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 World Series Summary
The term "World Series" was first coined for a nine-game series between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates, an informal outgrowth of a 1903 "peace treaty" signed between the two competing "major" baseball leagues, the 27-year-old National League (N.L.) and the upstart 2-year-old American League (A.L.).
Despite its name, the World Series is not a "world championship" in the same sense as the FIFA World Cup or the Cricket World Cup because it is not between national teams, but is limited to Major League Baseball teams, which represent individual cities and states (currently of the United States and Canada only).
One of these series at the end of 1903 was a meeting between the two pennant winners and is known as the 1903 World Series.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: World Series
Many believe that the name World Series is American hype or arrogance, but the truth is that the Series was named after the New York World newspaper who sponsored the title games in the early part of the century.
The "Temple Cup" championship series, as it became known, was held for the four years between 1894 and 1897, after which a lack of fan interest resulted in its termination and the return of the cup to its donor.
When the World Series between the National and American leagues began in 1903, the owners borrowed the name from the world championship series held in the 1880s between the National League and the American Association.
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 1991 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League.
The 1991 World Series was ranked by ESPN to be the best ever played [1], with five of its games being decided by a single run, four games decided in the final at-bat and three games going into extra innings.
The 1991 World Series was notable for its series of grueling contests, five of its games being decided by two or fewer runs and three running into extra innings (the third game, a twelve-inning marathon which ended when Twins manager Tom Kelly ran out of pitchers).
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 Youth Radio
Even though the 2001 World Series did reach a decisive Game 7, any true baseball fan could tell that the Yankees were completely overmatched.
The 1996 World Series was one for the ages, pitting the Cleveland Indians against the Florida Marlins.
A World Series that featured three extra-inning games, five games decided by one run and four games won in the final at-bat, it ended with Morris going the distance with his famous gem.
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 ESPN Classic - 1991 World Series had it all
Kirby Puckett pumping his fist as he circled the bases after his 11th-inning home run off Charlie Leibrandt was one of the greatest moments in World Series history and it wasn't even the most memorable performance of the series.
The 1975 series had the better cast, with four future Hall of Famers (Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez), plus Pete Rose, but it couldn't compare to 1991's plot, the most improbable script that didn't originate with someone at Industrial Light and Magic.
Had the 1991 World Series been played in New York or Boston or down the block from Doris Kearns Goodwin, it would be regarded as the best series of all time, hands down.
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 1991 World Series
The first time it happened was 1987, a series that also featured the Twins.
It was almost certainly the most unlikely World Series Championship matchup ever, as the Twins and Braves became the first two teams in Major League Baseball history to go from last to first in the space of one season.
The first three innings were scoreless, but then the Braves hammered five Minnesota pitchers for 14 runs, on their way to a 14-5 triumph and a 3-2 edge in the Series.
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 World Series Game Baseball History, History Of The World Series Games.
Before the birth of the World Series in 1903, there were other postseason championships that took place as early as 1884.
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged between the champions of the older National League (founded in 1876) and the American League.
Identical to the ball used during the 2005 world series.
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 1991 World Series by Baseball Almanac
As the Series moved outdoors to the park of the National League champions, Twins manager Tom Kelly was quoted as saying that "managing without the designated-hitter rule was right up there with rocket science".
Jack Morris won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award due to his stunning pitching performance throughut the Series and his extra inning complete game shutout during Game 7.
Game 6 could easily be called the turning point in the series as the Atlanta Braves were up by one and pitching strong.
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 baseball tickets and mlb tickets including mlb game tickets and baseball game tickets
The amazing Arizona Diamondbacks got their first World Series in 2001 after being in the league a mere four years.
Simply put, World Series tickets give you a chance to witness history, to be there in the ballpark when unforgettable events occur.
Louis was swept by the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 World Series.
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 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.
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 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
While the 1992 World Series between the Braves and Toronto Blue Jays might have fallen just short of equaling the 1991 Series for sheer excitement, it was real close.
This time, the Series participants engaged in four one-run games out of the six -- and the decisive game was an 11-inning thrill-o-rama that for taut drama would be difficult to top.
Another pinch-hitter, Francisco Cabrera, tried to match his NL Championship Series heroics -- it was his two-run single that enabled the Braves to sew up the NL flag -- and he sent a scorching line drive to left field.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1992.html   (1217 words)

 Answers to World Series Knoweldge Test
The three World Series MVPs to be honored for two different Fall Classics are Sandy Koufax (1963, '65), Bob Gibson (1964, '67) and Mr.
The mark for highest lifetime World Series batting average is held by the St. Louis Cardinals' Lou Brock, who batted a lofty.391 in three World Series (1964, '67, '68).
Martin led the 1969 Twins to the AL West title, the 1972 Tigers to the AL East title, the 1976 Yankees to the AL pennant, the 1977 Yanks to a World Series victory and the 1981 A's to the AL West title.
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 Fox also a World Series winner - Nov. 5, 2001
The World Series victory of the Arizona Diamondbacks was also cause for celebration at Fox, which saw the game capture the most viewers of any baseball game in a decade.
Last year's World Series between the Yankees and their cross-town rival the New York Mets only went five games, which hurt ratings because it did not provide as much drama to the best-of-seven contest.
The ratings for game six of the World Series on Saturday night, when the Diamondbacks jumped out to an early lead and put the game out of reach by the third inning, did a healthy 15.1 rating, capturing a quarter of viewers nationwide, according to the overnight ratings.
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 "World Series - 1991"
Tension at the plate was palpable all through the series.
Without a doubt, however, the story of this series was its pitching.
Steve Avery lived a moment which will never be known except in the dreams of most people who ever gripped a baseball across the seams, icing 14 batters in a row in the fifth game of the World Series.
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 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Smith, playing with a record fourth team in Series play, led off the Braves' eighth with a single to right field and Terry Pendleton followed with a drive to deep left-center, a smash that bounced off the wall and seemed certain to snap the tie.
Pinch-hitter Gene Larkin then drove the ball to left-center, over a drawn-in outfield, and the Twins were 1-0 winners and World Series champions for the second time in five seasons.
Demonstrating little aptitude for things scientific, Kelly used all of his position players by the end of the 11th inning of a 4-4 game and had to employ relief pitcher Rick Aguilera as a pinch-hitter with the bases loaded in the 12th.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1991.html   (1080 words)

 Historic Baseball : Atlanta Braves had miracle season in 1991, fell one game short in World Series
The Braves won the Division Championship in 1991, beginning a string of consecutive division titles that would be broken in 2006.
The Braves began their run to the World Series with a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates for the National League Championship.
The Braves' opponents in the World Series were the Minnesota Twins, another team that had finished the previous season in last place in its division.
www.historicbaseball.com /teams/1991braves.html   (387 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.
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 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.
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 Amazon.com: 1991 World Series - Minnesota Twins vs Atlanta Braves: Video: Minnesota Twins,Atlanta Braves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
It was the story of two last-place baseball teams who, one year later, found themselves playing in perhaps the greatest World Series of all time, one in which both teams were underdogs.
In 1991 the Minnesota Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves in seven games during on of the greatest World Series ever played.
But the 1991 Fall Classic was still very, very special and NOTHING could top that seventh game, not even what happened in Arizona this year.
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 World Series Logos on LogoServer
All logos are intended for use as an educational and historical tool.
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.
World Series related links which are high quality and verified appear below in alphabetical order:
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 World Series Almanac : 1906   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
he 1906 Series was a major mismatch since it featured two clubs from the same city.
The White Sox were known as “the Hitless Wonders” due to their.230-team batting average but managed to win the Series opener by 2-1.
The Yankees out-hit the Cubs and took home the most coveted World Series title.
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 1991 World Series of Poker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1991 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.
World Poker Tour (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5) --- European Poker Tour (1 - 2) --- Late Night Poker (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6)
World Heads-Up --- National Heads-Up --- Ultimate Poker Challenge (1 - 2 - 3) --- VC Cup --- Grand Prix
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 Amazon.com: 1991 World Series: Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves: Video: Twins,Braves,Ernie Harwell,Kirby Puckett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Sorry to everybody who hasn't seen this movie, because that is somewhat inside, but to those of you who have, I'm sure you also appreciate the awesomeness of all of those moments.
ESPN has rated this the #1 World Series of all time (http://espn.go.com/swf/mlb/anniversary/worldseries_100.html), and for good reason, too.
I was only a 10-year-old child in 1991, but as a born and raised Minnesotan, and with baseball being the only thing I lived for (even at that age), I didn't miss a game of this World Series.
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 1991 World Series Baseball. Rawlings World Series Baseballs
This official and authentic baseball is identical to the ball used in the 1991 World Series, October 19 - October 27.
The ball features The World Series logo in Blue, traditional red stitch, and the printed signature of Francis T. Vincent Jr., Commissioner of MLB.
This is the 14th of the special edition World Series Game baseballs created by Rawlings.
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 Champ Car > Sponsors | Bridgestone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Yet it’s the benefits derived from this demanding challenge that fuel Bridgestone’s participation in Champ Car World Series, and why the world-famous brand again is the Presenting Sponsor in 2005.
The new operating team mixed the best of both worlds, literally and figuratively, with success most evident on racetracks.
The following year, Bridgestone claimed the first of what are now seven consecutive world driver’s and constructor’s championships in the prestigious series.
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 World Series Almanac : 1937   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Not only this, the National League's Giants also retrieved to contend in the Fall Classic championship against their cross-town rivals.
Mel Ott hit a long two-run in the third inning, but the Yankees scored twice in the fifth inning to take a 4-2 Series culminating triumph.
The Yankees ace Joe DeMaggio also hit 4 RBIs and Mel Ott permitted 3 RBIs in the Series.
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