Day 201: October 26, 1991

Minneapolis, MN

1991 World Series Game 6

What I Remember

The first thing wehad realized when we arrived at the Minneapolis airport on Friday had been, we’re not in Georgia anymore. The weather for our three days in Atlanta had been an extension of summer and we were shorts during the daytime. In Minnesota, not so much. It was cold and overcast as we headed into the Metrodome the next evening and it wasn’t hard to imagine that the Dome was what it looked like from a distance, a giant mountain of snow dropped into the middle of Minneapolis.

With 55,000 fans screaming and waving their Homer Hankies for most of the game, however, we needn’t have worried about being cold. We sat in the noseblood seats near the top of the stadium, as I said on the video, it was a good place to get a view of the Dome’s famous inflated roof.

For most of the night the game hung in the balance. Every time the Twins took a lead the Braves countered to tie it and in the 7th inning it looked like they might break the game open. Atlanta had the bases loaded with one out but all they came up with was a game–tying run that scored on a double play and it would be the last run they would score that season. Kirby Puckett’s homer in the 11th inning sent the series to the 7th game and the fans into hysterics. There would be one more day for all the marbles.

The Game

Minnesota Twins 4 Atlanta Braves 3 (11 Inns)

The Box

A Note about this Site

This site is intended to be a companion to the upcoming book In League with America. Although some games were particularly notable and will appear in the book, most of the results of the 199 games we saw over the course of the 1991 season will not. Our journey was never really intended to be about the games themselves, it was about the places we saw and the people we met along the way.

However, there is now an historic nature to the results from this season. All of the players we saw then, even in the minors, have long since retired. Some of the players we saw at Class A are now members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. These pages, then, will function as kind of a digital appendix with a brief recollection of each day, the result of the game(s) we saw that day and a map of our daily drive.

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