keep him from scoring the winner for Atlanta in the eighth.

Gene Larkin's single off Alejandro Pena scores Dan Gladden with the game's only run. The game is the first Game 7 to go into extra innings since the Senators-Giants Series in 1924, 67 years for those who are counting. Morris is named the Series MVP for the Twins‚ who win all 4 games in the Metrodome while losing all 3 in Atlanta. Four of the 7 games are decided on the final pitch‚ while 5 are decided by a single run‚ and 3 in extra innings. All are Series records. Morris's 10-inning masterpiece is the last extra-inning complete game of the century. Both Atlanta and Minnesota had finished last in their respective divisions in 1990.

 

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1991 World Series, Atlanta Braves, Dan Gladden, Gene Larkin, Jack Morris, Lonnie Smith, Minnesota Twins

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