Twenty-five years ago today the Twins won Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. It was a hell of a game that capped off a hell of a series (widely considered The Best World Series Of All Time). Remember it? The game went nearly 10 innings before anyone scored. Jack Morris pitched all 10 scoreless innings. Lonnie Smith proved he had the attention span of a gnat. And, of course, Gene Larkin won the whole thing for our boys with a walk-off single to drive in Danny Gladden.
The series, of course, had tons of great moments beyond just Game 7. Four games in the series were decided in the final inning. There was the whole Kent Hrbek and Ron Gant thing. And who could forget the heroics of Kirby Puckett in Game 6? The catch, and especially the home run.
Certainly you remember this, right? Who could forget?
Oh, right—those of you who weren’t born yet.
Twenty-five years is a significant period of time. There are people who were born after the Twins won 1991 World Series who are now fully functioning adults. Even those technically alive at the time of the series way have been too young to remember it, and certainly many were too young to truly enjoy it.
Let’s make a liberal guesstimate and say that if you weren’t at least three years old, you probably have no memory of the 1991 World Series. Many people may have been older than that and still had no memory of it, but I’m just going with three. I was around three years old when the Twins won the 1987 World Series, and I have faint memories of that (probably helped that I had baseball-obsessed parents).
For those of you who want us to help you remember, here’s come Twinkie Town 1991 coverage from over the years.
- The Perfect Game: World Series, Game 7, 1991
- A recap of Game 1
- A recap of Game 2 (including the infamous Hrbek tag)
- A recap of Game 3 (This one sucked),
- A recap of Game 4 (This one—also sucked)
- Stunner: Jack Morris Nominated for Best Supporting Actor
- Not all Braves fans...
So, what are your memories of the series? Were you a Twins fan? Were you younger than three but still remember it? Were you older than three and don’t remember it? Heck, were you there?