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  DVDFanatic Review: Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Collector's Edition
In 1987, the Minnesota Twins won the American League West Division with a record of 85-77, which at the time was the fewest regular season victories for a World Series champion.
World Series Game One – Minnesota 10, Saint Louis 1: In the first World Series game to be played indoors, the Cardinals jumped out to the early lead on a Tony Pena RBI groundout in the second inning, and Joe Magrane held the Twins hitless through the first three innings.
World Series Game Six – Minnesota 11, Saint Louis 5: In the last World Series game to be played entirely during the afternoon, the Cardinals built a three-run lead entering the bottom of the fifth inning.
www.dvdfanatic.com /review.php?id=minnesota1987   (2389 words)

  
  1987 National League Championship Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1987 National League Championship Series took place between the 6th of October and the 14th of October, at Busch Stadium (Games 1, 2, 6, 7) and Candlestick Park (3, 4, 5).
Second basemen Jeffrey Leonard, who would go on to win the NLCS MVP award, one of the few times it's been given to a player on the losing team, had a home run in each of the first two games, and he was not nearly done yet.
The series was tied as the ballclubs headed to San Francisco.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1987_National_League_Championship_Series   (928 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Video: World Series 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
World Series MVP Viola and future Hall of Famer centerfielder Kirby Puckett were the standouts for the Twins.
The 1987 World Series was the first year that the home team won all seven games in the fall classic, but the Twins would do the same thing again four years later against the Atlanta Braves.
This was also the first World Series to be played "indoors," at a dome stadium, but from a historical perspective that it is the lesser piece of baseball trivia to the fact that the Twins's regular-season winning percentage (.525) was the lowest ever for a World Series Champion.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/6300250083   (713 words)

  
 1987 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Their opponents, the American League's Twins were making their first Series debut (in their own house) and posted the best home-field record in the Major Leagues (56-25).
On October 24, 1987, Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins tied the World Series record for runs scored in a single series game.
Frank Viola won both variations of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award thanks largely in part to his performance during the clutch.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1987ws.shtml   (1251 words)

  
 World Series of Poker - TV Wiki - a Wikia wiki
The original World Series of Poker was started in 1969 by Tom Moore of San Antonio, Texas, at the Holiday Hotel and Casino in Reno and was an invitational event.
The set of tournaments that the World Series of Poker (WSOP) would evolve into was the brainchild of Las Vegas casino owner and poker player Benny Binion, as well as his two sons Jack and Ted.
With the exception of winners of the World Series Of Poker Main Event satellite tournaments (who automatically win a spot in the main event), all remaining players (including former champions, celebrities, and professional poker players) must supply the $10,000 buy-in, in order to participate.
tv.wikia.com /wiki/World_Series_of_Poker   (717 words)

  
 Baseball Direct - Ultimate online source for baseball videos, books & calendars
The official MLB highlight film of the '52 World Series, along with a World Series preview of the NL champion Dodgers, and a short wrap-up of the World Series produced by a national sports news service.
The 1975 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox is treasured by baseball fans as one of the most exciting in history.
This was the first trip to the World Series for the Angels, and the first since 1989 for the Giants, both wildcards this year.
www.baseballdirect.com /world2.html   (3267 words)

  
 1987 World Series Game 1: St. Louis Cardinals (0-0) @ Minnesota Twins (0-0) « Coffeyville Whirlwind
After three innings of play in the first World Series game ever in the Metrodome, the Twins actually trailed 1-0.
He is now the proud holder of the first World Series grand slam since 1970, and, more importantly, his team is three wins away from the biggest prize.
I was caught up in the series for sure, but don’t remember watching most of it (it may have been on past my bedtime…).
coffeyvillewhirlwind.wordpress.com /2007/04/21/1987-world-series-game-1-st-louis-cardinals-0-0-minnesota-twins-0-0   (602 words)

  
 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
While St. Louis entered the Series with manpower problems -- slugger Jack Clark was disabled because of an ankle injury and a rib ailment would curtail Terry Pendleton's playing time -- many so-called experts still favored the Cardinals because of their postseason experience, pitching depth, speed and year-long knack of overcoming injuries.
And wouldn't you know it, the World Series would begin in the AL champion's home park and four games would be played at that site if the fall classic were to go the distance.
In the Series opener, Minnesota's Dan Gladden capped a seven-run fourth inning with a bases-loaded home run off reliever Bob Forsch and Steve Lombardozzi cracked a two-run homer against Forsch in the fifth.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1987.html   (1181 words)

  
 Twins make World Series exciting
In only their fifth year after the move west from Washington, D.C., the Twins clashed with the Dodgers in the 1965 World Series and wound up surprising many by easily defeating future Hall of Fame pitchers Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax in the first two games at Metropolitan Stadium.
The 1987 World Series between the Twins and Cardinals brought new meaning to the term "home-field advantage." Now that Minnesota called the five-year-old Metrodome home, it was also the first time that World Series games were played indoors.
The series shifted to Atlanta, where in the bottom of the 12th of Game 3, Braves second baseman Mark Lemke's two-out RBI single broke a 4-4 deadlock.
minnesota.twins.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/min/y2004/m10/d26/c905591.jsp   (1014 words)

  
 DVD review of Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series' Collector's Edition - DVDTOWN.com
The 1987 Twins, by contrast, were outscored 806-786 during the regular season and finished in the bottom half of the AL in both runs scored and runs allowed.
In 1987, Kirby was at his very best, hitting.332 (4th in the league) with power (28 homers) and finished 3rd in AL MVP voting.
The 1987 Twins also hold the honor of the worst road record of any World Series winner, a stunning (and stinking) 29-52 during the regular season.
www.dvdtown.com /reviews/minnesotatwins1987worldseriescollectorsedition/4474   (710 words)

  
 Articles - 1987 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Their offensive output of nine hits was closer to the Twins' output, but the home team burst out to an early lead with a six-run fourth inning, generating all the offence that starting pitcher Bert Blyleven needed to win the game.
The Series returned to the Metrodome with the Twins facing elimination (a position they would find themselves in once more four years later against the Atlanta Braves).
The 1987 Minnesota Twins became only the second team to have at least two grand slams in a single World Series (the 1956 New York Yankees are the other).
www.gaple.com /articles/1987_World_Series   (1094 words)

  
 Baseball Direct - #1 online source for baseball videos, books & calendars
The 1987 World Series was the first to be played indoors and the raucous Twins fans did everything they could to blow the roof off the Metrodome.
The official World Series films of the A's world championships of 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1989.
In 1987, the Twins nipped the Cards in seven games in the first Series where some games were played indoors.
www.baseballdirect.com /worldsets.html   (1343 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - 2002 MLB Post Season - World Series Archive
And if you're a baseball purist, mop your brow and admit that the World Series actually survived, even though four games were played indoors and, for the first time in its 84 years, the Series winner failed to win a game on the road.
In the World Series they were having to make do without Clark and with only the lefthand-hitting half of switch-hitter Terry Pendleton, who would not play third base at all because of a rib injury.
He had been in six league championship series and one other World Series, and now he was only one win away from his first Series ring.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/features/wsarchive/1987.html   (3980 words)

  
 The Baseball Guru's World Series Videos
The 2000 World Series, otherwise known as the "Subway Series," was the first intra-city matchup since 1956.
When they write the story of the 1996 World Series, don't be surprised if they write about the heart of a champion.
Ever wonder what goes on in a World Series game when the ace relief pitcher is on the mound and the big slugger is at the plate.
baseballguru.com /b_video.html   (1371 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Sports (Whirled Series)
This movie came out in 1987, ten years before the Marlins did actually win the world series.
This broadcast inspires Marty to buy a sports almanac and take it back to the past with him so that he can make accurate bets on future sporting events, but the contents of the almanac are not revealed in the film.
The broadcast shown in the film merely pokes some light-hearted fun at the ongoing futility of the Chicago Cubs, who haven't played in a World Series since 1945 (or won a World Series since 1908).
www.snopes.com /sports/baseball/bttf2.asp   (726 words)

  
 Twins Killings | MVN - Most Valuable Network » Blog Archive » 1987 World Series DVD Giveaway
The three (3) highest scores will receive a DVD set.  In the event of a tie, the winner(s) will be picked randomly from the tied participants.  I’ll announce the winners over the weekend and I’ll get in contact with them to make shipping or pickup arrangements.
The Twins and Cardinals both posted sub-.500 records in 1986 and made the World Series in 1987.  When was the last time (prior to 1987) that two teams made the World Series after both finished under.500 the previous year?
When was the next time (after 1987) that two teams made the World Series after both finished under.500 the previous year?
mvn.com /mlb-twins/2007/03/20/1987-world-series-dvd-giveaway   (601 words)

  
 Baseball Almanac - World Series Menu
The inaugural World Series of 1903 was a resounding success and represented the first step in healing the bruised egos of both the veteran National and fledgling American Leagues.
Pittsburgh and Boston went head-to-head for eight games proving that great baseball between the two leagues was possible and that a merger would benefit the growth of the sport.
Surprisingly, Brush regretted the decision and later that year proposed to continue with the series as originally conceived.
www.scrabaseball.com /worldseries.htm   (231 words)

  
 1987 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Their opponents, the American League's Twins were making their first Series debut (in their own house) and posted the best home-field record in the Major Leagues (56-25).
Game 1 looked to be in the American League's favor as the Twins had a definite advantage over visiting teams who were not used to playing in the purist's nightmare known as the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome.
Their field may have been unsightly, but at least their '87 American League West, American League and World Series champion banners would always be dry.
baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1987ws.shtml   (1074 words)

  
 Rawlings WSBB-87 Official 1987 World Series Game Baseball 18.00 - WSBB-87   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This official and authentic baseball is identical to the ball used in the 1987 World Series, October 17 - October 25.
This is the 10th of the special edition World Series Game baseballs created by Rawlings.
When you are a serious like I am it is imperative that you be able to buy the best product.
www.blackwatersports.net /blackwatersports/28525_index.html   (889 words)

  
 Amazon.com: 1987 World Series - Minnesota Twins vs St Louis Cardinals: Video: Minnesota Twins,St Louis Cardinals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first time a World Series champion was crowned without winning a game on the road.
The 1987 World Series home video also includes: Minnesota's frenzied fans and the "Homer Hankies".
For this was the first world series ever to have the home team win every game.
www.amazon.com /1987-World-Minnesota-Twins-Cardinals/dp/6304964501   (578 words)

  
 World Series at Gifts For Baseball Fans
The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sport's postseason each October.
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy, as well as World Series rings.
The first two games of the series are played in the home ballpark of the team awarded home-field advantage; the next three are in the other team's ballpark, and the final two, if necessary, are back in the first team's ballpark.
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 1987 World Series Baseball. Rawlings World Series Baseballs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This official and authentic baseball is identical to the ball used in the 1987 World Series, October 17 - October 25.
The ball features The World Series logo in Blue, traditional red stitch and the printed signature of Peter Ueberroth, Commissioner of MLB.
This is the 10th of the special edition World Series Game baseballs created by Rawlings.
www.americansportscollectibles.com /1987worldseriesbaseball.html   (68 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Collector's Edition: DVD: Kirby Puckett,Kent Hrbek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Of course, never before had the Minnesota Twins won a World Series, and never would anyone have picked them to improve from a sub-.500 winning percentage to champions in just one season.
With a lineup powered by the hard-hitting foursome, a staff anchored by two starting aces and one in the bullpen, a manager whose calm was contagious, and rabid fans who nearly blew the roof off the home field, the Twins throttled baseball with an unmatched home field advantage.
Cardinals fans may want to own it too for historical purposes and footage of solid play by several of their stars at the time, although they should look to the 1982 or 2006 World Series for better highlights of their team.
www.amazon.com /Minnesota-Twins-1987-World-Collectors/dp/B000KJU1G4   (1452 words)

  
 WORLD SERIES 1982, 1985, 1987 Official Films on DVD - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, ...
With great coverage of tailgating at old County Stadium, rare footage of mic's up managers Harvey Kuenn and Whitey Herzog during meetings on the mound and arguments with the umpires, and some other great surprises, this is a true classic for fans of '80s baseball.
Then, on to the great Series moments, starting with Harmon Killebrew throwing out the first pitch, and the Homer Hanky-waving fanatics cheering on the Twins to two easy victories at the Metrodome; Ozzie Smith starting the St.
Louis phase of the series with his patented acrobatic flip, and unlikely heroes Tom Lawless and Curt Ford helping the Cards to a three-game home sweep; and Minnesota completing baseball's only home-team-wins-all World Series with victories helped by Kent Hrbek's grand slam in Game 6, and Frank Viola's brilliance in Game 7.
www.sportsposterwarehouse.com /warehouse/ws82-85-87dvd.htm   (513 words)

  
 The Official Site of Major League Baseball: Video: Baseball's Best
It marked the first time that the home team won all of its games in a series.
It was also the first time that World Series games were played indoors, at Minnesota's Metrodome.
Minnesota grabbed a 2-0 lead in the series and then dropped the next three games, played in St. Louis.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/baseballs_best/mlb_bb_gamepage.jsp?story_page=bb_87ws_gm7_stlmin   (615 words)

  
 1987 World Series Results
Seventh-inning doubles by Lou Whitaker, Larry Herndon and Chet Lemon, and a single by Alan Trammell, gave the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the 1987 World Series.
The Cardinals held off elimination by scoring in the 11th on a single by Tommy Herr off Detroit reliever Mark Thurmond, driving in Jose Oquendo, who had been hit by a Mike Henneman pitch leading off the inning.
Dan Petry came in with the bases loaded and nobody out, and prevented any further damage, but the Tigers were unable to score in their half despite a leadoff double by Chet Lemon.
www.revisionistbaseball.com /1987/World_Series.htm   (363 words)

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