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October 27, 1991

October 27, 2008

The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves. Game 7 of this series was a great one. The winning pitcher was Jack Morris. The losing pitcher was Alejandro Pena. It was scoreless through 10 innings. In the bottom of the 10th inning Dan Gladden led off the inning with a double. The next batter was Chuck Knoblauch whose sacrifice bunt of Dan Gladden over to third base proved to be crucial. The Braves then intentionally walked Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek to load the bases. The next batter was Jarvis Brown. Twins’ manager Tom Kelly risked an inning-ending double play by pinch-hitting injured Gene Larkin to hit. Larkin hit a first-pitch fastball to left-center field to score Dan Gladden and win the 1991 World Series.

Thanks to Mr. Gunderson’s 6th grade class at Virginia-Roosevelt Elementary School for the research on October’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.